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AC/DC: The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Saturday 4th June
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CHRIS DALE'S METAL MELTDOWN
UNDISCOVERED KISSTORY - THE KISS GUITARIST AUDITIONS OF 1982 Part 2
IAN FRASER KILMISTER: 24th December 1945 to 28th December 2015: REST IN POWER
TONY MOTTRAM'S SHOT OF THE MONTH
It's All About The Bass, 'Bout The Bass Part Two
Luke 'Loki' Milne
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4 February 2013: Audio Interview With Ugly Kid Joe
4 February 2013: Audio Interview With Pig Iron
4 February 2013: Audio Interview With Fozzy
30 January 2013: Crashdïet: 'The Savage Playground'
23 January 2013: Audio Interview With Jettblack
23 January 2013: Audio Interview With Sebastian Bach
23 January 2013: Audio Interview With Serpentine
17 January 2013: Is This The End For HMV?
14 January 2013: Audio Interview With Motherload
14 January 2013: Audio Interview With Black Wolf
14 January 2013: Audio Interview With Testament
27 December 2012: Hard Rock Hell VI: Day 4 – Sunday
20 December 2012: Hard Rock Hell VI: Day 3 – Saturday
6 December 2012: Hard Rock Hell VI: Day 2 – Friday
5 December 2012: Hard Rock Hell VI: Day 1 Thursday
19 November 2012: AC/DC: 'Live At River Plate' CD
31 October 2012: Gene The Werewolf: 'Rock 'N Roll Animal'
24 October 2012: GRRR! At The Rolling Stones And THOSE Ticket Prices
22 October 2012: Stone Sour: 'House Of Gold And Bones, Part 1'
22 October 2012: Audio Interview With Dick Wagner
10 September 2012: Ugly Kid Joe: 'Stairway To Hell'
24 August 2012: RIP Sophie Lancaster
6 July 2012: Kiss: HMV Forum, London
28 June 2012: Godsmack: Kentish Town Forum, London
28 June 2012: Hellfest 2012 Day Three: Clisson, France: Crüe-lly Ended Too Soon
24 June 2012: Hellfest 2012 Day Two: Clisson, France: Here Comes The Sun
21 June 2012: Hellfest 2012 Day One: Clisson, France: Hell To Get To, Heaven Once You Have
18 June 2012: Megadeth, Electric Ballroom, London
7 June 2012: Ugly Kid Joe: Camden Underworld
16 May 2012: Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators): 'Apocalyptic Love'
17 April 2012: Crazy Lixx: 'Riot Avenue'
12 April 2012: Van Halen: Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida
27 March 2012: Furyon: 'Gravitas'
14 March 2012: Jeff Scott Soto: 'Damage Control'
23 February 2012: HMV Next Big Thing (Spinefarm Showcase): Reckless Love, Jettblack, The Treatment
18 February 2012: Van Halen: 'A Different Kind Of Truth'
9 February 2012: Therapy?: 'A Brief Crack Of Light'
25 January 2012: Toby Jepson Audio Interview
13 January 2012: Blessed By A Broken Heart: 'Feel The Power'
28 December 2011: Saxon/Hammerfall: London Koko
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
20 December 2011: Def Leppard/Motley Crue/Steel Panther: Wembley
16 December 2011: Create Your Own Slash Christmas Bauble
12 December 2011: Hostile: 'Eve Of Destruction'
9 December 2011: Trivium Audio Interview
8 December 2011: Machine Head Audio Interview
5 December 2011: Devildriver Audio Interview
19 November 2011: Austrian Death Machine: 'Jingle All The Way'
18 November 2011: Steel Panther: Las Vegas vs London
10 November 2011: Judas Priest/Black Label Society/Thin Lizzy: Las Vegas, The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel
7 November 2011: Steel Panther Audio Interview
1 November 2011: Fastway: 'Eat Dog Eat'
1 November 2011: Steel Panther: 'Balls Out'
17 October 2011: Megadeth: 'Th1rt3en'
13 October 2011: 'Rock Of Ages': The Shaftesbury Theatre, London
5 October 2011: (F)Arthemis: The Standard, London
3 October 2011: Godsized: London, 100 Club
26 September 2011: Warrior Soul: London, Camden Underworld
19 September 2011: Machine Head: 'Unto The Locust'
