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Metallica have released their contribution to the imminent Ronnie James Dio tribute album, This Is Your Life.

The song, a mash-up of Dio favourites A Light in the Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer and Kill The King titled Ronnie Rising Medley, in the latest to be unveiled from the album, which also features covers by the likes of Corey Taylor, Halestorm and Doro.

Check it out here.

The album will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org) and was organised and produced by his wife, Wendy.

Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life lands on April 1 via Rhino. Check out the full list of covers below:

Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life Tracklist

1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*
2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Halestorm*
6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff of Saxon*
7. “Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
10. “Catch the Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. “I” – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (featuring “A Light in the Black”, “Tarot Woman”, “Stargazer”, “Kill the King”)”– Metallica*
14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio

A number of the names above joined forces to celebrate the life of Ronnie James Dio at the recent Third Annual Awards Gala in LA. It was immense. Here’s what went down.

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ALTER BRIDGE will release a new live CD, DVD and Blu-ray entitled “Live In Milan” in early June. The show was taped at the legendary Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy on November 12, 2013 in front of a sold-out crowd of over 10,000 fans. Shot in beautiful HD with 18 cameras and directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime ALTER BRIDGE director Daniel E. Catullo III, the show includes 18 songs off all four of the band’s studio albums. One of the tracks, an acoustic rendition of the ALTER BRIDGE song “Watch Over You”, features a special guest appearance by HALESTORM‘s Lzzy Hale.

A trailer for “Live In Milan” can be seen below.

ALTER BRIDGE celebrated its 10th anniversary on January 6 with the release of “Alter Bridge X”, a massive, 27-disc box set that was limited to just 3,000 copies worldwide. The set includes all four ALTER BRIDGE studio albums, along with DVD, Blu-ray, and vinyl audio copies of “Live From Amsterdam” and “Live At Wembley”, including a 3D version of the latter. Also in the box was every webisode to date, hours of unreleased interviews and documentary footage, a coffee table book, a signed poster, and much more.

The complete set contains 16 DVDs/Blu-rays, seven CDs and four vinyl discs.

The hardcover coffee table book contains more than 100 pages of exclusive photos spanning the group’s decade-long career.

The 3,000 copies were split between 1,500 for Europe, 1,000 for the U.S. and 500 for the rest of the world.

ALTER BRIDGE recently completed a headlining tour of Europe in support of its latest album, “Fortress”, which featured the Active Rock Top 15 single “Addicted To Pain”.

ALTER BRIDGE was started by the three instrumental members of CREED and guitarist Mark Tremonti told The Pulse Of Radio how ex-MAYFIELD FOUR singer Myles Kennedy became the final piece of the puzzle. “When we first started the band, we were desperately looking for a singer, and my buddy had brought me a MAYFIELD FOUR CD and, you know, hearing the CD, I was blown away — this guy’s, you know, not doing anything right now and he’s this good?” he said. “I made demos and sent ’em his way, and he sang over them and he seemed to be into the songs and we loved what he did and he flew down January 2, 2004, and we’ve been a band ever since.”

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Omaha, Nebraska based hard rockers EMPHATIC will release their new album, “Another Life”, on October 22 through Epochal Artists Records. The band enlisted the help of drummer John Tempesta (THE CULT, ex-WHITE ZOMBIE, TESTAMENT, EXODUS) to lay down drum tracks for the CD, which “is filled with gigantic hooks, powerful melodies and is an inspiring triumph over adversity,” according to a press release. The album is the group’s first to feature new frontman Toryn Green, who was previously the singer of FUEL and the touring vocalist for Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA.

Produced by EMPHATIC guitarist Justin McCain and co-produced by Ryan Greene at Validus Recording Studios in Los Angeles, “Another Life” showcases EMPHATIC‘s newfound sense of maturity and creative firepower as they belt out a powerful dose of hard rock. Rejuvenated creatively, the band is now firing on all cylinders with a lineup that matches the intensity of their songs.

The lyric video for the CD’s debut single, “Remember Me”, can be seen below.

EMPHATIC is best known for its major label debut album, “Damage”, which produced the hit single “Bounce”, and landed on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at position No. 9. The CD was produced by Howard Benson (THREE DAYS GRACE, HALESTORM), and featured A PERFECT CIRCLE‘s Josh Freese playing drums on the record. From there, the band went on to take part in the Carnival Of Madness tour alongside hard rock heavyweights THEORY OF A DEADMAN, ALTER BRIDGE, BLACK STONE CHERRY and ADELITAS WAY.

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Pennsylvanian rockers HALESTORM will release their new EP, “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP”, on October 15 via Atlantic.

The EP marks the acclaimed hard rock band’s first new release since their stunning Grammy Awards triumph earlier this year, as well as the follow-up to 2011’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP”. As with its predecessor, “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” sees HALESTORM putting their distinctive brand on a strikingly eclectic collection of classic songs, including legendary tracks by JUDAS PRIEST, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC, MARILYN MANSON, and DAFT PUNK.

“Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves,” said HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real. We hope all our fans have as much fun with ‘ReAniMate: 2.0’ as we did!”

“ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP” track listing:

01. Dissident Aggressor (originally performed by JUDAS PRIEST)
02. Get Lucky (originally performed by DAFT PUNK)
03. Shoot To Thrill (originally performed by AC/DC)
04. Hell Is For Children (originally performed by PAT BENATAR)
05. Gold Dust Woman (originally performed by FLEETWOOD MAC)
06. 1996 (originally performed by MARILYN MANSON)

The “Get Lucky” cover is now available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below (courtesy of RevolverMag.com).

2011’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP” contained covers of tracks from SKID ROW, LADY GAGA and GUNS N’ ROSES. Singer Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that recording other artists’ songs helps her own writing. “There’s just nothing like singing and playing and picking apart an already proven amazing song,” she said. “I think it helps you as a songwriter. I’ll write a song and be like, ‘Well, is that as good as HEART‘s ‘All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You’, and I’ll have to be like, ‘No, back to the drawing board.'”

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DEVICE and DISTURBED frontman David Draiman and his wife, Japanese-American model, actress and wrestler Lena Yada, welcomed a baby boy, Samuel Bear Isamu Draiman, this morning at 12:58 a.m.

In a Facebook post, Draiman wrote, “MY DEAR FRIENDS, BORN AT 12:58 AM ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12 2013, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR SON, SAMUEL BEAR ISAMU DRAIMAN. MY WIFE LENA IS SUPERWOMAN…29 HOURS OF LABOR! BOTH MOTHER AND CHILD ARE HEALTHY AND WELL. I THANK THE POWERS THAT BE FOR THIS GREATEST OF GIFTS. ALL MY LOVE AND RESPECT, -DAVID”

Draiman brought his then-pregnant wife up on stage during DEVICE‘s August 11 concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the final stop of this summer’s Gigantour.

Draiman revealed the news of the pregnancy on May 2 on Twitter and also let the audience know at the Revolver Golden Gods awards, where he performed LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Whole Lotta Love” with HALESTORM.

Draiman and Yada were married in September 2011. The Pulse Of Radio asked Draiman at the time how he thought becoming a family man might change his music. “You know, I can only imagine that it would give me more inspiration to write,” he said. “I think that when you all of a sudden become a family man, and you have more to worry about than just yourself, your concerns, they build, in terms of things going on with the world, in terms of your life, in terms of your fears and your hopes and your dreams. And so I really think it’ll be a tremendous catalyst for potential inspiration.”

DEVICE released its self-titled debut album on April 9. It debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard album chart, selling 35,000 copies in its first week of release.

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Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, joined HALESTORM on stage this past Saturday night (September 7) in York, Pennsylvania to perform the CINDERELLA classic “Nobody’s Fool”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Keifer also performed with HALESTORM the previous night, (Friday, September 6) at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“Nobody’s Fool” was the second single from CINDERELLA‘s 1986 debut album, “Night Songs”, which was certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Of Association) for shipments in excess of 3 million copies.

Keifer‘s debut solo album, “The Way Life Goes”, sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group).

HALESTORM recently issued an official music video for the song “Here’s To Us”, the latest single off the band’s 2012 sophomore album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The track is the fourth single from “The Strange Case Of…” , following “Love Bites (So Do I)”, “I Miss The Misery” and “Freak Like Me”. HALESTORM won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in February for the chart-topping “Love Bites (So Do I)” .



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Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, joined HALESTORM on stage this past Saturday night (September 7) in York, Pennsylvania to perform the CINDERELLA classic “Nobody’s Fool”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Keifer also performed with HALESTORM the previous night, (Friday, September 6) at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“Nobody’s Fool” was the second single from CINDERELLA‘s 1986 debut album, “Night Songs”, which was certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Of Association) for shipments in excess of 3 million copies.

Keifer‘s debut solo album, “The Way Life Goes”, sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group).

HALESTORM recently issued an official music video for the song “Here’s To Us”, the latest single off the band’s 2012 sophomore album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The track is the fourth single from “The Strange Case Of…” , following “Love Bites (So Do I)”, “I Miss The Misery” and “Freak Like Me”. HALESTORM won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in February for the chart-topping “Love Bites (So Do I)” .



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On Friday night at Atlantic City’s House Of Blues Lzzy Hale of Halestorm invited Tom Keifer on stage to perform the Cinderella classic “Nobody’s Fool”.

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On Friday night at Atlantic City’s House Of Blues Lzzy Hale of Halestorm invited Tom Keifer on stage to perform the Cinderella classic “Nobody’s Fool”.

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Stone and Double T of the 104.9 The X (WXRX) radio station in Rockford, Illinois conducted an interview with Pennsylvanian rockers HALESTORM backstage at Sturgis 2013. You can now watch the chat below.

HALESTORM has issued an official music video for the song “Here’s To Us”, the latest single off the band’s 2012 sophomore album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The band recently recorded an alternate version of the track featuring guest appearances from Slash, SHINEDOWN‘s Brent Smith, ALTER BRIDGE‘s Myles Kennedy, DEVICE‘s David Draiman and others.

“Here’s To Us” was previously covered on a February 2012 episode of the hit television show “Glee”.

The song is the fourth single from “The Strange Case Of…” , following “Love Bites (So Do I)” , “I Miss The Misery” and “Freak Like Me”. HALESTORM won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in February for the chart-topping “Love Bites (So Do I)” .

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