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KISS's Music Catalog, Brand Name And IP Acquired By Swedish Investment Firm POPHOUSE

Pophouse has today concluded a landmark agreement with the iconic band KISS. Pophouse is the Swedish entertainment and music investment firm renowned for its development of brand-building activities in music and entertainment, such as the groundbreaking "ABBA Voyage" show in London, in which Pophous...
April 4, 2024
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Watch 4K Video Of JUDAS PRIEST's Kraków Concert During 2024 'Metal Masters' Tour

The EMIL GUT YouTube channel has uploaded 4K video of JUDAS PRIEST's March 30 concert at Tauron Arena in Kraków, Poland. You can now watch the clips below. PRIEST's 17-song setlist included three songs from the band's latest album, "Invincible Shield": the title track, "Panic Attack" and "Crown...
April 3, 2024
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REX BROWN On Reformed PANTERA: 'We're Not Doing This For Ourselves; We're Doing It For The Brand'

In a new interview with American Musical Supply, PANTERA bassist Rex Brown spoke about the decision to tour with a reformed version of the band, also featuring fellow surviving member Philip Anselmo (vocals),alongside Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) on guitar and Charlie Benante (AN...
April 3, 2024
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WITHIN TEMPTATION's SHARON DEN ADEL: 'Some People Stopped Following Us' Because We Became More Outspoken On World Issues

On April 5, Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION will release their brand-new song, "A Fool's Parade", which marks a collaboration with the talented Ukrainian producer Alex Yarmak. According to a press release from WITHIN TEMPTATION's publicist, "A Fool's Parade" "highlights Russia's pretense regarding...
April 2, 2024
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SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce New Summer 2024 North American Headline Tour Dates

Expanding an already stacked schedule, two-time Grammy Award-winning iconic rock band THE SMASHING PUMPKINS reveal a string of new North American headline performances in 2024. In addition to a combination of arena and headliner festival dates in Europe and North American stadium performances with G...
April 1, 2024
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DEATH ANGEL's TED AGUILAR On WILL CARROLL's Near-Death Experience With COVID: 'It Was Scary'

In a new interview with Colombia's Colonia Records, DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar spoke about what it was like to see one of his bandmates, DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll, coming close to death after contracting COVID-19 in March 2020, making Will one of the first metal musicians diagnosed wit...
April 1, 2024
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How ROBERT TRUJILLO Ended Up Guesting On APOCALYPTICA's Upcoming Album 'Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2'

APOCALYPTICA lead cellist Perttu Kivilaakso spoke to the DJ Force X Podcast about the band's upcoming album, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2". Due on June 7 via Throwdown Entertainment, the LP will continue the journey that began in 1996 when cellists from Helsinki's world-renowned Sibelius Aca...
April 1, 2024
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CHARLIE BENANTE: Why I Have Four Kick Drums On Stage During PANTERA Concerts

In a new interview with What We Did On The Weekend, PANTERA drummer Charlie Benante spoke about his decision to have no less than four kick drums on stage while he is performing with the Philip Anselmo-fronted outfit. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Basically, let me give you a little...
March 31, 2024
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Watch: JUDAS PRIEST Plays To 15,000 Fans In Prague

JUDAS PRIEST, SAXON and URIAH HEEP drew 15,000 fans to their March 29 "Metal Masters" tour stop at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. Fan-filmed video of PRIEST's performance can be seen below. PRIEST's 17-song setlist included three songs from the band's latest album, "Invincible Shield": the titl...
March 31, 2024
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Watch: RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS Performs At SWEETWATER STUDIOS

Video of ELEGANT WEAPONS performing the songs "Bitter Pill" and "Horns For A Halo" live at Sweetwater Studios can be seen below. ELEGANT WEAPONS features JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner on guitar and Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) on vocals, alongside Dave Rimmer (URIAH HEEP) on bass and Christopher Wi...
March 30, 2024
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Watch: MIKKEY DEE And JOHN NORUM Pay Tribute To ABBA With 'Thank You For The Music' Cover For Swedish National TV

50 years after ABBA's international breakthrough, winning Eurovision Song Contest with "Waterloo", some of Sweden's most famous musicians — including Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD, SCORPIONS),John Norum (EUROPE) and Howlin' Per "Pelle" Almqvist (THE HIVES) — have joined forces to pay tribute to the iconic...
March 29, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Defends His Decision To Vote For Brexit, But Says Great Britain Should 'Absolutely' Re-Engage With E.U.

In a new interview with France 24's Marjorie Hache, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked about the hardships younger hard rock and heavy metal musicians face when trying to break through in today's music industry. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, look, there's a market fo...
March 29, 2024
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REX BROWN On Reformed PANTERA: 'This Is No Tribute Band'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone Australia, PANTERA bassist Rex Brown spoke about the decision to tour with a reformed version of the band, also featuring fellow surviving member Philip Anselmo (vocals),alongside Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) on guitar and Charlie Benante (AN...
March 29, 2024
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AC/DC Sold 1.5 Million Tickets In One Day For Upcoming European Tour: 'It's Staggering'

Chris Dalston, who serves as co-head of international touring at CAA, spoke to Pollstar about the wild success of ticket sales for AC/DC's upcoming "Power Up" tour, which launches in Germany in May. Regarding how he approached the band's first tour since 2016, Chris said: "There was a lot of thought...
March 28, 2024
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VINNIE PAUL 'Was Never Behind' The Idea Of A PANTERA Reunion, Says His HELLYEAH Bandmate CHAD GRAY

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray, who played in HELLYEAH with Vinnie Paul Abbott for 12 years prior to the PANTERA drummer's tragic passing, has weighed in on the fact that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) have united with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK L...
March 28, 2024