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KIX Drummer JIMMY ‘CHOCOLATE’ CHALFANT Is ‘Doing Great’, Expects To Be Back On Stage In February

KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant is "doing great" after collapsing onstage last month and will resume playing shows with the band in February. The incident occurred on November 18 at the first show of what was scheduled to be KIX's two-night stand at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg, Virginia with openers AMERICAN JETSET. On Thursday (December 1),KIX bassist Mark Schenker took to the band's Facebook page to provide the following update on Chalfant's condition: "We all have spoken to Jimmy many times […]

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Reunited COAL CHAMBER Confirmed For Next Year’s BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

The reunited COAL CHAMBER will perform at next year's edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set to take place September 7-10, 2023 in Alton, Virginia. Also set to appear at the event are TAPROOT (reunion show),COLD ("Year Of The Spider" 20th-anniversary show),ADEMA, SENSES FAIL, WOE, IS ME (original lineup reunion) and FINGER ELEVEN. As previously reported, COAL CHAMBER will also perform at next year's Sick New World festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band, which hasn't performed live since 2015, will join SYSTEM OF A […]

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Watch PANTERA Play First Concert In Over 20 Years At Mexico HELL & HEAVEN METAL FEST

PANTERA has just taken the stage at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The show, which marks the band's first live performance in over 20 years, features PANTERA's reformed lineup, consisting of surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX). The first video and photos of the concert can be found below. More footage and pictures will be added as the night progresses. Setlist: 01. A New […]

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NEAL SCHON Wants Former JOURNEY Keyboardist GREGG ROLIE To Return For 2023 Tour

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has floated the idea of a reunion with co founding JOURNEY and SANTANA keyboardist Gregg Rolie. Earlier today, Schon tweeted a photo of him and Rolie with the caption: "2 original founding members. I think my brother Gregg Rolie should join us for 2023 tour. What do you think, friends? He will spice it up and we will have a great variety of songs to choose from. What would you like to hear for the 50th-anniversary tour?" Neal's […]

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PANTERA Announces North American Tour Dates With METALLICA

Earlier today, METALLICA revealed its touring plans for 2023 and 2024, including a host of shows with support from the newly reformed PANTERA. The trek includes two shows in each city visited, and METALLICA promises completely different setlists and opening bands at each stop. PANTERA will support METALLICA at the following shows: In 2023 Aug. 04 - East Rutherford, NJ - Metlife Stadium Aug. 11 - Montreal, Canada - Stade […]

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METALLICA Announces ’72 Seasons’ Album, Shares ‘Lux Æterna’ Music Video

METALLICA has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album: "72 Seasons" will be available April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track "72 Seasons" is METALLICA's first full length collection of new material since 2016's "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct". The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited-edition variants, CD and digital. "72 Seasons" is heralded […]

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EUROPE To Begin Recording New Album In May 2023

In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", EUROPE guitarist John Norum spoke about the band's plans for the long-awaited follow-up to 2017's "Walk The Earth" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're gonna start working. The plan is to start recording in May. So we are writing right now as we speak; everyone is writing new songs. And I'm really looking forward to this tour now too, stating next week, in South America. We're doing […]

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PANTERA Shares New Video Teaser For Upcoming Return To Live Stage

PANTERA has shared a new teaser video for the band's upcoming return to the live stage. You can view the 19-second clip below. As previously reported, the reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) — will headline a number of major festivals across North America, South America and Europe and stage some of their own headline concerts. It was […]

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BILLY SHEEHAN Says MR. BIG Has Found New Drummer; 2023 Live Shows In The Works

Billy Sheehan says that MR. BIG has found a new drummer and is hoping to play some shows again starting next summer. The 69-year-old bassist made the comment while addressing MR. BIG's decision to go on hiatus following the passing of Pat Torpey. The drummer died in February 2018 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Asked in a new interview with Conversaciones Necias if there are plans for MR. BIG to return to the […]

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DOKKEN To Release ‘The Elektra Albums 1983 – 1987’ Box Set In January

The four albums that made DOKKEN one of the 1980s' top rock bands are now being collected together as a box set (available in LP or CD formats) from BMG, "The Elektra Albums 1983-1987". Due on January 27, 2023, the limited-edition set will include DOKKEN's million-selling, worldwide-charting first four studio albums ("Breaking The Chains", "Tooth And Nail", "Under Lock And Key" and "Back For The Attack") as a either a five-LP or five-CD set. All of the albums feature […]

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