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TREMONTI TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM CAUTERIZE ON JUNE 9TH VIA FRET 12 RECORDS

Tremonti is back with their sophomore release Cauterize that is slated for release on June 9th via Fret 12 Records. The album features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garrett Whitlock on drums. The album showcases that Tremonti is back to pick up where they left off […]

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BASSIST GREG CHAISSON LEAVES JAKE E. LEE’S RED DRAGON CARTEL

On the heels of singer Darren Smith announcing that he was leaving the band, Red Dragon Cartel bassist, and Lee’s former Badlands bandmate, Greg Chaisson has announced that he has decided to depart the group as well. Chaisson said, “I’m afraid to say real life just jumped right up and got in the way of […]

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KISS’ GENE SIMMONS SIGNS DEAL WITH WWE STUDIOS TO MAKE HORROR MOVIES

WWE Studios has formed a partnership with Gene Simmons of KISS to launch label Erebus Pictures to finance and produce movies. The alliance is launching with a three-picture co-production deal starting with Temple, originally acquired and developed by WWE Studios, reports Dave McNary of Variety. “The horror genre continues to fascinate me as it proves […]

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OZZY OSBOURNE TO UNDERGO SURGERY, CANCELS MEXICO’S “OZZFIESTA” IN MAY

Ozzy Osbourne‘s Ozzfiesta event, previously planned for May 27-31 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has been canceled for medical reasons. Ozzfiesta promoter Cool Breeze Concerts broke the bad news on the event’s website, publishing an update that begins, “Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having […]

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GENE SIMMONS SLAMS BANDS WHO USE BACKING TAPES AFTER ADMITTING KISS USES THEM AS WELL

Gene Simmons has criticized bands who use backing tapes – just weeks after KISS admitted using them. In February they confirmed they’d used some non-live elements during a tour of Japan, saying, “To reproduce production here, we play live with extra tracks. Nothing to hide.” Simmons recently told AdelaideNow, “There’s nobody with a synthesizer on […]

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MARK TREMONTI RETURNS AND TAYLOR MOMSEN DEBUTS ON THE LATEST EPISODE OF VH1 CLASSIC’S “THAT METAL SHOW”

Officially reaching the halfway point of filming all new episodes of the latest season of That Metal Show, VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming returns this week with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge/Tremonti returning to the show and Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless making her TMS debut. In lieu of a TMS Top 5 […]

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ROB HALFORD SIGNS WORLD WIDE RIGHTS DEAL FOR CATALOG RELEASES WITH SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGACY RECORDINGS

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, SME’s catalog division, have signed a worldwide rights deal to with the Metal God, Rob Halford. Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands Fight, 2wo and […]

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RICHIE KOTZEN RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE SONG “THE ENEMY”

Richie Kozten has a released a video for the song The Enemy from his latest solo album Cannnibals, which was released on January 8th. Watch it below. Watch videos for the songs: You, Cannibals and In An Instant, here and here. Also, to watch a teaser for Kozten’s forthcoming live DVD, please click here. Amazon.com […]

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METALLICA TO CO-HEADLINE THIS YEAR’S LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL IN CHICAGO

Metallica will be headlining this year’s Lollapalooza along with Paul McCartney and Florence + the Machine. The event is set to take place from July 31st to August 2nd in Chicago’s Grant Park. Metallica will be performing on August 1st and are pumped for the upcoming gig. “It’s been nearly 20 years since we’ve been […]

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VAN HALEN ANNOUCE NORTH AMERICA SUMMER/FALL TOUR DATES, BAND TO PERFORM MARCH 30TH ON ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE”

In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, Van Halen will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30th on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30th and March 31st, on the late night talk show and […]

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