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OZZY OSBOURNE: Tattoo Event And 'Ordinary Man' Album Listening Party To Take Place In More Than 50 Cities Around The World

On the eve of the release of Ozzy Osbourne's new album, "Ordinary Man" (Epic Records), more than 50 cities around the world will host celebrations for the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event in history. Fans attending the February 20 events — to be held simultaneously at tattoo shops in 50 cities around ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shapeshifting' Album In April; 'Nineteen Eighty' Single Now Available

Joe Satriani's new studio album, "Shapeshifting", is set for release on April 10 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The first single, "Nineteen Eighty", is available today on all streaming platforms and at rock radio stations nationwide. Pre-order packages are also available beginning today. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will ...

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HELLHAMMER's 'Apocalyptic Raids' To Be Reissued In March

Noise Records/BMG will reissue "Apocalyptic Raids" by extreme metal forefathers HELLHAMMER on deluxe, gatefold LP and mediabook CD on March 27. With concept and art direction by founding member Tom Gabriel Warrior, this 2020 version has been remastered by V.Santura of TRIPTYKON and features an expanded booklet, rare photos and new liner notes. Warrior comments: ...

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GLENN TIPTON, ROB HALFORD And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Working On Music For Next JUDAS PRIEST Album

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner have commenced the official songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature the 40-year-old Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist K.K. Downing following his exit in 2011. ...

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CRO-MAGS Founder HARLEY FLANAGAN Makes Feature Film Debut In 'Between Wars'

CRO-MAGS frontman and founder Harley Flanagan makes his feature film debut scoring the soundtrack and starring opposite Michael Imperioli in director Tom Phillips's new film "Between Wars". "Between Wars" takes an intimate look at the struggle of re-entering civilian life post combat. It follows veteran marine Franny Malloy (Shaun Paul Costello) as he struggles with ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases Music Video For 'Hype'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has released a compelling, high-energy music video for "Hype", the raucous, heavy, second single from his sophomore solo album, "Rise". The song and video speak directly to life in our current culture. "'Hype' reflects the over-stimulation, endless information and clever deception that we are bombarded with in today's society," explained Keifer. ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Pays Tribute To SEAN REINERT: 'The World Lost A True Legend And A Beautiful Soul'

Former SOILWORK and current MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer "is the ultimate reference when it comes to creativity and swing in metal drumming." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was ...

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JOEY KRAMER Joins AEROSMITH Bandmates At MusiCares Benefit Gala, But Doesn't Perform With Them: Video, Photos

Joey Kramer joined his AEROSMITH bandmates as they accepted the 2020 MusiCares Person Of The Year award last night (Friday, January 24) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. After entertainment lawyer Dina LaPolt introduced the group as the night's honoree ("They are brothers. They refer to each other as brothers and they even fight like ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist Praises DIRTY HONEY's Cover Of 'Last Child'

Earlier this month, DIRTY HONEY, one of the hottest new bands in rock today, offered up a brand new Amazon Original, a soul-and-swagger-filled cover of AEROSMITH's "Last Child", written by Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford and originally released on the iconic band's 1976 album "Rocks". Today, Amazon Music makes available the full music video of ...

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Read Judge's Full Decision Denying JOEY KRAMER's Right To Play With AEROSMITH At GRAMMY AWARDS

A Massachusetts judge's ruling against founding AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer in his bid to perform with the legendary rock band at two Grammy-related events this weekend has been uploaded to the digital reading subscription service Scribd and can now be found below. Plymouth County Superior Court Judge Mark Gildea denied Kramer's request to order his ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer On 'These Grey Men' Solo Album: 'I Needed An Outlet For My Artistic Energy'

John Dolmayan, the drummer of Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum Los Angeles quartet SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has announced his debut solo album, "These Grey Men". The eight-track LP, out Friday, February 28, is an eclectic collection of reimagined songs Dolmayan was inspired by during many drives between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. "These Grey Men" features ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Explains How He Ended Up Co-Writing And Playing On New OZZY OSBOURNE Album, 'Ordinary Man'

During a January 20 appearance on SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan spoke about his involvement with Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming album, "Ordinary Man". Recorded in Los Angeles, the LP features Andrew Watt on guitars, McKagan on bass and ...

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SODOM Recruits Drummer TONI MERKEL

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have recruited Toni Merkel as their new drummer. He joins the band as the replacement for Stefan "Husky" Hüskens, who announced his departure from SODOM earlier in the month. Says the group: "Flying under the radar for a long time, it's a dream coming true for [Toni]. Brace yourself to ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Blasts AEROSMITH For Refusing To Allow JOEY KRAMER To Perform At GRAMMY AWARDS: 'Where's The Loyalty?'

Mike Portnoy has blasted AEROSMITH for not allowing drummer Joey Kramer to perform with the band at this weekend's Grammy Awards. Earlier this week, Kramer sued his bandmates, claiming he is being blocked from playing at the Grammys. An original member of the legendary rock group, Kramer last performed with AEROSMITH in April 2019 before ...

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AEROSMITH Responds To JOEY KRAMER's Lawsuit: 'He Has Not Been Emotionally And Physically Able To Perform' With The Band

AEROSMITH members Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Brad Whitford (guitar) have issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by the group's drummer Joey Kramer, who claims he is being blocked from performing with his bandmates at the Grammys. An original member of the legendary rock group, Kramer last ...

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