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Katharsis - PRAYING MANTIS

So much has been written about the enduring influence of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal over the decades that it's easy to forget that only a few of its bands achieved any significant success. PRAYING MANTIS were never afforded the fortune or opportunities that came the way of the movement's big names, and ...

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JOAN JETT Collaborates With EPIPHONE On Olympic Special Guitar

Epiphone, the accessible brand for every stage, has released the new Joan Jett Olympic Special electric guitar. A legendary musician and member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Joan Jett's artistic vision and pioneering spirit has inspired countless musicians of all ages worldwide. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her landmark albums "Bad ...

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ALDO NOVA To Release 'The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage' EP And 'Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded' Three-Disc Set

Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Aldo Nova has set April 1 as the release date for the first chapter of his larger-than-life rock opera, a 10-song EP titled "The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage". The iconic Montreal maverick will subsequently release the triple disc "Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded" on April ...

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WARRANT And SHEPTONE Launch 'Cherry Pie' 30th-Anniversary Limited-Edition Guitar Strings

Sheptone celebrates a milestone for one of rock 'n' roll's most recognized anthems and albums with the release of WARRANT "Cherry Pie" 30th-anniversary limited-edition regular nickel-plated electric guitar strings. Handwound at tensions and speeds designated for optimal performance, these strings sound "so good they make a grown man cry." In light of Sheptone's history with ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces May/June 2022 U.S. Tour Dates

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has announced a new batch of U.S. tour dates for May and June. The details are as follows: May 03 – Patchogue Theater – Patchogue, NY May 04 – Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA May 06 – Wall St Theater – Norwalk, CT May 08 – M3 Rock Festival ...

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KID ROCK And FOREIGNER Announce 'Bad Reputation Tour'

Kid Rock will join forces with FOREIGNER and GRAND FUNK RAILROAD for a U.S. tour this spring summer. JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING will appear on select dates, with a special appearance by Trey Lewis at all shows. The 24-city "Bad Reputation Tour" will kick off on April 6 at the Ford Center in Evansville, ...

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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Las Vegas

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the second show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Saturday, January 22) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock ...

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Ex-SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Praises ANDREAS KISSER, Says Latest SEPULTURA Album Is 'Amazing'

During a January 21 question-and-answer session on his YouTube channel, former SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo reflected on his participation in a tour where former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera performed select tracks from the band's seminal "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I worked very, very hard ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of MEAT LOAF

Brian May (QUEEN), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH), David Draiman (DISTURBED), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) and SCORPIONS are among the rockers who have reacted to the passing of iconic rock singer Meat Loaf. He died on Thursday at the age of 74. According to

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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'Wasted Years' At First-Ever SMITH/KOTZEN Concert

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN kicked off its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Thursday, January 20) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock ...

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WARRIOR SOUL Announces New Album, 'Out On Bail'

WARRIOR SOUL, the band fronted by legendary singer Kory Clarke, will release its new album, "Out On Bail", on March 4 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The LP's first single, "We're Alive", arrived in December. "Out On Bail" is described in a press release as "a statement of considerable intent" from Clarke, who is "one of ...

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KISS Announces May 2022 U.S. Tour Dates

KISS has announced a handful of new U.S. shows as part of the band's ongoing "End Of The Road" tour. The four rescheduled concerts will take place in May after they were postponed last year. All previously purchased tickets and VIP packages will be honored for the new dates. As previously reported, KISS will also ...

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311 Announces 'Spring Tour 2022'

311 returns to the road in 2022 with a 20-date "Spring Tour", launching March 6 and ending on April 6. The trek includes the 12th biennial "311 Day" featuring two extended performances in Las Vegas, as well as an appearance at the Tampa Innings Festival, alongside GREEN DAY and INCUBUS. Tickets go on sale on ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce Spring 2022 'Parrhesia' U.S. Tour

Groundbreaking, genre-defying instrumental trio ANIMALS AS LEADERS has announced the "Parrhesia" tour that will be hitting 19 cities across the U.S. to accompany their upcoming album of the same name. This monumental tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature two special sets by the progressive metal outfit — one of which will feature the new ...

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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Pokes Fun At Guitarists Who Rely On Roadies To Tune Their Instruments: 'What Wimps'

In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson was asked about his decades-long reputation as someone who doesn't shake hands with people. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've suffered from chest infections since I was quite young, and throat infections and upper respiratory tract ...

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THE RASMUS Releases New Single 'Jezebel'

Finnish rock band THE RASMUS recently entered Finland's annual Eurovision selection contest, "Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu" (UMK; The New Music Competition). The band has just released its Eurovision entry bid and new single, "Jezebel", via Playground Music. "Jezebel" was co-written and produced by Desmond Child, who collaborated with THE RASMUS on their seventh studio album "Black ...

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