Screamer Magazine #144

Issue: 144

Featuring: L.A. Guns. Also Included L.A. Guns, Zebrahead & Death by Stereo's Dan Palmer, Neal Morse Band, Bravo Delta, Tommy Vext - Bad Wolves, Metal Allegiance, Neal Morse, P.O.D., Deicide and Much More.

Articles in the 2019 Issue

Interviews

  • L.A. GUNS - The Devils You Know

    In the ‘80's, L.A. Guns cemented themselves as soldiers of the Sunset Strip, playing the legendary clubs and helping create the scene, myths, legends and historical aura that live on through DVD’s, documentaries and biographies.  And they can still say they got played on MTV, when it was cool. With their 2017 reunion release The Missing Peace, departed guitarist Tracii

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  • Zebrahead & Death by Stereo's Dan Palmer: Self-Proclaimed Brain Invader

    Zebrahead was formed in 1996 in Orange County, California, a place that is famous for spawning many bands that were a part of the post-punk/ska explosion of the 1990’s, although Zebrahead found themselves leaning more toward hip-hop than the local trend of ska-punk upon their formation. Their first EP Yellow  was released in May 1998 on indie label Dr. Dream

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  • NAMM 2019 - Interview With Brandon Davis of Bravo Delta

    Bravo Delta, a four piece outfit from Las Vegas released their first full length album on February 1st.  Released without label backing, Unbreakable is a 13 track offering of melodic, driving, guitar fueled, edgy hard rock.  Brandon Davis, the band's lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, sat down for a few minutes at the recent NAMM show to share a bit about

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  • NAMM Show 2019 - Tommy Vext Interview and Bad Wolves Acoustic Set at Harman Pro Booth

    Those who still think rock is dead haven’t yet heard Los Angeles based heavy metal band Bad Wolves. Unarguably 2018 was a monumental year for rock and metal both in concert sales and in music downloads surpassing every other genre. Bad Wolves emerged from out of nowhere with their first album titled Disobey which includes a cover of the Cranberries

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  • NEAL MORSE BAND - The Great Adventure Begins!

    Let the great adventure now begin... the last lyrical line from The Neal Morse Band's landmark epic, The Similitude Of A Dream album, prophesied its successor.  January 25th will see the release of the follow-up album, The Great Adventure and a subsequent world tour, which will begin on February 2nd, in Nashville, TN.  The Neal Morse Band consists of: Neal Morse, primary lead vocals, keyboards, guitars; Mike

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  • P.O.D. - Coming Full Circle

    P.O.D has spent three decades writing uncompromising music without limitations of genre or style incorporating rap, reggae, rock, metal and whatever else they want into the fold.  They started independent and modest, eventually touring the world, playing any and all size stages from clubs, to arenas to stadiums.  Never forgetting their working class roots while keeping accessibility open, sharing time

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  • DEICIDE's Glen Benton: Darker and More Brutal Than Ever

    Death Metal icons Deicide, who released such infamous albums as Legion, Once Upon the Cross, Serpents of the Light, and their self-titled debut, were formed by drummer Steve Asheim in 1987. They were one of the bands, along with greats like Morbid Angel and Obituary that put Tampa, Florida on the map as a place for more than humid weather, but also

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Reviews

  • L.A. GUNS Bring The Strip to Cincinnati

    On Friday April 5, Riverfront Live hosted a jammed evening with two bands from California’s warm, Western shores.  The Darbies and L.A. Guns brought the goods, with the young blood starting the evening in up and coming fashion. The youth gone wild from L.A. started the show with four guys keeping the music of the ‘70s alive with headliner-in-the-making showmanship

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  • L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know

    L.A. Guns carry the distinction of being a survivor of the Sunset Strip era, coming to prominence during the MTV generation.  Over the years and decades they’ve released new material with various lineups, touring consistently.  Though many of their counterparts faded away, they rejuvenated their sound with returning guitarist Tracii Guns on 2017’s The Missing Peace, experimenting with heavier and

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  • NEAL MORSE BAND - LIVE! The Great Adventour in Whittier

    The Neal Morse Band, nearing the end of the U.S. leg of their Great Adventour world tour, took the exit off the road called home in Whittier on Friday, March 8th.  The Whittier Center Theater in conjunction with Cal Prog has hosted numerous Neal Morse projects under various names for years.  On this evening, Morse and company recreated their latest

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  • SILVERTUNG - But At What Cost??! - Album Review

    Maryland’s own Silvertung recently released But At What Cost??! via Thermal Entertainment. While they may not yet be a household name, this is actually the fifth release the band has put out, starting with Devil’s in the Details in 2013, followed by Never Too Late and Out of the Box. 2017 brought Lighten Up, an acoustic album featuring new versions

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  • Long Live Queen by Greg Prato - Book Review

    Queen has never really gone out of style, but they have certainly seen a massive resurgence, and probably an influx of new fans due to the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody. So what a great time for a new book about the band, Long Live Queen: Rock Royalty Discuss Freddie, Brian, John and Roger by Greg Prato.  Now, this

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  • The 100 Greatest Rock Bassists by Greg Prato - Book Review

    Top 10 or Top 100 or Top Anything lists will always be subject to a multitude of opinions- “No, this dude should have been higher up on the list!” “You forgot about this fella/gal!” Unless the criteria is something specific, such as number of albums sold or top grossing concert tours, a list is essentially just someone’s opinion. We have

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  • THEM GUNS - From The Shadows

    Them Guns, a quartet formed in Santa Cruz, CA in 2013 have released their latest offering, From The Shadows.  Them Guns consists of founders Navarone Garibaldi on vocals and guitar and Kyle Hamood on keyboards along with Chris Hudson on drums and Chuck Holiday on bass and vocals.  The four of them have been busy playing shows on the West Coast

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  • METAL ALLEGIANCE Goes Black At H.O.B.

