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SABATON ANNOUNCES LIVE, DOUBLE DVD/Blu-Ray RELEASES  ”THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW” AND “THE GREAT SHOW”

SABATON ANNOUNCES LIVE, DOUBLE DVD/Blu-Ray RELEASES  ”THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW” AND “THE GREAT SHOW”

Nov 8, 20214 min read

Multi-Platinum Swedish metal band SABATON today announces the limited-edition, live-in-concert, double-DVD/Blu-Ray, “The Great Show,” and “The 20th Anniversary Show,” both set for release on November 19 (Nuclear Blast). Both titles were filmed during the band’s 2019-2020 “The Great Tour“ world trek, and both feature special…

Listen To "Peacemaker" By The SCORPIONS

Listen To Hard Rockin’ New Song “Peacemaker” By The SCORPIONS

Nov 5, 20213 min read

German rock icons SCORPIONS are set to release their brand-new single “Peacemaker” today, November 4, to whet their fans’ appetite for their upcoming album Rock Believer, scheduled to be released on February 25, 2022 — an amuse-gueule of the rock music variety straight from the metal quintet’s brand-hot kitchen.Mind you, “Peacemaker”…

THE FIFTH PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “SHAKE LITTLE SISTER”

THE FIFTH PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “SHAKE LITTLE SISTER”

Nov 4, 20212 min read

North Carolina hard rockers THE FIFTH, who have just released their new self-titled EP is releasing the first video from the record today.  If you’re an old-school rocker, you might recognize singer Roy Cathey who was the vocalist for the…

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Watch New SHOW-YA Video For “Tokyo, I Scream”

Nov 3, 20212 min read

Today, SHOW-YA – the queens of the Japanese metal scene who are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year – reveal the new video “Tokyo, I Scream.” The track, which will be released as a digital single on October 29th, is the second single from the band’s highly…

Limp Bizkit Releases Their First New Album in 10 Years

Limp Bizkit Releases Their First New Album in 10 Years

Oct 31, 20211 min read

For a Halloween surprise, Limp Bizkit has released a brand new album called “Limp Bizkit Still Sucks”. You can listen to the new album below:

W.A.S.P. Announces 40 YEARS LIVE WORLD TOUR 2022

W.A.S.P. Announces 40 YEARS LIVE WORLD TOUR 2022

Oct 26, 20213 min read

June 6th 2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of one of the most infamous, notorious, controversial Heavy Metal Bands in the World…W.A.S.P. So join W.A.S.P. for this very special 40th Anniversary World Tour that kicks off in Milan, Italy on March 18,…

Interview With Japanese Metal Queens SHOW-YA

Interview With Japanese Metal Queens SHOW-YA

Oct 22, 20211 min read

SHOW-YA has been sitting on the throne of the Japanese female metal scene. With their national hit songs, TV appearances, and Japan’s biggest female band event held by SHOW-YA themselves, they are one of the most well-known heavy metal acts…

Gus G. Talks New Instrumental Album & Ozzy In New Interview

Gus G. Talks New Instrumental Album & Ozzy In New Interview

Oct 14, 20211 min read

Guitar Virtuoso Gus G has returned with a brand new instrumental album called “Quantum Leap”. We caught up with Gus in our latest interview where we discuss the new album, Firewind, dealing with touring during a pandemic and of course,…

Jeff Scott Soto Discusses New Duets Album, Yngwie and Lengthy Career In New Interview

Jeff Scott Soto Discusses New Duets Album, Yngwie and Lengthy Career In New Interview

Oct 8, 20213 min read

https://youtu.be/JUrDVrr45k8 Legendary vocalist Jeff Scott Soto sat down with XS ROCK and discussed his new album along with many aspects of his career and his thoughts on his work with previous artists like Yngwie Malmsteen and Journey. About Jeff Scott…

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

Watch Stephen Pearcy Perform Classic Ratt Songs And More In This 2021 Full Concert

Oct 3, 20211 min read

Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy performed a solo show in Houston Texas on September 3, 2021, and Carlos Live Metal TV on YouTube has uploaded the concert for everyone’s enjoyment. Check it out below: https://youtu.be/C-NlI2LjiI0 The concert setlist: “You’re in Love””Lay…

Jizzy Pearl Discusses Upcoming New Love/Hate And Quiet Riot Albums In New Interview

Jizzy Pearl Discusses Upcoming New Love/Hate And Quiet Riot Albums In New Interview

Sep 23, 20212 min read

Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate is releasing a new album called Hell, CA and I got the chance to sit down with vocalist Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, Quiet Riot, Ratt, L.A. Guns) and talk about the new album as well as new happenings…

Interview With Doro Pesch "The Queen Of Metal"

Interview With Doro Pesch “The Queen Of Metal”

Sep 5, 20211 min read

DORO Pesch of Warlock will celebrate the 35th anniversary of her hit album Triumph And Agony with the release of the spectacular live album Triumph And Agony Live. XS ROCK had the chance to sit down and talk about the new album as well…

King's X Frontman Doug Pinnick Talks Grinder Blues Album In New Interview

King’s X Frontman Doug Pinnick Talks Grinder Blues Album In New Interview

Aug 30, 20211 min read

GRINDER BLUES are a hard rock blues trio featuring dUg Pinnick (King’s X) on bass and vocals, guitarist and vocalist Jabo Bihlman, and Scot “Little” Bihlman on drums, percussion, and vocals. They offer a high-energy, bone-crushing sound and from-the-gut songwriting,…

Keel – Greatest Video Hits

Keel – Greatest Video Hits

Aug 3, 20211 min read

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0UOCF8-R4fG4iVHWNHwexU_S4GJS8x3N

