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Ronnie James Dio’s Autobiography Anticipated To Be Released In 2020

The longtime manager and widow of Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio, is working with legendary rock journalist Mick Wall on the long-awaited autobiography of Ronnie.  The book was 3/4 written before the singer’s death back in 2010, and was originally scheduled to be published several years ago via MTV Books. In an interview, Wendy Dio said “I’m working with Mick Wall, a journalist from England. And we’re working together. November and December, I’m bringing out… putting out more stuff. And it definitely will come out 2020.” Ronnie James Dio passed away of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67. A few months after his death, MTV Books announced plans to release his memoir, which at the time was going to be called “Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio”. Dio was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential vocalists in heavy metal history. The singer was recording and touring with ‘Heaven & Hell’ prior to his illness, when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in late 2009. He underwent chemotherapy and made his final public appearance in April 2010 at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles.. ...Read Full Story

Vince Neil Announces The Completion Of Two New Mötley Crüe Songs

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil has announced the completion of two songs for the film adaptation of the band’s biography. The biopic, called “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” has been picked up by Netflix. Neil took to Twitter to announce the completion of the songs, posting an image of himself and producer Bob Rock. “Me and Bob Rock finished 2 songs today! Great recording with him again,” the caption read. Mötley Crüe’s last studio album was 2008’s “Saints Of Los Angeles”, which was followed by their “Greatest Hits” compilation in 2009.  In 2015, the band completed “The Final Tour”, coming after performing a total of 164 shows in 72 markets, grossing over $100 million. A tour film about the band’s final shows, “The End”, came out in 2016.. ...Read Full Story

Tool Reveals Summer 2019 European Tour Dates

Tool have announced a 2019 European tour, kicking off in June in Germany before wrapping up in Portugal in July. The Los Angeles band have not released a studio album since 2006’s ‘10,000 Days‘ and it’s long-awaited follow-up was initially expected to be out in 2017.  Tool will also appearing at Germany’s twin Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, plus the Download Festival in both the UK and Spain. You can see their full tour dates below and get ticket information from their website at the link here.. ...Read Full Story

Mastodon To Kick Off 2019 With New Tour

Mastodon have announced dates for tour in early 2019 in the UK and Europe. The band will play 25 shows starting in Belfast on January 14 before wrapping up in Lisbon, Portugal on February 17. General ticket sales will begin Friday, October 26 at 10am. Mastodon recently cancelled a North American tour and shared news that longtime manager, Nick John, was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer before his passing on September 8. You can view the full list of tour dates here.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard, Slipknot, And Tool Confirmed To Headline Download UK 2019

Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool have been confirmed as the headline acts for the UK Download Festival 2019, taking place at Leicestershire’s Donington Park on the weekend of June 14-16, 2019.  Along with these headling acts, artists such as Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction and Underoath will all play at next year event, as well. Def Leppard will be playing their entire legendary Hysteria album, with frontman Joe Elliott saying: “We are delighted to be going back to headline the UK Download in 2019!” Tickets will go on sale today, Thursday, October 25th through November 6th. Find more information at the link: here . ...Read Full Story

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announce Summer 2019 North American Tour

Jeff Lynne’s ELO will return to North America for a 20-date arena tour that will take place next summer. The band just finished up a very successful 10-date trek in August, and now the band’s 2019 tour will kick-off June 20 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California before wrapping up in Pittsburgh on Aug. 1. Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public Oct. 29, at 10AM local time. American Express cardholders will have access to a pre-sale beginning Oct. 24 at 10AM local time until Oct. 28 at 10PM local time. You can see all the dates below and get full ticketing details at the band’s website.. ...Read Full Story

Slipknot Announce European 2019 Tour

Slipknot have announced they will be touring Europe next summer 2019. The news comes just after it was announced that the band will the Saturday night headliners of next year’s Download festival. Slipknot have also revealed that they’re hitting up many more festivals across mainland Europe including Rock Am Ring, Graspop and Resurrection Festival. In addition, last week it was announced that Slipknot will be playing the Iowa State Fair. For more details on the band’s European tour, click the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Bring Me The Horizon Release New Song “Wonderful Life” Ahead Of Album Coming In 2019

Bring Me the Horizon have released a new song, titled “Wonderful Life,” which features Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth. The track is from the band’s new album, Amo, which is due out Jan. 11, 2019. You can listen to the new single, along with an accompanying lyric video, below. In addition, the band will embark on a North American headlining tour in January as well. Check out a full list of dates and locations at the link here. Pre-orders of the album Amo are on sale now at the link: here. ...Read Full Story

Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis & More Confirmed For New Year’s Ozzfest

Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and Body Count have all been confirmed for this year’s Ozzfest, which will be a special one-night-only New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in 2019. Ozzfest 2019 will take place on Monday, December 31 at The Forum in Los Angeles, featuring headliner Ozzy Osbourne and a line-up of some of the greatest names in rock which also include Jonathan Davis (of KORN) and Black Label Society, fronted by Osbourne’s guitarist Zakk Wylde, who will headline a second stage outside. Four other yet-to-be-announced bands will also play that stage. Tickets for Ozzfest 2018 go on sale Friday, October 26 at 10:00 A.M. PT. Ticket prices range from $49.50 for general admission to $179.50 for a reserved seat. VIP packages are also available, details of which can be found at the festival’s website.. ...Read Full Story

Chris Cornell Promo Video For New Collection Released

A new unboxing video was released to preview a new collection of Chris Cornell’s music, set to be released on November 16th. The project will contain tracks from Cornell’s career, including tracks from Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave and those he performed as a solo artist. “Chris Cornell” will be available via multiple formats, including a single 17-track release and a 64-track limited-edition deluxe box set which contains the four discs from the deluxe edition, seven LPs and a DVD, and two previously-unissued videos. Additionally, the collection will be available as a double-LP, pressed on 180-gram vinyl. . ...Read Full Story