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DEF LEPPARD’S PHIL COLLEN SAYS HE’S “STILL WAITING” FOR THE NEXT GREAT ROCK BAND TO EMERGE

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen recently spoke with Listen Next! about where the next great band will come from once they, and other prominent musicians, retire. Collen responded (per blabbermouth.net),  “I don’t know. I’m still waiting, actually. You hear a lot of stuff out there, but it’s few and far between. There’s a problem, I…

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“GARY MOORE: THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY,” THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF THE LAST GREAT GUITAR HERO, ON SALE SEPTEMBER 27TH

Gary Moore delighted entire generations with his passionate guitar playing, from the driving rock of Thin Lizzy in the 1970s to his explorations in subsequent decades of jazz fusion, heavy metal, hard rock, blues rock, and more. Throughout that time, he could be seen on the world’s biggest stages, yet the real Gary Moore was always…

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GUITARIST PAT TRAVERS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “THE ART OF TIME” ON AUGUST 19TH, POSTS TRIBUTE TO SONG TO GUITARIST RONNIE MONTROSE

Pat Travers, the blues rock icon and guitar-slingin’ wizard, is set to return to center stage with a masterful new studio album to be released worldwide on August 19th. The Art Of Time Travel is a solid testament to the magic of Travers’s unique brand of classic blues rock, which has that supernatural ability to transport listeners into…

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WITH “HYSTERIA” CELEBRATING ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY, DEF LEPPARD’S JOE ELLIOTT AND PHIL COLLEN, REFLECT ON THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM

Greg Prato of Heavy Consequence reports: There have been a handful of highly-anticipated albums by renowned rock artists that took a long time to see the light of day. One of those that proved to be truly worth the wait (from both a commercial and artistic standpoint) was Def Leppard’s fourth album overall, Hysteria – selling 12 million…

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ALTER BRIDGE RELEASE THEIR DEBUT SINGLE “SILVER TONGUE” FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM, “PAWNS & KINGS,” SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 14TH

On the heels of their recently-announced seventh studio album Pawns & Kings, acclaimed rockers Alter Bridge have released the debut single – the metal-leaning track Silver Tongue. Known for the signature dual-guitar attack that is backed by a driving rhythm section, Silver Tongue is one of the harder songs in the band’s recent catalog. The quartet comprised of Myles…

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RAVEN ANNOUNCE 40TH ANNIVERSARY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR FOR THEIR “WIPED OUT” ALBUM, STARTING SEPTEMBER 22ND IN FLORIDA

Raven will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their iconic record Wiped Out by playing the album in full on a North American tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from Riot Act, which will perform a Riot repertoire from legendary band’s classic era (1977-1982). Raven bassist/vocalist John Gallagher comments, “[I’m] really looking forward to playing one of my personal favorite Raven albums, Wiped Out,…

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SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “CRAZY TIMES” ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, BAND RELEASES VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame-inducted Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Sammy Hagar has announced the release of his second studio album with his Billboard chart-topping supergroup The Circle. The LP, titled Crazy Times, finds Hagar, fellow Hall Of Famer and Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, Grammy-winning drummer Jason Bonham and Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Vic Johnson changing course, traveling to Nashville to record the album…

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GUITARIST ZAKK WYLDE AND DRUMMER CHARLIE BENANTE DISCUSS THE PANTERA REUNION TOUR SAYING “YOU’RE HONORING [THE BAND]”

Guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, Zakk Sabbath) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax) were guests on Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, today (July 27th). The musicians were discussing their forthcoming participation in a Pantera reunion tour, featuring surviving members, vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown. Wylde said (per blabbermouth.net), “It’s…

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DAVID LEE ROTH RELEASES NEW SONG INSPIRIED BY VAN HALEN CALLED “NOTHING COULD HAVE STOPPED US BACK THEN ANYWAY”

David Lee Roth has released a video for a song titled, Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway, which was written about Van Halen. The song was reportedly recorded in 2007 with guitarist John 5 drummer Gregg Bissonette, from Roth’s solo band, for an album that yet to be released. Listen to the song below. David Lee Roth…

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KING’S X RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “GIVE IT UP”

As previously reported, King’s X, comprised of dUg Pinnick, Ty Tabor & Jerry Gaskill, will release of their 13th studio album Three Sides of One on September 2nd. The band have released a lyric video for their sophomore single, Give It Up, watch it below. To read more details about Three Sides of One, and to…

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GHOST RELEASE VIDEO FOR “SPILLWAYS,” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS AUGUST 26TH IN SAN DIEGO, CA

