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Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of a new music video by Heaven & Earth. The track, "No Money, No Love," will be featured on the band's upcoming album Dig, which will be released April 23 by Quarto Valley Records. Dig, which was produced by Dave Jenkins, who has worked with everyone from Metallica to Tower of Power, features special guests Howard Leese (Heart, Paul Rodgers), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and David Paich (Toto).
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Oceans," a new track by San Antonio-based Hydra Melody. The track is from the band's still-untitled full-length album, which will be released this summer.
Billboard.biz reports that the Rolling Stones will launch a North American arena tour during the first half of the year. Although an official statement hasn't been released yet, it seems the band will play fewer than 20 dates. RollingStone.com reports that the shows will kick off May 2.
Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil, 52, was hospitalized Sunday night, the result of a kidney stone attack that struck during Mötley Crüe's set in Sydney, Australia. Neil underwent surgery this morning. According to Setlist.fm, the Crüe were nine songs into their set when Nikki Sixx announced that Neil had been taken to the hospital because he had been experiencing pain all night.
Adrenaline Mob have released two more videos of the band in the studio recording Van Halen's "Romeo Delight." The song is from the band's upcoming release, Coverta, an eight-track EP featuring covers of some of the band’s favorite songs.