‘Every Song is Different': Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Talks New Album [VIDEO]

Joe Elliot recently went on to VH1’s “That Metal Show” to discuss Def Leppard’s new album: ‘It’s all over the place. Every song is different from every other song. We’ve always aimed at that. We hit it for the first time on Hysteria, where we’d done an album that allowed us to go in any direction we wanted to — it wasn’t just purely hard rock or metal.’

Def Leppard will also be going on tour later this summer. You can catch them at The Starlight Theater in Kansas City with Styx and Tesla on August 11.

HBO Releases Extended Trailer for 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Special [VIDEO]

Today, HBO released an extended trailer of the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which the channel will air on May 30th. The clip includes interviews with Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and other new inductees; performers John Legend, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Walsh and Zac Brown also pop up to pay tribute to their heroes.

New footage includes Paul McCartney celebrating his Beatles bandmate Starr with his typical droll humor, which Starr mirrors in his interview with HBO. “You can’t get in until 25 years after you’ve had your first hit. Well I’m way passed that,” he cracks. “But here we are. Peace and love.” Joan Jett is also feted by Miley Cyrus, who thanks the Runaways star for “fighting for our freedom.” After, Jett notes that the ceremony (and her celebrity-packed superjam) brought her “back to the days when everyone was saying, ‘Girls can’t play rock and roll.'”

The 2015 ceremony, which was held on April 18 at Cleveland’s Public Hall, inducted Starr, Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, and included collaborative performances by Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder, Beck, Karen O and more. Grohl, Cyrus, Tommy James and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts jammed to “Crimson & Clover” and Wonder, Legend and Bill Withers played “Lean On Me,” according to Rolling Stone.

Watch the full, extended trailer above.


In the spirit of Mother’s Day yesterday, Halestorm revealed their new lyric video for their song “Dear Daughter.” The song and video have a powerful and uplifting message, accompanied by a piano-driven melody.

You can catch Halestorm at Rockfest in Kansas City on May 30 alongisde Rob Zombie, Volbeat, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless and plenty more.

Godsmack Teams Up With US Military For Video Release

Godsmack is doing a campaign with the U.S. military for their new single, “What’s Next?”

The campaign will be about raising awareness to help out homeless veterans and military members who suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder.)

Godsmack’s music was used for six years in recruiting videos for the Navy.

“What’s Next?” is on the band’s latest album, “1000hp” which came out last August.


Former Three Days Grace Frontman Adam Gontier Forms Group With Staind, Finger Eleven Players

Former Three Days Grace lead singer Adam Gontier teamed up with Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, former Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe and bassist Corey Lowery to form the supergroup Saint Asonia.

The lineup hasn’t been confirmed but a 38 second trailer featuring Mushok and Gontier was released. The clip hints at something arriving on May 16th, possibly a single.

The video states the group has combined for 25 top 10 rock singles and 17 number one hit songs.

Gontier left Three Days Grace in 2012 while Staind hasn’t released an album since 2011.



It seems Tool’s follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days is moving along after Tool finally settled a multi-year law suit last month. Adam Jones posted pictures and videos to Instagram to prove that’s true.

The first picture shows 10,000 Days engineer Joe Barresi behind a mixing board. The second posting is a video showing Adam Jones playing a “strange” string of notes, possibly giving us a taste of what’s to come.

In an interview in March, Adam Jones said there is one track finished and 10 still in the works.

*A little taste ~ Mixing a would be jam with Evil Joe Barresi. ~ #Tool

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*A little taste ~ Mixing a would be jam with Evil Joe Barresi. ~ #Tool

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Black Sabbath Announce 2016 Farewell Tour

Ozzy Osbourne announced Black Sabbath will begin their farewell tour in 2016. Ozzy hasn’t released any details on the final tour at this time and admitted things could change.

Ozzy is doing several solo shows this year and will continue his solo career when Sabbath calls it quits. The band also wants to do one more studio album.


Motorhead’s Pulling Out of Brazilian Festival Saturday is Latest in Series of Health Related Cancelations

Motorhead called off its appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival in Brazil when frontman Lemmy Kilmister became ill just hours before they were to take the stage on Saturday.

Media reports said Lemmy was suffering from gastric distress and dehydration. He was to undergo tests at a local hospital. Saturday’s episode isn’t the first health issue for Lemmy, now 69. Motorhead, for instance, had to cancel a series of shows in early 2014; there were missed dates in 2013, as well.

‘He’s been up and down — he’s got a really bad diabetic problem and it changes on a daily basis,’ Motorhead manager Todd Singerman said early last year. ‘A lot of it is fighting the bad habits, the things he’s not supposed to do any more. He’s stopped smoking, but he probably sneaks Jack and Coke here and there — he’d be lying if he said he’d stopped.’

Two different groups rushed to fill in today at the Monsters of Rock festival. Guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee, both bandmates of Lemmy’s, were to take part in a loose jam at Sao Paulo’s Arena Anhembi with members of Sepultura and others. Judas Priest was also reportedly set to play an extra 30 minutes in their subsequent slot.

Ozzy Osbourne closed out the Saturday schedule of performers. The slate for Sunday (April 26) included Kiss, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steel Panther and others.