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UFO To Continue 'Last Orders' Tour In 2020

UFO just wrapped the initial North American leg of the "Last Orders" tour, but fear not, the tour is not over yet and the band is pleased to announce new North American tour dates for 2020. These shows kick off February 13 in Medina, Minnesota and run through March 2. Included in this run is ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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'This Is Spinal Tap' Creators and UNIVERSAL MUSIC Settle Copyright Dispute

Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, the creators of the iconic mockumentary film "This Is Spinal Tap", have resolved their dispute with Universal Music Group regarding the film's soundtrack recordings. Under the agreement, "Spinal Tap"'s recordings will continue to be distributed through UMG and eventually the rights will be given to the ...

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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 was produced at Cain's Addiction Sound Studios ...

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Former DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist BART WALSH Dies At 56

Former David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh has died at the age of 56. According to Bart's family, the cause of his death was gastrointestinal bleed and dehydration. Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi paid tribute to Bart on social media, writing: "R.I.P. Bart Walsh ....A great guy, talented guitar player, and ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Blizzard Of Ozz' Explored On 'The Opus' Podcast

Consequence Of Sound and Sony Music Entertainment have partnered together for another season of "The Opus", a podcast that explores legendary albums and their ongoing legacy. The fifth season has officially entered the world of Darkness with the Prince himself, Ozzy Osbourne. Host Andy Bothwell, a.k.a. Astronautalis, along with a number of musicians, artists, authors, ...

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Watch VOLBEAT's 'Die To Live' Video Feat. CLUTCH's NEIL FALLON

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have released a music video for the song "Die To Live", directed by Adam Rothlein at Ghost Atomic Pictures and taped at Futura Studio in Roslindale, Massachusetts. The song and video both feature appearances by CLUTCH's lead singer Neil Fallon, as well as Raynier Jacob Jacildo and Doug Corcoran of ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN: New Version Of 'So Cold' From Upcoming 'Aurora' Album Now Available

A new vesion of the BREAKING BENJAMIN song "So Cold", taken from the band's upcoming album, "Aurora", can be streamed below. "Aurora" will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (COLD) and Spencer Chamberlain ...

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METALLICA's ABC Book Preview: 'K' Is For Kirk (Video)

"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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ROB CAGGIANO: 'VOLBEAT Was Never Really A Metal Band'

Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock recently conducted an interview with guitarist Rob Caggiano of Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether VOLBEAT wanted to tinker with their "formula" on their new album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound": Rob: "I'll ...

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NITA STRAUSS's Second Solo Album 'Is Very Much On The Way'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that her second solo album "is very much on the way." Strauss's upcoming disc, which is tentatively due in late 2020, will be the follow-up to her first solo album, "Controlled Chaos", released last year via Sumerian Records. Nita offered an update ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces 'Aurora' Album

BREAKING BENJAMIN will release a new album, "Aurora", on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (COLD) and Spencer Chamberlain (UNDEROATH), to name a few. Speaking about "Aurora", BREAKING BENJAMIN's founder/frontman Ben Burnley said: "This album is ...

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