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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Cruise To Return In 2023

It's official: the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise will return in January 2023. The 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise creator, Swiss concert promoter Andy Piller, confirmed that the event was back on track after being canceled in 2021 and 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We've been working hard to secure a new ship, possibly ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Shares New Photo Of GLENN TIPTON

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has posted a new photo of the band's ailing guitarist Glenn Tipton. Earlier today, Halford took to his Instagram to share a photo of him with his 74-year-old bandmate, apparently taken at one of their respective homes in the U.K. as they prepare to celebrate the holidays with their families. ...

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SION Feat. Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES And YouTube Guitar Sensation JARED DINES: 'Inside The Hollow' Music Video

SION, the new project featuring former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones and modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines, has released the official music video for the song "Inside The Hollow". The track is the fourth single from SION's self-titled debut album, which came out at the end of November. The 12-song effort was "almost two ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Announce 'Eyes Of Oblivion' Album, Drop 'Reap A Hurricane' Music Video

Swedish high-energy rock and rollers THE HELLACOPTERS will release a new studio album, "Eyes Of Oblivion", on April 1, 2022 via Nuclear Blast. It will mark their first full-length collection of new material since 2008's "Head Off". THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist/vocalist Nicke Andersson states: "The album has 10 songs, and although it's obviously not easy to ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Calls Vaccine Mandates 'Absolutely Insane'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has once again railed against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, saying it is "absolutely insane" that the government is requiring vaccines as a way to contain the virus outbreak, which has killed nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. The 46-year-old vocalist/bassist, who previously publicly ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SHINEDOWN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the lineup for the 2022 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival. Returning to its new home at the iconic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida over the weekend of May 19-22, 2022, the event includes previously announced headliners GUNS N' ROSES, FOO FIGHTERS, KISS and KORN. The music ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Signs To UTA In All Areas

Leading global entertainment, talent and sports company UTA has announced the signing of POISON frontman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels. UTA will represent the artist worldwide in all areas. David Zedeck, partner and global head of music at UTA, said: "Bret Michaels is a true multi-hyphenate. From music and branding, to sports and reality TV, ...

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VOLBEAT Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Temple Of Ekur'

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have released a lyric video for the song "Temple Of Ekur". The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Servant Of The Mind", which is being made available today (Friday, December 3) via Republic Records. For "Servant Of The Mind", the band, which consists of Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), ...

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SKILLET Frontman Says RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Has Become 'Government Rock'

John Cooper, the frontman for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has pushed back against the criticism he has received for his comments about COVID-19 vaccine mandates. During an appearance on Apologia Radio, hosted by Luke Pierson, a pastor/elder at Apologia Church, the 46-year-old vocalist/bassist, who previously publicly revealed that he was unvaccinated, addressed the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sells Catalog To BMG

Global music company BMG has announced that it has acquired the entire recorded catalog of MÖTLEY CRÜE. Sources tell Variety the deal is valued at approximately $150 million, although other sources cited a significantly lower number. The deal is BMG's largest single catalog acquisition since the company was founded in 2008. ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release New Single 'Hammer Of Dawn' On Wednesday

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release the official music video for their new single, "Hammer Of Dawn", on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST. A short teaser clip is available below. "Hammer Of Dawn" is taken from HAMMERFALL's upcoming album, due in early 2022 via Napalm Records. The music for the ...

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HAMMERFALL Completes Work On New Studio Album

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL has confirmed that the band has completed work on a new studio album, to be released in 2022. The music for the disc was once again recorded with Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios, while the vocals were laid down with Jacob Hansen at Hansen ...

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SION Feat. Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES And YouTube Guitar Sensation JARED DINES: 'Drown' Music Video

SION, the new project featuring former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones and modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines, has just released its self-titled debut album. The 12-song effort was "almost two years in the making" and "was funded independently out of Jared and Howard's own pockets," according to a statement released by the group. The ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD's WES SCANTLIN Walks Offstage Midconcert After Complaining About 'Blinding' Lights: 'F**k You, Motherf**ker'

PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin reportedly walked offstage midconcert last night (Saturday, November 20) at the EPIC Event Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin after complaining about the venue's lights. The episode, which happened early in the band's set, was captured in a video that was uploaded to Facebook by a fan who who attended ...

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Former TURBONEGRO Singer HANK VON HELL Dead At 49

Former TURBONEGRO singer Hank Von Hell has died. The Norwegian musician, who for 17 years fronted TURBONEGRO, the self-styled "biggest underground rock 'n' roll band in the world", passed away earlier today (Friday, November 19) at the age of 49. Hank Von Hell's death was confirmed in a statement on his social media. "We are ...

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