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Dream Theater To Release New Album In February 2019

Keyboardist Jordan Rudess from the band Dream Theater revealed in a new interview that the band will drop a new album in February 2019. It’s been almost three years since Dream Theater released their last album, The Astonishing. While Rudess currently preps for his solo Bach to Rock tour, which will hit Asia, Australia and Rhode Island this year, more info on Dream Theater’s 14th studio album should hopefully be released soon.. ...Read Full Story

Disturbed And Greta Van Fleet Both Debut In Top 5 On Billboard 200 Chart

Disturbed and Greta Van Fleet are proving that rock music can still top the charts. The two rock bands both debuted in the top five on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Greta Van Fleet’s debut studio album, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army,” entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3 and sold 87,000 equivalent album units, 80,000 of which were traditional album sales. Disturbed earned the No. 4 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with their latest album, “Evolution,” pushing 71,000 units, 65,000 of which were traditional album sales. Disturbed’s previous five records all entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, starting with 2002’s “Believe” leading up to 2015’s “Immortalized;’ the only other bands that have achieve those numbers are Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band. Meanwhile, Greta Van Fleet are currently touring Europe to promote “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” before returning to the U.S. in December for a number of shows. Disturbed announced they will embark on a world tour to support “Evolution” in January of 2019.. ...Read Full Story

Former Molly Hatchet Frontman Jimmy Farrar Passes Away At 68

Jimmy Farrar, who sang with Molly Hatchet from 1980-82, has died at age 68. The news was confirmed by the band’s bassist Tim Lindsey via Facebook, and a page specifically for fans of Molly Hatchet says Farrar passed away at on Monday of congestive heart failure, and kidney and liver failure. Farrar suffered three heart attacks in 2017, and had bypass surgery performed in Atlanta. Born in La Grange, Ga., Farrar met Rocky Manbrettie, a former roadie for Molly Hatchet who made sure Farrar’s demo tape got into the right hands, and Farrar was hired as the band’s lead singer, having just parted ways with former-singer Danny Joe Brown. Farrar performed with Molly Hatchet on their 1980’s platinum-selling Beatin’ the Odds, and followed up with the album Take No Prisoners a year later before splitting with the band, citing internal issues. After leaving Hatchet, Farrar sang with Predator, Section 8 and the Southern Rock All-Stars, later forming Gator Country which was comprised of former members of Molly Hatchet. . ...Read Full Story

Kiss’ 2019 ‘End of the Road’ World Tour Dates Revealed

KISS have now announced the dates for their  “End of the Road” world tour, that will kick off the first leg of the run in 2019. The tour will begin in Vancouver, British Columbia, taking place Jan. 31 at Rogers Place. The first leg of the “End of the Road” tour will take the band into mid-April. The group also announced a European trek starting in late May. KISS will be offering VIP experiences, and there will be KISS Army fan pre-sales. The KISS Meet & Green experiences will be available begin today at 10AM Local time through the band’s website. General public on sale starts this Friday, Nov. 2, at 10AM local time via Live Nation. For the full list of dates and more information on all the scheduled North American stops below, you can click the link here.. ...Read Full Story

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton Says Project With Chester Bennington Will Be Released

According to a tweet from Lamb of God’s guitarist Mark Morton, an unreleased project between himself and the late Chester Bennington will be released.  A fan asked about the progress that was made on the project before Bennington’s passing, to which Morton responded, “Chester and I made some really cool music together that we were both SUPER stoked about. And you will hear it!” News of the collaboration initially surfaced in April of 2017 when Morton shared a picture of himself with Bennington with the caption, “Sounds KILLER too!” And Bennington tweeted out lyrics to a song they were working on via his Instagram account, though that post has since been deleted.  . ...Read Full Story

Clutch Vocalist Hospitalized After Fainting, Band Cancels NY Show

Vocalist Neil Fallon from the band Clutch released a statement revealing that he suddenly fainted on Saturday, October 27th and was hospitalized after being found. He claims to have later been diagnosed with “near-syncope.” The band canceled their New York show, which was scheduled for Saturday night since Fallon was medically advised to not perform, and as of press time it was unclear whether or not the show will be rescheduled. Clutch has been touring this Fall on the “Book Of Bad Decisions Tour” with supporting acts Evendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. You can read Fallon’s full statement in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

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