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Ozzy, Sharon, Jack Osbourne Launching New TV Series

The Osbournes are returning to television this summer, but with a twist. Ozzy Osbourne, his wife and manager Sharon and their son Jack will star in a new Travel Channel series.

The paranormal show will be entitled "The Osbournes Want To Believe" and it will be premiering on the Travel Channel on August 2nd at 10PM eastern.

The premise of the eight-episode show will have Jack showing his parents, Ozzy and Sharon, videos of alleged paranormal activity to try to convince them of their validity.

"My parents have always lived on the edge, even when it comes to believing in the supernatural," said Jack in the network's announcement. "I'm convinced they just haven't seen enough evidence, so I'm making them watch the most undeniable footage caught on camera, including a few from my own personal experiences. My biggest challenge may be keeping their comments family friendly. It will be a classic Osbourne gathering!"

Jack says that his sister Kelly will not be taking part on the show, but he believes "It's actually going to be a lot of fun." Read the official announcement here.

Wolfgang Van Halen Shares Clip From Solo Album

Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen took to social media to share a short audio clip of a track from his forthcoming debut solo album.

The son of Eddie Van Halen made headlines earlier this week when he responded to a fan question on social media about when his solo album will finally be released.

He responded, "I'm working on it! He then added that the current pandemic situation has played a part in delaying the record. He said, "The state of the world has really thrown a wrench into how I saw this releasing (given that no touring is able to happen until this all blows over) but I have a few ideas that I'm really excited about, so stay tuned!!"

On Wednesday, Wolfgang shared a 34 second clip from one of the songs and captioned it "Bass & Drums. #WVHAlbum". See the post here.

Static-X Preview 'Project Regeneration Volume 1' Album

Static-X are priming fans for tomorrow's (July 10th) release of their new studio album "Project Regeneration Volume 1," with the release of a new preview video.

The "Project Regeneration" has been split into two volumes and will feature over 20 songs and will include late frontman Wayne Static's vocal tracks.

Ken Jay had this to say, "While hearing Wayne's voice again provided some incredibly emotional moments for us all, the feeling I've ultimately gotten from being in this band and from making music together is FUN... I hope that everyone who listens to this album feels the same way." -

Tony Campos added, "I'm really excited to finally get the record out to the fans. I know they've been waiting a long time for this, but I'm hoping once they get it, they'll hear the love, sweat, and tears we put into it, and feel like we've done right by them, Wayne's family, and Wayne's memory." Check out the teaser video here.

The Rolling Stones Detail 'Goats Head Soup' Reissues

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones will release a series of expanded reissues of their 1973 album, "Goats Heads Soup", on September 4th that will include three previously unreleased tracks.

Produced by Jimmy Miller and recorded in Jamaica, Los Angeles and London, the project topped the charts around the world and delivered such Stones classic as "Angie", "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" and "Dancing with Mr. D."

The record was the band's fourth with guitarist Mick Taylor, who was added to the lineup in 1969 following the firing of founding member Brian Jones.

"Goats Head Soup 2020" will be available in multiple configurations, including four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions, Deluxe 2CD and 2LP versions, and single CD, vinyl and cassette packages.

The 4-disc Super Deluxe box sets feature 35 tracks on three CDs and one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1); included are the new stereo album mix - sourced from the original session files; rarities and alternative mixes, featuring three previously unreleased tracks: the newly-available "Criss Cross", "All The Rage", and "Scarlet", with guitar by Jimmy Page; videos for "Dancing With Mr. D", "Silver Train" and "Angie"; and, "The Brussels Affair", a 15-track live set recorded in a memorable show in Belgium on the autumn 1973 tour that followed the album's late August release.

The 4 discs are housed in the boxset alongside a 120 page book with an array of photos and three essays on the album, the era and its legacy, and 4 x 1973 reproduction tour posters, rolled up within the packaging to avoid creases.

The 2CD and 2LP editions deliver the new stereo mix and the rare tracks, with the single CD and vinyl offerings presenting the 2020 stereo mix.here.

The Rolling Stones Release 'Criss Cross' Video

The Rolling Stones have released a music video for their previously unreleased song "Criss Cross", which follows the release of their recent single "Living In A Ghost Town".

