Black Sabbath New Music Streaming Online

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Waiting for the new music of Black Sabbath featuring the original members of the band? A Chilean radio station is streaming their new material and I’m pretty sure you’re as thrilled as I am. The song they premiered is End of the Beginning.

Perhaps you may have heard it already as this is the song the band performed on the season finale of CSI, and a live version also went viral online which was shot at the opening date of the band’s world tour.

This one’s the studio version and it runs for over 8 minutes! It’s that long but it’s worth listening to. The only catch with this streamed song is that a disc jockey talks over at the beginning while the guitar is doing the heavy riffs.

The song is very much the same Ozzy style we’ve loved, and those heavy droning guitar still gives me goosebumps. And for all those guitar freaks out there, you may like this as well because Iommi’s solo is quite long, so you’re in for a great ride.

The album 13 will be released this June 2013. You can listen to the track right here.

Stone Temple Pilots Surprise Fans with Performance

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Fans get another big surprise from L.A. radio station KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast when 90’s rock band Stone Temple Pilots performed onstage with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park as their lead singer. The unannounced performance saw a blistering set from the band that included old songs such as Sex Type Thing, Vasoline, Wicked Garden, Dead & Bloated, and Interstate Love Song.

Bennington, who grew up listening to the band, said it was a no-brainer saying yes to this kind of opportunity. Aside from the live performance, he also hit the studio to record a track with the band, drawing conclusions that he’s now the new frontman of STP after the band parted ways with Scott Weiland.

Out Of Time is their latest track, which is free for download for limited time. The band’s official website also features Chester on the photos so it seems he’s now their new lead singer.

According to STP guitarist Dean DeLeo, Bennington was there first choice for the gig, and only he can fill in the void left by Weiland.

But don’t worry Linkin Park fans, as Chester is still the singer of the band and will continue to be their frontman. STP has announced that he will play with them in between commitments to Linkin Park.

Listen to STP’s latest track Out of Time with Chester Bennington on vocals. What do you think of the new change?

Local Radio Stations In Boston Quickly React To Bombing Tragedy

Local FM and AM radio stations in Boston were quick to react to the tragedy that transpired on Monday’s marathon. Instead of doing their usual routine of playing pop, country, and rock songs, they wasted no time in using their resources to provide listeners with helpful information and continuous updates regarding the unfortunate incident.

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News radio WBZ-AM (1030), which is owned by CBS, provided live updates. Entercom’s sports radio WEEI-FM (93.7) was covering both the Boston Marathon and a baseball game at Fenway Park but after news of the explosion broke out, it quickly focused on the former and went on to simulcast talk station WRKO-AM (680) till late night with Howie Carr.

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Morning radio jocks Baltazar and Pebbles of HOT 96.9 (Greater Media) returned to the station in the afternoon just so they could provide timely updates, take live calls from listeners, and talk about what was happening. While afternoon personalities Steve Kelly of Country 102.5 WKLB-FM and Julie Devereaux of WROR-FM Classic Hits both provided traffic information and updates, MAGIC 106.7 provided updates on the air as new information became available.

Aside from doing extended breaks to give out any information as soon as it became available, JAMN 94.5 still played some music but was on standby to break for press conferences and any updates from the city, county, and state officials.
The local stations also used their social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) to provide ongoing updates.

BBC Radio 3 Announcer Patricia Hughes Passes Away

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Last Friday, February 8, former BBC Radio 3 announcer Patricia Hughes passed away at a nursing home in Winchester, Hampshire. She was 90.

BBC News reports that as a broadcaster and music concert presenter, Patricia became one of the most remarkable voices on the channel.

“It isn’t something that it is absolutely necessary for men to do… you don’t have to have a deep voice to sound authoritative, she says of her work. ” She worked at Radio 3 until 1983 and described her departure as “reluctant”. In addition to her radio work she lent her voice to audiobooks after several years.

She is survived by her daughter Emma and two grandchildren.

Rapper DMX Performs Rendition of ‘Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer’

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DMX gets into the holiday spirit and puts a unique spin on the classic tune Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, singing an a capella and adlibbed rendition of the track while at Power 105 in New York City, New York.

According to the LA Times, DMX also added his own elements to the song, such as drumming on the desk and adding “WHAT!” and “C’mon!”. He said that he already knew all of the words by heart so he discarded the paper containing the lyrics.

With his typical gritty style, the impromptu rendition he made was recorded and uploaded to YouTube, garnering over a million hits as of this posting. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Kelly Clarkson Releases Uplifting New Track ‘People Like Us’

First American Idol singer Kelly Clarkson has recently released the latest track from her new upcoming greatest hits album on Thursday. Entitled People Like Us, the song is an upbeat anthem (with a bit of a rock edge) about self empowerment – think Born This Way by Lady Gaga and Raise Your Glass by Pink.

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The Examiner describes the song as “reminiscent of Clarkson’s ‘Breakaway’ album days with the uplifting message backed by a radio-friendly pop sound.” One could also say that it has all of the elements that make up your signature Kelly Clarkson song: it’s uplifting, and has both a catchy chorus, and a dance-friendly beat!

Prior to this, Kelly unveiled the music video for album’s first single, Catch My Breath, and also performed a duet with Vince Gill on Don’t Rush. This release will be the third and final track from her forthcoming compilation album Greatest Hits – Chapter One, which is set to launch on Monday, November 19.