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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Announces May 2020 U.S. Tour

Making a much-anticipated return, THE PRETTY RECKLESS will launch a 2020 headline tour this spring. It marks the band's first run of shows since 2017. As such, they've pulled out all of the stops to ensure a special connection and fortify their growing connection to fans nationwide. Beginning May 5, the group canvases North America, ...

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WINTERSUN, STRATOVARIUS, TRACEDAWN Members Join Forces In SMACKBOUND

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of SMACKBOUND to a multi-album deal. SMACKBOUND is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland featuring the multi-talented vocalist and actress Netta Laurenne, who founded the group in 2015. Guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari (WINTERSUN) was the first to connect with Netta in the band and they were soon joined by ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of ALICE COOPER's Performance At FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of Alice Cooper's February 16 performance at the Fire Fight Australia benefit concert in Sydney can be seen below. The legendary rocker played a four-song set consisting of "Department of Youth", "I'm Eighteen", "Poison" and "School's Out" medleyed with PINK FLOYD's "Another Brick In The Wall". For the last track, Cooper ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP For Opening DAYTONA 500: 'This Is America'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has praised President Donald Trump for becoming only the second president ever to attend NASCAR's Daytona 500. Earlier today (Sunday, February 16), Trump led drivers around the 2.5-mile tri-oval in his "Beast," the presidential limo, and gave a short, non-political speech. Kottak, who frequently tweets in ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ZOLTAN BATHORY Says IVAN MOODY Is 'As Crazy As He's Always Been,' Even After Getting Sober

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release its eighth album, "F8", on February 28 via Better Noise Music. It is the band's first album to be completed after singer Ivan Moody's very public struggle with substance abuse took him to rehab several times. Guitarist Zoltan Bathory told "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Is Working On New Solo Record

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell has confirmed that he is working on a new solo album. The upcoming effort will mark his first full-length release since "Degradation Trip", the epic solo album he made in 2002 with future METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and FAITH NO MORE drummer Mike Bordin. Cantrell discussed his plans to ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Doesn't Want To 'Perpetuate False Information' By Giving LARS ULRICH Songwriting Credit On METALLICA's Early Demo

Dave Mustaine says that he doesn't want to "perpetuate false information" by giving Lars Ulrich songwriting credit on the previously announced expanded version of METALLICA's 1982 demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather". "No Life 'Til Leather" was released as a limited-edition cassette for Record Store Day in April 2015, available exclusively in independent record stores. ...

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Watch VIXEN Perform On MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise

Fan-Filmed video footage of VIXEN's February 12 performance aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise, which sailed from Fort Lauderdale to Belize, can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "WILL TRAVEL FOR GIGS"). In January 2019, VIXEN recruited FEMME FATALE's Lorraine Lewis as its new lead singer following the departure of Janet Gardner. Lewis ...

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Legal At Last - ANVIL

Twelve years on from "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", it's hard not feel a shiver of satisfaction that Lipps Kudlow and Robb Reiner are living the life they always wanted: releasing albums on a regular basis and spending the rest of their time touring like madmen. It's worth noting that "Legal at Last" would probably ...

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Listen To SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN And SERJ TANKIAN Cover DAVID BOWIE's 'Starman'

John Dolmayan, the drummer of Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum Los Angeles quartet SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has released "Starman", a high-voltage rendition of David Bowie's 1972 hit. The song, which features SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, marks the second single from Dolmayan's "These Grey Men" album. The eight-track LP, due on Friday, February 28, ...

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Power Through Terror - GREAT AMERICAN GHOST

These are heady, exciting times for metallic hardcore. Or at least that's how it appears from the perspective of a middle-aged metalhead. I could be wrong. But via the thunderous likes of KNOCKED LOOSE and KUBLAI KHAN, this subsection of a traditionally diverse but slightly confused genre seems to be clicking into a higher gear. ...

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Video: RUSSELL ALLEN And JOEL HOEKSTRA Perform WHITESNAKE, BAD COMPANY And LED ZEPPELIN Classics On 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) performed an acoustic set of rock classics — including those by WHITESNAKE, BAD COMPANY and LED ZEPPELIN — during this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise, which sailed earlier this month from Fort Lauderdale to Belize. They were accompanied by various musicians, including drummer ...

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PERIPHERY Frontman Suffering From 'Severe Case Of Laryngitis'; Band To Play Instrumental Set In Maryland

PERIPHERY will play an instrumental set tonight (Saturday, February 15) at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland after the band's lead vocalist, Spencer Sotelo, was taken ill with "a severe case of laryngitis." The progressive metallers kicked off their "We Come For Tour" U.S. run of dates on January 30 in San Francisco, California and ...

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Video: DELAIN Plays 'Apocalypse & Chill' Record-Release Show In Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dutch melodic metallers DELAIN played a record-release concert for their sixth full-length studio album, "Apocalypse & Chill", last night (Friday, February 14) at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Burning Bridges 03. Creatures 04. The Glory and the Scum 05. Suckerpunch 06. The Hurricane 07. April ...

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Watch DAVID LEE ROTH Perform In Columbia

VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth played his sixth show as the support act for KISS this past Tuesday night (February 11) at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. His 11-song set consisted primarily of his old band's biggest hits, plus "Just Like Paradise", which was the lead single from Roth's second solo album, ...

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