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DANKO JONES Announces First U.S. Concerts In Five Years

The Canadian rock trio DANKO JONES — whose namesake front man recently appeared on VOLBEAT's #1 Active Rock hit "Black Rose" — will make its long-awaited return to the U.S. this month when the group performs headline dates in Los Angeles and San Diego. Tickets are on sale now. Although the group has toured America ...

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GEOFF TATE Announces More 'Operation: Mindcrime' 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour Dates

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate and his band, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, will perform the platinum-selling album (released May 3, 1988) from beginning to end in its entirety, along with a set full of greatest hits including "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman". The "Mindcrime" ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Mysterious 'Appetite For Destruction' Web Site Launched; Billboard Spotted In London

A newly launched web site, GNR.FM, appears to be teasing an upcoming product or event related to GUNS N' ROSES' classic "Appetite For Destruction" album. The site, which is registered by Universal Music Group, is displaying the message "DESTRUCTION IS COMING" along with the #AppetiteForDestruction hashtag. In addition, a billboard featuring five skulls ...

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STRYPER Plays First Concert With New Bassist PERRY RICHARDSON (Video)

STRYPER played its first show with new bassist Perry Richardson (ex-FIREHOUSE) Saturday night (April 28) at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet stated about the gig: "Although we had a few technical difficulties, it was an amazing night!! The people ...

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STEVEN ADLER To Be Joined By Ex-DOKKEN, BANG TANGO Members On Australian ADLER'S APPETITE Tour

Following the announcement last month of his Australian tour, ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has unveiled the members of the the newly formed ADLER'S APPETITE FEATURING CONSTANTINE MAROULIS band that will be playing alongside him to celebrate the 30th anniversary of GNR's classic debut album by performing "Appetite For Destruction" in its entirety. They ...

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POISON: 30th-Anniversary 180-Gram Red-Vinyl Reissue Of 'Open Up And Say… Ahh!'

Capitol/UMe is poised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of POISON's best-selling album, 1988's five-times-platinum "Open Up And Say… Ahh!", with a sensationally reproduced 180-gram reissue. The LP was pressed in two collectible color variants: red vinyl (available at select retailers) and a limited edition of 1,000 in green vinyl (available exclusively at The Sound Of ...

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STEVEN ADLER Says GUNS N' ROSES Became 'A Completely Different Band' Without Him And IZZY STRADLIN

Original GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler was recently interviewed by Ugly Phil of Australia's Triple M radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On appearing on the reality television program "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew": Steven: "Dr. Drew is the most fabulous people I've ever ...

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STONE SOUR: Trailer For 'Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions' EP

STONE SOUR will release "Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions" on Record Store Day, the annual celebration of the annual celebration of independent record stores, which takes place this year on Saturday, April 21. "Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions" is a 12-inch vinyl EP of acoustic versions of selected songs from STONE SOUR's 2017 album, "Hydrograd". The effort will be ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS To Guest On DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

Producer/guitarist Paul Crook (pictured; ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH, MEAT LOAF) and executive producer John Madera have announced the formation of DEVILSTAR, an all-star hard rock and heavy metal group billed as the world's first interactive band. The first release under the DEVILSTAR moniker will be a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of ...

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YES Featuring ANDERSON, RABIN, WAKEMAN: 'Quintessential Yes: The 50th-Anniversary Tour' Announced

2018 marks the 50th anniversary since the formation of one of rock's all-time ground breaking supergroups, YES. And to mark this milestone, YES FEATURING ANDERSON, RABIN, WAKEMAN will celebrate by touring the world as part of "Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour". In addition to what is promising to be truly memorable shows that span ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces October 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has extended his previously-announced North American tour, announcing additional 2018 shows throughout October. The trek picks up again this summer, starting on August 3 in Wisconsin and now running through the end of October, including a lengthy section in Canada, from Briitish Columbia ...

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