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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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SCORPIONS' New Album 'Rock Believer' Contains 'Many Uptempo Songs' And 'A Very Beautiful Ballad'

Earlier in the month, SCORPIONS released the official music video for their new single, "Peacemaker". The track, which features music courtesy of guitarist Rudolf Schenker and bassist Pawel Maciwoda and lyrics by singer Klaus Meine, is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "Rock Believer", due on February 25, 2022. Asked in a new interview ...

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VANILLA FUDGE Releases Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'Ramble On'

VANILLA FUDGE has shared another reworked LED ZEPPELIN classic, "Ramble On". The track, along with the recently issued "Immigrant Song" and "Rock And Roll", will be included on the soon-to-be-released album "Vanilla Zeppelin". This is LED ZEPPELIN done "FUDGE" style — a great ode to one of the most respected and best bands of all ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: If OZZY OSBOURNE Wasn't A Legendary Heavy Metal Singer, He Would Be A Stand-Up Comedian

During a recent appearance on AXS TV's "At Home And Social With…", BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's Zakk Wylde spoke about his long-standing friendship and working relationship with legendary BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I always said, with Ozz, it's a miracle any work ever gets done just because we're constantly… ...

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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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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'Enter Sandman' At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "Enter Sandman" live during the band's second headlining set at the Welcome To Rockville festival on Sunday, November 14 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. Welcome To Rockville, a four-day rock festival, kicked off its 10th edition on November 11 ...

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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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HAMMERFALL To Release New Single 'Hammer Of Dawn' On Wednesday

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release the official music video for their new single, "Hammer Of Dawn", on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST. A short teaser clip is available below. "Hammer Of Dawn" is taken from HAMMERFALL's upcoming album, due in early 2022 via Napalm Records. The music for the ...

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FOREIGNER Performs 'I Want to Know What Love Is' During Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Video)

FORIGNER performed its classic song "I Want to Know What Love Is" during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 25 in New York City. The iconic band appeared on the "Toy House of Marvelous Milestones" float, which featured all of life's proudest accomplishments and goals through a larger-than-life doll house with paper dolls. ...

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TED NUGENT Says GENE SIMMONS's Anti-Vaxxer Comments Are 'Not Truth, Logic And Common Sense'

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent has once again criticized Gene Simmons for calling unvaccinated people the "enemy," saying the KISS bassist/vocalist's comments are "not truth, logic and common sense." In an appearance on Talkshoplive's Rock 'N' Roll channel two weeks ago, Simmons said that many people were turned away from the band's recently completed Kiss Kruise ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Blasts 'Press Hacks' For 'Twisting' His Words About Trans People

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has blasted "predatory press hacks" for "subtly twisting" his words with regard to his comments involving the trans community. Earlier this week, the organizers of the Brit Awards, British Phonographic Industry's annual popular music awards, announced that they were scrapping four awards — male solo artist, female solo artist, international male ...

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HAMMERFALL Completes Work On New Studio Album

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL has confirmed that the band has completed work on a new studio album, to be released in 2022. The music for the disc was once again recorded with Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios, while the vocals were laid down with Jacob Hansen at Hansen ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE Perform QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire 'Empire' And 'Rage For Order' Albums In Des Plaines, Illinois

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's November 24 performance at Des Plaines Theatre in Des Plaines, Illinois can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "JWStuff"). Tate's current tour is celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Empire" and "Rage For Order" albums. 1986's "Rage For Order" introduced a much more polished look and sound for ...

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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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ANTHRAX: Pro-Shot Video Of WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Performance

Professionally filmed video of ANTHRAX's entire November 14 performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. Welcome To Rockville, a four-day rock festival, kicked off its 10th edition on November 11 at a new home in Daytona Beach. ANTHRAX has been celebrating its ...

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SION Feat. Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES And YouTube Guitar Sensation JARED DINES: 'Drown' Music Video

SION, the new project featuring former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones and modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines, has just released its self-titled debut album. The 12-song effort was "almost two years in the making" and "was funded independently out of Jared and Howard's own pockets," according to a statement released by the group. The ...

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VAN HALEN's 'Lost' Singer MITCH MALLOY Celebrates EDDIE VAN HALEN's Musical Legacy: 'Jump' Multi-Camera Video

Mitch Malloy, who auditioned to replace Sammy Hagar in VAN HALEN in the summer of 1996, celebrated Eddie Van Halen's musical legacy with MITCH MALLOY'S VH EXPERIENCE on October 9 at Mattie Kelly Arts Village in Destin, Florida. Mitch was backed by a band featuring Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge) on guitar, ...

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