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SHINEDOWN, DISTURBED And EVANESCENCE To Headline 2022 ROCK FEST

The largest three-day rock music and camping event in the U.S. has announced next summer's lineup. Rock Fest 2022 will feature headliners SHINEDOWN, DISTURBED and EVANESCENCE and will take place on July 14, July 15 and July 16 in Cadott, Wisconsin. MUDVAYNE, HALESTORM and LAMB OF GOD will also perform alongside more than 70 bands ...

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JOAN JETT Collaborates With EPIPHONE On Olympic Special Guitar

Epiphone, the accessible brand for every stage, has released the new Joan Jett Olympic Special electric guitar. A legendary musician and member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Joan Jett's artistic vision and pioneering spirit has inspired countless musicians of all ages worldwide. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her landmark albums "Bad ...

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Inviolate - STEVE VAI

Fans of virtuoso shred will check out the new STEVE VAI album regardless of anything written in a review. Taking into consideration his extraordinary resume and fine catalogue of studio albums, that is just as it should be. Vai is a master beyond dispute, and while there is always the risk that a new record ...

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WARRANT And SHEPTONE Launch 'Cherry Pie' 30th-Anniversary Limited-Edition Guitar Strings

Sheptone celebrates a milestone for one of rock 'n' roll's most recognized anthems and albums with the release of WARRANT "Cherry Pie" 30th-anniversary limited-edition regular nickel-plated electric guitar strings. Handwound at tensions and speeds designated for optimal performance, these strings sound "so good they make a grown man cry." In light of Sheptone's history with ...

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METALLICA And FOO FIGHTERS To Headline 'Boston Calling' 2022

Boston Calling, the acclaimed three-day festival poised to make its triumphant return to Allston, Massachusetts this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 29, 2022, announces its full lineup today. Headlining the festival are rock and roll icons METALLICA; alternative rockers THE STROKES, playing their first show in Boston since 2006; and Rock And Roll Hall ...

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Rare Early Live Images Of NIRVANA Set To Be Sold As NFTs

It was just six days after NIRVANA released its groundbreaking "Nevermind" album when the bandmembers took the stage on October 1, 1991 at the intimate J.C. Dobbs venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photographer Faith West was in the crowd that night and captured the raw, electric energy. A few weeks after the show, the band exploded ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Postpones European Tour To 2023

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have pushed back their previously announced European headline tour to 2023 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases across the continent. Earlier today, the band released the following statement: "Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID situation across Europe, our February EU headline tour needs to be postponed. "We want ...

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It Came From The Void - KING BASTARD

Reality is all well and good, but you can hardly blame bands like KING BASTARD from diving enthusiastically into the grand lysergic sludge tsunami and letting the tides of time and doom take control. "It Came from the Void" is the New Yorkers' debut, but it sounds like a snapshot of something ongoing: a never-ending, ...

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Watch JUDAS PRIEST's Entire Concert In Virginia Beach From Fall 2021 Leg Of '50 Heavy Metal Years' Tour

YouTube registered user Dennis Justus has just uploaded fan-filmed video of JUDAS PRIEST's entire September 9, 2021 concert at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia. You can watch the footage below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Battle Hymn/One Shot At Glory 02. Lightning Strike 03. You've Got Another Thing Comin' ...

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TOOL Among Headliners Of This Year's BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has shared the lineup for this year's edition of the internationally acclaimed camping festival, taking place June 16-19, 2022 on the Bonnaroo Farm, located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee. Bonnaroo 2022 will once again present a wide-ranging bill featuring a spectacular selection of top artists performing ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Embark On Fine Art Tour

Joe Satriani, the legendary world-renowned guitarist, is planning his first foray as a touring visual artist with showings debuting at two Wentworth Gallery locations in January 2022 — Friday January 28, 7-10 p.m. at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and Saturday January 29, 5-8 p.m. at the Boca Raton location. Satriani has ...

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Signed OZZY OSBOURNE Coat Among Items Added To JULIEN'S AUCTIONS' 'MusiCares Charity Relief Auction'

Julien's Auctions has announced additional marquee items added to the celebrity lineup of instruments, memorabilia, wardrobe, artwork, and more to be sold at MusiCares Charity Relief Auction taking place live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com on Sunday, January 30, 2022. This official Grammy Week event precedes the 64th annual ...

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OVERKILL Announces March 2022 U.S. Tour With PRONG

New Jesrey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on a U.S. tour in March 2022. Support on the trek will come from PRONG. The dates are as follows: March 03 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance March 04 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium March 05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels March 06 - Cleveland, ...

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Watch MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN And JARED MACEACHERN Perform METALLICA Covers In Honor Of 40th Anniversary

MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern held the latest "Electric Happy Hour" earlier today (Friday, December 17) during which they performed a "handful" of METALLICA covers — including "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Damage, Inc." and "No Remorse" — in honor of the legendary band's 40th anniversary. You can now watch the session below. ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter And PETE THORN Perform 'Nothing Compares 2 U' On 'Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

Chris Cornell's daughter Toni Cornell performed her late father's Grammy-nominated cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" on last night's (Thursday, December 16) episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". The 17-year-old singer was joined on acoustic guitar by Pete Thorn, who had performed with Chris Cornell on tours supporting the SOUNDGARDEN frontman's "Carry ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist RON MCGOVNEY Dismisses BIFF BYFORD's 'Electric Fan' Anecdote As 'Total Fiction'

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has dismissed SAXON singer Biff Byford's anecdote about the first show the two bands played together nearly four decades ago as "total fiction." During a new appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", Byford recounted a funny incident that allegedly happened when METALLICA was the support act for SAXON at the ...

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BIFF BYFORD Looks Back On METALLICA's 1982 Gig As Support Act For SAXON: 'They Didn't Talk To Us For A Long Time' After That

During an appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON was asked to recount a "good story" involving the members of METALLICA. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Back in the day, METALLICA, they supported us. [We played at] the Whisky [A Go Go] club [in West Hollywood ...

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SLASH, PAUL STANLEY And ALICE COOPER Memorabilia Part Of 'Guitar Icons' Auction To Benefit MUSIC RISING

U2's The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin, co-founders of Music Rising, have announced "Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction To Benefit Music Rising", to take place December 11, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. PST. Hosted by Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles, the live and online auction will offer a significant collection of guitars and ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Releases Doomy New Song 'Scent Of Dark'

Tony Iommi, iconic guitarist for BLACK SABBATH, whose monolithic riffs are rightly credited with single-handily creating the vast genre known as heavy metal, aside from his 2017 acoustic collaboration with the Birmingham Cathedral Choir, returns with his first new electric music since the release of the 2013 BLACK SABBATH album "13". Titled "Scent Of Dark", ...

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