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STATUS QUO To Release 'Backbone' Album In September

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO has been through a lot, they have chalked up 130 shows as a ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform RATT's 'Wanted Man'

KINGS OF CHAOS headlined the Republic Of Texas (ROT) Rally this past Saturday (June 15) in Austin, Texas. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist ...

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ROBERT PLANT Releases Second Episode Of 'Digging Deep' Podcast

Robert Plant has released the latest episode of his new podcast. "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. In the second episode, the LED ZEPPELIN frontman discusses "Bones Of Saints", a track from his 2017 album "Carry Fire". Speaking about why he spent ...

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES: Audio Snippets Of Entire 'Rise' Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' second album, "Rise", can be streamed below. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES are built around the undeniable chemistry between rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper. "Rise" will be released on June 21 on earMUSIC as a ...

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Listen To Two New SKILLET Songs, 'Anchor' And 'Save Me'

Two-time Grammy nominees SKILLET will release their tenth full-length album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic. In anticipation of the new LP's arrival, SKILLET has unveiled two more instant-grat songs — "Anchor" and "Save Me" — on all streaming platforms today. Another new track, "Dreaming Of Eden", will be available upon release by purchasing a ...

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HELMET Announces 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour

HELMET will celebrate its 30th anniversary by embarking on a tour of Europe and the U.S. this fall. That 30-city trek will see the band perform a 30-song set each night with no openers. Band leader Page Hamilton said: "The day John, Peter and I auditioned Henry is the day I consider to be the ...

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Video Premiere: BADFLOWER's 'Promise Me'

BADFLOWER has released the official music video for the song "Promise Me", taken from the band's critically acclaimed debut album, "OK, I'M SICK". The track's expressive lyrics and smooth guitar riffs punctuate its message about holding on to love and the hope of youth. BADFLOWER frontman Josh Katz stated about "Promise Me": "The concept of ...

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JOHN WETTON Box Set 'An Extraordinary Life' Coming Soon

Since John Wetton's passing in January 2017, his family, friends and management have been working on finding a fitting tribute to such a remarkable man and iconic artist. The result of this labor of love is a box set titled "An Extraordinary Life", dedicated entirely to John's solo career. The project has the full support ...

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GEDDY LEE Explains RUSH's Longevity

During an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, June 11) edition of "Need To Know Bassist" on BBC Radio 6, Geddy Lee was asked how RUSH managed to stay together so long when a band like CREAM imploded after only a couple of years. "You look at CREAM and you look at Ginger Baker's temperament and the ...

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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its third full-length, titled "Messengers Of Deception", on August 9 via Relapse Records. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), "Messengers ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Aligns With W.A.S.P.'s DOUGLAS BLAIR To Conjure Victims Of Salem Witch Trials

On June 10, "Dreams In The Witch House: Sanitarium" was released and offered as a free download for the first 200 people. The track features former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, W.A.S.P. lead guitarist Douglas Blair and 1980s horror icon Courtney Gains ("Children Of The Corn", "The Burbs", "Tales From The Crypt") on lead vocals. Produced ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On 'Different' New Album 'Tenderness': 'I Just Keep Trying To Grow As A Musician And Push Boundaries'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Tenderness": Duff: "This kind of more austere, restrained sort of music is something I've wanted ...

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JETHRO TULL Book To Include New Recordings

"The Ballad Of Jethro Tull" is the hotly anticipated official illustrated history of the legendary prog rock band, due for publication by Rocket 88 Books in November 2019. Today, Ian Anderson announced two new recordings have been created especially for the project. The first, "The Ballad Of Jethro Tull", is a narrative poem written and ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Gets Sugar Chakra Pickup From DiMarzio

DiMarzio, Inc. has announced the release of the Sugar Chakra (DP427) pickup for electric guitars. The Sugar Chakra was developed for Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD. An iconic player needs iconic pickups; that's why world-renowned guitarist Phil Collen has used DiMarzio pickups exclusively for over 40 years. When he asks a question that starts with ...

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Y&T Manager Says Rising Touring Costs Have Forced Band To Offer 'Sound Check Experience' At Select Shows

Iconic Bay Area rockers Y&T, whose frontman, Dave Meniketti, has previously said he was completely opposed to fans paying for meet-and-greets, are offering a so-called "Sound Check Experience" at some of their upcoming shows. Meniketti's wife Jill, who manages Y&T, took to her Facebook page earlier today to explain the band's decision to start selling ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Degree' Album Due In September

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — will release its third album, "Third Degree", in September via ...

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