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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…

June 2024 Hard Rock and Metal New Releases

June 2024 Hard Rock and Metal New Releases

Bobby CaughronMay 17, 20242 min read

June 7, 2024Apocalyptica – Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 (Throwdown)Bon Jovi – Forever (Island)Candy – It’s Inside You (Relapse)Carnivore – Carnivore Re-Release (Dissonance)Dvrk – Infinite Reminiscence EP (Season Of Mist)Evergrey – Theories Of Emptiness (Napalm)Grand Slam – Wheel Of Fortune…

James Hetfield And Robert Trujillo Join Apocalyptica For Cello Version of “One”

James Hetfield And Robert Trujillo Join Apocalyptica For Cello Version of “One”

Bobby CaughronMay 17, 20243 min read

Apocalyptica are thrilled to announce the third single from Apocalyptica Plays Metallica, Vol. 2 – the hotly-anticipated sequel to their legendary debut record. One falls hot on the heels of first singles The Four Horsemen and The Unforgiven II, and features none other than Metallica frontman James…

Black Metal, Extreme Metal And Death Metal Articles

Watch Video For New Song "War" From Satanic North's Debut Album

Watch Video For New Song “War” From Satanic North’s Debut Album

Bobby CaughronApr 18, 20242 min read

SATANIC NORTH will unleash their self-titled debut full-length on April 19th, via Reaper Entertainment. In advance of the record’s release, today the band reveals first single, “War.” The band comments, “‘War’ is a face-melting song to show you what’s coming…

French Black Metal Band SETH Release First Video From Upcoming New Album

French Black Metal Band SETH Release First Video From Upcoming New Album

Bobby CaughronApr 16, 20247 min read

In an era where the echoes of revolution have dulled to whispers, SETH roars back into the heart of the metal realm with their new album La France des Maudits. Its lead single, “Et Que Vive le Diable !”, channels…

Black Metal Sensation PERCHTA Release "Explicit Uncensored Adults Only" Video For 'Vom Verlånga' ("About the Desire")

Black Metal Sensation PERCHTA Release “Explicit Uncensored Adults Only” Video For ‘Vom Verlånga’ (“About the Desire”)

Bobby CaughronApr 9, 20246 min read

Folk black metal sensation PERCHTA have at last found an outlet for the uncensored version of the explicit video ‘Vom Verlånga’ (“About the Desire”). The full clip is now available for adults only on the site Xvideos (dot) com, and can be found by entering “Perchta…

LIMBONIC ART Releases Video 'Ad Astra et Abyssos' From New Album"Opus Daemoniacal"

LIMBONIC ART Releases Video ‘Ad Astra et Abyssos’ From New Album”Opus Daemoniacal”

Bobby CaughronApr 8, 20243 min read

LIMBONIC ART announce details of their forthcoming ninth full-length “Opus Daemoniacal”, which is scheduled for release on June 28, 2024. https://youtu.be/TV9TydtwNmQ LIMBONIC ART comment: “Seeing the very track that ignited the process of creating music again unleashed, gives me great pleasure and satisfaction”, mastermind Vidar…

Listen To "Under The Dead Sky" By Finnish Black Metal Band Night Shall Drape Us

Listen To “Under The Dead Sky” By Finnish Black Metal Band Night Shall Drape Us

Bobby CaughronApr 8, 20241 min read

Night Shall Drape Us was born from the mind of LRH, who recorded all of the drums and guitars on their debut album. But it wasn’t fully consecrated until his blood brothers joined to sing these eight heretical hymns. Fast, melodic…



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BILLY IDOL RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS NOVEMBER 2022

BILLY IDOL RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS NOVEMBER 2022

Sep 9, 20221 min read

Billy Idol returns to Las Vegas at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan this November! Show dates:Friday, November 11, 2022Saturday, November 12, 2022Wednesday, November 16, 2022Friday, November 18, 2022Saturday, November 19, 2022 TICKET-VIP PACKAGE INFO Venue: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan – Las…

Re-Live The 80’s By Watching This Full Concert By The Go-Go’s from 1984

Re-Live The 80’s By Watching This Full Concert By The Go-Go’s from 1984

Sep 9, 20221 min read

The Go-Go’s are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their “Vacation” album and shared the following: WILD AT THE GREEK WAS Recorded live on August 8th, 1984 at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park -Los Angeles, California USA. – the concert…

Bananarama Release New Album "Masquerade" 40 Years After First Single

Bananarama Release New Album “Masquerade” 40 Years After First Single

Sep 9, 20222 min read

2022 sees legendary pop band Bananarama celebrate 40 sensational years of releasing music,  chalking up an astonishing 30 chart hits and 30 million record sales. To mark this momentous occasion the band will release brand new album MASQUERADE. https://youtu.be/Ho097oBrfuw Sara & Keren reunite with producer Ian Masterson and the result…

Party Like It's 1985 With New Prince Live Album!

