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Happy Birthday To Ratt Vocalist Stephen Pearcy Who Turns 64 Today!

Happy Birthday To The One-And Only Voice Of Ratt, Stephen Pearcy!

Bobby CaughronJul 3, 20241 min read

Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy turns 65 today! Pearcy was born on July 3rd, 1959. Celebrate his birthday with our playlist of the best Ratt videos below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u8teXR8VE4&list=PL0UOCF8-R4fGwDSC-5sfAreis7u-VDTTo Photo credit: Kristi Adair

Check Out New Metal Supergroup Category 7 Featuring Members From Anthrax, Armored Saint, Adrenaline Mob, Machine Head, Overkill, Exodus, And Shadows Fall

All Star Metal Group Category 7 Releases Video For “Mousetrap”

Bobby CaughronJul 2, 20243 min read

“Mousetrap” is the latest single from CATEGORY 7, the heavy metal supergroup featuring the iconic lineup of John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Universe, Noturnall), Phil Demmel (Machine Head, Kerry King, Vio-Lence), Jack Gibson (Exodus), and…

DIO DISCIPLES to replace DOKKEN at Alcatraz Music Festival

DIO DISCIPLES to replace DOKKEN at Alcatraz Music Festival

Bobby CaughronJul 1, 20242 min read

Alcatraz Music has posted the following update: Due to persistent medical complications American veterans Dokken are forced to cancel their European summer tour and that includes their scheduled appearance at Alcatraz Open Air 2024. The organisers pulled out all the…

TKO Gets 5 CD Box Set Release Called "Total Knockout"

TKO Gets 5 CD Box Set Release Called “Total Knockout”

Bobby CaughronJun 30, 20244 min read

To many, Seattle band TKO need no introduction, a pioneering US metal outfit that came out of the gate strongly with their first album 1979’s ‘Let It Roll’ establishing them as American metal leaders at least a year before the…

Today In Rock Music History June 29th

Today In Rock Music History June 29th

Bobby CaughronJun 29, 20241 min read

Happy Birthday to Don Dokken born on June 29th, 1953 Happy Birthday to singer Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Project Driver) born on June 29th, 1959 Great White Released the album Once Bitten on June 29th, 1987 Motley Crue released Supersonic And…

Listen To Brand New Stryper Song “End Of Days”

Listen To Brand New Stryper Song “End Of Days”

Bobby CaughronJun 26, 20242 min read

Stryper has just released their brand new single called “End Of Days”. https://youtu.be/MsXwBgaZbl4 Stryper is expected to release an album of all new material later in 2024. Legendary, long-running metal band STRYPER are setting the stage for a great year with a…

vixen

Vixen Announces Their New Singer

Bobby CaughronJun 22, 20241 min read

Lorraine Lewis announced she had parted ways with Vixen back in May and Vixen played their first show last night with their new singer Rosa Laricchiuta. Laricchiuta has performed with The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and released an album with the band…

Watch New Video “Up On You” By Mr. Big!

Watch New Video “Up On You” By Mr. Big!

Bobby CaughronJun 21, 20244 min read

Today, MR. BIG shares “Up On You,” the second single from their upcoming tenth studio album, ‘Ten’ due out Friday, July 12th on Frontiers Music Srl. In a tribute to their late drummer Pat Torpey, Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, and bassist Billy Sheehan have enlisted the…

The Forgotten Singer That Fronted Both Anthrax and Skid Row

The Forgotten Singer That Fronted Both Anthrax and Skid Row

Bobby CaughronJun 19, 20243 min read

When the singers for Anthrax and Skid Row come to mind, the obvious are usually mentioned first like Joey Belladonna for Anthrax and Sebastian Bach for Skid Row. But, did you know that there was one singer who actually sang…

Girlschool Has Announced That They Have Parted Ways With Bassist Tracey Lamb

Girlschool Has Announced That They Have Parted Ways With Bassist Tracey Lamb

Bobby CaughronJun 18, 20241 min read

Girlschool has announced the following: Girlschool part ways with bassist Tracey Lamb:The members of Girlschool and the bands management announce that today, we are sadly parting ways with bassist Tracey Lamb.Tracey has given us a brilliant last 5 years, in…

