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KROKUS To Embark On Final North American Tour In 2020

KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced that they were going to be embarking on a farewell tour dubbed "Adios Amigos" before calling it a day. At the time, they said their final show would take place on ...

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CHRIS VON ROHR On KROKUS's 'Farewell' Tour: 'We Want To Stop On Top, Make It A Great Goodbye, Still In Full Steam, Full Power'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with drummer Chris Von Rohr of Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early days of KROKUS: Chris: "In the beginning, it's a dream, but then when you ...

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Former QUIET RIOT And ROUGH CUTT Members Join Forces In ROUGH RIOT

Former members of QUIET RIOT and ROUGH CUTT have joined forces in a "supergroup" called ROUGH RIOT. The new band consists of lead vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT), guitarists Chris Hager (MICKEY RATT, ROUGH CUTT, STEPHEN PEARCY) and Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT), bassist Sean McNabb (QUIET RIOT, LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, ROUGH CUTT) ...

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ULI JON ROTH's Younger Brother ZENO ROTH Dead At 61

Zeno Roth, the younger brother of legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS), passed away on Monday (February 5). He was 61 years old. Uli said in a statement: "[Zeno] died in his sleep after years of illness and finally moved on to a much better place. "Speaking on behalf of all his family and ...

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The Last Real Rock n' Roll - RHINO BUCKET

Let's be real here. For every ten hard rock and metal bands out there, eight are Jonesing to be one of the following: METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER, MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, FATES WARNING, JUDAS PRIEST or AC/DC. Indeed, the most emulated of these is AC/DC, a band that struck the right chord with the right rock ...

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High Water - JUNKYARD

Remember when the punk community lost its shit in '89 when MINOR THREAT/DAG NASTY legend Brian Baker turned up in a blues-based piss rock band? Funny when you consider punkers were quietly harboring a love of and subsequently forced to relinquish GUNS N' ROSES to the mass rock market once Baker cropped up in JUNKYARD, ...

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Video: KROKUS Performs In Dübendorf, Switzerland

Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's March 4 performance at Samsung Hall in Dübendorf, Switzerland during the "Rock Monsters Of Switzerland" mini-tour can be seen below. The Swiss hard rock legends' latest studio album, "Big Rocks", came out on January 27. The disc sees KROKUS paying tribute to bands and artists like LED ZEPPELIN, QUEEN, THE ...

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UNISONIC Taps GAMMA RAY Drummer For Bulgaria's Lovech Rock Fest

GAMMA RAY drummer Michael Ehré (pictured) will replace Kosta Zafiriou at UNISONIC's last show this year, on September 23 at Bulgaria's Lovech Rock Fest. Says UNISONIC bassist Dennis Ward: "After Kosta announced his departure from the band and retirement from professional metal drumming early September, we thought Michael is the perfect choice for now: He's ...

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GOTTHARD To Release New Album In January

Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD are putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled twelfth studio album at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. The third disc with lead singer Nic Maeder was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN) and Leo Leoni and will be released on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally ...

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FIREWIND Begins Recording New Album

FIREWIND, the band led by Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, has entered the studio to begin recording its eighth album for a late 2016 release. Gus says: "We're super excited about it, as this is our first recording in four years, ...

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Listen To AXL ROSE Rehearsing With AC/DC

A couple of fan-recorded audio clips of what appears to be Axl Rose rehearsing with AC/DC in Lisbon, Portugal for the band's May 7 concert in the city can be heard below. The featured songs are "Hells Bells", "Thunderstruck" and "Shoot To Thrill". The show is one of twelve European dates AC/DC will perform with ...

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No Means of Escape - NAZARETH

Watching Scottish rock-legends NAZARETH punch through a set in modern times leaves a whirligig of emotions, no doubt felt by the band's founding bassist, Pete Agnew. Agnew must have immense pride with his son Lee pounding the kit behind him, even if the loss of Darrell Sweet still stings 16 years later. Beside him, Jimmy ...

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Video: UNISONIC Performs HELLOWEEN's 'I Want Out' At Brazil's MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of UNISONIC — the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69) — performing the HELLOWEEN classic "I Want Out" on April 26 at the Monsters Of Rock ...

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Video: KROKUS Performs On 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's April 20 performance during the Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. KROKUS's U.S. tour kicked off on Monsters Of Rock cruise and will continue through a series of cities, leading to the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on May 6. KROKUS celebrated its 40th ...

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KROKUS To Embark On U.S. Tour In April

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS will embark on a U.S. tour in April. The trek will kick off on April 18 with appearance on the the Monsters Of Rock cruise and will continue through a series of cities, leading to the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on May 6. The dates ...

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