23/04/2014 - PETER FRAMPTON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

On June 24, Peter Frampton will issue his 15th studio album, ‘Hummingbird In A Box.’

This time around, the veteran rock guitarist has taken inspiration from an unlikely source — ballet dancing. Earlier this month, the Cincinnati Ballet’s spring production featured his music, with Frampton and band performing live.

 

 


23/04/2014 - TARJA'S LIVE PROJECT WITH MIKE TERRANA

TARJA TURUNEN & MIKE TERRANA will release the classic/rock cross-over live project“Beauty & The Beat on May 30th on earMUSIC including interpretations of classic music pieces ranging from BACH to MOZART to ROSSINI as well as rock classics from QUEEN, LED ZEPPELIN and TARJA. 

 


22/04/2014 - GREGG ALLMAN BREAKS WRIST - CONCERTS CANCELLED

For the second time in a month, Gregg Allman has been forced off the road due to health issues. It was announced today (April 21) that he has pulled out of the last two concerts on his solo tour of Australia.

According to Jambase, Allman sustained a broken wrist shortly before beginning his tour and, while trying to perform through the pain, the condition got worse. As a result, he was unable to appear at his show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre today and will not play at the Forum in Melbourne on Wednesday. Allman is returning to the U.S. for treatment.

 

 




21/04/2014 - DUFF TO CONTINUE WITH GUNS N' ROSES

Guns N’ Roses fans in North America will get a taste of what their counterparts in the Southern Hemisphere recently experienced. Today (April 21), it was announced that original bassist Duff McKagan will join the group for their upcoming appearance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

 

 




20/04/2014 - QUEENSRYCHES REACHES AN AGREEMENT WITH GEOFF TATE

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton has confirmed that singer Geoff Tate — who was fired from the Seattle progressive rock band in 2012 after fronting it for three decades — and his former bandmates have reached a settlement in their legal battle over the rights to the group's name.

Speaking to the Allentown Music ExaminerWilton was asked when fans can expect a resolution of the legal case involving the two versions of QUEENSRŸCHE. "That's coming up," Wilton said. "What I can say is that both sides have reached an amicable settlement and it's now just a matter of time. There will be an official press release, but for now, you'll have to wait."


20/04/2014 - DEF LEPPARD: "EUPHORIA" DELUXE EDITION
Joe Elliott has stated that the band is working towards a deluxe edition for their 1999 "Euphoria" album. They acquired the rights for that album in June and now are gathering up the bonus material. 

20/04/2014 - 100.000 EXPECTED FOR CONTROVERSIAL PURPLE CONCERT

According to Famagusta-gazette.com, final preparations are being made for a controversial concert by rock band Deep Purple which is slated to take place next weekend at the Near East University in Turkish occupied northern Cyprus. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the concert and an open field venue is nearly completed, according to Turkish Cypriot radio. 

 


19/04/2014 - BILL WARD ON OZZY: I LOST A FRIEND!

Metal Chris of DCHeavyMetal.com recently conducted an interview with legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

DCHeavyMetal.com: In November, you did an interview with Rock Cellar Magazine and in that interview you said that you hadn't listened to any of the new BLACK SABBATH album, "13", except for maybe about 40 seconds of [the promotional track] "God Is Dead?" Have you listened to that album since then?

Ward: No and I probably won't.

DCHeavyMetal.com: You don't think you ever will?

Ward: I, I… Maybe if I reach a point of serenity where I'm able to give it a listen but no there's nothing of value in there for me to listen to. I love the guys. I really hope that they receive blessings and wonderful things in their life. [I'm] communicating with Terry ["Geezer" ButlerBLACK SABBATH bass player], I'm communicating with Tony, privately. We always send our very, very best wishes to each other and our love to each other. But no, I'm not interested in the album. It was something that I wanted to play on. I was completely able to play on it. There's no question in my heart at all. So, you know, it's still something that I don't care, I don't care to listen to it. Even if it was the most brilliant album in the world, I don't care to listen to it.

DCHeavyMetal.com: That leads me to the question, do you ever see yourself as a part of BLACK SABBATH again?

Ward: Well, a lot of things have happened to me. Starting in September, 2013, I had a horrible illness, which I'm still recovering from, and it created some other things that I am still recovering from. That's one of the reasons why I didn't come to [my previously scheduled appearance in] Annapolis [for an art exhibition], you know. So aside from me now having to do a lot of work to gain my health and my strength back, you know, and I'd be the first to admit it if I can't cut it physically as a drummer, then my answer would be no. I would not be prepared to play with SABBATH, you know. I would never, ever, ever allude to being able to play with SABBATH if my health wasn't absolutely smack on. And my health right now is not bad, but it's not good enough to certainly play in any band, never mind BLACK SABBATH. I have to get a lot stronger than where I am. I lost a lot of weight. I've got to gain all my muscle back. I lost all my muscle. And I'm doing some stick practice, but if I was in a good position where I felt strong enough, I can overcome the hits that I took, the verbal hits, I can overcome all that stuff. I can overcome, you know, just the shutdown and the way that I felt and everything else. I can overcome all of those things. All of the things that were like at the time just like, "What the hell?" I can certainly recover from all that stuff, actually. I can do it pretty good. You know, in fact, I've recovered from most of it as I'm speaking to you this morning. I'll always have an open mind to playing with BLACK SABBATH. I love the band. I miss them terribly. And so my answer would be leaning towards if something could be worked out. Something that I could live with and I'm talking politically now, contractually. And not the kind of things that I've done in the past. I'm talking about the very core of what I talked about in my big statement of February 2012. If we can come to some terms, and we're all OK with each other, and the most important thing for me is being able to know that I can play drums the way that I want to be. Otherwise I wouldn't even enter into any kind of conversation with them if I knew that I wasn't back on the mark. Then I would be moving forward. I think that a lot of fans have suffered horribly through these undertakings of the last couple of years, and I fully, fully blame the inconsiderateness of just a few people who created, and I won't talk about who, but a few people who created such a huge wasteland of real, real pain when everyone was just so excited to see the original band with an original record. And I'd already stated my boundaries quite early in all this. It didn't come overnight. It wasn't a shock. You know, it wasn't something that suddenly happened. We'd been negotiating for over 15 months. Things like that, so… But I have to be careful in overstating, because there's still a political agenda attached to this. So I've definitely got an open mind. I miss playing with TerryGeezer, just horribly. I absolutely miss him to death. And I miss playing with Tony just… every day. I mean every single day I — it just blows me away, man. And obviously I miss Oz [Ozzy OsbourneBLACK SABBATH vocalist]. I've had to… With Ozzy, I… I've lost a friend, as far as I'm concerned. A man that I dearly loved, and I still dearly love, but I've had to really now readjust just how much I'm going to trust and love him. He fired back on some pretty mean stuff in the press, so... And I've gone OK. Like with any of us, when we get hurt, we're going to pull back our love and our considerations for another human being when they kick out at you and you know. So that's been a big loss.


