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AEROSMITH Partners With HARLEY-DAVIDSON To Release Limited-Edition Apparel

Harley-Davidson and Bravado, Universal Music Group's merchandise and brand management company, have announced the launch of a special collection in collaboration with the iconic rock band AEROSMITH. Available now, the limited-edition line of men's and women's apparel will be sold at Harley-Davidson dealerships around the world and on Harley-Davidson.com. "We're thrilled ...

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TESLA's BRIAN WHEAT: Why I Dislike Term 'Hair Metal'

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat has taken issue with the label "hair metal," saying that the the pejorative term was coined in as a way to disparage acts thought to have been all flash and no substance. Speaking to "The Cassius Morris Show", Wheat said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I find [the term 'hair metal'] condescending. ...

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Cancel Summer 2021 European Tour

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES have canceled their previously announced summer 2021 European tour due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The band, which consists of AEROSMITH's Joe Perry, actor Johnny Depp and legendary rocker Alice Cooper, was originally set to play the shows in September 2020 but pushed them back to August 2021. They have now confirmed that ...

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SKID ROW Taps Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For New Album Sessions

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has told the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast that he and his bandmates will regroup in less than two weeks in Nashville, Tennessee to begin pre-production on some of its new material. Asked if they will once again work with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's 1989 self-titled ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Completes Work On New Solo Album

Jerry Cantrell, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of ALICE IN CHAINS, has completed work on his new solo album. The upcoming effort will mark his first full-length release since "Degradation Trip", the epic solo album he made in 2002 with future METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and FAITH NO MORE drummer Mike Bordin. Cantrell announced the new ...

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CHEAP TRICK's RICK NIELSEN: 'We're Too Dumb To Quit'

Rick Nielsen spoke to Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA about CHEAP TRICK's upcoming 20th studio album, "In Another World", which is due on April 9 via BMG. Asked how long it took for him and his bandmates to complete the effort, the guitarist said: "It was supposed to have ...

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BUCKCHERRY Recorded New Album 'Breaking Down The Barricade' In Less Than 10 Days

Long-running California rockers BUCKCHERRY have set "Breaking Down The Barricade" as the title of their new album, tentatively due this summer. The follow-up to 2019's "Warpaint" was recorded last fall in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow, among many others. ...

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ANGEL Prepares To Record New Album

Legendary rock band ANGEL is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its brand new album, to be released on Cleopatra Records. This will be ANGEL's second LP for Cleopatra and the follow-up to 2019's "Risen". Founding members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino have been working with new partner and bandmember, guitarist Danny Farrow, ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of STEVEN TYLER And BILLY GIBBONS Performing FLEETWOOD MAC's 'Rattlesnake Shake'

Professionally filmed video of AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons performing a cover version of the FLEETWOOD MAC song "Rattlesnake Shake" can be seen below. The footage was filmed on February 25, 2020 — mere days before the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in the United Kingdom, as the ongoing pandemic necessitated ...

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AEROSMITH Postpones European Tour Until 2022

AEROSMITH has postponed its previously announced European tour due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The band posted on Twitter: "Due to current conditions and for the safety of our fans, the 2021 European Tour has been rescheduled to 2022. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the new dates or contact your point of purchase. ...

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AEROSMITH's JOEY KRAMER Has No Interest In Making Solo Album

On February 10, AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer spoke with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", about his upcoming Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp masterclass, his memoir "Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top", life during COVID-19, living in Texas, proud accomplishments, his coffee company and more. Asked if ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Drops Age-Restricted Music Video For 'The Rotting'

The official age-restricted music video for the song "The Rotting" from death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER can be seen by clicking on the YouTube link below. The track is taken from the band's 17th full-length album, "Nightmares Of The Decomposed", which was released last October via Metal Blade Records. Vocalist Chris Barnes commented: "Working ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Is Collaborating With Hitmaker DESMOND CHILD

Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child, who is widely recognized as one of music's most accomplished hitmakers, has revealed that he is working on new music with HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale. Earlier today (Monday, February 8), Desmond took to his social media to share a couple of photos of Lzzy sitting on top of a ...

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SKID ROW's DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Talks 'Snake Sabo Baretta' Signature Guitar From KRAMER (Video)

Kramer, the original made-to-rock-hard guitar brand, has been setting trends with a legacy of premium, performance-focused instruments since it was first launched in 1976. Made for rule-breakers that play fast and loud, Kramer has been embraced by legendary rockers and shredders like Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Richie Sambora, Elliot Easton and Mick Mars and ...

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Most Viewed BLABBERMOUTH.NET Stories Of 2020

With more than a hundred million pageviews on the books in 2020, this list could rally for miles. For brevity's sake, we've narrowed it down to the top 20 stories — ranked in terms of unique pageviews — as a snapshot of the year that was; tragic losses, tours that never materialized, and an unexpected ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Turns 75; JOE PERRY, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, Others Record Birthday Messages

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss turned 75 on Sunday, December 20. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peter's wife Gigi put together a one-hour video containing interview and performance footage spanning his entire career, as well as birthday messages from a number of other hard rock and metal luminaries, including Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Joe ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Pinball Machine Coming Soon

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, is teasing the availability of a new line of pinball machines that honor the classic rock band LED ZEPPELIN. Earlier today, Stern uploaded a short video featuring LED ZEPPELIN's iconic logo, along with the message, "Rocking soon!" Stern is a global lifestyle ...

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