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Burn it Down - THE DEAD DAISIES

One might be tempted to ask David Lowy and THE DEAD DAISIES just what the hell the band is trying to prove by ramming four studio albums, two EPs and a live package into a meager five-year span. Culling 14 singles to this point through the supergroup's latest slab, "Burn it Down", is it too ...

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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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YES: 50th-Anniversary Tour To Feature TONY KAYE As 'Special Guest'

As YES gear up for their North American summer tour celebrating the band's landmark Golden Anniversary, the prog rock pioneers have started to reveal exciting plans in store for the year, including special tour guests, five-album vinyl set and a U.S. fan convention. Their 50th anniversary not only celebrates the musical contributions of YES but ...

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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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THE SEA WITHIN Feat. Members Of TRANSATLANTIC, PAIN OF SALVATION, THE FLOWER KINGS: First Trailer For Debut Album

THE SEA WITHIN — the new art-rock collective comprise of Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC, THE FLOWER KINGS), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Jonas Reingold (STEVE HACKETT, THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, THE TANGENT), Tom Brislin (YES SYMPHONIC, RENAISSANCE, SPIRALING, DEBORAH HARRY) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, STEVEN WILSON, UK, JOE SATRIANI) — will release its debut self-titled ...

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KISS Manager On Why He Believes Band Can Continue Without Original Members: This Isn't 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Veteran talent manager Doc McGhee (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI) was recently interviewed by Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his early days as a manager: Doc: "You start [by] learning what not to do. If you have ...

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ICARUS WITCH Announces New Singer, Releases 'Goodbye Cruel World' Video

Pittsburgh-based traditional heavy metal outfit ICARUS WITCH has announced the addition of vocalist Andrew D'Cagna (BRIMSTONE COVEN, IRONFLAME) to the group's ranks. The band has also released a music video for "Goodbye Cruel World", the title track of its forthcoming studio album, due later this year via Cleopatra Records. "After working closely with Andrew in ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Releases 'Chasing Dragons' Video

WHITE WIZZARD's video for the song "Chasing Dragons" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Infernal Overdrive", which came out in January. Fans have long anticipated the return full-length from traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD, who revamped their lineup last year to include the return of their strongest players ...

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SANCTUARY Guitarist Says Vocalist JOSEPH MICHAEL Has 'Breathed New Life Into The Band'

After their recent performance alongside ICED EARTH in Detroit, Michigan, SANCTUARY guitarist Lenny Rutledge and touring vocalist Joseph Michael (WITHERFALL) spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the decision to honor their touring commitments as a tribute to late ...

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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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THE SEA WITHIN Feat. Members Of TRANSATLANTIC, PAIN OF SALVATION, THE FLOWER KINGS: Debut Album Due In June

THE SEA WITHIN — the new art-rock collective comprise of Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC, THE FLOWER KINGS), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Jonas Reingold (STEVE HACKETT, THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, THE TANGENT), Tom Brislin (YES SYMPHONIC, RENAISSANCE, SPIRALING, DEBORAH HARRY) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, STEVEN WILSON, UK, JOE SATRIANI) — will release its debut self-titled ...

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Return To The East Live (2016) - DOKKEN

At some point in every successful artist's career, past accomplishments become more compelling than future prospects. Having a string of hits can therefore be something of a double-edged sword, for the shadow cast by those hits, not to mention, nostalgia for the lineup of musicians who recorded them, tends to grow over time, often in ...

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JON SCHAFFER Says '2019 Is Realistic' For Next DEMONS & WIZARDS Album

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall conducted an interview with ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer prior to the band's March 28 concert at The Shelter in Detroit, Michigan. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what ICED EARTH has planned after their "Incorruptible" North American tour: Jon: "We're going ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Drummer On 'Family Tree' Album: 'It's Really Neat'

Drummer John Fred Young and bassist Jon Lawhon of the Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY were recently interviewed by Ticketmaster UK. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's new album, "Family Tree": Jon: "This was a very self-done, in-house record. I've been doing artwork ...

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Watch BLACK STONE CHERRY's 'Bad Habit' Video

The official music video for "Bad Habit", a brand new song from Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Family Tree", which will be released on April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. "Family Tree" is the much-anticipated follow up to 2016's "Kentucky". As ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY: Trailer For 'Family Tree' Album

A trailer for "Family Tree", the new album from Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY, is available below. The disc will be released on April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. "Family Tree" is the much-anticipated follow up to 2016's "Kentucky". As was the case on "Kentucky", the BLACK STONE CHERRY members opted to produce and ...

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ALICE COOPER Guitarist RYAN ROXIE To Release 'Imagine Your Reality' Solo Album In May; ROBIN ZANDER To Guest

Ryan Roxie will release his new solo album, "Imagine Your Reality", on May 25 via Cargo Records UK. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who is best known as Alice Cooper's longtime lead guitarist and collaborator, has also worked with Slash and Gilby Clarke and been a member of Classic Rock award-nominated band CASABLANCA. "Imagine Your ...

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