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Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Feb 18, 20241 min read

Legendary Southern Hard Rockers Molly Hatchet played all their greatest hits to a large, enthusiastic crowd that was on their feet throughout the entire show. The band put on a great high-energy live performance and delivered the goods starting out…

The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival Announced For Sarasota Florida

The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival Announced For Sarasota Florida

Dec 26, 20232 min read

The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival is a three-day event held Feb. 16-18, 2024 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds that benefits Suncoast Charities for Children.  Headline acts performing include Molly Hatchet (Friday – February 16), Grand…

Watch AC/DC's First Live Appearance Since 2016 At The Power Trip Festival

AC/DC’s First Live Appearance Since 2016 At The Power Trip Festival Uploaded To YouTube

Dec 21, 20231 min read

You can watch the full live performance of AC/DC from their Power Trip show courtesy of the Riff Raff YouTube channel. The band ripped through 24 songs including some first-time live performances of songs from their latest album “Power Up”.…

DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR 2024 WITH STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART, AND CHEAP TRICK

DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR 2024 WITH STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART, AND CHEAP TRICK

Dec 10, 20232 min read

Def Leppard and Journey are teaming up for the Summer Stadium Tour 2024 with Steve Miller Band, Heart, and Cheap Trick! The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Icons are once again coming together for a night of hits.  2024…

Head East Release Their First album In Over 40 Years

Head East Release Their First album In Over 40 Years

Dec 10, 20233 min read

Legendary AOR band Head East is back and better than ever with the highly anticipated release of “Full Circle,” their first studio album in over four decades. Widely recognized for their classic rock anthem “Never Been Any Reason,” Head East…

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

Dec 4, 20233 min read

Foreigner has announced the following: This summer we’re hitting the road with Styx! “We always look forward to being with our buddies in Styx,” Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen told UCR as the two bands prepare for their first tour together…

April Wine Singer Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75

April Wine Singer Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75

Dec 3, 20231 min read

Goodwyn was not only the singer but also the guitarist and main songwriter for the band. https://youtu.be/xG0HUm8f56A Goodwyn was widely revered as a great songwriter and received The National Achievement Award From The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers…

Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song

Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song “10,000 Volts”

Nov 28, 20231 min read

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 to the first single and title track below: https://youtu.be/bSDrecojgjU 10,000 Volts track listing: 10,000 Volts Walkin’…

Eric Martin Band Gets 40th Anniversary Album Release featuring members of Mr. Big, Tesla and Y & T

Eric Martin Band Gets 40th Anniversary Album Release featuring members of Mr. Big, Tesla and Y & T

Nov 27, 20231 min read

Eric Martin Band – Sucker For A Pretty Face – Original Sessions Tracklist: 1.    Sucker For A Pretty Face 2.    Don’t Stop 3.    Private Life 4.    Letting It Out 5.    Young At Heart 6.    One More Time 7.    Catch Me If You Can 8.    Love Me 9.    Can’t Take…

The Unknown (Big Dreams) - Pure AOR Magic from the 80’s sees a release via FnA Records

The Unknown (Big Dreams) – Pure AOR Magic from the 80’s sees a release via FnA Records

Nov 23, 20232 min read

The Unknown was formed smack dab in the sweet spot OF MELODIC ROCK/AOR music, in 1987.  A mainstay on Florida’s west coast, the truly AOR band started gaining a following with each show played which then yielded bigger and better…

Gene Simmons Announces He Will No Longer Be Posting On X (formerly Twitter)

Gene Simmons Announces He Will No Longer Be Posting On X (formerly Twitter)

Nov 19, 20231 min read

KISS frontman and bassist Gene Simmons has posted the following on the X social media platform that was formerly known as Twitter: Friends, I’ve decided to end my X/Twitter posting. From now on find me on: http://instagram.com/genesimmons, http://tiktok.com/@genesimmons, and http://threads.net/genesimmons

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Announce New Album, Share First Single!

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Announce New Album, Share First Single!

Nov 10, 20233 min read

Brooding ethereal rock visionaries Gene Loves Jezebel have returned with a brand new studio album, X – Love Death Sorrow, set for release on December 1. This is the band’s first studio album since their heavily praised 2017 album Dance…

The Rolling Stones & Lady Gaga Perform Sweet Sounds Of Heaven (Live In NYC)

The Rolling Stones & Lady Gaga Perform Sweet Sounds Of Heaven (Live In NYC)

Nov 9, 20231 min read

Watch the full live performance of the brand new track Sweet Sounds of Heaven from the Rolling Stones, ft. Lady Gaga  https://youtu.be/Wt3ISLkIS38 Mick Jagger: Lead Vocals Lady Gaga: Vocals Keith Richards: Guitar Ronnie Wood: Guitar Steve Jordan: Drums Darryl Jones:…

