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Poison frontman Bret Michaels shared via social media that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer after he was inspired to see his doctor following the death of music legend Jimmy Buffett, who died recently after battling the rare, aggressive skin cancer Merkel Cell Carcinom.

Michaels shared, "Just knowing that I absolutely love the outdoors & the sun but with the recent passing of my friend Jimmy Buffett, I decided it was time for a more recent check up of something I thought was nothing. (continue)

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British punk veterans Peter And The Test Tube Babies have shared their cover of The Rolling Stones' classic "Mother's Little Helper." The track follows their recent cover of the AC/DC track "Live Wire" for the High Voltage Punk - A Tribute To AC/DC compilation that also featured tracks by UK Subs, 999, Fear, Skids, Anti-Nowhere League, The Vibrators, and more.

Originally released in 1966 as part of their commercial and critical breakthrough album Aftermath, "Mother's Little Helper" showcased the burgeoning songwriting talent of the young Mick Jagger and Keith Richards while its subversive message, calling out the hypocrisy of upper-class drug users, cemented the Stones' credibility in the countercultural revolution. (continue)

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The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie, are set to perform a sold-out concert on October 3, 2023. This extraordinary performance, part of their landmark 20th anniversary co-headline North American tour, will be broadcast live starting at 8 p.m. PT from the Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. It will air on Veeps, the leading streaming platform for live music and entertainment.

Directed by Lance Bangs, the stream will be the very first to air on Veeps All Access, a new music subscription service that for the first time gives music fans unlimited access to a library of premium quality concerts and live entertainment, original content, and documentaries so they can experience live music every day. Fans can also purchase individual tickets to stream the show on veeps.com. (continue)

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In 1980, after nearly two years in the studio, Steely Dan emerged triumphant with their brilliant seventh studio album, Gaucho. The GRAMMY-winning title would not only mark their final release under MCA Records but also their last studio album for 20 years. Featuring the Top 10 hit "Hey Nineteen," plus such classic cuts as "Babylon Sisters" and "Time Out of Mind," Gaucho also boasts a who's who of legendary guest musicians, including Mark Knopfler, Michael McDonald and Bernard Purdie.

Available on December 1 via Geffen/UMe, Gaucho continues the label's extensive reissue program of Steely Dan's classic ABC and MCA Records catalog, which returns the band's first seven records to vinyl - most of which haven't been available since their original release. Overseen by founding member Donald Fagen, the series launched in November 2022 with the group's legendary 1972 debut, Can't Buy A Thrill, followed by Countdown To Ecstasy (1973), Pretzel Logic (1974), and, most recently, the duo's 1977 multi-platinum jazz-rock masterwork, Aja. (continue)

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Stoner punk icons Mondo Generator (fronted by former Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri) unleash their third single "Rubber Room", taken from their new album "We Stand Against You" to be released this October 13th on Heavy Psych Sounds.

About the song, frontman and bassist Nick Oliveri says: "Rubber room is about losing one's mind and being condemned to a rubber room. A simple complex jam with all and everything a song needs: Mike Pygmie's riffs and Mike Amster's crushing beats! These two Mondo G's make it easy for me to belt out what it is I'm trying to say! Let's lose our minds in the rubber room." (continue)

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The Hu have shared their first-ever animated music video for "Sell The World." It is a track from their sophomore 2022 album RUMBLE OF THUNDER and its deluxe version, released earlier this year via Better Noise Music.

"The 'Sell the World' music video is the first-ever animated music video from The HU," shares The Hu's producer Dashka. "It's our way of expressing the love we have for our earth. From the name of the song to the content of the video, we use sarcasm and exaggeration to show the unpleasantness of the world. It was easier to use the graphics and 3Ds to create visuals for the exaggerated message that the song has in its lyrics. (continue)

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In 2003, longtime musical legends Little Feat presented a career-spanning set at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. Their first live performance to be captured in high definition, the concert was an extraordinary celebration of their 30+ year career.

Mercury Studios is proud to feature this very concert on Blu-ray+2CD and digital video, when Little Feat: Highwire Act In St. Louis is released on November 3. Previously issued on DVD in 2004, this marks a digital upgrade for the concert film, as it's being made available on Blu-ray for the very first time. This is also the first time the 2CD portion is being bundled with the video and the concert being available on digital video. (continue)

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In 2020 most humans were huddled in their homes, afraid to go outside and get the pangolin flu, but your Lords and Masters GWAR braved the pandemic to reunite with their Scumdog brethren for an evening of pure shock rock madness-"Scumdogs XXX Live." The show, which was billed as a "once in a lifetime" pay per view event, was filmed in an empty crack house in Richmond, VA and featured the return of beloved GWAR characters Slymenstra Hymen, Sleazy P. Martini, Sexecutioner and Techno Destructo.

In celebration of the third anniversary of this bloodbath, the intergalactic superstars of GWAR are pleased to announce three special screenings of "Scumdogs XXX Live." The screenings will take place on November 9th and band members will be in the live chat for each showing. Your ticket gives you access to any or all of the screenings. The first will be at 9am ET/11pm in Sydney for all the Australian bohabs. The second will be at Noon ET/5pm in London/6pm in Berlin for all of our European bohabs. The third showing will be at 9pm ET/6pm PT for all our North and South American bohabs. (continue)

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Ice-T's The Legend of Ice-T: Crime Stories, a limited edition 3-LP set on 180 gram audiophile-grade vinyl will be released on November 3rd via MVD Entertainment and Ruffnation Entertainment. Preorder at Amazon

Ice-T announced the release with an unboxing video on his Instagram account to his 1.2M followers, and he posted a video on his X account, which generated almost 190k views. (continue)

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The Gems have released a music video for their new track "Send Me To The Wolves", the second single from their upcoming debut album, 'Phoenix', out January 26, 2024 via Napalm Records.

