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Day: June 10, 2014

Reprise RecordsGood news: You can now pre-order Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers‘ upcoming studio album, Hypnotic Eye, via TomPetty.com. The record, which will be released on July 29, is available in a variety of configurations, including a standard DVD, standard vinyl LP, high-quality FLAC digital download, Blu-ray Audio, and limited-edition two-LP set on 180-gram vinyl.

The double LP and Blu-ray Audio editions feature a bonus track titled “Playing Dumb,” while the deluxe vinyl package’s second disc also boasts an etching inspired by the album art. Everyone who pre-orders the album …read more

Ross HalfinThere’s a new video posted on Metallica‘s official YouTube channel, featuring two songs from the band’s recent show in Oslo, Norway. Included in the clip is some killer footage of “Fade to Black” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

Perhaps more interesting for fans, though, is a snippet of behind-the-scenes footage from Metallica’s backstage tuning room. Frequent watchers of Metallica’s official rehearsals know that the band members are all business when they run down a song — playing is tight and professional, right down to note-for-note solos. At the Oslo rehearsal, drummer Lars Ulrich asked someone …read more

Eagle Rock EntertainmentIn 2012, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson released a sequel to his band’s classic 1972 concept album Thick as a Brick that imagines what paths Gerald Bostock, the precocious fictional child whose story was the basis for the original recording, may have taken over the ensuing decades. Anderson supported the new record, Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?, with a tour that featured full performances of both albums at every stop.

Now, a concert video and album documenting a show that Anderson played last year in Iceland is scheduled to …read more

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Hard-rock haters be damned, says Metallica. Drummer Lars Ulrich says he and his band are “not nervous” to headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival, despite a petition by protesters to ban Metallica from playing.

In an interview with Metal Hammer, Ulrich says, “I don’t know how serious I can take [the petition]. I don’t sit glued to the iPad following [everyone] who has an opinion about Metallica…I guess it’s fun that you can still make some waves, without doing anything other than saying yes to an invitation to a festival. So, happy days!”

As previously …read more

Fathom EventsA previously unreleased Grateful Dead concert film featuring a complete in-studio performance recorded in 1972 for the German TV show Beat Club will be screened in theaters across the U.S. on July 17, as the fourth annual installment of the group’s “Meet-Up at the Movies” series. The flick, titled Beat Club 4/21/72, captures the legendary jam band playing an abbreviated version of the set it performed during their famed Europe ’72 tour.

The Grateful Dead’s Beat Club performance, which took place at the program’s studio in Bremen, West Germany, has never been seen in its …read more