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ALICE COOPER Announces Spring/Summer 2020 Tour Dates With TESLA And LITA FORD; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Alice Cooper has added a number of shows to its previously announced tour with Lita Ford. Most of the newly announced dates will also feature TESLA, with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT joining the bill in Minnesota. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, January ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE MUSTAINE 'Found Some Closure' By Performing With METALLICA At 30th-Anniversary Concerts

Kirk Hammett says that METALLICA's relationship with Dave Mustaine "totally changed" after they performed together on several occasions during "Big Four" shows and at METALLICA's 30th-anniversary concerts in 2011. Mustaine was a member of METALLICA for less than two years, from 1981 to 1983, before being dismissed and replaced by Hammett. Mustaine went on to ...

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RAMMSTEIN Announces Summer/Fall 2020 North American Tour

This year will see the North American debut of the most extreme spectacle in live music, when RAMMSTEIN brings its full-scale stadium production to this continent for the first time ever. Rock and roll's most ambitious pyro-theatrical experience will be on display for a series of 10 open-air dates beginning August 20 at Parc Jean-Drapeau ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Headline Orlando's REBEL ROCK FEST

In October, Rebel Rock Fest presented by Monster Energy, announced that LIMP BIZKIT, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its six-times-platinum-selling album "Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water" was the first band named to headline the new hard rock music festival in Orlando. Today, organizers can yell out loud that legendary metal band, JUDAS PRIEST ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Slams Leading Democratic Presidential Hopefuls As 'Hypocrites'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has slammed several of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls, saying that they are "hypocrites" who are doing their best to please African American voters. On Monday (January 20), Kottak took to his Twitter to write: "[Bernie] Sanders, [Elizabeth] Warren, [Joe] Biden, and all are hypocrites ...pandering ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT: 'A Visual Biography' Due In May

Wymer Publishing has set a May 29 publication date for "Blue Öyster Cult: A Visual Biography" by Martin Popoff. If any band deserves to have homage paid to them with a lavish, limited-edition photographic book, look no further than BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. With their origins going back to the late sixties, by 1972 with the ...

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JOHN BAIZLEY Says New BARONESS Album 'Gold & Grey' Is 'All Soul, Atmosphere And Chaos'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with frontman John Baizley of Savannah, Georgia rockers BARONESS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BARONESS's songwriting approach to their latest studio album, "Gold & Grey": John: "The way that we ended up working on that record was based ...

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ENSLAVED Films New Music Video In Iceland

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED filmed a new music video earlier this month at the South Coast of Iceland and Reykjanes. For the new clip, frontman Grutle Kjellson spent five days in Iceland with video producer Gaui H from Gaui H Pic, his production assistant Marita Joensen and the actors Striga and Kolbeinn. Kjellson stated: "Having ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On DAVE MUSTAINE's Return To Live Stage: 'All The Prayers Surely Worked'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has commented on the band's first show since frontman Dave Mustaine's throat cancer diagnosis. Monday night's (January 20) concert in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH marked MEGADETH's first live appearance in 15 months. Earlier today, Ellefson shared a picture of the Hartwell Arena show on ...

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Dead and Gone - STABBING WESTWARD

Illinois's STABBING WESTWARD was a mainstay on terrestrial rock radio at the turn of the century due to memorable hits like "Save Yourself". The industrial rockers were off everyone's radar for years before reuniting in 2016 for shows and tours. That period of rebirth has led to their first batch of newly recorded material in ...

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Thy Serpent Rise - VESSEL OF LIGHT

There are times in life, particularly when the world appears to be circling the cosmic plughole, that only a large, jolting dose of massive riffs and Satan will do. VESSEL OF LIGHT peddle a gloriously gritty and filth-ridden strain of oh-so-New-Jersey doom that exhibits a laudable disregard for straying from the left-hand path. If you ...

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ALCATRAZZ Putting Finishing Touches On First Studio Album In 34 Years

Original ALCATRAZZ bassist Gary Shea has rejoined the band. The group's current lineup is rounded out by fellow founding members Graham Bonnet (vocals) and Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), along with guitarist Joe "Shredlord" Stump and drummer Mark Benquechea. ALCATRAZZ's new studio album is nearly complete and will be released mid-2020. The disc was mixed by Andy ...

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SCORPIONS Hope To Release New Studio Album Before End Of 2020

SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine spoke to the "Talking Pictures" TV show about the band's plans for a new studio album. The upcoming disc will mark the German hard rock legends' first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", which was an anthology of SCORPIONS' new and classic material. Klaus ...

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