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Jun222018

Iggy Pop releasing new EP with electronic duo Underworld

ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Pop is teaming up with electronic duo Underworld to release a new EP. The four-track collection, titled Teatime Dub Encounters, will arrive on July 27.

Teatime Dub Encounters features a new song called "I'll See Big," which features Pop giving a spoken-word performance about friendship over a minimalist beat. You can grab the track now via digital platforms.

Pop and Underworld previously teamed up for the song "Bells & Circles," which was released in May.

Here's the Teatime Dub Encounters track list:

"Bells & Circles"
"Trapped"
"I'll See Big"
"Get Your Shirt"

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Friday
Jun222018

Upcoming Elvis Presley gospel album combines archival vocals and newly recorded musical performances

RCA/Legacy RecordingsA unique, new Elvis Presley album titled Where No One Stands Alone celebrating the late rock 'n' roll legend's love of gospel music will be released August 10. The 14-track collection features archival vocal performances by Presley paired with new instrumental and vocal accompaniment recorded by well-known musicians and backing singers who worked with Elvis in the studio or onstage.

Where No One Stands Alone's title track is a specially created duet between Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who co-produced the album.

"It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my father," Lisa Marie writes in her notes for the record. "The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. I'm certain that the lyrics spoke to my father in much the same way."

Among the backing vocalists who contributed to the album are Darlene Love, Dr. Cissy Houston and members of Presley's backing-vocal groups The Imperials and The Stamps.

Among the songs featured on Where No One Stands Alone are updated versions of Elvis' 1965 hit "Crying in the Chapel," the Leiber & Stoller-penned gospel rocker "Saved," the classic ballad "You'll Never Walk Alone" and the traditional hymn "Amazing Grace."

Where No One Stands Alone is available for pre-order on CD, digitally and vinyl LP. In addition, a limited-edition blue-vinyl LP and a cassette version of the album can be purchased exclusively at the Graceland online store.

In related news, a special "Where No One Stands Alone" concert event will be held August 11 as part of the Elvis Week 2018 celebration at Graceland. Lisa Marie will be participating in the show. Visit ElvisWeek.com for more details.

Here's the full Where No One Stands Alone track list:

"I've Got Confidence"
"Where No One Stands Alone" -- with Lisa Marie Presley
"Saved"
"Crying in the Chapel"
"So High"
"Stand by Me"
"Bosom of Abraham"
"How Great Thou Art"
"I, John"
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
"He Touched Me"
"In the Garden"
"He Is My Everything"
"Amazing Grace"

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Friday
Jun222018

Metallica's Kirk Hammett feels "weird vindication" over fighting for guitar solos on "St. Anger"

ABC/Randy HolmesThe recording of Metallica's 2003 album St. Anger was fraught with intra-band drama, as documented in the film Some Kind of Monster. One of the many points of contention among the band members was the absence of guitar solos on the album, an idea guitarist Kirk Hammett was against. Speaking now with Metal Hammer, Hammett stands by his argument that St. Anger should have had solos.

"I guess it was appropriate for the time, but looking back, it doesn't seem so appropriate to me now!" Hammett says.

"I will always object to that, but I think the message was driven home after that album, that solos are needed in Metallica!" he continues. "People look forward to hearing them. So for me there was a weird vindication."

Luckily, there are plenty of solos on Metallica's most recent album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. The metal legends will kick off a U.S. tour in support of the album in September.

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Friday
Jun222018

Billy Joel to host $5,000-per-ticket fundraiser for his pal, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Credit: Kevin MazurIf you're a famous rock star, and one of your best friends is running for political office, of course you're going to host a fundraiser for the guy, right?

The New York Post's Page Six section reports that Billy Joel is having a few very well-heeled people over to his place on July 12 to raise money for the re-election campaign of his good buddy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. According to Page Six, the event will take place at Joel's Long Island estate, and tickets range from $5,000 to $7,500 per person.

For that price, you'll get a dinner with "local food and beverages," as well as a private concert by the Piano Man. The more expensive ticket also gets you "priority seating."

Joel and Cuomo are such good pals that the governor officiated at Billy's wedding to his current wife, Alexis, in 2015. Joel also performed at a fundraiser for Cuomo in 2013, and the two have done a number of charity events together. Cuomo is facing a challenge in the Democratic primary from former Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon.

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Friday
Jun222018

Third Eye Blind takes on Queens of the Stone Age & more on new covers EP

Harmony Gerber/Getty ImagesThird Eye Blind is releasing a covers EP titled Thanks for Everything on August 24. The seven-track collection includes the "Semi-Charmed Life" rockers' take on the Queens of the Stone Age song "In the Fade."