Megadeth Announce New “Destroy All Enemies” U.S. Tour Dates

Megadeth Announce New “Destroy All Enemies” U.S. Tour Dates

Bobby CaughronJun 18, 20244 min read

Following successful runs in Latin America (Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and México) and Europe (Sweden, Italy, France, Germany, and more), multi-platinum-selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning rockers MEGADETH will return to the North America this summer for their 34-date “Destroy All Enemies”…

This Day In Rock Music History...June 17th

This Day In Rock Music History…June 17th

Bobby CaughronJun 17, 20241 min read

The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II was released on June 17th, 1988 The film by Penelope Spheeris presented the 80s Heavy Metal and Hard Rock scene that was at its peak during that time. The documentary featured performances of…

Watch Lillian Axe’s New Video For “No Problem”

Watch Lillian Axe’s New Video For “No Problem”

Bobby CaughronJun 14, 20241 min read

“No Problem” was written as a lullaby from Steve Blaze to his son. Letting him know, even when one day, he is gone, he will always be with him. It has transcended into a greater message to all, that after…

Listen To Brand New Def Leppard Song "Just Like 73"

Listen To Brand New Def Leppard Song “Just Like 73”

Bobby CaughronJun 13, 20244 min read

Kickstarting what promises to be yet another unforgettable summer, Def Leppard unveil a brand-new standalone single entitled “Just Like 73” featuring Tom Morello today! The song arrives on 7” vinyl on August 2, 2024 and will be available in a…

Watch Brand New Video By Armored Saint For One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)

Watch Brand New Video By Armored Saint For One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)

Bobby CaughronJun 12, 20243 min read

ARMORED SAINT, leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 1980s, are back with a brilliant rendition of “One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison).” The classic track was originally written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter…

Mike Tramp To Release ‘Songs Of White Lion Vol II’, Watch Video For “Lights And Thunder” Now!

Mike Tramp To Release ‘Songs Of White Lion Vol II’, Watch Video For “Lights And Thunder” Now!

Bobby CaughronJun 12, 20243 min read

Respected vocalist and guitarist MIKE TRAMP returns with ‘Songs Of White Lion – Vol. II’ which will drop on August 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl. The album’s ten tracks once again see TRAMP re-imagining select cuts from his former band…

On This Day In Rock Music History June 15th…

On This Day In Rock Music History June 15th…

Bobby CaughronJun 12, 20241 min read

Megadeth released their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good on June 12th, 1985. After being let go from Metallica, Dave Mustaine returned with his own band Megadeth, and released the band’s debut album to rave critical…

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCES MORE INVINCIBLE SHIELD TOUR DATES

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCES MORE INVINCIBLE SHIELD TOUR DATES

Bobby CaughronJun 11, 20244 min read

Sabaton To Join Across All ShowsTickets Available Starting Wednesday, June 12 with Artist PresaleGeneral Onsale Begins on Friday, June 14 at 10AM Local on judaspriestinvincibleshield.com Today, heavy metal titans Judas Priest have announced leg 2 of their Invincible Shield Tour…

DIO Gets "The Complete Donnington Collection" 5 LP Boxset Release

DIO Gets “The Complete Donnington Collection” 5 LP Boxset Release

Bobby CaughronJun 8, 20243 min read

On July 19th, Niji Entertainment & BMG will release The Complete Donington Collection, a Limited Edition 5LP boxset housing Dio’s classic Donington ’83 and Donington ’87 performances at the Donington Festival in the UK, both on 2LP 180gr vinyl with…

Listen To First Two Songs From Testament's Remastered Albums "The Legacy" and "The New Order

Listen To First Two Songs From Testament’s Remastered Albums “The Legacy” and “The New Order

Bobby CaughronJun 8, 20246 min read

Iconic Bay Area thrash metal pioneers TESTAMENT are proud to announce an explosive celebration of the band’s enduring legacy and their influential presence in the thrash metal scene. On July 12th, TESTAMENT will release the remastered versions of their seminal albums The Legacy & The…

SKID ROW Announces "Live In London" Album, Watch "Slave To The Grind" Video Now

SKID ROW Announces “Live In London” Album, Watch “Slave To The Grind” Video Now

Bobby CaughronJun 6, 20243 min read

Just announced! SKID ROW will release their first official live album & concert film, Skid Row – Live In London, hitting everywhere on September 20th! https://youtu.be/lkT9wWZAopk Welcome to the Skid Row live album 35 years in the making!  On October…