    Metal Allegiance, a band that could be called a "super-duper group," played their annual NAMM show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on January 24th.  M.A. is the brainchild of Mark Menghi, a music industry executive and bassist.  Menghi is one of the "core 4", along with Alex Skolnick of Testament, David Ellefson of Megadeth and Mike Portnoy of Sons of

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  • Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More - Book Review

    Type in a search for “Faith No More books” on your favorite search engine or online store. There will be a surprisingly short list- one came out in 1994 and therefore leaves much of the story still to be discovered, one (The Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Companion) which was also reviewed here in Screamer covers more of the

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  • CLUTCH - Book of Bad Decisions

    For over 25 years now, the fellas from Maryland that came together to form Clutch have been producing their own unique brand of rock. At times bluesy, psychedelic and even punk; and at times irreverent and always witty and intelligent. Clutch recently released their 12th album, Book of Bad Decisions via their own label, Weathermaker Music and are currently on

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Press Releases

  • Death Angel Delve Into Artwork and Wolf Trilogy In New Trailer for Humanicide

    Bay Area legends of thrash DEATH ANGEL will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, Humanicide, on May 31st from Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the record’s 3rd trailer, in which they discuss the artwork and wolf trilogy portrayed on the cover.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k72JuA8zVYM&feature=youtu.be ICYMI: Trailer #1 - Writing Humanicide: https://youtu.be/Xmj54V4T2jQ Trailer #2 - Working with producer Jason Suecof:

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  • Entertainment One Signs Veteran Thrash Act

    Portland thrash band TOXIC HOLOCAUST led by frontman Joel Grind has signed a worldwide record deal with Entertainment One (“eOne”) with plans to release a new album later this year. "I am proud to announce that not only is the new album finished but also that I have joined the roster over at eOne...and I am in good company," says

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  • Kiefer Sutherland Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    Kiefer Sutherland has announced his initial U.S. touring plans for 2019 with a run of shows in support of his sophomore album, Reckless & Me, which is out worldwide this Friday, April 26 via BMG.  The tour will kick off in Austin, TX at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live on Wednesday, May 29 with additional stops confirmed for Fort Worth, TX, Kansas

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  • DUFF McKAGAN Releases "Don't Look Behind You" - Album Out May 31

    GUNS N’ ROSES’ DUFF McKAGAN RELEASES “DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU” SOLO ALBUM TENDERNESS COMING MAY 31   ALBUM PRODUCED BY AND FEATURING GRAMMY® WINNER SHOOTER JENNINGS   NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 30 IN PHILADELPHIA   EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS AUG 22 IN POLAND   TOUR WILL SEE McKAGAN BACKED BY SHOOTER JENNINGS + BAND   McKAGAN TEAMS WITH NON-PROFITS

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  • MOTIONLESS IN WHITE RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM 'DISGUISE'

    Roadrunner Records’ group Motionless In White have unveiled details of their anticipated new album, DISGUISE, which will be released June 7th (album art/track listing below).  Today the band has shared two new songs off the forthcoming LP, “Disguise” and “Brand New Numb,” which are available on all streaming platforms. DISGUISE is available for pre-order today at all DSPs, with exclusive

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  • ACCEPT Release New 7 Inch "Life's A Bitch" On Friday - Kick-Off European Tour On Saturday

    Today, German heavy metal powerhouse, ACCEPT, announce the addition of Martin Motnikon bass and Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the Symhonic Terror Tour on April 20th in Wuppertal, Germany. Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Motnik has been playing music since he was seven years old and has been a member of several bands both in Germany and the United States. He was asked by Uli

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  • MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Release Lyric Video For "The Girl With The Stars In Her Eyes"

    Last night, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST kicked off the second leg of their North American tour at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go. The band will return to the Whisky tonight and tomorrow before making their way across the US with stops in Portland, Chicago, and New York before concluding in Austin. TX on May 18th ! To celebrate, the band

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  • Pattern-Seeking Animals Announces Debut Album

    PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new quartet featuring the talents of current & former Spock's Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The band has signed to InsideOutMusic for the release of their self-titled debut album on July 5th, 2019.   Of the musical direction, Boegehold comments: “My goal was

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  • Don't Feed the Animals! Snortin' Whiskey LIVE Performance (watch)

    Don't Feed the Animals! concert at Sweetwater on April 18th Don't Feed the Animals, a new supergroup featuring Phil X, Richard Fortus, Doug Wimbish, Monique Teichert and Brian Tichy, will be at Sweetwater next week for a recording masterclass on 4/17 followed by a free concert on 4/18.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--dDqWJPZx4&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Absara+Audio+Official+Newsletter&utm_campaign=56c32ffaa6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_04_08_04_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62225e9b0e-56c32ffaa6-88542999&mc_cid=56c32ffaa6&mc_eid=333d15ee11 Click the links below for more details: Recording Master Class:

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  • Beasto Blanco Return With New Album 'We Are'

    Beasto Blanco; the band comprised of Chuck Garric (long time Alice Cooper bassist) on guitars and vocals, Calico Cooper on vocals, Brother Latham on guitars, Jan LeGrow on bass and Sean Sellers on drums, will release their 3rd studio album We Are on May 24, 2019 via Rat Pak Records.  We Are is the follow up album to their highly

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  • Singer-Songwriter Hyland Church Releases New Album, Music Video for New Single, “Go”

    The music video for “Go”, the first single from singer/ songwriter Hyland Church’s self-titled debut album, is now live on Church’s official YouTube channel. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Faith Granger, the video showcases Church on a lonely stretch of highway in a classic 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster (and star of Granger’s 2011 film Deuce of Spades) as reflective thoughts of his

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  • Ron Keel Band Releases New LP Fight Like A Band Via EMP Label Group, Readies Video/Single “Girls Like Me”

    EMP Label Group has released the new Ron Keel Band album FIGHT LIKE A BAND, which hit stores 3/1 via their EMP Outlaw imprint. The collection features 11 brand-new songs and fresh recordings of Keel classics. In addition to a lyric video for the lead track “Road Ready,” released in January, the band is preparing the release of several singles

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  • BURNING STARR Introduces New Singer, Announces New Album

    US Power Metal act JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR started works on new studio album, entitled "Souls Of The Innocent". The band once again teamed up with sound engineer Kevin Burnes and producer Bart Gabriel, with whom they did the last two studio albums, "Stand Your Ground" and "Land Of The Dead". "Souls Of The Innocent" will be released by High

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  • YES Announces Multi-Act "The Royal Affair Tour" In North America

    The 2019 summer concert calendar has just been lit up with the announcement of YES' North American concert tour, "The Royal Affair Tour." Headlined by prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, who triumphed last year with their acclaimed and hugely successful #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour, this must-see best-of-British-rock show will also feature

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  • TESTAMENT & DRAGONLORD's Eric Peterson to Sign Copies of his Black Metal-Influenced Comic, "THE BURNER" at

    Renowned Testament guitarist and Dragonlord mastermind Eric Peterson will be meeting Anaheim, California-area fans at WonderCon this weekend! At the convention, fans can grab a copy of his exclusive, fully original, 20-page full color comic, THE BURNER, which he will be signing at the Nuclear Blast booth (#1126) on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 from 1:00-2:00 PM each

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  • Watch: Steve Perry Shares First Official Music Video In 25 Years For "We're Still Here" Today

    Today, Steve Perry shares his first official music video in nearly 25 years for "We're Still Here," a track from his latest album, TRACES. A series of live performance videos were released previously in support of TRACES however the new clip for "We're Still Here" represents Perry's first official video as a solo artist since "Missing You" in 1994 and

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  • Watch: Battle Beast Releases “Endless Summer” Music Video

    Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST unleash their studio album No More Hollywood Endings today through Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the group has unveiled a brand new music video for the track “Endless Summer,” which was once again directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dud63tz5JPU Keyboardist Janne Björkroth states, "'Endless Summer' brings a