Thanks for Everything includes covers of songs by Bon Iver, Babyshambles, Santigold, Chastity Belt, Tim Buckley and Happy Diving.

In addition to appearing on a Third Eye Blind covers EP, "In the Fade," which originally appeared on QotSA's 2000 album Rated R, inspired the name of the 2017 German film In the Fade, starring Diane Kruger. Frontman Josh Homme composed the score for the movie.

Here's the Thanks for Everything track list:

"10" (Happy Diving)
"F*** Forever" (Babyshambles)
"This Isn't Our Parade" (Santigold)
"Song of the Siren" (Tim Buckley)
"Joke" (Chastity Belt)
"In the Fade" (Queens of the Stone Age)
"Blood Band" (Bon Iver)

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Friday
Jun222018

Nonpoint announces new album, "X"; listen to two tracks now 

Spinefarm RecordsNonpoint will release a new album titled X on August 24. As a preview of the record, the Florida rockers have shared new songs, "Dodge Your Destiny" and "Chaos and Earthquakes," both of which are available now for digital download.

"I can already tell it's going to become a flagship record for us," says lead vocalist Elias Soriano of X. "Watching people's reactions when we play them the new music tells me that we have created something that is going to move crowds and may even redefine us. It's the year of the X."

X is the follow-up to 2016's The Poison Red, which features the single "Generation Idiot."

Here's the X track list:

"Empty Batteries"
"Chaos and Earthquakes"
"Fix This"
"Crashing"
"Passive Aggressive"
"Dodge Your Destiny"
"Wheel Against Will"
"Milestone"
"Feel the Way I Feel"
"Position One"

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Friday
Jun222018

Will Cardi B’s “I Like It” dethrone Drake's “Nice for What” as the number one song? 

Raven VeronaCardi B is making money moves to dethrone Drake and replace him at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Cardi’s “I Like it” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin is currently number three, and is challengingDrake’s “Nice for What” which is currently number one and has been at the top of the chart for seven non-consecutive weeks

If “I Like It” reaches number one, it would be Cardi’s second chart-topping hit following her debut solo single, “Bodak Yellow,” which was number one for three weeks last October.

Nielsen Music projects that “I Like It” will finish this week with 35 million streams in the United States, as well as 25,000 downloads. The song is also competing for the top spot with Post Malone’s “Psycho” featuring Ty Dolla $ign which is currently number two,

Cardi also holds the number four position as the featured artist on Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” which is right behind another Drake track, “God’s Plan, which is number four.

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Friday
Jun222018

Billy Joel to host $5,000-per-ticket fundraiser for his pal, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Kevin MazurIf you're a famous rock star, and one of your best friends is running for office, of course you're going to host a fundraiser for the guy, right?

The New York Post reports that Billy Joel is having a few very well-heeled people over to his place on July 12 to raise money for the re-election campaign of his good buddy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.  According to the Post, the event will take place at Billy's Long Island estate, and tickets range from $5000 to $7500 per person.

For that price, you'll get a dinner with "local food and beverages," as well as a private concert by Billy.  The more expensive ticket also gets you "priority seating."

Billy and Cuomo are such good pals that the governor officiated at Billy's wedding to his current wife, Alexis, in 2015.  Billy also performed at a fundraiser for Cuomo in 2013, and the two have done a number of charity events together.  Cuomo is facing a challenge in the Democratic primary from former Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon.

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Friday
Jun222018

Wanna Be That Song: Brett Eldredge brings the CMA Songwriters Series to his home state

ABC/Image Group LA Illinois native Brett Eldredge is taking the CMA Songwriters Series to Chicago.

"The Long Way" hitmaker will lead the latest show in the series on Tuesday, July 24 at Joe's Bar on Weed Street. Songwriters Ross CoppermanTom Douglas, and Jordan Reynolds will join Brett to take turns telling stories and singing their songs.

All four have cuts on Brett's latest, self-titled album. Brett, Ross and Jordan helped produce the project as well.

Tickets are on sale now at JoesBar.com and will run you $40 for general admission.

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Friday
Jun222018

Xscape and Migos honored at ASCAP Rhythm and Blues Awards

DeWayne Rogers/Monami EntertainmentXscape and Migos were the special award winners at the 2018 ASCAP Rhythm and Blues AwardsThursday night in Los Angeles.