Watch New Video “Exhausted” By Supergroup Category 7 Feat. Members Of Anthrax, Overkill, Exodus And Adrenaline Mob

Watch New Video “Exhausted” By Supergroup Category 7 Feat. Members Of Anthrax, Overkill, Exodus And Adrenaline Mob

Bobby CaughronJun 4, 20243 min read

CATEGORY 7, the new heavy metal collective featuring the all-star lineup of John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Universe, Noturnall), Phil Demmel (Machine Head, Kerry King, Vio-Lence), Jack Gibson (Exodus), and Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill),…

Skid Row Not Going Bach! Searches For New Singer Now That Lzzy Hale Is Done As Fill-In Vocalist

Skid Row Not Going Bach! Searches For New Singer Now That Lzzy Hale Is Done As Fill-In Vocalist

Bobby CaughronJun 3, 20241 min read

Recent comments from Skid Row members have indicated that the band is still not interested in reuniting with former singer Sebastian Bach. Now that Lzzy Hale is out as the temporary fill-in singer for the band following the departure of…

Listen To Brand New Sunbomb Song "Steel Hearts featuring Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet

Listen To Brand New Sunbomb Song “Steel Hearts featuring Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet

Bobby CaughronJun 1, 20243 min read

SUNBOMB, the musical alliance between two steadfast warriors of the U.S. hard rock/metal scene: Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet, shares “Steel Hearts” the second single from their sophomore album ‘Light Up the Sky’ out June 28th via Frontiers Records Srl.…

L.A. Guns To Release New Album In 2025

L.A. Guns To Release New Album In 2025

Bobby CaughronMay 31, 20241 min read

Tracii Guns has posted the following update about the upcoming new L.A. Guns album: We have signed a new record deal with @cleopatrarecords and our new record is slated for release mid March 2025. Stay tuned!!! A long of exciting…

Watch Flotsam And Jetsam Music Video For New Song “Primal”

Watch Flotsam And Jetsam Music Video For New Song “Primal”

Bobby CaughronMay 31, 20242 min read

Flotsam And Jetsam has this to say about the new video: We’re very excited to once again unleash Flotzilla onto the metal community! This time, he’ll take the form of our newest single, “Primal.”With “Primal,” we tried to capture the…

Metal Church To Release "The Final Sermon" Live Album Featuring Late Vocalist Mike Howe

Metal Church To Release “The Final Sermon” Live Album Featuring Late Vocalist Mike Howe

Bobby CaughronMay 30, 20242 min read

West Coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “The Final Sermon” (Live in Japan 2019) via Rat Pak Records (America) and Reaper Entertainment (Europe) on July 26, 2024. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this Special Edition live release features one of…

Vixen Announces They Already Have A New Singer...So Who Is It?

Vixen Announces They Already Have A New Singer…So Who Is It?

Bobby CaughronMay 29, 20242 min read

Vixen has posted the following update regarding the departure of singer Lorraine Lewis: Hello Foxhead Nation! First of all we want to extend a special thank you to Lorraine Lewis. We’re grateful for her contributions to Vixen and wish her…

W.A.S.P. Announces New U.S. Tour Dates-Performing Their Debut Album Start To Finish

W.A.S.P. Announces New U.S. Tour Dates-Performing Their Debut Album Start To Finish

Bobby CaughronMay 28, 20244 min read

“Album ONE Alive!”, the title of W.A.S.P.’s upcoming North American Tour. August 17, 2024, marks the 40th anniversary of the release of W.A.S.P.’s first album. To celebrate this classic metal album, W.A.S.P. will, for the first time in 40 years,…

Lorraine Lewis Announces She Is No Longer In Vixen

Lorraine Lewis Announces She Is No Longer In Vixen

Bobby CaughronMay 26, 20241 min read

Lorraine Lewis who has been the singer for the band Vixen since 2019 has seemingly announced her departure from the band on her Facebook page. Lorraine Lewis known for fronting the band Femme Fatale replaced original Vixen vocalist Janet Gardener.…

