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JETHRO TULL Announces First-Ever Official Book

JETHRO TULL, the pioneering British prog rock group, has announced the launch of the band's first-ever official illustrated history. "The Ballad Of Jethro Tull" will be a beautifully packaged, fully illustrated hardback book, printed in two editions: a "Classic" version; and a limited-run "Signature Edition", signed by Ian Anderson and featuring additional content. The project ...

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Listen To Early Version Of METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' From '…And Justice For All' 30th-Anniversary Reissue

A "writing in progress" verson of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw", recorded in December 1987 in drummer Lars Ulrich's garage in El Cerrito, California can be heard below. The track will be included on the 30th-anniversary reissue of METALLICA's breakthrough fourth album "…And Justice For All", due on November 2 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. ...

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Listen To METAL CHURCH's Cover Of NAZARETH Classic 'Please Don't Judas Me' From 'Deep Cuts & Rarities' Album

METAL CHURCH's cover version of the NAZARETH classic "Please Don't Judas Me" can be streamed below. The song is taken from "Deep Cuts & Rarities", a limited-edition 15-track compilation CD that includes rare unreleased and previously released cover songs which are performed by various artists from the rock and hard rock genres. Due on Friday, ...

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WARLORD Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL; New Album Due In 2018

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of legendary U.S. metallers WARLORD for the release of a new studio album in 2018. Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with GRAHAM BONNET BAND and the upcoming group SPIRITS OF FIRE (which also features Tim "Ripper" Owens, ...

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VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN Says METALLICA's '…And Justice For All' Album 'Doesn't Need Bass'

VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen says that he doesn't agree with the criticism METALLICA's "…And Justice For All" has received for the bass parts being nearly inaudible, explaining that he is "totally fine" with how the finished record sounds. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since ...

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YES, MARILLION, MIKE PORTNOY + DEREK SHERINIAN Set For Next Year's 'Cruise To The Edge'

Details for the fifth annual Cruise To The Edge excursion — progressive rock's largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES — have been announced. Featuring some of the world's greatest prog-rock musical artists, the five-night cruise out of Tampa, Florida next February 3-8, will return aboard Royal Caribbean's award-winning Brilliance Of The ...

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MEGADETH Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY Award

MEGADETH was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 12) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. MEGADETH was nominated for "Dystopia", the title track of its 2016 album. The nominees in the "Best Metal ...

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Will DAVE MUSTAINE Watch METALLICA Perform With LADY GAGA At This Weekend's GRAMMY AWARDS?

During an appearance on yesterday's (Friday, February 10) edition of SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine confirmed that he will attend this weekend's Grammy Awards. MEGADETH is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance" for the title ...

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PROCOL HARUM To Release First New Studio Album In 14 Years

The brand new studio album "Novum" (on CD and 2LP) by PROCOL HARUM will be released on April 21 via Eagle Records. The band's first studio album in fourteen years, and thirteenth overall, follows 2003's "The Well's On Fire". "Novum" is released as the band celebrates its 50th anniversary, while also undertaking a European tour. ...

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WHITESNAKE: 'In Full Flight' Photo Book Due In April

"Whitesnake In Full Flight" is a fully independent publication in collaboration with bassist Neil Murray. It is a combination of behind-the-scenes shots and dynamic gig photos from the early years of David Coverdale's band, beautifully presented in a 128-page, full-color hardback book. Limited to only 300, each book is individually numbered and sits neatly encased ...

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