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SCORPIONS Guitarist MATTHIAS JABS: 'It Was A Fantastic Feeling' To Return To Live Stage After Two-Year Break

SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs spoke to Joe Rock of The Eagle 103.3 radio station about what it has been like for him and his bandmates to return to performing live after a two-year pandemic-related break. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "After a two-year break due to the pandemic,...
August 16, 2022
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New SKID ROW Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL On Joining His Favorite Band Months After Leukemia Diagnosis: 'It's Like A Movie Script'

New SKID ROW singer Erik Grönwall went from auditioning for the competition show "Swedish Idol" back in 2009 by singing a cover of SKID ROW's "18 And Life" to now fronting the band. Erik, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021, reflected on his journey in a new interview w...
August 13, 2022
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SCORPIONS Release New Single 'Hammersmith'

Legendary German hard rockers SCORPIONS have just released a new single, "Hammersmith", through Universal Vertigo. Hammersmith is an event venue located in the London district with the same name. Some artists who performed there were THE WHO, QUEEN, AC/DC, MOTÖRHEAD, METALLICA and SCORPIONS. "Hammer...
August 12, 2022
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AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'Misplaced Among The Angels' Featuring NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official lyric video for the LP's third single, "Misplaced Amo...
August 9, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE And JOHN PETRUCCI Share Best Piece Of Advice They Have Received (Video)

In a new interview with Download Japan, DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci were asked to share the best piece of advice — musical or otherwise — that they have ever received. LaBrie responded first, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The best piece of advice I'v...
August 9, 2022
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WHITESNAKE Pulls Out Of SCORPIONS' North American Tour Due To DAVID COVERDALE's 'Upper Respiratory Infection'

WHITESNAKE has pulled out of its previously announced North American tour with the SCORPIONS due to singer David Coverdale's "continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection." SCORPIONS will still play all the shows on the trek, featuring support from the Swedish THUNDERMOTHER, begi...
August 5, 2022
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METALLICA Is Officially Top Touring Metal Artist Of Last 40 Years

For its 40th anniversary, Pollstar, the trade publication dedicated to covering the worldwide concert industry, has created two special charts that reflect the overall impact of box-office realities during the four decades of the Pollstar Era, beginning in 1980 through the present. The two special c...
August 2, 2022
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MICHAEL SCHENKER: How I Want To Be Remembered

On Sunday, July 31, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was interviewed by TotalRock's Dawn Osborne at this year's Steelhouse festival in Wales. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how he would like to be remembered, Schenker said: "I am a spirit on a mission spreading the joy of music f...
August 1, 2022
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LEMMY Sculptor Interviewed On Latest Episode Of Official MOTÖRHEAD Podcast (Audio)

Caroline Brisset, an emerging French sculptor who created the massive new statue of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France, was interviewed on the latest episode of "The Motörcast", the official podcast series celebrating the extraordinary world of MOTÖRH...
August 1, 2022
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Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Bassist BOB HEATHCOTE Dead At 58

Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Bob Heathcote has died at the age of 58 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Bob's passing was confirmed by his son Chris Heathcote, who wrote on his Facebook page: "My father Bob Heathcote has left this earth after 58 years and nearly two months, due...
July 25, 2022
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74-Year-Old KLAUS MEINE Believes 'There's Plenty Of Gas In The Tank' For SCORPIONS

Earlier this month, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine was asked by Greece's RockPages.gr how much "gas is left in the tank" for him and his bandmates after more than five decades of rocking as a group. He responded: "We played almost 30 shows now this year after two years break because of the pandemic. A...
July 19, 2022
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AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'The Moonflower Society'

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official music video for the LP's second single, "The Moonflow...
July 13, 2022
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SKID ROW's DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Praises New Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL: 'It's So Exciting To See Where It's Going'

Dave "Snake" Sabo has praised SKID ROW's new singer Erik Grönwall, saying that the first song the band released with the ex-H.E.A.T. vocalist had received a much better response than he had anticipated. Grönwall, who auditioned for the competition show "Swedish Idol" back in 2009 by singing a cover...
July 5, 2022
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Watch MIKKEY DEE Perform 'Possibly Highest-Ever Drum Solo In The History Of Heavy Metal'

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee is featured in a series of commercials for the car manufacturer Volvo. The three spots, which promote the Swedish company's new line of electric trucks, were filmed in Mikkey's hometown of Gothenburg. In one video, which was shot at the city'...
July 1, 2022
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MOTÖRHEAD Manager Says LEMMY's HELLFEST Ceremony Is First In Series Of Memorializations To Legendary Frontman

After a two-year absence due to COVID-19, one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in the world, Hellfest in Clisson, France, returned with two sold-out weekends packed with some of the biggest names in rock and metal music. It also hosted the first international memorialization of the Grammy Award-...
June 30, 2022