Former Autograph Singer Steve Plunkett To Release New Solo Album

Former Autograph Singer Steve Plunkett To Release New Solo Album

Bobby CaughronMay 26, 20241 min read

Known for the smash hit “Turn Up The Radio”, former Autograph singer Steve Plunkett will be releasing his second solo album entitled “Straight Up” on July 26th, 2024. Description: The long-awaited second solo album, his first since 1991, from lead…

On This Day May 25th In Rock Music History

On This Day May 25th In Rock Music History

Bobby CaughronMay 25, 20241 min read

Dio Released their debut album “Holy Diver” on May 25th, 1983. Former Rainbow and Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio formed the band with Vinny Appice after they left Black Sabbath and rounded out the band with former Rainbow bassist…

Today In 80s Heavy Metal History May 24th

Today In 80s Heavy Metal History May 24th

Bobby CaughronMay 24, 20241 min read

Destruction Released “Infernal Overkill” on May 24th, 1985 AC/DC released “Who Made Who” on May 24th, 1986 Van Halen released “OU812” on May 24th, 1988 Frehley’s Comet released “Second Sighting” On May 24th, 1988

Van Halen’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Gets Expanded Edition Release With Previously Unreleased Songs

Van Halen’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Gets Expanded Edition Release With Previously Unreleased Songs

Bobby CaughronMay 23, 20244 min read

Triple-Platinum #1 Album Remastered And Reissued With Previously Unreleased Audio And Video From 1991 Concert In Dallas 2LP/2CD/Blu-ray Collection Available July 12 PRE-ORDER NOW HERE Previously Unreleased Live Version Of “POUNDCAKE” Available Digitally Today https://youtu.be/AMGUAZM-qb8 Van Halen’s ninth studio album, For…

Watch New Video For "Crack Cocaine" Featuring Ozzy Osbourne From Guitarist Billy Morrison's New Album

Ozzy Osbourne Opens Osbourne Media House For Podcasts and The Osbournes Episodes With Monthly Fees

Bobby CaughronMay 21, 20242 min read

Ozzy Osbourne has opened the Osbourne Media House which is described on their site as: OSBOURNE MEDIA, SITUATED IN ENCINO, CALIFORNIA, IS A VERSATILE PRODUCTION STUDIO RENOWNED FOR CREATING A DIVERSE RANGE OF CONTENT. OUR EXPERTISE SPANS MULTIPLE GENRES, ENCOMPASSING…

Rose Tattoo

Classic Rockers Rose Tattoo To Retire In 2026 For 50th Anniversary

Bobby CaughronMay 20, 20242 min read

Rose Tattoo Singer Angry Anderson has announced the following: TATTS UPDATE… Brothers and Sisters, so where to start? Well, it may not be common knowledge, as no official release has been made thus far, so here goes,..1976-2026,…come 2026 The Rosie…

Watch Lzzy Hale Perform With Skid Row For The First Time

Watch Lzzy Hale Perform With Skid Row For The First Time

Bobby CaughronMay 18, 20241 min read

Lzzy Hale, vocalist for Halestorm performed with Skid Row for the first time as their fill-in singer in Carterville Illinois on Friday, May 17th. Hale is filling in since former Skid Row singer Erik Grönwall left the band to focus…

Stryper to Release Their First Ever Acoustic Album 'Acousticyzed' On Feb. 16th

Stryper Announces Guitarist Oz Fox To Undergo Brain Surgery Again

Bobby CaughronMay 15, 20242 min read

Stryper has announced the following: We want to share an important update regarding our guitarist, Oz Fox. Many of you might remember the challenges Oz faced back in 2018 when doctors found two tumors in his brain. After a couple…

MIKE TRAMP Announces New Release 'Songs of White Lion' Out April 14

Mike Tramp’s White Lion Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Bobby CaughronMay 15, 20241 min read

Mike Tramp has announced that his version of White Lion, Mike Tramp’s White Lion will be touring the U.S. starting in August with more dates to follow soon! Aug. 23 – [venue to be announced] – Las Vegas, NVAug. 24…

Watch Brand New Sebastian Bach Video For "What Do I Got To Lose?"

If You Miss The Classic Skid Row…Check Out This New Sebastian Bach Song “Freedom”!

