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Listen To New NIGHTWISH Song 'Ad Astra'

NIGHTWISH has announced its partnership with the international conservation charity organization called World Land Trust. World Land Trust is a charity that aims to protect the world's most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. WLT's patrons include Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham. For more information, watch the video below, featuring the track ...

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Watch METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Lose To MRS. SMITH In Live Guitar 'Cry Baby Battle Royale' Wah-Off (Video)

Kirk Hammett's long-professed his love of the wah-wah pedal was finally challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, last night (Sunday, March 8) at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina at the "Cry Baby Battle Royale". The event also included a performance by the METALLICA guitarist's THE WEDDING BAND covers ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Is 'Cheating The Public' With Current Version Of RAINBOW

Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner has once again slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group musicians instead of reforming RAINBOW with a more "authentic" lineup. Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE'S ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Defends SONS OF APOLLO's Decision To Postpone Remainder Of European Tour: 'The Fear Is Absolutely Real'

Mike Portnoy has defended SONS OF APOLLO's decision to postpone the remaining dates on their current European tour due to mounting concerns of the coronavirus. The band, which features former DREAM THEATER members Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff ...

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Watch DAVID LEE ROTH Perform In Lincoln

VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth played as the support act for KISS on February 25 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. His 11-song set consisted primarily of his old band's biggest hits, plus "Just Like Paradise", which was the lead single from Roth's second solo album, 1988's "Skyscraper", as well as a ...

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'School Of Rock' Students To Perform On SLIPKNOT's Inaugural 'Knotfest At Sea'

School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, is partnering with festival at sea pioneer Sixthman and legendary magazine Modern Drummer, to offer students the exclusive opportunity to perform during the inaugural Knotfest At Sea, August 10-14, hosted by the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum metal band SLIPKNOT as well as appear as a feature in Modern ...

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WHITESNAKE Postpones Japanese Tour Due To Ongoing Threat Of Coronavirus

WHITESNAKE has postponed its previously announced Japanese tour "due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus." Earlier tonight, the band released the following statement via social media: "We regret to announce that WHITESNAKE's Japan Tour which had been scheduled for March has been unavoidably postponed due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus. "Currently, we ...

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Guitar Icon JOE BONAMASSA Announces New Project, THE SLEEP EAZYS

Joe Bonamassa will release a full-length instrumental album, "Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell", from his brand new project, THE SLEEP EAZYS, on April 10 via Provogue/J&R Adventures. The first single, "Bond (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)", a nod to the 1969 classic action film, is now available on all streaming services. As producer, the ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Sign Worldwide Deal With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Mega hard rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES has signed a global deal with Spinefarm Records — the home of hard rock and metal within the Universal Music Group. Having recently welcomed new member Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) to the band, a super-charged DAISIES enter a fresh label partnership with Spinefarm Records. Influenced ...

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Aeromantic - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

At the rate that they are now cranking albums out, it's a misnomer to continue referring to THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA as a side project. With the newly released "Aeromantic" — their fourth record in five years — vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid has worked on twice as many records from this project during that time ...

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KANSAS To Release 'The Absence Of Presence' Album In June

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The LP follows 2016's "The Prelude Implicit", which debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. "The Absence Of Presence" features nine all-new tracks written by KANSAS, produced by Zak Rizvi, and ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund' Commemorates 10th Anniversary With Awards Gala And Live Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, ...

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PINK CREAM 69 Announces New Guitarist, Bassist

PINK CREAM 69 has announced the addition of two new members — guitarist Marco Wriedt and bass player Roman Beselt. Wriedt replaces Uwe Reitenauer, who left the group late last year for personal reasons, while Beselt takes the place of Dennis Ward. Commented founding member Alfred Koffler: "It wasn't a long search. And it was ...

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HEATHEN To Release 'Empire Of The Blind' Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have set "Empire Of The Blind" as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. A flyer showing the "Empire Of The Blind" artwork can be found at the merchandise table during "The Bay Strikes Back" 2020 European tour featuring TESTAMENT, DEATH ...

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HAVOK Releases 'Phantom Force' Music Video

Colorado-based thrashers HAVOK will release their new album, "V", on May 1 via Century Media Records. The official music video for the disc's debut single, "Phantom Force", can be seen below. The clip, complete with a seizure warning, was directed by K. Hunter Lamar of Digital Myle and is described in a press release as ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Release New Album, 'Whoosh!', In June

According to various online retailers, the new DEEP PURPLE album will be titled "Whoosh!" and will be released on June 12 via earMUSIC. The legendary rockers' 21st studio LP was once again helmed by Canadian producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER), who also worked on DEEP PURPLE's last two studio albums, 2017's "Infinite" ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says New THE DEAD DAISIES Album 'Sounds Amazing'

Prior to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's 10th Memorial Awards Gala, which took place at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 20, Doug Aldrich spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the forthcoming album from THE DEAD DAISIES, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician ...

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Watch KIRK HAMMETT, STEVEN TYLER, BILLY GIBBONS Perform At PETER GREEN Tribute Concert

On February 25, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett performed at an all-star tribute concert to FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Peter Green at the London Palladium. The event, which was curated by Green's fellow FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Mick Fleetwood, featured additional appearances by Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is 'Completely Blown Away' By Opportunity To Perform At PETER GREEN Tribute Concert

On February 25, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett will perform at an all-star tribute concert to FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Peter Green at the London Palladium. The event, which is being curated by Green's fellow FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Mick Fleetwood, will feature additional appearances by Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN In Conversation With OZZY OSBOURNE At iHeartRadio's 'ICONS' Event

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman will host iHeartRadio's "ICONS" event, celebrating the release of Ozzy Osbourne's "Ordinary Man", which will also include an exclusive question-and-answer session with Ozzy and David. Fans can listen and tune in free for a video stream of the exclusive "iHeartRadio ICONS Ozzy Osbourne: In Celebration Of 'Ordinary Man'" on Monday, February ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Asphyxiation' Lyric Video

"Asphyxiation", the new lyric video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is taken from ...

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