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wildfire festival SATURDAY AT WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ROCKS IN GLORIOUS (CAIRO) SUNSHINE AND MASSIVE SOUNDS. Johnny Main

king of the north EXCLUSIVE: KING OF THE NORTH PREMIERE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ON MetalTalk
"It takes KOTN into new territory and has some of the heaviest parts on a KOTN song ever. It's rock, it's prog, it's a new genre, we call it Prock!"

runnning wild BREAKING NEWS: RUNNING WILD SAIL AGAIN ON 26th AUGUST WITH 'RAPID FORAY'
"For me this track has all the qualities of a real stadium anthem. Listening to it gives me goose bumps every time."

jeff lynne NO 'BIRMINGHAM BLUES' FOR JEFF LYNNE AS HE COLLECTS LORD MAYOR AND SILVER CLEF AWARDS
"The Lord Mayor's Awards recognise outstanding achievements and exceptional service to the city and the people of Birmingham."

absolva BREAKING NEWS: ABSOLVA UNLEASH 'HARSH REALITY' AND ANNOUNCE 2016 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
"We're absolutely stoked about these shows which we'll hit with maximum Absolva force..."

purple records DEEP PURPLE'S RECORD LABEL, PURPLE RECORDS, IS RESURRECTED: SILVERHEAD FT. MICHAEL DES BARRES CATALOGUE RE-RELEASED
The label was home to debut solo releases from Jon Lord, Roger Glover, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, as well as early releases from Yvonne Elliman and Ronnie James Dio...

rolling stones ROLLING STONES 'ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE II' LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY RODNEY MATTHEWS NOW AVAILABLE
"It did trouble him at the time, but he took it no further and as Rodney himself told us: "It would take a brave man to sue the Stones!"

elo BREAKING NEWS: JEFF LYNNE'S ELO ANNOUNCE HUGE GIG AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
Sunday's Glastonbury performance was another triumph to add to the list of successes Jeff has notched up in this, the fifth decade of his career...

brian johnson BRIAN JOHNSON TO HOST 'THE PRODUCERS' ON PLANET ROCK
Each week Johnno will take you on a journey to meet a different iconic producer with huge names all set to feature...

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD DAY IN LONDON: MORE DETAILS CONFIRMED AND IT'S NOW FREE ENTRY
The event has the full blessing from Motörhead and their official fan club but spaces are limited to just 250 people and you do need to book your place and you can do that here...

sabaton SABATON UNVEIL FIRST ALBUM TRAILER FOR 'THE LAST STAND'
The Last Stand is now available to pre-order on Limited edition Double Gatefold coloured vinyl...

led zeppelin LED ZEPPELIN CLEARED OF STEALING RIFF FOR 'STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN'
"I can't actually recall Spirit or anyone playing there with the passing of time. I don't have a recollection of almost anyone I've hung out with."

ripper owens WAS BREAKING NEWS: RIPPER OWENS REFUSED UK ENTRY FOR FRIDAY'S WILDFIRE PERFORMANCE
"Although we are trying everything we are able, we have little hope of changing the minds of such a powerful UK agency."

meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN GO ALL THE WAY WITH NEW ALBUM: LISTEN TO THE FIRST EPIC TRACK HERE
Screw politics - it never made a positive difference but these two did!!

aerosmith WAS BREAKING NEWS: STEVEN TYLER ANNOUNCES AEROSMITH FAREWELL TOUR
Stand by for social media to go into overdrive and keep checking MetalTalk as we'll have more news on this when there is some...

yes WAS BREAKING NEWS: JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN AND RICK WAKEMAN REUNITE TO FORM ARW: UK TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
"I'm so excited to create new music and revisit some of the classic work we created many years ago. It's going to be a musical adventure on so many new levels."

status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO GUITARIST RICK PARFITT AIRLIFTED HOME FROM TURKEY
Quo made the decision to carry on with their commitments last week and performed at the Rock On Windermere charity show on Saturday...

ritchie blackmores rainbow WAS BREAKING NEWS: RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW RISES IN LORELEY - SET LIST SPOILERS
After 21 years Ritchie Blackmore returns from medieval times to astound Loreley at Monsters Of Rock...

meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF "RESPONSIVE AND WELL" AFTER COLLAPSING ON STAGE LAST NIGHT
"He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone's support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery..."

status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC II - ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD' PLUS HUGE BBC HYDE PARK SHOW
Status Quo have announced the release of a second acoustic album following the success of the original 'Aquostic' release in August 2014...

meat loaf MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN REUNITE: NEW ALBUM OUT IN SEPTEMBER
At around the same time that Meat Loaf collapsed on stage in Edmonton, Canada last night, it was announced that the new album is recorded and ready for release...