Bobby CaughronMay 10, 20242 min read

SEBASTIAN BACH has a lot to celebrate today. It’s the release day for his much-anticipated CHILD WITHIN tHE MAN (Reigning Phoenix Music) album—his first solo effort in 10 years—and tonight he’ll launch the U.S. leg of his “WHAT DO I GOT…

Watch The Dead Daisies New Music Video For "Light 'Em Up"

Watch The Dead Daisies New Music Video For “Light ‘Em Up”

Bobby CaughronMay 9, 20242 min read

All-Star Group The Dead Daisies featuring members of Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Black Sabbath, and Whitesnake are gearing up for a truly ambitious and global 2024! The first single off the new album called is “Light ‘Em Up” “Hey…

Stryper To Release Acoustic Album "To Hell With The Amps"

Stryper To Release Acoustic Album “To Hell With The Amps”

Bobby CaughronMay 8, 20241 min read

Michael Sweet has announced the following: You asked for it! And we listened! To Hell with the Amps, our acoustic album, is being released worldwide on May 10 to streaming services everywhere.This album was previously released as a very-limited CD/DVD.…

Mr. Big To Release New Album "Ten" On July 12th

Mr. Big To Release New Album “Ten” On July 12th

Bobby CaughronMay 7, 20241 min read

The tenth studio album from Mr. Big (Eric Martin – Vocals, Billy Sheehan- Bass, Paul Gilbert- Guitar and Nick D’Virgilio- Drums) features 11 new original tracks written by Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Andre Pessis and Tony Fanucci. This album is…

Watch Reformed TNT Perform Classic "Seven Seas" Live

Watch Reformed TNT Perform Classic “Seven Seas” Live

Bobby CaughronMay 5, 20241 min read

TNT has announced the following: After six years apart, Tony Harnell, Ronni LeTekrø, and Diesel Dahl are reuniting once again to play festivals and concerts together. That means fans worldwide will be able to hear their high caliber songs live…

Watch Stephen Pearcy’s Solo Band Perform Ratt Classics

Watch Stephen Pearcy’s Solo Band Perform Ratt Classics

Bobby CaughronMay 5, 20241 min read

Stephen Pearcy, “The Voice” of Ratt has added Slaughter drummer Blas Elias to his solo band which also includes Matt Thor (Rough Cutt), Johnny Monaco (E’Nuff Z’Nuff), and longtime guitarist Erik Ferentinos. https://youtu.be/XWFFNtOn_ME

Check Out New Metal Supergroup Category 7 Featuring Members From Anthrax, Armored Saint, Adrenaline Mob, Machine Head, Overkill, Exodus, And Shadows Fall

Watch First Video By Supergroup Category 7 Featuring Members of Armored Saint, Anthrax Adrenaline Mob, Machine Head, Exodus, And Overkill!

Bobby CaughronMay 2, 20243 min read

CATEGORY 7, the new heavy metal outfit boasting the all-star lineup of John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Universe, Noturnall), Phil Demmel (Machine Head, Kerry King, Vio-Lence), Jack Gibson (Exodus), and Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill),…

Testament And Kreator Announce U.S. Tour With Possessed

Testament And Kreator Announce U.S. Tour With Possessed

Bobby CaughronApr 30, 20243 min read

This Fall, the ‘Klash of the Titans’ makes its triumphant return to North America! Fans will enjoy an epic night of metal with thrash royalty TESTAMENT and KREATOR co-headlining the run. The 33-date trek will kick off on September 12th in Reno making its…

Ozzy Osbourne To Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame As A Solo Artist

Ozzy Osbourne To Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame As A Solo Artist

Bobby CaughronApr 27, 20241 min read

Legacy recordings has announced the following: The Prince of Darkness is set to be immortalized with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, celebrating his unparalleled influence and contributions to the world of music. From his legendary…

Listen To Brand New Flotsam And Jetsam Song Called “I Am The Weapon”

Listen To Brand New Flotsam And Jetsam Song Called “I Am The Weapon”

Bobby CaughronApr 27, 20242 min read

Following their 2021’s “Blood In The Water”, Veteran Arizona thrashers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have shared a first single taken off their forthcoming, 15th studio album entitled “I Am The Weapon”, that is slated for a 2024-release via AFM Records! A…

Whitecross Guitarist, Rex Carroll Discusses New Album, New Singer And more In New Interview

Whitecross Guitarist, Rex Carroll Discusses New Album, New Singer, And More in New Interview

Bobby CaughronApr 26, 20241 min read

Iconic Christian Hard Rock/Metal band Whitecross has a new album out called “Fear No Evil” and guitar virtuoso and founding member Rex Carroll talks to us about the new album, what happened to original singer Scott Wenzel, and so much…

Listen To Brand New Motley Crue Song "Dogs Of War" Right Here!

