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METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, VAN HALEN, SCORPIONS, Others Make ROLLING STONE's 'Worst Album Covers Of All Time' List

METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, ANTHRAX, VAN HALEN and SCORPIONS are among the artists who have made Rolling Stone magazine's list of "50 Worst Album Covers Of All Time". Rolling Stone explained its process for choosing the albums this way: "Our selection criteria for the list, other than fugliness: We sk...
July 19, 2024
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Sequel To Iconic Mockumentary 'Spinal Tap' To Arrive In Spring/Summer 2025

In a new interview with Deadline, director Rob Reiner has shared an update on his progress on the sequel to the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap". He said: "It's going good. Our first screening for our family and friends will be probably in August, and then sometime in September we'll start s...
July 19, 2024
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=1

When you have a legacy as indisputably colossal as DEEP PURPLE's, making new music could easily be an afterthought. But tasked with producing new albums to rival the immortal likes of "Machine Head", "Burn" and "Perfect Strangers", the hard rock legends have done a solid job of keeping their creativ...
July 18, 2024
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Upcoming Book 'No Big Deal' Reveals Story Of Groundbreaking 1984 METALLICA And ANTHRAX Concert

On July 27, 1984, indie record label Megaforce Records released METALLICA's "Ride the Lightning" in the U.S. Days later, on August 3, a show at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, billed as "A Midsummer's Night Scream", took place. It featured three underground bands: RAVEN, METALLICA and ANTHRAX. It...
July 17, 2024
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Visioning

An ongoing collaboration between New Jersey thrash legend Dan Lorenzo (HADES) and former TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly, PATRIARCHS IN BLACK have been one of the most reliable sources of flagrant SABBATH-ian riff worship over the last few years. Their first two albums were loose-limbed riots,...
July 16, 2024
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DEEP PURPLE's SIMON MCBRIDE Names 'Most Difficult' RITCHIE BLACKMORE Lick To Play

In a new interview with Greg Prato of Ultimate Guitar, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Simon McBride was asked to name the most difficult part to play that was originally written and recorded by founding PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. He responded: "Most of it is actually not too bad. There's one little...
July 16, 2024
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STEEL PANTHER Announces 15th-Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album 'Feel The Steel', Anniversary Tour

For some folks, 2009 will be remembered as the year pop-legend Michael Jackson passed away, Quentin Tarantino released "Inglourious Basterds" or the year "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" was released. For everyone else, 2009 will be the year that California metal maestros STEEL PANTHER burst on to t...
July 16, 2024
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Watch: JUDAS PRIEST Concert In Czech Republic Halted Due To Downpour, Lightning

According to Metal & Rock Zone, JUDAS PRIEST's headlining concert Friday night (July 12) at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic was halted for around eight minutes amid drenching rain, thunder and lightning. PRIEST kicked off the show with "Panic Attack", the lead single fro...
July 13, 2024
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BAD MARRIAGE Feat. Former TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH: 'The Pennyman' Single Released

BAD MARRIAGE, whose current lineup includes former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch, has released a new single and lyric video titled "The Pennyman". Expertly produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mike Fitz, "The Pennyman" also showcases Fitz on lead vocals. This is the second single to feature Ske...
July 13, 2024
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LOU GRAMM On Possibility Of Selling His Portion Of Rights To FOREIGNER Songs: 'It's Crossed My Mind'

In a new interview with Kiki Classic Rock, former FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm was asked if he has ever considered selling the rights to his back catalog and recordings. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's crossed my mind. And I've had companies and people calling me, asking me if...
July 12, 2024
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IAN PAICE: SIMON MCBRIDE Has 'Brought A More Riffy Approach' To DEEP PURPLE's Songwriting

In a recent interview with Brian Kachejian of ClassicRockHistory.com, DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice was asked what he and his bandmates meant when they announced in 2022 that they had welcomed guitarist Simon McBride as an official member of the band. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET...
July 11, 2024
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DEEP PURPLE Makes History By Performing 'Smoke On The Water' On Lake Geneva Shore At MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL

We all know the riff. DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke On The Water" is no doubt one of the most iconic tracks in rock history, inspired by the fire at Montreux Jazz Festival's Casino venue during a Frank Zappa concert on December 4, 1971. That day, DEEP PURPLE were in Montreux to record their latest album, whi...
July 9, 2024
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IAN ASTBURY Says THE CULT Still Performs With 'So Much Passion'

In a new interview with Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock, THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury spoke about the tour celebrating the band's 40th anniversary. The trek will see the long-running British rock outfit perform songs spanning its 11-album discography. "We're in a renaissance," the 62-year-old...
July 7, 2024
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DEEP PURPLE Releases New Single 'Lazy Sod' From Upcoming '=1' Album

Following the success of their last two singles "Portable Door" and "Pictures Of You", legendary British hard rockers DEEP PURPLE have released "Lazy Sod" today, the third song from their upcoming album "=1". "Lazy Sod" is now available for streaming and as instant gratification track with all digit...
July 3, 2024
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Resist Control

Regardless of the problem, thrash metal is nearly always the solution. Newcomers from Essex, England, REGICIDE make angry music for angry times, and "Resist Control" is one hell of an opening salvo. Marching in amid the sound of machine-gun fire and the wail of an air-raid siren, "One By One" is all...
July 2, 2024