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Photo: Travis ShinnThe first single from World on Fire, Slash‘s forthcoming album with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, can be heard free right now. The single, also called “World on Fire,” is streaming in its entirety on Slash’s official website as well as on the ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist’s official channel on YouTube.

The track is tight and high-energy and walks a fine line between upbeat and metal, with a guitar solo that packs more notes into a measure than you’d think possible.

Wanna play it wherever you are? You can buy it at …read more

Bonnaroo Music and Arts FestivalThe 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicked off on Thursday, but as might you’d expect, most of the biggest acts performing at the four-day extravaganza will be hitting the stages over the weekend. Among the stars scheduled to appear at this year’s fest include Elton John and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks.

If you’re not able to make it to Manchester, Tennessee, for the event, you’ll be able check out some of the action by logging on to Bonnaroo.com, which will be streaming select performances live …read more

Frontiers RecordsYes fans can get their first taste of the band’s upcoming studio album, Heaven & Earth, by heading to YesHeavenAndEarth.com today. The recently launched website is premiering a segment of the record’s opening track, “Believe Again,” which was co-written by guitarist Steve Howe and Yes’ new lead singer, Jon Davison.

The lyrics to the tune also have been posted on the site. The album’s second track, “The Game,” will be available to preview at YesHeavenAndEarth.com this Wednesday.

Heaven & Earth originally was scheduled to be released on July 8, but its arrival date has been …read more

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Billy Corgan apologized on Thursday for not posting a Smashing Pumpkins studio update on Wednesday — he says he got “sh**-all nothin’ done.”

Why the Pumpkins singer feels compelled to share his lack of news is one mystery. Another mystery is why he posted a video from ’80s group Big Country, a live version of their most famous song, “In a Big Country.”

The last music video Corgan posted was last week, a vintage clip from Motley Crue featuring the band in bright-red leather pants. That, at least, made sense — Crue drummer Tommy Lee …read more

Frontiers RecordsYes fans will be able to get their first taste of the band’s upcoming studio album, Heaven & Earth, by heading to YesHeavenAndEarth.com today. The recently launched website is premiering the record’s opening track, “Believe Again,” which was co-written by guitarist Steve Howe and Yes’ new lead singer, Jon Davison.

The album’s second track, “The Game,” will be available to preview at YesHeavenAndEarth.com this Wednesday.

Heaven & Earth originally was scheduled to be released on July 8, but its arrival date has been pushed back to July 22. The album is Yes’ first to feature …read more

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy CampGetting to rock out in person with The Who‘s Roger Daltrey — how’s that for a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy? Fans who attend an upcoming edition Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, taking place this October at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, will have the chance to do just that.

Daltrey will be among several well-known rockers who’ll take part in the event, which will be the first Rock Fantasy Camp hosted by Foxwoods and will run from October 16 to October 19. Other participating artists include Bad Company …read more

Frank OckenfelsThe Last Ship, Sting‘s first attempt at a musical, opened for previews Tuesday in Chicago, a debut that left the singer/songwriter nervously pacing backstage at the Windy City’s Bank of America Theatre.

“I was kind of pacing, and telling the sound guys to turn this up, or turn this down, just to have something to do rather than just sit there,” says Sting.

He was eventually able to relax as the musical progressed and was satisfied when the final curtain dropped. “People were laughing in the right places, and crying, and enjoying the …read more

Courtesy Songwriters Hall of FameRock and Roll Hall of Famers Donovan and Ray Davies of the Kinks added another honor to their resumes Thursday night in New York City, as they were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Davies actually couldn’t make the event, due to a death in the family, but he sent a video acceptance speech. He was inducted by Jon Bon Jovi, who appeared on Davies’ 2011 album of collaborations, See My Friends. Bon Jovi also performed a medley of Kinks hits, including “Celluloid Heroes,” “Better Things,” “Low Budget” and …read more

The M-DOT Office of Economic Development says an estimated $250,000 will be invested in transportation improvements to Mead Road in Delta County. The road is an all-season route but is severely deteriorated, has inadequate shoulders and poor drainage. Mead Road will be utilized by the firm Omya for commercial and employee traffic to their new […]