Listen To Brand New Motley Crue Song “Dogs Of War” Right Here!

Bobby CaughronApr 26, 20241 min read

MÖTLEY CRÜE MARKS THE START OF A BRAND NEW CHAPTER WITH NEW SONG ‘DOGS OF WAR’! Dogs Of war is the first song to be released in five years by Motley Crue as well as their first material to be…

Sebastian Bach Drops Official Music Video For New Song “(Hold On) To The Dream”

Sebastian Bach Drops Official Music Video For New Song “(Hold On) To The Dream”

Bobby CaughronApr 24, 20244 min read

Singer, songwriter, author, Broadway star, and actor SEBASTIAN BACH has released a video for “(Hold On) To The Dream,” the latest single from his forthcoming album CHILD WITHIN tHE MAN out May 10 on Reigning Phoenix Music. Watch the “(Hold On)…

MÖTLEY CRÜE To Release New Song "Dogs Of War" On Friday April 26th

MÖTLEY CRÜE To Release New Song “Dogs Of War” On Friday April 26th

Bobby CaughronApr 23, 20241 min read

MÖTLEY CRÜE RETURNS MARKING THE START OF A BRAND NEW CHAPTER WITH THE NEW SONG ‘DOGS OF WAR’ HITTING ALL PLATFORMS 4/26. Motley Crue just signed a new deal with Big Machine Records and “Dogs Of War” will be their…

Listen To New Song "Unbreakable" By Sunbomb Featuiring Tracii Guns And Michael Sweet

Listen To New Song “Unbreakable” By Sunbomb Featuring Tracii Guns And Michael Sweet

Bobby CaughronApr 23, 20243 min read

SUNBOMB, the musical alliance between two steadfast warriors of the U.S. hard rock/metal scene: Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet, have announced the release of their sophomore album out June 24th via Frontiers Records Srl. Developed as a tribute to the…

Femme Fatale, Releases A Live Concert From 1988 With Bonus Tracks

Femme Fatale, Releases A Live Concert From 1988 With Bonus Tracks

Bobby CaughronApr 23, 20242 min read

Femme Fatale, one of the best bands from the 80’s with a fearless female lead singer, are thrilled to be releasing their 1988 live show from Normal, IL, where they opened for the solid and amazing Cheap Trick.  Additionally, there…

Listen To Brand New Sebastian Song "(Hold On) To The Dream"

Listen To Brand New Sebastian Bach Song “(Hold On) To The Dream”

Bobby CaughronApr 22, 20241 min read

Former Skid Row singer, Sebastian Bach has just released his third single from his upcoming new album called “Child Within The Man” which will be released on May 10th. The new song follows the previously released singles “What Do I…

Original Great White Singer Jack Russell's Autobiography To Be Released

Original Great White Singer Jack Russell’s Autobiography To Be Released

Bobby CaughronApr 18, 20241 min read

Jack Russell’s long-awaited autobiography will be out this summer via Gatekeeper Press. Penned by author K. L. Doty, THE TRUE TALE OF MISTA BONE: A Rock + Roll Narrative features a sentimental foreword by Lita Ford, with additional commentary from…

Stryper Singer Michael Sweet Shares His Frustrations With The Band’s Image Overshadowing Their Songs

Stryper Singer Michael Sweet Shares His Frustrations With The Band’s Image Overshadowing Their Songs

Bobby CaughronApr 17, 20241 min read

Stryper vocalist and guitarist Michael Sweet has shared the following via his Facebook page: I want to take a moment to clarify a few things.I’ve always understood the importance of the Y&B. It was our image and something that will…