With unwavering determination and raw talent, this trio hailing from Stockholm, Sweden is ready to rewrite the rules and inspire a new era. Today, the trio reveal their second single, "Send Me To The Wolves"! Their first ever single, "Like A Phoenix", released in June 2023, isn't just a song title; it's a prophecy, a prediction, and a promise. Straight away it gained a remarkable amount of Spotify streams and YouTube video views, and reached #2 on rock radio airplay charts in Germany in no time. (continue)

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Staind's new studio album "Confessions Of The Fallen" enjoyed a big first week of release, debuting at No. 1 on both the rock and hard rock charts, and No. 2 on the alternative album chart.

"Confessions of the Fallen" is Staind's first new studio album since 2011 and frontman Aaron Lewis had previously said of the effort, "I did want to modernize the sound and bring us up to date. (continue)

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The Gaslight Anthem have shared a visualizer video for their brand new song "Autumn", which is the latest single from their forthcoming album, "History Books". The group's sixth studio album and first in over nine years is set to hit stores on October 27th.

Penned in a serene state of mind, 'Autumn' drifts into a contemplative mood as The Gaslight Anthem share a deeply felt meditation on impermanence, set against a dreamy backdrop of luminous harmonies and oceanic guitar work. Frontman Brian Fallon says: "I wrote that song on a really beautiful fall day, looking out the window and thinking, 'How many days like this do we get to see? So much of life is just trying to get by, but every now and then you have those moments where you can really feel grateful for the small things." (continue)

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(hennemusic) KISS performed as part of the pre-game entertainment at the 2023 Australian Football League Grand Final in Melbourne on September 30, and the league is streaming video of the group's full performance.

The band delivered a three-song mini-set before more than 100,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where they played "I Was Made for Lovin' You", "Shout It Out Loud" and "Rock and Roll All Nite." (continue)

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UK-rock band Neck Deep have announced they will be returning to America on a U.S. headlining tour next year with special guests Drain, Bearings and Higher Power.

The tour will be making stops throughout the country, kicking off on January 25, 2024 in Nashville and visiting Orlando, Seattle, Minneapolis, Boston, Brooklyn and more, before wrapping up in Chicago on February 25. The last time Neck Deep toured the U.S. was in the Fall/Winter of 2021. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Alice Cooper is sharing a behind the scenes look at a cover of The Who classic, "Magic Bus", as featured on his latest album, "The Road."

Produced by longtime Cooper collaborator Bob Ezrin, the road-themed project was written, composed and recorded with the rocker's bandmates - guitarists Ryan Roxie, Tommy Henrikson and Nita Strauss, bassist Chuck Garric, and drummer Glen Sobel. (continue)

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present the reissues of three classic albums from Fate. 'If Not For the Devil', 'Ghosts from the Past', and 'V' are all being made available digitally globally on December 1, 2023. The first single from these releases, "Butterfly," is out today, accompanied by a lyric video.

The band says, "We are very happy to be working with Frontiers Music and are excited for these upcoming reissues. We are very proud of all three albums and are looking forward to having the fans, old and new alike, discover (or rediscover) our previous work." (continue)

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Today, Petrol Records, UMe, and uDiscover Music, in partnership with This Day In Music Books, release the first ever book on INXS, written by their fans, Calling All Nations - A Fan History Of INXS. The book embodies a living history of the legendary global rock band in hardback form, as told through the stories, memories, and life-changing moments of INXS's most passionate fans and strongest supporters. The impetus for Calling All Nations was to allow the band's fans to share what INXS has meant to them throughout their lives in their own words, in turn helping tell the story of one of the greatest bands of all time.

Kirk Pengilly of INXS commented, "We are thrilled to have our fans come together to tell the story of INXS in their own words. Their support and passion have been instrumental in our success, and we are honored to have their contributions be a part of this book. Calling All Nations is a testament to the enduring legacy of INXS, and we hope it will continue to inspire and connect fans for generations to come." (continue)

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Fly To The Sun have announced release their inaugural album featuring members from Jethro Tull, Kansas, Jeff Beck, Mr. Big, Ringo Starr's All-Stars and others on October 27, 2023

Featuring Ray (Universe Records), Jennifer Batten (Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), Andrew Giddings (Jethro Tull, The Animals), Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, ELO, David Lee Roth), Joe Deninzon (Kansas), JJ Sansaverino and other very notable musicians. (continue)

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Vancouver rockers The Haptics explores toxic relationships with their brand new single "Mouse," and accompanying music video. Collapse Agency sent over the following details:

"Mouse" is at heart a song about toxic relationships and the power plays that accompany them. It explores the topics of boundaries, consent, and commitment. It also posits a strong opinion that one should fight back against the bonds that hold, and break them. It's not just romantic relationships it describes - familial relationships can often have an edge to them that is difficult to maneuver as well. (continue)

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Heartland Canadian indie rockers The Sarandons recently released a new single called "Say When" and to celebrate we asked Dave Suchon (vocals, guitar) to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

Like most people these days, I record a lot of song ideas on my phone. I try to be diligent and get them into a final form and then over to The Sarandons' Google Drive. Sometimes, whether I'm changing over phones, or just feeling anxious about have a bunch of voice memos piled up, I'll dump a whole bunch in a folder with the intention to come back and listen. In 2019, I did just that. (continue)

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