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SAXON TO RELEASE “BATTERING RAM” ON OCTOBER 16TH, VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK POSTED ONLINE

Saxon will be releasing a new album in called, Battering Ram, on October 16th in North America through UDR Music. Watch a video for the title track below. On Battering Ram — with Biff Byford singing as well as he ever has, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt making full use of the term “shredding” with […]

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TED NUGENT ON THE KILLING OF CECIL THE LION, “GOD, PEOPLE ARE STUPID”

Ted Nugent has weighed in on the killing of Cecil the lion, calling the story “a lie.” US dentist Walter Palmer caused outrage when he shot and killed Zimbabwe’s most famous animal in what he believed was a legal hunt. But, Cecil was being monitored as part of an Oxford University study into lion conservation […]

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IRON MAIDEN TEASE NEW ALBUM, “THE BOOK OF SOULS”

Iron Maiden have released a 28-second teaser clip from their forthcoming double album, The Book Of Souls, due out September 4th. Watch the clip below. Drummer Nicko McBrain recently called their first-ever double-length studio release “a stunning piece of work.” He added, “Every time you make a record it’s the best you’ve ever made. This […]

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GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION: MINDCRIME RELEASE VIDEO FOR “RE-INVENTING THE FUTURE”

Operation: Mindcrime – the band fronted by former Queensryche man Geoff Tate – have launched a video for their track Re-Inventing The Future. Watch it below. The Key is scheduled for release on September 18th through Frontiers Music Srl. To read more about this release and to view a track listing, please click here.

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WHITESNAKE’S GUITARIST JOEL HOEKSTRA TO RELEASE “DYING TO LIVE” IN OCTOBER

Joel Hoekstra announces the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album Dying To Live from his electrifying new side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13. Hoekstra is best known to millions of rock fans as the currrent guitarist for Whitesnake, and also known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show […]

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JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES STARTING IN OCTOBER, MASTODON TO SUPPORT

Due to the overwhelming success of Judas Priest’s 17th studio effort overall, Redeemer of Souls (which became the highest-charting album of their career, when it debuted on the Billboard 200 charts at #6), the band has announced a fall tour, which will hit the U.S. and Canada, from October 16th through November 12th. Supporting Priest […]

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GUITARIST D.J. ASHBA LEAVES GUNS N’ ROSES

Guns N’ Roses guitarist D.J. Ashba has made the following announcement: “Six years ago, I received a call that changed my life forever. The call was from a dear friend of mine (Katie McNeil-Diamond) who was working with Guns N’ Roses. It was an offer to audition for Axl Rose and earn a role in […]

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BUCKCHERRY RELEASE VIDEO FOR “THE MADNESS,” TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Buckcherry have released a video for the song The Madness from their forthcoming new album, Rock N’Roll, which is due for release on August 21st through F-Bomb records. Watch the video below. Frontman Josh Todd tells Billboard,“I struggle with two sides of my mind. There’s the side that wants to be really bad and the […]

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SEVENDUST RETURN WITH KILL THE FLAW SLATED FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 2ND, TOUR KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 23RD

Musical evolution comes at various points throughout a band’s career, even those who have been creating music for over 18 years together. Sevendust are the living embodiment of this fact and their new album Kill The Flaw is the next step forward. Kill The Flaw is the band’s 11th studio album and is slated for […]

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DEEP PURPLE PERFORM “SMOKE ON THE WATER” ON NBC’S “TODAY” SHOW

Deep Purple appeared on the July 23rd broadcast of NBC’s Today show at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza. The band played their classic song, Smoke On The Water. Watch the performance below. The band’s latest album, Now What?!, was released in North America in April 2013 through earMUSIC. Amazon.com Widgets

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