KISS Announces Final Concert Ever

KISS Announces Final Concert Ever

Nov 9, 20231 min read

KISS has announced the final concert of their End Of The Road Tour and their final live concert ever. The show ends on December 2nd. And of course in true KISS fashion, there will be a Pay-Per-View Showing of the…

Jethro Tull launch video for ‘Wolf Unchained’

Jethro Tull launch video for ‘Wolf Unchained’

Nov 9, 20233 min read

Jethro Tull released their 23rd studio album, ‘RökFlöte’, back in April, and the band are currently out on tour in North America. For this run of shows, the band will be introducing the track ‘Wolf Unchained’ into the setlist, a track based…

Toto Announces North America Tour Dates

Toto Announces North America Tour Dates

Nov 6, 20233 min read

Toto has announced details on the band’s headline appearances in North America within the planned Journey itinerary from February through April 2024. Additional shows will be shared in the coming weeks.  A European tour will be staged in July /…

Watch The Video For

Watch The Video For “Might Love Myself” From Beartooth

Oct 28, 20231 min read

Beartooth released their brand new album ‘The Surface” on October 13th. Watch the video for the single “Might Love Myself” right here: https://youtu.be/83rcK9Xne5A Official website: http://beartoothband.com Tour Tickets: http://beartoothtickets.com TikTok:   / beartoothband   Instagram:   / beartoothband   Facebook:   / beartoothband   Twitter:   / beartoothband  

Listen To First Single By Paul Stanley's Son, Evan Stanley With His Band Amber Wild

Listen To First Single By Paul Stanley’s Son, Evan Stanley With His Band Amber Wild

Oct 20, 20232 min read

“All live all the time.” AMBER WILD started in January 2023 with one simple goal: make the kind of music they wanted to hear. Fiery guitars, thunderous drums, and raw vocals filtered through a kaleidoscope of influences make for something…

Watch Lenny Kravitz’s New Video For TK421 From Upcoming New Album

Watch Lenny Kravitz’s New Video For TK421 From Upcoming New Album

Oct 19, 20231 min read

Rock superstar Lenny Kravitz is set to release his new album ‘Blue Electric Light’ in March of 2024. Here’s a taste of the first video and song called TK421! https://youtu.be/JqNZxEMaRrY Follow Lenny Kravitz on… Instagram – http://instagram.com/lennykravitz Twitter – http://twitter.com/lennykravitz…

Listen To The Classic Retro Rock Sound Of Silveroller On New Song

Listen To The Classic Retro Rock Sound Of Silveroller On New Song “Hold”

Oct 11, 20233 min read

Introducing the sound of Silveroller.  Hi-energy rock n’ roll played with heart and soul, played tight but loose, with the kind of swagger you just don’t hear anymore. The band’s lead single “Hold” is led by a driving drum intro, a…

Fleetwood Mac Singer Stevie Nicks Gets An Official Barbie Doll Of Her Likeness

Fleetwood Mac Singer Stevie Nicks Gets An Official Barbie Doll Of Her Likeness

Oct 3, 20232 min read

Barbie® celebrates the iconic “Queen of Rock and Roll,” Stevie Nicks, with a Barbie® doll in her likeness. Nicks achieved worldwide success with the band Fleetwood Mac before embarking on a critically acclaimed, chart-topping solo career. Known for her captivating stage…

Listen To BLACK OAK ARKANSAS Version Of MONSTER MAGNET’S “SPACE LORD”!

Listen To BLACK OAK ARKANSAS Version Of MONSTER MAGNET’S “SPACE LORD”!

Sep 18, 20233 min read

It’s been a trying couple of years for one of the most enduring institutions of Southern Rock. In 2021, beloved veterans Black Oak Arkansas lost one of their founding members, guitarist, songwriter, and vibrant, rebellious spirit Rickie Lee Reynolds. Reynolds,…

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Steven Tyler Damages Vocal Cords So Bad That It Bleeds…Tour Dates Postponed

Sep 11, 20231 min read

“I’m heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor’s orders not to sing for the next thirty days. I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday’s show that led to subsequent bleeding. We’ll need to postpone a few dates so that…

Alice Cooper Live In Tampa 2023

Alice Cooper Live In Tampa 2023

Aug 29, 20231 min read

Live concert shots of Alice Cooper on The Freaks On Parade Tour on August 26th, 2023. All photos by Bobby Caughron (XSROCK)

Listen To This Very Unique Performance Of

Listen To This Very Unique Performance Of “You Can Still Rock In America” By NIGHT RANGER with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra’