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  • NEW SONG FROM DEVIN TOWNSEND / EPIC NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "EVERMORE"

    Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend recently announced the release of his forthcoming new album EMPATH due out March 29th 2019 via InsideOut Records. Today sees the launch of the next song released from the album. Watch the epic new video for “Evermore” here: https://youtu.be/-zIxPUPWVq8. Devin explains in a letter direct to his fans: “So with the release of Empath

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  • Watch: 💀 Black Label Society Release "Spoke In The Wheel" Music Video 💀

    Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song “Spoke In The Wheel” from their upcoming LP due out this spring. Directed by long-time director and collaborator Justin Reich, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since ”Trampled Down Below” was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP. Black Label Society

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  • DELAIN – Release Official Live Video For “Nothing Left" (feat. Marco Hietala)

    The soulful and bombastic ballad “Nothing Left” from DELAIN’s second album April Rain is one of the multiple classics the band have created in their 17-year career. Performed together with Nightwish’s Marco Hietala, “Nothing Left” marked one of the highlights of the show at the infamous Utrecht Tivoli on the Danse Macabre Tour 2017.  This show was recently released as

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  • 9Electric to Release New Album on March 29th

    It all started with a song. 9Electric went into the studio in early 2018 to record a new song - their first time in the studio since member changes revamped their lineup months prior. They went in to write and record a song, and came out three days later with an unprecedented confidence, an undeniable chemistry, and the first indication

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  • Weapons Of Anew Announce Dates with Metal Allegiance (video)

    Melodic metallists Weapons of Anew are set to spread the word this coming April, when they open several shows on the west coast for Metal Allegiance - in support of their last album, ‘The Collision of Love and Hate.’ “It’s an honor to get introduced to the west coast crowd opening for Metal Allegiance,” says the group’s guitarist, Freddy Ordine.

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  • Watch: ALICE IN CHAINS Release First 2 Episodes of Dark Sci-Fi Thriller "Black Antenna" (warning: some nudity)

    ALICE IN CHAINS have released the first two episodes of “Black Antenna,” a dark sci-fi thriller set against the backdrop of the band’s Grammy-nominated album, Rainier Fog (BMG). “Black Antenna” was directed by Adam Mason, written by Paul Sloan and Adam Mason and produced by Elizabeth Mason and Nick Vallelonga, who recently won two Oscars (“Best Original Screenplay”) and (“Best

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  • NYC Rockers THE SWEET THINGS Reveal First Single "Dead or Worse"

    THE SWEET THINGS are a buzzed-about, young, dirty rock n' roll band specializing in a potent blend of New York Dolls-style trash rock served up with country-fried Southern swagger and tight songcraft. Coming off two indie singles, "Love to Leave" and "Slather," the New York City-based band will release its much-anticipated debut IN BORROWED SHOES, ON BORROWED TIME on May 24

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  • Z2 COMICS PARTNERS WITH MULTI-PLATINUM ROCKERS, SKILLET FOR EDEN: A SKILLET GRAPHIC NOVEL

    Coming on the heels of Apocrypha: The Legend Of BabyMetal and the upcoming The Ghost Of Ohio graphic novel, Z2 Comics is pleased to announce their next title is a collaborative partnership with multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated rockers Skillet. Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel is based on an original story idea created by Skillet frontman John Cooper alongside the creative team of

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  • CHILDREN OF BODOM Discuss Recording And Mixing of Hexed

    Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Alexi discusses the recording and mixing of Hexed. Watch the fifth trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B44iKDPs6N4&feature=youtu.be Recently the band released the second single, "This Road". Check out the lyric video here:  https://youtu.be/qIsbxH7k4Sc COB frontman guitarist and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments "“'This Road' was

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  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Unreleased Song “For Real” Debuts Today

    “For Real,” another previously unreleased song from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, is debuting today. Throughout his storied career, Petty did everything with authenticity—putting the music and his fans first. It is this sentiment that Petty sings about in the poignant and autobiographical song “For Real.” Listen to/share “For Real” HERE. “For Real” is featured on Tom Petty and the

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  • Watch: CHILDREN OF BODOM Release Fourth Album Trailer For Hexed

    Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band chats about how their surroundings can affect the writing process of Hexed. Watch the fourth trailer here: https://youtu.be/CbMtQKCGFpo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbMtQKCGFpo&feature=youtu.be Recently the band released the second single, "This Road". Check out the lyric video here:  https://youtu.be/qIsbxH7k4Sc COB frontman guitarist

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  • Watch: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Currently Recording Second Album + Announce New Drummer; US Tour Kicks Off On

    Following the release of their successful first album Resurrection, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST is currently recording their second album, co-produced by Michael Schenker & Michael Voss, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in August. The news is bittersweet as the band recently mourned the passing of beloved MSF drummer Ted Mckenna. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Sun5EezFc&feature=youtu.be Michael comments, "We are totally heartbroken to hear about Ted McKenna - our amazing drummer and dearest friend - passing

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  • Whitesnake to Release New Album "Flesh & Blood" May 10, 2019 (video)

    Whitesnake has confirmed a May 10th release date for their upcoming studio album "Flesh & Blood" via Frontiers Music Srl. The album will be available on CD/LP/Digital formats. See below for full details of the various configurations available. Pre-order "Flesh & Blood" HERE: http://radi.al/FleshAndBlood Signed CDs (Limited to 100), Limited Edition Silver Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies WORLDWIDE), & more available from

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  • Ghost - "Dance Macabre" Vertical Video

    Today, with "Dance Macabre" taking over the #1 slot at U.S. Active Rock Radio, Swedish rock band Ghost is premiering on Spotify's "Rock This" playlist a special vertical video of the single, shot live and backstage at the band's recent sold-out performance at the Los Angeles Forum.  The video not only offers a look at the elaborate staging and effects

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  • ANN WILSON Heads To New York City Next Week To Headline The Woman's Day Red Dress Awards and...

