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Fifth Annual 'Ride For Ronnie' Announced

The fifth annual Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and concert will take place on Sunday, May 5, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. Comprised of a motorcycle ride originating at Harley-Davidson of Glendale and culminating with a concert at Los Encinos Park in Encino, the Ride For Ronnie will raise ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Partners With GLOBAL MERCHANDISING SERVICES And EPIC RIGHTS For Worldwide Merchandise Program

MÖTLEY CRÜE has partnered with Global Merchandising Services and Epic Rights to develop and launch retail, licensing, and ecommerce programs for the iconic rock band. The announcement was jointly made today by Barry Drinkwater, group executive chairman of Global Merchandising and Dell Furano, CEO of Epic Rights. Global Merchandising and Epic Rights have created a ...

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BUSH And LIVE Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of 'Sixteen Stone' And 'Throwing Copper' Albums With Co-Headline Tour

Seminal rock bands LIVE and BUSH are joining forces for "The Alt-Imate Tour", a high-powered co-headline summer run that will see these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums "Throwing Copper" and "Sixteen Stone". Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in 33 ...

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TÝR Releases 'Ragnars Kvæði' Music Video

"Ragnars Kvæði", the new video from the Faroese folk metal band TÝR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's eighth full-length album, "Hel", which will be released on March 8 via Metal Blade Records. "Hel" is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate ...

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Video Premiere: L.A. GUNS' 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video ...

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NITA STRAUSS Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Having wowed fans across the U.S. on her co-headline tour with Angel Vivaldi at the end of 2018, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has announced a new run of dates. The trek will start on April 10 in Hermosa Beach, California and continue across the country with a ...

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C.O.C. Guitarist On DOYLE's Meet-And-Greet Comments: Maybe He Should 'Figure Out Something Else To Do'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's Woody Weatherman says that MISFITS's Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein should perhaps "figure out something else to do" if he doesn't like to take part in paid meet-and-greets with his fans. In a recent interview with "The Liquid Conversations", Doyle lamented the fact that artists are forced to charge their fans a fee ...

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The Verdict - QUEENSRŸCHE

Think back to 2011. It was pretty hard to imagine anyone beyond Geoff Tate's immediate friends and family feeling particularly excited about the prospect of a new QUEENSRŸCHE album, and while "Dedicated to Chaos" was full of interesting ideas and strong melodies, even the band's most devoted fans must surely have been stifling a bemused ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I'm A Music Fan That Has Grown Up Playing Music'

Former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo was recently interviewed by Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked which aspect or episode of his career gives him the greatest sense of accomplishment, Anselmo replied: "I think the staying power of the fans and the staying ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases 'I.O.U.' Music Video

LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda has released the official music video for the song "I.O.U.". The track is taken from Mike's solo album, "Post Traumatic", which came out last June. Directed by Chady Awad, the "I.O.U." video features exclusive footage from Mike's U.S. tour this past fall and comes just days after the kick-off of ...

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NILE Announces Fall 2019 U.S. Tour With TERRORIZER

Technical death metal champions NILE have announced the 2019 "A Vile Caustic Attack" tour with special guests TERRORIZER. The 39-date trek will kick off at the Loft at Centerstage in Atlanta, Georgia on November 1 and will conclude on December 14 at The Firmament in Greenville, South Carolina. NILE founding member Karl Sanders comments: "The ...

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FRANKIE BANALI Rules Out Reunion Of Surviving Members Of QUIET RIOT's Classic Lineup

BigMusicGeek.com recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. BigMusicGeek.com: In hindsight, once [original QUIET RIOT singer] Kevin [DuBrow] passed away, was there ever any doubt regarding the group's ability to continue? There was a significant amount of animosity directed towards you ...

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BJÖRN GELOTTE Says IN FLAMES 'Never Really Understood How To Work With A Producer' Until Teaming Up With HOWARD BENSON

Metal Wani's Katia Filipovic recently conducted an interview with guitarist Björn Gelotte of Swedish melodic metallers IN FLAMES about their new "I, The Mask" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether social media has allowed fans to get to know bands better: Björn: ...

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