Jermaine Dupri, who discovered Xscape, presented the group with the Golden Note Award for extraordinary career achievement. The ladies closed the show with a performance of their greatest hits, including "Who Can I Run To," "Understanding" and "Just Kickin' It."

Migos received the Vanguard Award for “expanding hip-hop's sonic palette with their boundary-breaking creativity.”

Quavo from Migos tied with Gucci Mane for Songwriter of the Year. His compositions include "Good Drank" which he recorded with Gucci and 2 Chainz, and "Bad and Boujee” which Migos recorded with Lil Uzi Vert. 

Gucci Mane’s writing credits include “Black Beatles” which he recorded with Rae Sremmurd, and "Both" which he recorded with Drake

2 Chainz, Timbaland, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Yo GottiDej Loaf, Erica Campbell, Sevyn Streeter, and Kevin Gates were among the artists attending the event.

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Friday
Jun222018

Deep thoughts with Chris Lane: "Drunk People" do dumb things

Big Loud If you've ever had a drunken booty call, don't worry about it. That's the message of Chris Lane's new track, "Drunk People," the latest preview of his Laps Around the Sun album, which arrives July 13.

"Drunk people do dumb things/They pick it up when the phone rings/Saying things that they don't mean/Like I want you bad/The keys under the mat," the North Carolina native sings on his sophomore album.

"Yeah they forget about the heartbreak/Never think about the next day/'Til it's too late, you can't take it back now/But it's okay, don't let it get you down/Drunk people do dumb things," he concludes in the chorus.

"Drunk People" is available to stream or download now, or you can check out an audio-only version on YouTube.

The lead single from Laps Around the Sun, "Take Back Home Girl," is just one spot away from country's top ten.

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Friday
Jun222018

Snoop Dogg, Ledisi and Marsha Ambrosius added to list of performers at Sunday night’s BET Awards 

Courtesy BETSnoop Dogg, Ledisi and Marsha Ambrosius have been added to the list of performers for this Sunday night's BET Awards.

Other stars who'll be performing at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles include Nicki Minaj,Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Ella Mai2 Chainz, Big Sean, YG, Miguel, Jay Rock, Yolanda Adams, SiR, Tye Tribett and Sly Pyper

Jamie Foxx hosts the show and Anita Baker will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The list of presenters includes John Legend, Tyra BanksTerry Crews, T.I., Kevin Hart, LL Cool J, Chloe x Halle, Bobby Brown, Tyler Perry, Regina Hall, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick

DJ Khaled tops the list of nominees this year with six nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with five nominations. Migos and SZA are up for four awards.

The 2018 BET Awards air live Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The BET Experience weekend kicked off Thursday night with the first of three nightly concerts at the Staples Center featuring LL Cool J, NasLudacris, and Ne-Yo,

Chris Brown headlines Friday night on a bill with SZA, Ella Mai, and Teyana Taylor.

Saturday night, Rae SremmurdMeek Mill, and Lil Pump will be among the rappers taking over The Staples Center.

Here are the BET Awards music nominees: 

Album of the Year Award
Grateful, DJ Khaled
Culture II, Migos
CTRL, SZA
DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
4:44, Jay-Z
Black Panther: The Album, Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award
Beyoncé
Kehlani
H.E.R.
Rihanna
SZA

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Khalid
Daniel Caesar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
Cardi B
Rapsody
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Loaf

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Group Award
Chloe x Halle
A Tribe Called Quest
N.E.R.D.
Migos
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration Award
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B, "Finesse (Remix)"
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna, "Loyalty"
DJ Khaled feat. Future, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, "Top Off"
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage, "Bartier Cardi"
French Montana feat. Swae Lee, "Unforgettable" 

Video of the Year Award
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B, "Finesse (Remix)"
Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow"
Migos feat. Drake, "Walk It Talk It"
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"
Drake, "God's Plan"
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble"

Video Director of the Year Award
Ava Duvernay
Chris Brown
Director X
Dave Meyers
Benny Boom

Best New Artist Award
Goldlink
SZA
H.E.R.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
Daniel Caesar

Best International Act Award
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)?
Distruction Boyz (SA)
Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo)
J Hus (UK)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (UK)
Stormzy (UK)

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly, "I'll Find You"
Snoop Dogg feat. B Slade, "Words Arew Few"
Ledisi and Kirk Franklin, "If You Don't Mind"
Marvin Sapp, "Close"
Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj, "I'm Getting Ready" 

BET Her Award
Janelle Monaé, "Django Jane"
Lizzo, "Water Me"
Mary J. Blige, "Strength of a Woman"
Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown, "Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)"
Chloe x Halle, "The Kids Are Alright"
Leikeli47, "2nd Fiddle"