    ANN WILSON of Heart, whose IMMORTAL album (BMG) has garnered radio success and critical acclaim, is heading to NYC next week for two high-profile events: The Woman's Day 16th Annual Red Dress Awards Tuesday, February 12 at the Appel Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and iHeartMedia presents iHeartRadio ICONS

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  • Avatar Announce 2019 North American Tour Dates

    From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on February 5 in the Year of the King (2019). In the midst of a mostly sold out European trek, AVATAR has announced their return to North America on the aptly named “Avatar Country World Tour 2019” Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping

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  • THE 69 EYES Announce First U.S. Tour In A Decade

    The last time that goth rock legends THE 69 EYES toured the United States, was in 2009. As the band has been busy conducting business as usual, releasing albums and touring elsewhere, the US has been waiting a very long for the return of the Helsinki Vampires.   After recently teaming up with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara’s and his wife Anahstasia’s The

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  • Evanescence Announce Spring U.S. Tour Dates

    Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, have announced a new batch of spring headline tour dates. The trek serves as a follow up to the group’s massive 2017 and 2018 “Synthesis Live” tours that featured a powerful live orchestra and received rave reviews nationwide. The upcoming run marks Evanescence’s return to their signature rock shows, revered by fans across

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  • FATES WARNING – North American Tour with Queensryche and Additional Dates

    Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING have recently announced a next and much overdue tour of North America alongside Queensryche in March-April and have now also added a string of complimentary headline dates to the run. Here is a full list of the upcoming dates:   FATES WARNING – Live 2019: Sa March 2nd - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live

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  • Sum 41's "Underclass Hero" Out On Vinyl For First Time Ever on March 15

    SRCvinyl is excited to announce Sum 41's "Underclass Hero" on vinyl for the first time ever! "Underclass Hero" will be given the full SRCHIFI treatment with a limited edition, audiophile-level pressing and premium packaging. The album was mastered for vinyl by Kevin Gray (Coherent Audio) and includes a D Side Etching. The album will be pressed on a custom colored

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  • Foo Fighters "Live Super Saturday Night" Concert w/ Run the Jewels Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11:00 pm ET

    Foo Fighters will headline this year’s DIRECTV Super Saturday Night--one of the most sought-after invitations during the Big Game weekend--on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at a new high-end entertainment complex at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA. The sold-out event will also feature a special guest performance by hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, plus interactive fan experiences and more. Watch and share the trailer for “Live Super Saturday Night: Foo Fighters”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Feg6_IvG82I&feature=youtu.be Both performances--Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels--will be

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  • Kansas - 'Point of Know Return' Anniversary Tour Resumes March 1st - Returning to Studio in August

    KANSAS is excited to announce keyboardist Tom Brislin as the newest member of the band.  Brislin replaces departing keyboardist David Manion.   An internationally acclaimed musician, Brislin has performed and toured with a variety of artists, including Yes (appearing on Symphonic Live), Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Camel, Renaissance, Dennis DeYoung formerly of Styx, and many others. For years

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  • New Episode of Speakeasy to Feature Lynyrd Skynyrd Members Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke

    Southern rock icons Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, and Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd are the latest legendary artists to appear on the fourth season of the critically acclaimed conversation series Speakeasy. The trio open up like no past interview they’ve done, including the story behind their return after a decade-long hiatus to writer Rob Tannenbaum. Speakeasy airs on Public

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  • Static-X Tour and Wayne Static Memorial Announcement

    STATIC-X Announces Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour & Memorial Tribute to Wayne Static. Featuring Co-Headliners DEVILDRIVER & Support from DOPE, Plus More Support TBA. Watch a New Tour Promo Video here: https://youtu.be/7Kya89wzOlc STATIC-X to Feature Original Band Line Up: Tony Campos, Ken Jay and Koichi Fukuda. Brand New STATIC-X Album, Project Regeneration, Coming Soon!! http://www.static-x.org/ https://www.facebook.com/staticx

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  • SEVENDUST RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE "RISEN"

    (New York, NY) – Heavy metal legends Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for the next single from their 12th studio album, All I See Is War. “Risen” is a live performance montage clip for the latest single that is currently impacting Active Rock radio. The video was filmed during the band’s recent show in London at the Brixton

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  • Hyde: Announces U.S. Tour With In This Moment; New Solo Album Set For Spring 2019 Release

    HYDE--the lead vocalist for two of Japan's biggest rock bands, L'Arc~en~Ciel and VAMPS--announced today, Tuesday, January 22, he’ll release a new album in Spring 2019. HYDE and his band are set to join In This Moment for a series of U.S tour dates beginning May 7 in Louisville, KY and wrapping-up May 24 in Kansas City, MO. The group will

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  • Watch: Heaven's Cry Share Video For "Jacob's Ladder" (Rush Cover)

    Watch Canadian progressive metal luminaries HEAVEN'S CRY perform their stunning rendition of the Rush hit, “Jacob’s Ladder" in their brand new music video recorded live from Petit Campus in Montreal.  HEAVEN'S CRY - "Jacob's Ladder"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS67qkDHImw&feature=youtu.be The video was filmed by Benoit Nantel, directed & edited by Sylvain Auclair and mixed by Pierre st-Jean & Michel Coulombe.   “As long time

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  • Watch: CHILDREN OF BODOM Discuss The Musical Direction For Hexed

    Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band chats about the musical direction of Hexed. Watch the third trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_YHIF6gJUY&feature=youtu.be COB frontman guitarist and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments "This time around, we had Daniel on guitar for the first time. It is a lot of

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  • FOREIGNER Donates Worldwide Hit Song to Shriners Hospitals for Children

    FOREIGNER, the classic British-American rock band, has announced that it is donating proceeds from a new version of its hit song “I Want To Know What Love Is” to Shriners Hospitals for Children®. FOREIGNER recently recorded the song and created a new music video featuring Shriners Hospitals for Children patients. The new release is available for download on Google Play and

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  • GHOST + "Faith" + A Pale Tour Named Death

    WHAT A YEAR IT HAS BEEN FOR GHOST!! New Album, Prequelle, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, Revolver's #1 Album of 2018, "Rats" #1 at Mainstream Rock Radio for a record-setting 8 weeks straight, two Grammy nominations. BEST ROCK ALBUM (Prequelle), BEST ROCK SONG ("Rats"), Loudwire's "Artist of the Year" and just wrapped up its hugely successful "A Pale

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  • JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Release "Zoinks!" Music Video Teaser

    As previously announced, JOHN 5 and The Creatures - comprised of world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix - will release a brand new full-length studio album in 2019! JOHN 5 also recently announced that the album, entitled Invasion, will be teased on New Year's Day 2019 by way of a brand new music video

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  • Five Finger Death Punch: Statement Regarding Jeremy Spencer

    FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced today (12/18) that after 14 years drummer Jeremy Spencer will be leaving the band. After sitting out the Fall leg of the group’s recent co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin, Jeremy underwent a second back surgery and will need a significant amount of time to recover; the band fully supports his decision. “This decision has

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  • Greta Van Fleet Earns Four Grammy Nominations

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Friday, December 7, 2018 - In what has been a full-tilt year for this young rock'n'roll band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, Greta Van Fleet sees 2018 capped off with its first ever Grammy Award nominations:  Best New Artist, Best Rock Song for "Black Smoke Rising," Best Rock Performance for "Highway Tune," and Best Rock Album for the band's

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  • Exclusive New Video Shows Ozzy Osbourne Witnessing MAC SABBATH for the First Time

    Earlier this year, fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings MAC SABBATH finally had the chance to perform for the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, and it was all caught on camera! Get an exclusive look at the very first time three generations of the Osbournes - Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Jack's daughter - met and witnessed a MAC

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  • Within Temptation Announce 2019 North American Tour Dates, New Album "Resist" Now Out February 1

    WITHIN TEMPTATION — the leaders of dark anthems, with a career spanning two decades — have announced their 2019 North American tour plans. The band will embark on a tour of the U.S. and Canada this coming winter. The tour kicks off February 28 in Baltimore and runs through March 19 in Los Angeles. The trek makes several stops in Canada.