Watch First Video "Wrecking Machine" From Babylon A.D.'s Upcoming New Album

Watch First Video “Wrecking Machine” From Babylon A.D.’s Upcoming New Album

Bobby CaughronApr 16, 20242 min read

Babylon A.D. has premiered their brand new video for their first single from the upcoming album “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day” via Sleaze Roxx . https://youtu.be/JHIVgeKI0UM Babylon A.D. announced their brand new studio album “Rome Wasn’t Built In A…

Doro Gets Animated In New Video For "Lean Mean Rock Machine"

Doro Gets Animated In New Video For “Lean Mean Rock Machine”

Bobby CaughronApr 14, 20242 min read

Legendary heavy metal icon and former Warlock singer DORO is back with a thunderous new single, ´Lean Mean Rock Machine,´ which comes accompanied by an electrifying animated video crafted by acclaimed visual artist Balázs Gróf. This adrenaline-fueled anthem, taken from her latest album Conqueress- Forever Strong and…

Listen To New Riot (V) Song "High Noon"

Riot V Unleash Banger New Video For “Love Beyond The Grave”

Bobby CaughronApr 14, 20241 min read

The wait is almost over! Cult US heavy metallers RIOT (V) will finally unleash their much-anticipated studio album “Mean Streets” upon the world in four weeks – on May 10, 2024 – via Atomic Fire Records. Before the band kick…

Exodus To Release Live Album From 1989 "British Disaster: The Battle Of '89 (Live At The Astoria)

Exodus To Release Live Album From 1989 “British Disaster: The Battle Of ’89 (Live At The Astoria)

Bobby CaughronApr 13, 20243 min read

Thrash metal masters, EXODUS return with more than exciting news! Listen To the first single released below: https://youtu.be/ZoJo_QkwG4s  The band announces today their live album British Disaster: The Battle of ’89 (Live At The Astoria). 35 years after the recording the band…

Watch New Video By Anvil For "Feed Your Fantasy" From Upcoming New Album

Watch New Video By Anvil For “Feed Your Fantasy” From Upcoming New Album

Bobby CaughronApr 11, 20243 min read

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have announced their new studio album, ‘One And Only’, for a release on June 28, 2024 via powerhouse label AFM Records! A first video single, “Feed Your Fantasy”, has just been premiered and is now streaming below. https://youtu.be/8dhQoQ7dptA  When it comes to the…

Ratt Rarities Album Being Released By Deadline Music On May 31st

Ratt Rarities Album Being Released By Deadline Music On May 31st

Bobby CaughronApr 9, 20241 min read

From the ’80s metal vault comes this collection of vintage demos and live recordings of one of the scene’s biggest hitmakers, RATT!Features the earliest known recording of the band’s signature hit “Round & Round,” complete with alternate lyrics and melody,…

Babylon A.D. Returns With New Album "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"

Babylon A.D. Returns With New Album “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day”

Bobby CaughronApr 9, 20247 min read

Babylon A.D. announce their brand new studio album “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day” to be released May 17th on Perris Records. It’s been 6 years since the last studio album “Revelation Highway” came out and the band has grown…

Metal Church Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof Releases New Side-Project Album Hall Aflame

Metal Church Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof Releases New Side-Project Album Hall Aflame

Bobby CaughronApr 8, 20243 min read

Hall Aflame, the rock band which features Metal Church founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, will release their long-awaited sophomore album “Amplifire” on May 3, 2024 via Rat Pak Records. Originally formed in 1989, the band garnered commercial success with their debut…

Firehouse Singer CJ Snare Dead At 64

Firehouse Singer CJ Snare Dead At 64

Bobby CaughronApr 7, 20241 min read

Firehouse has released the following information regarding singer CJ Snare’s untimely death: Today is a sad day for Rock N Roll. It is with great sorrow we are letting the world know we have lost our brother: CJ Snare, the…

Former Dokken Members Return With New Video For “Hell Or Highwater” by The End Machine

Former Dokken Members Return With New Video For “Hell Or Highwater” by The End Machine

Bobby CaughronApr 5, 20242 min read

Today, supergroup THE END MACHINE shares the new video for “Hell or Highwater”, the third single from their latest album ‘The Quantum Phase’, out now on Frontiers Music Srl. https://youtu.be/mpGnHaFxM7Q Speaking about the single, singer Girish Pradhan said: “I still…

80s Hard Rock Legends Shark Island Returns With New Live Album "Memento Mori"

80s Hard Rock Legends Shark Island Returns With New Live Album “Memento Mori”

Bobby CaughronApr 5, 20242 min read

SHARK ISLAND’S MEMENTO MORI – LIVE ON THE STRIP DROPS ON MAY 17TH THROUGH DEKO ENTERTAINMENT, “PARIS CALLING” STREAMING EVERYWHERE NOW https://youtu.be/6ZrPrOJmzyg Richard Black was once known as the “King of the Sunset Strip” and Shark Island was once the…

KISS Sells It’s Music Catalog, Name, Image And Publishing Rights For Over $300 Million!

