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  • Video: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs Acoustic Version Of VAN MORRISON's 'Moondance'
    Video footage of legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) performing an acoustic cover version of the VAN MORRISON classic "Moondance" on July 23 at Berkeley 2 Studios in Glasgow, Scotland can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed and edited by James MacKenzie of Soundshape Studios, features the follow […]
  • Lullaby Versions Of SCORPIONS Classics Out Now; Audio Samples Available
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," has just released "Lullaby Versions Of Scorpions" via Roma Music Group. "Lullaby Versions Of Scorpions" track listing: 01. Send Me An Angel 02. Wind Of Change 03. Still Loving You 04. Rhythm Of Love 05. No One Like […]
  • Video: TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs JUDAS PRIEST, DIO Classics With METALLICA Tribute Band
    Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens joined the METALLICA tribute band THE FOUR HORSEMEN on stage at the Furraitti Brothers Festival in Doylestown, Ohio earlier in the month to perform a couple of JUDAS PRIEST and DIO classics. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Owens recorded two studio albums wit […]
  • CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO On Split With ROOPE LATVALA: It Just Wasn't Working Out With Him
    Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM in May announced the departure of the band's guitarist of the past decade, Roope Latvala. He has since been replaced on the road by Antti Wirman, the younger brother of the group's keyboardist, Janne Wirman. Speaking about Roope's exit from CHILDREN OF BODOM, frontman Alexi Laiho told Artisan News: "Wel […]
  • DANZIG To Release 'Devil's Angels' Single Next Week
    Glenn Danzig's long-awaited covers record, "Skeletons", will be released in Europe this fall via Evilive Music/AFM Records. The CD, which was recorded with PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and former TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly, will include the ex-MISFITS frontman's take on songs by BLACK SABBATH ("N.I.B."), ZZ TO […]
  • Learn How To Dance With BABYMETAL (Video)
    U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine caught up with the Japanese teenage girl pop metal band BABYMETAL backstage at this weekend's Reading festival to learn their dance moves. Check out the clip below to see what happened. BABYMETAL has announced its return to the U.K. next year. The group will headline London SSE Arena Wembley on April 2, 2016. Tickets go on […]
  • THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Has 'Five Or Six Solid Ideas' For Next Album
    Jorge Fretes of Spain's conducted an interview with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN before the band's performance at this year's edition of the Hevy Fest, which was held August 14-15 at Port Lympne in Kent, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for THE DILLINGER ESCA […]
  • IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON On 'The Book Of Souls': 'I Really Hope That This Is Not The Last Album'
    On August 26, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson flew 150 lucky fans out to Paris, France from Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom onboard a chartered Boeing 737-400 plane so they could attend a listening session for the band's new album, "The Book Of Souls", at the Guillaume Tell Studios. The aircraft was in an all-white livery with small IRON MAI […]
  • BUTCHER BABIES' CARLA HARVEY: 'People Are Afraid Of Sexuality, Especially Americans'
    Hayley Leggs of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES at the 2015 edition of the U.K.'s Download festival, which was held in June in Donington Park. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the criticism BUTCHER BABIES receive from heavy metal fans who seemingly take issue with the sexy appearance of the band's frontwom […]
  • SLAYER's TOM ARAYA On JEFF HANNEMAN: 'I Knew He Was Seriously Ill, But I Didn't Think He'd F**kin' Die'
    In a brand new interview with Crack magazine, SLAYER bassist/vocalist Tom Araya was asked if the loss of the band's co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman has made the remaining members more conscious of their own mortality. He responded: "I started changing the way I live a long time ago, I learned a long time ago that… You know, we were pretty fucki […]
  • METALLICA's 'One' Covered By HARP TWINS (Video)
    Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt have released a video for their cover version of the METALLICA classic "One". Check it out below. Camille and Kennerly's latest album, "Harp Attack 2", features 14 harp duet covers of rock and metal songs from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and 2000s, plus a 15th bonus track […]
  • SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Slams Bands Who Are 'Ashamed Of Their Success'
    In a brand new interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor said that the reason his band has managed to sustain cultural relevance and critical acclaim for almost two decades in a manner that goes way beyond a gimmick is the fact that they continue to be passionate about their art. "I think our reasons for making music has […]
  • Video: VAN HALEN's DAVID LEE ROTH Berates Beer-Throwing Fan
    VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth slammed a beer-throwing fan during the band's August 27 concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. The incident occurred just as the group had finished performing the song "In A Simple Rhyme" and was launching into "Dirty Movies". Roth instructed his bandmates to stop playing and add […]
  • Video: RAVEN Performs In Brooklyn
    Fan-filmed video footage of RAVEN's August 28 concert at Nihil Gallery in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below. RAVEN's new album, "ExtermiNation", was released in April via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort was made available as a digipak version (including one bonus track), 2LP gatefold green vinyl version and as a digital download. RAVEN rai […]
  • BULLETBOYS Singer MARQ TORIEN Arrested In Tampa
    According to the web site of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, BULLETBOYS frontman Marq Torien (born Mark Maytorena) was arrested early this morning (Saturday, August 29) following the band's concert in Tampa, Florida and charged with "failure to pay child support." The 53-year-old singer was booked and remains in jail at press time u […]
  • MOTÖRHEAD 'Very Reluctantly' Decides Not To Perform In Denver
    MOTÖRHEAD canceled its show in Denver, Colorado Friday night (August 28) as part of Riot Fest, a day after the band cut short a Utah gig when frontman Lemmy Kilmister fell ill. MOTÖRHEAD issued a statement last night via Facebook, saying: "The Rocky Mountain High has affected Lemmy like the high altitude of Salt Lake City. It's been quite a while s […]
  • Video: SHADOWS FALL Performs At Rhode Island's BIG KAHUNA Festival
    Fan-filmed video footage of SHADOWS FALL's August 22 performance at the Big Kahuna festival in Providence, Rhode Island can be seen below. SHADOWS FALL last year completed what was being billed at the time as the band's "final" European tour. The group, which had been touring non-stop for over a decade, had decided that it was time to […]
  • FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK On Upcoming Album: 'It's So Much More Cinematic'
    FILTER mainman Richard Patrick spoke to Mick Stingley of Uproxx about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2013's "The Sun Comes Out Tonight", tentatively due next spring via Wind-Up Records. "The most important thing that I have to say about the new music is that it's way more present-tense- and fu […]
  • HUNTRESS Forced To Pull Out Of AVATAR Tour
    Los Angeles-based, occult-themed traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS has been forced to cancel its previously announced participation in the U.S. tour featuring AVATAR, GEMINI SYNDROME and FIRST DECREE. Comments HUNTRESS singer Jill Janus: "Two months ago, I had major surgery and ever since I have been eager to get back on stage. "On August 26th, […]
  • DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN: 'I Don't Think Rock Is Dead By Any Means'
    Last September, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons made headlines when he declared in an Esquire article that rock was "finally dead." In the months that followed, many a musician has weighed in on the topic in a variety of interviews, with some digging a little deeper into Simmons's full comments and others just glossing over the headline. Sp […]

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