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METALLICA ANNOUNCE 2019 EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR WITH GHOST

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Metallica are taking their "WorldWired" tour well into 2019 as they've just announced a series of European stops for the summer with support coming from Ghost and Norway's Bokassa.


"We promised we would be back... it’s the return of the European summer vacation," exclaimed Metallica in an announcement on their website. "Following the attendance breaking indoor arena ru...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Doesn't Understand Why Some People Wouldn't Like RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Tim "Ripper" Owens has once again defended DIO DISCIPLES' decision to go on the road with a hologram of Ronnie James Dio, saying that and and his bandmates are only doing it to "make fans happy."

 

Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open Air festival in August 20...

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ACE FREHLEY 'BEST MAN' PACKAGE AVAILABLE FOR KISS 'LOVE IT LOUD' WEDDING CHAPEL

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


The past and present members of KISS are masters in the art of promotion and creating unusual revenue streams. But if you thought that they've exhausted every possible way they could get your money, you'd be wrong. If you're getting married in Las Vegas the weekend of Oct. 26-28, you could have Ace Frehley serve as your best man.


The Kiss by Monster Mini Golf Las Vegas a...

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NEAL SCHON REPORTEDLY PLOTTING 2019 'JOURNEY THROUGH TIME' TOUR

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo said Neal Schon was planning a “Journey Through Time” tour during 2019, while Journey are on a year-long hiatus.


Schon retweeted a video report about Castronovo's statement, seemingly confirming the news by commenting that fans would get "the whole catalog with many surprises." He also separately tweeted that "next years Journ...

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BOB KULICK TO PERFORM WITH GRAHAM BONNET FOR FIRST TIME IN 24 YEARS

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Legendary Grammy award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick will be making a guest appearance with the Graham Bonnet Band on October 4th at Vamp’d in Las Vegas. This will be the first time Graham, Jimmy Waldo and Bob Kulick have performed together since their band Blackthorne in the early 90’s.

 

Also as a special event , Graham and his band will be perfor...

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JUDAS PRIEST'S ROB HALFORD: "I AM GOING TO WRITE A BOOK"

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Judas Priest's Rob Halford was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program. He discussed the success of Priest's latest album, Firepower, his admiration for Glenn Tipton's strength as he battles Parkinson's Disease, Priest's role in metal history, their co-headlining tour with Deep Purple and looked to the future when mentioning that he indeed will write a...

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ACCEPT Has 'Started Putting Down Some Riffs' For Follow-Up To 'The Rise Of Chaos' Album

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)


ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann has confirmed to The Foundry in a new interview that the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2017's "The Rise Of Chaos" album. "We started putting down some riffs here and there, but the majority of the stuff will happen after we stop touring, because it's really hard to do this on the road for me," he said (hear audio below). "I really ...

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VINCE NEIL PERFORMS MOTLEY CRUE CLASSIC "DR. FEELGOOD" IN TEXAS; VIDEO

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)


The Carlos Melendez Live Metal Channel has posted footage of Vince Neil performing the Mötley Crüe classic, "Dr. Feelgood", on September 21st at the Proof Rooftop Lounge in Houston, Texas. Watch below:


Mötley Crüe have been in the studio working on four new songs for the biop...

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TONY IOMMI CONFUSED BY OZZY OSBOURNE'S 'BAD VIBES' TOUR COMMENT

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Tony Iommi responded to Ozzy Osbourne’s claim that he hadn’t enjoyed Black Sabbath’s final tour by saying that the singer’s comments didn’t match what happened on the road.


The band split after a hometown farewell concert last year, which followed The End world tour. Earlier this month, Osbourne said he “didn’t have a great ...

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Don't believe Gene Simmons - here's why Kiss will never quit

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)


So it’s goodbye Kiss. The road that began in New York City back in hard rock’s Pleistocene Age is finally running out. A farewell tour is just around the corner, a chance to dust down the platform heels and flashbombs one last time. As Gene Simmons puts it: “There just aren’t any more mountains to climb. We want to go out in style with the people that put us here, the fans....

