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ARMORED SAINT's JOHN BUSH Finds Side Project Home In CATEGORY 7: 'Everyone Is Beyond Talented'

By David E. Gehlke The John Bush story now practically writes itself: The singer co-founded ARMORED SAINT in 1982, declined an offer to front METALLICA in 1984, left ARMORED SAINT for ANTHRAX in 1992, reformed ARMORED SAINT in 1999 (while still doing ANTHRAX),was replaced in ANTHRAX by a returning...
June 18, 2024
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MICHAEL SCHENKER's 'My Years With UFO' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By AXL ROSE, STEPHEN PEARCY, DEE SNIDER, Others

Axl Rose (GUNS N' ROSES),Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER),Joey Tempest (EUROPE),Roger Glover (DEEP PURPLE),Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW),Biff Byford (SAXON) and Stephen Pearcy (RATT) are among the musicians who appear on "My Years With UFO", the new album from Michael Schenker on which the legendary Ger...
June 17, 2024
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FEAR FACTORY Is Preparing To Work On First Studio Album With New Singer MILO SILVESTRO

At this past weekend's Download festival in the United Kingdom, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares spoke to Primordial Radio about how things are going with the band's current lineup, also featuring Milo Silvestro on vocals, Tony Campos on bass, and Pete Webber on drums. He said (as transcribed by...
June 17, 2024
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BLACKIE LAWLESS Explains Why W.A.S.P. Original-Lineup Reunion Is 'Pretty Much An Impossibility' For Upcoming Tour

In a new interview with Chris Akin Presents…, Blackie Lawless spoke about the 40th anniversary of the release of W.A.S.P.'s first album. To celebrate this classic metal album, W.A.S.P. will, for the first time in 40 years, play the entire album from top to bottom, start to finish, on a fall 2024 Nor...
June 17, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Explains Why It Was Necessary To Scrap Bucharest Concert: 'I Don't Cancel Shows Hardly Ever'

Before hitting the stage with his solo band on Saturday, June 8 at this year's Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson spoke to the Swedish national radio (Sveriges Radio) P4 Live about the "viral infection" which forced the cancelation of his June 3 concert at...
June 14, 2024
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ANNIHILATOR Founder JEFF WATERS Releases New Single From AMERIKAN KAOS Project

In May, Metal Department released the debut album from AMERIKAN KAOS, "Armageddon Boogie". AMERIKAN KAOS is described in a press release as "the secret love child" of guitar virtuoso Jeff Waters, best known as the founder and leader of Canadian thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR. AMERIKAN KAOS was bo...
June 14, 2024
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Watch: Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Plays First-Ever Solo Concert

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell played the first concert with his solo band last night (Thursday, June 13) at 1720 in Los Angeles, California. Backing Bell at the 1720 gig were guitarist Henrik Linde (THE VITALS, DREN),drummer Ryan Junior Kittlitz (ALL HAIL THE YETI, THE ACID HELPS),ba...
June 14, 2024
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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Names New Band That 'Surprised' Him And Made Him Smile

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked if there has been any new music that has particularly impressed him in recent months. James said (as transcribed by B...
June 13, 2024
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MAX CAVALERA Is Open To Reunion Of SEPULTURA's Classic Lineup 'As Long As We Do It The Right Way'

In a new interview with Sakis Fragos, publisher/chief editor of Rock Hard Greece, founding SEPULTURA guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera was asked if he has been approached by the current lineup of the band to take part in what will eventually be SEPULTURA's final concert at the end of the group's ongoi...
June 13, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Announces New Single 'Resurrection Men'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has announced a limited-edition CD release for his new solo single, "Resurrection Men", out on July 26 via BMG. "The surf guitar at the intro — the Dick Dale bit — that's me!" explains Dickinson about "Resurrection Men" in between dates on his hugely acclaimed firs...
June 13, 2024
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Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Joined By Choir For 'Rain On The Graves' Performance In Stockholm

On Tuesday, June 11, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was joined by the Hårdrockskören choir from Borlänge, Stockholm and Örebro for his solo band's performance of the song "Rain On The Graves" at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden. Fan-filmed video of their collaborative rendition of the track can b...
June 12, 2024
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THE OFFSPRING, ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON, Others Set For 2024 RIOT FEST

Riot Fest, the iconic annual punk rock and alternative music festival, is excited to announce its 2024 lineup, along with the introduction of an innovative new world, and a venue change, now with parking! This year's festival will take place at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, from Septembe...
June 12, 2024
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MIKE TRAMP Announces New Album 'Songs Of White Lion - Vol. II'

Respected Danish vocalist and guitarist Mike Tramp will return with "Songs Of White Lion - Vol. II" on August 23 via Frontiers Music Srl. The album's ten tracks once again see Tramp re-imagining select cuts from his former band WHITE LION. To herald the album's announcement, Tramp shares its first s...
June 12, 2024
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Explains Why He Performed While Seated At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless was asked for an update on his health, 10 months after he underwent a successful surgery to treat two herniated discs and a broken vertebra. Lawless said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When people say, 'How's...
June 11, 2024
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Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Joined By Choir For 'Rain On The Graves' Performance At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

On Saturday, June 8, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was joined by the Hårdrockskören choir from Stockholm for his solo band's performance of the song "Rain On The Graves" at this year's Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video of their collaborative rendition of the track can...
June 9, 2024