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DEEP PURPLE Announces Summer/Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will embark on the 2019 U.S. leg of their "The Long Goodbye" tour in late summer. The month-and-a-half-long trek will kick off on begins on Septeber 3 in Riverside, California and wrap on October 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be mark DEEP PURPLE's first American tour dates since ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN To Receive 'Buma ROCKS! Export Award 2019'

After 25 years on the international stages, Anneke Van Giersbergen is more active than she has ever been. That's why her efforts have been recognized with the Buma ROCKS! Export Award, which she will receive on June 1 during metal festival FortaRock in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Buma Cultuur supports and promotes Dutch music copyright in ...

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JOHN ARCH Says Involving Multiple FATES WARNING Members On Debut ARCH/MATHEOS Album Created 'A Little Bit Of Static'

Original FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch recently spoke with Heavy New York about "Winter Ethereal", the second album by ARCH/MATHEOS. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of "Winter Ethereal": John: "[It was done] pretty much in the same fashion as Jim ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Announces Fourth Annual 'Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has announced details for the fourth annual Jordan Rudess Keyfest, which will be held May 30, May 31 and June 1 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. KeyFest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess and guest artists David Rosenthal and Otmaro Ruiz. During the day, these three ...

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RAGE Signs with SPV/STEAMHAMMER; 25th Studio Album Due In January

15 years after the arrival of their live recording "From The Cradle To The Stage", German metal veterans RAGE have returned to SPV/Steamhammer. The band — featuring frontman Peavy Wagner, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios "Lucky" Maniatopoulos — is working on material for its upcoming album, "Wings Of Rage" (working title), scheduled for release ...

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VENOM: 'Bring Out Your Dead' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Bring Out Your Dead", a song from black metal pioneers VENOM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's latest, 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", which was released in December through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available ...

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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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GENERATION AXE: 'Live In China' Album Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT, ABASI Due In June

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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SHANNON LARKIN: Why GODSMACK Wanted To Tour With VOLBEAT

GODSMACK will embark on a headlining tour across North America with special guests VOLBEAT later this month. The Massachusetts rockers wrapped up a co-headlining trek with SHINEDOWN over the summer and a European tour with LIKE A STORM earlier this year. Asked why GODSMACK wanted to tour with VOLBEAT, drummer Shannon Larkin told

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Former SKID ROW And SAIGON KICK Drummer PHIL VARONE Explains Decision To Retire From Drumming: 'I'm Just Not Feeling It Anymore'

Former SKID ROW and SAIGON KICK drummer Phil Varone spoke to Detroit's WRIF radio station about his retirement from drumming. The 51-year-old rocker, who is currently on tour with Jake E. Lee's RED DRAGON CARTEL, made his decision official via a social media post two weeks ago. Varone told WRIF's Meltdown that he has been ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX On 'The Dirt' Movie: 'We Wanted To Tell A Story That Had Multiple Layers'

Netflix's long-awaited MÖTLEY CRÜE biopic, "The Dirt", based on The New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by CRÜE and Neil Strauss, is finally hitting the flat-screen today (March 22) after 13 years of development limbo. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Pollstar that he and his bandmates were always confident that the film would eventually ...

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Rock Legends ANGEL Sign Deal With CLEOPATRA RECORDS

Legendary rock band ANGEL has signed a deal with Cleopatra Records. Original members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino, along with current member Danny Farrow (rhythm guitar), have written 14 brand new songs for the album, which they will begin recording in April. The tracks are described in a press release as "very diverse, ranging from ...

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THE DAMNED THINGS: 'Something Good' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Something Good" from THE DAMNED THINGS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming second album, "High Crimes", which will be released on April 26 via Nuclear Blast. The supergroup comprised of members of EVERY TIME I DIE, ANTHRAX and FALL OUT BOY recently ...

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