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L.A. GUNS RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “YOU BETRAY,” NEW ALBUM “BLACK DIAMONDS” OUT APRIL 14TH

L.A. GUNS, featuring singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns, has released a new song called You Betray. The song, which can be streamed below, is taken from the band’s upcoming studio album, Black Diamonds, which will arrive on April 14th. This will be the fourth studio album since the much-welcome reunion of the band’s core foundation of Lewis and Guns. It will…

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OZZY SPOTTED OUT AFTER ANNOUCING HE IS RETIRING FROM LARGE SCALE TOURING

Ozzy Osbourne was photographed walking with a cane, in his first outing since canceling his European tour dates and discussing, not having to travel far and wide, to perform. In images captured by Fox News, the Black Sabbath frontman, 74, relied on the help of the stick as he walked from a parked vehicle to the entrance of…

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BASSIST RUDY SARZO ON THE NEW QUIET RIOT TRACK “I CAN’T HOLD ON,” “I THINK IT’S ONE OF THE BEST THINGS QUIET RIOT HAS EVER DONE”

Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo was recently interviewed by WRIF , the interview covers multiple subjects including the band’s new release Rehab: Relapsed & Remastered, which includes the newly discovered track I Can’t Hold On. The track features late vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali along with guitarist Alex Grossi and bassist Rudy Sarzo. I…

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CELEBRATE THE LEGENDARY CLIFF BURTON ON HIS 61ST BIRTHDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH 7:00 PST/ 10:00 EST, LIVE ON YOUTUBE

This year is the 6th annual Cliff Burton Day, as officially declared by Cliff’s home town of Castro Valley and the greater Alameda County.  Continuing with tradition, host Nicholas Gomez will speak with Cliff’s family and friends, about their personal memories and cherished time with Cliff.  These stories will bring you back to the influential early days,…

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OZZY OSBOURNE CANCELS HIS EUROPEAN TOUR AND SAYS HE IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY “WHERE I WILL BE ABLE TO PERFORM WITHOUT HAVING TO TRAVEL FROM CITY TO CITY AND COUNTRY TO COUNTRY”

The following is statement from Ozzy Osbourne: “This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine. My one and only purpose during this time has been to get…

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ROB ZOMBIE AND ALICE COOPER JOIN FORCES FOR THE “FREAKS ON PARADE” TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MINISTRY AND FILTER, SARTING AUGUST 24TH IN DALLAS, TEXAS

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have announced the 2023 Freaks On Parade tour. Following a very successful run last summer, Zombie is at it again. This year he joins forces with the “godfather of Shock Rock” Cooper who promises to bring his signature style of macabre rock on tour. Rounding out the lineup are industrial pioneers Ministry and eclectic alternative rock act Filter. Produced by Live Nation,…

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GHOST ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY EXHIBIT AT THE WHISKY A GO GO IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

Sweden’s Ghost, with their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, have announced the first ever pop-up event from Metal Myths, the esteemed show that explores the histories and mysteries of the world’s most extreme bands. For one night only on February 1st at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, Metal Myths Presents: Ghost…

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OVERKILL TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “SCORCHED” ON APRIL 14TH, VISUALIZER FOR “THE SURGEON” UP FOR VIEWING

Overkill will release their twentieth studio album, Scorched, on April 14th through Nuclear Blast Records. The official the visualizer for the LP’s first single, The Surgeon, can be seen below. Singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments, “Man, it seems like for F-in ever since we chatted. Ha! I tell you what, this is the longest ever between Overkill releases, Feb ’19 to April ’23….

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KISS TO RELEASE RARE “OFF THE SOUNDBOARD” RECORDING FEATURING GUITARIST MARK ST. JOHN

On April 7th, KISS will release the next installment of their Off The Soundboard official live bootleg series with Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984. Recorded live at the Mid-Hudson Arena on November 28th, 1984, during the Animalize world tour, this is the fifth in a series of live releases by the band and will be available to stream and…

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METALLICA’s “72 SEASONS GLOBAL PREMIERE” COMING TO MOVIE THEATERS WORLDWIDE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY ON APRIL 13TH

Metallica and Trafalgar Releasing are excited to extend an open invitation to a worldwide listening party: the global premiere of the band’s forthcoming 12th studio album,72 Seasons. For one night only on April 13th, 72 Seasons will be played in full in pummeling surround sound, exclusively for cinema audiences worldwide — with every one of the new songs featuring its…

