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Anthrax pulls out for second show in Texas ‘due to a medical concern’

Anthrax has pulled out of another Texas show, this time in Austin, TX on Tuesday night at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre “due to a medical concern.”  The thrash legends had also canceled Monday night’s show in Dallas for the same reason; supporting acts Hatebreed and Black Label Society took the stage to perform despite Anthrax’s absence.  The two shows are part of Anthrax’s ongoing 40th Anniversary Tour.

Said Anthrax in a statement: “Charlie, Scott, Frank, Joey and Jon are really sorry to let their fans in Austin know that due to a medical concern, Anthrax has to cancel its show tonight at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre. Black Label Society and Hatebreed are still performing tonight, so the band hopes you’ll come out and rock with them. Refunds are available until the venue box office closes at 9 PM tonight, or at point of purchase. Everyone in the band looks forward to seeing their Austin fans soon!”

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Ozzy Osbourne makes surprise appearance at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games for Black Sabbath mini-reunion with Tony Iommi

Ozzy Osbourne surprised fans at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, teaming up with fellow Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi for a performance of “Paranoid” at the closing ceremony for the games.

It was the first time the metal icons played together onstage since Black Sabbath played their final show ever in February 2017, and marked Ozzy’s first live performance in nearly three years — and his first since undergoing a major neck operation earlier this summer. Ozzy’s last performance was at the American Music Awards in November 2019, joining Post Malone and Travis Scott onstage for “Take What You Want.” Before that he had put his “No More Tours 2” farewell outing on hold as he battled his various health issues.

After the intro to “Iron Man” played with Ozzy shouting “I am Iron Man” from backstage, Osbourne made his way to the stage joined by Iommi and the two musicians who performed on Black Sabbath’s final tour: bassist Adam Wakeman, and drummer Tommy Clufetos.  In addition to the surprise gig at the Commonwealth Games, Osbourne and Iommi recently reunited in the studio to record the track “Degradation Rules” for Ozzy’s upcoming album, Patient Number 9, which drops on September 9th.

Watch Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi perform “Paranoid” at the Commonwealth Games in the video – here.

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Metallica launches collaboration with ‘Stranger Things’

Metallica has launched a collaborative line of clothing with the Netflix series Stranger Things. All the designs feature a unique take on the “Hellfire Club” t-shirt worn by Season 5 hero Eddie Munson.

Metallica has embraced the renewed interested in their already-classic track “Master of Puppets,” due to its placement in the Stranger Things Season 5 finale.

You can check out the full performance video from Lollapalooza in Chicago, as well as a backstage clip with the band featuring Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson).

All designs can be purchased at both the Official Metallica Store and the Official Netflix Shop.

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Whitesnake cancels North America tour dates due to frontman David Coverdale’s illness

Whitesnake has canceled their upcoming North American tour with The Scorpions. Frontman David Coverdale is still receiving treatment for an upper respiratory infection that forced the group to cancel European tour dates last month.

Coverdale’s Instagram said: “It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well. While Whitesnake will no longer be on the tour, the Scorpions will be continuing on. We Wish Our Good Friends, The Scorpions Every Success!!!”

The Scorpions have also shared a statement: “We wanted to let you know that Whitesnake will no longer be joining us on our U.S. and Canadian Rock Believer tour. Nothing is more important than our fans and it was important to us that we keep the shows as scheduled. We wish Whitesnake all the best and look very much forward to seeing you and rocking with you all on tour along with Thundermother.”

Prior to the European cancelation, the band had canceled several dates due to Coverdale’s various health issues. Guitarist Reb Beach also missed five shows while he recovered from an undisclosed illness, and then the group missed a festival performance due to drummer Tommy Aldridge not being able to play, also for undisclosed reasons. Coverdale had announced he was also ill and suffering from a sinus and trachea infection which caused more issues.

The Scorpions will kick-off the Rock Believer World Tour on August 21st in Toronto with dates through October 21st in Las Vegas.

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Bryan Adams releasing deluxe version of ‘So Happy It Hurts’ and vinyl ‘Classic’ collections

A super deluxe version of Bryan Adams’ latest studio album, So Happy It Hurts, will be released on October 28.  The expanded collection includes a bonus disc featuring 12 of the tracks that appeared on Adams’ 2022 Classic and Classic Pt. II digital albums, which originally were released in March and earlier this month.

A two-LP, 14-track vinyl edition of the Classic recordings will be released on October 28, and will be available on standard back vinyl and limited-edition orange vinyl.  You can preorder the two-CD version of So Happy It Hurts and the Classic two-LP sets now.

Adams also has debuted a music video for his updated rendition of his 1998 single “When You’re Gone,” a duet with Melanie C of the Spice Girls. Bryan also recently premiered a video for the So Happy It Hurts track “I Ain’t Worth S*** Without You” that was filmed on stage at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall.

