Def Leppard released the video for Hysteria, the second track off of their upcoming album with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Drastic Symphonies. Watch the video below.
The first track from Drastic Symphonies,Animal, was released on March 30th with the official Director’s Cut video, watch here. In celebration of the launch of their new album Drastic Symphonies on May 19th, Def Leppard are set to play a show at the historic Leadmill, an 850 seat club in the band’s hometown of Sheffield. Net proceeds from the show will go directly to the Music Venue Trust in an effort to help save struggling small venues throughout the UK. Livestream tickets for Def Leppard One Night Only are available to purchase worldwide at Veeps.com.
To read more details about this release and to see Def Leppard’s tour itinerary, please click here.
Extreme have been forced to cancel their scheduled performance at M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD on May 6th after guitarist Nuno Bettencourt suffered a knee injury, resulting in his inability to perform this weekend.
Bettencourt shares, “I am seriously bummed out that Extreme are unable to perform for everyone at M3 Rock Festival as we’ve been looking forward to the festival for several months. We apologize for the inconvenience to fans attending the festival. I can’t wait to get back on the stage once I’m all mended up.”
The band will continue to appear as scheduled for all upcoming dates; their next show isJune 2nd at Best of Blues & Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, BR alongside Tom Morello, see all tour dates here.
Extreme will promote their much-anticipated new album SIX (due June 9th via earMUSIC) on the Thicker Than Blood headlining global tour with dates in North America (8/2-29) and Australia (9/6-13) with Living Colour, and Japan (9/17-26). Tickets and VIP soundcheck upgrades are on sale now at extreme-band.com.
Legendary hard rock band Quiet Riot is set to kick off their 40 Years Of Metal Health tour on March 4th in Canyonville, OR at the Seven Feathers Casino and has announced the first batch of dates for what will be an extensive tour of North America to celebrate the anniversary of the landmark album Metal Health.
The band has announced additional tour dates to their itinerary, see them below.
5/5 – Englewood , NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
5/6 – Columbia, MD – M3 Rock Festival
5/13 – Watertown, SD-Studio 212
5/27- Winniemucca , NV -Run-A-Mucca Festival
6/2 – Ashland, KY-Paramount Arts Center
6/3 – Sandusky, OH-Ohio Bike Week
6/9 – Wyndotte, MI-Smugglers Run
6/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Cannery Casino
6/16 – Warsaw, IN-Grover Pavilion
6/20 – St. John’s, Newfoundland- Iceberg Alley Festival
6/23 – Pleasanton, CA-Alameda County Fair
6/24 – Umatilla, OR-Umatilla Landing Days
7/2 – Corning, CA-Freedom To Rock Festival @ Rolling Hills Casino
7/14 – Cumberland, MD – Rock The Mountains
7/25 – York, PA- York State Fair
7/28 – Vancouver, WA- Craft Beer & Wine Festival
8/4 – Jefferson City , MO- Cole County Fair
8/12 – St. Michael, ND- Spirit Lake Casino
8/24 – Syracuse NY – New York State Fair
8/26- Walker, MN-Northern Lights Casino
9/1 – Lancaster, NH- Lancaster Fair
9/2 – Derry, NH-Tupelo Music Hall
9/16 – Cottonwood, AZ-Riverfront Park
9/17 – Kennewick, WA -Clover Island
9/30 – Versailles, OH- BMI Speedway
10/7 – Rama, Ontario- Casino Rama
10/13 -Cohoes, NY-Cohoes Music Hall
10/14 – Dalton , MA-Stationary Music Hall
11/17 – St. Louis , MO- River City Casino
12/8 – Hollywood, CA- Whisky A Go Go
3/2/24 – Monsters Of Rock Cruise
3/9/24 – Great Yarmouth, UK-Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival
Metal Health was released on March 11th, 1983 and has the distinction of being the first “metal” album to reach number one on the Billboard charts and to date has sold over 10 Million copies worldwide.
States Metal Health founding member Rudy Sarzo, “We are honored to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Quiet Riot’s landmark record Metal Health on tour with all the Head Bangers around the world.”
In addition to Sarzo, the band’s current line-up includes longtime guitarist Alex Grossi , vocalist Jizzy Pearl and drummer Johnny Kelly.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was a recent guest of Byrd of 97.1 FM The Drive, where he explains why drummer Joey Kramer, will not be joining the band on their upcoming Peace Out farewell tour.
Perry said (via blabbermouth.net), “His heart’s in the right place, but, listen, playing the drums is an athletic event. And there’s a certain point where you’re just kind of, like,… every joint starts to give out, man. So, at this point we’re not thinking he’s gonna be there. We’ll see.”
When the band announced its farewell tour earlier this week, they released a statement, that said, “While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith, he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health. Joey’s unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”
For the past year, the band’s longtime drum tech John Douglas has been filling in on drums for Kramer.
