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JAMES LABRIE LAUNCHES NEW SINGLE “AM I RIGHT,” NEW ALBUM ‘BEAUTIFUL SHADE OF GREY” OUT MAY 20TH

Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie has put out the third, and final track, from his forthcoming new solo album, Beautiful Shade of Grey, before the album’s release, on May 20th. The song is titled, Am I Right, and is posted below. James comments, “The anthemic song of the album with gorgeous chordal picking and progressions. A…

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THE DIRECTOR OF THE “RANDY RHOADS: REFLECTIONS OF A GUITAR ICON” DOCUMENTARY TELLS EDDIE THAT BOTH THE RHOADS FAMILY, AND THE OSBOURNES, DECLINED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MAKING OF THE FILM

During an appearance on the May 10th broadcast of Eddie‘s SiriusXM show, Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, the director of the recently released, Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon documentary, Andre Relis, stated that the Rhoads family was not involved in the making of the film. “I do believe the family’s very protective of it,” he said…

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DAVID COVERDALE REFLECTS ON THE SONG “STILL OF THE NIGHT,” AND CREDITS GUITARIST JOHN SYKES, FOR TAKING THE RIFF TO “COSMIC LEVELS”

As previously reported, Whitesnake have re-released their Greatest Hits album by having it revised, remixed and remastered. Below is a clip of David Coverdale discussing how Still of The Night came to be, and how instrumental [Dana’s note: Pun intended ;)], guitarist John Sykes was to taking the song to another level. To read more…

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THE CULT ANNOUNCE JULY TOUR DATES

The Cult have announced North American tour dates for the month of July. The band will be joined by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus, the schedule is as follows: July: 8 – St Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *9 – Milwaukee, WI – US Cellular Stage At Summerfest10 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory At…

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WHITESNAKE’S “GREATEST HITS” HAVE BEEN REVISED, REMIXED AND REMASTERED FOR 2022 COLLECTION

Whitesnake continues to revisit its multi-platinum career as it remixes some of its biggest hits for a new collection, Greatest Hits, which was made available on May 6th on digital and streaming services. Whitesnake founder and lead singer David Coverdale had 16 tracks remixed and remastered for this collection. He explains: “We’ve definitely expanded on the original Greatest Hits, took them…

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SCORPIONS AND WHITESNAKE ANNOUNCE LATE SUMMER/FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, will return to North America on the Rock Believer world tour with special guests Whitesnake on the David Coverdale-fronted outfit’s farewell tour. Fresh off of their sold-out Sin City Nights Las Vegas residency, Scorpions will begin the two-month-long Live Nation-produced run of dates on August 14th in Toronto, with additional…

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DEF LEPPARD GUITARIST VIVIAN CAMPBELL DISCUSSES THE BAND’S FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM, HIS “COMPLICATED” RELATIONSHIP WITH RONNIE JAMES DIO, AND MEETING HIS HEROES RORY GALLAGHER AND GARY MOORE

Greg Prato of Vintage Rock spoke with Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, highlights from the interview appear below. Vintage Rock: How much are you looking forward to the start of The Stadium Tour? Vivian Campbell: You won’t believe how much I’m looking forward to it. And I’m pretty sure the rest of the guys feel…

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WATCH ROBERT MASON, IRA BLACK, CHUCK WRIGHT AND JOHNNY KELLY COVER OZZY OSBOURNE’S “I DON’T KNOW”

Singer Robert Mason (Warrant, The End Machine, former Lynch Mob), along with guitarist Ira Black (Metal Church, Lizzy Borden), bassist Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, Giuffria) and drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Kill Devil Hill and Danzig) have joined forces to cover Ozzy Osbourne‘s, I Don’t Know, which can be seen below. The quartet filmed…

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JUDAS PRIEST FRONTMAN ROB HALFORD DISCUSSES THE BAND’S FORTHCOMING ROCK HALL INDUCTION, PLAYING WITH FORMER MEMBERS AND WHOM HE THINKS SHOULD BE ACKNOWLEDGED

Andy Greene of Rolling Stone spoke with the Metal God and Judas Priest frontman, Rob Halford, about the band’s forthcoming induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Rolling Stone: What does this [induction] mean to you on a personal level? Rob Halford: It’s a validation, more than…

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KISS ANNOUNCE SECOND WEEK FOR “KISS KRUISE XI” FEATURING THEIR “FINAL ONBOARD PERFORMANCES”

With the KISS Kruise XI selling out in record time earlier this year, Sixthman and KISS have added a second week to the 2022 sailing beginning October 24th-29th from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. This will be another unforgettable KISS Kruise experience featuring a brand new lineup and adding to KISS’…

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MERCURY STUDIOS IS PROUD TO PRESENT “PHIL LYNOTT SONGS FOR WHILE I’M AWAY” AND “THIN LIZZY THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN LIVE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE OCTOBER 1978” 2 DVD+CD AND BLU-RAY+DVD+CD OUT JUNE 24TH

