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BOYD TINSLEY Announces Break From DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: Rolling Stone

Boyd Tinsley, longtime violinist of the Dave Matthews Band, announced he is taking a break from the road. He tweeted Friday night: “I need to take a break from the band & touring to focus on my family & my health for a while. I will miss you guys & my brothers in the band but I’m somewhat worn out & need to bring more balance to my life. Thanks for ur Love.”

Tinsley’s abrupt exit came mere hours before Dave Matthews Band’s performance at The Night Before Super Bowl L52 concert held in St. Paul, Minnesota. Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph stepped in to take his place. There’s no word on who will replace Tinsley on the band’s summer tour, which is scheduled to hit Camden on June 15th and 16th.

A PERFECT CIRCLE Announce New LP Details:

A Perfect Circle announced that their new album, Eat The Elephant, will be coming out on April 20th. It’ll be the group’s first LP in 14 years. Noting that the album comes out on 4-20, singer Maynard James Keenan said: “May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling… nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”

A Perfect Circle also dropped a video for the new song “TalkTalk” – you can watch that below.

HALESTORM Reveal New Song During Canadian Shows: Loudwire

Halestorm have begun playing the new song “Black Vultures” at their recent shows. Video surfaced of a recent show in British Columbia, where the song was included in their set, and as guitarist Joe Hottinger recently promised, the new music is among the “heaviest stuff we’ve ever done.” Halestorm are wrapping up work on their next album, with a summertime release expected.