Motley Crue’s Mick Mars retires John 5 Officially Takes Lead Guitar Duties

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Motley Crue have confirmed that they have recruited John 5 to replace Mick Mars, after the founding guitarist revealed that he is retiring from touring due to health concerns.

"While change is never easy, we accept Mick's decision to retire from the band due to the challenges with his health. We have watched Mick manage his Ankylosing Spondylitis for decades and he has always managed it with utmost courage and grace. To say 'enough is enough' is the ultimate act of courage. Mick's sound helped define Motley Crue from the minute he plugged in his guitar at our very first rehearsal together. The rest, as they say, is history. We'll continue to honor his musical legacy. We will carry out Mick's wish and continue to tour the world as planned in 2023. No doubt will it take an absolutely outstanding musician to fill Mick's shoes so we are grateful that our good friend, John 5 has agreed to come on board and join us moving forward. We'll see all you Crueheads out on the road!" -
Vince, Tommy & Nikki

"I'm honored to carry on Mick's legacy and am looking forward to playing these songs." - John 5

John 5, who recently vacated his post in Rob Zombie's band, has since taken on Mars' duties in the band. The new lineup will be hitting the road next year for The World Tour, a brand new coheadlining trek with Def Leppard that follows their successful Stadium Tour with Leppard and Poison this summer.
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Fozzy's North American Tour Kick-Off Concert Part of The Blitz 30th Anniversary Shows!

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Fozzy announced a fall North American tour in support of their latest album "Boombox" which features "I Still Burn" "Sane" "Nowhere To Run" and "Purifier". No Resolve and GFM are the support acts for the tour! The KICK-OFF date is Thursday September 8 at 'The King Of Clubs'! All part of the Blitz 30th Anniversary Tour" powered by Buckeye City Motorsports and Your Rock Station, 99.7 The Blitz!

"From Judas going GOLD with 500,000 units sold, to 'I Still Burn' being the fastest charting song in Fozztory, to the Save The World Tour being our most successful run ever, we decided to extend the celebration and do another HUGE run through North America starting in September! So come celebrate Boombox, (which critics are calling our best album ever), the power of rock n roll and the magic of Fozzy LIVE with us again this fall! And bring your party hats…you're gonna need em!" - Chris Jericho

09/08 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs 
Get Tickets Here; https://wl.seetickets.us/event/FOZZY/485239?afflky=TheKingofClubs

09/09 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
09/10 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
09/12 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
09/15 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
09/16 Hobart, IN – The Art Theater
09/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
09/19 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
09/29 Charlotte, NC – Underground
09/30 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/01 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/02 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
10/03 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
10/06 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
10/07 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/08 Albany, NY – Empire Live
10/09 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
10/10 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
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My Chemical Romance release first new song in eight years. Here's "The Foundations of Decay"

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Surprise! New MCR! The track, titled "The Foundations of Decay," is here. This is their first new song since 2014. The band will be launching their reunion tour next week in the U.K. and comes to the U.S. in August, which includes a date in Cincinnati on 8/24 at Heritage Bank Center

They announced their reunion in 2019, after calling it quits in 2013. Their reunion tour, which was originally scheduled for 2020 before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Anthrax and Black Label Society Join Forces for 40TH Anniversary Summer Tour + special guest Hatebreed.

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ANTHRAX AND BLACK LABEL SOCIETY TO HIT THE ROAD THIS SUMMER ON CO-HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR and Hatebreed Will Join The Lineup As Special Guest 

This summer, Anthrax and Black Label Society will bring some of the finest thrash and heavy metal to 24 North American cities. Both bands will play headline sets. Hatebreed, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Perseverance album, will Special Guest. Black Label Society and Anthrax have shared festival stages and one-off shows numerous times, but this marks the very first time these two bands will tour together. Ticket pre-sale details are below.* The public ticket on-sale starts this Friday at 10:00 AM local time. Log onto https://www.anthrax.com/tour or http://blacklabelsociety.com for all ticket purchasing information.