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Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White and Ice Nine Kills add third leg to “Trinity of Terror” triple co-headlining tour

Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White and Ice Nine Kills have announced that they are expanding their Trinity Of Terror triple headline tour with a brand new fall leg.

The new North American leg will include special guests Atreyu and it set to kick off on Halloween (October 31st) at El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, TX, with additional dates still to be announced.

Like the first two legs, the trek will feature Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Motionless In White alternating the headline spot. Tickets are on sale now; for more information, head here.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival announces release of ‘At The Royal Albert Hall’ album and documentary

Craft Recordings has announced the release of an album and documentary concert film of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s 1970 performance at the Royal Albert Hall, set for release on September 16. Alongside the album release will be the release of the film Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall, which is narrated by Jeff Bridges and directed by Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology).

Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall will be available as a standalone album on CD, cassette tape, and 180-gram vinyl, as well as digital platforms. On November 14, fans will also be able to purchase a Super Deluxe Edition box set, available exclusively at  The never-before-released recording will feature the whole performance in its entirety, including hits such as ‘Fortunate Son’, ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘Bad Moon Rising’, available to stream and download.

The accompanying documentary will “take viewers from the band’s earliest years together in El Cerrito, CA through their meteoric rise to fame.  Featuring a wealth of unseen footage, Travelin’ Band culminates with the band’s show at the Royal Albert Hall—marking the only concert footage of the original CCR lineup to be released in its entirety.”

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Hatebreed to launch ’20 Years of Perseverance’ fall tour

Hatebreed is set to launch a fall tour with Bodysnatcher and Dying Wish, as part of the band’s special ’20 Years of Perseverance’ U.S. tour.

Hatebreed are currently on the road with the ‘Weight of the False Self’ world tour along with Anthrax and Black Label Society, which ends on Aug. 28.  Their next tour starts at the end of October in Virginia Beach, Virginia and ends in late November in San Diego, California.  Those dates include 13 shows, with more dates still to be be announced. The band will be touring with Gatecreeper, Bleeding Through, Bodysnatcher and Dying Wish during the initial 13 shows.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug. 5  at 10AM. You can get more info on Hatebreed’s ’20 Years of Perseverance’ fall U.S. tour here.

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Bret Michaels teases 2023 solo ‘amphitheater’ tour

Bret Michaels has teased an “incredible amphitheater tour” in 2023 with his solo band called the Parti Gras Tour. The Poison frontman shared that his solo run had been pushed back due to this year’s launch of The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Joan Jett after a two year delay due to the pandemic.

Said Michaels: “I put something together incredible and now we’re gonna launch that in ’23. And when I tell you what this is and the way we’ve designed it with everybody, it’s an incredible amphitheater tour that’s just gonna be, again, I think it’s gonna be insane, and gonna be what we call ‘The All Thriller, No Filler Summer Party,’ and you’ll know what I mean when it hits the stage. It’s really an exciting idea. We have a few of those select dates til the end of the year, but the big thing kicks off in ’23.”

Michaels didn’t reveal information as to who will be joining him on the trek, but teased:  “We know [who will be performing], but we just don’t want to say it yet. When you see the concept that I wrote up, I think, I think people — it’s just a great. Like I said, it’s an ‘all thriller no filler, all original singer, nothing but hits’ [tour] that’s just gonna roll. “

Michaels also confirmed that Poison will be taking a break after The Stadium Tour wraps. Said Michaels “In ’25 is probably when Poison will put a humungous world tour together and go back and be incredible. My Parti Gras, this entire amphitheater thing we’re doing and festivals — as soon as we knew we were doing The Stadium Tour, we moved that to ’23, and we got to do The Stadium Tour which is incredible and the Poison standalone shows.”

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Watch Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil make his debut at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil played Nashville’s venerable Grand Ole Opry for the first time. The Opry, founded in 1925, hosts the longest-running radio broadcast in the U.S. and often includes a mix of country, Americana, folk, blues and gospel music performed by legendary artists as well as up-and-coming performers.

Neil tweeted about the moment: OMG we are here live @opry!! thank you @thecherishlee for joining us!!”  He made his debut at the Opry performing Motley Crue’s 1985 power ballad “Home Sweet Home,” with the house band and Cherish Lee, daughter of country legend Johnny Lee. You can the performance footage – here.

The official Opry Twitter account noted it includes performer like Neil, from outside of the country-music genre, tweeting: The Opry has a long-standing tradition of inviting guest artists into the circle, and we were thrilled to continue that tradition with @thevinceneil tonight! Congratulations on your Opry debut!” 

Neil will rejoin his Motley Crue bandmates along with co-headliners Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett this weekend when they resume their Stadium Tour, with two performances at Boston’s Fenway Park before wrapping September 9th in Las Vegas.

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