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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps AL JOURGENSEN, CHARLIE BENANTE For Cover Of CHEAP TRICK's 'Auf Wiedersehen': Teaser Video

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America v...
October 1, 2020
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URIAH HEEP: 'Fifty Years In Rock' Box Set Due In October

On October 30, BMG will release URIAH HEEP's "Fifty Years In Rock". British hard rock legends URIAH HEEP are one of the "big four" rock bands, along with LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH, and certainly one of the most intriguing bands both musically and lyrically, to emerge from heavy roc...
August 25, 2020
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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps JASON MCMASTER, DAVE MCCLAIN For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Freewheel Burning'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, an...
August 7, 2020
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KROKUS Postpones Summer/Fall 2020 North American Tour

Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS have postponed their last-ever concerts in USA and Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The 13-date trek was originally scheduled to kick off at Canton Hall in Dallas, Texas on September 18 and conclude at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood,...
April 30, 2020
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ONI LOGAN To Sing For LYNCH MOB On MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise

According to Mike Gaube's Headbangers, Oni Logan will be singing for LYNCH MOB when the George Lynch-led outfit performs on this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. Monsters Of Rock sails in February 2020 from Fort Lauderdale to Belize, with additional performances by TESLA, KROKUS and EXTREME, among ma...
January 3, 2020
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DEF LEPPARD And MISFITS To Headline Mexico's DOMINATION Festival

DEF LEPPARD and MISFITS wll headline the 2020 edition of the Domination festival, set to take place May 1-2 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico. The billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, May 1 DEF LEPPARD RANCID OPETH SONATA ARCTICA LACUNA COIL DROPKICK MURPHYS KROKUS BEAS...
December 19, 2019
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KROKUS, DOKKEN, STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER, LITA FORD Set For San Antonio's TIERRA SAGRADA 2020 Festival

Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS will headline the Tierra Sagrada 2020 festival, set to take place Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Sunken Garden Theater in San Antonio, Texas. Also scheduled to appear are DOKKEN and STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER, along with LITA FORD, RIOT V, STARZ, DANGEROUS TOYS and...
December 12, 2019
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KROKUS Announces 'Final' Concerts In USA And Canada

Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS have announced the details of their last-ever concerts in USA and Canada. The 13-date trek will kick off at Canton Hall in Dallas, Texas on September 18, 2020 and will conclude at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on October 10, 2020. "It's not over till it'...
December 9, 2019
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Watch KROKUS Perform At Switzerland's ROCK THE RING Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's June 21 performance at the Rock The Ring festival in Hinwil, Switzerland can be seen below. As previously reported, KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced tha...
June 28, 2019
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KROKUS To Embark On Final North American Tour In 2020

KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced that they were going to be embarking on a farewell tour dubbed "Adios Amigos" before calling it a day. At the time, they said their final show would take pl...
June 7, 2019
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SAXON Announces 40th-Anniversary 'Castles & Eagles' U.K. Tour And 'The Eagle Has Landed 40' Live Album

1979 was a monumentous year for British hard rock with the birth of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and the subsequent rise of future giants of the genre. After 40 years and 22 studio album releases, SAXON remains one of those giants of British heavy metal and to prove the fact, the band is back...
January 18, 2019
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CHRIS VON ROHR On KROKUS's 'Farewell' Tour: 'We Want To Stop On Top, Make It A Great Goodbye, Still In Full Steam, Full Power'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with drummer Chris Von Rohr of Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early days of KROKUS: Chris: "In the begin...
December 2, 2018
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Former QUIET RIOT And ROUGH CUTT Members Join Forces In ROUGH RIOT

Former members of QUIET RIOT and ROUGH CUTT have joined forces in a "supergroup" called ROUGH RIOT. The new band consists of lead vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT),guitarists Chris Hager (MICKEY RATT, ROUGH CUTT, STEPHEN PEARCY) and Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT),bassist Sean McNab...
October 1, 2018
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KROKUS To Embark On 'Farewell' Tour: 'We Will Keep Our Word And Pull The Plug At The End Of 2019'

KROKUS will embark on a "farewell" tour next year. The Swiss hard rock veterans announced their plan to pull the plug on their four-decade-plus career in a Facebook post, writing: "KROKUS shows have always been special and should stay that way. That's why we decided to stop when it's still really go...
September 10, 2018
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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: First Show Of 2019 Confirmed

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, is one of the confirmed acts for the 30th-anniversary edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 1-3, 2019 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are PARKWAY DRI...
August 4, 2018