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MICHAEL MONROE POSTS VIDEO FOR “I LIVE TOO FAST TO DIE YOUNG,” FEATURING SLASH

Former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe has released the video for the high-octane title track of his latest solo album, I Live Too Fast To Die Young, out now via Silver Lining Music. I Live Too Fast To Die Young is quintessential Monroe, playing with words and concepts in a playfully irreverent way and wrapping it all up in some proper kick-in-the-balls rock…

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MIKE TRAMP ANNOUCES “THE SONGS OF WHITE LION” TOUR DATES

As previously reported, former White Lion frontman Mike Tramp will embark on an extensive U.S. tour in May 2023. The Songs Of White Lion, which was originally scheduled to take place in April/May 2020, will see Tramp performing all the White Lion hits, including When The Children Cry, Little Fighter, Wait, Lady Of The Valley, Radar Love and many others. Joining Tramp for the show will be lead guitarist Marcus Nand. The…

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DRUMMER CARMINE APPICE SAYS HE THINKS GUITARIST JOHN SYKES “DONE” PLAYING MUSIC

On January 9th, drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder) was guest on Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk. Appice discussed his former Blue Murder bandmate, John Sykes. Portions of what he told Eddie appear below (via blabbermouth.net). When asked Eddie if he thinks Sykes is “done” playing music, Carmine replied, “I think he’s…

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MOTÖRHEAD: NEW UNRELEASED TRACK “GREEDY BASTARDS” AND EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OUT NOW

Motörhead, the iconic Godfathers of heavy metal, unleash a brand new video for the previously unreleased track Greedy Bastards taken from the upcoming release Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic. Greedy Bastards, posted below, is the second rare gem found in the recording session vaults for the 23rd (and final) studio album, Bad Magic in 2015. Instantly hailed…

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LAST IN LINE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, “JERICHO” ON MARCH 31ST, NEW SINGLE “GHOST TOWN” AVAILABLE NOW

Last In Line — the band featuring frontman Andrew Freeman, bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne),and original Dio members Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) and Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath) — will release its third studio album, Jericho, on March 31st through earMUSIC. To kick things off, the first track Ghost Town was released digitally today (1/20). The accompanying music video can be watched below. Freeman states, “The song for me describes…

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RIVAL SONS RELEASE SECOND SINGLE “RAPTURE,” NEW ALBUM, “DARKFIGHTER,” CHANGES RELEASE DATE TO JUNE 2ND

Two-time-Grammy-nominated band Rival Sons have shared their new single Rapture (see below), which is available today (1/20) on all streaming platforms. It stands out as the latest anthem to be unveiled from the group’s anxiously awaited new full-length album, Darkfighter, now due on June 2nd. Additionally, they have unlocked the pre-order for the limited-edition vinyl of Darkfighter also arriving worldwide…

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PANTERA ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH LAMB OF GOD

PANTERA, one of the most successful and influential bands in heavy metal history, will be touring North America this summer with Lamb Of God as special guests. One of the most anticipated tours of 2023, this celebration tour includes surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) joined by guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax). Produced by Live Nation,…

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METALLICA RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SONG, “SCREAMING SUICIDE”

Metallica has released the official Tim Saccenti-directed music video for a new song called Screaming Suicide, it is from the band’s forthcoming 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, which will be released on April 14th. Says Metallica, “We’re back with another taste from 72 Seasons, the new album coming out on April 14th. Screaming Suicide, the second track we’re releasing in advance, is…

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IRON MAIDEN DONATE OLD GUITAR STRINGS TO THE GUITARWRIST TO MAKE JEWELERY FOR CHARITY

Iron Maiden have teamed up with The Guitarwrist, a not-for-profit company, to reduce the amount of strings metal ending in landfill, while raising money for Heavy Metal Truants, a charity cycling group co-founded by Metal Hammer‘s former editor-in-chief Alexander Milas and Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. The band’s collaboration with The Guitarwrist gives fans a chance to own an amazing piece of memorabilia from strings that…

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ALTER BRIDGE RELEASE VIDEO FOR “HOLIDAY,” TOUR WITH MAMMOTH WVH, BEGINS ON JANUARY 25TH IN FLORIDA

Alter Bridge have released the official music video for the song Holiday. The clip marks the return of longtime video collaborator Dan Sturgess of Sturge Media — known for capturing the band’s iconic performance with the Parallax Orchestra on Alter Bridge: Live At The Royal Albert Hall. Holiday has been a fan favorite since it was made public with the release of Pawns & King album…

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