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  • “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN” SONG PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY FREDDIE MERCURY AND QUEEN

    For decades, one of the most universally successful, influential, and beloved rock bands has been Queen. And as the band’s popularity is soaring once again due to the box office success of the blockbuster film Bohemian Rhapsody, singer/songwriter Kevin Michael Giordano has picked the perfect time to unveil his must-hear tribute to Queen’s late/legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury, with his new

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  • Like A Storm Announces 2019 Sirius XM Octane Headline Tour

    New Zealand hard rockers Like A Storm have just announced their 2019 Sirius XM Octane Accelerator Headline Tour with support from Royal Tusk and Afterlife. The tour will trek across the US, hitting major markets such as Hollywood, New York, Chicago, Dallas, and more. Fan club and Citi card member pre-sales start today and end on Thursday, December 13th at

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  • ACCEPT Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017 Debuts at #16 On Billboard's Classical Chart

    ACCEPT released their masterpiece Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017 via Nuclear Blast  on November 23. Today, the band is proud to share that the live album debuted at #16 on Billboards Classical Chart. "Our performance in front of 80,000 crazy metal fans at Wacken in 2017 was the highlight of my career," states ACCEPT guitarist and mastermind Wolf Hoffmann.  "I have to thank my fellow musicians, who supported

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  • Slayer Announces Leg 5: North America, Final World Tour

    With Leg Three:  Europe of Slayer's Final World Tour having wrapped up this past Saturday, dates in Australia, Japan, the South Pacific, and the final European dates announced in the past weeks, today Slayer announces Leg Five:  North America of its Final World Tour. Maintaining the band's ethos of "play as many places as possible to make it easier for everyone to see the band one

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  • Greta Van Fleet Earns Four Grammy Nominations

    In what has been a full-tilt year for this young rock'n'roll band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, Greta Van Fleet sees 2018 capped off with its first ever Grammy Award nominations:  Best New Artist, Best Rock Song for "Black Smoke Rising," Best Rock Performance for "Highway Tune," and Best Rock Album for the band's double EP, From The Fires  (Lava Records/ Republic Records). "We

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  • Watch: CHILDREN OF BODOM Release First Single "Under Grass And Clover" From Hexed

    Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals the official music video for "Under Grass And Clover" which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gpfzCxiQ-A&feature=youtu.be COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments, “'Under Grass and Clover' is the sound of

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  • Watch: Dream Theater Release Debut Track “Untethered Angel” From Their 14th Studio Album Distance Over Time

    Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater have released the first song from their recently announced 14th studio album, Distance Over Time. “Untethered Angel” is the first new song from the album slated for worldwide release on February 22, 2019. The new single is quintessential Dream Theater and takes the listener on a musical journey that cements the

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  • Heart to Release "Live In Atlantic City" on 1/25/19

    Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world how hard they can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the '70s with hits like "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," and many more. Live In Atlantic City pays tribute to and celebrates the band's legacy with the help of

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  • Melodic Rock Artist Duane Morano Joined By Members Of Extreme, Firehouse, Tyketto, XYZ and

    “Feel good rock n’ roll - the music tells stories we can all relate to, but in a fun way” is how songwriter/guitarist Duane Morano describes his CD, Incognito. And on its first-ever release, ‘Incognito’(whose pre sale begins on December 3rd via Pledge Music (http://pmusic.co/lNL9xL), video trailer for Pledge campaign here (https://youtu.be/hMvoPo-iLAg) before its official release on February 8th, 2019), Duane has assembled a

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  • MTV/VH1 Host Riki Rachtman & InkMaster Model Lea Vendetta Complete RikisRide18

    Riki Rachtman and Lea Vendetta spent most of 2018 on a motorcycle. Together they rode more than 14,000 miles, experiencing a lot of rain, a little snow and several days over 106 degrees—all for a good cause. The cross-country journey was part of the 5th Annual RikisRide, founded by Riki Rachtman as a vehicle to fundraise for deserving charities. Most

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  • Members Of Chris Cornell and Steve Vai Band Join Pan Rocks Tribute To Rush

    Steel Drum Orchestra, “Pan Rocks” is headed to the studio the end of November to record its tribute to RUSH. Modern Prog-Rock drum legend Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, Winery Dogs) will handle the drumming duties. Guitarist Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell) and Bassist Phillip Bynoe (Steve Vai)will round out the band.   “We’ve got an amazing band lined up”, says producer Matt Starr, “this is the perfect lineup to pay tribute to the mighty RUSH.”   Pan Rocks is a

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  • JOE PERRY Cancels Fall Tour

    JOE PERRY--legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith--has cancelled his fall headlining shows as he continues to take some time off following his recent hospital visit. While doctors have released PERRY from care, with the dates set to begin November 30 and going through December 16, the Aerosmith guitarist will now take the rest of the year off. PERRY

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  • Nita Strauss Releases Brand New Music Video For 'Mariana Trench'

    Monday 19th November 2018 - The debut solo album from Los Angeles Born guitarist, Nita Strauss, one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the world, is out now. 'Controlled Chaos' was released via Sumerian Records on Friday last week and went straight into the top ten on the iTunes Rock chart. The critically acclaimed debut is an

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  • Kane Roberts To Release "The New Normal" January 25, 2019

    Kane Roberts is back with a new solo album, "The New Normal", which will be released on January 25, 2019. Today, the first taste of music has been released from the album in the form of the track, "Forever Out Of Place". The song can be heard HERE. Pre-order "The New Normal" on CD/LP/Digital and stream the single here:http://radi.al/TheNewNormal "'Forever

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  • Lacuna Coil Releases Book "Nothing Stands In Our Way"

    Lacuna Coil has written and published their first book, Nothing Stands In Our Way, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The book comes in classic and signature editions and contains rare and candid photographs, memorabilia, personal artifacts from the collections of founding members Cristina Scabbia, Andrea Ferro, and Marco Coti Zelati. Among the numerous photographs in the book are baby pics,

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  • OZZY OSBOURNE Announces Additional Dates On North American "No More Tours 2"

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019.  For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run. Tickets for the 2019 North

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  • Surf City Blitz Debuts With 40,000 In Attendance For Sold Out Weekend

    Last weekend, 40,000 people came together for the sold out debut of Surf City Blitz at Huntington State Beach to enjoy one of the greatest punk rock lineups in the history of Southern California along with Roland Sands Presents The Moto Beach Classic's world-class motorcycle racing. This brand new all ages event was held Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October

