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LINKIN PARK CANCEL U.S. TOUR
I guess that it doesn't exactly come as a surprise, but LINKIN PARK has canceled its previously announced U.S. headlining tour. The trek was called off just a day after the passing of the band's singer, Chester Bennington.

YET ANOTHER DEEP PURPLE COLLECTION
Rhino will celebrate DEEP PURPLE's history with 3 definitive collections.
"A Fire In The Sky" will be available as a single CD and a 3-CD set on September 8 in North America, with an international release following later in the year. A 3-LP version will also be available on November 3. Each version includes a selection of songs chosen from the 19 studio albums that DEEP PURPLE recorded between 1968 and 2013.
The single-disc version of "A Fire In The Sky" features 20 songs and focuses mainly on the band's singles. The 3-disc version dives even deeper into their past with 40 songs, and includes at least 1 track from every studio album through "Now What?!". "A Fire In The Sky" will also be available as a 3-LP set that includes 27 songs.
deep-purple.com

NEW ALBUM WITH THE DARKNESS IN OCTOBER
English rock band The DARKNESS will release their 5th studio album, "Pinewood Smile", on October 6 through Cooking Vinyl.
thedarknesslive.com

Lemmy NEW COVERS ALBUM WITH MOTÖRHEAD IN SEPTEMBER
What a surprise! MOTÖRHEAD are going to release a album of covers that they have recorded through the years. "Under Cöver" will be released sometime in September (no date has been announced yet), and will include a previously unreleased version of David Bowie's "Heroes", which was 1 of the last songs the band recorded. There will also be songs by SEX PISTOLS, Ted Nugent, RAMONES, METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST etc.
More info at imotorhead.com/motorhead-to-release-under-cover

TANT STRUL MEMBER KÄRSTI STIEGE IS DEAD
It seems like Kärsti Stiege, a member of Swedish 80s (punk) rock band TANT STRUL, has died. I have no further details about it..

VIXEN SINGER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
Janet Gardner, best known as the lead vocalist of the all-female rock band VIXEN, will release her debut solo album on August 18 via Pavement Entertainment in conjunction with Pavement's cohorts Eternal Sound Records for Europe. All songs were written, performed and produced by Gardner and her husband of 1 year, Justin James, a guitarist, songwriter and producer who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO.
Janet and Justin will hit the road in September. They will perform songs from Janet's debut solo album and hits from VIXEN.
The tour dates are:
Sep. 01 - Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory
Sep. 02 - Chesterfield, MI - Diesel Concert Lounge
Sep. 08 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Sep. 09 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater 1894
Sep. 12 - New York, NY - Iridium
Sep. 14 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Sep. 15 - Baltimore, MD - Fish Head Cantina

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY ANNOUNCES TITLE OF NEW ALBUM
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max (also of SOULFLY) and Igor Cavalera, has set "Psychosis" as the title of its recently completed 4th album, tentatively due in October via Napalm Records.

LINKIN PARK SINGER CHESTER BENNINGTON IS DEAD
Chester Bennington, singer for the American nu metal band LINKIN PARK, was found dead in his home in LA on Thursday (July 20). He had committed suicide by hanging himself. He was just 41 years old.
Reports are saying that Chester have had problems with alcohol and drugs for a while.
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