Ghost have released a music video for Spillways, rendering the irresistible earworm of the band’s latest single in majestic visual form courtesy of director Amir Chamdin. Ghost‘s Tobias Forge told Metal Hammer magazine about Spillways: “This is an elegy for the darkness that most people have inside. When you have a dam, spillways are the run-offs so the dam won’t overflow. That…

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ADRIAN SMITH AND RICHIE KOTZEN’S SMITH/KOTZEN TO RELEASE “BETTER DAYS…AND NIGHTS” ON SEPTEMBER 16TH

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen‘s project Smith/Kotzen will release Better Days …And Nights on September 16th through BMG. The effort comprises five previously unreleased live tracks, plus for the first time ever on CD, the four studio tracks featured on their sold-out, limited-edition 12-inch vinyl EP, Better Days, released in conjunction with Record Store Day in November 2021. Song listing for Better Days…

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ROB HALFORD ON JUDAS PRIEST RECEIVING THE ROCK HALL’S “MUSICAL EXCELLENCE” AWARD, “[WE’RE] THE RODNEY DANGERFIELD OF HEAVY METAL, [WE] GET NO RESPECT”

[Iconic vocalist and Metal God] Rob Halford was thrilled to learn that Judas Priest had once again been nominated for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — a third time he had hoped would be a charm.  “It’s a buzz,” Halford told The Arizona Republic in March… …In May, Halford learned that Judas Priest had gotten…

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SINGER GLENN HUGHES TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID, THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE TEMPORARY REPLACEMENTS

Current The Dead Daisies frontman Glenn Hughes has tested positive for Covid, and as a result, he is being replaced on the band’s summer 2022 European tour. Filling in for Hughes will be vocalist Dino Jelusick (Whitesnake) and bassist Yogi Lonich. The Dead Daisies said in a statement, “We’re sad to have to announce that the dreaded virus…

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GUITARIST STEVE MORSE ANNOUNCES HIS DEPARTURE FROM DEEP PURPLE TO CARE FOR HIS AILING WIFE

Deep Purple have posted the following message, regarding guitarist, Steve Morse, to their Facebook page: “Deep Purple announces that Steve Morse will be stepping back from the band, having been its guitarist for more than a quarter of a century. Steve’s personal circumstances have made it impossible for him to commit to the band’s schedule…

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THE DEAD DAISIES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, “RADIANCE” ON SEPTEMBER 30TH

The Dead Daisies will release their sixth studio album, Radiance, on September 30th According to a press release, the LP contains “ten tracks of pure unadulterated brilliant rock. The power of Doug Aldrich and David Lowy‘s dual guitars provide a wall of sonic nectar. Frontman Glenn Hughes‘s rock-solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity, still among the greatest rock singers of…

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QUEENSRŸCHE RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SONG, “FOREST,” SEE IT HERE

Queensryche has released their second single, Forest, from their upcoming album, Digital Noise Alliance, out October 7th. The band comments, “The ballad of the album, Forest embodies the sorrow of losing a loved one, trying to cope with such a profound loss, while occasionally feeling that person’s presence around you and asking for a sign. It is a…

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MEGADETH RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SONG, “NIGHT STALKERS,” NEW ALBUM “THE SICK, THE DYING…AND THE DEAD!” DUE SEPTEMBER 2ND

Megadeth is streaming their sophomore single, Night Stalkers, from their forthcoming album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, which is scheduled for release on September 2nd. The song features Ice-T, and can be heard below. To watch a video from the band’s first single, We’ll Be Back, please click here. The Sick, The Dying……

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OZZY RELEASES NEW SONG, “DEGRADATION RULES,” FEATURING HIS BLACK SABBATH BANDMATE TONY IOMMI

Ozzy Osbourne has released a new single, Degradation Rules. The song, which features a guest appearance by his Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi, is taken from Ozzy’s forthcoming new album, Patient Number 9, which will arrive on September 9th. The title track, featuring a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, was made available last month. Artist and comic book creator Todd McFarlane directed the…

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JUDAS PRIEST’S ROB HALFORD, GLENN TIPTON, IAN HILL AND PRODUCER TOM ALLOM CELEBRATE THE 40 ANNIVERSARY OF “SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE”

Bryan Reesman of GRAMMY.com spoke with Judas Priest band members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Ian Hill, along with producer, Tom Allom, about the band’s Screaming for Vengeance album, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Excerpts from the interview appear, below. “[Some people] didn’t know they were metalheads until they heard Priest,” [Rob] Halford tells…

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