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SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, PANTERA And JUDAS PRIEST Set For 2024 AFTERSHOCK Festival

Aftershock returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California October 10-13 for its 12th year with its biggest lineup yet. The four-day destination festival will feature the only U.S. festival play for IRON MAIDEN, the exclusive West Coast performance for SLAYER — one of only three shows in nearly...
February 28, 2024
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SEBASTIAN BACH Announces 2024 'What Do I Got To Lose?' Tour

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will hit the road in 2024 for an international tour with dates in Latin and North America. The singer, songwriter, author, Broadway star and actor's "What Do I Got To Lose?" trek — a mix of solo gigs and festival appearances — will kick off with an internation...
February 28, 2024
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ADEMA 'Abruptly' Fires Singer RYAN SHUCK

ADEMA has parted ways with its latest singer, Ryan Shuck, who joined the group in 2019. Earlier today (Tuesday, February 27),Shuck released the following statement via social media: "My time in ADEMA has abruptly come to an end. "I want to thank the friends and fans who supported us during my time...
February 27, 2024
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AS I LAY DYING Announces Summer 2024 U.S. Tour With CHELSEA GRIN And ENTHEOS

AS I LAY DYING has announced a U.S. summer 2024 tour. The 26-date trek will kick off July 9 on the West Coast with major market performances in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles before concluding at a hometown show on August 10 at The Observatory Northpark. Support on the tour will come from CHELSE...
February 27, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE Explains Why He Turned Down KANYE WEST's Sample Request

Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the decision to refuse permission to Kanye West to sample an Ozzy song at a listening event for the rapper's new album in Chicago. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Center earlier in the m...
February 27, 2024
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DIRTY HONEY Releases Music Video For 'Coming Home (Ballad Of The Shire)'

Currently on its third consecutive, sold-out European headline tour, today DIRTY HONEY has released a brand new music video for "Coming Home (Ballad Of The Shire)" from the band's current album, "Can't Find The Brakes". The "Coming Home" video offers an unexpected element from a band best known for...
February 27, 2024
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KYLE THOMAS Talks The Boost PAT O'BRIEN Has Given To EXHORDER: 'He's The RANDY RHOADS Of Extreme Music'

By David E. Gehlke Cult New Orleans thrashers EXHORDER formally welcomed former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien into the fold when 2024 got underway. O'Brien had spent the previous two years playing live gigs with the band and lent his lead skills to their new "Defective Omnium" full-length, b...
February 26, 2024
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STEPHEN PEARCY Says He Has 'Every Reason To Go Out There' And Perform RATT Classics With His Solo Band

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Hook Rocks!" podcast, RATT singer Stephen Pearcy was asked how much it bothers him that he and the other surviving members of the band's classic lineup can't reunite one more time to perform for their fans. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOU...
February 24, 2024
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Watch BILLY GIBBONS And MATT SORUM Perform ZZ TOP Classics On 'Rock Legends Cruise XI'

The MrRogerRocks2 YouTube channel has uploaded fan-filmed video of ZZ TOP's Billy F Gibbons performing on February 23 aboard this year's Rock Legends Cruise XI on Royal Caribbean's Independence Of The Seas. Accompanying Gibbons during the set were Austin Hanks on guitar and Matt Sorum (GUNS N'...
February 24, 2024
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VILLE VALO Says His New Music Will 'Still Be Emotional' And 'Melancholy'

In a new interview with Zisis Petkanas of Rock Overdose, former HIM frontman Ville Valo spoke about his plans for the coming months, including work on a possible follow-up to his debut solo album, "Neon Noir", which was released in January 2023 under the VV banner. He said (as transcribed by BLABBER...
February 22, 2024
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FOREIGNER's JEFF PILSON On MICK JONES: 'I Suspected That He Had Parkinson's Disease Long Before He Even Got The Diagnosis'

In a new interview with the "Focus On Metal" podcast, FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked if it was difficult for him to not say anything when people would ask about the absence of FOREIGNER's co-founder and guitarist Mick Jones from the band's recent shows, especially in light of the fact that...
February 22, 2024
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APOCALYPTICA Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer MIKKO SIRÉN

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have parted ways with their longtime drummer Mikko Sirén. Sirén started performing live with APOCALYPTICA in 2003 but didn't become a full-time member of the band until 2005, after playing over 200 concerts with APOCALYPTICA and recording an album with the group. E...
February 22, 2024
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JEFF PILSON On DON DOKKEN's 'Hostile' Comments About Former DOKKEN Bandmates: 'It Sounds Like He Has Sour Grapes'

In a new interview with Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. of Rock Interview Series, former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson once again addressed some of Don Dokken's recent claims about who was responsible for most of the songwriting during the band's classic era and the alleged drug use that led to the lineup's split...
February 21, 2024
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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Reveals Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

FOREIGNER guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 79-year-old musician, who has not performed with FOREIGNER since 2022, opened up about his diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Fans will have become very aware that for some time now, I ha...
February 21, 2024
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JON SCHAFFER To Undergo Medical Procedure; Sentencing Delayed Until April

According to The Republic, a federal judge has agreed to push back Jon Schaffer's sentencing hearing until April 5 on medical grounds, as the ICED EARTH guitarist is scheduled to undergo an undisclosed medical procedure "with the need for a recovery afterwards." However, U.S. District Court Judge Am...
February 19, 2024