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London To Vegas - DEF LEPPARD

DEF LEPPARD's continued standing as a beloved rock act has been bolstered by their consistency as a strong live act among the glut of legacy bands that still sell tickets based on past hits. The revered Brits revisited their past earlier this year with the exhaustive "The Early Years 79 – 81" set, and now, ...

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See TESLA Perform 'Lazy Days' While In Quarantine

While practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacramento rockers TESLA got together — virtually — to jam out a quarantined version of "Lazy Days" to kick off to their new online series, "Home To Home". Check it out below. The original recording of "Lazy Days" appeared on TESLA's 1989 album "The Great Radio ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Re-Energized Cover Of 'Evil'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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See JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE IN CHAINS, HALESTORM, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Perform Cover Of THIN LIZZY's 'Bad Reputation'

Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST), Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS), Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) and Dave McClain (SACRED REICH, ex-MACHINE HEAD) recently joined forces to to record a cover version of THIN LIZZY's "Bad Reputation". The accompanying video was shot in quarantine, with each musician separated in his or her home, and ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD And Son Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Wheels Of Steel' For Album's 40th Anniversary (Video)

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of SAXON's "Wheels Of Steel" album, singer Biff Byford and his son Seb Byford have shared their acoustic rendition of the LP's title track. The performance was recorded at their home whilst self-isolating during the COVID-19 international lockdown. Byford and guitarist Paul Quinn are the sole remaining original members ...

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VIO-LENCE Has 'Two Songs Done' For Comeback EP

Guitarist Phil Demmel of reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE spoke to EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza's YouTube channel, Zetro's Toxic Vault, about the progress of the songwriting sessions for VIO-LENCE's new EP, tentatively due in 2021 via Metal Blade Records. He said (see video below): "We've got two songs done. We've got ideas ...

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LIONHEART Feat. Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON: 'The Reality Of Miracles' Album Due In July

Metalville Records has set a July 31 release date for the new album from British hard rock veterans LIONHEART, "The Reality Of Miracles". LIONHEART was founded in late 1980 by Dennis Stratton (ex-IRON MAIDEN), Steve Mann (MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST) and Rocky Newton (ex-MSG) with Clive Edwards (ex-UFO) completing the lineup a little later. The band ...

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KANSAS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Memories Down The Line'

America's legendary progressive rock band KANSAS has released the official lyric video for a new song song called "Memories Down The Line", taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Absence Of Presence", due out June 26 through InsideOut Music. "'Memories Down The Line' starts out as a piano-based rock ballad; it builds dynamically to a ...

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CRO-MAGS Release 'From The Grave' Music Video

2019 saw the CRO-MAGS crushing the masses with the release of their first pieces of music in 19 years. Today, the legendary hardcore pioneers have released a music video for the previously released single "From The Grave", featuring former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell. "The idea for the video is that I'm rising from the grave ...

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Take A Video Tour Of MATT SORUM's DRAC STUDIOS

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum recently gave a video tour of his Drac Studios to Brazil's "Dois Da Tarde" radio show. Check it out below. Nestled in the middle of world-famous Hollywood, California, Drac Studios provides a discreet, inspiring and comfortable location while being within minutes of everything Los Angeles has to offer. ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Singer Says 'Almost Any Of The Songs' On METALLICA's 'Load' And 'Reload' Albums 'Could Go On A NICKELBACK Record'

ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte says that most of the songs on METALLICA's "Load" and "Reload" albums are sonically very similar to any of the NICKELBACK albums. Labonte compared the legendary heavy metal band to the much-maligned Canadian rockers during a recent appearance on "Breaking The Ice", the new podcast hosted by former WAAF ...

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STYX's TODD SUCHERMAN Releases Lyric Video For 'Sacred Book Of Favorite Days' From Debut Solo Album

STYX drummer Todd Sucherman has just released his debut solo album, "Last Flight Home", via Aqua Pulse Records. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Sacred Book Of Favorite Days", can be seen below. CDs, high-resolution audio WAV downloads, and limited-edition signed and numbered 180-gram vinyl LPs are available now on all digital ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Paper Sun' Performance Video From 'London To Vegas' Set

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release DEF LEPPARD's "London To Vegas" on May 29. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD, DVD/Blu-ray+2CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: "Hysteria At The O2" and "Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood". A performance clip of the song "Paper Sun", taken from "London To Vegas", can be seen ...

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