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  • Watch: Judas Priest debuts official video for new single 'Spectre'

    Watch: Judas Priest debuts official video for new single 'Spectre'

    Judas Priest continues to build anticipation ahead of their 2018 North American tour launch. The British heavy metal pioneers have released an official video for their brand new single “Spectre." The Grammy winners unveiled the new single and video on March 9 via their official YouTube channel in...
  • Interview: Life is good with Minoru Niihara of Loudness

    Interview: Life is good with Minoru Niihara of Loudness

    A great many things have changed - not only heavy metal but the music world in general - since 1981. But one of the factors in metal that has blessedly remained a constant for almost four decades now is the legendary Japanese metal band, Loudness. The very first Japanese metal group signed to a...
  • Interview: Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill on new album and illness of bandmate Glenn Tipton (part one)

    Interview: Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill on new album and illness of bandmate Glenn Tipton (part one)

    This past Friday, the lyric video for “Never The Heroes,” the brand new track from Judas Priest's 18th studio album Firepower was released. On March 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sony Square NYC, fans will have the rare opportunity to talk with band members and Priest will be signing copies of their new...
  • 7 best Kiss cover songs

    7 best Kiss cover songs

    Talk to most hard-rocker, and more than a few pop, alternative, and country stars, and you'll find a former child who will cop to standing in front of a mirror doing Ace Frehley poses to Kiss' Alive album. The band's cartoonish makeup and hook-driven guitar rock tunes made them many youngsters...
  • Watch: Judas Priest debut lyric video for new single 'Never the Heroes'

    Watch: Judas Priest debut lyric video for new single 'Never the Heroes'

    Judas Priest fans frothing at the mouth to catch the band on their upcoming 2018 spring tour of North America can whet their appetite with a new single and lyric video “Never the Heroes.” The song is the latest single from their highly anticipated studio album Firepower, which drops March 9 via Epic...
  • Babymetal announce 2018 US and European tour dates

    Babymetal announce 2018 US and European tour dates

    International superstars Babymetal are heading back on the road this year for a brief tour that will see them travel across the U.S. and overseas. They'll play a total of eight shows in the U.S., which kicks off May 8 in Kansas City, Mo. They'll wrap up the trek with a performance at Rock on the...
  • 7 best Metallica cover songs

    7 best Metallica cover songs

    When you're the best selling metal band of all time, with over 60 million albums sold, multiple Grammy Awards, and sold out stadium shows the world over, you're bound to inspire some cover love from fellow artists. But Metallica, more than most metal bands, seems to find bands willing to interpret...
  • 7 best Black Sabbath cover songs

    7 best Black Sabbath cover songs

    Not many bands are almost universally recognized for inventing an entire genre of music, but Black Sabbath is undeniably the founding fathers of heavy metal. Their use of down-tuned guitars, minor chords, and often occult-tinged lyrics have influenced virtually every metal act since. But it's not...
  • ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 27: The inaugural Ultimate “NAMM” Night brings some of rock music's biggest names to The 2018 NAMM Show for an extraor

    The first-ever NAMM Jam brings out metal’s heavy hitters

    Rock and roll was alive and well at The 2018 NAMM Show, as some of the biggest names in metal came out for the ultimate jam session. On any given night walking down the Sunset Strip in Hollywood you’re likely to stumble across some pretty phenomenal musical surprises. However, it’s Tuesdays at the...
  • Watch: Zakk Wylde performing 'The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away' on UK's Planet Rock

    Watch: Zakk Wylde performing 'The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away' on UK's Planet Rock

    Black Label Society fans can check out streaming video footage of frontman Zakk Wylde performing an acoustic session on U.K. radio station Planet Rock. The promo appearance was in support of BLS's brand new studio album Grimmest Hits, which dropped Jan. 19 via Entertainment One. Bravewords reports...
  • Slayer announces dates for final US tour

    Slayer announces dates for final US tour

    Slayer announced dates this morning for the band's final U.S. tour. The metal masters responsible for 1986's groundbreaking Reign in Blood, 1988's South of Heaven, and 1990's Seasons in the Abyss will be joined on the road by fellow titans Anthrax, Testament, Lamb of God, and Behemoth. Slayer's last...
  • L.A. Guns to release 'Made in Milan' live CD/DVD

    L.A. Guns to release 'Made in Milan' live CD/DVD

    Back together and sleazier than ever - after 14 years apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns reformed and have been pedal to the metal ever since.  "I never thought I’d ever work with him, I didn’t even think I was going to see him again to be honest, after 10, 12 years I hadn’t even run...
  • Interview: Tom Keifer finding the silver lining in life

    Interview: Tom Keifer finding the silver lining in life

    Metal crooner Tom Keifer has been around the block, so to speak. Since his days of leading the charge for Cinderella to becoming an accomplished solo artist to being faced with a condition that could have prevented him from ever singing again - Keifer has been banged around a bit by life, but as he...
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    Interview: Steve 'Lips' Kudlow discusses new Anvil album

    It’s hard enough to make it in the music business, and even harder when you refuse to buckle to trends or compromise your artistic vision in to placate penny-pinching record execs or appease fickle audiences.  And fewer rock documentaries have captured the frustration—and triumph—of working...
  • Interview: Dave Ellefson of Megadeth and the importance of saying 'yes'

    Interview: David Ellefson of Megadeth and the importance of saying 'yes'

    Although being a member of one of the biggest thrash metal bands of all time could be described as far more than a full-time job, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson actually holds down several "full-time jobs." From his own Ellefson Coffee Co. to EMP Label Group, to managing artists like the all-female...
  • Interview: Mike Martin reflects on 20 years of All That Remains and staying successful in this age of music

    Interview: Mike Martin reflects on 20 years of All That Remains and staying successful in this age of music

    Heavy metal rockers All That Remains are coming up on their 20th anniversary this year and even the band can’t believe they’ve made it this far. With an ever-changing musical climate that grows more fickle by the minute, the band stays strong by sticking to their guns and not changing for anyone...
  • 2018 Rocklahoma lineup announced

    2018 Rocklahoma lineup announced

    The organizers of the Rocklahoma hard rock music festival have announced the lineup for this year's festival and it’s a stacked bill, to say the least. This year’s Rocklahoma fest will take place on May 25, 26 and 27 at Pryor, Okla. The event will feature most 65 different acts representing a range...
  • Interview: Wholesome singer Pat Boone remembers his heavy metal days

    Interview: Wholesome singer Pat Boone remembers his heavy metal days

    There has probably never been a more quintessential American pop singer than Pat Boone. In a career stretching beyond 60 years, Boone has sold more than 45 million records and amassed some 40-odd hit singles. And he’s done is all with a wholesome image that’s always been reflected in his all-white...
  • Watch: Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde carve up 'The Night Before Christmas'

    Watch: Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde carve up 'The Night Before Christmas'

    Black Label Society fans can check out a holiday season offering from founder Zakk Wylde. The heavy metal rocker has put together a video of himself giving a characteristically twisted dramatic reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (a.k.a “'The Night Before Christmas.”) The Ozzy Osbourne star...
  • Judas Priest shares rejection letter from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Judas Priest shares rejection letter from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Earlier this week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the class of 2018 and many fan favorites didn't make the cut, including heavy metal legends Judas Priest. Fans were disappointed along with frontman Rob Halford. During a radio interview with Mark & Neanderpaul on 100.7 KSLX in Phoenix...
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