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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: 'We're Very Honored' To Be Supporting JUDAS PRIEST On North American Tour

Todd La Torre has confirmed that QUEENSRŸCHE pulled out of SCORPIONS' rescheduled "Sin City Nights" Las Vegas residency in order to support JUDAS PRIEST on the "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates in March-April 2022. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its 50th-anniversary tour in late ...

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Watch Y&T Perform In Petaluma, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Y&T's November 20 concert at Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California can be seen below. Frontman Dave Meniketti is the only surviving member of the Y&T lineup — then known as YESTERDAY AND TODAY — that recorded the band's self-titled debut album. Original Y&T rhythm guitarist Joey Alves died in March 2017 ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Releases Doomy New Song 'Scent Of Dark'

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has released "Scent Of Dark", his first musical composition since writing a classical piece for the Birmingham Cathedral in 2017 and his first rock song since SABBATH's "13" album in 2013. To coincide with "Scent Of Dark"'s arrival, Iommi has announced that he will also release a fragrance, designed in ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON, CINDERELLA's JEFF LABAR Featured In ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME's 2021 'In Memoriam' Segment

Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Jeff LaBar (CINDERELLA), Leslie West (MOUNTAIN), Dusty Hill (ZZ TOP), Robby Steinhardt (KANSAS), Alan Lancaster (STATUS QUO), John Lawton (URIAH HEEP) and Ken Hensley (URIAH HEEP) are among the musicians who were included in the "In Memoriam" segment the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The event, which was ...

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SAINT ASONIA Feat. STAIND Guitarist, Ex-THREE DAYS GRACE Singer: Cover Of THE WEEKND's 'Blinding Lights' Available

Hard rock band SAINT ASONIA, featuring former THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist/founding member Mike Mushok, has released its cover version of The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights". The recording is described in a press release as "like a mashup of both artist's sounds and it finds SAINT ASONIA fearlessly trying new things, while ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE To Release New Single 'So Called Life'

THREE DAYS GRACE's new single, "So Called Life", will arrive on November 29. It will mark the band's first release since THREE DAYS GRACE's cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", which came out in July 2020. Earlier this week, THREE DAYS GRACE announced more than a dozen U.S. dates for April and ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Fills In For DAVE LINSK At OVERKILL Concert: Video, Photos

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel filled in for Dave Linsk at OVERKILL's November 13 concert at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. The gig marked OVERKILL's first pandemic-era performance — "609 f!!kin' days" after they were supposed to play the same venue before the coronavirus crisis forced everything to shut ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE Announces Spring 2022 U.S. Tour

THREE DAYS GRACE has announced more than a dozen U.S. dates for April and May 2022, including a number of headlining concerts and radio shows as the support act for GODSMACK. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m. local time. THREE DAYS GRACE tour dates: Apr. 19 - Huntsville, AL - ...

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KISS's Second Las Vegas Residency Will Now Happen In Late 2022, Says Band's Longtime Manager

In a new interview with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, KISS's longtime manager Doc McGhee blamed COVID-related matters for the cancelation of the band's second Las Vegas residency. Ticketmaster notified ticket holders of the 12-date residency's cancelation via e-mail earlier in the month. The Las Vegas Review-Journal's initial report cited ...

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Watch PHILIP ANSELMO Perform PANTERA Classics In San Antonio

Fan-filmed video footage of PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS performing their "A Vulgar Display Of Pantera" set on Friday, November 12 at Vibes Event Center in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. "A Vulgar Display Of Pantera" finds singer Philip Anselmo and his solo group celebrating the legacy of PANTERA with a set ...

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Why Aren't There More Black Heavy Metal Musicians? SUFFOCATION's TERRANCE HOBBS Weighs In

During an appearance on the latest episode of "Landry.Audio", SUFFOCATION guitarist Terrance Hobbs discussed the relative lack of racial diversity among heavy metal musicians, with the genre primarily dominated by white men. Asked why he thinks there aren't more black hard rock and heavy metal musicians, Terrance said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't know. ...

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ANNIHILATOR Shares New Version Of 'Downright Dominate' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMusic has announced a remarkable reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. "Metal II" kicks off this extensive catalog campaign that will give you special editions, bonus material, exclusive and previously unreleased tunes. And "Metal II" is only the first taste, ahead of a huge catalog campaign covering studio records and long-lost rarities. In ...

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SLASH, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MARTY FRIEDMAN, GEORGE LYNCH, Others To Guest On LESLIE WEST Tribute Album

Leslie West passed away on December 23, 2020. Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group has announced the release of "Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West" on March 25 in celebration of the guitarist. Friends, and many whom were influenced by the loved West, have contributed to this special release. Amongst those who performed are Dee ...

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ANNIHILATOR Taps Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO, Former ICED EARTH Singer STU BLOCK For 'Metal II' Album

earMusic has announced a remarkable reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. "Metal II" kicks off this extensive catalog campaign that will give you special editions, bonus material, exclusive and previously unreleased tunes. And "Metal II" is only the first taste, ahead of a huge catalog campaign covering studio records and long-lost rarities. In ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Announces Intimate Q&A Session And Acoustic Performance In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell will celebrate the release of his new solo album, "Brighten", with an intimate question-and-answer session, storytelling and acoustic performance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, November 18. Released on October 29, "Brighten" was co-produced by Jerry over the past year with film composer Tyler Bates ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL On Hypothetical ROCK HALL Induction: 'It's Not Something That's Gonna Make Or Break Your Career'

In a new interview with the WMMR radio station, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell was asked about the chances of his band getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ALICE IN CHAINS' debut album, "Facelift", came out in 1990, which would have made the group eligible since 2015. Cantrell said about ...

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