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Joey Tempest of Europe

Joey Tempest of Europe

“…we do stuff together but we also try to dig deeper with each record and find the expression rather than copy ourselves from the past or anything, we think there’s room for nostalgia in the live concert but in the studio we don’t find any room for nostalgia like that.” From Release: Sweden’s legendary hard rock band EUROPE, best known […]

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SEVENDUST Release Video For ‘Dirty’ – From New Album ‘ All I See Is War’ May 11

SEVENDUST Release Video For ‘Dirty’ – From New Album ‘ All I See Is War’ May 11

Twenty-four years into their career and still with all original members, US heavy rockers Sevendust are set to release their 12th studio album, All I See Is War, on May 11 via a newly-inked deal with Rise Records! The band have just released the video for the albums first single. Watch Dirty here The clip is the first to feature the band in it since 2013’s Decay. Recorded last […]

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Jahred Gomes of (hed) p.e.

Jahred Gomes of (hed) p.e.

“I can’t just say whatever pops into my head these days because I have a ten year old son and it really does affect me. When there probably was a time I would write or sing anything just to shock people now I would not take that path artistically.” From Release: Fusing rock, punk, rasta, gansta rap and soul into […]

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FOREIGNER To Release ‘With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ On April 27

FOREIGNER To Release ‘With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ On April 27

I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero. FOREIGNER‘s timeless anthems continue to rock the charts with ten multi-platinum albums, sixteen Top 30 hits and album sales now exceeding 75 million copies. For the first time ever, FOREIGNER will present all their hits with a 58 -piece […]

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SEVENDUST Return With New Album ‘All I See Is War’ To Be Released May 11 Via Rise Records

SEVENDUST Return With New Album ‘All I See Is War’ To Be Released May 11 Via Rise Records

Twenty-four years into their career and still with all original members, US heavy rockers Sevendust are set to release their 12th studio album, All I See Is War, on May 11 via a newly-inked deal with Rise Records! Recorded last year at Studio Barbarosa in Florida, the new album was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Slash, Coldrain, Story Of The Year). All I See […]

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: You Can’t Kill My Rock ’N’ Roll – Australian Tour June 2018

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: You Can’t Kill My Rock ’N’ Roll – Australian Tour June 2018

Sweden’s premiere purveyors of thrash metal meets sleaze rock, Hardcore Superstar will be touring Australia this June! Having last toured Australia waaay back in 2008, HCSS are ready to make it up to their fans for a decade of lost time in a big way! Fusing a base of hard, aggressive heavy metal with the catchy, melodic and decadent hard rock of […]

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BULLETBOYS: Australian Tour May 2018 with special guests: Dellacoma + more

BULLETBOYS: Australian Tour May 2018 with special guests: Dellacoma + more

Los Angeles rock and rollers the Bulletboys will tour Australia for the very first time this May! Emerging from the LA glam rock scene at its zenith with more blues licks than lipstick, Bulletboys have been a mainstay of the rock scene for the past 30 years. Formed by frontman Marq Torien after stints in King Kobra and a then unsigned Ratt, Bulletboys hit the […]

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(hed) p.e. Worldwide Unity Tour Australia March 2018

(hed) p.e. Worldwide Unity Tour Australia March 2018

Genre melding masters, (hed) p.e. will be making their long overdue return to Australia this March as they embark on their Worldwide Unity Tour! Fusing rock, punk, rasta, gansta rap and soul into something truly unique (and affectionately known as G-Punk), (hed) p.e. have been a mainstay in the rock and metal community since forming in 1994. Over the course of their ten albums […]

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Legendary Aussie rock band, HORSEHEAD, signs with Golden Robot Records

Legendary Aussie rock band, HORSEHEAD, signs with Golden Robot Records

Legendary Australian rock band Horsehead have signed with powerhouse independent record label Golden Robot Records who will be re-releasing the band’s catalogue and previously unreleased material internationally throughout 2018. The band’s first two albums, Horsehead and Onism, will also be made available digitally for the first time ever! Also planned for release are an album of B-sides, the band’s 1999 Triple J Live At the Wirelessset, and The Lost Album, a collection of tracks never […]

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EUROPE To Tour Australia For The First Time Ever – May 2018!

EUROPE To Tour Australia For The First Time Ever – May 2018!

