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Iron Maiden To Release “The Studio Collection – Remastered” Digipak CDs

Iron Maiden have taken the sixteen albums they released between 1980 and 2015, and have remastered and re-released on vinyl and through iTunes. The metal legends announced that they will be issuing all the albums anew on Digipak CDs as “The Studio Collection – Remastered”. The new Digipak releases will be released chronologically over the next nine months in batches of four, starting on November 16th with the re-release of Iron Maiden, Killers, The Number of the Beast, and Piece of Mind.  Thereafter, Maiden will drop four-disc batches in February, April, and June of 2019. You can see the full details in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Overkill Finish Recording New Album, Anticipate February 2019 Release

Overkill just finished recording of their follow-up LP to last year’s The Grinding Wheel according to bassist D.D. Verni. Verni announced the news about the currently untitled album in an interview, saying the band expect it to be released in February 2019.  Verni also said that the band will be touring Europe beginning the first week of March, before heading back to the U.S. to tour. Meanwhile, Verni’s debut solo album, Barricade, will be released today, Oct. 12, with guest spots from Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore), Angus Clark (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Jeff Waters (Annihilator) and many more. . ...Read Full Story

Lindsey Buckingham Reveals Reason For His Split From Fleetwood Mac

Lindsey Buckingham reveals the controversy surrounding Stevie Nicks and his exit from Fleetwood Mac earlier this year, in a new interview with Rolling Stone. According to Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac’s manager Irving Azoff reportedly contacted him in late January to advise him that Nicks had given the band an ultimatum: either he leaves or she will. Buckingham recalls Azoff saying “Stevie never wants to be on a stage with you again” and then listing off a series of issues Nicks had with Buckingham during a MusiCares benefit show honoring the group a few days earlier – including a disagreement over the group’s intro music, and him allegedly smirking during her speech at the charity event. After failed attempts to address the issues with both Nicks and drummer and founder Mick Fleetwood, Buckingham exited the band.  Nicks’ first public remarks about Buckingham stated the guitarist was holding up the group’s touring plans for a full year. You can read the full interview with Buckingham in the article: here.. ...Read Full Story

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces U.S. Solo Tour

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has announced that he will be embarking on a fall tour in the U.S., in support of his latest solo album, “Sweetzerland Manifesto.”  This is Perry’s first full studio record since his 2009 album “Have Guitar, Will Travel.” “Sweetzerland Manifesto” was produced by Perry and Bruce Witkin, with additional help from longtime Aerosmith associate Jack Douglas, who co-wrote and co-produced a number of tracks. Perry collaborates with guest vocalists on the album such as Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, David Johansen and Terry Reid, and others including Johnny Depp, Zak Starkey, and his own sons Tony and Roman Perry. Perry’s 10-date fall trek will open in Sioux City, IA on November 30. You can see the entire list of dates here.. ...Read Full Story

Greta Van Fleet Announces ‘March Of The Peaceful Army’ 2019 World Tour

Greta Van Fleet has announced their “March Of The Peaceful Army” world tour and initial headline dates for 2019. This tour is in support of the band’s debut album, “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army”, which is due out October 19.  The band will visit Australia for the first time, beginning in Sydney on January 29. The band then heads to Europe in February and March for 12 dates, followed by four weeks of North American shows from early May to early June. Greta Van Fleet hit the scene in March 2017 with the release of the band’s debut single, “Highway Tune”, which held the No. 1 position on U.S. rock radio chart for five consecutive weeks and on Canada’s active rock radio chart for nine straight weeks.  See the full list of tour dates in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Megadeth Working On Next Album, Announce Launch Of KEGADETH Music And Beer Festival

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said in an interview that the band is planning its own festival event “Kegadeth” to coincide with the release of their next album. Kegadeth is touted as a “metal music and craft beer festival.” MEGADETH’s upcoming effort will mark the group’s first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the band more than two years ago. 2016’s “Dystopia” was MEGADETH’s first album with guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who was previously best known for his work with ANGRA.  in addition Mustaine mentioned the Megacruise, a Megadeth-themed and curated cruise ship that was teased last week, though more details are still forthcoming.. ...Read Full Story

2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Include Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks And More

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominations for 2019 and Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Rage Against the Machine and Radiohead are among the nominees. Def Leppard and Nicks earned their first-ever nominations, although Nicks was inducted in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac. Also appearing on the ballot for the first time are Devo, John Prine, Roxy Music and Todd Rundgren. The other nominees are Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, the MC5, the Cure, Rufus & Chaka Kahn and the Zombies. Between now and Dec. 9 at 11:59 P.M. fans can go to the R&R Hall of Fame website once per day and make your selections. The top five vote-getters will be on a “fan’s ballot” and included alongside the results from others sent to “more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry” who make up the Hall’s voting body. The 2019 class will be inducted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 29, 2019. Full information regarding tickets will be announced in January.. ...Read Full Story

Soundgarden Honors Chris Cornell At Statue Unveiling In Seattle

The late musician Chris Cornell was honored at the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture, which unveiled a life-size bronze statue of the late Soundgarden singer. The statute was commissioned by his widow, Vicky Cornell who attended with their children Lily, Toni and Christopher, as well as Cornell’s former bandmates Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd. Vicky Cornell said at the ceremony, “it’s a reflection of his light, a light that shone through his music and touched millions. A light that he used to illuminate our lives, and a light that will continue to inspire those in the future. This statue represents that light — a beautiful, powerful, incomparable presence in a hometown worthy of someone as special as Chris.”  You can view pictures of the statue in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Concert After Infection Forces Hand Surgery

Ozzy Osbourn had to undergo hand surgery as the result of an infection. Osbourn was forced to postpone his Saturday night concert on October 6th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California for the medical procedure. According to a press release, Osbourne is expected to remain at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles for a few days. A picture of Ozzy’s bandaged hand was posted on his Instagram page. The postponed show has been rescheduled for October 16th, and as of press time Osbourn is expected to return for his Tuesday concert on October 9th in Chula Vista, California.  Following this North American leg of his “No More Tours 2” trek, Osbourne will embark on a winter 2019 tour of Europe with support from fellow metal icons Judas Priest, which kicks off January 30th in Dublin, Ireland. . ...Read Full Story

Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry Releases His First New Album In Over Two Decades, Called “Traces”

Former Journey singer Steve Perry has just released his first studio album in 24 years titled Traces. Traces is the follow-up to 1994’s For the Love of Strange Medicine and is co-produced alongside Thom Flowers.  Traces features nine original new tracks in addition to a cover of The Beatles’ “I Need You”.  Perry has stated the album was inspired by the death of his girlfriend in 2013: “I met someone and I fell in love with this person, and I lost this person to breast cancer four years ago. In the midst of that, I had written some songs, and before I met her I had sketched some. And so about a year ago, I started recording.”  Mark Oliver Everett of Eels encouraged Perry’s comeback, and he returned to the stage in 2014 after being absent for nearly 20 years. In 2017, he reunited with Journey for the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame though he opted against joining his former bandmates on stage. You can currently stream Perry’s new album in full via Apple Music and Spotify.. ...Read Full Story