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BRET MICHAELS TO RECEIVE HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD AT ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE - "I COULD NOT BE MORE HONOURED"

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces its Humanitarian Of The Year award recipient, Bret Michaels. Bret Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the...

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Shinedown Announce The Deep Dive Tour

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Shinedown have announced that they will be hitting the road next spring for a special tour of intimate venues across the U.S. dubbed the Deep Dive Tour.

 

The band has revealed that the trek will not only featuring them performing some of their biggest hits but they will also be playing deep cuts and B-sides.

 

They will be kicking things off on April ...

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Robert Plant Eyes New Space Shifters, Alison Krauss Albums

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Robert Plant has ambitious studio plans. The former Led Zeppelin singer surveyed his future in a new interview with Classic Rock, noting that he and his band the Sensational Space Shifters have roughly "40 different instrumental ideas" ready for a possible LP — and, looking further down the road, he's "sure" he'll wind up recording another album with his former collaborator Alison Krauss.

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RATT TO PERFORM STRING OF US DATES IN DECEMBER

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Ratt have announced a string of US tour dates this December as part of the band's In Your Direction Tour 2019. Catch the band on the dates listed below.

 

December


12 - The Showplace Theater - Buffalo, NY

13 - Wally's Pub - Hampton, NH

14 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT

16 - Six String Grill & Stage - Foxborough, MA...

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DORO PESCH Presented With 'Angel Of Rock' Award At U.K.'s HARD ROCK HELL Festival

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German metal queen Doro Pesch was presented with the "Angel Of Rock" award at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Great Yarmouth, U.K. on Saturday, The winner was decided in a fan vote for the best female rock singer in the world, and an incredible 77.8% of all participants voted for Doro. The award was handed to Doro onstage in front of a cheering audience.

 

Doro stated: "What...

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Iron Maiden Open To Tour With Judas Priest

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Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris reacted to recent comments from Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford about the two legendary metal bands teaming up for a tour.

 

Halford shared the idea with Consequence Of Sound, "I think both bands would look to do that. It's all about the timing of doing such a thing. We're good friends."

 

He conclud...

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Can You Sing Like Freddie Mercury? Take Queen's 'FreddieMeter' Vocal Challenge

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Think you can sing like Queen's Freddie Mercury? Now you have a chance to put those vocal skills to the test with the "FreddieMeter," and you can find out exactly how closely you emulate the late frontman.

 

In commemoration of Queen's signature song "Bohemian Rhapsody" amassing over a billion views on YouTube earlier this year, the #FreddieChallenge is designed to pr...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: 'It's Absolutely Flattering' To Be Such A Huge Part Of People's Lives

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During a recent question-and-answer session with "Nights With Alice Cooper", DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott was asked how it feels to be such a huge part of so many people's lives. He responded (see video below): "Well, I suppose it's quite flattering, really. And it also sounds quite narcissistic to say this, but it's all you kind of crave as a musician. You start out as a teenager w...

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Kiss Cancel Australian Tour Over Paul Stanley Illness

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Kiss announced the cancellation of their eight-date Australian tour as a result of Paul Stanley suffering complications from his flu attack.

 

The shows, part of their End of the Road farewell journey, were planned to take place from Nov. 19 to Dec. 1, but refunds are now being made available and no rescheduled dates have been revealed.

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Michael Monroe: 80s hair metal bands gave real rockers a bad name

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Michael Monroe has slammed some of the hair metal bands of the 80s, saying they gave real rockers a bad name.

 

The former Hanoi Rocks frontman was an influence for many of that decade’s glam bands, and asked by 2Fast2Die if that was something he welcomed, Monroe says: “Well, it’s always nice to be recognised!"

 

He adds: “I gue...

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JOE LYNN TURNER RECALLS AUDITIONING FOR RAINBOW - "I SAW RITCHIE BLACKMORE AND JON LORD SITTING THERE, AND REALIZED IT WAS THE REAL DEAL"

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)


 In a new interview with The Jerusalem Post, Joe Lynn Turner discusses his latest project Rock The Opera, integrating into diverse musical settings, and in the following excerpt - auditioning for Rainbow.