Sweden’s legendary hard rock band EUROPE, best known for their worldwide 1986 Smash Hit The Final Countdown, have announced a run of five Australian dates in May 2018.   This will be the first time the band has toured Australia in their 35 year career! The band recently entered the famed Abbey Road Studio’s in London to record their 11th Studio album entitled Walk […]

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Richie Kotzen

Richie Kotzen

“…if you look at putting out music as literally output at some point if all you’re doing is output you’re gonna run out, you’re gonna run dry so you need input, so for me I get the input on taking long breaks and doing other things with my time and then coming back to music or even not coming back […]

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GLENN HUGHES Performs Classic Deep Purple Live! Australian Tour Sept 2017

GLENN HUGHES Performs Classic Deep Purple Live! Australian Tour Sept 2017

Glenn Hughes, the Voice Of Rock, played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. On that night, the UK bassist and vocalist walked away from one of history’s truly game-changing rock phenomena and never looked back — until now. This September, Australia will witness one of the finest hard rock singer/musicians of his generation fronting a mighty handpicked band live in concert, as he […]

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HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS: Announce Australian Tour August & September 2017

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS: Announce Australian Tour August & September 2017

US Post-Hardcore pioneers, Hawthorne Heights will return to Australia for shows across August and September! This time around they will be playing their landmark first two albums, 2004’s The Silence in Black and White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely in full. Both of them!! With huge hits such as Ohio Is For Lovers, Niki FM, Silver Bullet, Saying […]

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ALTER BRIDGE: Set To Release Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities Worldwide On September 8

ALTER BRIDGE: Set To Release Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities Worldwide On September 8

Coming off their most-successful world tour to date, ALTER BRIDGE announces the release of a new live album and rarities collection. Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities is scheduled for worldwide release on September 8 via Napalm Records. One of the biggest moments of the band’s career was the monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. That landmark performance is now […]

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Virgil Donati

Virgil Donati

“…I’m always struggling with myself to try and define those new ideas, those fresh things that happen spontaneously in the spirit of inspiration which is what I’m into on the drums, it’s not all about the written parts or the composed parts it’s about what you can bring to it, what energy you can bring to it, your expressive purpose.” […]

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Malcolm Bruce of The Music of Cream

Malcolm Bruce of The Music of Cream

“So we don’t play it note for note the way the guys did back in the day or sort of try to mimic it or anything like that, we just really get inside of it and make it our own at the same time respecting it as part of the tradition of popular music I guess.” From Release: The Music […]

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ALICE COOPER Announces Worldwide Signing To earMUSIC. New Studio Album ‘Paranormal’ To Be Released On July 28

ALICE COOPER Announces Worldwide Signing To earMUSIC. New Studio Album ‘Paranormal’ To Be Released On July 28

earMUSIC is proud to announce the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper. “Paranormal”, Alice Cooper’s new studio album, his first in 6 years, will be released on July 28 via earMUSIC/Sony Music Australia as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital. The 12 track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very […]

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RICHIE KOTZEN ‘Salting Earth’ – Australian Tour – August 2017

RICHIE KOTZEN ‘Salting Earth’ – Australian Tour – August 2017

Guitar virtuoso, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Richie Kotzen will tour Australia’s east coast for the first time this August. The current Winery Dogs axeman and former member of Poison and Mr Big has just released his 22nd solo album, Salting Earth via his own label, Headroom-Inc. From deep bluesy grooves to balls-out hard rock; burning sky harmonic glory to funk-jazz and […]

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Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun (Video Interview)

Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun (Video Interview)

“We just really want everything to mean something and we want it all to connect and be fluid, so it’s kind of like the most fitting name for us and we wanted to be taken seriously, serious like a chess game. So yeah, something that’s concentrated and focused…” In Sydney, Australia on holidays while her partner Tomas of Meshuggah is […]

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DEF FX: Announce Australian Tour for July: with guests My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

DEF FX: Announce Australian Tour for July: with guests My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

DEF FX, Australia’s own electronic surf rock band of the 90s is returning to Australia in 2017 for a national tour! Fronted by the enigmatic Fiona Horne and joined by the original line-up, including founding guitarist Blake Gardiner – this is a show not to be missed! “This 20 year reunion tour is a dream come true for the band […]

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DRAGONFORCE New Album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ Coming May 19

DRAGONFORCE New Album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ Coming May 19

