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JETHRO TULL: 'Stormwatch' 40th-Anniversary Edition Due In October

JETHRO TULL released "Stormwatch" in September 1979, completing a folk-rock trilogy the band started with "Songs From The Wood" in 1977 and continued the following year with "Heavy Horses". Certified gold in the U.S., "Stormwatch" was also the final album to feature the classic late-1970s JETHRO TULL lineup, which included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John ...

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DANKO JONES On Rock's Current 'Underground' Status: 'It's Almost Outsider Music, And I Like That'

DANKO JONES's namesake vocalist/guitarist recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "A Rock Supreme": Danko: "We never try to 'say' anything — we just try to write a bunch of good-sounding rock ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform At Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's July 13 performance at the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's ...

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HALESTORM Singer On Whether Rap Artists Are New 'Rock Stars': 'Unless You're Underground With Us, You're Probably Not'

Last December, BRING ME THE HORIZON frontman Oli Sykes rekindled the debate over the so-called decaying current state of rock music, echoing the sentiment of the mainstream that rap artists are the new "rock stars" based largely on their flamboyant lifestyles and oversized fanbases. "Rappers are almost the new rock 'n' roll or punk or ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Englewood, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's July 12 performance at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey can be seen below. RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier recently confirmed that the band is planning to release new music in 2020. "It's natural for us to, obviously, record," Croucier said during an appearance ...

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BUCKCHERRY Singer Says Live Backing Tracks Take Away From Rock Concerts' 'Spontaneity': 'They're Becoming Like Pop Shows'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with Lee Eckley of the Toronto radio station 94.9 The Rock. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring at age 48: Josh: "This is a very physically demanding gig. Thank God I went through a lot of stuff before ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD To Release 'Welcome To Galvania' Album In September; 'Uh Oh' Single Available

PUDDLE OF MUDD will release its long-awaited new album, "Welcome To Galvania", on September 13 via Pavement Entertainment. It marks the band's first full-length collection of new material since "Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love And Hate". Having sold over seven million albums worldwide and releasing a string of chart-topping hits, including "Blurry", ...

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The Horse and Sparrow Theory - VICTIMS

Death and black metal are the typical, immediate reference points for heavy music fans when Sweden is the topic of discussion. But the nation has also been a hotbed for hardcore punk for decades. Acts like ANTI CIMEX, CRUDE SS, MOB 47 and DRILLER KILLER have been influential across the globe. VICTIMS has been running ...

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UGLY KID JOE's WHITFIELD CRANE To Embark On First-Ever Solo Tour

This September, UGLY KID JOE singer Whitfield Crane will embark on his first-ever solo tour. This unique show, dubbed "Playing All The Songs", will allow Whit to play tracks from his extensive back catalog for the very first time, including songs from ANOTHER ANIMAL, MEDICATION, LIFE OF AGONY, YELLOWCAKE, RICHARDS/CRANE and, of course, UGLY KID ...

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Will AC/DC Announce 2019/2020 Tour Dates Next Week?

According to Topeka, Kansas rock radio station V100, AC/DC will announce the details of its 2019-2020 world tour on Wednesday, July 17. So far, there has been no corroboration from an official source about the timeline of a possible tour announcement, with the station adding on its web site: "Obviously, we're talking about ...

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METALLICA To Release Unique ABC Book With PERMUTED PRESS

"The ABCs Of Metallica", an alphabetical history of one of rock's heaviest bands, METALLICA, will be released on November 26 via Permuted Press. Featuring hard-rocking rhymes and bold illustrations, "The ABCs Of Metallica" looks back at the remarkable history of one of rock 'n' roll's most celebrated groups. Each letter of the alphabet highlights a ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony' Trailer

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire WITH FULL FORCE Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of NAPALM DEATH's entire June 28 performance at the With Full Force festival at Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE Concert). NAPALM DEATH is continuing work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative early 2020 release. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Pro-Shot Video Of HELLFEST Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of DEADLAND RITUAL's June 22 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. DEADLAND RITUAL is the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA). DEADLAND RITUAL's setlist consists ...

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Ontario's HAIR IN THE FAIR Festival Officially Canceled

Hair In The Fair festival, which was scheduled to take place July 11-14 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, has been canceled. Organizers announced on Thursday that they were pulling the plug on the event "due to financial hardship and extremely low ticket sales." A message on the festival's official web site reads: "We deeply regret this ...

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High Fantasy - GYGAX

If you've never had the pleasure of listening to GYGAX, go back and give "Dice Throwers and Rock 'n' Rollers", the opening track from last year's "2nd Edition", and blast at high volume. Therein lies everything you need about this band, from their unwavering devotion to the twin-lead evangelism of THIN LIZZY to their mastery ...

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