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ANTHRAX Singer JOEY BELLADONNA To Relaunch His JOURNEY Tribute Band With Three Shows In December

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna will relaunch his JOURNEY tribute band called BEYOND FRONTIERS (formerly JOEY BELLADONNA'S BEYOND THE BAND and JOURNEY BEYOND) with three East Coast shows in December. The dates are as follows: Dec. 28 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Dec. 29 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance...
October 27, 2022
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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Shoots Down Rumor BON SCOTT Wrote Lyrics For 'Back In Black' Prior To His Death

In his just-released memoir, "The Lives Of Brian", AC/DC singer Brian Johnson shoots down theories that the band's late frontman Bon Scott wrote some of the words for the "Back In Black" album prior to his untimely death in early 1980. Asked in a new interview with Rolling Stone why he felt he had t...
October 25, 2022
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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Says He Initially Wasn't Interested In Writing Memoir

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, who has just published his long-awaited autobiography, "The Lives Of Brian", has told ABC News in a new interview that it was his manager who first suggested a memoir. Although Johnson was initially resistant to the idea — "Every week there's a book out by some old actor...
October 25, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Weighs In On Use Of Backing Tracks At Live Concerts

In a new interview with Guitar World magazine, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci was asked for his thoughts on some of his contemporaries using backing tracks in the live setting. He said: "It depends on what people are doing because some people don't tour with their whole bands, so they have so...
October 24, 2022
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BRIAN JOHNSON 'Would Love To' Make More Music With AC/DC

In a new interview with Billboard, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson referred to the band as "still a working entity of sorts" but didn't reveal any future touring or recording plans. "I would love to do music again," Johnson said, "whether it'll be guesting with somebody, whether it be actually playing li...
October 24, 2022
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HALESTORM's AREJAY HALE: 'I Get More Joy Out Of Touring Knowing That I'm Not Getting Wasted Every Night'

In a new interview with Australia's Serpent Tongue, HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale spoke about the physical preparation that goes into the touring and performing aspect of being in a high-energy rock band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "As a drummer, I try to think like an athlete. I...
October 23, 2022
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BRIAN JOHNSON Couldn't Watch AXL ROSE Perform With AC/DC: 'I'm Told That He Did A Great Job'

Brian Johnson says that he couldn't bring himself to watch Axl Rose filling in for him at the end of AC/DC's "Rock Or Bust" tour. AC/DC postponed the last 10 dates of its spring 2016 North American trek after Johnson was advised to stop playing live or "risk total hearing loss." The band went on to...
October 23, 2022
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LZZY HALE Confirms DOLLY PARTON's 'Jolene' Is One Of Two Covers HALESTORM Recently Recorded

In a new interview with Australia's Noise11.com, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale confirmed that she and her bandmates recently "finished recording two new covers." She added: "Whether or not we're going to just release those as individual songs or have a cover EP, I have no idea what we're gonna do w...
October 19, 2022
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BUTCHER BABIES' Cover Of SAWEETIE's 'Best Friend' To Be Released Next Week

BUTCHER BABIES' cover version of rapper Saweetie's chart-topping single "Best Friend" will be released on October 28. A teaser for the song's accompanying music video is available below. BUTCHER BABIES have been performing their cover of "Best Friend" at their recent live shows. Speaking to Spain's...
October 18, 2022
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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON: These Are The 'Tracks Of My Years'

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is the featured guest on the latest episode of BBC Radio 2's "Tracks Of My Years". Each week an artist joins host Ken Bruce to pick 10 songs that have soundtracked their life. Johnson's choices are: * Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" * STEPPENWOLF's "Born To Be Wild" * BL...
October 17, 2022
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JOURNEY Announces 'Freedom Tour 2023' With Very Special Guest TOTO

One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, JOURNEY has announced the continuation of their highly successful tour with the 50th-anniversary celebration "Freedom Tour 2023" featuring very special guest TOTO. JOURNEY, diamond-selling Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers, will take the stage in 38 citi...
October 17, 2022
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New SKID ROW Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL Says Some Fans Think SEBASTIAN BACH Is Still In The Band

New SKID ROW vocalist Erik Grönwall spoke to The Rock N' Roll & Coffee Show about how he has been accepted by the band's fans since he joined the group earlier this year as the replacement for ZP Theart. He said: "There's so many different types of fans. I've realized that… 'Cause when we did th...
October 16, 2022
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Watch: TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And SIMON WRIGHT Perform RONNIE JAMES DIO And JUDAS PRIEST Classics At METAL GODS Tour Kickoff

METAL GODS, described as the ultimate ode to JUDAS PRIEST and DIO featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, KK'S PRIEST) and Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO),kicked off its Australian tour last night (Friday, October 14) in Brisbane. The METAL GODS band also features the talents of James Mor...
October 15, 2022
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HALESTORM Has Already Recorded Two Songs For 'ReAniMate 4.0: The CoVeRs eP'

In a new interview with the "Thunder Underground" podcast, HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale was asked if he and his bandmates are planning to release a follow-up to their third covers EP, "ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP", which came out in January 2017. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET...
October 13, 2022
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AC/DC Children's Picture Book Due In November

Australian music and lifestyle company Love Police will release a new children's picture book titled "The AC/DC AB/CD High-Voltage Alphabet" on Friday, November 11. The book, which is aimed at pre-schoolers, was designed and produced by Paul McNeil. It is the fourth release in a series of children's...
October 12, 2022