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Children of Bodom Announce New Guitarist
Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom have found a full-time replacement for Roope Latvala after his departure in 2015. Daniel Freyberg (Naildown, ex-Norther) has signed on as the rhythm guitarist for the band.

Universal Music Sets Licensing Deal With SoundCloud

Vivendi SA ’s Universal Music Group has agreed to license its music to SoundCloud, allowing the world’s largest music company to collect revenue from the popular audio-sharing platform.

Black Sabbath announce new album – only available on tour
Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath have announced that they will release a final album – one will which only be available to buy on tour.

Iron Maiden announce mobile video game
Iron Maiden - Legacy of the Beast

Iron Maiden have announced an upcoming free-to-play mobile game “Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast”, in which players will assume the role of Eddie, the band’s famous mascot.

Apple discontinues free iTunes Radio service
iTunes Radio

Apple has announced that generic ad-supported, algorithmically-generated stations will be disappearing from iTunes Radio at the end of the month.

Lee “Scratch” Perry Documentary Gets DVD Release
Lee Scratch Perry - Visions of Paradise

The Lee Scratch Perry documentary, “Visions of Paradise”, directed by Volker Schaner, will become available on DVD/digitally via Cadiz Music in April 2016.

Prince announces gala event at Paisley Park
Prince - Paisley Park Gala

Prince has announced a Gala Event at his Paisley Park recording complex on Thursday, January 21 where he will perform solo with just a piano and a microphone.

Avenged Sevenfold confirm new album amid label dispute
Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold have posted an open letter on their official website to their fans about their decision to part ways with their label Warner Bros., as well as revealing they are currently halfway through recording the follow up to 2013’s “Hail To The King”.

Swans’ Michael Gira announces London show with Thurston Moore
Michael Gira

Michael Gira has lined up a solo show at the Barbican with guest appearances from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and fiddle improviser Laura Cannell.

Mos Def arrested after illegally living in South Africa for almost three years
Mos Def

Mos Def was arrested at the Cape Town International airport on Thursday, along with some of his family members, after presenting officials with what he called a “world passport,”

Glastonbury To Work On Gender Equality In 2016

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that the festival will feature more female-led acts this year. The move comes as the festival circuit comes under criticism for its perceived lack of gender equality.

Robert Hood teams up with Dekmantel label
Robert Hood

Techno veteran Robert Hood teams up with Amsterdam Dekmantel label for three EPs and “Paradygm Shift” album.

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