Aug 11, 20235 min read

Legendary rockers, NIGHT RANGER are releasing a brand-new live album titled, ’40 Years and a Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestra’, that is due out October 20, 2023. The live album and live performance footage will be available on CD, Vinyl…

Bonnie Tyler Releases Biography Called “Straight From The Heart”

Bonnie Tyler Releases Biography Called “Straight From The Heart”

Jul 31, 20232 min read

You know the name and you can’t mistake the voice. Now you can read the incredible story of how a shy, music-loving teenager called Gaynor Hopkins morphed into legendary international superstar Bonnie Tyler, and carved out an extraordinary career that…

LISTEN TO NEW DIRTY HONEY SINGLE,“WON’T TAKE ME ALIVE”

LISTEN TO NEW DIRTY HONEY SINGLE,“WON’T TAKE ME ALIVE”

Jul 15, 20232 min read

Who’s ready to get DIRTY again? Following its debut last month, when it provided the score for TNT’s 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs retrospective, today, Dirty Honey announces the release of its brand new single, “Won’t Take Me Alive,” a literal,…

Who is Kate Bush, The New Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee?

Who is Kate Bush, The New Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee?

May 5, 20233 min read

While I rarely agree with The Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame and many of the inductees that it chooses, (even more so, the ones that don’t get chosen that truly belong), I was happy to see the Hall induct…

Aerosmith Announces

Aerosmith Announces “Peace Out” Final Tour

May 1, 20233 min read

Announcing Aerosmith’s PEACE OUT Farewell Tour Today, four-time GRAMMY® award-winning and diamond-certified rock legends Aerosmith have announced their final outing – PEACE OUT with special guest The Black Crowes! The monumental 40-date North American tour kicks off in Philadelphia on…

Watch The Music Video That Killed Rock Super Star Billy Squier's Career

Watch The Music Video That Killed Rock Super Star Billy Squier’s Career

Nov 21, 20222 min read

Billy Squier’s career caught on fire with the release of his second album “Don’t Say No”, which would ultimately achieve Triple Platinum status in record sales. The album featured such hits as “Lonely Is the Night”, “In the Dark”, “My…

Listen To Sammy Hagar's Son, Andrew Hagar's First Song From Upcoming Debut Album

Listen To Sammy Hagar’s Son, Andrew Hagar’s First Song From Upcoming Debut Album

Nov 18, 20215 min read

Rocker ANDREW HAGAR makes a strong statement with the hard-charging song “Red Light Appetite” and its video, a cinematic + blood-thirsty vampire Western video that he shared today (November 18) ahead of the single’s release tomorrow (November 19). https://youtu.be/xszPfN1CM0k “Red…

80s Heavy Metal News

Motorhead Release The Lost Tapes Series As CD Collection

80s Heavy Metal

‘THE LÖST TAPES’ SERIES RELEASED AS CD COLLECTION INCLUDING NEW SET FROM THE HALLOWED TURF OF DONINGTON, DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2008 OUT NOW Cassette tapes. Remember...

Judas Priest Announces New Album "Invincible Shield" Judas Priest Announces New Album "Invincible Shield"

80s Heavy Metal

Judas Priest just dropped their newest track from their upcoming new album “Invincible Shield” and it should really appeal to fans of the Judas...

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 comments on the new video: THE CHERRY MEDICINE VIDEO IS HERE!! This is one of my favorite tracks on the album, and...

80s Heavy Metal

Def Leppard has released several videos on YouTube showcasing their concert at The Whisky back in 2022. Def Leppard is currently out on tour...

80s Heavy Metal

For the first time since the band wrapped the last concert of its Final World Tour back in November 2019, Slayer – Tom Araya/...

helix helix

80s Heavy Metal

Helix vocalist Brian Vollmer has posted the following news regarding Hinz’s death on his Official Facebook Page: Greg “Fritz” Hinz: January 23rd/1956-February 16th/2024. R.I.P....

Hard Rock & Metal News

CRASHDÏET Announces New Singer And Drummer

Hard Rock & Metal

CRASHDÏET has announced the following update: The time has come to enter the next chapter in the CRASHDÏET book of madness. After much soul-searching,...

Hard Rock & Metal

March 1, 2024Big Big Train – The Likes Of Us (InsideOut)Blind Channel – Exit Emotions (Century Media)Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project (BMG)Devastator –...

Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Hard Rock & Metal

Legendary Southern Hard Rockers Molly Hatchet played all their greatest hits to a large, enthusiastic crowd that was on their feet throughout the entire...

Sweet Pain Finally Get Debut Album Released On CD With Bonus Tracks Sweet Pain Finally Get Debut Album Released On CD With Bonus Tracks

80s Heavy Metal

Remastered by lead singer, Corky Gunn, who also came up with the new cover concept, this glam cult gem includes a 24-page booklet featuring...

