Guns N’ Roses were joined by pop singer Pink for a performance of “Patience”, at Madison Square Garden in New York, and the band are sharing video from the concert, part of the fall North American leg of the band’s Not In This Lifetime tour, which stops in Toronto October 29th and 30th. Check out the contest section of y108.ca to see how YOU can be joining the Y108 announce staff at the show… we’ll even give you a ride in on the Y108 party bus!
Linkin Park are streaming their appearance on Apple Music’s “Carpool Karaoke” series featuring their late bandmate Chester Bennington. It was filmed less than a week before Bennington committed suicide July 20th at the age of 41. Chester’s family and bandmates agreed to share the episode, which features the carpool singing along to the Red Hot Chili peppers, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and others. Linkin Park will honor the life of Chester with a sold-out tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27th.
Late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham will be honored with a statue in his hometown of Redditch in the UK. Redditch Town Council gave the go-ahead for the project October 11th after years of fundraising by The John Bonham Memorial Fund. The bulk of the funds for the statue have been raised by a private donation. A large bronze memorial depicting John will be built in the town’s Mercian Square. It’s hoped the statue will be revealed before what would have been his 70th birthday in May of next year.
Green Day will release a new best-of package, “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band”, on November 17. The album will cover 20 hits from the band’s 31-year career alongside two new tracks: “Back In The USA” and a duet with Miranda Lambert called “Ordinary World.” If you’re wondering about the title, it comes from an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, when an animated God appeared in the Ed Sullivan Theatre to introduce Green Day as his “favorite band.”
After a lot of teasing on social media, Imagine Dragons have revealed the band’s latest music video, for the song “Whatever It Takes.” It was filmed in their hometown of Las Vegas at the Bellagio Resort & Casino on the stage of “O” by Cirque du Soleil and also features performers from that show. Frontman Dan Reynolds also spends considerable time underwater, as the band plays through a torrential downpour.