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BLACK SABBATH CANCELS EUROPEAN TOUR, OZZY TAKES OVER

Black Sabbath have announced that due to Tony Iommi’s on-going treament for lymphoma he will not be able to tour with Black Sabbath  but will appear at the Download Festival in Donnington, UK. Iommi however is still planning to record the new Black Sabbath album with his bandmates. To fill the void that would have been left by the cancellation Ozzy Osbourne

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IRON MAIDEN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Iron Maiden have announced dates for their “MAIDEN ENGLAND” North American Tour. Bruce Dickinson said of the upcoming tour: “We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of

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R.I.P. Tonmi “Otus” Lillman, Drummer of Lordi

According to Lordi’s official website, drummer Tonmi “Otus” Lillman, who joined the band in October 2010, has died today at the age of 38. Otus joined the band to replace Sampsa “Kita” Astala, who left to focus his efforts on his glam rock band Stala & So. As of now, there are no reports on how he died, but the

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BILL WARD FIRED BY SHARON OSBOURNE? – PART 2

  Sharon Osbourne responded last night regarding her firing  Bill Ward from Black Sabbath. Sharon  tweeted: “I am not in any position to hire or fire anyone in Black Sabbath. I don’t manage the band, I manage my husband.” Bill Ward’s son Aron also released a statement regarding all of the talk about his father’s position on the contract negotiations and

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BILL WARD FIRED BY SHARON OSBOURNE?

Last week drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath issued a statement regarding the recording of the new Black Sabbath album saying that while he was ready to participate in recording sessions, he could not continue until a signable contract that reflects some dignity and respect for him as an original member of Black Sabbath was drawn up. Ward’s bandmates issued the

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THOR – TOMATO HOUSE OF ROCK

A few months ago I noticed an ad for a concert at The Highline Ballroom for THORFEST. Thinking of the 80’s Thor who could supposedly bend steel with his teeth, I said to myself, “What’s this all about?”  As I started to read further it turns out it wasn’t the singer, but instead a concert that showcases today’s top young

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KING DIAMOND ANNOUNCES NEW SHOW DATES

King Diamond confirmed his performance at Hellfest and the Rock Stage at Sweden Rock Festival this summer. King posted the following update: “Hail to all of you. FINALLY. We can now officially announce King Diamond’s return to the stage. We will be headlining the Rock Stage at Sweden Rock Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Please check out the links

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NEW AC/DC ALBUM DELAYED DUE TO ILLNESS

Brian Johnson revealed during a recent interview that the new AC/DC album has been delayed because of one of the members of the band has been ill.  Although Johnson didn’t reveal which member has been sick, he said: “Hopefully this year we can get back together again. One of the boys is a little sick. I can’t say anything, but he’s

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Turisas Set to Headline Paganfest 2012

As if it wasn’t good enough news that Paganfest, a much-celebrated folk/Viking metal fest, is coming back to the United States after passing the US over in 2011, Turisas has put the icing on the cake by announcing that they will headline Paganfest 2012! Turisas has been at the forefront of folk metal for almost a decade and participated in

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New Red Fang Video on YouTube

Red Fang performing with guest vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich in San Francisco. Photo by Taylor Keahey. Heavy metal newcomers Red Fang have premiered the video for “Hank Is Dead,” a track from their 2011 release Murder The Mountains. The band worked with prolific director Whitey McConnaughy, known for his work on music videos as well as television and commercials. See

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IRON MAIDEN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Iron Maiden have announced dates for their “MAIDEN ENGLAND” North American Tour. Bruce Dickinson said of the upcoming tour: “We have great fun playing the

BILL WARD FIRED BY SHARON OSBOURNE?

Last week drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath issued a statement regarding the recording of the new Black Sabbath album saying that while he was

THOR – TOMATO HOUSE OF ROCK

A few months ago I noticed an ad for a concert at The Highline Ballroom for THORFEST. Thinking of the 80’s Thor who could supposedly

KING DIAMOND ANNOUNCES NEW SHOW DATES

King Diamond confirmed his performance at Hellfest and the Rock Stage at Sweden Rock Festival this summer. King posted the following update: “Hail to all

NEW AC/DC ALBUM DELAYED DUE TO ILLNESS

Brian Johnson revealed during a recent interview that the new AC/DC album has been delayed because of one of the members of the band has been

Turisas Set to Headline Paganfest 2012

As if it wasn’t good enough news that Paganfest, a much-celebrated folk/Viking metal fest, is coming back to the United States after passing the US

New Red Fang Video on YouTube

Red Fang performing with guest vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich in San Francisco. Photo by Taylor Keahey. Heavy metal newcomers Red Fang have premiered the video