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Upcoming Tours: Rock legends to hit the road this summer.

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Orange Goblin: headed to Donny

Another round of names have been added to this year’s Download festival!

Stoner metal fans get a beast of a double-whammy as Monster Magnet and Orange Goblin both join the fun, as do comedy thrash legends Lawnmower Deth and rock legends The Wildhearts!

The full list of new additions is as follows:

Against Me!
Monster Magnet
The Wildhearts
Chevelle
Arthemis
Orange Goblin
Lawnmower Deth
Page 44
Royal Blood
The Dirty Youth
Marmozets
VAMPS (JPN)
Kid Karate
The Magnus Puto
No Hot Ashes
Colt 45
Drones
Tax the Heat

The full, confirmed lineup so far is looking rather splendid, eh?

Download 2014 takes place June 13-15 at Castle Donington. Stay tuned for more announcements soon and buy your tickets here.

 

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Zakk Wylde‘s (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP custom guitar, along with his leather vest, were both stolen last night (Friday, March 14) from his tour bus at the Chicago, Illinois stop of the Experience Hendrix tour at the Chicago Theater.

Fans are asked to keep their eyes and ears open, especially at their local pawn shops.

If anyone has any information regarding the guitar, please contact local authorities.

The eighth edition of the celebrated Experience Hendrix Tour launched earlier this month. These special event performances represent an ongoing tribute to the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. Presented by BandFuse: Rock Legends, the month-long tour, brings together a diverse group of musical greats paying homage to the abiding genius of Jimi Hendrix. This year’s lineup ranges from metal legend Wylde, blues icon Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the innovative Dweezil Zappa, LOS LOBOS‘ stalwarts Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo, left-handed blues rocker Eric Gales, Texas guitar gods Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Johnson, funk legend Bootsy Collins, Mato Nanji (INDIGENOUS), and, from Serbia by way of Memphis, Ana Popovic. The rhythm section, as always, includes bassist Billy Cox, the only player, apart from Jimi Hendrix himself, who was part of both the BAND OF GYPSYS and the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and Chris Layton, the drummer who, along with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, was a founder of DOUBLE TROUBLE.

BL FAMILY!!CHICAGO CHAPTER!! PLEASE READ THE INFO ABOUT MY STOLEN PELHAM BLUE LP CUSTOM & LEATHER VEST!THANKS BL FAM pic.twitter.com/ftkpO63hQe

— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) March 15, 2014

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LA metal legends W.A.S.P. will headline Hard Rock Hell 8!

Blackie Lawless et al will be joined at the annual Wales shindig by MSG, Y&T , Diamond Head , Electric Mary, Bonafide, Grifter, Heavy Metal Kids and Carousel Vertigo.

Hard Rock Hell 8 takes place November 13-16 at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, North Wales. Head to www.hardrockhell.com

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Monster Magnet: stoner icons

Stoner rock legends Monster Magnet have unleashed a brand new single! Paradise is taken from new Monster Magnet album Last Patrol, out October 18.

Light up and check it out below:

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Our Joe Daly went to Uproar Festival to see the likes of Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and many more heavyweights bring the noise to San Diego. Lucky for him. Lucky for us, though, he went and reviewed it! Here’s what went down…

Another skin-reddening day has descended upon the paradisaical surf town of San Diego and with it arrives the 2013 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival – the last major festival tour of the season – boasting easily the most eclectic lineup to pull through in quite some time. Headliners Alice in Chains are presiding over a scrambled spectrum of rock and metal acts, including alt-rock legends Jane’s Addiction and prog metallers Coheed and Cambria, as well as up-and-comers such as Walking Papers, Dead Daisies and Middle Class Rut.

Like other tours, UPROAR has set up two second stages side-by-side to eliminate breakdown times between sets. As one band wraps up, the other band are literally standing on the stage next to them, peering around the speakers and waiting for the final note to end so they can crash into their opener. Comical as it sounds, it works enormously well, and at 2:50, Charming Liars [6] launch into an energized yet fleeting set of pop-inspired rock, followed by Sacramento’s Middle Class Rut [7], whose sugary alt-rock stage show establishes a positively airtight case for a spot on next year’s Warped Tour.

Highlights of the second stage are Canada’s Danko Jones [8], rock/metal supergroup Dead Daisies [8], and Walking Papers [8]. The Dead Daisies first detonate a ferocious half hour set of filthy classic rock and metal, powered by the hard-hitting rhythm section of bassist Marco Mendoza (ex-Thin Lizzy, ex-Whitesnake), and drummer Brian Tichy (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Whitesnake), the grooving fretwork of guitarists Richard Fortus (Guns n’Roses) and Dave Lowy (ex-Red Phoenix) and keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns n’Roses). Vocalist Jon Stevens (ex-INXS), sporting a chewed-up thumb and hobbling on a walking boot from a fishing accident, turns in a ferocious vocal performance that can likely be heard well past the Mexican border.