10 September 2011: God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Pre-Release Preview
1 September 2011: St Jude Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
31 August 2011: Thunder Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
30 August 2011: Skin Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
29 August 2011: Ravens Creed Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
28 August 2011: Glenn Hughes Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
24 August 2011: Introducing Evil Scarecrow
17 August 2011: Bloodstock 2011
8 August 2011: Outloud: Love Catastrophe
2 August 2011: Michael Schenker, Saint Jude, Thunder
26 July 2011: Michael Monroe, Skin, Slash
19 July 2011: Arch Enemy: 'Khaos Legions'
14 July 2011: An Evening With Slipknot's Corey Taylor
8 July 2011: Blackwater James: Vol 1
7 July 2011: Rival Sons: Pressure And Time
29 June 2011: Cinderella, Shepherd's Bush Empire
22 June 2011: Whitesnake, Hammersmith Apollo: Here's A Snake For Ya
20 June 2011: Download 2011: Well Done Mr Copping
17 June 2011: Buckcherry: Great Things Come In Threes
15 June 2011: Pink Cigar: Camden Underworld
25 May 2011: Warrant: 'Rockaholic'
20 April 2011: Dream On And Embrace
BAD COMPANY ANNOUNCE THE SWAN SONG UK TOUR WITH THREE ORIGINAL MEMBERS
"Returning to the UK with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans. It's always a pleasure to play in the UK."
SAXON ANNOUNCE UK TOUR WITH FASTWAY AND GIRLSCHOOL
"I think this line-up is unique, you don't wanna miss it. Looking forward to battering some halls... Welcome to the Metal church!"
SABATON AND ACCEPT ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF 'THE LAST TOUR'
"'The Last Tour' will be the biggest and best tour of Sabaton ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!"
MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF THE FINAL BATTLE FAREWELL TOUR
The tour promises to be monstrous in terms of both number of dates and production and the first nine dates will be in Germany beginning on Novermber 24th 2017...
PINK FLOYD POSTAGE STAMPS UNVEILED TO COMMEMORATE FIFTY YEARS OF THE BAND
The stamps are available to pre-order on the Post Office website and will be physically available in 8,000 UK post offices...
THE TUBES ANNOUNCE 'MONDO PULP' UK TOUR FOR OCTOBER
"I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world..."
FEAR FACTORY ANNOUNCE INTIMATE BLOODSTOCK WARM-UP SHOW IN BRIGHTON
This performance will precede their highly anticipated appearance at renowned Catton Park based metal festival...
TAX THE HEAT ANNOUNCE FURTHER UK TOUR DATES INCLUDING AS GUESTS TO TERRORVISION
'Fed To The Lions' shows a band bursting with creativity and energy - previous singles 'Some Sympathy', 'Highway Home' and 'Fed To The Lions' sit alongside future classics...
JOEY JORDISON AND DRAGONFORCE'S FRED LECLERCQ REVEAL NEW BAND, SINSAENUM
"Joey Jordison sent me an SMS to ask what I was up to, so I told him about those death Metal songs..."
MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FINAL BATTLE: NEXT TOUR WILL BE THE FAREWELL TOUR
"We are calling all Manowarriors to prepare yourselves now and to join us for The Final Battle!"
BLOODSTOCK CONFIRM MORE BANDS
Bloodstock festival is excited to announce another batch of bands for August's event at Catton Park...
JARED JAMES NICHOLS' NEW SINGLE AND OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE NOW - LISTEN HERE
"We're really excited about the brand new kick-ass single," says Jared. "I'm positive it'll kick-start the shows into high gear."
FINNISH PAGAN METALLERS MOONSORROW OFFICIALLY ENDORSE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR DOCUMENTARY ON BAND'S HISTORY
Fans from as far apart as the US, Hungary and the UK took part in writing an unofficial biography of the band...
