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DEF LEPPARD Announces First Of Four Planned Career-Spanning Box Sets

On June 1, Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe fires the first salvo in DEF LEPPARD's projected four-volume career-spanning box set series, when the appropriately dubbed "Volume One" appears in multidisc LP and CD collections. The collection arrives in time for this summer's highly anticipated DEF LEPPARD co-headline tour with JOURNEY. This first volume of the band's complete recorded ...

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EARTHLESS: Listen To 'Black Heaven' Title Track

San Diego-based trio EARTHLESS will release its new full-length album, "Black Heaven", on March 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California with Dave Catching (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL) handling production. The album's title track can now be streamed below. "A whirlwind ride through dark clouds ...

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Is It 'The End Of The Road' For KISS?

On February 8, Kiss Catalog Ltd., the owner of the intellectual property rights pertaining to the legendary rock group KISS, filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the word mark "The End Of The Road". If granted, the registration will protect the use of the standard character ...

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Watch HALESTORM Debut New Song 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM debuted a new song called "Black Vultures" at the opening show of its Canadian co-headlining tour with STONE SOUR on January 27 at Abbotsford Entertainment And Sports Center in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance (as well as the "Black Vultures" airing on January 29 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia) can ...

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HALESTORM Is 'Almost Done' Recording Fourth Album

HALESTORM is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a tentative mid-2018 release. The disc is being laid down at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers ...

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PRIMUS And MASTODON To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

PRIMUS will join forces with MASTODON for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S. Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the trek will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and ...

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KORN Frontman Announces Solo Tour

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will embark on a solo tour in early April. The trek, which will run through the end of June, will include a number of European festival appearances. Davis will be promoting his new solo single, titled "What It Is". The song is included on the soundtrack to a new film called ...

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TORA TORA To Release New Studio Album In 2019

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Memphis's TORA TORA. The band will commence recording a new studio album in 2018 for a tentative release in early 2019. TORA TORA's mixture of hard rock with its hometown's legendary blues style put the group in a class of its own and the label was thrilled ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Offers Update On Covers Album, Brain Tumor Battle

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven is still hopeful that the band will complete its long-in-the-works covers album. The Norwegian black metal band was originally going to release the covers disc prior to the arrival of its latest collection of all-new material, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep", but unforeseen events, including Satyr's brain-tumor diagnosis in 2015, resulted ...

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New BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Album Is 'A Corker,' Says MATT TUCK

Matt Tuck says that BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's forthcoming sixth album is "a corker" which will "take a lot of people by surprise" when they first hear it. Due early next year, the follow-up to 2015's "Venom" will mark the band's full-length recording debut with new drummer Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND), who has been touring ...

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MICHAEL MONROE To Record New Solo Album In March

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe was interviewed by Planet Rock following his December 3 performance at the Planet Rockstock festival in Trecco Bay, South Wales. The full chat can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he prepares for his high-energy live performances: Michael: "I'm way too impatient ...

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EDENBRIDGE Releases 'The Die Is Not Cast' Performance Video

Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will release a new live album, "Live Momentum", on November 29. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, it will only be available through the band's webstore without any label support. "Live Momentum" track listing: 01. The Force Within (Intro) 02. Mystic River 03. Alight A New Tomorrow 04. Skyline's End 05. Shiantara ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Announces Summer 2018 European Tour

GUNS N' ROSES has announced the summer 2018 European leg of the "Not in This Lifetime" tour, including headlining appearances at several festivals. The trek will kick off June 3 in Berlin, Germany, conclude on July 21 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The dates will include an appearance at the U.K.'s Download festival on June 9 and ...

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ALICE COOPER Among Nominees For SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Alice Cooper is among the 2018 nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The Songwriters Hall Of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. Other nominees include Mariah Carey, Tom Waits, PRETENDERS founder Chrissie Hynde, THE ISLEY BROTHERS and John ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Release Holiday Classic 'Jingle Bells'

POISON frontman Bret Michaels has recorded and produced a contemporary version of the timeless holiday classic "Jingle Bells". This is the legendary frontman's first time releasing a holiday song. Fans can expect the track to be packed with high energy, great grooves, and the ever-present spirit of a good time evident in all of Michaels's ...

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