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SEBASTIAN RELEASES VIDEO FOR “HEAVIEST SONG”, “(HOLD ON) TO THE DREAM”

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach has shared the official music video for his new song called (Hold On) To The Dream. The track is taken from his upcoming solo album, Child Within The Man, due on May 10th through Reigning Phoenix Music. “If someone asked me to play the heaviest song I have ever recorded in my 35-year career,…

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SEBASTIAN BACH SAYS IT IS PURLEY BUSINESS, AND NOT PERSONAL REASONS, FOR WHY SKID ROW HAS YET TO REUNITE

Emma Jayne of Screamer Magazine spoke with Sebastian Bach, portions of the article appear below. Bach on reuniting with his former Skid Row bandmate, Rob Affuso, for his first single, What Do I Got To Lose? (see the video here), off his new solo album, Child Within The Man: ” I’ve always wanted to work with…

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OZZY, AS A SOLO ARTIST, TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner and Peter Frampton are among the 2024 inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Other inductees in the Performer category are Mary J. Blige, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Kool & The Gang and A Tribe Called Quest. Jimmy Buffett, MC5, Dionne Warwick and Norman Whitfield will be presented with the Musical Excellence Award; Alexis Korner, John Mayall and Big Mama Thornton will receive the Musical Influence Award; and Suzanne de Passe is…

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LITA FORD DISCUSSES BEING ASKED TO PLAY BASS FOR LED ZEPPELIN

Andrew Daly of Guitar World spoke with Lita Ford, excerpts from the discussion appear below. Guitar World: At some point in the ‘70s, you were playing in a club, and the story goes that Led Zeppelin asked you to play bass. Was that before or during The Runaways? Lita Ford: The Runaways were playing at…

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METALLICA’S JAMES HETFIELD GETS TATTOO MADE WITH LEMMY KILMISTER’S ASHES

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has revealed a new tattoo in memory of late rocker Lemmy Kilmister — using some of the Motörhead star’s ashes. Hetfield, 60, showed off the tattoo — featuring Motörhead‘s famous Ace of Spades logo — made with “black ink mixed with a pinch of his cremation ashes that were so graciously given to…

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EXTREME ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH LIVING COLOUR

With a busy year of touring already in the works, multi-platinum hard rock group Extreme has announced the addition of 15 new dates for a month-long September run of their global Thicker Than Blood tour. After wrapping several highly anticipated, sold-out shows for their spring 2024 dates, the band is thrilled to hit the road once again with special…

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KERRY KING ANNOUNCES “RESIDUE,” THE NEW SINGLE AND FIRST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HIS UPCOMING DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, “FROM HELL I RISE

With his solo debut album, From Hell I Rise, set for a May 17th release (Reigning Phoenix Music), Kerry King unveils Residue, the project’s brand new single, and first music video. Co-directed by Jim Louvau and his partner Tony Aguilera, who have made videos for Jerry Cantrell, Sebastian Bach, Exodus, and Killer Be Killed, the video was…

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ANVIL ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM, “ONE AND ONLY,” AND PRESENT FIRST VIDEO SINGLE “FEED YOUR FANTASY”

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have announced their new studio album, One And Only, for a release on June 28th through powerhouse label AFM Records! A first video single, Feed Your Fantasy, has just been premiered and is now streaming below. Pre-Order One And Only, here. When it comes to the most influential bands in the history of heavy metal, authorities on the…

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DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES “1 MORE TIME” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH YES

Deep Purple, one of Britain’s most influential bands, today announced 1 More Time Tour of the U.S., to celebrate over 50 years of Smoke On The Water. They will be shaking the walls of North American amphitheaters this summer with an explosive lineup of unforgettable hits taken from their repertoire of rock, spanning half a century. Joining Deep Purple on…

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CAREGORY 7: NEW BAND FEATURING JOHN BUSH, PHIL DEMMEL, MIKE ORLANDO, JACK GIBSON AND JASON BITTNER, JOINS METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records is pleased to welcome Category 7, the new band featuring vocalist John Bush, guitarists Phil Demmel and Mike Orlando, bassist Jack Gibson, and drummer Jason Bittner, to its legendary roster. With veteran musicians from such legendary acts as Anthrax, Armored Saint, Adrenaline Mob, Machine Head, Overkill, Exodus, and Shadows Fall, it’s hard…

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DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE “40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2024-2025” STARTING IN EUROPE THIS OCTOBER

