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HINDER Announces 'Lucky 7' Tour

Oklahoma rockers HINDER have announced a three-month North American tour, kicking off May 30 in Marion, Illinois. The first portion of the run has openers SAVING ABEL, AMERICAN SIN and THE ADARNA, and the second leg has ROYAL BLISS kicking the evening off. "This tour is going to be an absolute blast!" says drummer Cody ...

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CROBOT Releases 'Keep Me Down' Music Video

CROBOT has released a video for a new song called "Keep Me Down". Directed by Mike Danger, the hilarious clip marks the first new music from the band in three years. CROBOT describes the song and video as "a kick to the teeth and a punch to the dick. 'Keep Me Down' lets all y'all ...

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HELLYEAH To Release 'Welcome Home' Album In September

HELLYEAH will release its sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", on Friday, September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The official music video for the disc's title track will be made available on Friday, May 17. HELLYEAH played an emotional sold-out concert on Saturday, May 11 celebrating the life of its late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On Former Bandmates: 'They Like To Say Bad Things About Me,' But 'I Wish Them All The Best'

VikingDave recently conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen. You can listen to the chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind his new blues album, "Blue Lightning": Yngwie: "It's interesting because for the last, I don't know, 30 years, people always say ...

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GLENN HUGHES Postpones U.K. Tour Due To Illness

Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK SABBATH) has been forced to postpone his previously announced U.K. tour, which was due to start May 14 and run through May 24. According to a statement posted on Hughes's social media, "he needs to be treated for an illness that while not life threatening, ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Fresno

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's May 7 concert at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts in Fresno, California can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user fresnosean379). Malmsteen told the Los Angeles Daily News about his current string of California shows: "They'll be pretty much the same what I always do: just craziness, a ...

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BABYMETAL Announces Summer/Fall U.S. Tour With AVATAR

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will embark on a fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour in support of its upcoming album. The band's first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Begins Recording Eighth Album

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has entered the studio to begin recording its eighth album, due later in the year. The new disc is once again being helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio. Earlier ...

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BAD RELIGION Announces Summer 2019 North American Tour

Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band BAD RELIGION has announced a North American headlining tour in support of its latest album, "Age Of Unreason". One leg of the trek will also feature THE LAWRENCE ARMS, while another will include DAVE HAUSE + THE MERMAID. Also announced were two New York City shows with reunited Boston ...

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SKILLET: More 'Victorious' Album Details Revealed

Two-time Grammy nominees SKILLET will release their tenth full-length album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic. The follow-up to the RIAA-gold-certified "Unleashed" (SKILLET's fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum certification), the new project continues to propel the band's position as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, ...

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It's Official: HELLYEAH Recruits STONE SOUR Drummer ROY MAYORGA

HELLYEAH has officially recruited STONE SOUR's Roy Mayorga as its new drummer. Earlier today, HELLYEAH released the following statement via social media: "Please welcome our dear friend and brother Roy Mayorga, who will be guesting behind the drum kit as we honor our brother Vinnie Paul. These men had so much love and mutual respect ...

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DEEP PURPLE Announces Summer/Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will embark on the 2019 U.S. leg of their "The Long Goodbye" tour in late summer. The month-and-a-half-long trek will kick off on begins on Septeber 3 in Riverside, California and wrap on October 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be bark DEEP PURPLE's first American tour dates since ...

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D-A-D: 'A Prayer For The Loud' Album Details Revealed

Danish rockers D-A-D will release their first album in eight years, "A Prayer For The Loud" on May 31 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2011's "DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK" harks back to the core of what D-A-D does better than most: four guys who play thrilling rock music with ferocious energy, catchy songs and an infectious commitment. ...

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TOBIAS SAMMET Says 'So-Called Business Experts' Doubted That AVANTASIA Would Succeed In America

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Moonglow" world tour: Tobias: "It's a triumphant march. So many sold-out places. Here in Europe, [we're playing] the biggest ...

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