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Watch New Teaser For WHITESNAKE's 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Video

WHITESNAKE's 13th studio album, "Flesh & Blood", will tentatively be released in May via Frontiers Music Srl. A new teaser for the first single and video from the disc, titled "Shut Up & Kiss Me", is available below. The full clip is expected to be posted online on Thursday, February 14. WHITESNAKE filmed the "Shut ...

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JOHN 5 'Learned So Much' From DAVID LEE ROTH

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 says that he "learned so much" from VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth. John 5, whose first "big break" came when he was selected by Roth to play lead guitar on the critically well-received 1998 release "DLR Band", spoke about his collaboration with the iconic ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist Says Australian Politician 'Broke The Law' By Releasing Rewritten Version Of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French says that the Australian politician accused of rewriting the band's song without permission "broke the law" by releasing it commercially. Clive Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of TWISTED SISTER's hit single "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The advertisements feature ...

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MEGADETH: Trailer For 'Warheads On Foreheads' Career Retrospective

On March 22, MEGADETH will celebrate its 35th anniversary with the release of "Warheads On Foreheads", a 35-track career retrospective. The anthology spans the band's entire studio recording career, from its first album "Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good" to its 2016 Grammy Award-winning release "Dystopia", and will be available as a 3-CD set, ...

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Would GLENN HUGHES Accept Hypothetical Invitation From DEEP PURPLE To Sing With Band On 'The Long Goodbye' Tour?

Glenn Hughes says that he has no interest in performing DEEP PURPLE's classic songs with the current version of the group. Hughes spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of DEEP PURPLE, appearing on the classic albums "Burn", "Stormbringer" and "Come Taste the Band". More recently, he has been playing ...

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CARMINE APPICE Says VINNIE VINCENT 'Looked Like He Was Scared' When He Played At Pre-'Kiss Kruise' Party

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice spoke to WSOU about the recent cancelation of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent's comeback concerts. The shows, which were supposed to take place February 8 and February 9 in Nashville, were set to feature Vincent alongside Appice and bassist Tony Franklin (DAVID GILMOUR, JIMMY PAGE, THE FIRM). "Something happened between Vinnie ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We've Never Written Songs To Win Grammys'

MEGADETH was honored with its first-ever Grammy nearly two years ago. The band received the "Best Metal Performance" award for the title track of its latest album, "Dystopia". This marked the group's twelfth Grammy nomination in this category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category). Speaking to the Recording Academy, MEGADETH bassist ...

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WHITESNAKE: Listen To 'Slow An' Easy' (U.S. Mix, 2019 Remaster)' From 'Slide It In' 35th-Anniversary Edition

"Slow An' Easy" (U.S. Mix, 2019 Remaster)" from WHITESNAKE can be streamed below. The track is featured on the upcoming 35th-anniversary edition of the band's 1984 album, "Slide It In". WHITESNAKE scored its first platinum-selling album with "Slide It In", a release that has sold more than four million copies worldwide thanks to hard-rocking songs ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: 'Diabolus Est Sanguis' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Diabolus Est Sanguis", a new song from VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), can be seen below. The track is taken from the VLTIMAS's debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", which will be released ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have announced a 27-date U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Family Tree", out now via Mascot Label Group. Beginning in Charlotte, North Carolina before routing throughout the south and midwest, the trek will be supported by TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN and include festival stops at Rocklahoma, Thunder ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Multi-Cam Footage Of DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Solo Band Reunion At 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

The instrumental members of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth's solo band reunited this past Saturday night (January 26) for a two-song performance at "Ultimate NAMM Night" in Anaheim, California. Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette were joined by singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to play ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Start Work On New Album In 2019

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse says the band will work on its 21st studio album later this year. The effort will be the follow-up to 2017's "InFinite", which was recorded with legendary producer Bob Ezrin. Speaking to Andertons Music Co. at last weekend's NAMM show about his plans for 2019, Morse said (see video below): ...

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WHITESNAKE: Listen To Previously Unreleased Live Recording Of 'Ready An' Willing' From 'Slide It In' 35th-Anniversary Edition

A previously unreleased recording of WHITESNAKE performing the song "Ready An' Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)" live in Glasgow, Scotland in 1984 can be streamed below. The track is featured on the upcoming 35th-anniversary edition of the band's 1984 album, "Slide It In". WHITESNAKE scored its first platinum-selling album with "Slide It In", a release that ...

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KANSAS To Enter Studio In August

Progressive rock group KANSAS will enter the studio in August to begin work on its new album for a 2020 release. The band's first new studio LP in 16 years, "The Prelude Implicit", arrived in 2016. It followed the 2014 departure of singer Steve Walsh, who had fronted KANSAS for all but a few years ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Says 'His Death Was Not Inevitable'

Chris Cornell's widow says that his passing "was not inevitable" and blames her husband's battle with addiction for his death. Since her husband's passing in May 2017, Vicky Cornell has become an expert and advocate on the issue of drug abuse, highlighting the importance of ending misconceptions about what she says is "a totally preventable ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Cancels Comeback Concerts

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has canceled his previously announced comeback shows. Derek Christopher, the promoter of the event, says that Vincent "has sent a notification letter that he will not be performing the concerts scheduled for February 8th and 9th, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee." Christopher adds: "While we cannot discuss the terms of the ...

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Watch DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Solo Band Reunite At 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

The instrumental members of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth's solo band reunited last night (Saturday, January 26) for a two-song performance at "Ultimate NAMM Night" in Anaheim, California. Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette were joined by singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to play a ...

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