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  • Video: Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Performs At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival
    Video footage of the reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER — guitarist John Ricci, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist Allan Johnson — performing on April 24 at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany can be seen below. Speaking to the "Talking Metal" podcast last year, Ricci stated about how he men […]
    Video footage of LYNCH MOB's April 12 performance at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy can be seen below. Asked about singer Oni Logan's latest return to LYNCH MOB in time for the recording sessions for the band's new EP, "Sun Red Sun", Lynch told "The Classic Metal Show": "We've had a history of that ha […]
  • OZZY OSBOURNE Talks To Brazil's JORNAL DA GLOBO (Video)
    Ozzy Osbourne was interviewed by Brazil's Jornal Da Globo on April 24 — one day before his performance at the Monsters Of Rock festival in São Paulo, Brazil. You can now watch the Portuguese-language report below. As previously reported, Ozzy will undergo surgery in May, forcing the singer to cancel his planned Ozzfiesta event scheduled to take place at […]
  • SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR Singer COREY TAYLOR's 'You're Making Me Hate You' Book Pushed Back To July
    "You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left", the new book from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, has had its release date pushed back to July 7 from the previously announced June 30 9via Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group). Official book descript […]
  • QUEENSRŸCHE: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise Performance
    Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's April 20 performance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE recently entered Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED, SOULFLY, SHADOWS FALL) to begin recording new album, due later in the year via Century Media. In an interview wit […]
  • CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO To Be Joined By 100 Guitarists At Helsinki's Senate Square
    Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM is turning the Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland into an amazing metal arena. Alexi is composing a commissioned song for the Helsinki Festival, and he is inviting 100 electric guitarists to join him in performing it on the big stage on August 14 at 6:00 p.m. In the video below, Alexi plays a short riff that […]
    BENEDICTUM frontwoman Veronica Freeman joined THE RODS on stage Friday night (April 24) at Suzy's Tavern in Auburn, New York to perform three classics that were originally sung by Ronnie James Dio — "The Mob Rules" (BLACK SABBATH), "Heaven And Hell" (BLACK SABBATH) and "Stand Up And Shout" (DIO). Fan-filmed video footage of […]
    Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson is working on the follow-up to his 2013 solo album "Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall", tentatively dubbed "Free Fall II". Guest musicians set to appear on the CD include Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, ex-DEEP PURPLE), Jorn Lande (ALLEN/LANDE, ex-MASTERPLAN), Jakob Samuel (THE […]
  • Video: New ACCEPT Lineup Performs In Rio De Janeiro
    Fan-filmed video footage of ACCEPT's April 23 performance at Vivo Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. ACCEPT earlier in the month announced the addition of guitarist Uwe Lulis (GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) and drummer Christopher Williams to the group's ranks. ACCEPT parted ways with guitarist Herman Frank and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann la […]
  • Video: KROKUS Performs On 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise
    Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's April 20 performance during the Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. KROKUS's U.S. tour kicked off on Monsters Of Rock cruise and will continue through a series of cities, leading to the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on May 6. KROKUS celebrated its 40th anniversary with a homecomin […]
  • LEMMY's Health Issues Force MOTÖRHEAD To Cancel MONSTERS OF ROCK Appearance
    MOTÖRHEAD was forced to cancel its performance at the Monsters Of Rock festival in Brazil earlier today (Saturday, April 25) after the band's frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, was taken ill. According to local media reports and festival organizers, MOTÖRHEAD's appearance was called off a few hours before the band was scheduled to take the stage at Arena A […]
  • AC/DC Drummer CHRIS SLADE To Host Clinic In Dublin
    AC/DC drummer Chris Slade has announced details of an exclusive U.K. and Ireland drum clinic at Whelan's on Tuesday, June 30, the day before AC/DC play the Aviva Stadium. Tickets go on sale at 9.00 a.m. on Friday, May 1. Strictly over 18s. This up-close-and-personal clinic aimed at the hardcore AC/DC fan provides fans the ability to meet, hang and chat […]
    Video footage of ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson performing the band's song "Avalanche" during this year's Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany can be seen below. ARCH ENEMY in November 2014 parted ways with guitarist Nick Cordle and replaced him with former NEVERMORE axeman Jeff Loomis. Loomis made his live debut with ARCH EN […]
  • SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says He Turned Down Opportunity To Star In 'Rock Of Love' Reality Dating Series
    SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that he was once offered an opportunity to appear in "Rock Of Love", VH1's hit reality dating series in which 25 women would comete to be his girlfriend. The three seasons of "Rock Of Love" — which aired between 2007 and 2009 — featured POISON singer Bret Michaels as a lothario who searched for the […]
  • VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN Talks About Songwriting Process For Next Album (Audio)
    Guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen of Danish/American metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT was interviewed on the April 7 edition of the "STP Cast" on the Seattle radio station KISW 99.9 FM. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for VOLBEAT's follow-up to 2013 […]
  • VEIL OF MAYA To Release 'Matriarch' Album In May
    Chicago metallers VEIL OF MAYA will release their fifth album, "Matriarch", on May 12 via Sumerian Records. When VEIL OF MAYA was recording "Matriarch", the group found itself with a lot of new ideas, but no singer. Enter Lukas Magyar. "I'm from this small town in Wisconsin, where there's not a lot of music and nobody' […]
  • BRITNY FOX Has Reunited And Is Back In Studio
    '80s glam rockers BRITNY FOX, featuring bassist Billy Childs, vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tommy Paris and drummer Johnny Dee, alongside new lead guitarist Chris Sanders, have returned from a long hiatus fully charged and ready to rock. The band is currently writing material for a new album, with plans to book and perform select dates. In late 2014, Childs […]
  • Late '80s/Early '90s Incarnation Of VENOM Reunites As VENOM INC.
    Original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) have rejoined forces with ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan in a brand new band called VENOM INC. VENOM INC. will make its live debut at this weekend's Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, and will conti […]
  • LINDEMANN Featuring RAMMSTEIN Frontman, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: 'Skills In Pills' Formats, Release Date
    Warner Bros. has set a June 23 release date for "Skills In Pills", the debut album from LINDEMANN, the new project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). The first single from the CD, "Praise Abort", will arrive on May 29. […]
  • STRATOVARIUS To Release 'Eternal' Album In August
    Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "Eternal", for an August 14 release via the earMUSIC label. The CD's arrival will be preceded by a performance at Wacken Open Air festival, and will be followed by a full European tour. STRATOVARIUS's last three albums — "Polaris",

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