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SAXON Singer Discusses MOTÖRHEAD Tribute Song 'They Played Rock And Roll' (Video)

British heavy metal legends SAXON recently revealed that their forthcoming album will include a song dedicated to MOTÖRHEAD. "[It's] called 'They Played Rock And Roll', 'cause that's what Lemmy [late MOTÖRHEAD frontman] used to say every night [from the stage]," SAXON singer Biff Byford told Sonic Shocks (see video below). "It's basically about early MOTÖRHEAD ...

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UFO Announces U.S. Tour With SAXON

Rock legends UFO have announced a U.S. tour with very special guests SAXON, beginning March 9 in Houston, Texas and continuing into early April. UFO, with its longstanding lineup of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards/guitar), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar) and Rob De Luca (bass), is coming back to the U.S. after a ...

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Tygers Of Pan Tang - TYGERS OF PAN TANG

In some respects, NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG's history parallels its peer SAXON, albeit Biff Byford, Paul Quinn, Nibbs Carter and Nigel Glockler have pulled off a heftier and more prolific comeback. Nevertheless, the TYGERS and SAXON both released a slew of raw yet tremendous albums in their foundation years, only to victimize themselves ...

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Original QUARTZ Singer MIKE 'TAFFY' TAYLOR Dies

Former QUARTZ vocalist Mike "Taffy" Taylor died on September 27. The band issued the following statement: "It is with heavy hearts, much sadness, sorrow and regret that we announce the passing of our very dear dear friend and original founder band member Mike 'Taffy' Taylor. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies and condolences go out to ...

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SAXON: Video Trailer For 'Let Me Feel Your Power' Live Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release "Let Me Feel Your Power", their tenth live album, on September 23 in Europe and October 7 in North America via UDR Music. The 16-track album was recorded in Munich, Germany during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus material from Chicago in September 2015. A ...

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LAST IN LINE: More U.S., European Tour Dates Announced

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO member Vinny Appice, plus singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB — has announced the following tour dates: Oct. 22 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Tiki Bar, CA Oct. 23 - West Hollywood, CA @ ...

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SAXON Begins Work On New Studio Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON have commenced work on the follow-up to last year's "Battering Ram" album for a tentative 2017 release. The group's 22nd studio LP is once again being produced by Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, ACCEPT, TESTAMENT and EXODUS, among others. In a new Facebook post, SAXON frontman Biff ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Release New Live Album

Having toured with METALLICA, WHITESNAKE, ALICE COOPER, SCORPIONS and many other artists since their inception in the early '80s, ARMORED SAINT has always been a highly regarded live act — not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album ...

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LAST IN LINE Announces European Tour Dates

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO member Vinny Appice, plus singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB — will embark on its first-ever European tour this fall. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Nov. 23 - Cologne, Germany @ ...

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SAXON To Release 'Let Me Feel Your Power' Live Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release "Let Me Feel Your Power", their tenth live album, on September 23 in Europe and October 7 in North America via UDR Music. The 16-track album was recorded in Munich, Germany during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus material from Chicago in September 2015. "Let ...

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LEMMY To Be Honored At This Year's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Renowned British master luthier Cynosure has paid tribute to late, great MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy by creating two basses to be displayed at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival. The Lemmy Bass, which brings the MOTÖRHEAD War-Pig (or Snaggletooth) logo to life, and the more traditional Motörhead Bass, which pays homage to Lemmy's ...

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Video: METAL CHURCH Performs At DYNAMO METALFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of METAL CHURCH's July 16 performance at the Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below. METAL CHURCH's new album, "XI", debuted at No. 57 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31. "XI", was released on March 25 via Rat Pak ...

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DORO: 'Bad Blood' Performance Clip From 'Strong And Proud' DVD

German metal queen Doro Pesch celebrated the 30th anniversary of performing live during 2013 and 2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows. The tour kicked off impressively in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, followed by two sold-out nights ...

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Tales From Beyond - MOB RULES

Veteran German power prog band MOB RULES returns following its "Timekeeper" compilation and 2012's "Cannibal Nation" prior to that. "Tales From Beyond" is as meticulous and grand-scoped as anything MOB RULES has attempted, including the self-contained trilogy based on Andy Weir's book "The Martian". The album opens with the eight-and-a-half-minute "Dykemaster's Tale", based upon Theodor ...

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