THE DEAD DAISIES NEW ALBUM 'MAKE SOME NOISE' UNLEASHED 5th AUGUST
"The record is a straight up rock n' roll record. Very raw and punchy. We didn't do lots of overdubbing of the guitars which I loved..."
MORE BANDS CONFIRMED FOR CAMDEN ROCKS 2016
The line-up already features some huge names in indie, punk, rock and metal including Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Ginger Wildheart...
GARAGE DAYS REVISITED #2 NWOBHM FEST STAGE TIMES ANNOUNCED
Last year's highly successful inaugural event proved to be so popular that plans were immediately put into place for GDR#2...
DAVE MUSTAINE SPEAKS ABOUT FORMER MEGADETH DRUMMER NICK MENZA WHO SADLY PASSED AWAY THIS WEEKEND
Nick joined Megadeth in 1989 and played on four albums, 'Rust In Peace', 'Youthanasia', 'Cryptic Writings' and 'Countdown To Extinction'...
BLOODSTOCK BEEF UP AND PREPARE FOR BATTLE
For the first time, Bloodstock and the 100% CA team will host two special strongmen events...
AC/DC PERFORM 'TOUCH TOO MUCH' FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1979
It was also the first time since 2009 that the band had played 'Dog Eat Dog' and you can see both videos here...
GOJIRA DEBUT NEW TRACK 'SILVERA' - ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM 'MAGMA' ARRIVES JUNE 17th
'Silvera' is accompanied by a Drew Cox directed music video shot in New York City, which you can see here...
DOKKEN CLASSIC LINE-UP HAVE REFORMED
George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, "Wild" Mick Brown and Don Dokken have not performed together since 1997...
DAN PATLANSKY PREMIERES LIVE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'STOP THE MESSIN''
Currently on tour in Holland and Germany, Dan returns to the UK on Monday 6th June for a six-date UK tour...
AC/DC ANNOUNCE GIGANTIC EUROPEAN TOUR FINALE IN DÜSSELDORF
"Düsseldorf, we are coming! It was our special wish to celebrate the last concert of our European tour with our German fans..."
IRON MAIDEN DRUMMER NICKO McBRAIN RECALLS GETTING FIRED, HOW HE GOT HIS BROKEN NOSE AND STAYING SOBER
There's silence for a few seconds, then I hear, 'no Nick, you're the one who is leaving.' Christ, I was so naïve I didn't even realise I was getting fired....
AXL BACK ON HIS FEET AS AC/DC MAKE VIENNA WHIRL
AC/DC have absolutely stormed Europe so far with the five gigs they have played all being hugely successful...
EQUILIBRIUM, HEIDEVOLK, FINSTERFORST AND NOTHGARD ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR, INCLUDING LONDON DATE
It's a shame the London gig is on a Monday as if it had been a Sunday Heidevolk would have probably abandoned their tour bus and arrived at the Underworld on a mastodon instead...
STONE FREE FESTIVAL REVEAL WEEKEND LINE-UP WITH MORE ACTS ADDED TO THE BILL
With one month to go until this year's inaugural Stone Free Festival here's the full details of the weekend's extravaganza...
MICHAEL SCHENKER: "MY BROTHER RUDOLF IS A JUNKIE AND A CON ARTIST WHO STEALS EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE"
Michael Schenker has opened up about his relationship with his brother and former Scorpions bandmate...
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PUBLIC ENEMY AND CYPRESS HILL MEMBERS FORM PROPHETS OF RAGE
Rage Against The Machine were mocking Donald Trump's Presidential bid sixteen years ago...
DORO HONOURED WITH AWARD IN LAS VEGAS ALONG WITH SCORPIONS AND TWISTED SISTER
"It was incredibly nice, the people celebrated endlessly and everyone in the hall stood up and clapped for me..."
AEROSMITH CONSIDERING TOURING WITHOUT STEVEN TYLER: COULD AXL ROSE TAKE HIS PLACE?
