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ALTER BRIDGE To Release 'Walk The Sky' Album In October; European Tour With SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST Announced

ALTER BRIDGE will release its sixth studio album, "Walk The Sky", on October 18 via Napalm Records. The 14-track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums. "Walk The Sky" is a complete career retrospective drawing ...

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Watch RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW Perform In Munich, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of RAINBOW's June 12 concert at Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "Poupystar is back" and "munichhorseman"). Last month, RAINBOW released a new digital single, "The Storm", via Minstrel Hall Music. The song is said to be "a rocked-up remake" of an old BLACKMORE'S NIGHT track ...

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Former FIREWIND, HAMMERFALL Members Join Forces In THE SIGN

THE SIGN is a new multinational rock band formed by Swedish virtuoso bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL, BILLIONAIRES BOYS CLUB) and Sri Lankan-born veteran vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala (RED CIRCUIT, ex-AVALON, FIREWIND), with the lineup completed by Rosén's fellow countryman, the versatile session guitarist Jörgen Alnevall. Influenced by '70s classic rock bands such as BAD COMPANY, ...

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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT's Immunotherapy Story (Video)

When oral cancer threatened to leave Rikki Rockett speechless, the drummer for POISON found an immunotherapy clinical trial. In June 2015, Rikki visited his primary care doctor with a sore throat. His doctor found a small tumor at the base of his tongue, and Rikki learned he had human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral cancer. He endured ...

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Former ANGRA Singer ANDRÉ MATOS Dead At 47

André Matos, former lead singer of the Brazilian metal bands ANGRA and VIPER, has died at the age of 47. His death was confirmed by ex-ANGRA drummer Ricardo Confessori, who also played with Matos in SHAMAN (a.k.a. SHAAMAN). Ricardo wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with deep pain in our hearts that we say ...

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RED Releases New Single, 'The Evening Hate'

Grammy-nominated, RIAA gold-certified rock band RED has released a digital single, "The Evening Hate", via its newly formed Red Entertainment label with distribution for the first time from The Fuel Music into digital and streaming outlets globally. The song's accompanying music video and short film, written, directed and produced by RED and starring the band, ...

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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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GENERATION AXE: Listen To Cover of DEEP PURPLE's 'Highway Star' Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT

In the spring of 2016, guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) teamed up for a North American tour called "Generation Axe", in which the five musicians shared a backing band and performed together in addition to playing individual sets. ...

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Full Upon Her Burning Lips - EARTH

While there's seemingly little in common on the surface, EARTH and SUNN O))) have both travelled a similar trajectory. Both iconic American doom metal acts began more strictly as distortion-driven drone bands, and they've subsequently branched out significantly into experimental terrain as they've matured. SUNN O))) has obviously always been inclined toward the ...

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ROBERT PLANT Was Eyeing World Music Career During LED ZEPPELIN

Robert Plant revealed that several years before LED ZEPPELIN's split, he was already eying a career making music away from the rock field. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Plant spoke candidly on the inaugural episode of his new podcast "Digging Deep" about where he found himself heading musically around the time of the writing ...

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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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ROBERT PLANT Launches 'Digging Deep' Podcast; Listen To Episode 1

Robert Plant has officially launched his new podcast. "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. In the first episode, the LED ZEPPELIN frontman discusses "Calling To You", the opening track on his 1993 album "Fate Of Nations". The promo for "Digging Deep" featured ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Slams 'ROGER WATERS And The Rest Of His Nazi Comrades' For Boycotting Israel

DISTURBED singer David Draiman, who is of Jewish heritage, has spoken out against a growing international movement that targets Israel. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian land, ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces November 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper has just announced his fall 2019 tour plans. He will embark on a spate of "An Evening With" headline tour dates this November, beginning November 3 in Florida. Additional dates will be announced shortly. Cooper will spend the summer on the road. He hits the road again ...

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SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON Says He's 'Six Or Seven Songs Deep' Into First Solo Album

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon has confirmed he's "six or seven songs deep" into his first solo album and is collaborating with multi-instrumentalist Daniel "Sahaj" Ticotin, who recently contributed to MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Dirt" soundtrack. Witherspoon released the standalone single "Love Song" in 2017. "I'm doing some music," Witherspoon told Bladerunner Radio and KMMY FM at ...

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