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IN A 2005 ARTICLE, RONNIE JAMES DIO DISCUSSES WHY HE THOUGHT THE BEATLES’ “SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND” WAS “THE GREATEST ALBUM EVER MADE”

A 2005 Ronnie James Dio Classic Rock article, is once again making the rounds. In it, the iconic singer explains to Greg Prato why he thinks The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is “the greatest album ever made,” his explanation appears below. “I think that the greatest album that has ever been made…

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MOTÖRHEAD TO RELEASE “BAD MAGIC: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC” ON FEBRUARY 24TH WITH TWO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS

Motörhead released its 23rd (and final) studio album, Bad Magic, in 2015. Due on February 24th, Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic represents a bonus-packed refresh, adding two previously unreleased tracks from those furious sessions — Bullet In Your Brain and Greedy Bastards — as well as a snarling, fangs-out live performance from that subsequent tour at the giant Mt. Fuji Festival in Japan in…

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MÖTLEY CRÜE AND DEF LEPPARD HAVE ANNOUNCE TWO ATLANTIC CITY, NJ SHOWS, PRE-SALE TODAY, GENERAL SALE, DECEMBER 2ND

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard have announced two U.S. shows for February 2023. The two bands, who recently teamed up for the mega-successful The Stadium Tour, will play at the 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 10th and February 11th. Presales for the Atlantic City dates begin today (November 29th),with tickets…

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METALLICA ANNOUNCES “M72” WORLD TOUR FOR 2023 AND 2024

Today (November 28th) marks the announcement of every Metallica show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica’s M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits — with each “No Repeat Weekend” featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour…

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PANTERA TO OPEN FOR METALLICA ON SELECT TOUR DATES

Metallica has announced tour dates for 2023 and 2024, including a host of shows with support from the newly reformed Pantera. It includes two shows in each city visited, and Metallica promises completely different setlists and opening bands at each stop. Pantera will support Metallica at the following shows: In 2023: Aug. 4 – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife StadiumAug. 11 –…

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METALLICA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “72 SEASONS” ON APRIL 14TH, NEW SINGLE “ÆTERNA” OUT NOW

Metallica has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, which will be released on April 14th through the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will…

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REVOLUTION SAINTS, FEATURING DEEN CASTRONOVO, JEFF PILSON AND JOEL HOEKSTRA, RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “EAGLE FLIGHT”

Revolution Saints, the band centered around vocalist/drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline), have returned with a new line-up and a new single, Eagle Flight. Castronovo is joined by new companions, bassist Jeff Pilson and guitarist Joel Hoekstra for Revolution Saints 2.0 and Eagle Flight is their brand new musical statement announcing their arrival, listen…

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DEEP PURPLE’S IAN GILLIAN ON BAND’S USING BACKING TRACKS DURING LIVE SHOWS, “I THINK THAT’S CHEATING, I DON’T LIKE IT”

Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan recently spoke with Spain’s RockFM about some band’s reliance, on pre-recorded tracks, during live performances. Ian said (as per blabbermouth.net), “”Well, personally, I think that’s cheating. I don’t like it. What are you gonna do? I first noticed this… I’m not naming any names, but I know a lot of people who do it. And I…

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MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCES “CRÜCIAL CRÜE” BOX SET

On the heels of Mötley Crüe’s highly successful The Stadium Tour with Def Leppard and playing to over one million fans in North America this year, BMG, announced on November 23rd, the release of the limited-edition box set Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989 featuring the band’s first five platinum selling landmark albums pressed on colored vinyl — Too Fast For Love (white/black splatter),Shout At The…

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ALICE COOPER AND NIKKI SIXX TALK ABOUT TOMMY HENRIKSEN’S CROSSBONE SKULLY PROJECT; CROSSBONE SKULLY DEBUT “EVIL WORLD MACHINE,” MUSIC VIDEO TO PREMIERE AT SAN FRANCISCO FAN EXPO AND YOUTUBE ON NOVEMBER 26TH

“It’s about time someone recognized Crossbone Skully,” says Alice Cooper. “Skully and I go way back. Crossbone Skully has written a galactic masterpiece about one of the most mysterious characters of the cosmos. Is he a villain or a hero? I don’t know. Maybe a little of both. All I know is don’t cross Crossbone Skully….

