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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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TNT Guitarist On New Singer BAOL BARDOT BULSARA: 'What He Brings To The Table Is Youth And Aspiration'

TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On parting ways with longtime vocalist Tony Harnell: Ronni: "The departure of Tony was not expected. I just felt like we went into different musical directions. I won't ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE Celebrates 70th Birthday

May 25 marks the 70th birthday of SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. In the video below, his bandmates, as well as members of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI, DEEP PURPLE, KISS, WHITESNAKE, GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, and many more, wish Klaus a happy birthday. Meine told the Phoenix New Times in a ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Says HELLOWEEN Was 'Fearless' When Creating Classic 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys' Albums

Veteran Japanese rock journalist Masa Itoh recently conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which also features current vocalist Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. You can listen to ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO, KIRK HAMMETT Perform HASSISEN KONE's 'Rappiolla' In Helsinki (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover version of the the song "Rappiolla", originally written and recorded by the '80s Finnish rock band HASSISEN KONE, during METALLICA's May 11 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Professionally filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. "Rappiolla" was part of the fun and ...

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TNT: Lyric Video For New Song 'We're Gonna Make It'

Norwegian/Spanish hard rockers TNT have released the official lyric video for their new single, "We're Gonna Make It". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from their upcoming studio album, "XIII", due on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The aptly titled "XIII" is the band's thirteenth studio album to date and features ...

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METALLICA Joined By MICHAEL MONROE At Helsinki Concert (Video)

Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe joined Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett on stage earlier tonight (Wednesday, May 9) during METALLICA's concert at at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland to perform his solo song "Dead, Jail Or Rock 'N' Roll". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. The original recording of "Dead, Jail ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Announce Summer 2018 North American Tour

THE DEAD DAISIES are returning to North America. After a sold-out tour across Europe, the band is looking forward to rocking out with its U.S. and Canadian fans. Their current single, "Rise Up", is climbing the U.S. Active Rock chart and being used extensively in NASCAR promotional campaigns across the country. The guys are also ...

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SCORPIONS/Ex-MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE: Video Walkthrough Of New SONOR Drum Kit

Watch the two-and-a-half-minute video below for a walkthrough of former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee's new "Scorpions" Sonor Drums SQ² drum kit. The clip was filmed at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands and was uploaded to the official SCORPIONS YouTube channel. In September 2016, the 54-year-old Swedish musician was named as a permanent ...

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GENE HOGLAN Discusses His Art Piece 'The Full Rah' (Video)

Last November, drum legend Gene Hoglan unveiled his fine-art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release was a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance. In the clip below, shot during the production of his art collection, Gene discusses "The Full Rah", one of his favorite pieces ...

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SCORPIONS Announce U.S. Shows With QUEENSRŸCHE

German rockers SCORPIONS have announced five U.S. shows this summer with special guests QUEENSRŸCHE. The dates are as follows: Aug. 31 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Sep. 02 - Irvine, CA - Five Point Amphitheatre Sep. 07 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum Sep. 12 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard ...

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TNT Releases New Single, 'Tears In My Eyes'

Norwegian/Spanish hard rockers TNT have released their first "official" new single, "Tears In My Eyes". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from their upcoming studio album, "XIII", due on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Tears In My Eyes" is the second track from "XIII" to be made available to the public. ...

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New Song Premiere: TNT's 'Get Ready For Some Hard Rock'

Norwegian/Spanish hard rockers TNT have released a new song called "Get Ready For Some Hard Rock". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from their upcoming studio album, "XIII", due on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø stated about "XIII": "The musical direction on the new album contains ...

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TNT Teases New Song 'Get Ready For Some Hard Rock'

Norwegian/Spanish hard rockers TNT have released a short teaser video for their upcoming studio album, "XIII", which is due on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The 20-second clip includes a first taste of the song "Get Ready For Some Hard Rock", which is featured on the disc. The full track is expected to be ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Pay Tribute To MICHAEL SCHENKER In Hamburg (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's "Into The Arena" and UFO's "Rock Bottom" during METALLICA's March 29 concert in Hamburg, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. Hammett is a featured guest on "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER ...

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Video Premiere: BONFIRE's 'Stand Or Fall'

The official video for the song "Stand Or Fall" from German hard rockers BONFIRE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Temple Of Lies", which will be released on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as ...

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TNT To Release 'XIII' Album In June

Norwegian/Spanish hard rockers TNT will release a new studio album, "XIII", on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Spanish singer Baol Bardot Bulsara made his live debut with TNT last November at the Oslo Spektrum on Oslo, Norway, where the band performed as the support act for the SCORPIONS. TNT said in a statement: "This ...

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