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LIVE NATION Announces Return Of 'Concert Week', Offering $25 All-In Tickets To More Than 3,800 Shows Across North America

Live Nation today announced the return of Concert Week, offering fans an unbeatable deal: $25 all-in tickets to more than 3,800 shows across North America this year. The annual week-long program kicks off ahead of a robust 2023 summer concert season, getting fans ready to fill their summer months an...
May 4, 2023
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Watch: Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Performs Band's Classic Songs On MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise

Fan-filmed video of former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes performing three of the band's classic songs, "On Your Knees", "L.O.V.E. Machine" and "Wild Child", on May 1 aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below. Last year, Holmes completed seven weeks of radiation therapy in his ba...
May 3, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Says He Has Been Performing With A Herniated Disc In His Lower Back

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless says that he has been performing on the band's ongoing European tour with a herniated disc in his lower back. The 66-year-old guitarist/vocalist, whose real name is Steven Duren, opened up about his injury in a lengthy statement released via W.A.S.P.'s official web...
April 18, 2023
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L.A. GUNS' TRACII GUNS: 'I've Never Been A Vindictive Guy'

By David E. Gehlke There is never a dull moment in the L.A. GUNS camp. Whether it's lawsuits and mudslinging with former drummer Steve Riley, lineup changes or the complicated relationship between longtime vocalist Phil Lewis and founding member / guitarist Tracii Guns, L.A. GUNS have generated so m...
April 16, 2023
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W.A.S.P. Announces 'The 40th Never Stops' Summer 2023 North American Tour

W.A.S.P. has announced the North American leg of "The 40th Never Stops World Tour 2023". Produced by Live Nation, the 33-city run kicks off on Friday, August 4 at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo, California, making stops across North America in Vancouver, British Columbia; Omaha, Nebraska; Ne...
April 11, 2023
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IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: Video Of Trübbach, Switzerland Concert

IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, played its second concert on March 11 at Jonnys Lion-Cave in Trübbach, Switzerland. Fan-filmed video of the show can be seen below. IRON ALLIES' debut album, "Blood In Blood Out", arrived last October via AFM Rec...
March 15, 2023
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IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: First Live Shows Announced

IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, will perform live for the first time next month. So far the following shows have been announced: March 10 - Silvercube Lounge & Hardrock Lounge – Dielsdorf, Switzerland March 11 - Jonnys Lion-Cave - Trübbach,...
February 20, 2023
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Out Of The Dark

Still best known, internationally at least, for being Norway's entry for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, WIG WAM are a big, colorful and knowingly dumb hard rock band with a history of great success and several acclaimed albums under their studded leather belts. Between 2001 and 2014 they were a s...
February 8, 2023
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BLACKIE LAWLESS Reflects On W.A.S.P.'s First U.S. Tour In 10 Years: 'I've Never Wanted Something Not To End So Badly Before'

W.A.S.P. wrapped up its first U.S. tour in 10 years with a sold-out show on December 11 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. This marked the 18th sold-out shows for the U.S. tour, which kicked off in late October. W.A.S.P.'s performances included the return of the band's classic song "Animal (Fuck Like a...
January 25, 2023
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PAUL CROOK Is 'Fully Confident' His Tour With JOHN BUSH Performing ANTHRAX Material Will Happen

In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", guitarist Paul Crook once again confirmed that he has been in talks with John Bush about joining the former ANTHRAX and current ARMORED SAINT frontman on a special tour during which they would perform materia...
January 24, 2023
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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces First Tour Since Passing Of TREVOR STRNAD

Michigan metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will return to the stage this spring on the "Verminous Remnant" tour. The band's first trek following the tragic death of frontman Trevor Strnad will mark the close of the "Verminous" touring cycle and introduce a reformed lineup consisting of remaining and...
January 17, 2023
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Former HIM Singer VILLE VALO Says IRON MAIDEN In 1986 Was The First Concert He Ever Went To

Former HIM frontman Ville Valo was recently asked by Impericon to name the top three concerts he has ever seen. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My first big concert was IRON MAIDEN who played in Helsinki Ice Hall. I think it was '86. They were touring an album called 'Somewhere I...
December 25, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Looks Back On HEAR 'N AID's 'Stars': 'If Anybody Had An Ego In There, They Didn't Show It'

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has looked back on his involvement with "Stars", the 1985 charity single for famine relief released under the HEAR 'N AID banner. On May 20 and May 21, 1985, 40 artists from the metal community gathered at A&M Records Studios in Hollywood, California to particip...
December 16, 2022
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BLACKIE LAWLESS: LEMMY Was 'A Very Complex Individual'

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 26 concert at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked for his memories of late MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[He was] a very comple...
December 13, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS: 'The Idea Of Charging People Money To Sign Autographs, I Detest That'

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s December 9 concert at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked how he initially felt about the prospect of holding meet-and-greets with W.A.S.P. fans for the first time ever on the ba...
December 11, 2022