Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012 Marks Fifth Year More Than 15,000 Fans

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The fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) wrapped on Saturday (August 18) with standing-room-only performances on the closed-off Sunset Strip for more than 15,000 fans by headliners Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Steve Aoki, Bad Religion and more than 70 artists throughout the day and into the night and early morning hours. The festival kicked… Read more »


The Definitive Biography of MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN out 8/28 via Cleopatra

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The nearly forty-year career of the epic heavy music band Motörhead  is chronicled in an amazing and collectable book, MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN by Alan Burridge (Cleopatra, August 28). LIVE TO WIN is the full, in-depth Motörhead story, with previously unpublished, revealing facts, rare and early photos, and is fully approved and endorsed by Lemmy… Read more »


Bass Virtuoso Brad Russell Debut CD ‘Let’s Hear It” Featuring Guitar Legend Joe Satriani Now Available

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Much to the excitement of bass players around the world, bass guitar virtuoso Brad Russell has released his debut solo album ‘Let’s Hear It!’ on Steve Vai’s Digital Nations label. Featuring guitar legend Joe Satriani, ‘Let’s Hear It!’ explores musical frontiers where no bassist has gone before! Brad is a true bass hero and his… Read more »


As I Lay Dying’s new album ‘Awakened’ available for pre-orders today, August 20

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The Grammy-nominated rock group AS I LAY DYING will release their sixth album, AWAKENED, September 25 on Metal Blade. Pre-orders are available today, August 20, via: Metal Blade. After wrapping a successful run as a main stage act on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival with Slipknot, Slayer and more, the group will headline a special album… Read more »


Riot Fest Announces After-Party Line-Ups For The Chicago Festival

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RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–has announced the line-ups and venues for the after-parties for the Chicago festival (see full line-ups below). The official on-sale begins today, August 21 with a limited number of single-day tickets available. All after-parties are open to 3-day pass holders (subject… Read more »


The Smashing Pumpkins To Perform On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Thursday, August 23

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THIS JUST IN: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform “The Celestials” from their current album OCEANIA this Thursday, August 23 on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” their first national television performance since the album’s release. The band–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO–are coming off a successful tour of… Read more »


4ARM Confirmed For Hammerfest V

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4ARM have been invited back to the UK for Hammerfest V 2013. The band will be performing on the second stage on Saturday, 16th of March to join a line-up of bands such as Napalm Death, Candlemass and Enslaved with loads more to be announced. The festival as always will run three stages and have over 50 bands performing. Drummer Michael… Read more »


Adler To Join Forces With Kiss On The Kiss Kruise

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Adler, the new band led by former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler has been added to the lineup for The Kiss Kruise.  The second KISS Kruise is setting sail October 31 – November 4, 2012 from Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas onboard the Norwegian Pearl.  No other Hallows’ Eve celebrations can compare!… Read more »


NASA’s Curiosity Wakes Up to a Dose of Anthrax

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They are one of the bands that helped define the “metal/thrash” genre (with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – The Big Four).  Their music has been played at New York’s Yankee Stadium, in Moscow, Warsaw, Australia, Japan, and at Castle Donington in the UK.  But now, thanks to NASA, Anthrax is the first metal band to… Read more »


Former Thieves Release Free Live Album Today!

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In anticipation for their upcoming performance at the Fest in Gainesville in late October, avant garde hardcore band Former Thieves have released a FREE live album today at www.nosleepstore.com. Former Thieves’ No Sleep Live Series 02: @ Aera (Vienna, Austria) July 19, 2012 is the latest release in No Sleep Records’ FREE live music series… Read more »


Electric Sister Picked To Play Motley Crue/KISS Concert on August 16

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Oakland-based Electric Sister was tapped to perform at the August 16 Bone Bash XIII with Motley Crue and KISS. Sponsored by 107.7 KSAN (The Bone) in San Francisco, the first part of the Bone Bash contest was fan-based voting, which propelled the band into the Top 5, from which Motley Crue and KISS personally picked the… Read more »


The Darkness New Album ‘Hot Cakes’ out Tuesday, August 21st and Now Streaming On Rollingstone.com

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THE DARKNESS are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated third studio album HOT CAKES, due out next Tuesday, August 21 on Wind-up Records. The British rock group will premiere the entire album exclusively today on Rolling Stone.com. Fans can pre-order HOT CAKES this week via iTunes. The group’s raucous first single “Everybody Have… Read more »