News Archive

Motorhead, Europe, King Diamond Members Announce Supergroup

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Mikkey Dee from Motorhead, John Norum and Mic Michael from Europe, Hal Patino from King Diamond and Age Sten Nilsen from Wig Wam have announced the formation of a supergroup called Nordic Beast.

As Blabbermouth notes, the band will play their first concert on January 31st, 2014 at Rockerfeller...

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‘Buckle Up for Chi’ Campaign Starts in Honor of Deftones Bassist

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Driving safety campaign has been started in memory of late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng. Cheng died earlier this year aged 42, four years after a car accident left him in a partially conscious state.

The campaign, titled “Buckle Up for Chi,” plans to raise awareness concerning seatbelt...

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Sevendust Launch Acoustic Album Fundraiser

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Sevendust has been using the Pledge Music platform to raise money to record a new acoustic album. And, in the 3 days that the pledge page has been online, the band has received 1404 pledges, total to 97% of their funding goal. The band has issued the following statement about the album on their PledgeMusic...

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Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014 Announcement Due Next Week

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The first line-up announcement for next year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals will be made next week.

Organisers yesterday confirmed that the first announcement will be made on Tuesday, December 3 alongside the launch of a deposit scheme for 2014 festival tickets. Fans will be able to secure...

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Soundgarden Planning Rare Tracks Album

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil shared details on the band’s highly-anticipated B-sides release, calling it an able to stand out on its own.

Featuring non-album tracks previously available only as singles, soundtracks and similar releases, the album is expected to drop sometime during...

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Mike And The Mechanics Mark Living Years 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Mike And The Mechanics will mark the 25th anniversary of signature track The Living Years with two releases on January 20 via Universal.

Genesis man Mike Rutherford’s collective were formed in 1985 and launched a series of top-selling singles including Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground),...

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Hawkwind to Play Animal Charity Show

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Hawkwind will perform classic album Space Ritual in full during a one-off show to raise funds for animal charities.

Rock 4 Rescue is set to take place at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on February 22. Hosted by TV presenter and Hawkwind fan Matthew Wright, the evening will support Wet...

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Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Bruce Springsteen has announced details of his new album, “High Hopes,” which is set to be released on January 14th 2014.

As HenneMusic reports, the album is a mixture of cover songs and new material that was recorded in a Sydney studio on the band’s Spring tour of Australia...

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Tony Iommi Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Coventry University

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was given a Doctorate of Arts by the university on November 19th “in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music.”

As the BBC notes, the University recognized “his role as one of the founding fathers of heavy metal music...

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Eddie Murphy: ‘Even If I Was Dead Broke, I’d Play My Guitar’

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Comedy icon Eddie Murphy recently opened up about his music passion, branding it personally more important than acting.

Chatting with Billboard, Eddie revealed that he wouldn’t do comedy in certain life situations, but would never give up on music. “I do music all the time,”...

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Joe Bonamassa Opens New Chapter on Career as Guitarist

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Joe Bonamassa came into 2013 feeling it was time to open a new chapter in his career.

“To me, you have to do that every once in a while. You can’t just keep playing the same tunes over and over again,” the guitarist said in an interview. “I don’t want to become a tribute act to myself....

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Guitarist Richie Sambora Reveals Why He Left Bon Jovi Tour

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora’s departure from the band this spring had been shrouded in mystery, but the axe man is now saying that he had his reasons.

“Honestly, I went out for the first leg of the tour, I had no idea this was going to happen,” he said in a recent interview...

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The Damned Team Up With Theatre Of Hate

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Damned have secured Theatre Of Hate as special guests for their show in London’s Roundhouse on December 13.

It’s part of a 15-date UK tour that kicks off later this month, with support from Ruts DC.

The current Damned lineup features Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, drummer Pinch,...

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Way Thanks Fans for Cancer Support

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Former UFO bassist Pete Way has thanked fans for their support after revealing he’d been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

And he admits he was moved to tears when he discovered how much goodwill people felt towards him.

Last week 62-year-old told Classic Rock he was feeling “good,...

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Black Sabbath Celebrate ‘Shock Year’ at Classic Rock Awards

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Black Sabbath won three awards at this years Classic Rock Roll Of Honour.

They took home Album Of The Year for comeback title 13, Event Of The Year for reaching number one after 43 years, and the previously announced Living Legends award. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were present...

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