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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Has Finished Mixing 'Most' Of New Album

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD are putting the finishing touches on their new album, due later in the year. "It's done. We've recorded it," guitarist Brian Tatler told Rock Hard magazine at this past weekend's Rock Hard Festival in Germany (see video below). "We've mixed most of it; there's one ...

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AVATAR: 'The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country' Video Released

AVATAR's video for the song "The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country" can be seen below. The clip was directed by the Swedish band's longtime collaborator Johan Carlén. "The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country" is taken from AVATAR's latest album, "Avatar Country", which was released on January 12 via Entertainment One in North America ...

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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN Says Feud With NEAL SCHON Has Ended: 'We've Completely Reset With Each Other'

JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain recently spoke with Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On summer tourmates DEF LEPPARD: Jonathan: "They're on their A-game right now. I saw a few shows from recent YouTube postings, and they sound ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And COREY GLOVER Team Up In ULTRAPHONIX: 'Original Human Music' Album Due In August

earMUSIC has announced the worldwide release of the debut album by ULTRAPHONIX, the new creation of Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR) and George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), alongside the great rhythm section formed by drummer Chris Moore and Pancho Tomaselli on bass. "Original Human Music" was co-produced by Bob Daspit (SAMMY HAGAR) and it displays the ...

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CARL PALMER's 'ELP Legacy Live' To Be Released In June

A new, two-disc digipack release from Carl Palmer, perhaps one of the most highly rated drummers in the world alive today and sole surviving member of prog rock giants EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, will be released by BMG on June 29. "Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Live" encompasses two outstanding CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY shows captured ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Frontwoman Vows To Return Following Losses Of CHRIS CORNELL And Producer KATO KHANDWALA

THE PRETTY RECKLESS frontwoman Taylor Momsen has paid tribute to Chris Cornell, nearly one year after the SOUNDGARDEN singer's shocking death. Cornell was found hanged in a Detroit hotel room last May 18 after a SOUNDGARDEN concert earlier that night. Momsen, whose band THE PRETTY RECKLESS was the opening act for SOUNDGARDEN's spring 2017 run ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Releases 'King Of Sorrow' Video

AUGUST BURNS RED has released the official Dan Fusselman-directed music video for the song "King Of Sorrow". The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Phantom Anthem", which came out last October via Fearless Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Found In Far Away Places" was recorded with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant ...

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DEF LEPPARD Releases New Lyric Video For 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'

On June 1, Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe fires the first salvo in DEF LEPPARD's projected four-volume career-spanning box set series, when the appropriately dubbed "Volume One" appears in multidisc LP and CD collections. The collection arrives in time for this summer's highly anticipated DEF LEPPARD co-headline tour with JOURNEY. To promote the arrival of "Volume One", DEF ...

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Cobra Speed Venom - THE CROWN

One the biggest buzzes in metal this year comes around Swedish death metal crushers THE CROWN. The group is on sure footing these days after returning in 2009 from a five-year hiatus. Johan Lindstrand reclaimed the mike in 2011, rejoining bassist Magnus Olsfelt and rhythm guitarist Marko Tervonen as THE CROWN celebrated its quarter century ...

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Memories in Rock II - RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW

Longing for days gone by is especially heartfelt in hard rock and heavy metal music, the genre's diehards pining for substance in a music climate growing characterless. More so, they cling to familiarity like syrup to peaches. The mere suggestion of paying to watch a Freddie Mercury hologram, much less Ronnie James Dio in a ...

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ANVIL Frontman Says JAY JAY FRENCH Is 'A Very Foolish Man Who's Looking For Attention' With His Retirement Comments

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when ANVIL would possibly retire: Lips: "When they take me away on a gurney. You don't retire. You don't retire from this business. ...

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CORE 10 Feat. Original KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: 'Introspection' Single Released

CORE 10, the band featuring original KORN drummer David Silveria, has released a new single, titled "Introspection". The song was co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Ulrich Wild (PANTERA, STATIC- X, DEFTONES, SLIPKNOT) and Argentina's Alejandro Taranto (A.N.I.M.A.L., LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS), mixed by Wild and mastered by Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering (DANZIG, PENNYWISE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD). Says ...

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LEE AARON Is Back With 'Diamond Baby Blues' Album

Singer, songwriter, producer, performer, mother, teacher, rock 'n' roll legend… Lee Aaron is wearing a lot of hats these days. With a career spanning over 35 years and still going strong, Aaron is one of Canada's most diverse artists and, as Billboard once described her, "an invincible voice." She proves it yet again on "Diamond ...

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WITHERFALL To Record Second Album

U.S. epic metal shooting stars WITHERFALL will enter the studio later this month to record their second album, titled "A Prelude To Sorrow". The follow-up to "Nocturnes And Requiems" is tentatively due in early November via Century Media Records. The band comments: "WITHERFALL have finished writing and are deep into pre-production of our second LP. ...

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JOE ELLIOTT's Previously Unreleased Cover Of 'This Is For You' To Appear On 'Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack'

UMe has announced the release of "Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack" on June 8. The album comes on the heels of the film's streaming debuts on Hulu and Amazon Prime following last year's successful theatrical run and the DVD/Blu-ray releases. The soundtrack is the first official career retrospective compilation for the guitar ...

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