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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sells Catalog To BMG

Global music company BMG has announced that it has acquired the entire recorded catalog of MÖTLEY CRÜE. Sources tell Variety the deal is valued at approximately $150 million, although other sources cited a significantly lower number. The deal is BMG's largest single catalog acquisition since the company was founded in 2008. ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Announce Spring/Summer 2022 North American Tour

Newly inducted Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers FOO FIGHTERS will embark on a North American tour next spring and summer. The band has just confirmed 17 more marathon evenings of life-affirming rock communion, to take place at amphitheaters, stadiums and festivals during May, July and August of 2022. Tickets for the newly announced headline ...

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SLASH, PAUL STANLEY And ALICE COOPER Memorabilia Part Of 'Guitar Icons' Auction To Benefit MUSIC RISING

U2's The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin, co-founders of Music Rising, have announced "Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction To Benefit Music Rising", to take place December 11, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. PST. Hosted by Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles, the live and online auction will offer a significant collection of guitars and ...

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TOTO Announces February/March 2022 U.S. Headlining Tour

TOTO will return to the road in early 2022. The band will begin the "Dogz Of Oz" world tour in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 25. Initial dates on sale this week are presented below, while additional appearances will be announced in the coming weeks. In April and May 2022, TOTO will perform an additional ...

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KING'S X Is Working On Artwork For Upcoming Studio Album

KING'S X guitarist Ty Tabor spoke to TrickyKid TV about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2008's "XV" album. He said: "We're finished, we're done. And we're already working on artwork. We already turned in all the credits and all that stuff. So it's a done deal." Asked if there's ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS On Touring During The Pandemic: 'You Have To Scale Back Your Extracurricular Activities'

MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke to Rapture Radio about the band's recently launched North American tour with OPETH and ZEAL & ARDOR. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're at the beginning of it. The first couple of shows have been fantastic. And it's that reminder, after a couple of years break, that being in ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Rips Celebrities For Encouraging Medical Behaviors During Pandemic: 'Shut Up And Entertain'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has taken a swipe at celebrities, including fellow musicians, who have used their high-profile voices to encourage medical behaviors, saying they should "shut up and let people live their lives." Erna, who recently confirmed that politics played a part in his decision to relocate GODSMACK's headquarters to Florida — which leans ...

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VINCE NEIL Celebrates 'DrinksGiving' With Free Las Vegas Concert (Video)

This past Wednesday (November 24), Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas threw an epic drink-fest and block party encompassing the entire destination with its inaugural DrinksGiving celebration and free concert featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil. Tourists, locals, and rock fans alike were invited to celebrate DrinksGiving on Blackout Wednesday in Downtown Las Vegas with ...

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Watch OPETH's Entire Atlanta Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of OPETH's entire November 24 concert at The Eastern in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. OPETH played its first show with drummer Sami Karppinen (THERION) on November 16 at ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, North Carolina at the opening date of the band's tour with MASTODON and ZEAL & ARDOR. Karppinen stepped ...

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Here's The First Taste Of Unearthed 'Drum Riffs' From Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Produced By DAVID ELLEFSON

The first taste of brand new music from late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza's unearthed drum riffs has just premiered via the Menza Nation YouTube channel and can be streamed below. The music is being produced by former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who is enlisting "a handful of different" musicians from around the world to record ...

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Watch Y&T Perform In Petaluma, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Y&T's November 20 concert at Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California can be seen below. Frontman Dave Meniketti is the only surviving member of the Y&T lineup — then known as YESTERDAY AND TODAY — that recorded the band's self-titled debut album. Original Y&T rhythm guitarist Joey Alves died in March 2017 ...

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GRAMMY AWARDS 2022: DEFTONES, DREAM THEATER, GOJIRA, MASTODON Among 'Best Metal Performance' Nominees

DEFTONES, DREAM THEATER, GOJIRA, MASTODON and ROB ZOMBIE have been announced as the "Best Metal Performance" nominees at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 31, 2022, at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California. "Best Metal Performance" nominees: * "Genesis" - DEFTONES * "The Alien" - ...

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EXODUS: 'Persona Non Grata' Guitar Book Coming In December

SubLevel Records has announced the brand new EXODUS "Persona Non Grata" guitar book, featuring guitar tab and notation for all 12 killer songs from the new EXODUS album. All songs were transcribed note for note from the original recordings by HEATHEN guitarist — and occasional EXODUS touring member — Kragen Lum and Ernie Ball's Match ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Rails Against Los Angeles's Vaccine Mandate: 'Self-Imposed Tyranny And Mental Slavery Is Rampant'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has blasted Los Angeles's vaccine mandate, saying it's akin to "self-imposed tyranny and mental slavery." Angelenos visiting restaurants, movie theaters, malls, salons and several other venues in Los Angeles have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative virus test to enter. SafePassLA ordinance is one of ...

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