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For Friday, August 26 2016
>>Zeppelin Shares "Sunshine Woman"
(Undated) -- Led Zeppelin is sharing another track from their upcoming expanded BBC Sessions. "The Complete BBC Sessions" will be available next month but the previously unreleased "Sunshine Woman" is now on YouTube. The tune is one of eight previously unreleased tracks that will be on the three-disc collection.
>>Brian Johnson Working With New Charity
(Undated) -- Brian Johnson is working with a new charity. The former AC/DC singer was recently announced as the first patron of the Graham Wylie Foundation, which is a children's charity that will help fund music therapy programs. Officials say the organization's first project will be to open a music therapy center in Newcastle. Johnson said, "I am very proud and privileged to be the first patron of the Graham Wylie Foundation. I strongly believe in the power of music to help children and adults through the tough times of ill health."
>>Tesla Live Album Hits Stores
(Undated) -- Tesla is releasing a new live album. "Mechanical Resonance Live!" hits stores today and is a performance of the classic album, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The record also features a new track, called "Save That Goodness," written and produced by Def Leppard's Phil Collen. Watch the video on YouTube.
>>Tornado Halts Kiss Show
(Toledo, OH) -- A tornado is being blamed for interrupting a Kiss concert in Toledo, Ohio. The storm passed over the Huntington Center last night, forcing the Dead Daisies off the stage in the middle of their set. The National Weather Service warning expired a short time later and Kiss' set went on as planned.
>>Lemmy Statue Unveiled At Rainbow
(Los Angeles, CA) -- There is a brand new statue of Lemmy Kilmister at L.A.'s iconic Rainbow Bar & Grill. The late Motorhead frontman was honored Wednesday night as friends, family and fans gathered to see the sculpture unveiled. Lemmy's longtime partner Cheryl gave a speech about the musician's love for his fans and led the crowd in a toast. The back of the patio area at the venue also features a new "Lemmy's Lounge" with a classic photo of the rocker.
>>Simmons Stands Firm On Comments
(Undated) -- Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is standing by the comments he made about Prince's death. Simmons started a firestorm of controversy in May when, in an interview with Newsweek, he said, "His drugs killed him. What do you think, he died from a cold?" Simmons also said it was "pathetic that he killed himself." Simmons's bandmate Paul Stanley later called the comments, "cold, clueless statements." In a recent interview though, when asked about the remarks, Simmons didn't back down. Prince's body was discovered in the elevator of his Minnesota estate in May and his death was ruled an accidental fentanyl overdose.