With their driving hooks, twin lead guitars, lyrics saturated in working class lore, and the charismatic presence of singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy are undeniably one of the most influential bands in Rock ‘N’ Roll. Mercury Studios salutes their legacy with the release of Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away + Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In…

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DEF LEPPARD TO PERFORM INTIMATE CONCERT IN LOS ANGELES FOR SIRIUS/XM, EXCLUSIVE SHOW ON MAY 26TH AT THE WHISKY A GO GO AS PART OF THE “SMALL STAGE SERIES”

Sirius/XM announced today that legendary rock band, Def Leppard, will play a special invitation-only concert in Los Angeles at the Whiskey a Go Go for Sirius/XM listeners. The intimate performance, part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series, will take place on May 26th, in celebration of Def Leppard’s forthcoming album Diamond Star Halos which is scheduled to be released on…

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JUDAS PRIEST TO FINALLY BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME

It’s official, Judas Priest will finally be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, despite the band placing sixth in the fan vote. Judas Priest will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the event, which will also honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Carly Simon in the Performers category. The award for Musical Excellence — which…

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP HONORS RONNIE JAMES DIO AND RAINBOW’S “RISING” WITH NEW SONG “A KING HAS GONE”

Michael Schenker Group, has released a new single, A King Has Gone. The track and its intro, Calling Baal, are available on the band’s forthcoming album Universal, both have a special significance: sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, it is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic Rainbow Rising. For this reason, Michael…

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IN A NEW CLIP FROM THE FORTHCOMING “RANDY RHOADS DOCUMENTARY, “RANDY RHOADS: REFLECTIONS OF A GUITAR ICON,” THE RIVALRY BETWEEN RHOADS AND EDDIE VAN HALEN IS DISCUSSED

As previously reported,  a new documentary about legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads titled, Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon, will be airing on Video On Demand on May 6th.  Now, a new clip from the film has been released, which premiered on Guitar World , and can be seen below, contains archive audio of Rhoads discussing influences, as…

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TESLA ANNOUNCE “LET’S GET REAL!” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Tesla have announced new dates for its spring/summer Let’s Get Real! tour dates. “We are so excited about getting back to performing ‘real’ live concerts again,” states guitarist Frank Hannon. “There’s nothing like the energy of being in the same spontaneous moment with an audience of people. Tesla has always taken pride in being a…

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KISS’ GENE SIMMONS WISHES ORIGINAL GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY A “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” AND INVITES HIM TO “JUMP ON STAGE” WITH THE BAND ON THEIR “END OF THE ROAD” TOUR

KISS vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons has invited original guitarist Ace Frehley to take part in the band’s End Of The Road tour. Earlier today, Simmons took to his Twitter to wish Frehley a happy 71st birthday, and he added, “The invitations still stand. Jump up on stage with us for encores. The fans would love it.”…

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TESTAMENT ANNOUNCES SECOND HALF OF NORTH AMERICAN “BAY STRIKES BACK” TOUR DATES WITH EXODUS AND DEATH ANGEL, BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 9TH IN PHOENIX, AZ

In celebration of the return of drummer Dave Lombardo and live concerts returning – Testament announces the second leg of the unrelenting and legendary Bay Strikes Back Tour lineup featuring Testament with Exodus and Special Guests Death Angel. “We’ve all been having a killer time playing a lot of sold out shows for die hard metal fans across the US and we wanna keep the party rolling,” states Chuck Billy of Testament. Eric Peterson adds,…

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MICHAEL SWEET, JOEL HOEKSTRA, MARCO MENDOZA AND TOMMY ALDRIDGE FORM NEW SUPERGROUP, ICONIC; DEBUT ALBUM “SECOND SKIN” OUT JUNE 17TH, DEBUT SINGLE “NOWHERE TO RUN” AVAILABLE NOW

Frontiers Music Srl announces the signing of a new hard rock supergroup, Iconic, featuring Michael Sweet (guitars), Joel Hoekstra (guitars), Marco Mendoza (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums), and Nathan James (vocals). Iconic’s debut album, Second Skin, will be released on June 17th. The official music video for the first single, Nowhere To Run, can be seen below. Sweet, known for his work as guitarist/vocalist for the legendary heavy metal band Stryper and…

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“RANDY RHOADS: REFLECTIONS OF A GUITAR ICON” DOCUMENTARY TO PREMIERE ON MAY 6TH ON VIDEO ON DEMAND

Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon, is a new documentary about legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads, best known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne, will be available on Video On Demand on May 6th. The film was directed by Andre Relis and was narrated by L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns. It was written and edited by Michael Bruining. The documentary includes interviews with Randy’s…

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