As previously reported, following the release of Patient Number 9Ozzy Osbourne is providing an inside look into the making of the album with a three-part video series featuring interviews and in-studio clips with some of featured performers.

The final episode in the three part series, can be seen below.

To read more details about about these online episodes, and to view the first part, please click here. To watch the second portion of the series, featuring Osbourne’s Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi, go here.

Ozzy released his 13th studio album, Patient Number 9, on September 9th.

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BMG has announced the release of a commemorative triple black vinyl album in honor of the 40th anniversary of Irom Maiden‘s seminal third album, The Number Of The Beast, which was to become the record which catapulted the band to international stardom. Included in the new vinyl package is Beast Over Hammersmith — available now officially for the very first time on vinyl — featuring the live concert from March 1982’s now-legendary Hammersmith Odeon London show from the Beast On The Road world tour. Recorded only days before the release of The Number Of The Beast album, it’s remarkable to think these now-classic songs at that time were still brand new, unfamiliar and being heard live by fans for the very first time. A real piece of history in the making.

Track listing:

Disc 1 – The Number Of The Beast

Side 1:

1. Invaders
2. Children Of The Damned
3. The Prisoner
4. 22 Acacia Avenue

Side 2:

1. The Number Of The Beast
2. Run To The Hills
3. Total Eclipse*
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name

*alternative track listing to original The Number Of The Beast vinyl release. Total Eclipse replaces Gangland.

Disc 2 – Beast Over Hammersmith

Side 3:

1. Murders In The Rue Morgue
2. Wrathchild
3. Run To The Hills
4. Children of The Damned
5. The Number Of The Beast

Side 4:

1. Another Life
2. Killers
3. 22 Acacia Avenue
4. Total Eclipse
5. Transylvania

Disc 3 – Beast Over Hammersmith

Side 5:

1. The Prisoner
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name
3. Phantom Of The Opera
4. Iron Maiden

Side 6:

1. Sanctuary
2. Drifter
3. Running Free
4. Prowler

he package features exclusive liner notes written by Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris as well as restored and expanded artwork taken from the CD format of Beast Over Hammersmith, previously only available in the limited-edition Eddie’s Archive boxset originally released in 2002.

Harris comments, “On this vinyl release we get the chance to put Total Eclipse in its rightful spot on the album for the first time. The reason it didn’t make it in the first place was that it was all a mad rush when we were finishing the record and we had to get the Run To The Hills single out before the tour and we basically had to pick a B-side and it was between Gangland and Total Eclipse and we just picked the wrong one, really. I think Total Eclipse is a stronger song and the album would have been stronger if it had been on there.”

To pre-order the album, click here.

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Wolfgang Van Halen joined Dave GrohlThe Darkness singer Justin Hawkins and acclaimed session drummer Josh Freese at the second Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at Los Angeles’s Kia Forum on September 27th to perform Van Halen songs, Hot For Teacher and Panama. Fan-filmed video can be seen below.

In other Wolfie news, Mammoth WVH will release a digital deluxe edition of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut on November 11th, pre-order here. The new digital deluxe features the bonus track from the Japanese version of the album, Talk & Walk, as well as two previously unreleased tracks: As Long As You’re Not You and Goodbye. To read more details about this special release, and to hear, Talk & Walk, please click here.

The band will also be touring with Alter Bridge starting January 25th, 2023 in Tampa Florida, and winding down, on April 1st in Highland, California. For a complete list dates, please go here.

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According to blabbermouth.net, Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has revealed that he underwent a second heart surgery in early August. The latest operation took place nearly a year after the 42-year-old British-born musician suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival, just a short distance from Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. It took the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgery team, led by Dr. Siddharth Pahwa and also including Drs. Brian Ganzel and Mark Slaughter, approximately 10 hours to complete Faulkner’s first surgery, an aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement with hemiarch replacement.

On September 26th — the first anniversary of his life-saving operation, he took to his Facebook to share a video of the audience preparing for the band’s performance at the 2021 Louder Than Life festival, and he included the following message: “#september 26th 2021. #louisville #kentucky. @louderthanlifefest.I’m fortunate and grateful to be here a year later typing this. My support system at home, the hospitals and of course from all you metal maniacs has been second to none and I thank you all.

“One year ago today. Less than an hour before my life changed forever. It’s crazy how one minute you’re listening to the crowd singing [Black Sabbath‘s] War Pigs– everything normal, everything seemingly fine- the next it turns out that it was almost the last time I ever heard it. Unbeknownst to me there was stuff going on under the surface that was about to literally explode.

