Halestorm Covers Joan Jett

Hard Rockers Halestorm have been working on some covers, and the latest has just been released  – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ hit “I Hate Myself For Loving You”. ReAniMate 3.0: The Covers EP is the title of the latest upcoming release from the band, and the third cover album features covers spanning rock, metal and even pop as they take on tracks by Whitesnake, Metallica, and Sophie B. Hawkins, among others. The album is set to be released on January 6th, 2017 and is available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon. Check out the Joan Jett cover below: 

Doro Releases Special Video Tribute to Lemmy

Metal Queen Doro Pesch has released a special video today as a tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister, featuring footage and pictures highlighting their friendship and work together, set to the song “It Still Hurts”. Doro is known to have been a good friend of the well-loved Motörhead frontman, and “It Still Hurts” is a song that Doro recorded as a duet alongside Lemmy in 2012, for her album Raise Your Fist. In an interview with The Aggressive Edge on WRHU earlier this year, Doro said of Lemmy, “Everybody was just so inspired by Lemmy. What a great musician, great […]

The Aftershow Debut With Lemmy Tribute Track

The Aftershow has arrived, and they’ve brought along some “No Rules, Bare Bones Rock-n-Roll”. Founded by the Powerhouse Sister team of Roxy Petrucci (Vixen, Madam X) on drums and Maxine Petrucci (Madam X) on guitar, and featuring guests Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) on vocals and Michael Pisculli on bass, this new collaboration is debuting with a track paying tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister, the iconic frontman of Motörhead. “Kilmister” has been released today, December 28th, which is also the one-year anniversary of Lemmy’s passing.  This track, released through Afterlife Music Publishing, is just the start for The Aftershow, as future […]

John 5 Announces New Album and 2017 Tour Dates

A new John 5 album is on the way, with a recently announced release date of March 3rd, 2017. The title will be Season of the Witch, and further details on the album remain to be announced, but a teaser trailer for the album and a photo of the album cover (above) have already been revealed. A 2017 John 5 tour has also been announced, and the first show in Seattle, WA falls on the same date as the album’s release, March 3rd. A full listing of the tour dates that have been announced so far can be found below […]

Striker Premiere “Phoenix Lights” Music Video

Up-and-coming Canadian Metal band Striker has released a new music video for a track off their most recent album, Stand in the Fire. The song is called “Phoenix Lights” and the video is directed by Lindsay Robinson, who has directed several Striker videos, among those of other bands such as Mortillery and Death Toll Rising. While there’s no question that Striker is a modern-day metal band, it seems they’re one that’s not afraid to mix things up with a solid dose of an old-school metal sound.  Striker has a new album in the works, their fifth to date. Album details […]

Judas Priest to Reissue Turbo Album

“You won’t hear me, but you’ll feel me, without warning, something’s dawning, listen”, the opening lines to Judas Priest’s album Turbo, from the song “Turbo Lover”. 30 years ago, something dawned as this record was released by the British Heavy Metal legends, and a special 30th Anniversary Edition will be released next year to commemorate Turbo. With guitar synths and some controversial lyrics in tow, April 1986 marked the release of one of Priest’s biggest commercial successes. Now, it’s being remastered and is set to be reissued in both 3CD and 1LP 180g vinyl options by Sony Music with a […]

Metal Allegiance Performing “Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes” in Anaheim

Metal Allegiance first debuted with a self-titled album in 2015, gathering a multitude of musicians in the rock and metal world for a dynamic record of original music and an all-star cover, all led by core members Mark Menghi, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick. Next month, the band will take to the stage with a large lineup of guests for a special show paying tribute to legendary rock and metal musicians that have passed over the years. Friday, January 20th, 7pm at the City National Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, California is the day, time and setting for […]

Lacuna Coil Prepare Metalheads for a Krampus-Themed Christmas

Lacuna Coil, the Italian Gothic Metal band, have released a new song and lyric video, just in time for Christmas…with a twist. The track is called “Naughty Christmas” and seems to be all about Krampus, the European folklore figure who is said to accompany the Jolly Old St. Nick at Christmastime to drag away naughty children. The growls of Andrea Ferro and melodies of Cristina Scabbia warn against “the animal coming to get all the children”, telling everyone to be good at Christmas “‘Cause nobody wants to be dragged by the Krampus”. Whether you believe in Krampus or not, the […]

Hall of Heavy Metal History to Induct Metal Legends

Ronnie James Dio, Rudy Sarzo, Lemmy Kilmister, Frankie Banali, and Randy Rhoads – what do all these names have in common, besides their iconic stature in the Rock and Metal worlds, that is? They are all inductees of the 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards Gala and Induction Ceremony. Taking place on January 18th, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, California, this event aims to recognize the oft-overlooked musicians and industry professionals who have left their mark on the world through Metal music. Don Airey, Ross “The Boss” Friedman, Vinny Appice, and Andy Zildjian comprise the remaining […]