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  • Like A Storm Release New Music Video for "Pure Evil"

    Hard rockers Like A Storm have just released their new music video for their track "Pure Evil". The video was shot south of Chicago by Vince Lundi at the abandoned Methodist Church of Gary, IN, notorious for being one of the most dangerous cities in America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d5P6Tk2yNE Lyrically the song addresses the dark side of religious and political power. Guitarist Matt

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  • Jonathan Davis Releases Video For Latest Single 'Basic Needs'

    Wednesday October 31st  - Jonathan Davis, frontman of Korn, has today released the brand new video for 'Basic Needs' the 3rd single taken from his solo album 'Black Labyrinth' (Sumerian Records).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJhQRRCUENI&feature=youtu.be The video weaves an emotional story that perfectly accompanies the themes of the track, speaking on the story and the song, Jonathan said: “Basic Needs is essentially as

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  • GRETA VAN FLEET'S ANTHEM OF THE PEACEFUL ARMY DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD'S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART

    LOS ANGELES, CA - (Monday, October 29, 2018) -- Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava Records/Republic Records), the full-length debut by Frankenmuth, Michigan's Greta Van Fleet, enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #1.   The album also came in at #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Rock Consumption charts, and #3 on Billboard Top 200 chart.  In addition, the album made impressive

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  • CHEVELLE Releases New Album, "12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities"

    Today, multi-platinum alternative rock band CHEVELLE releases 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities, a comprehensive compilation of sought-after B-Sides and rarities. The album contains music from 2002-2016, spanning their acclaimed career and remastered on one brand new collection for the very first time. Get it HERE! Known for having one of the most devoted fan bases in rock, the band sent

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  • Walking Papers Tour w/ Myles Kennedy - Beginning November 13

    Seattle’s Walking Papers will be on tour with Myles Kennedy beginning November 13th in Chicago, IL.  The band just returned from a European tour where they played to packed houses in the UK, France, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Norway, and Denmark.  The band features singer/songwriter Jefferson Angell, keyboardist/backing vocalist Benjamin Anderson (both from The Missionary Position), bassist Duff

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  • Billy Idol's Video for "Eyes Without A Face" (Tropkillaz Remix) Debuts

    The video for Billy’s Idol’s “Eyes Without A Face” (Tropkillaz Remix), directed by Zach Bell and featuring remixed footage from the original 1984 video directed by David Mallet, is premiering today. Watch/share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXkOJQTFsQc The track is part of Idol’s remix collection Vital Idol: Revitalized (Capitol/Ume), which debuted top 10 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart—his first time on the chart in 25

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  • ACCEPT Reveal Live Video For "Symphony No. 40"

    On November 23rd, the German heavy metal legends ACCEPT will release Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017. They are experiencing more success than ever, having hit their stride creatively! In the 10th year since the band's reunion, the quintet can look back on four top 10 albums in Germany, including an unbelievable #1 with Blind Rage (2014) and a brilliant

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  • STRIKER Premiere "Head First" Video; New Album Out...

    Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80's hair metal, Canadian shredders STRIKER will release their sixth studio album "Play To Win" on October 26th via their independent label Record Breaking Records. Today the band has teamed up with Metal Injection for an exclusive premiere of the video for the song "Head First."  Watch it HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSzW6RAUlz0 "Play To Win" features 10 fist pounding shredtacular anthems produced by the

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  • "If I Can’t Regain My Throne, I’m Not Going To Do It. I Invented It.” ACE FREHLEY Ends Speculation on the Proposed...

    The legendary Ace Frehley spent an hour with the Monsters of Rock morning show earlier today. Ace spoke with host Izzy Presley about everything from his stellar new solo album, reconnecting with Gene Simmons, covering Eddie Money & the Rolling Stones, firing his entire band and living a sober life. Ace also finally ended speculation on the proposed rumors of

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  • Bob Daisley Re-Signs U.S. Publishing With Blizzard Music Limited

    Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne today announced that former Ozzy Osbourne musician Bob Daisley has re-signed his U.S. publishing to Blizzard Music Limited after the 35 year reversion period. This new agreement encompasses songs co-written by Daisley from the first two Ozzy Osbourne solo albums (Blizzard of Ozz [1980] and Diary of a Madman [1981]) which will now remain under the full control of Blizzard Music Limited

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  • Ghost Premieres "Dance Macabre" Music Video

    Described by one writer as "the perfect love song for that special demon in your life," the new music video for Ghost's track "Dance Macabre," is just that.  Two party crashers talk their way into a surreal bash that one will never remember and one will never forget.  The  video was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost's "Square Hammer" video) and

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  • THE NEAL MORSE BAND Invites Fans To Experience ‘The Great Adventure’ With New Album Set For Release...

    THE NEAL MORSE BAND—Neal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals)—will take fans on THE GREAT ADVENTURE with their latest double concept album due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Worldwide. It will be available in three formats: a two CD package, two

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  • Eternal Odyssey Featuring Brothers Kent and Brent Smedley (Iced Earth) Sign To Combat Records

    Eternal Odyssey, the new project featuring brothers Kent (Vocals/Guitars/Bass) and (Iced Earth drummer) Brent Smedley have signed to COMBAT RECORDS/EMP Label Group, who will release their debut album Awakening, March 15, 2019. Formed in Jacksonville, Florida, Eternal Odyssey is a Melodic Hard Rock band crafted from soaring vocals, blistering guitars, thunderous drums, and masterfully crafted song-scapes, by brothers Kent and

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  • Jason Becker and Music Theories Recordings To Release Triumphant Hearts Globally On...

    Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group are extremely excited and honored to present the new album ‘Triumphant Hearts’ from Jason Becker, which will be released on 7th December 2018. Jason Becker’s story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the

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  • MACHINE HEAD Release "Triple Beam" Lyric Video; on Tour Now!