Armored Saint – A Band of Brothers will have its world premiere in the band’s hometown of Hollywood on Tuesday 23rd of May at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Director Russell Cherrington will attend to introduce the film and hold a Q&A after the film with members of the band. The film celebrates the 40 year career of Armored Saint and the 50 year friendship the band have shared from school in El Sereno, a Los Angeles suburb.
Many friends of the band have given interviews, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich from Metallica tell tales of their early days touring, Scott Ian of Anthrax talks about seeing Armored Saint in 1985, Queensrÿche members Eddie Jackson and Todd LaTorre talk about the shared history. Key music industry figures and producers, A&R men, roadies, record label executives and family share thoughts and stories about the band’s 40 year history.
Tickets are on sale now for fans and include a commemorative ticket and an exclusive A3 Poster. Get your tickets here.
In other Armored Saint news; the band has just been announced as a part of the lineup for The Monsters of Rock Cruise. The cruise will take place March 2-7, 2024 and will travel through Miami, Jamaica, and the Bahamas.
“We are sailing on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2024!! Stay tuned for on sale info coming soon”
Fans can join The Monsters of Rock mailing list here.
And don’t forget to catch the heavy metal icons Armored Saint as they return to the stage this August as direct support to W.A.S.P.! The 40th Never Stops World Tour 2023 begins August 4th at Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, California and winds its way through nearly three dozen cities, coming to a close September 16th in Los Angeles, California. Click here to see dates, and purchase tickets, here.
Armored Saint released their Symbol Of Salvation Live CD/DVD in 2021 through Metal Blade Records. The release came in celebration of the seminal album’s 30th anniversary. A record vocalist John Bush refers to as the band’s “cornerstone record,” Symbol Of Salvation Live is a combination live album and video of the band playing the album in its entirety at New York City’s famed Gramercy Theatre during their 2018 tour. It captures the power, diversity, and peerless songwriting contained within. “I felt like showing Symbol… in another light was a great homage to the record itself,” states bassist Joey Vera. “Also, having all the fans be there and part of that event is a way for us to say, ‘Thank you!’ For, without them, we can’t do any of this in the first place.”
The single day music lineup has been announced for Rocklahoma–America’s Biggest Labor Day Weekend Party–and single day passes are on sale now, along with weekend passes–at Rocklahoma.com. Single day pass prices start at just $89 plus fees during Phase 1 and will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.
Rocklahoma will feature three full days of performances from top rock acts including Godsmack, Pantera, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Bush, Chevelle, Corey Taylor and many more September 1st-3rd at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. The festival is hosted by Eddie Trunk and will begin with the Rocklahoma campgrounds opening on August 27th, and music performances get underway at the official Rocklahoma pre-party on August 31st. The only way to access the campground party is to purchase a Rocklahoma weekend pass.
The daily Rocklahoma music lineup is below (subject to change):
September 1st: Godsmack, Chevelle, Daughtry, Code Orange, Skid Row, P.O.D., Ayron Jones, Black Stone Cherry, Fame On Fire, Plush, Dead Poet Society, Shot of Poison, Dead West, Small Town Sindrome, Jessikill
September 2nd: Limp Bizkit, Bush, Theory of a Deadman, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, The Hu, Atreyu, Fuel, KIX, Steven Adler, New Years Day, Crobot, Dayseeker, 90LB Wrench, Snake Bite Whisky, Bat Allison
September 3rd: Pantera, Rob Zombie, Corey Taylor,Ministry, Mammoth WVH,Buckcherry, Filter, Jinjer, Mothica, From Ashes To New, Brkn Love, Stonebreed, SIIN, Nova Rex
Fans are invited to kick off the party early at The Roadhouse on August 31st for the Rocklahoma Kick-Off Party, featuring performances from Warrant, L.A. Guns, BulletBoys and Voodoo Moonshine. The pre-party is open to anyone with a Rocklahoma weekend pass. The Roadhouse will also feature food trucks, a full-service bar, and a great place to hang with friends throughout Rocklahoma.
Weekend and single day General Admission passes, plus camping are available now at Rocklahoma.com starting at $89 per day, plus fees. Fans are encouraged to buy early as prices will increase in the coming months. All premium weekend VIP passes and packages are SOLD OUT. Please visit Rocklahoma.com for details and to purchase passes. Note: All weekend passes are for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and single day purchases do not include access to the Thursday night party.
Rocklahoma is known for the best festival camping grounds in the U.S. featuring multiple options throughout the festival site, including “Glamping” opportunities. The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience and will be open from August 27th at Noon CT through September 5th at Noon CT. “Glamping” check-in begins August 31 with September 4th check-out. General Admission, VIP camping, and VIP Glamping packages are available at checkout and are only available as an add-on to festival admission passes. Information on camping add-ons can be found at rocklahoma.com/camping/.
Festival doors open at 2:00 PM daily, and doors for The Roadhouse open at 10:30 AM daily. Set times will be announced closer to the festival.
Rocklahoma was founded in 2007 and showcases the best rock artists performing on three stages, with a wide range of onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages that live up to the festival’s motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.” Rocklahoma is hosted by Eddie Trunk.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower houses, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas, and much more.