It might seem like a crazy idea but so was the idea of Axl singing for AC/DC...
KING DIAMOND ANNOUNCES ANGEL WITCH AS SPECIAL GUESTS AT UPCOMING LONDON SHOW
Geoff Barton of Sounds magazine once memorably described their bludgeoning sound as: "The first Black Sabbath album played through a cement mixer."
THE AMITY AFFLICTION TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK': NEW SINGLE STREAMING HERE NOW
The Amity Affliction have established themselves as a leading force in the heavy music world...
7PM MANAGEMENT TAKE ON WORLDWIDE MANAGEMENT OF THE VON HERTZEN BROTHERS
"I have followed the band for quite some time and am a genuine fan as they to me are everything I love about music both fusing styles and breaking rules..."
PAUL DI'ANNO HEALTH DIAGNOSIS REVEALED BY ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ
"We want to give you a short update about Paul's physical situation..."
RARE MOTÖRHEAD MEMORABILIA BELONGING TO THE LATE PHILTHY ANIMAL TAYLOR APPEARS IN ONLINE AUCTION
Amongst the items is the backdrop from the 1916 Motörhead world tour...
HAWKWIND, WISHBONE ASH, JOHN LEES' BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, PENDRAGON HEAD UP HRH PROG 5
"Having these four class acts together will be a real treat for all prog enthusiasts..."
AIRFORCE, FEATURING FORMER IRON MAIDEN DRUMMER, TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN JULY
"He was so overwhelmed by all the response he got, he decided to get behind the drumkit again..."
SOTO RELEASES NEW OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'UNBLAME'
Soto, featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, have completed their second studio album, 'Divak', out now via earMUSIC...
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT RELEASE REVOLUTIONARY 'WHITE BEAR' MUSIC VIDEO
"The idea of doing the 'White Bear' video using the Revolution system was an exciting prospect and the results are stunning..."
STONE BROKEN RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'BETTER'
"It's about getting off your backside and stop procrastinating, to not wait for something to happen but actually make it happen..."
AC/DC PERFORM 'IF YOU WANT BLOOD (YOU'VE GOT IT)' LIVE FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2003
Axl once again performed from a throne after he snapped his metatarsal bone during Guns N' Roses' Troubadour reunion show on April 1st...
BRUCE DICKINSON THREATENS UNRULY IRON MAIDEN FAN IN ADELAIDE AFTER BREAKING CHINESE CENSORSHIP RULES
Maiden were forced to alter the lyrics to 'Powerslave' to "Tell me why I had to be a wicker man"...
MOTÖRHEAD FRONTMAN LEMMY TO APPEAR ON GERMAN STAMPS
"A great artist, a gentleman, an honest and loyal person, an icon for many and an inspiration for his fellow artists and fans."
FASTWAY CONFIRMED FOR HRH X IN NOVEMBER
Fastway, featuring legendary Motörhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke, will be appearing on the same bill as Phil Campbell's All Starr Band
LITA FORD TO MAKE FIRST UK APPEARANCE FOR 28 YEARS IN JUNE
Lita Ford, the Queen of hard rock and former guitarist of the all girl band The Runaways, has announced an exclusive one off date in the UK in the rock 'n roll capital city of..... wait for it...
PAUL DI'ANNO BRAZIL DATES CANCELLED AS SINGER IS REPORTEDLY HOSPITALISED
"Paul is in the hospital and we have been informed directly that his state of health at the moment is extremely delicate..."
ALICE COOPER TO REUNITE ORIGINAL 'KILLER' BAND FOR NEW ALBUM
"You can never go back and totally recapture it, but you can certainly look at the elements that made that album work the way it did."
DUTCH CITYROCK FESTIVAL BECOMES A TWO DAY EVENT
The festival is popular for it's relaxed vibe and very central location so fans can make use of the local town amenities as well as those in the festival grounds...
