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  • Pete Roche

    Five reasons to see Lamb of God in concert

    Maybe you’ve seen Lamb of God at the Download, Sonisphere, or Mayhem Festival—or caught their electrifying act on the 2006 Gigantour (with Megadeth) or 2009-10 World Magnetic Tour (with Metallica). But once just ain’t enough when it comes to these Richmond hard rock heavyweights. Founded in 1994 by...
  • 5 reasons to see Apocalyptica live

    5 reasons to see Apocalyptica live

    Finnish symphonic heavy metallers Apocalyptica brought their spring tour to Royal Oak on Tuesday evening when the band took the stage at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The tour is continuing to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their debut album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos.  This version of...
  • 7 best Iron Maiden cover songs

    7 best Iron Maiden cover songs

    For more than four decades now – longer than a good number of their current fans have even been alive – Iron Maiden has been a tour de force of heavy metal. With a signature, consistent sound and sixteen studio albums (one of which a double-album, no less) under their belts, this legendary English...
  • Metallica will bring their HardWired Tour to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

    Metallica announces Las Vegas show on 2018 North American Tour

    Sin City may never be the same. Metal giants Metallica announced they’ll hit Las Vegas on the second leg of the band’s North American Tour. Announced earlier today, Metallica’s HardWired Tour will stop at the T-Mobile Arena on November 26. The trek kicks off Sept. 2 in Wisconsin before crisscrossing...
  • Interview: Dean Ween talks new studio, album and tour

    Interview: Dean Ween talks new studio, album and tour

    Mickey Melchiondo’s creative faucet never seems to run dry. As one half of Ween, Melchiondo—aka “Dean Ween”—turned his bedroom four-track recordings into zany, scatological mini-masterpieces whose mischievous measures evinced his love of rock, funk, R&B and heavy metal. Joined by childhood pal...
  • Interview: Devin Williams is finding his voice with new album ‘We Are Forever Yours”

    Interview: Devin Williams is finding his voice with new album ‘We Are Forever Yours”

    Singer-songwriter Devin Williams was born into music, being raised by two musician parents, first in California, then later in Kentucky. Growing up around so much music made an impact on his life and influenced the trajectory of his current singing career. Devin has launched six singles into the...
  • Metallica's Kirk Hammett has tons of ideas for next Metallica album

    Metallica's Kirk Hammett has tons of ideas for next Metallica album

    Metallica released their most recent album  Hardwired...To Self Destruct in 2016 and it doesn't seem like they are close to slowing down. That was made even more evident when Kirk Hammett said in a recent GQ interview that he has "about 500 ideas" for the next Metallica album. That is a big deal...
  • Pete Roche

    Megadeth devastates Cleveland with Dystopia, Rust in Peace classics

    Thrash icons Megadeth stormed Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland last night (July 3) in support of its latest studio album, Dystopia. Still fronted by singer / guitarist Dave Mustaine, (who formed the group after leaving Metallica in 1983), the quartet rocked and raged through sixteen slabs of...
  • New Metallica Funko Pop! vinyl figures coming soon

    New Metallica Funko Pop! vinyl figures coming soon

    Metalheads and collectors rejoice: you can now host heavy metal masters Metallica in your own home! Thanks to the wonderful worlds of technology and fandom, renown vinyl figurine creators Funko have created 3 ¾ inch figurines of the band for their Pop! Rocks series. Metallica is joining several...
  • Diamond Head's 2016 self-titled release.

    Interview: Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler ready for US tour

    The mighty Diamond Head celebrated its 40th anniversary by cutting its first studio album in nine years, enlisting its newest member, and announcing major tour plans for both U.K. and United States. Formed in 1976 in England by Deep Purple / Black Sabbath devotees Brian Tatler, Duncan Scott, and...
  • Local H takes subtle jab at Trump during Maxwell's Tavern show

    Local H takes subtle jab at Trump during Maxwell's Tavern show

    Local H singer Scott Lucas on April 29 told a New Jersey crowd that he felt a bit like the band from Titanic, rocking on as the ship around him sinks.  After following up with a remark about Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, it was clear Lucas' "ship" comment was about America, a commentary...
  • Local H added to Metallica tour

    Local H added to Metallica tour

    Earlier this month, Metallica revealed that a handful of dates on their upcoming summer tour were short one band, so the iconic outfit decided to run a contest to decide who would join them on those select dates. Eight bands from across the country were in the running to get the opening slot. Voting...
  • Metallica Dallas concert releases more tickets for AT&T Stadium concert

    Metallica Dallas concert releases more tickets for AT&T Stadium concert

    Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold are coming to the DFW area for a huge concert inside AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, and Live Nation reported on Thursday that the venue just released more tickets for the big concert. The concert takes place on June 16 and the new seats are...
  • Apocalyptica announce 'Plays Metallica by Four Cellos’ North American fall tour

    Apocalyptica announce 'Plays Metallica by Four Cellos’ North American fall tour

    This fall, Finnish neoclassical metal band Apocalyptica will bring their special brand of refined hard rock stomp to North America. Beginning in September, the group will tour North America to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. The nine-track LP is...
  • Volbeat announce additional 2017 dates

    Volbeat announce additional 2017 dates

    Volbeat will rock audiences of many shapes and sizes this spring and summer as they play stadiums, arenas, clubs, theaters and festivals across North America and Europe. The Danish heavy metal band will begin their US trek on Metallica's WorldWired 2017 Tour of arenas and stadiums, which also...
  • Metallica's 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' continues to hold strong at No. 2 following ticket packages

    Metallica's 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' continues to hold strong at No. 2 following ticket packages

    Metallica released their first record in eight years in November and the set debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart on the Nov. 29, 2016 refresh. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct has shot back into the top 5 over the last two weeks thanks to a tour ticket bundle for a stadium tour that...
  • Metallica announces massive 2017-2018 tour of Europe

    Metallica announces massive 2017-2018 tour of Europe

    Metallica has extended their WorldWired Tour with a huge run through Europe.  The eight-time Grammy winners have split the overseas romp into two sections with the 2017 leg scheduled from early September into November and the 2018 leg slated from early February to mid-May. The Rock and Roll Hall of...
  • Damage Inc. will tribute Metallica on next episode of ‘World’s Greatest Tribute Bands’ on AXS TV

    Damage Inc. will tribute Metallica on next episode of ‘World’s Greatest Tribute Bands’ on AXS TV

    Damage Inc. is about to do some damage to Metallica’s songbook—but we mean that in a really good way. The world’s premier Metallica tribute band is set to rock the house on the upcoming episode of AXS TV’s "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands." The live one-hour concert will be broadcast from the...
  • How the band Metallica got its name

    How the band Metallica got its name

    You can’t talk about rock royalty without mentioning Metallica. The name echoes success and longevity the likes few rock bands have ever seen. Formed in 1981, the L.A.-based band’s track record for the past 36 years has been staggering, to put it mildly. Six number one albums, numerous hits and a...
  • Metallica announce clothing line with Urban Outfitters.

    Metallica teams up with Urban Outfitters for new clothing line

    Metallica seems to be doing it all these days. The legends of metal's latest venture has the band teaming up with hip clothing chain Urban Outfitters. As Blabbermouth reported, the store will be offering an 8-piece Metallica collection that will include five short-sleeve t-shirts, a long sleeve, a...
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