Duff McKagan: Walking Legend

In one of the festival’s more surreal moments (which is saying a lot with Jane’s Addiction lurking about), as two current members of GNR conclude their set with Dead Daisies on one stage, GNR’s original bassist, Duff McKagan, stands ten metres away, waiting to tear it up with his own new side project. Walking Papers turn in the most surprisingly heavy set of the afternoon with a punishing barrage of bluesy, hook-heavy anthems, powered by Duff and guitarist/vocalist Jeff Angell. Their final notes incite considerable dismay from the crowd and as security usher the people towards the main stage, two things stand out: 1) not a single “Whale’s Vagina” remark has yet been uttered and 2) Walking Papers’underground status is officially over.

Over on the main stage, the sun drops through the horizon as Circa Survive [6] offer an earnest but unremarkable clutch of pop-sweetened alt-rock as the amphitheatre begins to fill. Judging by today’s t-shirt representation, Coheed and Cambria [8] are the most in-demand outfit on today’s roster and their forty minute set offers a welcome shot of untempered urgency. Unleashing one brawny prog metal beatdown after another, including Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant, Number City and Welcome Home, Coheed and Cambria treat the audience like a flamethrower hitting a pile of dry leaves. It is majestic, as is frontman Claudio Sanchez’ heroic afro, which might well account for thirty percent of the musician’s total body mass.

Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez: furry

From the looks of Jane’s Addiction [9], they have all spent the past decade eating salads and doing sit ups. Elegantly-attired frontman Perry Farrell conjures images of old Tinseltown and those chiseled leading men of the 30s, his inimitable voice effortlessly exploring the high notes he first struck over two decades ago.

Perry Farrell: sprightly

We are especially thrilled to see Dave Navarro detonating filthy sets of mountain-cracking grooves, reminding everybody in attendance that before reality television, he was one of the architects of the alt-rock revolution. Jane’s simply kill it with an expertly-paced campaign of fan favourites including Superhero, Been Caught Stealing and Mountain Song.

Dave Navarro: groovy

Finally it’s time for headliners Alice in Chains [9] and the reception confirms that t-shirt numbers be damned, this is their crowd. Maniacal applause greets the grunge godfathers who dip straight into the old songbook with Them Bones, followed by Dam That River.

Alice In Chains: smashing it

As with most legendary bands who have seen a change in vocalist during their prime years, AIC will always inspire debate among fans regarding their election to carry on after the gut-wrenching demise of original vocalist Layne Staley. We are far too busy not giving a shit to worry about such hypothetical histrionics, instead savouring the unmitigated thrill of beholding the proto-grunge purveyors delivering a punishing retrospective of their entire catalog, tracking their early days straight through their new album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Check My Brain predictably rockets the Southern California crowd into heightened levels of clinical insanity, with seemingly every ticketholder in the venue shouting out the chorus Californiaaaaaaa’s alriiiiiiiight; Somebody check my brain!

AIC’s Mike Inez

And then it happens. At just after ten p.m., none other than the iconic riff technician himself, Jerry Cantrell, steps up to the microphone during a break and, losing his composure into a fit of chuckles, advises, “I’m pretty sure that San Diego means ‘Whale’s Vagina.’” Score!

Would? and Rooster close out a spectacular set, bringing this year’s UPROAR festival to a close and sending the masses back into the heart of the Whale’s Vagina. Although to be fair, no one really knows what San Diego means. Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago…

Alice In Chains Uproar San Diego Setlist

Them Bones
Dam That River
Check My Brain
Again
Man in the Box
Got Me Wrong
Rain When I Die
Hollow
Stone
Down in a Hole
Would?
Rooster

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On September 11, September 12 and September 14, German hard rock legends SCORPIONS played three concerts in Athens, Greece under the banner “MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens” at the Lycabettus Theatre over the roofs of the ancient city. For the first time in the history of the “MTV Unplugged” series, a concert in Greece under the open sky took place.

SCORPIONS performed their biggest hits, album classics as well as some exclusive new songs in the typical sound and arrangement of “MTV Unplugged”. They were supported by national and international surprise guests.

Fan-filmed video footage of the September 12 concert can be seen below.

“MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens” will be released at the end of 2013 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc. In addition, the performance will be premiered on MTV and VIVA in Germany.