Party Like It’s 1985 With New Prince Live Album!

Sep 9, 20222 min read

James Brown had the Apollo. Jimi Hendrix had Monterey Pop. And Prince had Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome—March 30, 1985, The Purple Rain Tour stop that was beamed to millions live via satellite and captured for posterity in the Grammy…

Watch The “One Step Closer” Video From Debbie Gibson’s Latest Album

Watch The “One Step Closer” Video From Debbie Gibson’s Latest Album

Sep 9, 20222 min read

Debbie says: This song “One Step Closer” is about every challenge bringing you closer to YOU and to all the beautiful things that await! When Tracy Young sent me this incredible track from Paris, the hook instantly dropped in and…

Ranked: Billy Idol's Albums "From Best To Worst"

Ranked: Billy Idol’s Albums “From Best To Worst”

Apr 4, 20225 min read

To call Billy Idol a rock music icon, might be an understatement. As a Grammy-Nominated and multi-platinum selling artist, Billy Idol reportedly took his stage name after one of his school teachers called him Billy Idle, because he didn’t apply…

Ready For The World...Where Are They Now?

Ready For The World…Where Are They Now?

Feb 19, 20222 min read

In 1985 the band Ready For The World hit the scene, blending pop. funk, R & B, and electro elements. They scored a huge hit with their single “Oh Sheila” and as a result, found their debut album going Platinum…

Berlin's Terri Nunn "Takes Our Breath Away" Discussing Her Latest Album

Berlin’s Terri Nunn “Takes Our Breath Away” Discussing Her Latest Album

Feb 10, 20221 min read

Recently, Terri Nunn, lead vocalist for legendary rock band Berlin was interviewed by The Wild 80s where she discussed recording their latest album “Strings Attached”. Listen to the interview below: https://youtu.be/1AjW-ZA_5RE

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Billy Idol Has To Cancel Tour With Journey Over Health Issues

Feb 7, 20221 min read

Billy Idol has posted the following update regarding his health and tour cancellation: I am absolutely gutted. I haven’t felt like myself since mid-December with a sinus infection that won’t respond to medication. It has worsened to the point where…

Ranked: KISS Albums Of The 80s

Ranked: KISS Albums Of The 80s

Oct 10, 20216 min read

KISS released 8 studio albums during the 1980s. These albums cover a lot of territory including the albums that most likely saved and re-invigorated their career as well as the ones that almost ended the bands’ career altogether. So keep…

John Waite Reveals His Hit Song “Missing You” Was Written About MTV VJ, Nina Blackwood

John Waite Reveals His Hit Song “Missing You” Was Written About MTV VJ, Nina Blackwood

May 26, 20212 min read

Sure, we all know John Waite’s # 1 hit song “Missing You”, but did you know it was written about former MTV VJ, Nina Blackwood. During a new interview where he discusses his brand new album, Wooden Heart Acoustic Anthology…

Exclusive Interview With John Waite

Exclusive Interview With John Waite

May 25, 202140 min read

In the music world, you’ll find lots of entertainers. You’ll also find some great songwriters, musicians, and singers. These days it’s extremely rare for any one person to have all of these qualities. However, singer/songwriter John Waite is one of…



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Five Finger Death Punch Is The Nickelback Of Metal

Five Finger Death Punch Is The Nickelback Of Metal

Jul 13, 20202 min read

Anytime you write an article like this, you’re going to get some salty comments about your opinion. And that’s okay. I’d expect nothing less.  However, my opinion remains the same. And my opinion is that Five Finger Death Punch are…

Another 25 Great Hard Rock Albums Of The 80’s That You Might Have Missed

Another 25 Great Hard Rock Albums Of The 80’s That You Might Have Missed

May 28, 202015 min read

One of XS ROCK’s most popular articles has been our article on 25 Great Hard Rock Albums Of The ’80s That You Might Have Missed. So popular in fact, that we now present the second round of “Great Hard Rock…

8 Goth Rock Bands That Made A Big Impact During The 1980's

8 Goth Rock Bands That Made A Big Impact During The 1980’s

Apr 10, 20207 min read

Recently, we published the article “10 Bands That Helped Form The Gothic Rock Movement” which you can read here.  Now, we’re going to start to dig in a little deeper and take a look at some more bands that started,…

10 Bands That Helped Start The Gothic Rock Movement

10 Bands That Helped Start The Gothic Rock Movement

Apr 8, 20208 min read

If you’re a fan of Gothic Rock and you haven’t heard all of these bands before, by all means, check them out.  These bands along with numerous others helped create a new sub-genre of rock music that still thrills fans…

Def Leppard's Change In Sound: The Tale Of Two Leppards

Def Leppard’s Change In Sound: The Tale Of Two Leppards

Jun 9, 20194 min read

Def Leppard is arguably one of the most successful bands to emerge from the 80’s hard rock and heavy metal scene.  The band found success early on, hitting the scene with their debut full-length album “On Through The Night” in…

