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Rock News Update – May 11

05/11/2017 at 7:55 | Posted by cindymiller
GUNS N' ROSES and THE WHO announced some co-headlining shows . . . but only in South America.   BRET MICHAELS wrote a song called "Jorja Bleu", for his 12-year-old daughter.   MEAT LOAF has joined the cast of a Syfy action series called "Ghost Wars".   U2's LARRY MULLEN JR. played drums on ALICE COOPER's upcoming album "Paranormal".  And BILLY GIBBONS from ZZ TOP guest stars on a track.   ZZ TOP have set June 9 as the release date for a new vinyl set of their early albums titled Cinco: The First Five LPs.   Fans of GOV'T MULE should be stoked for this summer. The band will be releasing a new album, Revolution Come … Revolution Go, and they're out on the road too, making a stop at in Raleigh at the Red Hat Amphitheater on August 3. The BEATLES' 50th anniversary celebration of  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band comes to PBS on June 3. The special is a BBC documentary focusing on the album’s creation. It's called Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution.   METALLICA is out on the road for their 2017 tour, and before they kicked it off, they streamed a rehearsal live from the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on May 9. Click here to check it out. JERRY CANTRELL spoke in a recent interview about new ALICE IN CHAINS material, stating that the band will be working on a new album this year. Check out the interview here: