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Winger...Where Are They Now?

Winger…Where Are They Now?

Aug 13, 20224 min read

Winger released their debut album “Winger in 1988 and it scored the band its first platinum-selling album. Winger released its second album In the Heart of the Young in 1990 and it also went platinum. Since then the band has…

Britny Fox...Where Are They Now?

Britny Fox…Where Are They Now?

Aug 11, 20224 min read

Britny Fox was formed in 1985 with “Dizzy” Dean Davidson on vocals, former Cinderella drummer Tony Destra, former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith and Billy Childs on bass. However, Destra would be killed in an auto accident in 1987 and…

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Badlands…Where Are They Now?

Aug 8, 20224 min read

After guitarist Jake E. Lee was fired from Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band, Badlands was formed when Lee recruited bassist Greg Chaisson, former Black Sabbath vocalist Ray Gillen and drummer Eric Singer (KISS) to round out the band. They released their…

Hard Rock And Metal New Release For August 2022

Hard Rock And Metal New Release For August 2022

Jul 25, 20223 min read

August 5, 2022Amon Amarth – The Great Heathen Army (Metal Blade)Einherjer – Norse And Dangerous (Live… From The Land Of Legends) (Napalm)H.E.A.T. – Force Majeure (earMusic)In Hearts Wake – Green Is The New Black Soundtrack (UNFD)The Interrupters – In The Wild (Hellcat)Master – The Human Machine Re-Release (Hammerheart)Master – The New Elite Re-Release (Hammerheart)Nordic…

Megadeth Unleashes Face-Melting New Video For Night Stalkers

Megadeth Unleashes Face-Melting New Video For Night Stalkers” Chapter II

Jul 22, 20221 min read

Night Stalkers: Chapter II has arrived. Listen and watch the second installment in the ‘The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!’ trilogy now. The new album arrives on September 2nd. https://youtu.be/wAqc_zfmML0 Pre-order: https://megadeth.lnk.to/SickDyingDead

Is Pantera Reunion A Fitting Tribute Or A Vulgar Display Of Power?

Is Pantera Reunion A Fitting Tribute Or A Vulgar Display Of Power?

Jul 15, 20221 min read

Drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax) and guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) will join Pantera’s surviving members vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown on a reunion tour. They are expected to play major festivals and headline their own…

Listen To Brand New Skid Row Song

Listen To Brand New Skid Row Song “Tear It Down”

Jul 13, 20221 min read

https://youtu.be/l78xN_hTRLk Skid Row has released a new song and video from their upcoming Nick Raskulinecz produced album, The Gang’s All Here. Available everywhere October 14, 2022. “Tear It Down” is everything fans ever loved about Skid Row all in one…

Interview With The Legendary Rocker Michael Monroe

Interview With The Legendary Rocker Michael Monroe

Jul 5, 20221 min read

If you’re a rock n’ roll fan, then Michael Monroe doesn’t need any introduction. The former Hanoi Rocks frontman and accomplished solo artist has recently returned with a brand new album called “I Live Too Fast To Die Young!”. Michael…

Review: Barely Legal-Dirtier Than You

Review: Barely Legal-Dirtier Than You

Jul 2, 20222 min read

Artist: Barely Legal Album: Dirtier Than You Fans of the sleazy metal sound of the late 80s and early 90s are in for a treat with this recently discovered gem released by DDR Music Group. If you’re an aficionado of…

Review: Classless Act-Welcome To The Show

Review: Classless Act-Welcome To The Show

Jun 26, 20222 min read

Classless Act’s Debut Album “Welcome to the Show” Is a Class Act Contrary to their name, Classless Act is a classy purveyor of hard rock with hooks and energy galore.  Their sterling debut album “Welcome to the Show” scores on…

Listen To Brand New Ozzy Osbourne Song

Listen To Brand New Ozzy Osbourne Song “Patient Number 9”

Jun 24, 20227 min read

OZZY OSBOURNE CONFIRMS SEPTEMBER 9 AS RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM ‘PATIENT NUMBER 9’ (EPIC) FIRST SINGLE, THE ALBUM’S TITLE TRACK, FEATURES LEGENDARY GUITARIST JEFF BECK, ACCOMPANIED BY TODD McFARLANE-DIRECTED VIDEO https://youtu.be/h_6DfxA6LiI ALBUM GUEST STARS INCLUDE ZAKK WYLDE, ERIC CLAPTON,…

Watch QUEENSRŸCHE'S First Video

Watch QUEENSRŸCHE’S First Video “In Extremis” Off Forthcoming Album ‘Digital Noise Alliance’

Jun 23, 20223 min read

QUEENSRŸCHE announce their 16th studio album, Digital Noise Alliance, which is set for release on October 7th. To celebrate the announcement the band have released their new song and music video “In Extremis” off the forthcoming release. The track is…

Watch Megadeth's Video For New Song

Watch Megadeth’s Video For New Song “We’ll Be Back”

Jun 23, 20221 min read

Megadeth’s new album ‘THE SICK, THE DYING… AND THE DEAD!’ will be available worldwide on September 2nd. Pre-order the album + watch the world premiere of “We’ll Be Back” now. https://youtu.be/LkJ5jJuraLQ Pre-order: http://megadeth.lnk.to/sickdyingdead

UGLY KID JOE Reveal First New Song & Video In 7 Years

UGLY KID JOE Reveal First New Song & Video In 7 Years

Jun 11, 20222 min read

Today, the notorious Ugly Kid Joe release the single and video for “That Ain’t Livin’,” the band’s first new music in seven years, with an album to follow. See & hear the video for Ugly Kid Joe’s “That Ain’t Livin’” HERE at the band’s official YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/DAoVD0yqK2k…

Original Bon Jovi Bass Player Alec John Such Dead At 70

Original Bon Jovi Bass Player Alec John Such Dead At 70

Jun 6, 20221 min read

Former Bon Jovi bassist Alec John Such has died at age 70. No other details of his death are available at this time. Bon Jovi posted the following in memory of Alec:

Black N' Blue's Jaime St. James And Tommy Thayer (KISS) Release New Lost Tapes Album

Black N’ Blue’s Jaime St. James And Tommy Thayer (KISS) Release New Lost Tapes Album

Jun 3, 20221 min read

THE LOST TAPES CD IS AVAILABLE NOW! Get your autographed copy only at thayerstjames.com Jaime And Tommy have this to say about the album: We’ve been friends a long time. We were talking the other day and realized that we’ve…

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Original “Triple Axe Attack” Leatherwolf Members Finally Release Hail Mary Album After 30 Years

May 31, 20224 min read

In 1989, shortly after the release of their third album “Street Ready”, the legendary LEATHERWOLF and their “Triple Axe Attack” of Geoffrey Gayer, Michael Olivieri, and Carey Howe sensed that their rhythm section was becoming indifferent towards the band. The decision was taken by the trio to start…

BUDDERSIDE Search for

BUDDERSIDE Search for “The Truth”

May 30, 20222 min read

Los Angeles-based rock outfit BUDDERSIDE beg to find the truth of life and its meaning with their new single “The Truth” out today, Friday, May 27, across all digital streaming platforms. Stream/download it at https://onerpm.link/TheTruthBudderside. Vocalist, songwriter and founding member Patrick Stone seeks out these answers in the…

BLIND GUARDIAN Evoke The God Machine

BLIND GUARDIAN Evoke The God Machine

May 29, 20223 min read

A distant mechanical sound is getting louder from afar and heralds the arrival of exciting happenings – throwing their shadows on this fateful day of September 2nd. It’s the day that the metal legend BLIND GUARDIAN will release their eleventh studio album The…

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) Announces New Studio Album, Universal

Listen To Michael Schenker Group’s New Single “Under Attack”

May 28, 20224 min read

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP today unveils a new lyric video for the track “Under Attack.” The video comes in celebration of the release of MSG’s latest full-length, Universal, out TODAY on Atomic Fire Records! Comments SCHENKER, “I’m excited about the release of the new album Universal today.…

HELLOWEEN Presents Music Video For “Best Time” Feat. Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz

HELLOWEEN Presents Music Video For “Best Time” Feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz

May 28, 20223 min read

June 2021 saw the release of HELLOWEEN’s sensational self-titled studio album. Adored by fans and critics alike, the record catapulted straight to the charts earning the No. 1 position in Germany and Spain, the Top 5 of seven countries, and the…

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Watch New Video For “Fire It Up” By Def Leppard

May 27, 20221 min read

Def Leppard Release a new single and video for “Fire It Up” from the new album Diamond Star Halos which is out today! https://youtu.be/8gVFN8qIhWg

Members Of Rough Cutt Release

Members Of Rough Cutt Release “BlackLight” Album

May 26, 20223 min read

Amir Derakh, Matt Thorne & DDR MUSIC GROUP are at it again…and this time with the former lead vocalist of BLACK BAMBI, Steven Ray… It was 1992 in Los Angeles when guitarist Amir Derakh and bassist Matt Thorne were in…

Watch First Video From New Skid Row Album

Watch First Video From New Skid Row Album “The Gang’s All Here”

May 25, 20221 min read

The first rebellion started in 1986. And so the rebellion continues… ​Dave “Snake” Sabo (guitar, backing vocals) Rachel Bolan (bass, backing vocals) Scotti Hill (guitar, backing vocals) Rob Hammersmith (drums) Erik Grönwall (lead vocals) https://youtu.be/37TYb0Dcln0

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Enters Rehab, Band Postpones Tour Dates Until September 2022

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Enters Rehab, Band Postpones Tour Dates Until September 2022

May 24, 20221 min read

Aerosmith has posted the following info regarding Steven Tyler’s condition: As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain…

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Music Reviews

Seven Of Sevendust Box Set Review

Hard Rock & Metal

Sevendust is one of those bands that I listened to originally from their first album and then somewhere along the way about 2 or...

Watch The Video For Dokken's Song "The Fugitive" From New Album "Heaven Comes Down" Watch The Video For Dokken's Song "The Fugitive" From New Album "Heaven Comes Down"

80s Heavy Metal

Dokken returns to release their 13th studio album, ‘Heaven Comes Down’, their first new album in 11 years. During that time Don Dokken had...

Music Reviews

Glenn Hughes is known as “The Voice Of Rock”, and with good reason. After stints in bands like Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and...

Alternative / Punk

Date: August 26th Venue: Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL Filter got the opening spot on the Freaks On Parade tour which also included...

Alternative / Punk

The term “legendary” is often thrown around loosely these days, but the word legendary absolutely applies to the Misfits. The Misfits hit the scene...

Savage Grace Release First Album In 37 Years and It's F*#kin' Incredible 80s Style Metal! Savage Grace Release First Album In 37 Years and It's F*#kin' Incredible 80s Style Metal!

80s Heavy Metal

Formed in 1981, Savage Grace was never a band that was mentioned alongside 80s metal bands like Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Ratt, Quiet Riot,...

Rock Stars…Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

W.A.S.P. was originally known for outrageous antics such as throwing raw meat into the audience and appearing to torture people on a horror-themed stage....

Winger...Where Are They Now? Winger...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Winger released their debut album “Winger in 1988 and it scored the band its first platinum-selling album. Winger released its second album In the...

Britny Fox...Where Are They Now? Britny Fox...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Britny Fox was formed in 1985 with “Dizzy” Dean Davidson on vocals, former Cinderella drummer Tony Destra, former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith and...

badlands badlands

Hard Rock & Metal

After guitarist Jake E. Lee was fired from Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band, Badlands was formed when Lee recruited bassist Greg Chaisson, former Black Sabbath...

Hurricane...Where Are They Now? Hurricane...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Hurricane started out in 1983-84 with the original lineup of lead vocalist Kelly Hansen (vocals/rhythm guitar), Robert Sarzo (guitar), Tony Cavazo (bass), and Jay...

Black N' Blue...Where Are They Now? Black N' Blue...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

  Black ‘N Blue was formed in 1981 and released four successful and critically acclaimed albums through Geffen Records including their self-titled debut (1984),...

Alternative-Punk-Electronic

Co-Founder Of The Dictators, Scott Kempner Dead At 69

Alternative / Punk

The guitarist and co-founder of The Dictators Scott “Top Ten” Kempner has died at age 69 from complications of dementia. He would also co-found...

Shane MacGowan, Pogues Singer Dead At 65 Shane MacGowan, Pogues Singer Dead At 65

Alternative / Punk

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has died after a lengthy stay in ICU for an infection. A statement on behalf of Shane MacGowan’s wife Victoria...

Controlled Bleeding's Entire Discography On Bandcamp Free This Week! Controlled Bleeding's Entire Discography On Bandcamp Free This Week!

Alternative / Punk

Controlled Bleeding has announced the following: The entire Controlled Bleeding digital discography is FREE on Bandcamp for Cyber week starting today!! controlledbleeding.bandcamp.com To claim...

Alternative / Punk

Kevin “Geordie” Walker reportedly suffered a massive stroke on Friday, November 24th, and passed away on Sunday, November 26th. Killing Joke released their first...

Punk legends T.S.O.L. release soundtrack to documentary film IGNORE HEROES Punk legends T.S.O.L. release soundtrack to documentary film IGNORE HEROES

Alternative / Punk

IGNORE HEROES tells the story of the original T.S.O.L. through interviews with the surviving members and those who were there with them in the...

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Announce New Album, Share First Single! GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Announce New Album, Share First Single!

Alternative / Punk

Brooding ethereal rock visionaries Gene Loves Jezebel have returned with a brand new studio album, X – Love Death Sorrow, set for release on...

80s Rock & Pop

80s Pop Icon Tiffany releases new single “Angels All Around”

80s Rock & Pop

Just in time for the Holidays Tiffany is set to release the new single “Angels All Around” and the Limited Edition NEW Shadows cover....

Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order Against John Oates Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order Against John Oates

80s Rock & Pop

There’s big drama in the Hall & Oates camp as an ongoing legal battle between Daryl Hall and John Oates continues with Hall gaining...

Missing Persons - A Night In San Francisco Album Review Missing Persons - A Night In San Francisco Album Review

80s Rock & Pop

Dale Bozzio and The Missing Persons are one of my favorite new wave bands from the 80s and still get heavy rotation in my...

The Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos Of The 80s The Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos Of The 80s

80s Music Video Of The Day

The 1980s saw the invention of the music video thanks to MTV and it wasn’t long after that many of the videos started using...

Watch Brand New Video By Bananarama For "Feel The Love" Watch Brand New Video By Bananarama For "Feel The Love"

80s Rock & Pop

Banarama have released their brand new video for the song “Feel The Love” from their upcoming album ‘Glorious-The Ultimate Collection’ Glorious – The Ultimate...

80s Music Video Of The Day: Tone Loc-Wild Thing 80s Music Video Of The Day: Tone Loc-Wild Thing

80s Music Video Of The Day

From the album Loced After Dark, “Wild Thing” was released in January of 1989. The video was made on a shoestring budget but garnered...

Hard Rock & Metal News

Iron Maiden Singer Bruce Dickinson Announces New Solo Album 'The Mandrake Project'

80s Heavy Metal

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has released a new video for the first single from his upcoming new solo album called “Afterglow Of Ragnarok”....

Watch Brand New P.O.D. Video For 'Afraid To Die' (Featuring Jinjer Vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk) Watch Brand New P.O.D. Video For 'Afraid To Die' (Featuring Jinjer Vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk)

Christian Rock & Metal

P.O.D. “Payable On Death: has released their brand new video for the song “Afraid To Die” from their upcoming new album. @pod “If the...

Watch First Video From New Skid Row Album "The Gang's All Here" Watch First Video From New Skid Row Album "The Gang's All Here"

80s Heavy Metal

Skid Row has released their new official video for the song “Resurrected” from their album “The Gang’s All Here”. The album is the first...

Watch First Judas Priest Video "Trial By Fire' From New Album Watch First Judas Priest Video "Trial By Fire' From New Album

80s Heavy Metal

Judas Priest have released their first official video from their upcoming new album Invincible Shield for the song “Trial By Fire”. Invincible Shield is...

ZAKK SABBATH announce new double album "Doomed Forever Forever Doomed" ZAKK SABBATH announce new double album "Doomed Forever Forever Doomed"

80s Heavy Metal

ZAKK SABBATH are back with an even more massive dose of pure BLACK SABBATH worship! Celebrating more than 50 years of Birmingham ‘s most famous...

Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song "10,000 Volts" Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song "10,000 Volts"

80s Heavy Metal

Ace Frehley, former and original KISS guitarist will return with a brand new album called “10,000 Volts” on February 23, 2024. You can listen...