Watch More Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Covering Elton John’s “Funeral For A Friend” and “Love Lies Bleeding” at The Gershwin Prize Awards Ceremony


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Metallica joined Garth Brooks, Annie Lennox, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and others for the at the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize tribute concert and award presentation to Elton John And Bernie Taupin on March 20. PBS stations nationwide will premiere the concert on Monday, April 8, at 8 PM ET (check local listings), available via broadcast and streaming on PBS.org and the PBS App. In an interview with Howard Stern in 2023, Metallica’s James Hetfield called “Candle In The Wind” by John and Taupin was one of the “greatest songs ever.” Watch new pro-shot footage of the band performing “Funeral For A Friend” and “Love Lies Bleeding!” Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Watchers – Nyctophilia


California. Beaches, blue skies, and blazing sunshine. Unless you’re The Watchers, of course. In which case it’s all about darkness, shadows, and a predilection towards all things of a nocturnal nature. Continue reading


PREVIEW: Record Store Day 2024 Essential Rock, Metal and Punk Releases


Another Record Store Day is upon us and we are still to bring you our pretty comprehensive list of what releases we think you should be picking up, and labels you ought to support. We get that commercialism and capitalism a kind of destroying the whole world, but at the same time if you love music, and if you especially love underground music, you want to support artists as hardcore as possible. The best way to do that is to put money in their pockets so they can keep doing what you love, and what they love. Continue reading


Watch Metallica Cover Elton John’s “Funeral For A Friend” and “Love Lies Bleeding” at The Gershwin Prize Awards Ceremony


Photo 24705234 | Metallica © Yakub88 | Dreamstime.com

Photo 24705234 | Metallica © Yakub88 | Dreamstime.com

Metallica joined Garth Brooks, Annie Lennox, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and others for the at the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize tribute concert and award presentation to Elton John And Bernie Taupin on March 20. PBS stations nationwide will premiere the concert on Monday, April 8, at 8 PM ET (check local listings), available via broadcast and streaming on PBS.org and the PBS App. In an interview with Howard Stern in 2023, Metallica’s James Hetfield called “Candle In The Wind” by John and Taupin was one of the “greatest songs ever.”Watch the band perform “Funeral For A Friend” and “Love Lies Bleeding!” Continue reading


Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo Share Elton John Stories On the Latest Metallica Report Podcast.


On the latest edition of The Metallica Podcast, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo swapped Elton John and Bernie Taupin stories ahead of the bands’ performance at The Gershwin Awards. The last two episodes focused on their producer and live performance mixer Greg Fidelman. On this weeks’ episode they also discussed their prior appearance on Howard Stern with Miley Cyrus where Elton called “Nothing Else Matters” from The Black Album is “one of the greatest songs ever written,” infamously making James Hetfield cry. The Gershwin Awards. The Gershwin Awards broadcast will air in full on PBS stations and streaming on April 8th, 2024. Metallica soon will embark on leg two of the M72 World Tour!Continue reading


Metallica to Perform at Award Ceremony Honoring Elton John and Bernie Taupin at the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize


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Photo 24705234 | Metallica © Yakub88 | Dreamstime.com

Metallica will join Garth Brooks, Annie Lennox, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and others for the at the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize tribute concert and award presentation to Elton John And Bernie Taupin on March 20. PBS stations nationwide will premiere the concert on Monday, April 8, at 8 PM ET (check local listings), available via broadcast and streaming on PBS.org and the PBS App. In an interview with Howard Stern in 2023, Metallica’s James Hetfield called “Candle In The Wind” by John and Taupin was one of the “greatest songs ever.”Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical 164: Dolly Parton – “Rockstar” Track-By-Track Review and Analysis


In a new chaser episode, Nik and his co-host Keefy of GhostCultMag review the first ever Rock album from Country royalty and national treasure, Dolly Parton! Following up her 2022 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, she made a double album (actually a triple) full of duets and guest stars such as Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Joan Jett , Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus, Steve Perry of Journey, John Fogerty (CCR), Sting, Peter Frampton, Elton John, Duran Duran, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Struts – Pretty Vicious


 

The Struts’ new album Pretty Vicious (Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records) starts with the strutting, tongue-in-cheek tale of hedonism “Too Good at Raising Hell” – done in their signature mix of The Darkness, Queen and the Rolling Stones.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Runescarred Shares Their Cover of Elton John’s “Madman Accross The Water”


Extreme Progressive Power Metallers Runescarred have shared their cover of Elton John’s classic “Madman Across the Water.” The track comes from the bands’ upcoming re-release of their 2020 album, The Distant Infinite on September 24th and you can pre-order the album now at the link below. The release features five additional acoustic tracks, and sees the band further push themselves out of their comfort zone with creativity. Check out this great cover right now!

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Elton John Announces His Final North American and European Tour Dates Ever


 

Elton John began his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in 2018, intended to cap off his fifty-plus year career. Interrupted by the pandemic, Elton has now announced his final dates ever for North American and Europe. In a video statement on his website, he also said he intends to tour Australia as well. He is planning to spend the rest of his life dedicating more time to raising his children. Pre-sales to his Rocket Club fanclub go on sale this Friday June 25th. Tickets go on sale for Europe June 29th and June 30th for the public. See the announced US dates below and the ticket on sale link, as well as a message from Elton himself!

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