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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Announces First-Ever Solo Tour

SAXON frontman Biff Byford will embark on his first-ever solo tour in April 2020. The 10-date trek will kick off on April 17 at Gateshead Sage 2 and will include shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Bath, Liverpool, Aberdare, Milton Keynes, London and Brighton. The performaces will be split into two halves, with the first half ...

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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN Releases Music Video For His New Christmas Single, 'Wonder Of Wonders'

Jonathan Cain is joined by Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling NEWSBOYS frontman Michael Tait in the official music video for the JOURNEY keyboardist's newest Christmas single, "Wonder Of Wonders". Available now from Identity Records at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play, iHeartRadio and more outlets globally, the song was produced at Cain's Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville ...

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Read Excerpt From PARADISE LOST's Official Book, 'No Celebration'

Decibel Books has posted an excerpt from "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost", which can be read below. The excerpt heavily features Music For Nations founder Martin Hooker, who passed away last month. Authored by American writer David E. Gehlke, "No Celebration" chronicles the British doom metal progenitors' groundbreaking three decades-plus career with ...

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A Pyrrhic Existence - ESOTERIC

If you've ever wondered who the heaviest band of all time is, you might want to consider ESOTERIC as strong contenders for the title. If not the inventors of funeral doom metal, then certainly the band that have taken the genre furthest into the fathomless cosmos. The Brits have amassed a substantial but sporadic catalogue ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Says STRYPER Is 'The Most Logical Choice' For Opening Slot On MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tour With DEF LEPPARD And POISON

Michael Sweet says that STRYPER is "the most logical choice" to open the rumored MÖTLEY CRÜE tour with DEF LEPPARD and POISON. Less than two weeks ago, MÖTLEY CRÜE announced that it was coming out of retirement, nearly four years after playing what was billed as the band's final concert at the Staples Center in ...

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CIRCLE JERKS Announce 2020 Reunion Shows

Punk legends the CIRCLE JERKS will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic album "Group Sex" by reuniting for a number of special shows in 2020. The group's first concert since 2011 will take place the week of May 21-25, 2020 at Las Vegas's Punk Rock Bowling music festival and will be followed by a ...

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Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Raises More Than $50,000 For 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling ...

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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN Wanted To Emphasize Miracle Of Jesus's Birth With New Christmas Single, 'Wonder Of Wonders'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain is joined by Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling NEWSBOYS frontman Michael Tait for his newest Christmas single, "Wonder Of Wonders". Available now from Identity Records at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play, iHeartRadio and more outlets globally, the song was produced at Cain's Addiction Sound ...

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OBSCURA Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of Germany's finest progressive death metal band OBSCURA. Founded in 2002, the group established its reputation by releasing five studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by playing support tours as well as their own headline shows all around the globe. Band founder ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Looks Back On Controversial 'Turbo' LP: 'It Wasn't The Big-Selling Album That We Hoped For'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the band's controversial album "Turbo" during an interview for Greg Prato's upcoming book "Take It Off - Kiss Truly Unmasked". Released in 1986, the synth-heavy "Turbo" is PRIEST's most commercial-sounding album to date, with the band deciding to experiment with some new sounds, ...

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SCOTT GORHAM Says Recording A THIN LIZZY Album Without PHIL LYNOTT Was 'Not Going To Happen'

"In The Basement With Jesse Bruce" of Grand Haven, Michigan radio station 93.1 WMPA recently conducted an interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist Scott Gorham. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new album, "Another State Of Grace": Scott: "If ...

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PARADISE LOST To Begin Recording New Album This Month

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will enter Orgone Studios in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom at the end of the month with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano to begin recording their new album. An early 2020 release is expected. PARADISE LOST previously worked with Arellano on "The Plague Within" (2015) and "Medusa" (2017) albums. This past ...

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