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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Big Disaster' Video

Vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE), bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, THE END MACHINE, ex-DOKKEN), and drummer Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Their debut album, "Shake The World", is a delightful romp of powerful hard ...

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DISTURBED Announces 'The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour' With STAIND

DISTURBED has announced a 31-date "The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour" throughout North America, co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. The amphitheater tour, with very special guest STAIND and BAD WOLVES, celebrates the two-decade anniversary of the band’s seminal album "The Sickness". On this tour, the band will perform songs off the album, as well ...

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Video: Original BANG TANGO Lineup Performs At Whisky A Go Go

Fan-filmed video footage of BANG TANGO's January 25 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "concertsrock"). The original lineup of BANG TANGO announced its reunion last November. All five of the group's original members — guitarist Mark Knight, singer Joe Lesté, guitarist Kyle ...

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WOLF Releases 'Midnight Hour' Music Video

Swedish heavy metal masters WOLF have released a brand-new single, "Midnight Hour". The song is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Feeding The Machine", which will be released on March 13 via Century Media. It will be made available on vinyl (with the CD included), as a limited-edition CD digipak and on all digital ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: Listen To 'Big Disaster' Song

Vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE), bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, THE END MACHINE, ex-DOKKEN), and drummer Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Their debut album, "Shake The World", is a delightful romp of powerful hard ...

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VOLBEAT Announces Spring 2020 U.S. Tour With CLUTCH

Danish/American rock band VOLBEAT has announced 15 U.S. headlining dates as part of its "Rewind, Replay, Rebound" world tour, bringing the trek to cities including Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlanta, Baltimore, and New York. Special guests CLUTCH will be direct support on all dates, with the exception of the May 2 Hershey, Pennsylvania show, which will ...

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Video Premiere: STITCHED UP HEART's 'Warrior'

STITCHED UP HEART's official music video for the song "Warrior", directed by Ron Thunderwood and STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Alecia "Mixi" Demner, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length sophomore album "Darkness", due out on March 13 via Another Century. "I'm really excited about this video because I was ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Diagnosed With Sepsis

Vocalist Robin McAuley will be unable to perform with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise after being diagnosed with sepsis. Sepsis occurs when the body launches an uncontrolled immune response to an infection, triggering widespread inflammation that can lead to organ failure, septic shock and even death. The news of ...

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BENEDICTION Singer's 'Serious Health Problems' Force Postponement Of South American Tour

BENEDICTION's previously announced South American tour has been postponed as a result of "serious health problems" suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram. The long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "Due to serious health problems suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram, the upcoming BENEDICTION tour of Latin ...

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STITCHED UP HEART: Lyric Video For New Song 'Bones'

Rockers STITCHED UP HEART have released a lyric video for their new song "Bones". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length sophomore album "Darkness", due out on March 13 via Another Century. "Darkness" will feature previously released tracks such as "Lost" (featuring a guest appearance by Sully Erna of GODSMACK), "Darkness", "Warrior", "Problems", ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Enter Sandman' Performance From Mannheim

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Enter Sandman" on August 25 at Palastzelt Maimarktgelände in Mannheim, Germany can be seen below. Earlier this month, Billboard reported that METALLICA was the highest-ranked hard rock act on the magazine's year-end Boxscore chart, with a combined gross of $177 million from 46 reported concerts during ...

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Nothing Lasts, Nothing's Lost - JAKUB ZYTECKI

For those with a penchant for ultra-adventurous progressive metal with a fervently forward-thinking core, Jakub Zytecki has steadily become the number one guitarist of his generation. You only need to hear his band DISPERSE's extraordinary 2017 album, "Forward", to recognize that the Pole is both a true original and a remarkably selfless musician; always serving ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Lords Of Summer' Performance From Brussels

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Lords Of Summer" on June 16 at Koning Boudewijnstadium in Brussels, Belgium can be seen below. Earlier this month, Billboard reported that METALLICA was the highest-ranked hard rock act on the magazine's year-end Boxscore chart, with a combined gross of $177 million from 46 reported concerts ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Confusion' Performance From Mannheim

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Confusion" on August 25 at Palastzelt Maimarktgelände in Mannheim, Germany can be seen below. Earlier this month, Billboard reported that METALLICA was the highest-ranked hard rock act on the magazine's year-end Boxscore chart, with a combined gross of $177 million from 46 reported concerts during the ...

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Ex-THE BLACK CROWES Drummer STEVE GORMAN Dismisses Suggestion KATE HUDSON Was 'Disruptive Force' In CHRIS ROBINSON's Life

Former THE BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman has dismissed the suggestion that Kate Hudson was a "disruptive force" in singer Chris Robinson's life. During her relationship with THE BLACK CROWES frontman, the "Almost Famous" star was often portrayed — jokingly or not — by the band's fans as THE BLACK CROWES' Yoko Ono. The odd ...

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Ritual - TYGERS OF PAN TANG

They are unquestionably one of the best known and celebrated bands to emerge from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, but TYGERS OF PAN TANG have never quite punched with the same power as some of their more successful contemporaries from that time. Not that they haven't released some great records over the years, ...

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