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Metallica’s 1991 self-titled No. 1 album has jumped back into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in nearly three decades.
Metallica (often referred to as the ‘Black Album’ because of its stark black cover) was reissued in a bunch of formats ten days ago to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its original release.
— billboard (@billboard) September 19, 2021
The ‘Black Album’ is currently sitting at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S.
You can only pick one — what is the best song on the ‘Black Album’?
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry won’t be “Cryin'” once he sells his Massachusetts farm.
Perry is looking to sell his 7-acre Brook Haven Farm for $4.5 million!
— Puebla Bienes Raíces (@puebienesraices) September 19, 2021
Located in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the farm includes a 14-room mansion and a guitar-shaped pool.
The property is close to Duxbury beaches and not too far from Boston.
Would you buy a rock star’s home if you had the money? Which rock star would you like to buy a home from?
Former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham recently hinted that his ex-bandmate and lover Stevie Nicks is still not over him.
“There were a number of years where I wasn’t over her,” Buckingham told The Times. “It is possible that she has never been completely over me either.”
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) September 19, 2021
Buckingham explained that his and Nicks’ breakup right before the success of the album ‘Rumours’ made things difficult and never gave them the chance to heal.
“That is not a healthy thing to do because those little compartments can remain sealed up for years until things start seeping out when you don’t realize,” said Buckingham.
Do you think Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham still need to heal from their breakup? Have you ever had a problem getting over an ex?
David Lee Roth says he’ll be returning to Las Vegas soon.
The former Van Halen frontman told Us Weekly he’s planning a special New Year’s show in Las Vegas – though it hasn’t officially been announced.
Roth launched a Vegas residency in January of last year, but had to postpone the second run of dates due to the pandemic.
Have you ever seen a Vegas show?
A new Guns N’ Roses song may be on the way.
The tune is called “Hard Skool” and it will reportedly be released soon.
Guns N’ Roses fazendo a passagem de som de ‘Hard Skool’. Há expectativa da música finalmente ser tocada hoje… pic.twitter.com/3Fmu0AK9co
— Guns N’ Roses News (@gnrnewsbrasil) August 27, 2021
The song was originally recorded during the band’s “Chinese Democracy” era but didn’t make the album.
A photo of a young G N’ R fan with singer Axl Rose also recently surfaced on Twitter with the caption, “A fan met Axl Rose after the second Guns N’ Roses show in Atlantic City, NJ last night. She said he invited her backstage and they had a beer together. She also said she asked him about Hard Skool. He played the song for her and said they are releasing it soon.”
Are you interested in new GN’R music or are you happy just hearing the old stuff?
Brian May has finally found a guitarist capable of matching his talents… younger Brian May.
The Queen guitarist has released a new video for his song “Back to the Light”, in which the 74-year-old plays a duet with his younger self from 1993.
May said he felt “affectionate” looking back at “me 30 years ago, a young man with no idea of the incredible journey that was still to come”.
The video made its debut on Friday and is currently up on May’s YouTube page.
If you could hang out with your younger self, what would you do?
It’s not the “End Of The Road” for KISS just yet. The band is picking back up their farewell tour today in Irvine, California.
KISS hit some road bumps a few shows into their “End of the Road” trek after founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons came down with COVID-19. But after their 10-day quarantine and a green light from their doctors, they’re ready to get back to it.
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December 29, 31, 2021
January 1, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, 2022
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— KISS (@kiss) September 8, 2021
The band has also rescheduled five of the eight shows they had postponed. Check out some of the tour dates below.
KISS “End Of The Road” Tour Dates
September 9th: Irvine, California – FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 10th: Mountain View, California – Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 12th: Wheatland, California – Toyota Amphitheatre
September 17th: Ridgefield, Washington – Sunlight
September 18th: George, Washington – The Gorge
September 21st: Boise, Idaho – Taco Bell
September 22nd: Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA
September 23rd: Sparks, Nevada – Nugget Event Center
September 25th: Chula Vista, California – North Island
September 26th: Phoenix, Arizona – Desert Sky
Rescheduled Tour Dates
October 10th: Atlanta, Georgia – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
October 13th: Burgettstown, Pennsylvania – The Pavilion at Star Lake
October 15th: Clarkston, Michigan – DTE Energy Music Theatre
October 16th: Tinley Park, Illinois – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
October 17th: Dayton, Ohio – Wright State University Nutter Center
Frank Hannon is talking about his fight with the coronavirus.
The Tesla guitarist says his recovery was difficult and revealed he woke up with a fever of 102 and could “hardly breathe” on the day the band was set to leave on tour.
— UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) September 8, 2021
He tested positive for Covid and says he couldn’t move for a week because of the pain.
Hannon also claims he “waited too long” to get vaccinated, and is now urging music fans to “come together” and help end the ongoing pandemic by getting the vaccine.
He explained, “I’ll be honest, I listened to too many opinions that weren’t qualified. That’s a big mistake that’s happening in the world today. I paid the price for it. I ended up getting it too late, too close to the tour when we were supposed to leave and I got sick.”
Do you know anyone who has changed their mind about the vaccine? Why did they change?
Friday is going to be a happy day for Metallica fans.
Just two more days until the band’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as part of their 30th-anniversary celebration of the ‘Black Album’ — the same day the remastered ‘Black Album’ also comes out.
The band hasn’t appeared on the show in 5 years.
Metallica promised a few surprises, too.
The ‘Black Album’ will be available in multiple formats including a deluxe box set, double vinyl LP, and a three-CD expanded edition.
If forced to pick, what’s your least favorite song from the ‘Black Album’?