CATS IN SPACE RELEASE SINGLE AND PREMIERE NEW VIDEO
"At the end everyone was insisting this had to be a single. Who was I to argue? After all, it hit all the 70s iconic themes that I loved as a kid."
NO SINNER RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'OLD HABITS DIE HARD' ON 20th MAY 2016
She's barrelling down the highway, her grip on the throttle, and you better believe you're going to hear her coming from miles away...
APOCALYPTICA CELEBRATE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF 'PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS' WITH ENHANCED RE-RELEASE AND THREE UK DATES
Added to this new version will be brand new, never-before-released instrumental recordings...
KREATOR ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH SEPULTURA, SOILWORK AND ABORTED
Ever since the early 2000s Kreator have taken their sound and thrash Metal in general to the next level by releasing modern classics...
EPICA ANNOUNCE SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE SHOW WITH POWERWOLF
"We are excited to return to gorgeous London to promote our upcoming album which will be released later this year..."
DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCE 2016 UK TOUR DATES
Formed in 1978 the Dead Kennedys were a pioneering force in America's punk movement in the late 70s and early 80s...
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT CONFIRM EXCLUSIVE UK APPEARANCE IN JULY
The Long Island rockers will be jetting in from NYC to play their 'Agents Of Fortune' album in full, plus a full set of other powerful classics...
FREDDIE MERCURY SCHOLARSHIP AT ACM ANNOUNCED
"Freddie's name endures in so many ways so it's therefore great to have this scholarship celebrating his musical genius!"
DREAM THEATER DEBUT OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'OUR NEW WORLD'
The video, which premiered in the USA with The Wall Street Journal, highlights the band's immersive and interactive live show and captures the prog-virtuosos' transcendent performances...
GOO GOO DOLLS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR OCTOBER 2016
The tour kicks off in Norwich on October 8th and finishes up at London Eventim Apollo on October 14th...
ACE FREHLEY POSSIBLY ABOUT TO MAKE SENSATIONAL KISS RETURN
Earlier this year Paul Stanley recently appeared on Ace Frehley's latest album 'Origins'...
JOE BONAMASSA TO PLAY FREE SHOW AT LEGENDARY CAVERN CLUB IN LIVERPOOL
This intimate concert in front of 300 people will preview material that he will perform at five special concerts in the UK this July...
IT'S ROCK, NOT BUST AS AC/DC TRIUMPH IN LISBON - CONTAINS SPOILERS
The banter with the fans was light and extremely good natured all the way through the gig. And yes, Axl did take to the stage bang on time...
MOTÖRHEAD RELEASE SECOND VIDEO FROM 'CLEAN YOUR CLOCK': WATCH 'WHEN THE SKY COMES LOOKING FOR YOU' HERE
'When The Sky Comes Looking For You' is a standout track from Motörhead's much acclaimed final album 'Bad Magic'...
ARMORED SAINT'S JOEY VERA WARMS UP FOR UPCOMING TOUR BY PLAYING HULA GIG
We look forward to seeing them at the Camden Underworld on July 14th...
HAVOC IN THE ELUVEITIE CAMP AS THREE MEMBERS LEAVE THE BAND
"Eluveitie was always meant to be about 'rock'n'roll', passion and also about 'carrying the torch' of the Celtic spirit..."
AC/DC DISCUSS BRIAN JOHNSON'S HEARING PROBLEMS IN NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW
The eyes of the world will be on Lisbon tomorrow night (Saturday 7th May 2016) when Axl makes his debut with the band...
SERTRALINE ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR
Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Sertraline are undertaking their first ever headline tour of the UK this coming June/July...
AXL PAYS HUGE TRIBUTE TO BRIAN JOHNSON IN REVEALING BBC INTERVIEW WITH AC/DC
"I'm happy and excited in one sense, but I think it would be inappropriate to be celebrating, in a certain way, at someone else's expense..."
BABYMETAL ANNOUNCED FOR DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
"We're so excited to come back to the UK next month. We will play the main stage at Download Festival. We are looking forward to seeing you all there."
