Metal News Recap – Week of January 24, 2015

Metal News Recap – Week of January 24, 2015

Mötley Crüe announced its final tour dates this week and details about its (assumed) last live performance that will officially end the band’s touring career. The Final Tour will wrap up its two-year stint on New Year’s Eve (12.31.15) in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles. You may remember that the Crüe first announced plans for their Final Tour in January of last year, signing ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of January 18, 2015

Metal News Recap – Week of January 18, 2015

Turns out that dementia isn’t the only life threatening health condition plaguing AC/DC co-founder/ex-guitarist Malcolm Young. UK-based magazine Q reports that he was diagnosed with lung cancer sometime after the band’s 2008 Black Ice tour. Luckily, it was discovered early and he had a successful operation. Malcolm was also diagnosed with a heart issue, which resulted in the ... [read more]

A Chrome-domed David Lee Roth Performs as Surprise Guest with Foo Fighters in LA

A Chrome-Domed David Lee Roth Performs as Surprise Guest with Foo Fighters in LA

Van Halen’s David Lee Roth was one of the surprise guests at Saturday Night’s very special concert at the Forum in Los Angeles for Foo Fighter Dave Grohl’s 46th birthday celebration. Diamond Dave sang “Panama” and Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” with the Foo Fighters was a rare appearance, since Roth almost never performs outside Van Halen. Another big surprise was when David ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of January 10, 2015

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Look out, Vegas...Ozzy Osbourne’s on the way and it’s gonna be much, much more than a regular concert. Said Ozzy’s wife/manager Sharon Osbourne to UK newspaper The Sun, “I'm working right now on a Vegas production for Ozzy. It'll be in time for Halloween and be called 'Hell Gate'." A source was quoted as saying, "Ozzy has never done a stand-alone show in Vegas and there has ... [read more]

AC/DC Announces 2015 Tour Dates

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AC/DC has now officially announced 22 tour dates for 2015. The band’s latest album, ‘Rock or Bust,’ debuted in the Top 5 of the U.S. album charts after its Dec. 2 release. AC/DC ‘Rock or Bust World Tour’ Dates: 5/5/15: Arnhem, Holland – Gelredome 5/8/15: Nuremberg, Germany – Zeppelinfeld 5/10/15: Dresden, Germany – Ostragehege 5/14/15: Zeltweg, Austria – Red Bull ... [read more]

Dee Snider wrote Celine Dion’s Christmas song, “The Magic of Christmas Day”!

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider says he wrote Celine Dion’s Christmas song, "The Magic of Christmas Day"! Dee Snider says that Celine Dion recorded a Christmas tune in the late ’90s without knowing that the Twisted Sister frontman penned the song. Moreover, he credits the pop singer’s recording for helping to pay off his home. Dion’s ‘The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of December 20, 2014

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Here’s the new Christmas card sent out by Iron Maiden to the members of its official fan club (IMFC). Could it be a tease for an upcoming album? Mascot Eddie is leaving a studio with an enigmatic sign that says “UROTON 51.” And if you’ve been reading about Iron Maiden’s award-winning Trooper beer and drooling, you can hit the pause button on your salivary glands ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of December 13, 2014

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Awwwwww! Slayer cares. Check out little Gypsy, who was placed in a happy home in Indianapolis thanks to the thrash metal band. The band’s publicist explained how Gypsy found a new home: “[Slayer guitarist] Kerry [King] and some of the crew went to dinner at Kerry's favorite steak house in Indy, St. Elmo's Steak House. Afterwards, the assistant tour manager, Jess [Cortese] saw a ... [read more]