10 Bad Albums By 10 Great Hard Rock Bands

10 Bad Albums By 10 Great Hard Rock Bands

May 9, 201910 min read

You wanted the best….you got the best! Now here are some of their worst albums These 10 artists are some of hard rocks’ most famous bands.  Most have long careers with certified Gold and Platinum albums.  But even these artists…

The Good, The Bad And The Dirt On The Motley Crue Movie

The Good, The Bad And The Dirt On The Motley Crue Movie

Mar 31, 20196 min read

On March 22nd, Netflix premiered “The Dirt”, the biopic about the infamous and sordid details of lives of Motley Crue.  Having read the book, I was curious how they were going to fit everything into a two hour movie.  And…

Top 15 Christian Metal Bands Of The 80's

Top 15 Christian Metal Bands Of The 80’s

Feb 1, 201911 min read

01. Stryper-Stryper has to be at the top of this list. Not because I think they’re the best, but because their contribution to Christian metal is the equivalent of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest in the non-christian metal…

How Beavis & Butthead Ruined Winger's Coolness At The Peak OF Their Popularity

How Beavis & Butthead Ruined Winger’s Coolness At The Peak Of Their Popularity

Oct 30, 20183 min read

From the late 80’s into the early 90’s Winger built momentum and became an overnight sensation, in part thanks to heavy rotation of their videos on MTV, which at that time, actually showed music videos. Winger’s debut album went platinum…

25 Great Hair Bands That Debuted In The 90’s

25 Great Hair Bands That Debuted In The 90’s

Aug 22, 201813 min read

During the 80’s glam and melodic metal ruled the airwaves. For all of the bands that made it big, there were plenty of other talented bands that got lost in the shuffle. Many of them suffered from lack of promotion…

25 Great Hard Rock Albums Of The 80's That You Might Have Missed

25 Great Hard Rock Albums Of The 80’s That You Might Have Missed

Apr 18, 201817 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…

Best & Worst Lead Singer Changes In Rock N' Roll

Best & Worst Lead Singer Changes In Rock N’ Roll

Aug 8, 201710 min read

The Most Successful Bands To Change Singers While many bands have tried, only a few have been really successful with switching lead singers after they become famous. Let’s take a look of some of the best lead singer changes first….…

Hard Rock and Metal From Japan

Hard Rock and Metal From Japan

May 30, 20166 min read

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAPANESE HARD ROCK AND METAL Part One Recently, there has been a lot of publicity around the Japanese band Babymetal. This trio of Japanese teens have taken the world by storm and found international success. Now,…

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Alexander Sink April 27, 2024 Orlando, FL Like late Sublime founder and frontman Bradley Nowell, I don’t practice Santeria and even if I had...

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Ashes to Omens - Feed Me More (Review) Ashes to Omens - Feed Me More (Review)

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Ashes To Omens comes on strong with their new single “Feed Me More”. This modern metal sex-fueled anthem has an instantly likable groove. Ashes...

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Let me start by saying that it takes some serious balls to cover any song by Heart’s Ann Wilson. However, Devilskin vocalist Jennie Skulander...

Them Damn Kings-"Shown With A Fist" Review Them Damn Kings-"Shown With A Fist" Review

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Incendiary guitar solos….check Pounding drums to rattle the walls…check Scowling aggressive vocals with a catchy chorus…check “Shown With A Fist” is a recipe of...

ZZ Top And Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Historic Night On Capitol Hill ZZ Top And Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Historic Night On Capitol Hill

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Concert Review April 5, 2024 Tallahassee, FL Legendary Hall of Fame rockers ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd brought their Sharp Dressed / Simple Man...

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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?

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...

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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?

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  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" 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:

Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & More Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & More

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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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Bon Jovi has a brand new album coming out on June 7th and the band has just released their second single from the album...

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80s Rock & Pop

Wang Chung’s Jack Hues sat down for an interview to discuss the new All-Star tour for “Abducted By The 80s” which features Wang Chung,...

Watch Brand New Bon Jovi Video For "Legendary" Watch Brand New Bon Jovi Video For "Legendary"

80s Heavy Metal

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

In the great pantheon of musicians transcending above mere “celebrity” status, the late MICHAEL HUTCHENCE towers over most. A consummate “rock star” if there...

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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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Surfacing is the brand new EP by New Zealand metal band Devilskin. I often feel like EP’s get overlooked because they’re not full albums,...

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Lorraine Lewis who has been the singer for the band Vixen since 2019 has seemingly announced her departure from the band on her Facebook...

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80s Heavy Metal

Known for the smash hit “Turn Up The Radio”, former Autograph singer Steve Plunkett will be releasing his second solo album entitled “Straight Up”...

80s Heavy Metal

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Dio Released their debut album “Holy Diver” on May 25th, 1983. Former Rainbow and Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio formed the band with...

80s Heavy Metal

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...