19/04/2014 - UNEARTHED ACE FREHLEY MATERIAL BEFORE KISS

The Village Voice are streaming three demo tracks recorded by ACE FREHLEY and his pre-KISS band MOLIMO. The tracks are from a 3-song demo acetate up for auction at eBay.  Here's the link for the streaming: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2014/04/ace_frehleys_long_lost_demo.php?page=2  

 


18/04/2014 - UNISONIC TO RELEASE NEW EP

UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIAGOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69), will release a new EP, "For The Kingdom", on May 23 via earMUSIC/Edel. Produced by Ward, the EP contains the fast album track "For The Kingdom", the exclusive song "You Come Undone" (only available on this release) plus four previously unreleased live cuts: "Unisonic""Never Too Late""Star Rider" and "Souls Alive", all recorded at the 2012 edition of the Masters Of Rock festival in Czech Republic. The EP cover artwork was created by graphic artist Martin Hausler, who previously worked with UNISONIC on the band's debut album cover design.

"For The Kingdom" will be available on CD, strictly limited 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download.

 


18/04/2014 - NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM GUS G

Century Media has published a new music video off Gus G's first solo album, "I Am The Fire" for the song "Eyes Wide Open" featuring Mats Leven on lead vocals. You can watch it here...

 


18/04/2014 - ANOTHER CLASSIC ALREADY MUSIC VIDEO FOR PLANET OF ZEUS
As Planet Of Zeus has spoiled us so far they shared yesterday their new music video for the self-titled song of their new album "Vigilante". The band will go on a Greek tour just after Easter, so don't miss them!!!
 
 

17/04/2014 - IT'S OFFICIAL: MALCOLM YOUNG TAKING A BREAK FROM AC/DC

Legendary Anglo-Australian hard rockers AC/DC have released the following statement:

"After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

"In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music."


16/04/2014 - MICK JONES WORKS AGAIN WITH LOU GRAMM!

According to The Pulse Of RadioMick Jones revealed that the first new songs by him and co-founding FOREIGNER frontman Lou Gramm in 20 years might hit the public next year. The pair's June 2013 performance of "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Juke Box Hero" at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City marked the first time the pair has performed together in a decade after Gramm left FOREIGNER for a second time.

 



16/04/2014 - NEW OUTLOUD ALBUM PRESENTED
World Premiere Baby!!!
This Thursday Outloud makes the unveiling of their new album Let's Get Serious in Rockmachine.gr.

Panos Petropoulos in his heavy metal radio show ''Metal... alchemies'' presents two new songs from the upcoming Outloud album first ever worldwide and only in www.rockmachine.gr exactly at 22:00 this Thursday 17/04.

So, Be There and Let's Get Serious!!!
 
 

15/04/2014 - AC/DC COMES TO AN END...?

A friend of AC/DC's Malcolm Young says the guitarist will not be able to perform with the band again due to an unspecified serious illness. Speaking to ABC Radio (as quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald), CHOIRBOYS singer Mark Gable, who has been friends with AC/DC "for years," said: "That is true, Malcolm is sick… From what I understand, and it's even been confirmed in part by his son Ross [Young]… It would appear Malcolm is unable to perform anymore. It's not just that he is unwell, it's that it is quite serious. It will constitute that he definitely won't be able to perform live. He will probably not be able to record."

 


14/04/2014 - SAXON & INNER WISH LIVE IN GREECE

Saxon just announced their European Tour for the autumn of 2014 that includes two stops in Greece (Athens - Thessaloniki) on the 25th and 26th of October.

 


13/04/2014 - IN FLAMES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have set "Siren Charms" as the title of their eleventh album, due in September via Epic. The CD was recorded at Hansa Studios (DAVID BOWIEDEPECHE MODEU2) in Berlin, Germany.

 

 


12/04/2014 - JESSE WINCHETSER R.I.P.

Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, whose songs were recorded by Elvis Costello, Little Feat and James Taylor, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer of the esophagus. He was 69.

 

 

 


12/04/2014 - VIVIAN CAMPBELL RECOVERING...

Joe Elliott: "Vivian's doing OK. Obviously everybody knows he had cancer. It's kind of in remission. It's a working project so - but he's in good health. But he's also just had back surgery poor guy. But he's recovering from that very well. And he's gonna be fine for June. He's gonna be great."

 


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