    San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, are currently on the second leg of their North American tour in support of their new album, Catharsis. To celebrate, the band has released an official lyric video for the song "Triple Beam", here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o3YCVOMlo&ct=t%28%29 The dates will mark the final shows of long time members Dave McClain (drums) and Phil Demmel (guitars),

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  • Rock Legends KING'S X Join Golden Robot Records, Set to Release First New Album in Over a Decade in 2019

    Australia's leading international independent record label, Golden Robot Records, continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. The label is absolutely thrilled to announce that globally revered, Billboard-charting rock icons KING'S X are now part of their ever-growing international roster. KING'S X recently signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records which will see their long-awaited forthcoming new album released worldwide in 2019 via Golden Robot

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  • OZZY OSBOURNE Postpones Two Additional Shows

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has postponed two additional shows following further consultations with his doctors at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, who have advised that he take a few extra days to recover. The two shows, Tuesday, October 9 at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista and Thursday, October 11 at

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  • Joe Satriani to Release Limited Edition Box Set - "Beyond the Supernova"

    ONLY 1000 AVAILABLE – PRE-ORDER OPEN NOW  “I'm thrilled to be able to bring to you "Beyond The Supernova" on DVD. ZZ's stunning film is more than a documentary, it is an artform unto itself and it tells a unique story that only he could have discovered. It's a raw and revealing, behind the scenes look at a musician's cathartic,

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  • Creedence Clearwater Revival 7-LP Deluxe Box Set

    The arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary brings an unprecedented celebration of everything the band contributed in their short but startlingly epochal time together (1968 – 1972). To commemorate this milestone, Craft Recordings is releasing a deluxe box set comprising the band’s complete seven-album studio output: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's

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  • Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Honored With “David Ellefson Day” In Hometown Of Jackson, MN

    On October 9th, Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson will be honored in his hometown of Jackson, MN, with a declaration of a ceremonial annual holiday in his honor. “DAVID ELLEFSON DAY” will kick off in Jackson on Tuesday, 10/9, with a ceremony at Jackson High School, David’s alma mater, where Jackson mayor Wayne Walter will declare October 9th “David Ellefson Day”.

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  • Monster Energy Aftershock Full Schedule Of Music Performances October 13-14

    The band performance times, festival experiences, an after-party, and additional food & beverage details have been announced for the 7th annual Monster Energy Aftershock, returning to Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14. California's biggest rock festival will feature performances from System Of A Down (celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark self-titled first

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  • Asking Alexandria Score 3rd Top Ten Hit At Radio with 'Alone In A Room'

    Asking Alexandria, one of the most streamed, downloaded, watched, and altogether listened to bands in a generation, have scored their 3rd top ten hit at active rock radio as their massive hit single 'Alone In A Room' moved up to #9 this week.  'Alone In A Room' is the second single to be taken from the band's eponymous 5th studio

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  • Tremonti Releases Lyric Video For Latest Single "Trust"

    Rockers Tremonti have just released a lyric video for the second single from the band’s Napalm Records release, A Dying Machine. “Trust” recently impacted Active Rock radio and now the lyric video is available and can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi-yR4T2ytI&feature=youtu.be The video contains background footage from the band’s recent European tour including their massive set from Graspop as well as

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  • Tom Petty's “Gainesville” Video Premieres

    The video for “Gainesville”—a previously unreleased song on the Tom Petty career-spanning box set An American Treasure—is premiering today. “Gainesville” was recorded in 1998 during Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Echo sessions, and the video was directed by Brantley Gutierrez and produced by Michael W. Abbott with Subtractive Inc. Watch/share. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6NxbUzNM5U&feature=youtu.be   An American Treasure is out now on Reprise

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  • THE VINTAGE CARAVAN - 'Reflections' Acoustic Performance + EU/UK Headline Tour

    Icelandic classic rock trio THE VINTAGE CARAVAN released their highly-anticipated 4th studio album Gateways back in August and will be touring the EU and UK in support of their latest offering. Vocalist and guitarist Óskar has recorded an acoustic version of their new track 'Reflections' in celebration of their mammoth EU + UK tour, which can be viewed over on YouTube here:

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  • The 7th Annual Rock Against MS Concert & Awards Show

    The 7th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert and Awards Show happened Saturday, March 30, at the historic downtown Los Angeles Palace Theater, with the help of comedian hosts Hal Sparks (Zero1, Talk Soup) and Debra Wilson (MADtv) along with a special performance by Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg featuring Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks/Bad Religion) and a host of other supporters, performers

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  • Rock Legends KING'S X Enter the Studio to Record First New Album in Over a Decade

    Rock legends KING'S X are thrilled to announce that they are entering the studio to record their highly-anticipated new album - the first to be released in over a decade - scheduled to drop this year via Australia's leading international independent record label, Golden Robot Records. The label announced their global signing of KING'S X in December. Today, KING'S X enters Blacksound Studio in

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  • QUEENSRYCHE - LIVE! At The Fonda Theater

    Seattle, being known as the birthplace of grunge, has spawned a few notable musical artists who hit the scene prior to the advent of the flannel shirt craze.  One of the last groups to emanate from the Emerald City prior to the 1990's when Nirvana basically changed the rules of rock is Queensryche.  With a 35 year recording career, the

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  • THE CULT Announce "A Sonic Temple" Special Event at The Greek Theatre In Los Angeles on June 15

    The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles will become "A Sonic Temple" on June 15 with a diverse multi-act bill that has roots in THE CULT lead singer Ian Astbury's pioneering pre-Lollapalooza festival "A Gathering of the Tribes" (1990). Prayers, Zola Jesus and Vowws will join headliners THE CULT for this very special night that will also mark the 30th anniversary of

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  • DREAM THEATER - LIVE! At The Wiltern

    Dream Theater brought their Distance Over Time tour  to Los Angeles, making The Wiltern Theater their bivouac for a two night hitch.  In addition to supporting their latest record, the quintet also took occasion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first concept album.  The show would be divided into two distinct portions, with the latter being a complete portrayal

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  • MARKY RAMONE’S BLITZKRIEG Featuring GREG HETSON To HEADLINE The: THE 7th ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS BENEFIT CONCERT & AWARD SHOW

    HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 27, 2019) – Legendary drummer MARKY RAMONE & his band MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG Featuring GREG HETSON on guitar, to dominate the stage at the 7th Annual Rock Against MS. Returning for hosting duties is comedic genius, actor and killer rocker Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk/ Dude Where’s My Car). Hal will be sharing the Hosting duties with

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  • Watch Trailer: Motley Crue The Dirt: Out Now

    MOTLEY CRUE RELEASE THE DIRT SOUNDTRACK  FEATURING 14 CLASSICS AND 4 NEW SONGS TO ACCOMPANY THE BAND’S BIOPIC MANY YEARS IN THE MAKING, THE DIRT, NOW STREAMING ON NETFLIX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NOp5ROn1HE The 18-song soundtrack features a collection of Motley Crue classics  that meaningfully underscore significant moments that shape the film. The album includes 14 chart topping fan-favorites including “Dr. Feelgood,” (#6 on

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  • Watch: Convey Dish Out "Nutrition" With New Single

    Today, Los Angeles-based alternative post-rock band, Convey, released their brand new single, "Nutrition." This is the third single off the band's debut LP on Revival Recordings following "Terror" and "Inside Out" which were released in 2018. Convey also released an accompanying lyric video for the single which can be viewed on the band's YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxwBMDT4504&feature=youtu.be When discussing the ideas

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  • Steel Panther Continue To Fight For Freedom Of Speech

    California rock legends Steel Panther continue their fight for freedom of speech and their work to create a safe space for all creative expression in the music instrument world with the release of their second guitar pedal – a digital delay called the Poontang Boomerang. The pedal, which takes its name from a song on the band’s latest release Lower

