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PETER GREEN Tribute Concert, Feat. KIRK HAMMETT, PETE TOWNSHEND, STEVEN TYLER And More, Coming To Big Screen

On February 25, 2020, mere days before the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in the United Kingdom, as the ongoing pandemic necessitated the suspension of modern society, a very special concert took place at the legendary Palladium in London celebrating the songs of Peter Green and the original incarnation of FLEETWOOD MAC. The audience ...

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Watch SODOM's Music Video For 'Friendly Fire'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have released the official music video for "Friendly Fire". The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Genesis XIX", which is due on November 27 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Steamhammer/SPV in Europe. SODOM vocalist/bassist Thomas "Angelripper" Such states: "So, here it is… my favorite ...

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SODOM Unveils Lyric Video For New Song 'Indoctrination'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have unleashed a lyric video for "Indoctrination". The track is taken from the band's brand-new studio album, "Genesis XIX", which is due on November 27 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Steamhammer/SPV in Europe. "Genesis XIX" — recorded by Siggi Bemm and mastered by Patrick W. Engel — ...

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BUDGIE's TONY BOURGE: New Biography And CD Due In November

BUDGIE guitarist Tony Bourge's biography, "Rocking Man - With An Axe To Grind", will be released in mid-November. This book tells the story of Bourge, focusing on both the musical and life journeys of this highly respected, much-loved — and forever-humble — guitarist and man. Bourge teamed up with bass-playing partner in crime Burke Shelley ...

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SODOM Unveils Lyric Video For New Song 'Sodom & Gomorrah'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have unleashed a lyric video for "Sodom & Gomorrah". The track is taken from the band's brand-new studio album, "Genesis XIX", which is due on November 27 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Steamhammer/SPV in Europe. "Genesis XIX" — recorded by Siggi Bemm and mastered by Patrick W. ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Ludicrous'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to The ...

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RAVEN Releases Music Video For 'Metal City' Title Track

British/American metal trio RAVEN has released the official music video for the title track of its upcoming album, "Metal City". The LP is due on September 18 via SPV/Steamhammer as a CD digipak, LP, bundle version with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream. RAVEN's English brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark Gallagher ...

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RORY GALLAGHER's Previously Unreleased Collaboration With JERRY LEE LEWIS Featured On 'The Best Of Rory Gallagher'

Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums "Blues" (2019) and the three-week running No. 1 album on the Billboard Blues chart "Check Shirt Wizard - Live in '77" (2020), UMC is pleased to present a new Rory Gallagher best-of collection titled "The Best Of Rory Gallagher" on Friday, October 9. The ...

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DAVE GROHL Mourns Loss Of TRINI LOPEZ: He 'Unknowingly Helped Shape The Sound Of The FOO FIGHTERS'

Dave Grohl is mourning the passing of legendary American singer, guitarist, actor and Gibson signature artist Trini Lopez. Lopez died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19 in Palm Springs, California. He was 83. "Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez," the former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman wrote on social media. ...

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RAVEN Unveils 'Metal City' Album Artwork

British/American metal trio RAVEN will release its new album, "Metal City", on September 18 via SPV/Steamhammer. The cover artwork for the disc is available below. According to the label, the long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" contains "ten metallic masterpieces tapping heavily into that 'Wiped Out' vein of speed, power and insanity, while taking a quantum ...

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RORY GALLAGHER Online Tribute Concert Planned For This Weekend

Sunday, June 14 will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the late, lamented musician Rory Gallagher. With the current lockdown restrictions, understandably, events have had to be curtailed for the occasion; with the postponement of the unveiling of a statue outside of the Ulster Hall in Belfast, and the annual Rory Gallagher four-day ...

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RAVEN To Release 'Metal City' Album In September

British/American metal trio RAVEN has set "Metal City" as the title of its new album, due on September 18 via SPV/Steamhammer. According to the label, the long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" contains "ten metallic masterpieces tapping heavily into that 'Wiped Out' vein of speed, power and insanity, while taking a quantum leap forward technically and ...

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RAVEN's New Album Will Be 'Fast' And 'Crazy'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke to The Metal Voice about the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" LP, tentatively due this fall. "We have had this pain-in-the-ass process of getting the new album together," he said (see video below). "Just about every hurdle or impediments that you can invent got ...

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Watch KIRK HAMMETT, STEVEN TYLER, BILLY GIBBONS Perform At PETER GREEN Tribute Concert

On February 25, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett performed at an all-star tribute concert to FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Peter Green at the London Palladium. The event, which was curated by Green's fellow FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Mick Fleetwood, featured additional appearances by Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Added To BOSTON CALLING Festival

Adding to the excitement of its previously announced headliners, FOO FIGHTERS and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Boston Calling rolls out news today that recently reunited rock icons RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE will also headline its 2020 festival in what will be the band's only scheduled performance in the New England area this year. FOO FIGHTERS ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Dressed Up For Evil' Lyric Video

"Dressed Up For Evil", the new lyric video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", due on January 24 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "Evil in the guise of ...

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RAVEN Frontman On Almost Going Into Business With OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE: 'You Could Maybe Say We Dodged A Bullet'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British metal legends RAVEN. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On being part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene: John: "We had the first independent metal album out in England, which was 'Rock Until ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER: 'We Like To Grab An Audience By Their Short-And-Curlies And Pull Very Hard'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's international momentum: John: "It's a big world, but it's getting smaller these days. After we kind of got over [guitarist] Mark's [Gallagher] accident [Editor's note: ...

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