Joe Perry is ‘recovering’ 

According to his bandmates, and friends within the rock world, Aerosmith and Hollywood Vampires guitarist Joe Perry is recovering after a health scare that took place Monday night in Brooklyn. 


Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton took to Twitter to inform fans that Joe is “doing better” than feared.

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While we don’t know the specifics of Joe‘s return yet, it appears he’s recovering nicely!

In the meantime, his current project (The Hollywood Vampires) announced they’d be soldiering on. 

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We’ll keep an eye for more updates! Glad to hear you’re getting better Joe!!

Joe Perry ‘stable’ after collapsing on stage

Last night, Aerosmith and Hollywood Vampires guitarist Joe Perry collapsed on stage in New York. 

He was performing at Coney Island with The Hollywood Vampires, and Alice Cooper mentioned that he was “sick before the show.” At one point, a visibly struggling Perry sat near the drums, and eventually went backstage where he reportedly collapsed. A fan mentioned he collapsed before this moment as well.

He then suffered cardiac arrest, and was tended to by police before making his way to the hospital. 

Perry, 65, is now in stable condition, and has the support of tons of friends and family.

Hey Joe, feel better soon. We're all routing for you! iiii]; )'

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Get well soon Joe!!

To Valhalla: MANTAR

It’s a #FreyaFriday and that means we’re sending a metal band into your awareness and to Valhalla! 

Meet MANTAR from Germany. They got the ball rolling in Hamburg in 2013. They’re a deliciously decadent combination of Darkthrone meets The Melvins! In fact, they’re a two piece, just like Fenriz & Co.

Black metal fans will especially love them! They released Ode To The Flame earlier this year.

Check out MANTAR on Facebook, and more tunes here.

Guns N’ Roses surprise fans with Steven Adler appearance

Ever since the Not In This Lifetime Tour was announced, Guns N’ Roses stayed quiet regarding the whereabouts of original drummer Steven Adler.

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In fact, no one is sure where original rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin is on all the reunion talk either.

In Cincinnati, Axl Rose proudly introduced Steven Adler as he took the stage to perform two tunes. One of which (a personal favorite of mine), was “Out Ta Get Me” – the crowd went insane! He also sat in for “My Michelle” too (after Axl suggested that he
“guess we should do another”). This was the first time we’ve seen him perform with most of the Appetite era line-up since 1990.

I’m not jealous that I didn’t see this… at all. *sarcasm*

It makes sense that the Ohio native would choose Cincinnati to make his appearance with a newly reunited Guns N’ Roses. I’m sure plenty of family and friends were in the audience.

What I still want to know is… where’s Izzy?

New Metallica album rumored for October release

Although not yet confirmed by Universal, a report is suggesting that a new Metallica album could be ready for fans everywhere on October 14th.

We’ll keep our ears and eyes peeled for official confirmation, but if this is true, we’re in for a treat! James Hetfield recently said, “We’re super stoked about it. It’s been a long time coming, and, you know, this is what we do. We love playing, and the next album is exactly what it’s supposed to be, so we’re excited about it.”

It’s been eight years since Death Magnetic, and James himself said a fall release was the goal.

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Here’s hoping some new Metallica tunes are on the on the way!

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Metallica takes on fashion?

…well, Metallica isn’t quite coming up with their own fashion line – but they are advertising with one!

According to Blabbermouth“The campaign will be distributed on social media channels and will appear on billboards and kiosks in Paris and in The New York Times, reflecting a more focused initial print advertising buy. Wider print distribution and billboards in New York, Los Angeles and Moscow will follow in the autumn.”

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What do you think? Is an exclusive Metallica fashion line next? No word yet on why they decided to do this.

Red Hot Chili Peppers find success with ‘The Getaway’

Around the world, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have found major success with their latest release The Getaway. According to Blabbermouth,

“RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS‘ eleventh studio album, “The Getaway”, has topped the red-hot-chili-peppers-the-getaway-ltdcharts around the world. The heralded studio effort from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees landed No. 2 on The Billboard Top 200, having shifted 118,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 23.  “The Getaway” debuted at No. 1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand, with No. 2 debuts in the United Kingdom and Germany.”

Personally, I love the new album! You’ll hear them take a jazzier turn with “Dark Necessities,” but the rest of the album isn’t quite the same. “Go Robot” is almost a nod to The Clash and 70’s punk era, while “Detroit” is a Pepper’s throwback that fans from the 90’s will love.

If you haven’t checked out The Getaway yet, get a taste by watching the video for “Dark Necessities,” which was directed by Olivia Wilde!

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Yep! That Olivia Wilde. Enjoy! 😉