Joan Jett And Slash Perform Rolling Stones Song At Alternative Press Awards

Slash and Joan Jett hooked up at the Alternative Press Music Awards for a performance of the Rolling Stones classic, "Star Star." Jett gave a four-song set during the event, bringing Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace onstage to help with "Soulmates to Strangers." Both rock legends were honored at the event, as Jett took home the AP Icon Award.

ZZ Top Forced To Cancel Tour Dates

ZZ Top were forced to delay the start of their U.S. tour so that bassist Dusty Hill can undergo surgery to have kidney stones removed. The band subsequently canceled the first six days of the trek to give Hill time to recuperate. The affected dates are July 25 in Morton, Minnesota, July 26 in West Bend, Wisconsin, July 27 in Cincinnati, Ohio and others.

Weezer Drops New Single 'Back To The Shack'

Weezer have premiered the first single from their upcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The track, "Back to the Shack," features a ragged guitar solo and frontman Rivers Cuomo singing "Sorry, guys / I didn't realize that I needed you so much and If we die in obscurity, oh well / at least we raised some hell."

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Says Noel Gallagher Inspired Him To Quit Cocaine

Metallica's Lars Ulrich says reading an interview with Noel Gallagher inspired him to stop using cocaine. Ulrich explained that he "loved the social elements of cocaine." He told "The Mirror:" "About 10 years ago, I read an interview with Noel Gallagher, in which he said, 'I just stopped doing cocaine'. I thought that was really cool. It felt so fresh, so honest, so pure."

Damon Albarn Is Writing A Musical

Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has revealed that he is writing a West End musical. Albarn, who previously has penned a pair of operas, Dr Dee: An English Opera and Monkey: Journey To The West, explained that this new project wasn't supposed to be a musical: "It's funny for me to say, 'I'm writing a musical', but yes, that's what I'm doing next."

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