Heavy metal

METALLICA To Receive Sweden's Polar Music Prize!

The Swedish News site, The Local has announced that Heavy Metal Icons (and all around swell dudes) METALLICA will receive this year’s Polar Music Prize ! The Polar Music Prize is often considered ‘Music’s Nobel Prize,’ and The Metallicats join a very distinguished group of previous winners that...
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JUDAS PRIEST'S Rob Halford Addresses Glenn Tipton's Departure.

Fans of Heavy Metal Icons JUDAS PRIEST are still reeling from the recent announcement that long time guitarist GLENN TIPTON will "step back" from the band due to the advancing effects of Parkinson's disease on his performing and playing. Tipton had been diagnosed with early onset of the...
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Health Issue Forces Judas Priest Guitarist GLENN TIPTON From Tour.

JUDAS PRIEST has just shared some very disappointing news about guitarist GLENN TIPTON , namely, the band's long-time axe man has been forced to withdraw from the legendary metal band's upcoming tour. Tipton has Parkinson's disease, and although the original diagnosis of the degenerative illness...
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(Original) METALLICA Bassist Cliff Burton Honored By His Cali Hometown.

Although original METALLICA bass player CLIFF BURTON died tragically some 32 years ago, he is still very much in the hearts and minds of the people in his homeotwn of Castro Valley, California. So much so, that the late musician's birthday of February 10th has officially been designated 'Cliff...
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The Next 'Remastered' METALLICA Re-Issue Set For April!

Late-2017 saw the release of the Deluxe Edition of METALLICA 's 'breakthrough' album, 'Master of Puppets,' remastered and complete with an abundance of 'live' performances and extras. The band's next release won't be as ambitious as the 'Puppets' set, but will still be pretty cool...plans for the...
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WATCH: New JUDAS PRIEST Video for "Lightning Strike."

Venerable Hard Rockers JUDAS PRIEST , after 'teasing' the video for 'Lightning Strike,' the lead single from their new album, 'Firepower,' have just posted the full-length version in advance of the album's release in March. For their new album, which follow's the 2014 LP, 'Redeemer of Souls,'...
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Part One of a NEW, 2-Part DVD, 'Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal' Due In January...

A new, 2-part 'Inside Metal' Documentary that traces the rise of the 'Thrash Metal' genre from the early 1980's is ready for release, with the first DVD slated for a January 19th, 2018 debut. (The 2nd installment will follow later in the year...) While there is discussion to be had amongst Metal...
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IRON MAIDEN Sets Dates for 2018-19 'Legacy of the Beast' Tour!

IRON MAIDEN , having just released their 'Book of Souls' live recordings (CD and free-streaming video) are already setting their sights on their next project--getting back on the road in 2018 for what they are calling the 'Legacy of the Beast' European Tour . (see tour dates below) Tickets for the...
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METALLICA To Stream Their Headlining Set At 'Band Together Bay Area!'

In response to the recent devastating wildfires that scorched wide areas of Northern California, a number of performers- G-Eazy, Rancid, Dave Matthews, Dead & Company , and METALLICA will perform at the ' Band Together Bay Area' Benefit Concert on Thursday, November 9th. Bay Area Boys METALLICA...
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SCORPIONS Regret Announcing 'Farewell Tour,' Will Release NEW 'Ballads Compilation!'

Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Icons The SCORPION S have announced the upcoming release of a new compilation album of songs that spotlight the band's 'softer' side...Think, 'Winds of Change,' 'Still Lovin' You', & 'Send Me An Angel,' (the latter song receiving a new acoustic 'update!' ).On the new...
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