AC/DC: THE VERY FIRST OFFICIAL PHOTO OF THE CURRENT LINE-UP
"Back on tour this Saturday night. First stop Lisbon - Let's do this."
INTIMATE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO WITH HOTEI AND RAMMSTEIN'S RICHARD Z KRUSPE RELEASED
The track is taken from Hotei's debut UK release 'Strangers', which features an array of high profile guests including Iggy Pop and Matt Tuck...
FIRST OFFICIAL MOTÖRHEAD VIDEO FROM 'CLEAN YOUR CLOCK' RELEASED: WATCH 'BOMBER' HERE
Never was the spirit of Motorhead more alive than when they were on tour...
LITTLE RICHARD, THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR MOTÖRHEAD, ANNOYED ABOUT "GRAVE HEALTH" REPORTS
'"You know, I want you to talk to the press because I'm really annoyed. This thing started on Facebook..."
THE ROLLING STONES, NEIL YOUNG, THE WHO, PAUL McCARTNEY, BOB DYLAN AND ROGER WATERS ALL ANNOUNCED FOR MASSIVE GIG IN OCTOBER
A once-in- a-lifetime concert when six of the world's most iconic and influential rock and roll artists come together for Desert Trip...
AC/DC SOUNDTRACK ON AUSTRIAN PRESIDENTIAL PROMO VIDEO CAUSES COPYRIGHT CONTROVERSY
Herr Van der Bellen is not known to be an AC/DC fan although he is a self confessed smoker...
FRENCH UP IN ARMS OVER KISS SONG BEING CHOSEN AS EURO 2016 ANTHEM
Euro 2016 kicks off in mid-June and France have launched their official anthem which is performed in English...
LED ZEPPELIN'S ROBERT PLANT GUESTS WITH DEBORAH BONHAM AT LOCAL GIG
Plant joined Deborah Bonham to perform the Led Zeppelin classic 'When The Levee Breaks' and a cover of the Johnny Kid & The Pirates standard 'Shakin' All Over'...
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'DOG OF TWO HEAD' ALE AND 'DOWN DOWN' CIDER
Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt of Status Quo are delighted to announce another great double act...
SABATON TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'THE LAST STAND' ON AUGUST 19th
"Did any other artist ever say 'Our new album is the best we ever made'? That's not for us to decide, that's up to our fans..."
DORO TO RELEASE NEW LIVE DVD/BLU-RAY 'STRONG AND PROUD - 30 YEARS OF ROCK AND METAL'
30 years of dedication, passion and love for the music and her fans all over the world...
EUROPE UNDER ATTACK! DESTRUCTION, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, NERVOSA ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR
Thrash metal icons Destruction are set to fire their new missile of heavy 'Under Attack' on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records...
GRAND MAGUS RELEASE NEW TRACK 'FORGED IN IRON - CROWNED IN STEEL'
"Metalheads! Grand Magus are back. We are proud to unleash this iron-clad anthem, we give you... VARANGIAN!"
TYLER BRYANT AND THE SHAKEDOWN SPECIAL UK HEADLINE WARM-UP DATE FOR AC/DC EUROPEAN TOUR CONFIRMED
Unleashing their high-proof blend of melody, muscle and psychedelic mystique to well in excess of 600,000 riff-hungry fans across 12 different countries...
MUSE, TOOL, STONE SOUR, RUSH PRODUCER FOR KLOGR'S NEXT ALBUM PLUS NEW MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE
Italian progressive metal band unveil the final music video from 'Make Your Stand'...
RAGE REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'SPIRITS OF THE NIGHT' PLUS NEW ALBUM TRAILERS
Iconic German metal trio Rage are set to release their new studio album 'The Devil Strikes Again' on June 10th...
LIFE-SIZED STATUE OF AC/DC LEGEND BON SCOTT UNVEILED IN KIRRIEMUIR
The bronze statue is the result of a two-year crowdfunding campaign which was supported by AC/DC and the band's former bass player Mark Evans officially unveiled it...
