Rock Recap: Alice Cooper, Black Stone Cherry, Arctic Monkeys

Indie rock band Arctic Monkeys are hitting the road this spring. Facebook.com/ArcticMonkeys.

Rock News: Random Rock Headlines Of The Week (Gibson.com)

-Alice In Rock-land: Shock rocker Alice Cooper gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, and Cooper recently told USA Today that the four surviving Alice Cooper members — Cooper, Neal Smith (drums), Michael Bruce (rhythm guitar) and Dennis Dunaway (bass) — will perform at the induction ceremony. Rock guitarist Steve Hunter will play in place of the late Glen Buxton. Cooper also revealed new details on his upcoming, hard rock album. Read more via Gibson.com.

-Black Stone Cherry Ready To Rock Again: Southern rock band Black Stone Cherry have set May 31 as the release date for their new album, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. The rock ’n’ roll band taped the album with producer Howard Benson (Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman, Three Days Grace) in Los Angeles. Black Stone Cherry also announced new tour dates, posted on Gibson’s news site.

-Arctic Monkeys On Tour: English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys releaved spring tour dates, and leaked a track off their forthcoming album, via the band’s official Youtube page.

Mike Starr, former bass player for Seattle grunge mainstay Alice in Chains, was found dead in a Salt Lake City home this week, reported TMZ. He died at age 44. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Read the whole story via Gibson.com.

-Xtra: Check out photos from alternative rock band Linkin Park’s 2011 world tour.

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