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- Metallica mourn the death of Cliff Burton’s dad, Ray
Ray Burton, the father of legendary Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, has died at the age of 94.
- Watch: Alice Cooper shares ‘Detroit City 2020’ lyric video
Planet Rock’s very own Alice Cooper has shared the lyric video for the opening track on his new ‘Breadcrumbs’ EP, ‘Detroit City 2020’.
- Joe Bonamassa confirms first acts for 2020 Mediterranean cruise
Following the success of the inaugural event last month, Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean cruise will once again set sail in summer 2020.
- AMARANTHE Teases ‘Do Or Die’ Video
AMARANTHE has released a teaser for what appears to be the music video for a new song called “Do Or Die”. The full track will be made available on Friday, February 14. Last fall, the Swedish/Danish six-piece announced it had signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast for the release of its sixth studio album, […]
- Black Star Riders criticise America’s ‘ridiculous’ gun laws and call for change
Black Star Riders’ Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick have spoken passionately about America’s “ridiculous” gun laws and have called for something to be done.
- Exclusive: British Lion premiere ‘The Burning’ video
British Lion, the side-project of Iron Maiden bassist and sole constant member Steve Harris, have premiered the video for their latest single ‘The Burning’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
- K.K. Downing to play UK show with ex-Judas Priest band mates & Megadeth’s David Ellefson
K.K. Downing will join forces with Megadeth’s David Ellefson and two of his ex-Judas Priest band mates plus for a very special show this autumn.
- Billy Sheehan clarifies that he never received an “official” offer to join Van Halen
- Poison’s Bret Michaels diagnosed with skin cancer
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has revealed he’s undergoing surgery after been diagnosed with skin cancer.
- Mott The Hoople cancel tour due to Ian Hunter’s ‘incessant and scary’ tinnitus
Mott The Hoople have been forced to cancel their upcoming North American tour due to frontman Ian Hunter’s severe tinnitus.
- Eddie and the Hot Rods singer Barrie Masters dies aged 63
Barrie Masters, the frontman and sole constant member of Eddie and the Hot Rods, has died at the age of 63.
- SLIPKNOT’s MICK THOMSON Loves To Expose Death Metal Bands To Wider Audiences
SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson was interviewed by Andertons Music Co. prior to the band’s January 25 concert at the O2 Arena in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the differences between doing a tour like SLIPKNOT’s current European run and to the first couple of tours the band did two […]
- David Lee Roth says Van Halen are ‘finished’
Van Halen singer David Lee Roth has said in a new interview the band are now “finished.”
- Sharon Osbourne slams media reports that Ozzy ‘won’t live to see Christmas’
Sharon Osbourne has slammed sensationalistic US tabloid reports that Ozzy Osbourne is “on a crazy train to an early death.”
- Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Collaborates With Girlfriend on Electronic Track
The Killswitch Engage singer makes his first venture into electronic music. Continue reading…
- SUICIDE SILENCE’s MARK HEYLMUN: ‘If TRUMP Wins Again, I Very Well Could Just Leave America’
SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun opened up about his political views during a lengthy interview with Australia’s “Scars And Guitars” podcast. The 32-year-old musician, who replaced SUICIDE SILENCE’s original lead guitarist Rick Ash in 2005, said that many people put too much emphasis on the world’s political affairs when their everyday lives are not drastically […]
- Watch The Dead Daisies recording ‘Righteous Days’ in the studio with Glenn Hughes
The Dead Daisies have shared a behind-the-scenes video from the recording of current single ‘Righteous Days’ with new frontman Glenn Hughes.
- Saxon’s Biff Byford gives fans update after emergency heart bypass operation
Saxon frontman Biff Byford has given fans his first update since undergoing an emergency triple bypass operation on his heart.
- Ted Nugent’s Wife Mesmerizes Fans With Her Beauty Despite Her Age, 58!
Rock music veteran Ted Nugent’s wife, Shemane Nugent, has shared a new photo of herself on the official Instagram account, showing off her hot look for the fans. Shemane jumped to Instagram to share some updates about herself. Her hot look drawn more attention than her statement by the followers. She is 58 years old […]
- Pearl Jam announce eleventh studio album ‘Gigaton’
Pearl Jam will release their fervently awaited eleventh studio album ‘Gigaton’ on Friday 27th March 2020 via Universal Music Group.
- Bob Dylan, Rock History – February 4
1966, Bob Dylan and The Band played at the Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This was the first date on a world tour which would become significant as the first outing in which Dylan used electric instruments, after he had gone “electric” at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. 1966, The Who play the Astoria Theatre […]
- Metallica’s James Hetfield On Lars Ulrich: “He Was Terrible!”
Metallica frontman James Hetfield spoke in a recent conversation with Terry L. Karges at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, slammed the band’s drummer Lars Ulrich. While talking about the beginning of the Metallica, James recalled the early years of the band and revealed how he met Lars when they were in high school. […]
- Dave Mustaine ‘100% free of cancer’ after 51 radiation treatments and nine chemo sessions
Megadeth lynchpin Dave Mustaine has confirmed he is “100% free of cancer” after undergoing 51 radiation treatments and nine chemotherapy treatment sessions.