SAXON WITH PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO LEMMY AT GOLDEN GODS, HAMMERSMITH ODEON
Ticket price is a very reasonable £6.66 with all proceeds going to Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline...
MOTÖRHEAD'S MIKKEY DEE ANNOUNCED AS SCORPIONS DRUMMER
"We would like to continue our Return to Forever tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is priority..."
ALEX DICKSON REJOINS GUN
As exclusively predicted by MetalTalk last week, guitarist Alex Dickson has re-joined Scottish rockers Gun...
WEST HAM UNITED TRIBUTE 'GOODBYE UPTON PARK' TO BE RELEASED BY COCKNEY REJECTS
"We were all born within a mile or so from the hallowed Boleyn ground and have all stood on the terraces through snow, rain and sunshine from a very early age."
AC/DC RELEASE TICKET REFUND DETAILS FOR MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
If you don't want a refund, then we'll see you at The Olympic Stadium in London as we think we're about to witness a major piece of rock history...
IAN PAICE AND DON AIREY SCHEDULE SOLO EUROPEAN DATES AS 2016 DEEP PURPLE TOUR APPROACHES
Deep Purple are kicking off their 2016 tour next month in Japan, before heading to Israel, Russia and Europe in June and July.
STEVE HACKETT TO RELEASE 'THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE LIVE IN LIVERPOOL', HIS ACOLYTE TO 'WOLFLIGHT' WITH GENESIS REVISITED TOUR
"Besides, it's not as if Liverpool is known for having any good music – there's never been a good band from there. Ha!"
LACUNA COIL LAUNCH NEW ALBUM TITLE TRACK 'DELIRIUM'
Lacuna Coil will be making their much-anticipated return to North America as part of the 'Delirium Worldwide' tour starting in San Francisco on May 7th
YOUNG, PROGRESSIVE BAND BIBEAU OFFER THEIR FIRST SINGLE/VIDEO, 'MARK THIS'
"We were also hoping to convey the look, feel and flow of some of the classic, timeless rock and metal videos from the height of MTV's popularity..."
THE VIRGINMARYS ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR FOR JUNE 2016
"It's going to be so great to get back in front of our home fans again, and really important to us to play some of the towns we've been wanting to come back to..."
WEAPON UK TO HEADLINE THE RETRIBUTION ALIVE ROAD TRIP IN MAY
"They toured with Motörhead in the 80s, including four sold out shows at the Hammersmith Odean and I have to say, we're pretty excited about this!"
ICED EARTH AND ENSIFERUM TO HEADLINE MTV HEADBANGERS BALL TOUR 2016: FULL DATES HERE
"So brace yourselves for the ultimate Metal experience of a lifetime! See you in front row!"
BLOODSTOCK ADDS MORE BANDS, DETAILS METAL 2 THE MASSES FINALS AND ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW BLOOD STAGE WINNERS
Bloodstock HQ is readying to send Team M2TM out on the road for the finals, but in the meantime, there's a few more band additions to the August bill
THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPEAN DATES FOR JULY/AUGUST IN SUPPORT OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'MAKE SOME NOISE'
The Dead Daisies, the biggest new name in Rock, have just recently announced the addition of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) as their new lead guitar player
WOLF HOFFMANN TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM 'HEADBANGERS SYMPHONY' ON JULY 1st
"I have always incorporated classical music in my song writing with Accept, especially with 'Metal Heart', but I constantly felt there was so much more that I could do..."
JÄGERMEISTER RELEASE FULL DOCUMENTARY OF WORLD'S FIRST MUSIC GIG ON AIR, SEA AND LAND
"We go bigger every year and because of the nature of this world first this gig was not only a test of friendship but one of supporting each other too..."
JOHN OTWAY PLANNING ON BEING FIRST ARTIST SINCE THE ROLLING STONES TO RECORD IN MONTSERRAT
"Although the old Air Studios are now derelict the studio in the basement of Sir George Martin's house is sound – it just needs rebuilding..."