The music video was directed by Diana Kunst and is one of three previously unreleased songs that will be included in the upcoming deluxe reissue edition of the band's classic album "Goat Head's Soup".

Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page guests on the second previously unreleased track "Scarlet". The third track is entitled "All The Rage." The reissue will be released in September in various formats including a four disc CD edition as well as a vinyl box set. Watch the video here.

Guns N' Roses And Stevie Wonder Mashup Gets Charity Cover

An unlikely viral video mashup of Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" and ?Stevie Wonder?'s "Living For The City" inspired a group of musicians to band together to cover the mashup for charity.

A group of thirty-five musicians across the world, under the banner of The Gig Economy, have released a cover of Bill McClintock?'s mashup which had previously received over 500,000 views on YouTube. (see it here)

They are using the mashup cover to raise funds for Help Musicians, which is ?an independent charity that provides help, support and opportunities for musicians in the UK. We were sent the following details:

Founded by London-based session guitarist ?Leo Playa?, ?The Gig Economy ?project began at the end of April, and was named after what the government has called freelancers. Here's what Leo has to say about the project:

"The reason I took on the project was because we were out of work with the pandemic, and a few of us had started online collaborations. I have seen the mashup and always wanted to cover it on stage before lockdown began, so I asked a few people to cover it online with me. We did this cover for Help Musicians because they helped us with grants at the beginning of lockdown, and this is our way to help pay them back."

The video features thirty-five musicians including ?Anna Mylee ?(?DORJA?), ?Andy Hooley? (?Rat Pack Tour?), ?Jon Sudbury? (?Stacie Collins?), ?Izzy Thomas, ?Pimms Brooke, Gemma Nelson, Nathalie Miranda ?plus others. The video also features ?Bill McClintock? himself as a guest guitarist in the video, with the audio mixed by ?Quentin "The Q" Roelandt?, and mastered by Graeme Lynch? (?Two Zero Nine Mastering?).

Donations can be made here and the video can be seen here.

Led Zeppelin Rock 1970 Tour On 50th Anniversary Video Series

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin launch their North American tour in the spring of 1970 in the latest brand new episode of the band's 50th anniversary video series.

On the heels of a European trek, the month-long, 28-show run opened in Vancouver, BC - one of two Canadian cities where the group broke attendance records - in late March.

At one of the series' last stops, Led Zeppelin were given keys to the city and made honorary citizens by the Mayor of Memphis, TN.

The tour marked the UK band's fifth series of US concert dates in a little over a year as the group performed songs from their first two studio records.

Once the series wrapped up, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page camped out at Bron-Yr-Aur, an 18th-century cottage in Snowdonia, Wales, to continue writing songs for their third album before regrouping at a UK mansion, Headley Grange, to rehearse and eventually record "Led Zeppelin III", which would surface before the end of the year. Watch the episodehere.

Pearl Jam Stream Rarity Performance

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam are streaming live video of a 2012 performance of their 1992 rarity, "Yellow Ledbetter." The band were filmed at the Forum Copenhagen in the Denmark capital during the July 10, 2012 appearance, the final night of a month-long European leg of the trek that would be followed by a series of US festival gigs that September.

An outtake from the group's 1991 debut, "Ten", fan favorite "Yellow Ledbetter" first appeared as the b-side to the set's third single, "Jeremy", before its later inclusion on some rarity and greatest hits packages.

Pearl Jam released their latest album, "Gigaton", in March; the project debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The Seattle band's first record in seven years was produced by Josh Evans and the group; the set was introduced with the lead single, "Dance Of The Clairvoyants." Watch the live videohere.

Metallica Announce Second Round Of All Within My Hands Grants

(hennemusic) Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation has announced a second round of grants to organizations doing essential work during the coronavirus pandemic.

The news follows a first round of donations made by the group in April, a month-long campaign in May, and fundraising efforts via a weekly streaming series of live concerts from the band's vaults.

"We are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of fans and friends around the world as many continue to face unimaginable challenges in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic," says Metallica. "Thanks to your support and kindness by contributing to our fundraisers during the #MetallicaMondays shows, our May Month of Giving, and visiting the All Within My Hands website, as well as a substantial donation from our friends at Salesforce, we're excited to announce that AWMH will be providing a second round of new grants totaling $295,000 to five organizations doing essential work during this difficult time.

