Metallica’s James Hetfield Back in Rehab, Forcing Postponement of Tour Dates

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Unfortunately, fans of Metallica in Australia and New Zealand are going to have to put their plans on seeing the band on tour on hold for a bit.

According to reports from the band’s website, singer/guitarist James Hetfield has reentered rehab. Hetfield has long battled the demons of drug and alcohol usage and,  according to fellow band members, “had to reenter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.” The trip to rehab will postpone several dates the band had scheduled in October and November in Australia and New Zealand.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Back in Rehab, Forcing Postponement of Tour Dates

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Led Zeppelin Heads Back to Court Over “Stairway to Heaven”

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It seems that the lawsuit for Led Zeppelin regarding the creation of “Stairway to Heaven” has taken on a life of its own! An appeals court today heard arguments regarding the estate of Randy California, former leader of the band Spirit, and his contention regarding the creation of the legendary song. More details here:

Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Goes to Court (Again) on Monday

 

The Rise and Fall of Woodstock 50

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“You can’t ‘magic’ one of these into happening, and that’s what they tried to do with this.” – David Crosby, performer at the original Woodstock and scheduled to perform at Woodstock 50

It was supposed to be a celebration of one of music’s most iconic moments. It turned into one of its biggest fiascos. So what happened? Why did Woodstock 50 completely fall apart? A simple answer would be that it is 2019 and not 1969 and laws have changed since then. For a longer answer, look here:

‘It Was One Problem After Another’: How Woodstock 50 Fell Apart

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s the Best of Irish Rock!

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As St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, you can be sure that people will be swilling green beer (and the real Irish faithful, Irish whiskey), eating a crapload of corned beef and cabbage and pinching the naysayers who aren’t wearing green on the ass! There will also be some fantastic music played from many who call the Emerald Isle home…here’s a list of some of the greatest musical acts in the history of Irish rock!

Filter has Show in Texas Canceled for Their Anti-Trump Views

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Quite honestly, the band Filter hasn’t been on the radar screen of the music world since 1995 (anyone remember “Hey Man Nice Shot?”). But the decision by the Speaking Rock Casino management to cancel the band’s concert just hours before showtime – apparently over their views regarding the current elected leader of the States of America – is causing quite a ruckus. Check out the story here!