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Ex-TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH: 'I Was Fired'

During an appearance earlier today (Monday, March 16) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" radio show, former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch spoke about his departure from the band nearly a decade a half ago. Asked if he exited the group of his own accord or if he was asked to leave, Tommy said: "I was fired. I ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Postpones Remainder Of 'North American Crusade' Tour With OBITUARY And LORD DYING

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has postponed the remainder of its winter/spring 2020 "North American Crusade" tour with OBITUARY and LORD DYING. Earlier today, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman Zakk Wylde issued the following statement via social media: "Berserkers! We are postponing the remainder of our 'North American Crusade'. Rescheduled ...

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VENOM INC. Begins Recording New Album

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has entered the studio to record its new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Avé" will once again be released on Nuclear Blast Records. The recording is being done between England, Portugal and America and it will ...

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CARCASS: Australian Tour Canceled

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have been forced to cancel their previously tour of Australia in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The promoter of the tour, Soundworks Touring, has issued the following statement regarding the matter: "Due to the very unfortunate circumstances surrounding the Download Festival cancellation and now the newly enforced government ...

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TESLA Releases Music Video For 'Signs' From 'Five Man London Jam'

Sacramento, California rockers TESLA visited iconic recording studio Abbey Road Studios in London, England in June 2019 for a one-night musical event capturing the band performing songs from their legendary arsenal, including "Love Song" and "What You Give", along with their classic covers of "Signs" and "We Can Work It Out". Additionally, the band performed ...

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DOKKEN Rejoined By GEORGE LYNCH At Biloxi Concert (Video)

George Lynch rejoined DOKKEN on stage last night (Friday, March 6) at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi to perform three of the band's classic songs: "Kiss Of Death", "When Heaven Comes Down" and "Tooth And Nail". The reunion was the first of several DOKKEN live appearances this year which include what is being ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Says YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Current Stage Setup 'Doesn't Work': 'He's Gone Into A Weird Direction'

In a brand new interview with the "80's Glam Metalcast", legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner reflected on "Odyssey", his 1988 collaboration with Yngwie Malmsteen, widely considered the most commercial of all albums the Swedish guitarist's name has been attached to. "Personally, I think it's some of the best work Yngwie or I have ...

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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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The Ghost Of Orion - MY DYING BRIDE

Although their now impressive catalogue is largely immaculate, the biggest factor in MY DYING BRIDE's unassailable reputation has been their ruthlessly sustained mystique. Neither susceptible to the lure of the usual touring circuits nor to even the slenderest outside influence, the Brits' epic, avant-garde doom metal almost seems to exist out of time or recognizable ...

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HER CHARIOT AWAITS Feat. ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist And Ex-SIRENIA Singer: Listen To 'Constant Craving' Song

HER CHARIOT AWAITS is a newly formed hard rock/metal group featuring the highly regarded Spanish vocalist Ailyn (ex-SIRENIA) and the awesome American guitarist and producer Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB). The band's self-titled debut will be released on April 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the band has released the second single, "Constant Craving". Check it ...

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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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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce Nine-City 'Rock Invasion 2' Tour

Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS today announced the "Rock Invasion 2" tour — a sequel to their iconic 1993 tour that spanned the globe. The nine-stop tour will kick off on April 23 in Louisville, Kentucky and will end in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 8. Tickets for "Rock Invasion 2" ...

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CARCASS: New Album Title Revealed

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have set "Torn Arteries" as the title of their new album, due on August 7 via Nuclear Blast. The name of the follow-up to 2013's "Surgical Steel" was revealed by guitarist Bill Steer in a recent interview with Australia's Heavy. According to Steer, the title of ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Admonishes Lighting Technician At Monterrey Concert: 'Stop F**king Around' (Video)

Yngwie Malmsteen admonished the lighting technician at his Monterrey, Mexico concert for "fucking around with the lights." The legendary Swedish guitarist was in the middle of an extended solo section during Friday night's (February 28) performance at Escena when he paused to address the audience and inform the tech in no uncertain terms that he ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

MUSHROOMHEAD will embark on a European tour this summer. The trek will kick off on July 1 in Germany, and make stops in the Netherlands and France, among other countries, before concluding on July 12 in Ukraine. Suport on the tour will come from BLOODSUCKING ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE and MADDISON. This enigmatic, alternative nu-metal ...

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JEFF PILSON Reflects On 1988 'Monsters Of Rock' Tour: 'I Wish DOKKEN Would Have Been More Up To The Task At The Time'

Bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) recently spoke with Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FOREIGNER's Mick Jones: Jeff: "He may not do every show [of the band's 2020 tour], but he's doing the whole ...

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