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Bobby CaughronApr 4, 20245 min read

Check out the press release by new owners of the KISS brand, Pophouse below: Pophouse, the pioneering global entertainment and music investment firm, announces the acquisition of the music catalogue, brand name and likeness – including the world- famous face…

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Tora Tora Announce That They Will Play Their Full Album “Surprise Attack” For Its 35th Anniversary

Bobby CaughronApr 1, 20241 min read

Tora Tora has announced the following regarding the 35th Anniversary of their album “Surprise Attack”: We will be playing Surprise Attack in its entirety to celebrate 35 years of the album that changed our lives! This one’s for you Tora…

Former Quiet Riot Guitarist Carlos Cavazo Joins Hurricane Replacing Robert Sarzo

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Bobby CaughronNov 4, 20231 min read

Hurricane has posted the following announcement regarding Robert Sarzo’s exit from the band: After Robert Sarzo’s departure from Hurricane, we are excited to have Carlos Cavazo join Hurricane as our lead guitarist. We are scheduled to be at FireFest 2024…

Watch Guns N' Roses Perform New Song "The General" For First Time

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Bobby CaughronNov 4, 20231 min read

Guns N’ Roses performed “The General” for the first time live on November 2nd at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The song is actually 15 years old and comes from the Chinese Democracy recording sessions, but was recently released…

Watch Heavy Metal Parking Lot To Re-Live The 80s Pre-Concert Experience

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Bobby CaughronOct 29, 20231 min read

Filmed in 1986 and directed by Jeff Krulik, this documentary footage of fans getting ready for a Judas Priest concert is a snapshot in time of what was happening all around the United States during the heavy metal mainstream boom…

Who Were The Top 15 Most-Glam Mainstream Metal Bands Of The 80s?

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Bobby CaughronJun 6, 202310 min read

The 80s were the decade of excess and musically that was absolutely true as well. The hard rock and heavy metal musical landscape exploded with band members with huge, hair-sprayed hair, and outlandish, often colorful outfits, and both male and…

400 + Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

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Bobby CaughronSep 19, 2022213 min read

The 1980s and early 90s saw hard rock and heavy metal go mainstream and reach a large audience worldwide. The genre was split into sub-genres like Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM, Traditional Metal, and more. Regardless…

250 Underrated Hard Rock Bands From The 80s And 90s

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Bobby CaughronNov 26, 2021126 min read

During the 80’s hard rock ruled the airwaves. Quiet Riot’s Metal Health became the first #1 metal album of all time. Soon after the scene exploded with bands like Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, Poison, and many…

Over 200 Metal Bands From The 80s That You Absolutely Must Hear

Over 200 Metal Bands From The 80s That You Absolutely Must Hear

Bobby CaughronJan 3, 2021134 min read

The 1980s saw heavy metal go mainstream and reach a large audience worldwide. The genre was split into sub-genres like Glam Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM, Traditional Metal and more. Regardless of which sub-genre you preferred, there was no…

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80s Heavy Metal

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Born from the frost-bitten landscapes of Norway, 1349 are returning to claim the throne of black metal supremacy. Their upcoming eighth album, The Wolf and...

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80s Heavy Metal

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80s Heavy Metal

Angelica Attempting to hit on the sound of guitar slingers like Van Halen and George Lynch, Angelica went for a more glam-sounding singer, similar...

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80s Heavy Metal

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Deep Purple has a new album out July 19th. Asked about the song’s inspiration, frontman Ian Gillan explained in an interview: “Recently, a young...

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Ann Wilson, singer for Heart has released the following message: Dear friends,I recently underwent an operation to removesomething that, as it turns out, was...

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