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Tommy Thayer Was Never Officially Asked to Join Kiss

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer said he’d never officially been asked to join the band, and that the closest Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons ever got to it was telling him to let his hair grow long.

 

Thayer replaced Ace Frehley in 2002 after having spent some years behind the scenes as a band employee. Towards the end of Frehley’s tenure he was put on standby in...

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Eddie Was Troubled On Van Halen Reunion Tour Says Sammy

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Sammy Hagar believes that Eddie Van Halen "must have been going through something really bad" during their 2004 reunion tour but the guitarist never shared what was going on.

 

Hagar made the comments when he was asked about the tour during a conversation with Clay Marshall for a feature for OC Weekly. In an interview except, Hagar said of the tour, "Even if I sit and po...

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ALTER BRIDGE GUITARIST MARK TREMONTI - "WE TRY TO LOOK FOR A DIFFERENT COLOR TO ADD TO EACH RECORD"

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


While backstage at the Worcester Palladium, Mistress Carrie at WAAF 102.3 caught up with Mark Tremonti and Scott "Flip" Phillips of Alter Bridge, where they talked about their new album Walk The Sky, positive Boston memories, Flip's epic beer pong tournament, bedazzled balls, and more.

 

On trying new things when songwriting

 

Tremonti: "We have to. You'...

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Sons of Apollo's Next Album 'Mixed, Mastered + Off to the Record Company'

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Sons of Apollo are checking some major boxes as they wrap up the year. The progressive supergroup spent a good portion of 2019 working on a new record and they're getting the last few things in order to release it in early 2020

 

The group will hit the road in January and while an official release date has yet to be announced, the new record is expected to arrive som...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform In Agoura Hills

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's October 12 performance at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California can be seen below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9z06h0D_Bg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDIDVOxfHeM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWxYxDDb7V0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IW6N-5DiAM


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Metallica Share Live Video From Warsaw

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Metallica are streaming video of their performance of the 2003 tune, "St. Anger", from an August 21st concert at PGE Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland.

 

The title track to the group's eighth studio album won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2004, ahead of songs by fellow nominees Korn, Marilyn Manson, Spineshank and Stone Sour.

 

The group's firs...

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HOW HARRY NILSSON INSPIRED AEROSMITH'S NAME

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Joey Kramer recalled how he’d come up with the name “Aerosmith” thanks to a Harry Nilsson album, two years before the band formed.

 

As a high school senior in 1968, the drummer was dreaming about a big future which most people dismissed after he’d told them about it, as he explained to Uncle Joe Benson on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio ...

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Cassette Sales Way Up, Material Shortage Causes Production Delay

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)


If you're one of those people who contributed to the 23 percent growth in cassette tape sales in 2018 in the United States, your next purchase may not come so easily. There's a shortage of material needed in the manufacturing of the comeback audio platform, causing delays for audio distributors.


The growth in the United States pales in comparison to the 125 percent su...

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DEF LEPPARD FRONTMAN JOE ELLIOTT - "PLAYING LIVE IS, AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME, MORE IMPORTANT THAN NEW MUSIC"

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)


The Appetite For Distortion podcast recently caught up with Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott to discuss his new album with his other band, Down 'n' Outz, entitled This Is How We Roll. He also talks about the possibility of Def Leppard releasing new material in the near future.

 

Elliott: "The reason everybody wants to be in a band is to play live, not to spend hours a...

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Airbourne kick it into gear with new single Backseat Boogie

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Airbourne have released a stream of their new single Backseat Boogie. You can check out the track here:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/3L1c1cwqg8hRbehzw8beLm


It’s the latest material taken from their upcoming studio album Boneshaker which is set to launch on October 25 through Spinefarm Records.

 

The Australian rockers previously sh...

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RICHIE FAULKNER Reveals His 'Biggest Insecurity' When Joining JUDAS PRIEST

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


During a recent online video chat, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked what his "biggest insecurity" was when joining the British heavy metal legends more than eight years ago. He replied (see video below): "I think it was the fact that it's a global audience and it's a band that means so much to millions of people around the world, and you're, all of a sudden, thrust...

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Black Friday vinyl deals: how and where to find the biggest bargains

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Black Friday 2019 is fast approaching, and with it comes a frenzy of deals on everything from dog biscuits to dishwasher tablets. For music fans, as well as great offers on headphones, turntables, booze and more, Black Friday is also a great opportunity to boost your record collection.

 

From previous experience, we know that Black Friday is the perfect time for ...

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Watch Guns N' Roses Play 'Locomotive' for First Time in 27 Years

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Guns N’ Roses performed their 1991 funk-rock song “Locomotive (Complicity)” for the first time in 27 years during their concert in Wichita, Kan., last night.

 

The song – one of the band's longest at nearly nine minutes – appeared on Use Your Illusion II in 1991, though it was written by Axl Rose and Slash during the sessions for 1987's Appetite...

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons to headline Call Of The Wild festival

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Organisers of the UK’s Call Of The Wild have revealed that Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons will headline next year’s event.

 

The festival will take place between May 29 and May 31, 2020, at the Lincolnshire Showground, Grange de Lings, Lincoln, with artists including Massive Wagons, Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics and The Cruel Intentions previously...

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Initial Bowlers Revealed for 5th Annual Bowl for Ronnie

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)


It's time to knock 'em down and set 'em up again, with the celebrity bowlers starting to line up for the fifth annual Bowl for Ronnie benefit in Los Angeles. As with past years, the event will help to raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to aid cancer research.

 

This year's event takes place Nov...

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VINNIE VINCENT - FORMER KISS GUITARIST LAUNCHES PROMO VIDEO FOR MERRY METAL CHRISTMAS 2-DAY EVENT IN NASHVILLE

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Former KISS guitarist, Vinnie Vincent, has released a promo film for his Merry Metal Christmas event, taking place December 14 and 15 at S.I.R Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.


This event will be just like Vinnie Vincent's Birthday Bash but on steroids! There will be Vinnie shredding, songs, food, spirits, Q&A, photo op's, more memorabilia on display, signings, unr...

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TOM KEIFER On Performing Classic CINDERELLA Songs: 'They're As New As They Were 30 Years Ago For Me'

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Chris Akin from "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer. You can listen to the entire chat below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHrFHBLRm0s


A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

 

On whether he has "found his groove" with his second solo album, "Rise":

 ...

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Listen to Judas Priest's Rob Halford give Christmas carols a metal makeover

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Rob Halford has released a stream of his cover version of the 1739 Christmas carol Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. You can check out the track here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rAJhlNFRVU


It’s the latest material taken from the Judas Priest frontman’s upcoming festive record Celestial, which is due to arrive on October 18 through Legacy Recordi...

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Rolling Stones Share Live Video For 1969 Classic

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The Rolling Stones are streaming a 1998 performance of their 1969 classic, "You Can't Always Get What You Want", as a preview to their forthcoming live package, "Bridges To Buenos Aires."

 

Due November 8, the project presents the last date of the group's five-night sell-out residency at the River Plate Stadium in the Argentine capital, where they delivered a two-hour-plu...

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Nickelback enjoy huge spike in sales and streams following Trump tweet

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Last week, US president Donald Trump landed himself in hot water after posting a tweet criticising Democrat Joe Biden.

 

Trump took a swipe at the Democratic presidential candidate on October 2 with a tweet which read: “LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH!” The message was accompanied by a clip of Nickelback track Photograph, where the picture in question had been replaced w...

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