In addition to the big stories we covered today, Wire-to-Wire provides you with some of the other key rock and metal news items from Aug. 15, 2017:

- Congrats to Slash, as the Guns N' Roses guitarist has been named Gibson's first ever Global Brand Ambassador. As part of his new title, the guitar great will be developing new products with Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone. Details on the first of these products will be announced later this month.

- The Dillinger Escape Plan have added a second New York Terminal 5 farewell show due to overwhelming demand. The group will now play another date on Dec. 28, the day prior to their Dec. 29 farewell show. Tickets are on sale here.

- Taking Back Sunday, Hot Water Music, New Found Glory, The Orwells, Dinosaur Jr. and many more are playing Riot Fest Late Night shows in clubs around the Chicago area during Riot Fest week. See a schedule and get ticketing details here.

- Crank it! Edguy have an adrenaline filled new song called "Open Sesame" and they just released a lyric video for the track that can be viewed here. The song comes from their Monuments disc.

- A new documentary on the band L7, titled L7: Pretend We're Dead, will be released worldwide on Oct. 13 on VOD and in DVD and Blu-Ray format. Watch a trailer here and catch screenings in Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Boston, Austin, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Brooklyn in September and October.


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