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IRON MAIDEN BRUCE DICKINSON DISCUSSES HIS FAVORITE SINGERS, AND SAYS IRON MAIDEN’S “ACES HIGH” IS ONE THE HARDEST SONGS TO SING LIVE

 Greg Prato for Songfacts spoke with Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, portions of the interview appear below. Songfacts: To go back a ways in your solo career, was the song Tattooed Millionaire written about anyone in particular? Or was it an amalgamation of people? Bruce Dickinson: Everybody likes to think it was all about [Mötley…

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LEGENDARY GUITARIST ULI JON ROTH RETURNS ON TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA WITH INCREDIBLE THREE HOUR EXTRAVAGANZA

Music enthusiasts, get ready for a night of true musical passion and inspiration as legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth takes us on a 360-degree journey into his unique world of artistic imagination.  Uli Jon Roth is thrilled to announce his exclusive 2024 world tour Interstellar Sky Guitar. The three-hour-plus integrated multi-media show will be split…

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“IS IT LOUD ENOUGH? MICHAEL SCHENKER: 1980-1983,” SIX CD RETROSPECTIVE, WITH BOOKLET, OUT MARCH 29TH

Is It Loud Enough? Michael Schenker: 1980 – 1983, a newly remastered 6CD, 66 track boxset, brings together Michael Schenker material recorded from 1979 – 1983. It will be released on March 29th through Chrysalis Records and be pre-ordered, here. A turbulent time for Michael, following his exit from UFO via Scorpions, features the studio albums Michael Schenker Group, MSG,…

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DIRTY HONEY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “COMING HOME (BALLAD OF THE SHIRE)”

Currently on its third consecutive, sold-out U.K./European headline tour, today Dirty Honey releases a brand new music video for Coming Home (Ballad of the Shire) from the band’s current album, Can’t Find The Brakes.  The Coming Home video offers an unexpected element from a band best known for its high-energy, sexy, bluesy rock’n’roll and reflects the…

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THE METAL GOD DISCUSSES THE DIVERSITY OF JUDAS PRIEST’S SOUND, ALSO LISTEN TO THEIR NEW SONG, “THE SERPENT AND THE KING,” OFF “INVINCIBLE SHIELD,” OUT MARCH 8TH

In a new interview with The Plan B Show With Brock And Hunter on the Rock 107 WIRX radio station in Southwest Michigan, Judas Priest iconic singer Rob Halford was asked what he thinks an 18-year-old metalhead who is just discovering the band might take away from the band’s upcoming album, Invincible Shield. He responded (as transcribed by blabbermouth.net), “Well, they’re embracing something that is, I…

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LOVERBOY TO LAUNCH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SHOW, “LIVE IN ’82,” FULLY RESTORED AND REMIXED ON JUNE 7TH

The story of Loverboy is akin to a Hollywood movie. Overcoming rejection to eventually become one of Canada’s most successful rock bands of all time and selling millions of albums in the process, is a feel-good story for the ages.  On June 7th, one of their most incredible live performances will be released for the very first time, in high…

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ACE FREHLEY RELEASES VIDEO FOR “CHERRY MEDICINE,” NEW ALBUM “10,000 VOLTS” OUT TOMORROW

RRHOF-inductee and guitar legend Ace Frehley releases a new video for Cherry Medicine, featured on his new album, 10,000 Volts.  His highly-anticipated album will be released tomorrow. Produced and co-written by Ace and Steve Brown, the uncontainable energy on the 11-tracks showcases some of Ace’s best works since his ’78 solo album. On Cherry Medicine,…

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FEATURING MEMBERS OF EVANESCENCE, ALICE COOPER AND GRANNY 4 BARREL, KILLINGTON PIT, RELEASES COVER OF JUDAS PRIEST’S “RIDING ON THE WIND”

As Killington Pit prepare to release their first original material later in 2024 and play their first live shows, the band recently released another of their hugely popular cover songs. On February 16th the band released a stunning cover of the Judas Priest classic Riding On The Wind. The track comes from Priest’s seminal 1982 Screaming For…

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SLAYER ANNOUNCES ITS RETURN TO THE CONCERT STAGE, BAND WILL HEADLINE MAIN STAGE AT “RIOT FEST” AND “LOUDER THAN LIFE” FESTIVALS

For the first time since the band wrapped the last concert of its Final World Tour back in November 2019, Slayer – Tom Araya (bass & vocals), guitarists Kerry King and Gary Holt, and Paul Bostaph on drums – announce they will return to the stage this fall, headlining two major festivals, Riot Fest and…

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ALEX VAN HALEN TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY ON OCTOBER 22ND

HarperCollins Publishers has set an October 22nd for Brothers, a new book from legendary Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen. The 384-page book is categorized under “Biography & Autobiography” and currently has a list price of $32.00. Eddie and Alex Van Halen formed a band called Mammoth in Pasadena, California in 1972, then renamed it Van Halen when singer David Lee Roth joined the group and,…

