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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Says THE BEATLES 'Were A Massive Influence' On Him

In a recent interview with 107.7 RKR's "The Rocker Morning Show", BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was asked if THE BEATLES were an early influence on him like they were on his bandmate, SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "They were a massive influenc...
July 14, 2024
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Watch: HAGAR, ANTHONY, SATRIANI And BONHAM Perform VAN HALEN Classics At 'The Best Of All Worlds' Kick-Off Concert

Sammy Hagar kicked off his summer 2024 tour Saturday night (July 13) at the 20,000-capacity iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. For "The Best Of All Worlds" tour, Hagar and his bandmates in THE CIRCLE — ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham — are being...
July 14, 2024
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of GREAT WHITE Performing On 'KLOS Helpful Honda Rock Room' Stage

GREAT WHITE recently appeared on the KLOS Helpful Honda Rock Room stage, the exclusive concert series featuring private interviews and performances. Check out the band's performance and interview with Matt Pinfield below. In an April 2024 interview with George Dionne of KNAC.COM, GREAT WHITE guitari...
July 13, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN's 'Dreaming Japanese' Autobiography Cover Unveiled

The cover for former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's upcoming autobiography, "Dreaming Japanese", which will arrive on December 3 via Permuted Press, can be seen below. In a recent interview with George Dionne of KNAC.COM, Friedman was asked if he is "putting it all out there" with the book. The...
July 13, 2024
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STEPHEN PEARCY To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of RATT's 'Invasion Of Your Privacy' Album On 2025 Tour

In a new interview with Rockin' 101's "The Johnny Rock Show", RATT singer Stephen Pearcy spoke about his ongoing tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the band's classic debut album, "Out Of The Cellar", by performing it in its entirety and in sequence for the first time. Asked if he is really pl...
July 12, 2024
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Is 'Compiling Ideas' For MAMMOTH WVH's Third Album: 'I Want To Keep Adding New Flavors'

In a new interview with TimesReporter, MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen confirmed that he is working on material for the band's third album. "I've been in the studio a little already, and we've been touring like crazy this year, so I've been kind of compiling ideas and coming up with stuff th...
July 12, 2024
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See Reactivated PRETTY MAIDS Perform At Sweden's TIME TO ROCK Festival

Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS performed at the Time To Rock festival in Knislinge, Sweden on July 6. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. PRETTY MAIDS played its first concert in nearly five years on June 16 at Forbrændingen in Albertslund, Denmark. The band was billed as KING...
July 12, 2024
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Ex-DELAIN Singer CHARLOTTE WESSELS Teams Up With EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS For New Single 'Dopamine'

Former DELAIN singer Charlotte Wessels has joined forces with EPICA's Simone Simons for Charlotte's mesmerizing new single titled "Dopamine". This track is part of Wessels's first traditional full-length, full-band solo album, "The Obsession", set to be released on September 20, 2024 via Napalm Reco...
July 11, 2024
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Go Inside METALLICA's Pop-Up Store In Madrid, Spain

To coincide with METALLICA's two concerts in Madrid, Spain this coming weekend, a pop-up shop opened on Wednesday, July 10 at Espacio Ventas, C. De Alcalá, 182, Salamanca and will remain open until Sunday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. A walkthrough video of the pop-up shop can be seen below. This year's ex...
July 11, 2024
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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN On TOM MORELLO's Guest Solo In 'Just Like 73': He 'Nailed It'

In a new interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen spoke about the band's latest single, "Just Like 73". The track, which features a guest guitar solo from Tom Morello, can be heard below. Regarding how the Morello collaboration came about, Collen said: "Well, Tom...
July 10, 2024
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QUEENSRŸCHE Announces 2025 European Leg Of 'The Origins' Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE has announced the European leg of "The Origins Tour", set to take place in January/February 2025. The band said: "We are excited to announce 'The Origins Tour Part II' for our European and United Kingdom fans where we will once again be performing songs from both the EP and 'The Warning'...
July 10, 2024
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SAMMY HAGAR: 'We Reached Out To ALEX VAN HALEN A Dozen Times' About Taking Part In 'The Best Of All Worlds' Tour

In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Sammy Hagar once again discussed his upcoming summer 2024 tour with bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Jason Bonham that will focus largely on the music of VAN HALEN. The 2024 tour will come more than two years after Satriani r...
July 9, 2024
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AS I LAY DYING Releases New Single 'The Cave We Fear To Enter'

Following the explosive acclaim and surprise release of their first new single in five years, "Burden", Grammy-nominated metallers AS I LAY DYING return with another brand-new single. Coinciding with today's kick-off of their USA headline tour in northern California, the new single, "The Cave We Fea...
July 9, 2024
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PAUL GILBERT Is 'In The Moment' As The End Of MR. BIG Approaches

By David E. Gehlke The release of MR. BIG's tenth and final studio album, "Ten", coincides with their farewell tour, appropriately titled "The BIG Finish". Citing the 2018 death of drummer Pat Torpey and vocalist Eric Martin's unwillingness to do long bouts of dates, MR. BIG is putting a nice, tidy,...
July 9, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Hasn't Listened To MEGADETH's 'Risk' Album Since It Was Recorded

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has once again said that he and his then-bandmates did "the best" they could while making the "Risk" album, saying that the controversial record was "exactly where we were as a band at that time." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics...
July 8, 2024