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award
Migos feat. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, "MotorSport" 
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble" 
Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow" 
Drake, "God's Plan"
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"
SZA feat. Travis Scott, "Love Galore"

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Friday
Jun222018

Report: Kelly Clarkson buys modern Cali farmhouse for $8.5 million

ABC/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson has purchased a farmhouse-style home in Encino, California for $8.5 million, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The newly-built two-story home features eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a chef’s kitchen – plenty of room for Kelly’s family including her two young kids, River Rose and Remy, and two stepchildren, Savannah and Seth, with husband Brandon Blackstock. The master suite has an oversized dressing room, a fireplace and a balcony overlooking the backyard.

The half-acre property also includes a wine cellar and a home theater, while the outdoor area is tricked out with a covered patio, a barbecue island and swimming pool.

Kelly also owns property in Nashville.

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Friday
Jun222018

Neil Diamond fans, get ready for another "Hot August Night"

Capitol/UMeNeil Diamond may have announced his retirement from the road, but fans can still enjoy him in concert this summer in the comfort of their own homes.

August 17 sees the release of Hot August Night III, a live concert package that documents Diamond's August 2012 concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The show marked the 40th anniversary of his celebrated Hot August Night live album, which was recorded at the same venue in 1972.

Hot August Night III will be released in a variety of configurations, including a double-CD collection, and two-CD/DVD and two-CD/Blu-ray sets. Digital and download options are also available.

The concert documented for the new package runs more than two hours and features 33 songs, while the DVD and Blu-ray also include behind-the-scenes footage.

The title Hot August Night comes from a lyric in Diamond's song "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show." The original album was recorded during Diamond's 1972 10-night stand at the Greek. In 1987, Diamond released a sequel live album, Hot August Night II.

Among the hits featured on Hot August Nights III: "I'm a Believer," "Hello Again," "Forever in Blue Jeans," "America," "Love on the Rocks, "Cracklin' Rosie," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" and, of course, "Sweet Caroline."

Here's the track listing for Hot August Night III:

Disc 1
Overture
"Soolaimon"
"Beautiful Noise"
"Forever in Blue Jeans"
"Love on the Rocks"
"Hello Again"
"September Morn"
"Play Me"
"Shilo"
"Red, Red Wine"
"You Got to Me"
"Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon"
"Thank the Lord for the Night Time"
"Cherry, Cherry"
"Kentucky Woman"
"Solitary Man"
"Glory Road"
"Chelsea Morning"
"I'm a Believer"
"Happy Birthday Rose"
"Cracklin' Rosie"

Disc 2
"And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind"
"Pretty Amazing Grace"
"We" 
"Stones"
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers"
"Holly Holy"
"Morningside" 
"Crunchy Granola Suite"
"Sweet Caroline"
"Sweet Caroline" -- Reprise
"I Am…I Said"
Walk Off
"America"
"Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show"
"I've Been This Way Before"
Walk Off  
Band Bows
Audience Exit

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Friday
Jun222018

Less stress, more success: How "Meant to Be" influenced Bebe Rexha's debut album 

ABC/Kelsey McNealIf you'd told Bebe Rexha last year that she'd spend most of 2018 holding down the #1 spot on the country chart, she wouldn't have believed you.  But the success of her Florida Georgia Linecollaboration, "Meant to Be," is just one of the little surprises that helped to inspire the title of her debut album Expectations, in stores today.

"My life in general, I’ve always expected things to go a certain way," Bebe tells ABC Radio. "And I always expected to, like, be married by now and have kids and I think just life is so unexpected."

"I never thought I would have a song with Florida Georgia Line, and have such an incredible country song, so life is just really interesting," she adds. "You don’t really know what’s gonna happen."

While Expectations is a pop album, Bebe says there are definitely a few tracks on it where "there's a little bit of bleeding in from the country world."

"I feel like I’ve been really inspired by it," she explains. "I feel like country music is very real and honest and raw and it’s like storytelling, and these are definitely, like, real things that have happened to me."

In fact, Bebe says she's enjoyed her experience in the country music world so much, "Meant to Be" probably won't be her last country collabo.

"I love the energy [of Nashville] and I just love the country community," she gushes. "There’s so much love, and it's kinda funny, but I feel like I have a little less stress when I write country music."

"It just feels so much more free...it’s so much more about the lyrics and the story and I love that," Bebe adds. "And it feels like, I dunno, like more therapeutic to me." 