- Judas Priest commence work on 19th studio album
Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner have hit the studio to commence work on the writing sessions for Judas Priest’s 19th studio album.
- Bloodstock Open Air unveils first 2020 headliner
Devin Townsend has been confirmed as the first headliner of the UK’s metallest metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air 2020.
- Dream Theater to play two February 2020 UK shows
Progressive metal overlords Dream Theater will play two very special headline UK shows in February 2020.
- KISS movie biopic set for release in summer 2021
KISS’s manager Doc McGhee has confirmed that a KISS movie biopic is in the works and it will tentatively be released in July 2021 to coincide with the band calling it quits.
- Edenthorn join Winter’s End 2020 line-up
North East rockers Edenthorn have been added to the Planet Rock presents Winter’s End 2020 line-up.
- Slade’s Don Powell claims Dave Hill has fired him via email
Slade drummer Don Powell claims he has been dismissed from the current incarnation of the band by Dave Hill.
- Watch Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony perform ‘The Memory Remains’ from S&M²
Ahead of the Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony: S&M² concert film hitting cinemas next week, Metallica have shared a clip of ‘The Memory Remains’.
- Rush legend Neil Peart dies aged 67
Legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart has died after a heroic three-and-a-half year battle with brain cancer.
- Ex-Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno to retire on doctor’s orders after final gig
Early Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di’Anno will retire from the live stage after one final concert this summer.
- Mötley Crüe Star Nikki Sixx’s Daughter Cries After Radical Decision
Mötley Crüe’s bass guitarist Nikki Sixx’s daughter, Frankie Sixx, has posted a new photo of herself via her Instagram account. In the recent Instagram Stories, she has shared a new photo of herself after changing her hair completely. Frankie put a crying emoji on the photo that we can easily think she didn’t like her […]
- Robin McAuley rushed to hospital with sepsis
Irish rock vocalist Robin McAuley, best known for his work with Michael Schenker, has been rushed to hospital with sepsis.
- Scarlet Rebels and Revival Black join forces for epic 2020 co-headline UK tour
Two of rock music’s finest rising talents, Scarlet Rebels and Revival Black, are joining forces for a massive co-headline tour throughout early 2020.
- Linkin Park Broke Silence For A Special Reason – Mike Shinoda Reacts!
The official and verified Instagram page of Linkin Park broke their social media silence after a long time and has shared a new post on Instagram Stories to celebrate the birthday of the band’s bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell. Phoenix, whose full name is David Michel Farrell, recently celebrated his 43rd birthday. Linkin Park took to […]
- Robin McAuley releases statement after ‘hellish’ week battling sepsis
Irish rock vocalist Robin McAuley has been released from hospital after taking ill with sepsis last week.
- The Wildhearts announce co-headline UK tour with Backyard Babies
The Wildhearts will embark on a fresh UK tour in January and February 2020, which they’re co-headlining with Swedish rockers Backyard Babies.
- Queen honoured with commemorative UK coin collection from the Royal Mint
Queen are set to become the first band ever to be celebrated with an official commemorative UK coin collection from the Royal Mint.
- Danny DeVito Gave Mike Patton Acting Tips at Mr. Bungle Reunion Show
We wonder if there was a rum ham backstage too. Continue reading…
- Listen to Halsey’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Song Written With Bring Me the Horizon
Check out the ‘experiment.’ Continue reading…
- Green Day announce three June 2020 UK stadium shows
Green Day are coming to the UK in summer 2020 for a trio of stadium shows as part of of The Hella Mega Tour.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante Jams With Former Chili Pepper Dave Navarro
Past and present Chili Peppers’ guitarists shared the stage over the weekend. Continue reading…
- More video footage and setlist from Cold Sweat’s show at the Monsters of Rock Pre-Cruise Party
- Jon Bon Jovi opens up about Bon Jovi’s weighty new album ‘2020’
Jon Bon Jovi has described Bon Jovi’s upcoming new album ‘Bon Jovi: 2020’ as “a real statement record”.
- Monster Truck announce November 2019 UK tour
Canadian rock juggernauts Monster Truck will grace the UK this autumn for a 10-date headline tour.
- Bowling for Soup Wrote a Song About WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss
Alexa appears in the new video. Continue reading…
- WHAT LAWSUIT? … Steve Riley’s L.A. Guns hype first show of 2020 just days after being sued by Tracii Guns
WHAT LAWSUIT? Steve Riley’s L.A. Guns hype first show of 2020 just days after being sued by Tracii Guns Metal Sludge — In a brand new social media blast the L.A. Guns are promoting their very first live show of 2020. No, not that L.A. Guns, the other L.A. Guns. Which L.A. Guns is […]
- Piston get animated in superhero themed ‘Blow It Away’ video
Piston have premiered the superhero themed animated video for their latest single ‘Blow It Away’.