The Rolling Stones Release Deluxe 'Hyde Park' Live Collection

Out now is the Rolling Stones' latest double CD and DVD package, Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live. The tracks on the set were culled from the Stones' two open-air London shows on July 6th and 13th, 2013. The set has been released in several formats, including DVD, Blu-Ray, two-CD/DVD, three-LP's/DVD, and a deluxe two-CDs/DVD/Blu-Ray/60-page book.

Back in August, a limited edition digital version of the concert, called Hyde Park Live, debuted at Number 19 on the Billboard 200 album charts, and in the UK, placed two spaces higher, hitting the charts at Number 17.


Motorhead's Lemmy Health Update

Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell is sharing an update on the health status of bassist Lemmy Kilmister, two weeks after the band's fall European tour was postponed and rescheduled to 2014.


Ace Frehley Fires Back At Gene Simmons

Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley took time out to counter some of Gene Simmons' recent remarks against him and Peter Criss. Blabbermouth reported that during an appearance on New York City's Q104.3, Frehley touched upon Kiss' probable entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, and Simmons' recent inference that Frehley and Criss would not be performing with Kiss if they get the nod. Frehley said: "I'm happy that I'm gonna be inducted -- most likely -- next year, in April, in New York City, and it should be be a great event. There's no way Gene can put a lid on it.


Eddie Van Halen’s 1982 Kramer Frankenstrat up for auction

Eddie Van Halen’s 1982 Kramer Frankenstrat is among the items up for bid in a sale of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia being held on December 18th.

The auction, which will be both online and live, will be held by the Profiles In History auction house in Calabasas, California.

The handmade, red-and-white guitar was used during Van Halen's 1982-1983 Diver Down Tour and the recording of the album 1984.

Eddie's signature is inscribed on the guitar’s neck and the axe is expected to fetch between $100,000 to $150,000.


Black Sabbath Lands First U.S. #1 Album with '13'

Black Sabbath's new album 13, the first in 35 years to feature singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler all playing together, sold 155,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart, giving the legendary heavy metal group its first chart-topper ever in America. The record entered the U.K chart at Number One last Sunday (June 16th), making it the first Sabbath album to do so since 1970's Paranoid.


Steven Tyler to Record Solo Record

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has revealed to that he will begin work on his debut solo album in early 2014.

"Joe has done, like, four solo albums," Steven said. "I never have, though with lyrics and arrangements and so forth a lot of Aerosmith albums are just fine for me. It's cathartic. But I had a lot of fun doing '(It) Feels So Good'. I wrote that with Marti Frederiksen.

"I've got this itch in me to do a solo record, and that's what I'm gonna do next. I've got some great people that want to get involved in it.


Ray Manzarek Has Died

Ray Manzarek -- who co-founded "The Doors" with Jim Morrison in 1965 and played keyboard -- has died, this according to the band's official Facebook page. Manzarek was 74.

According to the website, Manzarek passed away today at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer.

At the time of his death, Ray was surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James.