deep purple WAS BREAKING NEWS: DEEP PURPLE DRUMMER IAN PAICE SUFFERS A STROKE IN SWEDEN; MISSES PURPLE GIGS FOR THE FIRST SINCE SINCE 1968 FORMATION
"To all the people who were expecting to see Deep Purple in Sweden and Denmark this week I would like to let you know the reason the shows were not possible..."

status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: RICK PARFITT OF STATUS QUO SUFFERS HEART ATTACK AFTER TURKEY GIG
Rick is being treated in a hospital in Turkey and whilst his condition is serious, he has already demanded his customary cup of tea with two sugars and a sweetener...

motorhead saxon SAXON WITH PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE PAY TRIBUTE TO LEMMY AT METAL HAMMER'S GOLDEN GODS AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON
Lemmy, creator and leader of Motörhead, was paid tribute to in fine style tonight by comrades whose respect he had unconditionally earned...

download festival EXCLUSIVE: BLAZE BAYLEY GUESTS WITH DISTURBED AT DOWNLOAD AS NIGHTWISH SHINE AT THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
"Bloody hell, you should see what you look like from here. Like the Battle of Agincourt with more blood and more booze."

download festival IRON MAIDEN DRUMMER NICKO McBRAIN: "BRUCE DICKINSON IS MY HERO"
"I mean, just listen to the performance of 'Death Or Glory'. You know, that's just a little bit of what he gives in these live shows. And we're all having such a great time."

download festival AMON AMARTH BLITZ THE LEMMY STAGE AT DOWNLOAD AS ORGANISERS WORK HARD TO CLEAR TRAFFIC CHAOS
"We've opened up additional entrances to South Car Park. We’re working as fast as we can to get you off the roads."

download festival GHOST PULL OUT OF DOWNLOAD AT THE LAST MINUTE
It's still raining valkyries and hellhounds at Download and Derbyshire Police are warning of a severe traffic build up in the area which will cause serious delays...

eric clapton ERIC CLAPTON SUFFERING FROM INCURABLE DAMAGE TO HIS NERVOUS SYSTEM AND IS STRUGGLING TO PLAY GUITAR
"I've had quite a lot of pain over the last year. And I've had to figure out how to deal with some other things from getting old..."

megadeth EXCLUSIVE: NIKKI SIXX JOINS MEGADETH FOR 'ANARCHY IN THE UK' AS TRIPLE H IS PRESENTED WITH FIRST 'SPIRIT OF LEMMY' AWARD
"The real fact is I can feel Lemmy here right now, sitting in that big, dark cloud over there, drinking Jack and Coke probably..."

iron maiden EXCLUSIVE: IRON MAIDEN LAND AT EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT FOR SUNDAY'S DOWNLOAD HEADLINE APPEARANCE
Weather and wind conditions prevented the aircraft from flying directly over the festival site..

motorhead EXCLUSIVE: MOTÖRHEAD TRIBUTE TAKES PLACE AT DOWNLOAD IN POURING RAIN
Our reporting team have described the sound as: "Brutal. As though the band are here in the flesh, really playing. Everyone has raised a horned salute."

ac dc AC/DC GO DOWN A STORM AS THEY STRAT THEIR STUFF IN LONDON
"Axl was amazing! His voice was incredible and he commanded the stage; plus they came on fifteen minutes earlier than scheduled!"

alestorm ALESTORM SIGN NEW CONTRACT WITH NAPALM RECORDS... IN RUM
"Unfortunately we only had white rum left (all the good stuff had already been drunk), so our signatures are invisible. We'll leave that one to the lawyers to sort out."

ac dc AC/DC ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED US TOUR DATES
"This band has got a ton of energy and you're going to see a fusion of all that terrific chemistry that we have felt ever since rehearsals in Lisbon..."

bad company WAS BREAKING NEWS: 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 WAS BREAKING NEWS: 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!"

dead daisies WAS BREAKING NEWS: THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE UK FESTIVAL HEADLINE APPEARANCE AND DEBUT US HEADLINE GIG
"We have had some amazing bands perform at Planet Rockstock over the years and the Dead Daisies are right up there with the best of them."

manowar 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...

