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GRETA VAN FLEET Announces Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

Grammy-winning rock 'n' roll band GRETA VAN FLEET has announced a three-week fall North American leg of its "March Of The Peaceful Army" tour, set to kick off in Kansas City on Saturday, September 21. The tour will include first-time visits to Kansas City and Irvine, and the band performing a blend of fan-favorites and ...

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AMY LEE: EVANESCENCE Will 'Hopefully' Release New Album In 2020

Amy Lee says that EVANESCENCE will spend much of 2019 working on material for the follow-up to 2011's self-titled effort. Speaking to SiriusXM's Grant Random at this weekend's Epicenter festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, the singer said (see video below): "This is sort of a creation year for us. We're playing a few festivals and ...

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PAUL STANLEY's 'Backstage Pass' Book Sells More Than 11,000 Copies In First Week

KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", sold more than 11,000 copies in its first week of release. The title arrived on April 30, 2019 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. Earlier today, Stanley tweeted: "TEN THOUSAND hardcovers, over FIVE HUNDRED ebooks and ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY On His Upcoming Solo Album: It's 'Something That I've Wanted To Do For A Long Time'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery will enter the studio in June to begin recording his first solo album. Helming the disc will be Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. A late 2019 release via Rise Records is expected. Lowery originally announced his plans to record a solo ...

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Vessel - THEORIES

THEORIES does not care for subtlety. The Seattle outfit's 2014 split with Canadian grinders WAKE and the debut full-length, "Regression", that came out the following year were both full-frontal assaults of controlled yet relentless deathgrind. Now, four years later, THEORIES has returned with its sophomore effort, "Vessel", a ten-track fist to the face that's an ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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TOBIAS SAMMET Says 'So-Called Business Experts' Doubted That AVANTASIA Would Succeed In America

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Moonglow" world tour: Tobias: "It's a triumphant march. So many sold-out places. Here in Europe, [we're playing] the biggest ...

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PAUL STANLEY: Hear Excerpt From 'Backstage Pass' Audiobook

An excerpt from the audiobook version of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", is available below. The audiobook was narrated by Sean Pratt, who has been an audiobook narrator for more than two decades years, having recorded over a thousand audiobooks in almost every genre. "Backstage Pass" was released on April 30, 2019 ...

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JOURNEY Founder NEAL SCHON Launches New Augmented Reality App

Neal Schon, founder and legendary lead guitarist for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band JOURNEY, has announced the launch of a new augmented reality application, StraxAR, that will combine entertainment, exclusive "sneak peek" distribution of new music and events, and present rewarding retail opportunities. Augmented Reality brings the digital world together with the physical ...

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GOTTHARD Is Recording New Album

Swiss hard rock veterans GOTTHARD have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. A late 2019 release is tentatively expected. GOTTHARD has released a new video message from the studio for the attendees of the upcoming MetalItalia.com Festival, where the band will perform on Sunday, June 2. GOTTHARD's most recent release was "Defrosted ...

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