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  • Out This Week via Seeing Red Records: ATHANASIA - "The Order of the Silver Compass"

    Los Angeles-based metal trio ATHANASIA — featuring former members of Five Finger Death Punch, Sebastian Bach and Murderdolls — will release its upcoming full-length album, The Order Of The Silver Compass, on March 15th via Seeing Red Records and Rock Of Angels Records. One might not expect the former members of such bands to be rooted in the fabric of extreme

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  • Them Guns Sign With TLG / Ingrooves For Re-Release Of "From The Shadows" (video)

    Los Angeles quartet Them Guns are really igniting a buzz thanks in large to their new single, “Fireworks.” A dark rocker alight with energy,“Fireworks” is taken from the band’s new full-length effort, From The Shadows, via TLG and Ingrooves.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CJ9uJ4AWEM&feature=youtu.be "We're excited for the opportunity to get our music to a larger audience through our partnership with TLG / Ingrooves and look forward to

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  • Watch: The Dirt - Trailer Released Today

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHZlxFuLSD8

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  • NEAL PRESTON Shares His Exhilarated And Exhausted Life And Times With NAMM Attendees

    Rock n' Roll used to be a somewhat inaccessible medium for the masses.  Many kids in the suburbs of America's great cities who grew up in earshot of a powerful FM Album Oriented Rock radio station had very few avenues to get close to their favorite rock bands.  If you experienced your formative years in the 1970's, you understand.  Sometimes

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  • Buckcherry Releases New Song and Title Track "Warpaint"

    Rock legends Buckcherry have just released their newest song and title track "Warpaint". Listen to the song HERE. The track is off of the band's highly-anticipated full-length album Warpaint out March 8, 2019 via RED MUSIC. "Warpaint" is the band's third track released off of the band's forthcoming LP, following, "Bent" and the Nine Inch Nails cover of "Head Like A Hole". "Bent" was featured

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  • Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators: Announce Summer U.S. Headlining Tour - New Single

    As Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators--Slash (guitars), Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Todd Kerns (bass), Brent Fitz (drums) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar) are currently on their worldwide tour through Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the U.K., the group has announced they’ll kick off a headlining U.S. tour this summer. The U.S. trek will launch on July 15 in

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  • 💀 Black Label Society - 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour + New Sonic Brew Release 💀

    Entertainment One (eOne) has licensed the complete back catalog of Black Label Society (BLS), the hard rock group led by American guitar icon Zakk Wylde. In addition to the band's last three albums which were released on eOne, the Company has licensed the following titles: Sonic Brew, Stronger Than Death, 1919 Eternal, The Blessed Hellride, Hangover Music Vol. VI, Mafia, and

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  • Steve Vai Releases First Music Theory Book AND Piano Reductions Vol. 2

    Los Angeles, CA – Steve Vai has released two new titles. First, his first music theory book via publisher Hal Leonard. Titled Vaideology: Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players, the gargantuan effort was designed to help both beginners and veteran guitar players.  Vai takes a deep dive into the basics of music theory to help players better understand the language

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  • Watch: L.A.'s Alternative Industrial-Metal Project Oddko Releases New Single/Video

    ODDKO, a Los Angeles based music project in conception since 2011 and created by musician and award-winning visual director Giovanni Bucci (www.giovannibucci.com), is a manifestation of the animal within – the wild beast in all of us – driven by instinct and the longing to break free of society’s cage. The project’s debut 13-track album, Escape The Maze, is the fruit of Gio’s

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  • THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Playing Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! December 11

    Multi-Grammy winning rock band The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a December 11th appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The quartet will give a special outdoor performance as part of the “Jimmy Kimmel Live! Concert Series.” The seminal rock band is celebrating the release of new LP SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.

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  • GHOST Goes From Haunting Theaters To Arenas - Live At The Forum

    Ghost, the Swedish horror rock band is touring in support of their fourth full length album, Prequelle.  The octet, composed mostly of the supporting cast of "Nameless Ghouls", erected their altar in an arena as the headliner for the first time.  The Nameless Ghouls dress identically in all black, tailed tuxedos and spats.  The jump from theaters to arenas is a

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  • FOREIGNER - Kicks Off Double Vision Then and Now Dates in L.A.

    In the midst of their Juke Box Heroes tour this past summer, Foreigner announced that they would play the first ever, ticketed, original member reunion show.  There had been a few one or two member, one-off cameo performances here and there over the last few years.  But the August 4th show at Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD was the first

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  • Rockstars Come Out to Bowl for Ronnie at 4th Annual Charity Event

    On Oct 25, the 4th annual Bowl 4 Ronnie was held at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, Calif. The yearly event brings together a community of likeminded individuals who are there to support a great cause and get a chance to mingle with rock stars, eat pizza and bowl for trophies all in the name of the late singer,

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  • VINTAGE TROUBLE at The Troubadour Thursday November 15th

    Since forming in 2010, Vintage Trouble have quietly become rock n' roll's best kept secret. Hand-picked by the rock gods for international tours around the globe, VT have logged over 3,000 shows across 30 countries on tour with The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Lenny Kravitz to name a few.  Combining swaggering rock, soulful blues, old school R&B and

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  • BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Live! - Plus Special Guests - The Wiltern

    Friday October 12th, Bullet For My Valentine brought their headlining tour into Los Angeles for a show at The Wiltern.  The Welsh metal outfit brought a few friends along with them to add to the onslaught of in your face, power metal show.  Touring in support of their latest release, Gravity on Spinefarm Records, the quartet nears the end of a

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  • Slash Ft Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Wrap-Up Sold-Out Tour

    The iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist SLASH and his band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS wrapped their nationwide, sold-out headlining tour--their first in four years--on Tuesday night (October 16) at the Palladium in Los Angeles (more photos below). The group ripped through a 22-song, electrifying two-hour show which included a special guest appearance from Duff McKagan (set list below). The

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  • CLASSLESS ACT To Support Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at Hollywood Palladium October 16

    Following their live debut this summer, rock 'n' roll upstarts CLASSLESS ACT have announced they will be supporting Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at the Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday, October 16. The show will mark the first time the band's co-founder and drummer, 16-year-old London Hudson, will share the stage with his dad, Slash. Tickets are on sale

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  • THE TEXTONES Live! - Celebrate Release of First Album in 31 Years

      In 1984, the year new wave and Madonna topped the charts, a little known band, The Textones, were paving new roads through the subdivision of rock known as Americana -- think Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, and a dash of The Rolling Stones. Bandleader Carla Olson defined the singer-songwriter genre in her seminal 1984 album Midnight Mission and now she

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  • POP ART PHOTO SHOW - Santa Monica

    When you think of Pop Art, what comes to mind?  Is it Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup can, perhaps a Roy Lichtenstein comic inspired piece?  What is pop art? Search the internet and you'll find this definition: Art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values.  What actually fits

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