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Gary Richrath, REO Speedwagon Guitarist Dead at 65.


REO Speedwagon is, in my opinion, one the best classic rock/hard rock outfits of the 70’s and early 80’s. I really enjoyed the Hi Infidelity album when it came out during my freshman year of high school. That is until my younger sister played it so incessantly and so did every radio station in America … Continue reading

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LYNCH MOB’S “REBEL,” IS WICKED GOOD.


I’ve been a fan of Lynch Mob for a long time now. They’ve had their ups, “Wicked Sensation,” their downs, everything following “Lynch Mob,” and have re-emerged as a naturally more mature and fluid outfit that kicks some serious ass. The leadoff track is a good start but the weakest track on the disc. Lynch … Continue reading

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IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR


  IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR Published: Aug 25, 2015 VOCALIST BRUCE DICKINSON TO CAPTAIN AND PILOT A BOEING 747-400 JUMBO JET TO PLAY IN SIX OF THE SEVEN CONTINENTS TRAVELLING OVER 55,000 MILES (88,500km) AROUND THE GLOBE “THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR” IS EXPECTED … Continue reading

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25 HOTTEST HARD ROCK CHICKS, ALICE COOPER CHART POSITION, ANTHRAX “WORSHIP MUSIC” CHART POSITION


Originally posted on Heavy Metal Messenger:
EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee will grace the cover of Revolver magazine’s “Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock” issue. The magazine won’t be on newsstands until October 11, but you are welcome for the sneak peek. EVANESCENCE‘s self-titled third major label album is due on October 11 via Wind-Up Records. “Evanescence”…

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Penelope Spheeris “Decline of Western Civilization,” Films to Get BOX Treatment


The highly celebrated and long-awaited trilogy known as “The Decline Of Western Civilization” will receive a deluxe box set release on June 30 from Shout! Factory. The four-disc set will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, and will contain Penelope Spheeris‘s “The Decline Of Western Civilization” (1980), “The Decline Of Western Civilization Part … Continue reading

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Hot Video Cover of Allanah Myles “Black Velvet.”


Known for supporting legendary bands KISS and DEF LEPPARD on KISS‘s massive 40th-anniversary North American tour last summer, Canada’s explosive hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will soon release a brand new EP. Due out August 28, the “Words Of The Prophets” EP (Titan Music) was produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (MEGADETH, DISTURBED, THREE … Continue reading

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Gene Simmons Says, “Fans are killing new bands.”


Sofie of Studio Brussel conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons and drummer Eric Singer when the band played at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium on June 19. You can now watch the chat below. Elaborating on his controversial “rock is dead” remark from last year, Simmons said: “The biggest bands in … Continue reading