 

“We (former band Fandango) were robbed at ChicagoFest along with Billy Joel and Jethro Tull of $80,000 of equipment - it took the wind out of our sails. I really need...

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43 Years Ago: KISS Crank It Up With 'Rock And Roll Over'

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)


The commercial breakthrough for megastars KISS was 1976’s Destroyer, a slick polished hard rock album that contained the ballad “Beth,” the band’s most successful single. After its release the band faced a critical fork in the road. Either they could continue down path of mainstream success and seek to continue to appeal to their ever-growing fanbase or they could...

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STEVE VAI's Artwork And Custom-Painted Guitars To Be Displayed At FATHOM GALLERY

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Fathom Gallery will host an exhibition of the artwork and custom-painted guitars by Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso Steve Vai.

 

Vai is well known the world over as a formidable sonic artist — both with his own solo work, and his contributions to some of rock's biggest names such as Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, PIL and WHITESNAKE; but in recent years Vai has also...

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UFO TO CONTINUE LAST ORDERS TOUR IN 2020; NORTH AMERICAN DATES CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUAR

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


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 13th in Medina, MN and run through March 2. Included in this run is a co-headline gig with Blue Öyster Cult and an appearance on the Rock Legends Cruise...

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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Rescheduled Farewell Tour Dates

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Ozzy Osbourne surprised fans last week with he release of the first track from his forthcoming album and he began this week by revealing the rescheduled dates of the UK and Europe leg of his No More Tours 2.

 

Judas Priest will be supporting Ozzy on the new dates that are set to launch on October 23rd of next year in Newcastle, UK at the Utilita Arena and will conclude...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: February 2020 'Gala' In Los Angeles To Feature Hologram, Other Bands And A Comedian

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At last week's "Bowl For Ronnie" event in Studio City, California, Wendy Dio, widow and longtime manager of Ronnie James Dio, spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the "big gala" which is being planned for early next year to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the legendary singer's passing.

 

She said (see video below): "On 2/20/20, which is February 20th,...

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Alter Bridge Unveil 2020 Tour Dates With Clint Lowery

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Alter Bridge have announced new 2020 dates for their "Walk The Sky" tour. The outing will kick off in Lake Charles, La. on Jan. 31 and wraps in Spokane, Wash. on Feb. 27. See all the tour dates listed below.

 

The group will be joined by Clint Lowery and Deepfall on all the dates. Fan club pre-sale begins tomorrow (Nov. 12) and tickets go on sale to the general pu...

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PETE TOWNSHEND RECALLS OVERDOSE WITH PHIL LYNOTT

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The Who guitarist Pete Townshend says he once overdosed after taking drugs with Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott.

 

Townshend led a relatively clean life, but the 1978 death of Who drummer Keith Moon left him in a disturbed state of mind. He’s now been sober for over 30 years.

 

“Phil Lynott was a good friend, but he was a heroin addict when I kn...

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TRIUMPH'S "CLASSICS" ALBUM TO BE REISSUED ON DOUBLE LP, PRESSED ON 180 GRAM SILVER VINYL

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Originally released 30 years ago, Triumph’s Classics celebrated the legendary Canadian power trio’s greatest hits. And now, on December 13, the 13-track collection will once again hit the racks (via Round Hill/Triumph Catalog), and all of the expected gems are included - “Lay It On The Line”, “Magic Power", “A World Of Fantasy”, “Fight The Good Fi...

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CHANGES TO AUSTRALIAN / NEW ZEALAND 'END OF THE ROAD' TOUR SCHEDULE

Posted on November 10, 2019 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


We were due to leave the U.S. tomorrow to kick off their eagerly awaited ‘End Of The Road’ tour in Perth this Saturday November 16.

 

Due to a bad case of Influenza, doctors have advised Paul Stanley to rest for the next few days and not to undertake the long trip from Los Angeles to Perth. With the expectation of Australian audiences high, KISS don’t want to n...

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