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Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer THUNDERSTICK Is Back With New Album, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

After playing with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moving to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), Barry Graham Purkis became the figurehead of the newly emerging NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene. This was done by creating an alter ego Thunderstick, a masked persona known ...

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Watch MEGADETH Perform In Philadelphia

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's June 27 performance at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band is currently touring North America with MESHUGGAH and will ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Wife: 'He Didn't Want To Die'

Chris Cornell's wife of 13 years has blamed addiction for her husband's death, saying that he was "not a depressed man." On May 18, the SOUNGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE frontman was found dead in a Detroit hotel room after performing one final concert with the former group. The corner ruled his cause of death to be ...

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MEGADETH To Return To Studio In October Or November

MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band is currently touring North America with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas later in the year as the support act for German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS. Speaking to ...

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LIONHEART Feat. Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON: 'Second Nature' Album Due In August

After a successful performance at Sweden Rock Festival two weeks ago, '80s U.K. melodic rock/NWOBHM band LIONHEART will release its second album, "Second Nature", in Europe on August 25 via AOR Heaven. LIONHEART was formed in late 1980 by Dennis Stratton (lead guitar/backing vocals, ex-IRON MAIDEN), Jess Cox (lead vocals, ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG), Steve ...

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RAVENEYE Announces U.S. Tour Dates

U.K. rock trio RAVENEYE will head back to the U.S. for more tour dates this summer. The band will hit the road on July 6 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and continue through July 27 in Houston, Texas. Three of the shows on their U.S. itinerary will be as special guests of CHEVELLE. RAVENEYE previously toured ...

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PROJECTED Feat. SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, TREMONTI Members: 'Reload' Video

"Reload", the new video from PROJECTED, the band featuring SEVENDUST members John Connolly (guitar) and Vince Hornsby (bass) alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric Friedman (a.k.a. E-Rock; TREMONTI), can be seen below. The clip was produced, directed and edited by Jamie Brown for Smoking Gun Productions. "Reload" is taken from PROJECTED's sophomore ...

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DIRKSCHNEIDER To Return To North America In Early 2018

DIRKSCHNEIDER — the band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — will return to North America in early 2018. Confirmed tour dates: Feb. 23 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater Feb. 24 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater Feb. 25 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus Feb. 27 - Quebec City, QC ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN Blames Pharmaceutical Industry For CHRIS CORNELL's Death: 'It's A Terrible, Unnecessary Loss'

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) says that the death of Chris Cornell was "a terrible, unnecessary loss" and he blames the U.S. pharmaceutical industry for the prescription drug abuse epidemic that is sweeping the nation. Cornell's family said they believe that the side effects of the prescription drug Ativan — which ...

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DON DOKKEN Performs Acoustically At 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors' 30th-Anniversary Event

Don Dokken performed an acoustic set at the special "A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" event on Saturday, June 3 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. The ultimate Wizard World Horror Fest celebration marked the 30th anniversary of the Chuck Russell-directed "A Nightmare ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Toxicology Report Reveals Several Prescription Drugs In Singer's System

A completed toxicology report has confirmed that Chris Cornell was using prescription drugs at the time of his death. The report reveals that the SOUNDGARDEN frontman had Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (a sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and barbiturates in his system when he was found dead after the band's performance in Detroit. He was ...

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DON DOKKEN On Last Year's Classic DOKKEN Reunion: 'The Only Downside Was I Didn't Think I Was That Good, Singing-Wise'

Don Dokken says the "only downside" of last year's DOKKEN reunion tour was that his vocal performance wasn't up to par. The singer, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown launched a short Japanese tour last October in Osaka, before heading to Fukuoka, Tokyo for an appearance at the Loud Park ...

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STONE SOUR's COREY TAYLOR Explains 'Hydrograd' Album Title

STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Meltdown of the Detroit, Michigan radio station WRIF. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked where the title of the new STONE SOUR album, "Hydrograd", came from, Taylor said: "I'm running through this airport in Eastern Europe. This was only a few ...

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