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BRET MICHAELS Gives POISON Cover Band Chance Of A Lifetime

POISON singer Bret Michaels has a heart of gold. After watching E! network's "Clash Of The Cover Bands" (Wednesday, December 1), Michaels made sure the POISON cover band SHOT OF POISON, who lost to a DEPECHE MODE cover band, went home with more than nothing, but a good time. Michaels invited SHOT OF POISON to ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Discusses 40th-Anniversary Tour In Extended Teaser Video

An extended two-minute teaser video for W.A.S.P.'s upcoming 40th-anniversary tour, narrated by frontman Blackie Lawless, is available below. June 6, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most infamous, notorious, controversial heavy metal bands in the world… W.A.S.P. So join W.A.S.P. for this very special 40th-anniversary world tour that kicks off in Milan, ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Is Waiting For 'Born Again' Master Tapes So He Can Remix The Album: 'I'd Love To Get That One Sounding Right'

Tony Iommi says that he still wants to remix BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again" album for future release. Issued in August 1983, "Born Again" was the only album SABBATH recorded with lead vocalist Ian Gillan, best known for his work with DEEP PURPLE. It was was also the last of SABBATH's studio albums to feature drummer ...

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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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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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JUDAS PRIEST Announces More Rescheduled '50 Heavy Metal Years' North American Tour Dates With QUEENSRŸCHE

JUDAS PRIEST has announced the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates for March-April 2022. Support on the trek will come from QUEENSRŸCHE. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band's guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: 'We're Very Honored' To Be Supporting JUDAS PRIEST On North American Tour

Todd La Torre has confirmed that QUEENSRŸCHE pulled out of SCORPIONS' rescheduled "Sin City Nights" Las Vegas residency in order to support JUDAS PRIEST on the "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates in March-April 2022. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its 50th-anniversary tour in late ...

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HYPOCRISY/PAIN Leader PETER TÄGTGREN Won't Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Until It's Time To Go On Tour

Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) has spoken out against vaccine mandates, saying "when they try to force it on you, I become the opposite." The 51-year-old Tägtgren, who lives in a small Swedish village called Pärlby, discussed his views on vaccines in a new interview with Tuonela Magazine. ...

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KISS: 'Destroyer' Deluxe Pop! Album From FUNKO Coming Soon

Funko is celebrating hard rock music and the 45th anniversary of the release of KISS's "Destroyer" with an exclusive Deluxe Pop! Album. Never forget the iconic album by collecting this Deluxe Pop! Album "Destroyer", which features each of the KISS bandmembers as Pop! figures and the album cover art packaged together in a protective hardcase ...

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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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DUFF MCKAGAN And CHAD SMITH Perform At 'Songs Of Hope Live' Benefit Concert In Seattle (Video)

Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES) and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) joined singer Shaina Shepherd to perform a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" during Seattle-area non-profit SMASH's (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare) fourth annual benefit event "Songs Of Hope Live" on Saturday, November 20 at The Moore Theatre. Duff ...

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TED NUGENT: Why I Decided To Go Public With My COVID-19 Battle

Ted Nugent has once again denied ever saying COVID-19 was a hoax — almost a year after he said the virus was "not a real pandemic." The outspoken conservative rocker, a staunch supporter of former U.S. president Donald Trump, fired back at critics seven months after announcing he had contracted the novel coronavirus. Nugent, who ...

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CRASHDÏET Returns With New Single 'No Man's Land'

Swedish glam metal/sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET recently signed to Golden Robot Records and are currently in the studio working on their sixth album, due out early 2022. The band has just released the first taste of what is to come in the form of a new single, "No Man's Land", which is out now on all ...

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NERGAL's ME AND THAT MAN Recruits GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE For New Single 'Under The Spell'

BEHEMOTH mastermind Adam "Nergal" Darski and his dark folk/blues/Americana influenced solo project ME AND THAT MAN continues its celebrity team-up with the new Western-inspired single "Under The Spell" featuring the mysterious Mary Goore, better known as GHOST's Tobias Forge, alongside a captivating music video. In contrast to the recently released soulful blues-rock ballad "Angel Of ...

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NIGHTWISH Pays Tribute To Late CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO At Oslo Concert (Video)

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH paid tribute to late CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho during their concert Sunday night (November 14) at Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. While NIGHTWISH performed the song "The Greatest Show On Earth", a photo of Laiho was displayed on the screen above the stage, a nod to the Finnish metal ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE To Release New Single 'So Called Life'

THREE DAYS GRACE's new single, "So Called Life", will arrive on November 29. It will mark the band's first release since THREE DAYS GRACE's cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", which came out in July 2020. Earlier this week, THREE DAYS GRACE announced more than a dozen U.S. dates for April and ...

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TESTAMENT, EXODUS And DEATH ANGEL: Five Dates Added To Rescheduled U.S. Leg Of 'The Bay Strikes Back Tour'

Five new dates have been added to the rescheduled North American leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour" featuring TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL. Newly confirmed shows will take place in Orlando, Florida (April 25); Chattanooga, Tennessee (April 28); Seattle, Washington (May 22); Portland, Oregon (May 23); and Sacramento, California (May 25). Tickets go on ...

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