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FOREIGNER Announces 71-Date Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

FOREIGNER will embark on a 71-date U.S. tour at the end of the month. The trek will kick off on June 24 in Ottumwa, Iowa and conclude on November 20 in Pensacola, Florida. Several of the of shows in the fall — including those in Saratoga, California; Los Angeles, California; Santa Barbara, California; Detroit, Michigan; ...

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RICK ALLEN Remembers Watching VAN HALEN Open For BLACK SABBATH In 1978: 'They Should Have Been The Headliner'

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, spoke to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged about his "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to Freddie Mercury to John Lennon. On the topic of how he ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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MASTODON To Perform Acoustically At Georgia Aquarium

MASTODON has teamed up with Dreamstage to present a completely unprecedented live performance set for July 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. The Grammy Award-winning rock band along with the pioneering HD live streaming platform Dreamstage, is thrilled to announce "Captured Live At Georgia Aquarium", a unique live MASTODON experience in a rare, intimate setting from ...

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TED NUGENT Recalls Hanging Out With BON SCOTT: 'He Was Always Drunk'

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent once again discussed his lifelong anti-drugs and -drink stance during a YouTube livestream earlier today (Thursday, June 17). Speaking about why so many legendary rock musicians abuse drugs, Ted said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A lot of my musical heroes, some of the greatest, most talented, gifted people on the planet, ...

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JINJER To Release 'Wallflowers' Album In August; 'Vortex' Music Video Available

Ukrainian modern metallers JINJER will release a new studio album, "Wallflowers", on August 27 via Napalm Records. Through their relentless hard work, non-stop international touring and critically acclaimed chart-topping releases gaining them over 250 million cross-platform streams/views, JINJER is one of modern metal's hottest and most exciting bands today. The band has become synonymous with ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Albums 'Operation: Mindcrime' And 'Empire' Due Next Week As Definitive Box Set Collections

On June 25, Capitol/UMe celebrates two landmark progressive metal albums by QUEENSRŸCHE. The breakthrough collection "Operation: Mindcrime" and its successful follow-up, "Empire", will be released in multiple formats. In addition to the original versions remastered for CD and 180-gram vinyl 2LP, both titles will be available in expanded 2CD editions and in multi-disc CD+DVD box ...

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GENE SIMMONS Meets With Members Of Congress As Part Of ASCAP Songwriters Virtual 'Stand With Songwriters' Advocacy Month

Following a year of canceled live music events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including his own KISS world tour, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gene Simmons met with key members of Congress where he was able to outline some of the most pressing issues directly affecting American music creators. Simmons participated in the meeting ...

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Hyperdialect - HACKTIVIST

Sometimes the scenic route is the only available option. HACKTIVIST have a somewhat fractured history, with several false starts and interminable delays. After their first released material went viral, the UK rap-metal crew released a self-titled EP in 2012, before taking four long years to produce a full-length debut. After one triumphant European tour as ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Have Written 20 New Songs

Chris Robinson, who reunited with his brother Rich in 2019 after six years apart, has confimed to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" that there are tentative plans to record a new BLACK CROWES album. "It's funny, 'cause Rich and I, for whatever we've been through, the one place where we were always the most ...

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JOURNEY To Release New Single Next Week

JOURNEY will release new single on Thursday, June 24. It will be the first track to be made available featuring the band's current lineup consisting of guitarist Neal Schon, singer Arnel Pineda and keyboardist Jonathan Cain alongside JOURNEY's latest additions, drummer/producer Narada Michael Walden, returning bassist Randy Jackson and keyboardist and singer Jason Derlatka. In ...

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VIO-LENCE To Release 'Let The World Burn' EP In Early 2022

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will release a new EP, "Let The World Burn", in early 2022 via Metal Blade Records. The effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Mixing duties were handled by ...

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Cause And Affect - SOLDIERS OF DESTRUCTION

If you're old enough to remember when punk rock was all about broken windows and police sirens rather than wacky lyric videos and brightly colored merchandise, you may find "Cause And Affect" to be a suitably jaw-shattering return to punk propriety. Formed in London in 1981 and splitting three years later, the original SOLDIERS OF ...

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