I’m fortunate and grateful to be here a year later typing this. My support system at home, the hospitals and of course from all you metal maniacs has been second to none and I thank you all.

I’m not completely out of the woods yet. Just before we toured Europe, scans showed a hole in one of the connections between the synthetic graft and my own aorta that was causing a leak. The blood from the leak was forming an 8cm sack that was surrounding my heart. The doctors were okay for me to tour Europe, but as soon as I got back I had to go under again for another open-heart surgery. So three days after we played Belgium, they went in, removed the sack and fixed the leak.

So I’m now six weeks post the 2nd open heart surgery, feeling well and strong and looking forward to seeing you all again on the next leg of the US #50heavymetalyears tour starting in a few weeks. My surgeons were always confident that it was enough time for me to recover and get back out on the road and it seems like they were right. We had to lose @aftershockfestival in order for me to recover, but it looks like it’s still gonna be a Kick-Ass festival.

Look after yourselves and your loved ones, you never know what’s round the corner.

Stay safe and see you all soon.

Much love, Falcon x RHRF DOTF.”

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the latest album from Enuff Z’ Nuff, Finer Than Sin on November 11th. Now fronted by singer and bass guitarist Chip Z’ Nuff for their last three studio albums, including The Beatles‘ covers album Enuff Z’Nuff’s Hardrock Nite (listen to Cold Turkey, here), the band are still delivering their patented infectious power pop melded with hard rock. Get your first preview of the new album with the single, Catastrophe‘ which is available now on all music streaming services and can be heard below. Pre-order/save Finer Than Sin, here.
The band just wrapped up a run of U.S. dates with The Dead Daisies and has more U.S. dates coming up, as well as international dates. See upcoming tour dates at enuffznuff.com/tour.
Founding member Chip Z’nuff is once again joined by long-running members Tory Stoffregen (guitars), Tony Fennell (guitars), and Daniel Benjamin Hill (drums). Finer Than Sin‘ showcases the musical stylings that have kept the band a loyal fan base since the ‘80s, staying true to their colorful rock ‘n roll roots. Finer Than Sin‘ is the band’s 17th studio album overall.
Finer Than Sin Tracklisting:

1. Sound Check
2. Catastrophe
3. Steal The Light
4. Lost And Out Of Control
5. Intoxicated
6. Hurricane
7. Trampoline
8. Temporarily Disconnected
9. God Save The Queen
10. Reprise

Chip Z’nuff – Singer, Electric Bass
Tory Stoffregen – Lead Guitar
Tony Fennell – Guitar, Vocals
Daniel Benjamin Hill – Drums & Percussion
Originally formed in 1984 in Chicago, IL, the band received their big break in 1989 when they signed to Atco/Atlantic Records. The band’s self-titled album was a monster hit and spawned two evergreen singles, New Thing and Fly High Michelle” Both received constant airplay on radio and heavy rotation on MTV, spending over 60 weeks in the Top 10. 1991 saw the band release their sophomore album, Strength” The album had a massive hard rock overtone and sustained the success achieved on the first album. The band made high profile television and radio appearances on the likes of David Letterman and Howard Stern and were featured in Rolling Stone’s Hot Issue as The Next Big Thing. Enuff Z’nuff have soldiered on during the new musical climates of the ‘90s and ’00s and continued to release over a dozen more studio records.
Social Media: enuffznuff.com, facebook.com/EnuffZnuffOfficial and instagram.com/enuffznuffofficial.
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Diamond Head is of seminal importance to heavy metal music, and their debut album Lightning To The Nations is a key influence on the genre.
“We wrote instinctively,” explains cofounding member and riff lord Brian Tatler. “We had an undeniably unique sound. Four young lads, each with an element that, when combined, produced an alloy that was our own heavy metal sound.”
Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021] is the ultimate version of this ultimate album, set for release through Silver Lining Music on September 30th. The offering will feature not only the original album from 1/4-inch master tapes which Lars Ulrich helped Brian Tatler retrieve back in 1990, but also alternative mixes of classic cuts Lightning To The Nations, The Prince, Sucking My Love, Am I Evil?, and Sweet And Innocent never publicly released (or heard) before. There is also brand-new cover artwork based on an idea Brian Tatler had, to show a character referred to as “The Lightning God.”
“In 1990, as a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the NWOBHM, Lars Ulrich and Geoff Barton compiled the double album New Wave Of British Heavy Metal ‘79 Revisited which came out on Phonogram Records. It was Lars who made it his business to track down wherever possible the original master tapes because all he had were the old, often scratched singles,” recalls Tatler. “He told me that he would often call up members of the bands they wanted to feature on the album and the confused guy on the other end of the phone would assume it was wind-up. ‘Who? Lars Ulrich? From Metallica? F–k off!’ When Lars called me, I explained that the original 1/4-inch masters for Lightning To The Nations hadn’t been seen since they were sent by our old manager to a guy called Horgi at Woolfe Records years back. Apparently, Horgi didn’t return the tapes, so Lars dispatched someone from Metallica’s German label to pay the guy a visit… The tapes were duly returned and after Phonogram had finished with them, Lars made sure they came home to me. I still have them stored safely.”
The original tapes were first quite literally baked — a process which allows degraded tape to be returned to playable quality — then restored and digitized before Diamond Head frontman Rasmus “Ras” Bom Andersen remastered the tracks, ending up with a pristine edition of the original recordings and the recently discovered alternative mixes. Pure treasure for all fans of both Diamond Head and the NWOBHM, the restored masters are supplemented by a set of bonus tracks originally recorded in the 1980s. Rounding-out this ultimate edition are a set of deep and detailed notes on both the era and each song by Brian Tatler.
“I don’t really know what inspired Lightning To The Nations” says Tatler in his notes. “I can’t think of any other song by any other band that sounds like it and that’s a hell of a claim. Sean got the title from a painting he had seen in an art book somewhere and thought it would make a good title for a song. Once we had the song and it became track one, side one, it seemed like a good album title too. It’s still in the live set after forty-years.” 
Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021], will be released as a double CD, a deluxe 180-gram gatefold triple-vinyl edition containing the original album remastered, the lost mixes, and the bonus tracks. There will also be a single vinyl edition of just the remastered album, also on 180-gram vinyl. The complete recordings will also be available to stream and download.Pre-orders are available now at this location.   

Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021] track listing:

1. Lightning To The Nations
2. The Prince
3. Sucking My Love
4. Am I Evil
5. Sweet And Innocent
6. It’s Electric
7. Helpless
8. Lightning To The Nations (Lost Original Mix)
9. The Prince (Lost Original Mix)
10. Sucking My Love (Lost Original Mix)
11. Am I Evil (Lost Original Mix)
12. Sweet And Innocent (Lost Original Mix)
13. Shoot Out The Lights (Bonus Track)
14. Streets Of Gold (Bonus Track)
15. Play It Loud (Bonus Track)
16. Waited Too long (Bonus Track)
17. Diamond Lights (Bonus Track)
18. We Wont Be Back (Bonus Track)
19. I Don’t Got (Bonus Track)

Diamond Head will embark on a string of shows where they will be joining Saxon as special guests for the European and UK dates on their Seize The Day world tour. See all confirmed dates below. 
Diamond Head w/ Saxon

10/2 Trianon – Paris, FR
10/3 013 – Tilburg, NL
10/4 Capitol – Hannover, DE
10/6 Admiralspalast – Berlin, DE
10/7 Muffathalle – Munich, DE
10/8 Capitol -Offenbach, DE
10/10 Alcatraz – Milan, IT
10/11 Z7 – Pratteln Z7
10/12 Trix – Antwerp, BE
10/13 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
10/15 Train – Aarhus, DK
10/17 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
10/18 Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
10/19 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK
10/21 Hedon – Zwolle, NL
10/22 La Bam – Metz, FR
10/23 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
11/11 Regent Theatre – Ipswich, UK
11/12 O2 Guildhall – Southampton, UK
11/13 De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill, UK
11/14 St. David’s Hall – Cardiff, UK
11/15 Forum – Bath, UK
11/16 Corn Exchange – Cambridge, UK
11/18 O2 City Hall – Newcastle, UK
11/19 King George’s Hall – Blackburn, UK
11/20 Music Hall – Aberdeen, UK
11/21 Barrowland – Glasgow, UK
11/22 City Hall – Hull, UK
11/23 Barbican – York, UK
11/25 De Montfort Hall – Leicester, UK
11/26 Roundhouse – London, UK

For EU tickets visit: www.saxon747.com/tour
or UK tickets visit: myticket.co.uk/artists/saxon
Diamond Head 2022 lineup:

Rasmus Bom Andersen – vocals
Brian Tatler – lead, rhythm guitars
Karl Wilcox – drums
Andrew “Abbz” Abberley – rhythm, lead guitars
Diamond Head 1980 lineup:

Sean Harris – vocals
Brian Tatler – guitar
Duncan Scott – drums
Colin Kimberley – bass

Follow Diamond Head online at: diamondheadofficial.com, facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial, twitter.com/DH_Diamond_Head and instagram.com/diamond_head_official.

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