View teaser for Iron Maiden’s upcoming video game

View teaser for Iron Maiden’s upcoming video game

Iron Maiden have released a trailer for their upcoming Legacy Of The Beast video game. No release date has been given for the game which will feature on iOS and Android, but the trailer depicts the cover artwork of classic Maiden single Run To The Hills – with the band’s mascot Eddie battling the devil. Legacy Of The Beast is being developed by Vancouver-based Roadhouse Interactive. They’ve been working with Maiden’s management firm Phantom Music Management and have been given access to the band’s back catalogue.   See Trailer here…

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THE 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL GRUNGE ALBUMS EVER

THE 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL GRUNGE ALBUMS EVER

When the alternative revolution of the early ‘90s happened, the sub-genre that ushered it in was given the name of “grunge” due to its thick, sludgy sound. Our list of the 25 Most Influential Grunge Albums takes into consideration not just the ones that millions bought, but also those from the late ‘80s that helped pave the way for its success. Even though nearly every alternative act of the day, especially those from Seattle, were all lumped together as grunge bands, the truth is that they each had their own style…

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MICHAEL ANTHONY Joined By WARRANT Singer For VAN HALEN Classics At ‘Mark In The Morning’ Anniversary Concert

MICHAEL ANTHONY Joined By WARRANT Singer For VAN HALEN Classics At ‘Mark In The Morning’ Anniversary Concert

Former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was joined by several musicians, including WARRANT singer Robert Mason, to perform three VAN HALEN classics — “Panama”, “I’m The One” and “You Really Got Me” (originally by THE KINKS) — during the “Mark In The Morning” first-anniversary show on February 26 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Anthony, singer Sammy Hagar, Eddie and Alex Van Halen last teamed up in 2004 for a U.S. summer tour. In exchange for taking part…

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Judas Priest Release ‘Breaking the Law’ Video From Upcoming ‘Battle Cry’ CD/DVD

Judas Priest Release ‘Breaking the Law’ Video From Upcoming ‘Battle Cry’ CD/DVD

“Breaking the what? Breaking the what!?” One of the simplest yet most impactful heavy metal songs ever written, “Breaking the Law” is not just a Judas Priest anthem, but a fist-raising embodiment of the spirit of rebellion. A live staple and fan-favorite, the song is featured on the band’s forthcoming CD/DVD, Battle Cry and the video for “Breaking the Law” from the Wacken 2015 performance in Germany has just been unleashed!   Read full Story at Loudwire

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Stage Name Origins

Stage Name Origins

Stage names play an important role in how a rock star expresses their personal image and style to the public. It’s certainly a more permanent part of their wardrobe than any guitar, shirt of leather jacket. Ever wonder how some of rock’s biggest stars came up with the names they use in public? Read Full Story at Ultimate Classic Rock

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Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath’s Early Struggles: ‘Rejected Again and Again’

Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath’s Early Struggles: ‘Rejected Again and Again’

Black Sabbath became an early standard bearer for heavy metal with their self-titled 1970 debut, but only after years of curious looks from people who didn’t understand their new sounds. “We used to do these auditions for record companies, and they’d just leave after the third song or something,” co-founding bassist Geezer Butler told Rolling Stone. “I’ll always remember one producer told us to go away, learn how to play and learn how to write some decent songs.” Read Full Story at Ultimate Classic Rock

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Mark Volman of the Turtles Declared Cancer-Free

Mark Volman of the Turtles Declared Cancer-Free

Mark Volman, the frizzy-haired co-frontman of the Turtles and the “Flo” half of Flo & Eddie, has been given a clean bill of health after undergoing treatment for throat cancer. The news was broken on Twitter by the band’s other frontman, Howard Kaylan, who wrote, “Thanks for all of your positive thoughts. Here to tell the world, Mark (Flo) Volman is Cancer Free!! #turtlesRback”   Whole Story at Ultimate Classic Rock  

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LITA FORD Says She Left THE RUNAWAYS After Learning All Her Bandmates Were Gay

LITA FORD Says She Left THE RUNAWAYS After Learning All Her Bandmates Were Gay

Speaking about her brief exit from THE RUNAWAYS forty years ago after learning that her bandmates were gay, Lita said: “This was in the early ’70s, mid-’70s, so I was not aware of homosexuality; I didn’t know anything about it. And it was still in the closet; nobody came out and said, ‘I’m gay’ — nobody came out at that time. And when I found out that the girls were all gay in the band, I wasn’t sure how to take it, and I didn’t know what it was. I…

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Grammy Producer on Lemmy Kilmister Tribute: ‘The Metalheads Have Dave Grohl To Thank for That’

Grammy Producer on Lemmy Kilmister Tribute: ‘The Metalheads Have Dave Grohl To Thank for That’

Almost one week removed from the 2016 installment of the Grammy awards and fans and musicians are still talking about the tribute performances that took place to honor some of the biggest icons who passed away last year. Lady Gaga performed a divisive tribute to David Bowie while all-star group Hollywood Vampires honored Motorhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister with a blistering performance of “Ace of Spades” with an introduction by Dave Grohl. The move surprised rock fans who were overjoyed their hero was so thoroughly recognized and now we know how it all…

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