A tour announcement that has been fourteen years in the making, GRAMMY®-winning, progressive music titans Dream Theater are announcing their 40th Anniversary Tour 2024 – 2025. The tour – presented as An Evening With Dream Theater – is the first outing since drummer Mike Portnoy’s return to the lineup joining vocalist James LaBrie, bassist John Myung, guitarist John…

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FIREHOUSE SINGER C.J. SNARE PASSES AT AGE 64

C.J. Snare, the lead singer of the 80s hair metal band FireHouse — behind hits like Don’t Treat Me Bad and Love of a Lifetime — died unexpectedly Friday after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 64, as reported by the New York Post. The band mourned Snare’s passing as a “sad day for Rock N…

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KISS SELLS SONG CATALOG FOR MORE THAN $300M TO COMPANY CO-FOUNDED BY ABBA MEMBER

KISS has reportedly sold their catalog, brand name and IP to Swedish company Pophouse Entertainment Group in a deal estimated to be over $300 million, it was announced Thursday. This isn’t the first time the band has partnered with Pophouse, which was co-founded by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus.  When the band’s current lineup — founders Paul…

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CONEY HATCH ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER VINYL PRESSING OF “POSTCARD FROM GERMANY” AS RECORD STORE DAY CANADA EXCLUSIVE 

Canadian rock band Coney Hatch is thrilled to announce that its live album, Postcard from Germany will be available on vinyl for the first time ever through Anthem Records. The limited-edition vinyl pressing will be available for purchase on April 20th, as part of Record Store Day. Each album has been autographed by the band,…

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FOREIGNER’S FAREWELL TOUR CONTINUES WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LOVERBOY AND LITA FORD SET TO LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 23RD IN CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA

I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero, Urgent, and more Top 10 hits than Journey. Today (April 2nd) Foreigner, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominated band behind these iconic songs, announced the next leg of their farewell tour this fall, with special guests Loverboy and Lita Ford on…

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ROCKLAHOMA’S 2024 LINEUP ANNOUNCED, SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 30TH-SEPTEMBER 1STM IN PRYOR OKLAHOMA AND HOSTED BY EDDIE TRUNK

After a record-breaking 2023 with over 70,000 fans from across the U.S. in attendance, Rocklahoma returns on August 30th-September 1st to Rockin Red Dirt Ranch in Pryor, Oklahoma–just outside Tulsa–with its biggest lineup yet! America’s Biggest Labor Day Party will feature headlining performances from Avenged Sevenfold and Evanescence (Friday), Disturbed and A Day To Remember…

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SEBASTIAN BACH SAYS HE CAN SEE A SKID ROW REUNION “HAPPENING” AND ADDS “WE SHOULD BE GIVING SOMETHING BACK TO THE FANS”

 Rich Hobson of Metal Hammer reports: t’s been almost 30 years since Sebastian Bach was ejected from Skid Row…after the departure of [the band’s latest singer] Erik Grönwall – their third vocalist in the last decade, naturally the conversation has returned to whether they’ll ever reunite with Bach. And naturally, the singer has some opinions on that front.  Speaking…ahead…

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JOE SATRIANI AND STEVE VAI RELEASE VIDEO FOR “THE SEA OF EMOTION, PT. 1′

Joe Satriani and Steve Vai have released the official music video for the first of their three-part collaboration track, The Sea Of Emotion. Directed by Joe‘s son Z.Z. Satriani, the clip recalls the beginning of Satriani and Vai‘s 50-year-long friendship. The result is described as “a whole lot of awesomeness and a trip back to the ’70s.” Satriani said of the song’s inspiration, “When Steve and I…

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ACCEPT RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “THE RECKONING”

Accept have shared the official music video for The Reckoning, the second single from their upcoming album Humanoid, watch it below. Accept‘s Wolf Hoffmann states about The Reckoning: “We’re thrilled to release The Reckoning as our second single. It’s is one of our favorites from the new album: hard-hitting, solid metal with lyrics about a poignant life theme. We hope the fans enjoy…

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SKID ROW SINGER ERIK GRÖNWALL DEPARTS THE BAND, IN ORDER TO PRESERVE HIS HEALTH

Skid Row has parted ways with Swedish singer Erik Grönwall. The band’s longtime friend Lzzy Hale of Halestorm will be taking over vocal duties for the upcoming scheduled four concerts. Grönwall has decided that the travel and rigors of the road is not conducive to his overall health and recovery, and wants to focus on a lifestyle that is more amenable…

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