Metal News Recap – Week of February 28, 2015

Metal News Recap – Week of February 28, 2015

“Fingers Bloody Fingers” is an animated piece that tells the story of how Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi lost the tips of two fingers. The short features a new interview with Tony done especially for this piece. Tony Iommi - TV Shows - Full Episode Video - Reality TV Shows Rush will be dialing back the big tours...frontman Geddy Lee recently commented ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of February 21, 2015

Metal News Recap – Week of February 21, 2015

Iron Maiden announced on their Facebook fan page that frontman Bruce Dickinson has been undergoing cancer treatment. Post by Iron Maiden. Metallica skis? Why not?! Ski manufacturer Armada has teamed up with the band for an exclusive Metallica line of skis. Said the band, "It's no secret that three quarters of the band enjoy our snow sports ([guitarist] Kirk ... [read more]

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden Undergoes Cancer Treatment

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Just before Christmas, Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson visited his doctor for a routine check-up. This led to tests and biopsies which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed yesterday. As the tumour was caught in the early stages, the prognosis thankfully is extremely good. Bruce’s ... [read more]

Scorpions to Unleash New Studio Album, “Return to Forever” on February

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Return to Forever, the new studio album from Scorpions, is due out February 20. Wanna hear audio samples of all 12 tunes? Check out the band’s official Facebook page for a listen. Plus, The 50th Anniversary & "Return To Forever" Album Release Party will be video streamed LIVE on www.the-scorpions.com on Feb 19! Don’t miss it: At 8.30 pm CET sharp, the live stream from ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of February 14, 2015

Metal News Recap – Week of February 14, 2015

AC/DC rocked hard during the opening of the 57th annual Grammy Awards last Sunday night, turning in blistering “we still effin’ got it!” performances of the title track off its newest album, Rock Or Bust, plus their classic “Highway To Hell.” It was AC/DC’s first national televised appearance here in the U.S. in 14 years, and they had the normally jaded crowd rockin’ in their ... [read more]

Eddie Van Halen Smithsonian Talk – “What it means to be an American”

Eddie Van Halen Smithsonian Talk – “What it means to be an American”

Necessity Is the Source of Eddie Van Halen’s Inventions The Path to Rock Superstardom Involves Immigration, Experimentation, and the Occasional Electrocution Fascinating interview with Eddie Van Halen as he talks about immigrating to America as a child and how he invented his method(s) of playing guitar music with Van Halen. Rock legend Eddie Van Halen didn’t set out ... [read more]

Dee Snider Announces 2015 Ride To Fight Hunger for Long Island Cares Benefit

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Dee Snider, singer, songwriter for Twisted Sister, actor and television and radio personality - and the host of the House of Hair - will once again lead thousands of motorcycle riders in his annual ride for charity on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Town of Hempstead Lido Beach Park. This will be the thirteenth year that Dee Snider has sponsored his popular ride, and the ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of February 6, 2015

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Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler (that’s his mug shot) was arrested January 27 after a bar brawl at the Corkscrew Saloon in Death Valley, California. The 65-year-old was charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism; he was later released “after detox and citation," said the Inyo County Sheriff's Department in a press release. The press release in ... [read more]