Vain To Release New Album "Disintegrate Together" Vain To Release New Album "Disintegrate Together"

80s Heavy Metal

Vain has posted the following info on their Official Facebook Page regarding their upcoming new album: VAIN IS BACK… WITH A VENGEANCEIt’s been 6...

Former Dokken Members Return With New The End Machine Song For "Killer Of The Night" Former Dokken Members Return With New The End Machine Song For "Killer Of The Night"

80s Heavy Metal

Today, THE END MACHINE shares the second single from their highly anticipated upcoming release, ‘The Quantum Phase‘ due out March 8th via Frontiers Music...

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The Top 20 Hard Rock And Metal Albums Of 2023

Featured Articles

2023 had some really good hard rock and metal albums released if you know where to look and listen. The hard rock and metal...

45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear 45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

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...

20 Albums Released In 2023 That 80s Metal Fans Should Hear 20 Albums Released In 2023 That 80s Metal Fans Should Hear

80s Heavy Metal

Each year, it seems that the remaining 80s hard rock and metal bands that are still putting out new music seem to get smaller...

Check Out These 80s Metal And Hard Rock Stars' Real Names Check Out These 80s Metal And Hard Rock Stars' Real Names

80s Heavy Metal

Check out these 80’s Hard Rock And Metal Stars’ Real Names! Some of these names are well known to fans, while others might find...

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

80s Heavy Metal

The 80s were the decade of excess and musically that was absolutely true as well. The hard rock and heavy metal musical landscape exploded...

Who Were The Best Straight Up, No Frills Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of The 80s? Who Were The Best Straight Up, No Frills Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of The 80s?

80s Heavy Metal

The 1980s hard rock and metal scene is widely known as a generation of excess and a lot of over-the-top imagery. In fact, most...

80s Rock & Pop

80s Music Video Of The Day

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of one-hit wonders on the U.S. charts from the years 1980 and 1981. How many...

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

80s Rock & Pop

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...

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

80s Rock & Pop

Foreigner has announced the following: This summer we’re hitting the road with Styx! “We always look forward to being with our buddies in Styx,”...

80s Heavy Metal

Goodwyn was not only the singer but also the guitarist and main songwriter for the band. Goodwyn was widely revered as a great songwriter...

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

Alternative-Punk-Electronic

Front 242 Singer Hospitalized

Alternative / Punk

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...

Alternative / Punk

Toxic misogyny, violence against women, and incels are the latest target Al Jourgensen takes aim at in the song “B.D.E.” (aka “Big Dick Energy”)...

Punk Legends Cock Sparrer To Release Their Final Album "Hand On Heart" Punk Legends Cock Sparrer To Release Their Final Album "Hand On Heart"

Alternative / Punk

Punk legends Cock Sparrer announce their 8th and final album on vinyl, splatter vinyl, picture disc, CD, cassette and digital formats! No one (band...

Social Distortion And Bad Religion Announce Co-Headliner U.S. Tour Social Distortion And Bad Religion Announce Co-Headliner U.S. Tour

Alternative / Punk

Social Distortion’s Mike Ness has posted the following regarding the tour: It gives us great pleasure to announce that in April we will be...

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

Rock News

Hard Rock & Metal

The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival is a three-day event held Feb. 16-18, 2024 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds that...

Watch AC/DC's First Live Appearance Since 2016 At The Power Trip Festival Watch AC/DC's First Live Appearance Since 2016 At The Power Trip Festival

80s Heavy Metal

You can watch the full live performance of AC/DC from their Power Trip show courtesy of the Riff Raff YouTube channel. The band ripped...

DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR 2024 WITH STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART, AND CHEAP TRICK DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR 2024 WITH STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART, AND CHEAP TRICK

80s Heavy Metal

Def Leppard and Journey are teaming up for the Summer Stadium Tour 2024 with Steve Miller Band, Heart, and Cheap Trick! The Rock &...

Head East Release Their First album In Over 40 Years Head East Release Their First album In Over 40 Years

Rock

Legendary AOR band Head East is back and better than ever with the highly anticipated release of “Full Circle,” their first studio album in...

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...

Eric Martin Band Gets 40th Anniversary Album Release featuring members of Mr. Big, Tesla and Y & T Eric Martin Band Gets 40th Anniversary Album Release featuring members of Mr. Big, Tesla and Y & T

80s Heavy Metal

Eric Martin Band – Sucker For A Pretty Face – Original Sessions Tracklist: 1.    Sucker For A Pretty Face 2.    Don’t Stop 3.    Private Life 4.    Letting It...

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),...