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK CONFIRM MORE BANDS
Bloodstock festival is excited to announce another batch of bands for August's event at Catton Park...

jared james nichols 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."

wildfire festival WILDFIRE'S HORRORFLY STAGE DELIVERS HEAVY WITH A CAPITAL H. Johnny Main

wildfire festival FLAMES ARE FANNED ON WILDFIRE FESTIVAL FRIDAY AS ROCKY ROAD LEADS TO TRIUMPHANT OPENING DAY. Johnny Main

ritchie blackmores rainbow RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW 'BURN' BIRMINGHAM'S GENTING ARENA WITH SURREAL PERFORMANCE. Mark Taylor

joe lynn turner DON AIREY RECALLS HOW HE AND COZY POWELL "DISCOVERED" JOE LYNN TURNER AS LIVE ALBUM IS RELEASED. Joe Geesin

fates warning FATES WARNING RESURGENCE CONTINUES AS THE PROG METAL VETERANS PRODUCE SOME OF THEIR FINEST MUSIC EVER. Ian Sutherland

rage KING DIAMOND REIGNS SUPREME AT THE FORUM WITH NOT A CEMENT MIXER IN SIGHT. Philip Welford

testament TESTAMENT THRASH BARRY MANILOW AT THE O2, LONDON ON CHUCK BILLY'S BIRTHDAY. Steve Göldby

amorettes THE AMORETTES KEEP THEIR EYE ON THE PRIZE WITH THUNDER AND THIN LIZZY CO-WRITES ON THEIR LATEST ALBUM. Johnny Main

stone broken STONE BROKEN ADD ROCK N' ROLL TO THE MENU AT GLASGOW'S HARD ROCK CAFE. Johnny Main

stuck mojo STUCK MOJO ENTER VERBAL COMBAT WITH THE INFIDELS. Scott Adams

rage ALICE COOPER SEEMS LIKE HE'S EIGHTEEN AGAIN WHILE RICK WAKEMAN PUTS ON A WIZARD OF A PERFORMANCE AT STONE FREE

rick wakeman RICK WAKEMAN PUTS ON A SHOW OF "MAGNANIMOUS CLASS" AT (SWORD FROM THE) STONE FREE FESTIVAL. Danny Mattin

ayreon FROST: The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh gig review by Ian Sutherland

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD HAVE TOTALLY CLEANED YOUR CLOCK WITH THEIR THIRTEENTH AND FINAL OVER THE TOP LIVE RELEASE. Joe Geesin

emerson lake and palmer EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER TRIPLE RE-RELEASE SERVES AS A VERY FITTING MEMORIAL TO KEITH EMERSON. Joe Geesin

rage THE DEVIL HAS STRUCK AGAIN: RAGE'S NEW OFFERINGS INCLUDE SKID ROW, RUSH AND Y&T TRACKS. Johnny Main

arkadia INGLORIOUS KEEP THE TRAIN ROLLING AT BILSTON by John Inglis

grand magus IRON MAIDEN: Download Festival, Castle Donington gig review by Liz Medhurst and Luke 'Loki' Milne

grand magus BLACK SABBATH: Download Festival, Castle Donington gig review by Liz Medhurst and Luke 'Loki' Milne

inglorious INGLORIOUS: Download Festival, Castle Donington And Interview With Nathan James by Liz Medhurst

dan mattin DAN PATLANSKY: Jazz Cafe, London gig review by Danny Mattin

destruction DESTRUCTION: 'Under Attack' album review by Johnny Main

grand magus GRAND MAGUS: 'Sword Songs' album review by Johnny Main

arkadia ARKADIA: 'Aspirations And Reality' album review by Roger Berzerk Fauske

helleborus HELLEBORUS: 'The Carnal Sabbath' album review by Jools Green

mother feather MOTHER FEATHER: 'Mother Feather' album review by Johnny Main

rich robinson RICH ROBINSON: 'Flux' album review by Joe Geesin

assassin ASSASSIN: 'Combat Cathedral' album review by Andy Millen

ayreon AYREON: 'The Theater Equation' DVD by Ian Sutherland

steve vai STEVE VAI: London Palladium gig review by Andy Rawll

destruction DESTRUCTION: 'Under Attack' album review by Johnny Main

grand magus BLACK SABBATH: Laszlo Papp Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary gig review by Mark Taylor

iron maiden ENOID: 'Exile Aux Confins Des Tourments' album review by Jools Green

nasty little lonely NASTY LITTLE LONELY: Bar Bloc, Glasgow gig review by Ian Sutherland

