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Rob Halford

A new anthology, the Essential Rob Halford, features his work outside Judas Priest, including Fight and Two as well as solo work. The release will be followed by a Playlist collection and a definitive Complete Albums Box.


With new drummer Chris Adler from Lamb Of God replacing Shawn Drover, the band is embarking on a new studio album, though no word yet on who'll replace recently departed guitarist Chris Broderick.

Stephen Pearcy

The former Ratt singer's upcoming solo album Before & Laughter Part III (1977-2015) will be a career-spanning compilation featuring tracks from all of his various projects through the years.

Cerulean Veins

"Human," the ninth single from this project headed by Paper Plane Pilot songwriter Dustin Frelich, is now available online.

Kim Fowley

A tribute concert in honor of the infamous songwriter and producer, who died in January, will be staged April 25 at the Casbah, with the Loons, Schitzophonics, True Stories, and Roni Lee on the bill.

Jake E. Lee

Lee's band Red Dragon Cartel have split with singer DJ Smith and replaced him with Michael Beck.

The Silent Comedy

Their Common Faults full-length (2010 SDMA Best Pop Album) will see a vinyl reissue on April 18, which they'll promote that day with shows at M-Theory Records and the Irenic.

Tom Brosseau

A new video for "My Sweetest Friend" shot and directed by Sarah Morton is streaming online, and he'll spend April touring the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium.

On Descent

The band will play its final show on March 21 at the Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, on a bill that also includes Christ Killer and Mortuus Terror.

Manual Scan

They'll play Spain's annual Purple Weekend Festival, running December 5-7, promoting a vinyl EP featuring radio sessions to be released on Spain's SNAP! Records, and "The Tim Pyles Theme" will be included on a vinyl multi-artist EP Sounds From the Stratosphere, due this spring from Blindspot Records.

Tolan Shaw

The April 3 release party for his Chin Up EP at San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center will include Cordelia Degher, a freshman at SDA and youngest of the local musical Degher family (father Darius Degher, sister Cleopatra Degher, are both established singer/songwriters).

Buddy Banter

A new video for their track "Let Me Go," produced and directed by Jacob Turnbloom, is streaming online and on their Reader page.

Through the Roots

Video has surfaced of the reggae band's black and green tour bus accidentally catching fire on March 2, while the group was on their way to a gig in North Carolina. The members are unharmed and continuing the tour.

Rob Crow

Ha announced via Twitter that he's quitting music and social media in order to concentrate on taking care of his family. It's unclear just how serious he's being, or which musical projects he's referring to.

Ace Frehley

The original Kiss guitarist, whose last album Space Invader entered the Billboard 200 at number nine with opening-week sales of 19,000, has announced a two-week summer tour of Europe, including headline dates and outdoor shows like the Sweden Rock Festival.

Travis Barker

Barker appears on the upcoming solo album from Darryl McDaniels (aka DMC from Run DMC), which also features Sebastian Bach, Mick Mars, Tim Armstrong, Rome Ramirez, and Public Enemy's Chuck D.

Nashville Ramblers

The legendary power-pop band, best known for the 1986 hit “The Trains,” will reunite at Til Two on May 16 for a bill that also includes the Rosalyns.

Angels & Airwaves

Tom DeLonge will release his first solo album on April 21, To the Stars: Demos, Odds and Ends, said to contain music from his "personal stash," including "demos, odds and ends." Numerous bundles including CDs, vinyl, and t-shirts are available on his website.

The Zeros

Victor Penaloa is drumming for the Flamin' Groovies on a North American tour, running through May and featuring the band's 1971-1980 members Cyril Jordan, Chris Wilson, and George Alexander.


The band formerly known as the One and Onlys is now known as Redwave.

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