FATES WARNING - NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'THEORIES OF FLIGHT' ANNOUNCED, ARTWORK UNVEILED
"There's a loose theme running through a lot of the lyrics, and this developed organically and separately..."
RAISE YOUR HORNS AND BE IN AMON AMARTH'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Swedish Heavy Metal goliaths Amon Amarth are inviting their fans around the globe to be a part of their forthcoming video...
SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCE THE "#REASONTORISE" CAMPAIGN, TOUR DATES AND 'VOL.1 PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED' DETAILS
"It is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders."
ARMORED SAINT ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL AND CLUB APPEARANCES
"For our first time in Spain, it's gonna be sick! And as if this wasn't enough - Saint is playing for the first time ever in Japan..."
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION TO REFORM IN 2017
"Preparing BCC Rocket Ship Re-launch for 2017 - all systems go."
TARJA PREMIERES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO OF HER NEW SINGLE 'NO BITTER END'
'No Bitter End', the opening track of the prequel album 'The Brightest Void', is the first glimpse of Tarja's new work – her heaviest to date...
STRATOVARIUS RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'UNTIL THE END OF DAYS'
"To me it's a testament to the fact that paying attention to song writing and production was expensive, but so worth it..."
PROMINENT AC/DC CREW MEMBER GIVES REMARKABLE INSIGHT INTO AXL ROSE APPOINTMENT
AC/DC are covering themselves in case Axl's poor reputation for unprofessionalism manifests itself...
THE DARKEST DAY OF MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE: BRIAN JOHNSON ISSUES PERSONAL STATEMENT ON AC/DC DEPARTURE
"I wish to assure our fans that I am not retiring. My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that..."
THIN LIZZY ANNOUNCE BASS PLAYER AND NEW DRUMMER FOR 2016/17 ANNIVERSARY SHOWS
Thin Lizzy are undisputed legends and to be a small part of their lineage is a humble honor for me...
IAN GILLAN TO PERFORM UNIQUE SOLO SHOW OF DEEP PURPLE CLASSICS IN BULGARIA
There is a possibility that Ian will also play some material from his catalogue outside of Deep Purple...
DEEP PURPLE'S DON AIREY AND FRIENDS ADDED TO CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL PLUS ATOMIC ROOSTER
Expect to hear many classics from Airey's illustrious past which includes time spent with Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne as well as his current job with Deep Purple...
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2016 ANNOUNCE SUNDAY NIGHT HEADLINERS AND FIVE MORE ACTS
With June creeping ever closer, Wildfire Festival's impressive main stages line-up is all but finalised...
THE END OF WHITESNAKE: DAVID COVERDALE TO RETIRE IN 2017
Whitesnake headline the UK's Ramblin Man Festival in July in what could be their final ever UK appearance...
AXL ROSE CONFIRMED AS AC/DC SINGER FOR THE REMAINING ROCK OR BUST DATES
The worst kept secret in rock is now official...
THE END OF AEROSMITH?: NO FAREWELL TOUR CONFIRMED AT THE MOMENT
"A farewell tour is something we've talked about doing for years, let's say roughly in the last five years..."
ALESTORM, HAMMERFALL, FINSTERFORST, NAPALM DEATH, ARMORED SAINT, VENOM INC. AND EVIL SCARECROW ANNOUNCED FOR HRH UNITED
HRH United 3 will be an exclusive upgraded Metal Edition taking over the entire site @ Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales...
PROUD GALLERIES PLAYING HOST TO FABULOUS ROLLING STONES PHOTO EXHIBITION: TERRY O'NEILL TO ATTEND SIGNING SESSION
It's a wonderful book by photographer Terry O'Neill of Rolling Stones images from 1963 to 1965, an era when the Stones were just "breaking through"...
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN SUMMER DATES
As well as the European tour dates, BTBAM have launched a live video for 'The Ectopic Stroll' whih you can see here...
LONDON BASED ALTERNATIVE PROG ROCKERS JADE VINE ANNOUNCE ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW
Jade Vine's music has been influenced by artists such as Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Anathema and Pain Of Salvation...
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