Here are the 13 biggest news stories of the week


Motley Crue are back!Not only did the Crue return with their first new song since 2015’s All Bad Things Must End in the shape of The Dirt (Est. 1981), but a trailer for their long-awaited biopic The Dirt was released, they detailed the soundtrack to the film along with a new video, AND Nikki Sixx accused Kiss of stealing Motley Crue’s stage production!Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes ruptures vocal cordBring Me The Horizon were forced to cancel shows in Phoenix and Las Vegas after frontman Oli Sykes was told to rest his voice after injury.Read the full storyRobert Plant performs with his new band Saving GraceRobert Plant has been performing some low-key shows with Fairport Convention in the UK – but this week, footage of the former Led Zep singer and his new band Saving Grace emerged online.Read the full storyMike & The Mechanics reveal new albumMike & The Mechanics announced that their new album titled Out Of The Blue would arrive soon, featuring re-workings of some old favourites along with three brand new songs.Read the full story Dee Snider didn’t think Metallica would make the big timeThat’s right! The former Twisted Sister frontman admitted to thinking James Hetfield and co wouldn’t cut it after he saw them live in their early days. Whoops!Read the full storyMike Shinoda ponders the future of Linkin ParkMike Shinoda revealed that for Linkin Park to move forward, the process would have to happen naturally – and said they weren’t actively seeking a new vocalist.Read the full storyThe Elton john biopic Rocketman gets its first trailerThe new Elton John film Rocketman will be released in May – and this week we got the first taste of what we can expect when it hits the silver screen.Read the full storyAC/DC’s Angus Young donates cash to Canadian skater’s charity fundAfter hearing about postman and AC/DC fan Steve McNeil’s marathon skating challenge to raise money for an Alzheimer’s charity, Angus Young donated thousands of dollars to the cause.Read the full storyCorey Taylor says Imagine Dragons are now more hated than NickelbackAfter his spat with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor turned his ire towards Imagine Dragons, and called them “awful.”Read the full storyDiscover how Iron Maiden’s Legacy Of The Beast became a live touring spectacleA new video showed how Maiden’s Legacy Of The Beast game was turned into elaborate stage sets for their spectacular tour.Read the full storyBelow, find all the biggest news stories from February 11th – 16th.Is bassist Cliff Williams out of retirement and back in AC/DC?More AC/DC speculation this week, after a picture of Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson taken in Vancouver surfaces online.Read the full storyKiss make their Whisky A Go Go debutThey might be on their End Of The Road tour after enjoying a lengthy career, but surprisingly, Kiss had never played the famous Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip… until this week.Read the full storyDream Theater’s Jordan Rudess announces solo albumJordan Rudess taps up his Dream Theater bandmates James LaBrie and John Petrucci for his solo album Wired For Madness – and reveals the title track.Read the full storyMegadeth’s new album is going to be “heavy as hell”Dave Mustaine reports that the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia is shaping up nicely… and reveals what his son think about the material.Read the full storyHeart break off their hiatus and announce the Love Alive tourHeart had been inactive since 2016 – but all that changed this week when Ann and Nancy Wilson revealed a 39-date tour.Read the full storyRammstein share more pictures from their new video shootThe new Rammstein album can’t come soon enough – and it seems that new material will be with us soon, with the band releasing more stills from the set of their new video.Read the full storyHellyeah need your helpAs they prepare to release their new album, Hellyeah call on fans to send them their pics with late drummer Vinnie Paul for inclusion in the artwork.Read the full storyRobert Plant’s new band Saving Grace line up live showsThe former Led Zeppelin frontman has kept details of his new band Saving Grace under wraps. But the secret is out and they’ve been playing in the UK.Read the full storySlash confirms that new Guns N’ Roses material is in the worksThe guitar icon revealed that there’s “stuff going on already for a new record.” We can’t wait to hear what they’ve been up to!Read the full story(Image: © Jason Merritt – Getty)Greta Van Fleet and Chris Cornell among winners at the Grammy awardsRock and metal didn’t get much of a look in at this year’s Grammy Awards, but there was some success – although organisers faced the wrath of Lzzy Hale for failing to mention some key artists who have died over the past 12 months.Read the full storyChester Bennington’s son joins his dad’s first band to revisit classic tracksJaime Bennington has hooked up with Grey Daze to re-record some of the band’s old material – Korn, Bush and P.O.D. members are also involved with the project.Read the full storyGuitarist’s hair catches fire during Kiss classic… but he keeps on playingHairball’s Bobby Jensen was the coolest man on the planet last weekend – despite the fact that pyros set fire to his hair while performing Kiss classic Detroit Rock City.Read the full storyBelow, find all the biggest news stories from February 4th – 9th.Ozzy admitted to hospital due to complications with the fluAfter he was forced to pull the plug on the European leg of his No More Tours 2 shows due to a severe upper-respiratory infection, Ozzy was admitted to hospital earlier this week due to flu complications.Read the full storyHave AC/DC finished recording their new album?Well, according to a source of US radio host Eddie Trunk, that’s the case – and it could feature late guitarist Malcolm Young.Read the full story(Image: © Richard Beland)Nickelback would love to record an album of Slayer coversThey’re the band that some rock and metal fans love to hate – but in a new interview, Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger said they were all “metalheads” – and he wants to do something special with his favourite Slayer tracks.Read the full storyCorey Taylor teases the making of his new Slipknot maskWe’re all waiting to see what creations Slipknot come up with for their new album cycle – and this week, frontman Corey Taylor gave us a glimpse into what he’s been up to.Read the full storyUK music chain HMV saved by Canadian firm Sunrise RecordsThis week, Sunrise Records stepped in to pull troubled music chain HMV out of administration and secure the future of 100 stores. Unfortunately, 27 branches have now closed, resulting in 455 redundancies.Read the full storyLaryngitis floors Greta Van Fleet’s Josh Kiszka – shows cancelledThey’ve been riding the crest of a wave even before they released their debut album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army last year – but Greta Van Fleet suffered a setback earlier this week.Read the full storyJon Anderson to release a solo album 30 years in the makingJon Anderson revealed this week that he’d release a new album titled 1000 Hands next month, which he began with Alan White and the late Chris Squire 30 years ago.Read the full storyHellyeah tease clips of new material featuring the late Vinnie PaulHellyeah released three audio clips from the studio where they’re putting the pieces in place for their new studio album. They feature late drummer Vinnie Paul who had finished recording all his parts before his death in June last year.Read the full storyMotley Crue team up with rapper Machine Gun Kelly for new trackThe Crue have been working on four new tracks for their movie The Dirt… and Nikki Sixx revealed this week that rapper Machine Gun Kelly – who plays Tommy Lee in the film – will appear on one of the songs.Read the full storyProg outfit O.R.k. team up with Serj Tankian for new trackOn the surface, it seems an unlikely partnership, but System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian’s vocal work with O.R.k. on Black Blooms is a winner.Read the full storyAnd finally…The world of rock and metal is no stranger to products such as coffee, beer and whisky being associated with bands… but supermarket chain Aldi managed to upstage them all with their new range of cheeses named after rock and pop classics.Pour Some Gouda On Me anyone? Or how about a slice of Sweet Cheddar Of Mine?Read the full story

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