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GEOFF TATE TAKES HIS NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN “BIG ROCK SHOW HITS TOUR” ON THE ROAD FOR 28 DATES IN THE STATES BEGINNING DECEMBER 1ST

Beginning December 1st, Geoff Tate — the multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter best known for his thirty-plus years as the creative and driving force behind the progressive metal band, Queensryche — will be taking his Big Rock Show Hits Tour on the road for the very first time. In what is expected to be the most…

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BMG TO REISSUE DOKKEN LP AND CD BOX SETS, INCLUDING THEIR FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS

The four albums that made Dokken one of the ‘80s top rock bands are now being collected together as a box set (available in LP or CD formats) from BMG, The Elektra Albums 1983-1987. Released on January 27th, the limited edition set will include Dokken’s million-selling, worldwide charting first 4 studio albums (Breaking the Chains,…

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DAVE MUSTAINE DISCUSSES METALLICA, “THE BIG 4,” HIS FAVORITE GUITARISTS AND MEGADETH’S MOST MISUNDERSTOOD SONG

Greg Prato of Songfacts spoke with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, highlights from the interview appear below. Songfacts: Megadeth recently received their 13th Grammy nomination, in the Best Metal Performance category for the song We’ll Be Back. Dave Mustaine: First off, that pesky little number has been haunting me for a long time. I started playing…

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HEROES AND MONSTERS, FEATURING TODD KEARNS, STEF BURNS AND WILL HUNT ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “RAW POWER,” DEBUT ALBUM DUE JANUARY 20TH

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the self-titled debut from an incredible new trio, Heroes And Monsters. Formed by three rock n’ roll lifers and friends, bassist/vocalist Todd Kerns, guitarist Stef Burns, and drummer Will Hunt, Heroes And Monsters, self-titled debut, will be released on January 20th. Today (November 21st), a new single and…

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THE WINERY DOGS NEW ALBUM, “III,” TO BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 3RD; “202III WORLD TOUR” BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 15TH

 The Dogs are finally back in town. The Winery Dogs, that is. It’s been, well, a literal dog’s age since the vibrant powerhouse trio known as The Winery Dogs–Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy, and BIily Sheehan–marked their recording territory with new music. But now, following a seven-year break from the studio, the band are back in…

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I JUST WATCHED JUDAS PRIEST’S ROCK HALL INDUCTION…

Disclaimer: The following represents my personal views and opinions, and does not express those of Eddie Trunk nor EddieTrunk.com. Hello to everyone in my Eddie Trunk family, I never usually post editorials, nor opinion pieces, however tonight, I am making an exception. As many of you may know, Judas Priest is my all time favorite…

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JAPAN’S LOUDNESS RELEASE VIDEO FOR “TENGOKU NO TOBIRA (HEAVEN’S DOOR)”

Japanese metal band Loundness have released the official music video for the song Tengoku No Tobira (Heaven’s Door). It is taken from the band’s latest studio album, Sunburst, which was released in July outside Japan via earMUSIC. The effort was originally made available in Japan last December. Watch it below. During a career spanning over 40 years, Loundness built a rich musical…

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“DIO: DREAMERS NEVER DIE” TO PREMIERE ON SHOWTIME ON DECEMBER 1ST

Dio: Dreamers Never Die, the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, will have its television premiere on Showtime on December 1st. It will also be available to stream via the Showtime app. Executive-produced by Dio’s widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio and fully authorized by the artist’s estate, Dio: Dreamers Never Die delves deep into the…

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BIOHAZARD REUNITE WITH ORIGINAL LINEUP ANNOUNCE LIVE DATES, NEW MATERIAL

Biohazard is back. Celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band, Brooklyn, NY hardcore metal legends Biohazard have returned, reuniting their original lineup of guitarist/vocalist Billy Gradziadei, guitarist Bobby Hambel, drummer Danny Schuler, and bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld.  The first wave of confirmed dates for the seminal outfit includes multiple international festivals in the summer of 2023,…

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ROB HALFORD SAYS “IT WAS MAGICAL” PERFORMING WITH FORMER JUDAS PRIEST BAND MEMBERS, K.K. DOWNING AND LES BINKS, AT THE ROCK HALL INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Metal Godm Rob Halford, aka Judas Priest‘s iconic frontman, recently spoke with Lauren “Lern” Elwell of radio station KSHE, about the band’s recent induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. When asked what it was like performing with former members K.K. Downing, and Les Binks, at the induction ceremony on November 5, he said (via blabbermouth.net), “It was…

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