"In addition to continuing to support Feeding America, Direct Relief, Live Nation's Crew Nation initiative, and the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) through the United States Bartenders' Guild National Charity Foundation, we are proud to announce a fifth grantee as we partner with MusiCares in their efforts to assist music industry professionals affected by the pandemic."

"As days turn to weeks, and weeks to months," adds the group, "we know this is an incredibly stressful time pushing everyone's physical and mental wellbeing to their limits. If you would like to support any of these organizations, please feel free to reach out directly to our passionately dedicated partners, as their needs are very wide-ranging; every dollar helps. Be well, we hope to see you all again soon."

Metallica goes on to detail the work these organizations are doing to assist others during the pandemic, as well as the amounts provided to each via the All Within My Hands Foundation. Read morehere.

Moody Blues' John Lodge Releases New Song 'In These Crazy Times'

Legendary Moody Blues star John Lodge has released a brand new song entitled "In These Crazy Times (Isolation Mix)" that was recorded at his home under the pandemic lockdown.

He had this to say, "In 1967 The Moody Blues recorded 'Days of Future Passed', and we were in the studio in lockdown 24 hours a day creating an album that changed my life. Being in lockdown now reminds me of the creativity and solitude that took place during that period of my life. So I have taken the opportunity, given by this lockdown period, to write and record a new song about these difficult days, days that stretched into weeks and months.

The song is called 'In These Crazy Times'. When the pandemic came I had just finished up my US tour and the Rock and Romance cruise and within three days my wife and I were 'stranded'. Music is my life, and without a studio (or my band), I decided to perfect my use of 'Garageband' to create all the instruments, and record my guitars and vocals in my " home studio".

"As I believe we are all in this together, I thought what a great idea to involve all of my family. My wife Kirsten is singing backing vocals (for the first time!), my son Kristian is playing Lead Guitar, his wife, Inga, took the photo for the cover (with social distancing!), Jon Davison, from the band 'Yes', has joined me on vocals, and Emily, my daughter is managing the whole thing.

"The track was recorded at my home and Kristian and Jon added their parts in their homes, before we sent it to Ray Nesbit, my Front of House Sound Engineer for him to mix at his 'home' studio. It truly is an 'Isolation Mix'. My wish is that we can all be together again soon, and then I hope that my 10,000 Light Years Band and I can get together and make a 'Freedom Mix'.

"I hope you all can relate to this song as another step in life's strange and mysterious path, and help you continue to keep the faith that we can do it together."

Stream the song here and check out a video of John talking about the making of the track here.

Lenny Kravitz Cancels Raise Vibration Tour Dates

(hennemusic) Lenny Kravitz has cancelled a recently-postponed European tour in support of his 2018 album, "Raise Vibration," he revealed in a social media post.

"To all of my friends in Europe," says Kravitz, "I am regretfully reaching out to let you know that my 'Here To Love' tour dates will not be rescheduled at this time due to the current impact of COVID-19 around the world.

"I was looking forward to coming to play for you, but at this moment, it is most important to make sure that you all, as well as my band and crew remain safe and healthy.

"I hope to be back to see you all soon in a safe environment. We are all one. Let's band together and Let Love Rule."

Kravitz produced and recorded "Raise Vibration" at his Bahamas studio; the record went Top 5 in several countries while debuting and peaking at No. 43 on the US Billboard 200. See his posthere.

Singled Out: Red Voodoo's Rise Up

Up and coming Sacramento, Ca rockers Red Voodoo recently their debut single, "Rise Up!," which was produced by Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon. To celebrate we asked Nick Pesely to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

Recording the music video for Rise Up was a very fun experience for me and the band. It was the first time any of have recorded a music video before and I think it turned out fantastic. It was definitely different recording a video outside in multiple locations.

We have definitely learned a lot along the way from Frank Hannon of Frank Hannon Productions. He has helped us structure our song Rise Up. We learned to have the drums and bass lock in together and feed off one another. Frank has helped turn a good song into a great song.

Red Voodoo "Rise Up" to me means connecting with friends or family through music even though we can necessarily do that in person right now due to Covid 19. It is a positive message to Rise Up and be strong, we can get through this together.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself right here!


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