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BRUCE DICKINSON ANNOUNCES TWO NEW TOURING BAND MEMBERS AND A ONE-OFF WARM-UP SHOW FOR “THE MANDRAKE PROJECT”

Ahead of the release of the album, The Mandrake Project through BMG on March 1st and the start of a four- month tour,  Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has revealed the addition of two new guitarists in the touring line up. Swedish born guitarist, songwriter and multi-platinum credited producer Philip Naslund and Swiss session and touring…

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BRET MICHAELS “PARTI-GRAS 2.0,” FEATURING CHRIS JANSON, THE EAGLES’ DON FELDER, DEE SNIDER AND LOU GRAMM, TO HIT THE ROAD ON JULY 12TH, IN NOBLESVILLE, IN

Following the success of his first-ever solo touring festival, Parti-Gras, in 2023, Bret Michaels has partnered with Live Nation for this select exact lineup bringing the good-time summer music festival of 2024. Michaels will be belting out all of his Poison hits and be joined by some of his closest friends for an unforgettable blend…

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TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS, THOR RELEASES NEW ALBUM, “RIDE THE IRON HORSE,” ON MARCH 22ND, SELF-TITLED SINGLE AVAILABLE OUT NOW

How do you celebrate a monumental 50-year milestone of metal mania? If you’re metal giant Thor, you release a new album that simultaneously looks forward and backward, celebrating the past and venturing into the uncharted future. Ride The Iron Horse puts Thor back in the saddle for another barnstorming metal album that marks 5 decades…

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WHOM GODS DESTROY LAUNCH SECOND SINGLE/VIDEO “OVER AGAIN” OFF UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM “INSANIUM”

Whom Gods Destroy, the formidable new progressive metal group formed by keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, and vocalist Dino Jelusick, along with the potent rhythm section of bassist Yas Nomura and drummer Bruno Valverde, will be releasing their debut album Insanium on March 15th, 2024 worldwide via InsideOutMusic. Today, a second single off “Insanium”…

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DEEP PURPLE’S “MACHINE HEAD” GETS SUPER DELUXE EDITION TREATMENT, OUT MARCH 29TH

Deep Purple unleashed one of the best guitar riffs since the invention of rock and roll with Smoke On The Water, a song dubbed the Beethoven’s 5th of hard rock. Since its 1972 debut on Machine Head, the song and the album have left an indelible mark on music, inspiring countless bands around the world….

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ACCEPT ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM, “HUMANOID” TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 26TH

Legendary heavy metal titans Accept announce their new album, entitled Humanoid, to be released on April 26, 2024, with the first single and video to be released on February 28th. The upcoming masterpiece was once again produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by critically acclaimed heavy metal producer Andy Sneap. Starting today, fans can immerse themselves…

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LAMB OF GOD & MASTODON ANNOUNCE THE “ASHES OF LEVIATHAN” TOUR

Today GRAMMY® Award-nominated metal titans Lamb of God and GRAMMY® Award-winning band Mastodon announce the co-headlining Ashes Of Leviathan Tour. The tour finds the two iconic bands join forces to celebrate the 20th anniversary of two seminal releases: Lamb of God’s biggest-selling album Ashes of the Wake and Mastodon’s acclaimed sophomore album Leviathan, which were…

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KERRY KING MAKES IT OFFICIAL: DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, “FROM HELL I RISE,” SET FOR A MAY 17TH RELEASE, DEBUT SONG “IDLE HANDS” RELEASED TODAY

The Los Angeles Forum, just before midnight on November 30th, 2019.  Slayer’s Kerry King stood center stage; his signature chains hung from his belt; he walked over to stage right, unhooked the chains and held them high, dropped them onto the stage floor, turned around, and walked off the stage.  “I knew early on that I…

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BEASTO BLANCO RELEASES NEW SONG & VIDEO FOR “RUN FOR YOUR LIFE”; BAND FRONTED BY CALICO COOPER & CHICK GARRIC TO RELEASE ALBUM “KINETICA” IN 2024

The formidable powerhouse Beasto Blanco are back in 2024 with new single Run For Your Life, produced by Chris Harms / Lord of the Lost. It’s the first taste of their forthcoming new album, KINETICA, coming later this year via COP International Records that aspires to capture the visuals, energy, love, sex, sweat, robots, and…

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JUDAS PRIEST SHARES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CROWN OF HORNS,” NEW ALBUM “INVINCIBLE SHIELD” DUE MARCH 8TH

Today Judas Priest reveal the official music video for their recently released single Crown Of Horns, watch it below. The band’s highly anticipated new studio album Invincible Shield will be released on March 8th 2024 through Epic Records, pre-order here.  Over the past 50 years Judas Priest have sold over 50 million albums worldwide and…

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