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Jared Leto Share Photos

Jared Leto will be sharing photos from book HAITI, during a live interactive webcast from Brooklyn, New York at 6:30 ET.

The photos were taken during the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman’s 2011 trip to island nation. Leto also will share personal stories and memories of his experience.

If you wish to participate visit the website beta.vyrt.com for digital ticket packages. All of the profits from ticket sales will go to Jared Leto approved and selected Haiti charities.


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Oasis is Lars Ulrich’s Life Soundtrack

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich recently wrote an essay for the U.K. paper The Guardian, saying ”Oasis has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20 years on this wonderful planet,” Ulrich continues, “I have stories and pictures in my mind that go along with everything, from the first time I heard particular songs and read certain articles, to hearing about the band’s shenanigans and festivities.”

Ulrich first discovered the British band in 1994 while looking through a magazine called Select. He was struck especially by guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher’s off-color commentary on the music industry.

“It reeked of attitude and not giving a f@%k, which at the time — at the height of the shoegazing-I-can’t-handle-being-a-rockstar attitudes that were becoming mainstream — was very refreshing,” Ulrich says.

“Everybody knew Oasis, and in some way were impacted by them. And if they didn’t love them, it was often the polarizing opposite,” says Ulrich. “But most importantly, nobody didn’t care. Everyone had an opinion. Everybody had a thought. Nobody ignored them. No one.”


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Metallica to Headline First-Ever US Version of Rock in Rio

Get ready Vegas is about to rock with Rock in Rio festival making its U.S. debut in May.  Just announced headliners include Metallica, Linkin Park and Deftones, and No Doubt.

The festival will take place May 8, 9, 15 and 16 in Vegas, in a purpose-built concert venue called City of Rock.  The venue will take up 37 acres and will accommodate 85,000 people per day; a VIP area will welcome an additional 4,000 people.  City of Rock will feature six stages, three themed “Rock Streets” that highlight the culture and music of the U.S., U.K. and Brazil, and a 64-foot-high zip line.

Now in its 30th year, Rock in Rio has been attended by over 7.4 million fans, and has featured over 1200 different artists.


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Queens of the Stone Age Whole Again at Halloween Show

When Queens of the Stone Age plays their Halloween show in Los Angeles at The Forum, they will be joined by former bassist Nick Oliveri.  If you remember he was fired ten years ago for anger issues.

Nick told NME, “Josh asked me to come up and do six songs with Queens, like an encore set. A reunion, but not a reunion. I’m going to get up and play some bass and sing some songs at the end of the show. It should be an interesting night.”

When asked if this could be along term return to Queens, he says, “That’s pretty much up to Josh. It’s his band, and when he pulls the trigger on something, it’s up to him.”

Proof that the two have mended their relationship; Oliveri contributed backing vocals to If I Had a Tail from QOTSA’s Like Clockwork album, and Oliveri asked Homme to sing on a Mondo Generator song.

Stay tuned, you never know what’s going to happen.


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Chris Martin Approves

A Romanian philharmonic has arranged a full orchestra version of Coldplay’s “Sky Full of Stars,” and Chris Martin heartily approves.

On the band’s Twitter feed, Martin called the symphonic version “a lovely thing.”

Sound Works Transylvania, a company that does music and sound for games and movies,  posted the video, along with the caption, “With pride we present this classical re-arrangement of Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ as our first company showcase and to kick off the recently forged collaboration with… The Sound Works Transylvania Orchestra.”


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