International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed details of their forthcoming, brand new studio album! Reaching Into Infinity will be released via EarMUSIC/Sony Music Australia on May 19. Formats are, Digital, CD, LP and a special edition CD and DVD. Recording the bulk of the album at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, with producer Jens Bogren, the band also laid down tracks […]

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DEEP PURPLE: To Release New Album InFinite, April 7 via EarMusic/Sony Music Australia

One of the most influential rock bands of all time, Deep Purple, will release their brand new studio album inFinite on April 7 via earMUSIC/Sony Music Australia InFinite is the highly anticipated follow up to their most recent worldwide chart topping album 2013’s NOW What?!, The tour that followed sold over a million tickets worldwide. InFinite is classic Purple, 70’s swagger, roaring guitar […]

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Mark Holcomb of Periphery

Mark Holcomb of Periphery

“…we’ve always had a superb comradery as far as touring and hanging out, we’ve never been a band to go at each other’s throats just from being around each other, but being creative especially as every single band member is a song writer which we are and we all contribute greatly, being creative in a group environment can be pretty […]

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Paul Mahon of The Answer

Paul Mahon of The Answer

“It is seen as a ‘departure’ but for us it is a ‘progression’. There are certainly much darker themes and arrangements on Solas and the production and playing is very different to our normal rock n roll approach. We used our home studio much more and embarked on a journey of experimentation without being necessarily too worried about following the […]

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NE OBLIVISCARIS: The World Their Canvas – Australian Tour 2016 with special guests The Ocean (Germany) & Jack The Stripper

NE OBLIVISCARIS: The World Their Canvas – Australian Tour 2016 with special guests The Ocean (Germany) & Jack The Stripper

After another year touring all over the world, Australian fans are finally getting to see the nation’s leading progressive metal exports NE OBLIVISCARIS on home soil! It’s becoming an increasingly rare chance. NeO are a band truly unlike any other in the international metal scene right now, whom NoCleanSinging.com described as “One of the absolute best live performances I’ve seen in […]

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES releases new record ‘World Gone Mad’. Features Dave Lombardo on drums!

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES releases new record ‘World Gone Mad’. Features Dave Lombardo on drums!

On September 30 the legendary punk/thrash icons SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will release the follow up to their latest effort ’13’. The new record entitled WORLD GONE MAD will be the band’s first studio album featuring the legendary drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Phantomas, GripInc, Dead Cross) and the new members Ra Diaz on Bass and Jeff Pogan on guitar. Dave Lombardo first joined […]

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ALTER BRIDGE: Launch Preorders For New Album, ‘The Last Hero’, out Oct 7

ALTER BRIDGE have announced their fifth studio album, The Last Hero, will be released in Australia on October 7 through Napalm Records/Rocket. The Last Hero is the follow up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Fortress, which swept into album charts worldwide – including a #6 slot in the UK, #12 in the US (Billboard 200), #7 in Germany and #4 in Austria. The band worked […]

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PERIPHERY: Periphery III: Select Difficulty Australia, February 2017

PERIPHERY: Periphery III: Select Difficulty Australia, February 2017

Six piece progressive metal juggernaut, Periphery will be returning to Australia next February in support of their new album Periphery III: Select Difficulty which is released today! Representing the vanguard of addictive, chaotic, challenging and cathartically inviting heavy music for the modern era, Periphery’s triple-guitar attack and rhythmic dexterity has won them a dedicated fanbase that encompasses subcultures ranging from […]

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Falling In Reverse: Announce Count Rockula Tour – October 2016

Falling In Reverse: Announce Count Rockula Tour – October 2016

One of the most talked about, controversial, ground breaking and adored, rock bands of the modern age, FALLING IN REVERSE are bringing their Count Rockula Tour to Australia this October! This will be the band’s first visit back to Australia since early 2015 and their first ever headline tour. Tickets go on sale 10am Thursday, July 21. My Live Nation […]

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Mötley Crüe: The End – Global Digital Stream Kicks Off at motley.com on July 16/17

Mötley Crüe: The End – Global Digital Stream Kicks Off at motley.com on July 16/17

Beginning on Saturday, July 16 (Sunday, July 17 in Australia) music fans can experience the final performance from iconic rock band Mötley Crüe during a month-long run of “Mötley Crüe: The End.” The once-in-a-lifetime event was held at the sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve 2015. Watch the trailer here Fans around the world will be […]

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