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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Announces First-Ever Solo Tour

SAXON frontman Biff Byford will embark on his first-ever solo tour in April 2020. The 10-date trek will kick off on April 17 at Gateshead Sage 2 and will include shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Bath, Liverpool, Aberdare, Milton Keynes, London and Brighton. The performaces will be split into two halves, with the first half ...

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Teases 2020 Return

After a five-year hiatus, Mayhem Festival appears to be coming back in 2020. The touring festival hinted at its return earlier today (Monday, December 2) with an Instagram post of Rocky Balboa. An accompanying caption read: "don't call it a comeback. #mayhem2020" Following the SLAYER-headlined 2015 edition of Mayhem, co-founder John Reese declared that the ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK's Message To Immigrants And Refugees: 'Fix Your S**thole Country First'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has a message for immigrants and refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S.: "fix your shithole country first" before placing an undue toll on American taxpayers. It's unclear what prompted the musician to lash out, but his comments came in a series of tweets touting America's ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER: 'It's Not My Decision To Make' Whether K.K. DOWNING Will Be Involved In JUDAS PRIEST's 50th-Anniversary Tour

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner says that it's his bandmates' call as to whether they want to include K.K. Downing in their upcoming 50th-anniversary celebrations. Earlier today, Downing revealed that he recently reached out to JUDAS PRIEST "to gather their thoughts" on the possibility of him participating in the 2020 tour marking the band's half-century ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Revisits His Former 'MTV Cribs' Home That Was Destroyed By California Fires (Video)

The Malibu home MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee proudly played docent for in a classic 2000 episode of "MTV Cribs" has apparently been completely destroyed in the recent California wildfires. On Friday, Lee took to his Instagram to post several photos and a video of the former six-bedroom, six-bathroom house built in 1991, along with ...

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See Photos Of K.K. DOWNING, DAVID ELLEFSON And LES BINKS Rehearsing For Tomorrow Night's One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will team up to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar will be A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Is 'Sick Of Every Other Commercial Having Interracial Couples': 'This Is Not Reality'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he is "sick" of seeing commercials featuring "interracial couples," insisting that "this is not reality." Earlier today, Kottak tweeted: "You know I am sick of every other commercial having inter racial couples...this is not reality. It is Hollywood shoving it down our throat. I ...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform In Agoura Hills

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's October 12 performance at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California can be seen below. As with all of DOKKEN's recent gigs, DOKKEN's longtime member "Wild" Mick Brown did not perform with his bandmates in Agoura Hills. Don Dokken recently told "The Classic Metal Show" that Mick was "done" playing drums. ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Tour Is In The Works

Guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) recently spoke with Derek "Mr. Shred" Thomas of "Talking Shred". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to cancel his appearance with DOKKEN at this year's M3 Rock Festival after contracting pneumonia: George: "We're going to make up ...

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