SCORPIONS recently spent time in the studio with producers Mikael “Nord” Andersson and Martin Hansen resurrecting a dozen unfinished songs from what some people believe was the band’s best and most creative period — leftovers from the albums “Blackout” (1982), “Love At First Sting” (1984), “Savage Amusement” (1988) and “Crazy World” (1990) — for an album that is tentatively scheduled for release next year.

scorpionsunplugged2013poster

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“The Metal Voice” recently conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT. Hoffmann talked about ACCEPT‘s upcoming documentary, his line of wine, the band’s upcoming concert DVD; and the dates in Finland with fellow German metal/hard rock legends SCORPIONS. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked about the status of the songwriting and recording sessions for ACCEPT‘s follow-up to 2012’s “Stalingrad”, Hoffmann told Metal Shock Finland: “Our upcoming album is hopefully going to be out next year. We’ve started working on writing some songs; we haven’t recorded anything yet. But over the winter — maybe early next year — we’ll start recording it and try to make it every bit as good as the last one, maybe even better, if we succeed, we’ll see… It’s going to be as heavy as the rest.”

ACCEPT‘s new CD is once again being helmed by British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), who worked on the band’s last two studio efforts: “Stalingrad” and 2010’s “Blood Of The Nations”.

ACCEPT‘s April 12 concert at Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile was professionally filmed for the band’s forthcoming DVD.

“Stalingrad” sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. “Blood Of The Nations” opened with around 2,900 units back in September 2010 to land at No. 187.

“Stalingrad” was released on April 6, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Wanderers of the progosphere rejoice because the universe’s supreme festival of all that is cosmic, leftfield, riff-filled and a bit stoned, Roadburn, has announced that next year’s curator is to be none other than Opeth mainman, Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Following in the footsteps of Electic Wizard, Triptykon’s Tom G Fischer and Sunn O))), Mikael will be personally selecting a number of bands to play at the festival for one day, which will be headlined by Opeth themselves. The festival as a whole takes place at the 013 venue in Tilburg from April 10-13, 2014.

Says Mikael: “It’s with great honour that I accepted the invitation to be the curator for the 2014 Roadburn festival. I’m pretty damn far from being a professional booker/promoter and I’ve never been part in choosing bands for an event apart from bands that Opeth has toured with. So this is a first for me, but I have to say I’m very excited.”

“I’ve reached out to a handful of my favourite bands from the past and present,” he continues. “As of now it looks like it will be an amazing musical event. Still brainstorming about possible bands for this glorious festival but I already know that I’m going to be like a kid at Xmas. It will be amazing! Plain and simple. Obviously Opeth will perform as well, but to be quite honest with you, our own performance doesn’t get me nearly as excited as the thought of experiencing the bands that have shown interest. It will be remarkable and memorable. A celebration, bitches!”

Also just announced for the festival are two ghouls from the darkest corner of the Relapse Records stable: blackened soundcape specialists Locrian, and occultic outriders True Widow. They’ll be joining the likes of new doom kids on the chopping block, Conan and psych rock legends Loop. Happy daze!

Check Roadburn’s official website here, and their Facebook page here

Locrian’s Facebook here

And True Widow’s Facebook here

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Wanderers of the progosphere rejoice because the universe’s supreme festival of all that is cosmic, leftfield, riff-filled and a bit stoned, Roadburn, has announced that next year’s curator is to be none other than Opeth mainman, Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Following in the footsteps of Electic Wizard, Triptykon’s Tom G Fischer and Sunn O))), Mikael will be personally selecting a number of bands to play at the festival for one day, which will be headlined by Opeth themselves. The festival as a whole takes place at the 013 venue in Tilburg from April 10-13, 2014.

Says Mikael: “It’s with great honour that I accepted the invitation to be the curator for the 2014 Roadburn festival. I’m pretty damn far from being a professional booker/promoter and I’ve never been part in choosing bands for an event apart from bands that Opeth has toured with. So this is a first for me, but I have to say I’m very excited.”

“I’ve reached out to a handful of my favourite bands from the past and present,” he continues. “As of now it looks like it will be an amazing musical event. Still brainstorming about possible bands for this glorious festival but I already know that I’m going to be like a kid at Xmas. It will be amazing! Plain and simple. Obviously Opeth will perform as well, but to be quite honest with you, our own performance doesn’t get me nearly as excited as the thought of experiencing the bands that have shown interest. It will be remarkable and memorable. A celebration, bitches!”

Also just announced for the festival are two ghouls from the darkest corner of the Relapse Records stable: blackened soundcape specialists Locrian, and occultic outriders True Widow. They’ll be joining the likes of new doom kids on the chopping block, Conan and psych rock legends Loop. Happy daze!

Check Roadburn’s official website here, and their Facebook page here

Locrian’s Facebook here

And True Widow’s Facebook here

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