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Friday
Jun222018

Morgan Evans is caught up in the whirlwind of 10 Cities in 10 Days

Warner Music NashvilleMorgan Evans is giving new meaning to the term “whirlwind tour” after kicking off his 10 Cities in 10 days trek Thursday night in Los Angeles.

"Thank you LA for making my first ever headline show in the US so much fuuuuuuuuun!!!" he tweeted on Friday. "See you guys in Denver tonight!"

The Australian singer heads for Manhattan, Kansas on Saturday, before making stops in Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas on Sunday and Monday. His debut single in the U.S., "Kiss Somebody," is currently in country's top ten. 

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Friday
Jun222018

Jim Jones arrested following police chase in Georgia

Prince Williams/WireImage Jim Jones was arrested early Thursday morning following a police chase in Coweta County, Georgia.

Jones was driving a Mercedes SUV and drifted several times into the emergency lane on Interstate 85, the Newhan Times-Herald reports. When Investigator Jeremy Wood pulled him over for a traffic stop, Jones sped away. After a brief pursuit, police pulled in front of him and his vehicle stopped upon hitting the police car.

Cops found a loaded Titan .25-caliber pistol, and a Ruger SR 9mm handgun reported stolen in March. Numerous pills were also discovered including Oxycodone and Percocet, as well as THC oil.

Four people, including Jones, were arrested. They were taken to a local hospital and then booked at the Coweta County Jail. Jones faces several charges, including theft by receiving stolen property, possession of  firearm during the commission of a crime, narcotics possession, marijuana possession and dangerous drugs to be kept in original container, 

According to police, the rapper admitted smoking marijuana, and said he had a prescription for the pills. He also said he was not aware of the guns.

Despite the arrest, Jones was able to perform Thursday night on the first date of the Dipset Forever Tour in Hampton, New Hampshire. He posted an Instagram video of the show with the caption, "Bounce back like #RoundBall less thn 24hrs #DipSetforeverTour has started stil made it to th stage to rock wit my bros.”

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Friday
Jun222018

"Small Town Boy" Dustin Lynch will have Georgia on [His] Mind next week

ABC/Image Group LA Dustin Lynch may be a “Small Town Boy” from Tennessee, but he’s still up to help out his friends from Georgia.

The “Good Girl” hitmaker is the latest star to sign on to play the Fifth Annual Georgia on My Mind benefit next Tuesday at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. He joins an impressive lineup of talent that includes Lauren AlainaMichael RayChris JansonSugarland’s Kristian BushRandy HouserJohn Berry and others.

The yearly event is hosted by the group of songwriters known as the Peach PickersRhett AkinsDallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip. In its four-year history, the fundraiser has brought in close to $300,000 to fund music educaiton in the Peach State through the Georgia Music Foundation.

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Friday
Jun222018

Metallica's Kirk Hammett feels "weird vindication" over fighting for guitar solos on "St. Anger"

ABC/Randy HolmesThe recording of Metallica's 2003 album St. Anger was fraught with intra-band drama, as documented in the film Some Kind of Monster. One of the many points of contention among the band members was the absence of guitar solos on the album, an idea guitarist Kirk Hammett was against. Speaking now with Metal Hammer, Hammett stands by his argument that St. Anger should've had solos.

"I guess it was appropriate for the time, but looking back, it doesn't seem so appropriate to me now!" Hammett says.

"I will always object to that, but I think the message was driven home after that album, that solos are needed in Metallica!" he continues. "People look forward to hearing them. So for me there was a weird vindication."

Luckily, there are plenty of solos on Metallica's most recent album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. The metal legends will kick off a U.S. tour in support of the album in September.

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Friday
Jun222018

Joe Perry, Tony Iommi and Foo Fighters among winners at 2018 "Kerrang!" Awards

Ross Halfin; Courtesy of MSOThe 2018 Kerrang! Awards were held in London on Thursday night, and among the artists honored by the British rock-music magazine were Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Foo Fighters.

Perry won the Kerrang! Inspiration prize, which was presented by his Hollywood Vampires band mate, Johnny Depp, while Iommi was named the Kerrang! Icon.

As for Dave Grohl and company, they took home two awards: the Best International Band and Best International Live Act prizes. Hollywood Vampires frontman Alice Cooper was on hand to present the latter honor to Foo Fighters.

Following the ceremony, Iommi tweeted, "Thanks to @KerrangMagazine for a great night and the 'Icon' Award, it's an honour to receive it. We've worked together for a long time and their support is always appreciated."

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