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ROB HALFORD Says JUDAS PRIEST Didn't Listen To Its Classic Albums While Making 'Firepower'

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Max Volume of Reno's 105.7 KOZZ radio station recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

 

On the band's latest album, "Firepower":

 

Rob: "We're having the time of our lives right now with 'Fi...

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METALLICA'S 'BLACK ALBUM' NOW ONE OF FOUR ALBUMS TO SPEND 500 WEEKS ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)


As of 2012, the RIAA had certified Metallica's 1991 self-titled album, better known as "The Black Album," 16 times platinum. Naturally, this means the record, which broke down barriers for heavy metal's entrance into the mainstream and global consciousness, has spent a lot of time on the Billboard 200 charts. Last week, it hit No. 137, marking the 500th nonconsecutive week it has spent on the...

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TICKETMASTER DENIES RUNNING ITS OWN SCALPING SCHEME

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Ticketmaster responded to the claim that it was running its own scalping scheme, calling the suggestion “categorically untrue” and adding that an “internal review” of its “professional reseller accounts” system had already been underway.

 

An investigation by CBC News and the Toronto Star this week presented the allegation that Ti...

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ACE FREHLEY TO SIT IN WITH JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! HOUSE BAND THIS MONDAY

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)


On September 24th (Monday), original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will sit in with Cleto And The Cletones, the official house band for Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check local listings for air times.

 

Frehley rejoined former bandmate Gene Simmons on stage on August 31st at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia. Video of their performance of the KISS classic "Deuce" can be seen be...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says People Don't 'Make The Same Connection With Albums' That They Used To

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Stefan from Australia's "The Moshpit Backstage" podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

 

On doing spoken-word shows:

 

Scott: "I pretty much get to stand in a room and just relate my experiences over the last three or four dec...

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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals His Biggest Career Surprise

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)


As Ozzy Osbourne launched his lengthy final world tour, dubbed No More Tours 2, he took a look back and revealed what he is most surprised about his legendary career.

 

He says that "The longevity" is the biggest surprise. He explained "I'm 70 this year (in December). I remember when I got my first Black Sabbath album. I was happy that I'd made an album. Then, the manag...

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SEBASTIAN BACH DEMOS TWO NEW SONGS WITH STEVE VAI DRUMMER JEREMY COLSON - "THESE TWO NEW TRACKS SMOKE"

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Vocalist Sebastian Bach has checked in with the following update:

 

"Well, we tracked two more demos with Jeremy Colson on the drums, who we borrowed from the Steve Vai Band, and I gotta tell ya, these two new tracks smoke. Looking forward to laying down the vocals on these ASAP; we are on the way to making a badass new record! Check out Jeremy lay waste to my garage, this mo...

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SLASH SAYS ROCK ISN'T MAINSTREAM ANYMORE, AND HE LIKES IT

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Slash discussed the state of rock music in a new interview, saying the genre had fallen out of the spotlight and he didn’t mind all that much.


“Rock isn’t mainstream anymore, and in some ways, I like that,” Slash told USA Today. “It harks back to when rock ’n’ roll was more of an underground concept, when people were speaking about thing...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Video Of Santander, Spain Concert

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's September 21 performance at Escenario Santander in Santander, Spain can be seen below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZMpEM4bAy4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DILjgUOKuz8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fznv48xql8k

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Usw9sl7Ews

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Tremonti announce UK and European tour

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Tremonti have announced a UK and European tour for later this year.

 

Guitarist Mark Tremonti and co have lined up a total of 24 shows in support of their latest studio album A Dying Machine, which arrived back in June via Napalm Records.

 

The performances will get under way in Lisbon on November 4 and wrap up with a set in Amsterdam on December 10, with The ...

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