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN: Waldbühne Amphitheatre, Berlin gig review by Mark Taylor

bruce springsteen BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND: Croke Park, Dublin gig review by Brian Boyle

grand slam GRAND SLAM: Robin 2, Bilston review and audio interview by Roger Beserk Fauske

elo TIGERTAILZ: 'Blast' album review by Jeff Kunze

yes YES: Royal ALbert Hall, London gig review by Mark Taylor

elo JEFF LYNNE'S ELO: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands gig review by Liz Medhurst

elo DEATH ANGEL: 'The Evil Divide' album review by Jeff Kunze

blaze bayley BLAZE BAYLEY: Camden Underworld, London gig review by Steve Göldby

rainbow "JUST THOUGHT I'D TELL YOU...": I Want To Share Lemmy's Letter With You And I Know He Would Approve... by Pippa Lang


twisted sister TWISTED SISTER FEATURE IN FIRST METAL MELTDOWN, A NEW SERIES OF CONCERT DVDs ABOUT TO LAUNCH

richie ramone RICHIE RAMONE ANNOUNCES UK AND IRELAND TOUR FOR LATE 2016

tesla TESLA TO RELEASE 'MECHANICAL RESONANCE, LIVE!' AS SUMMER TOUR WITH DEF LEPPARD KICKS OFF

inglorious INGLORIOUS "HIGH AS A KITE" AS SECOND ALBUM GETS UNDERWAY AND DEAD DAISIES AND STEEL PANTHER TOUR DATES APPROACH

airbourne AIRBOURNE ARE 'BREAKIN' OUTTA HELL' WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM AND HEADLINE TOUR OF AMERICA AND EUROPEAN DATES WITH VOLBEAT

uriah heep URIAH HEEP ANNOUNCE RE-ISSUE OF ALBUMS AND NEW 2016 TOUR DATES

kiss KISS CAPTURE FULL LIVE EXPERIENCE WITH AUGUST RELEASE OF 'KISS ROCKS VEGAS'

marillion MARILLION REVEAL DETAILS OF THEIR NEW ALBUM AND IT'S GOT A VERY NAUGHTY TITLE

frontiers metal festival PRIMAL FEAR, LABYRINTH, VANDEN PLAS, LORDS OF BLACK AND MANY MORE ANNOUNCED FOR FRONTIERS METAL FESTIVAL

foo fighters FOO FIGHTERS SUING BRITISH INSURANCE COMPANIES OVER CANCELLED GIGS

black sabbath BLACK SABBATH LAST EVER UK TOUR: TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE 9.00am FRIDAY

metaltalk t shirts THIS SUMMER'S MOST SIGNIFICANT METAL FASHION ITEMS ARE HERE

maiden IRON MAIDEN PART COMPANY WITH ED FORCE ONE: SEE BRUCE SAY "GOODBYE" ON VIDEO HERE

grave digger GRAVE DIGGER ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

lounge kittens THE LOUNGE KITTENS RELEASE THEIR VERSION OF AC/DC's 'DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP'

john otway OTWAY IN THE PARK: JOHN OTWAY JOINS LINE-UP OF CHICHESTER'S PRIORY PARK FESTIVAL

queen QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO PLAY THAILAND FOR THE FIRST TIME

hrh prog HRH PROG 5 ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS

orphaned land kobi fahri ORPHANED LAND'S KOBI FAHRI REVEALS SIDE PROJECT CONCEPT ALBUM 'KNA’AN' & EUROPEAN TOURING PLANS

as lions AS LIONS GEARING UP FOR FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH USA TOUR

paradise lost PARADISE LOST SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST

heart HEART TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN JULY - METALLICA'S JAMES HETFIELD MAKES GUEST APPEARANCE

crucified barbara CRUCIFIED BARBARA SADLY CALL IT A DAY

amon amarth AMON AMARTH VIKING CRUSADE TO TOUR UK AND IRELAND THIS AUTUMN WITH TESTAMENT AND GRAND MAGUS ON THE BILL

sabaton SABATON RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'THE LOST BATTALION', FIRST SINGLE FROM 'THE LAST STAND'

fields of nephilim FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM REVISIT 'ELIZIUM' AT THE SUMMER SOLSTICE SHOW

ben ash acm CARCASS'S BEN ASH JOINS ACM LONDON'S TEACHING FACULTY

exodus EXODUS ANNOUNCED FOR 'BATTLE OF THE BAYS' UK SHOWS WITH OBITUARY

twilight TWILIGHT FORCE TO RELEASE 'HEROES OF MIGHTY MAGIC' ON AUGUST 26th

dark funeral DARK FUNERAL ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK'S FIRST M2TM FINALS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

wakrat RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE BASSIST SIGNS WAKRAT TO EARACHE RECORDS

alter bridge ALTER BRIDGE SIGN WITH NAPALM RECORDS

wolf hoffman WOLF HOFFMANN RELEASES 'SCHERZO' – THE FIRST SINGLE FROM 'HEADBANGERS SYMPHONY'

barb wire dolls BARB WIRE DOLLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'DESPERATE' OUT ON 22nd JULY 2016

epica powerwolf EPICA AND POWERWOLF ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR: LONDON TICKETS ON SALE NOW

rock am ring BLACK SABBATH ROCK AM RING PERFORMANCE CANCELLED AFTER LIGHTNING STRIKES



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