Kix Vocalist Steve Whiteman Discusses First Solo Album In New XS ROCK Interview

Kix Vocalist Steve Whiteman Discusses First Solo Album In New XS ROCK Interview

Jul 20, 20212 min read

For the first time in his 35+ year history as the lead singer and frontman of KIX, Steve Whiteman has released his first-ever solo album, You’re Welcome.  The 12-song album was co-produced by Whiteman along with his trusted collaborators Brad Divens, Jimmy Chalfant, Dean Cramer,…

Ozzy Osbourne -Greatest Video Hits

Ozzy Osbourne -Greatest Video Hits

Jul 18, 20211 min read

Check out this great playlist of some of Ozzy’s greatest hits over the years. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0UOCF8-R4fGHKpL-isaAj6p0y0I5ds1O

Quiet Riot -Greatest Video Hits

Quiet Riot -Greatest Video Hits

Jul 9, 20211 min read

Check out this YouTube playlist of Quiet Riot’s greatest video hits. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0UOCF8-R4fFjMRSuGh2ZLz8JzSoX-s1-

Kix - Greatest Video Hits

Kix – Greatest Video Hits

Jul 7, 20211 min read

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0UOCF8-R4fHYw74SA0Ph-71pV7y1FQZT

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Def Leppard – The Greatest Video Hits

Jul 4, 20211 min read

Check out this YouTube playlist of Def Leppard’s greatest video hits hand-picked by our staff at XS ROCK. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0UOCF8-R4fHF7Gg-YLN5UKWY-c_O01hv

Faster Pussycat - The Greatest Music Videos

Faster Pussycat – The Greatest Music Videos

Jun 25, 20211 min read

For those who like their rock n’ roll sleazy…there’s no one better than Faster Pussycat. Mainstay and vocalist Taime Downe has delivered the goods since day one and the band continues to tour and release new material. Check out the…

Hurricane...Where Are They Now?

Hurricane…Where Are They Now?

Jun 15, 20214 min read

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 Schellen (drums). Robert Sarzo is the brother of Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake) and…

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Ratt – The Greatest Music Videos

Jun 13, 20211 min read

Check out this great YouTube playlist of the greatest music videos by RATT.

Cinderella ...Where Are They Now?

Cinderella – Greatest Music Videos Playlist

Jun 12, 20211 min read

Check out this great YouTube playlist of the greatest music videos by Cinderella. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0UOCF8-R4fFvftnAhpSc9nHELjsnSfJi

Guns N' Roses - Greatest Video Hits Playlist

Guns N’ Roses – Greatest Video Hits Playlist

Jun 11, 20211 min read

Check out this YouTube playlist of the best videos by Guns N’ Roses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tj2zJ2Wvg&list=PL0UOCF8-R4fHRL_vRYs1hQdZTo42cI1HC

Dokken - Greatest Video Hits

Dokken – Greatest Video Hits

Jun 8, 20211 min read

Dokken quickly built a following during the 80s with their debut album and first single, “Breaking The Chains”. With powerful vocals by Don Dokken, guitar work by George Lynch who is considered one of the top all-time rock guitarist, bassist…

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Watch Video for Hell, Fire And damnation From Saxon's New Album Watch Video for Hell, Fire And damnation From Saxon's New Album

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The mighty Saxon have returned with one of the best albums in years. Hell, Fire, And Damnation represent everything that I love about Saxon....

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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...

Rock Stars…Where Are They Now?

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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?

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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...

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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?

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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),...

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Watch "Mercy" Video From Suicide Vocalist Alan Vega's Unreleased Album "Insurrection"

Alternative / Punk

Brooklyn-born master of minimalism Alan Vega is today announcing a previously unreleased new album, “Insurrection,“ and sharing the video for the lead single “Mercy.“ The video, directed by founding member of Jesus...

Alternative / Punk

Classic U.K. punk band Vice Squad has just released a newly remixed version of the song “Spitfire” along with a new video for the...

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

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Electro-industrial legends Nitzer Ebb have released the following message regarding Douglas McCarthy’s health issues and the band’s future:

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Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced the initial music lineup for the first-ever BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival, presented by WJRR-FM, on Saturday, April 27 at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida.  Summer comes...

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After an incredible 40-plus-year run on the road, Belgian EBM act Front 242 are setting an end to their live concert career, announcing their...

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Watch Brand New Bon Jovi Video For "Legendary"

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BON JOVI, Grammy Award@-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, and oneof history’s most iconic acts, continue their 40th-anniversary celebration, withthe release of...

Listen To INXS' Michael Hutchence's Previously Unreleased Song "One Way" Listen To INXS' Michael Hutchence's Previously Unreleased Song "One Way"

80s Rock & Pop

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'80s POP HITMAKERS WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE MOTELS, AND NAKED EYES ANNOUNCE THE “ABDUCTED BY THE '80s” TOUR '80s POP HITMAKERS WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE MOTELS, AND NAKED EYES ANNOUNCE THE “ABDUCTED BY THE '80s” TOUR

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The 1980s were a unique, fun-filled era of music shaped in no small part by the emergence of MTV and the genre of New...

Watch Kevin Bacon Perform The Song "Losing The Night" With His Band The Bacon Brothers Watch Kevin Bacon Perform The Song "Losing The Night" With His Band The Bacon Brothers

80s Rock & Pop

The Bacon Brothers, featuring Michael and Kevin Bacon, are excited to announce the release of their new video, “Losing The Night”, from their forthcoming...

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Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour

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Adam Ant is pleased to announce his ANTMUSIC 2024 U.S. tour, which commences March 21st in St. Louis, MO. The English Beat will be supporting...

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

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Metal Blade Records is pleased to welcome CATEGORY 7, the new band featuring vocalist John Bush, guitarists Phil Demmel and Mike Orlando, bassist Jack...

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80s Heavy Metal

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...

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

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80s Heavy Metal

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