"Zakk has been a friend and an inspiration to me as a guitar player, songwriter, and beard grower since we met in 1988. We've had the privilege to share festival stages with Zakk and BLS around the world, and it's always been a head-banging mutual admiration society between the two bands. Now we get to share the stage every night on what is easily going to be the heaviest tour of 2022 - the ultimate pounding one-two combination of bands. Oh, and did I mention we've got fucking Hatebreed with us as our special guests? Holy crap, it's going to be the night of 1000 crushing riffs. I can't wait to see you all on the road." -Anthrax's Scott Ian

The multi Gold and Platinum, six-time GRAMMY-nominated Anthrax spent a good portion of 2021 celebrating the band's landmark 40th birthday. The card-carrying Big Four members' anniversary was the subject of an 11-week series of video testimonials from artists like Chuck D., Dave Grohl, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King, Norman Reedus, Rob Zombie, Robert Trujillo, Slash, and others. Anthrax teamed up with Z-2 Comics for the "Among The Living" graphic novel that was inspired by their landmark 1987 album and released their high-end bourbon whiskey, "Anthrax XL." But, due to COVID, the one thing Anthrax couldn't do, was tour, tour, tour, so the band fully intends to extend the celebration with this North American trek. Fans can expect Anthrax - Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/rhythm guitar, Frank Bello/bass, Charlie Benante/drums, and Jon Donais/guitar - to draw from all four decades – fan favorites and deep cuts – for their nightly setlist.

"ANTHRAX is one of The BESTEST LEGENDARY METAL/THRASH BANDS of ALL TIME - I have been buds with SCOTTY, CHARLIE, FRANKIE & JOEY for over 3O years & they are some of the BESTEST people you will meet. JON is The BESTEST new addition ANTHRAX could ask for - HATEBREED are The BESTEST HARDCORE/EXTREME METAL band & BESTEST friends w/ANTHRAX & BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The ANTHRAX + BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & HATEBREED TOUR is going to be one of the BESTEST TOURS EVER!!" -Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde

Everything about Black Label Society begins with the riff from their debut studio album, Sonic Brew (1999), to their critically-acclaimed eleventh studio album, Doom Crew Inc. (2021). A dedicated disciple of Zeppelin, Sabbath, and Deep Purple, frontman Zakk Wylde looks to the massive guitar hooks in classics as guiding lights. Their latest album,Doom Crew Inc., finds larger-than-life guitarist Zakk trading solos and twin-guitar parts with guitarist Dario Lorina, backed by the rumble of longtime bassist John "J.D." DeServio and powerhouse drummer Jeff Fabb. The GRAMMY-winning frontman has been featured on the cover of Guitar World more than a dozen times in recognition of his work on multi-platinum albums with the iconic Ozzy Osbourne and two decades with Black Label Society, and their chart- topping albums and singles. The stomping, heavy bluesy, recklessly unhinged hard-rock-metal quartet are part invading horde and part traveling carnival, summoning caffeine-fueled cacophony on records and the stage.

Hatebreed remain one of the most relevant and impactful acts in the hard rock and metal scenes. The Connecticut band is celebrating over 25 years of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics across eight albums and consistently sold-out shows. The band, which has gone from playing basements and backyards to being a featured worldwide attraction on countless festivals and high-profile tours from OzzFest to Warped Tour to Download, recently released Weight of the False Self, via Nuclear Blast. Weight of the False Self and Hatebreed were described by Forbes as "more relevant than ever in the metal and hardcore communities." It was also praised as a "return to their hardcore roots" by Brooklyn Vegan. The album was deemed "one of their most aggressive to date" by Consequence and "pummeling" by Revolver, while Psychology Today called it "a blazing combination of extreme metal and hardcore punk." Hatebreed, nearing a quarter of a billion catalog streams, continue to be one of the most vital bands in the hard rock scene.

"Listen up! It's gonna be a hot summer! Anthrax, BLS & Hatebreed will be on your case, in your face & ready to kick you and your father back in place! See you in the pit." - Jamey Jasta

Dates for the tour are as follows:

07/27 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
07/28 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
07/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
07/30 Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park
08/01 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
08/02 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
08/04 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Live North Indiana
08/06 Oshkosh, WI – Oshkosh Arena
08/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
08/08 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom (no Hatebreed)
08/09 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
08/11 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
08/12 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
08/13 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/15 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
08/16 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
08/19 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
08/20 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (no Hatebreed)
08/22 Pittsburgh, PA – StageAE Outside
08/23 Toronto, ON – History
08/24 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Amphitheatre Cogeco
08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (no Hatebreed)

Ticket pre-sale options:

Citi Presale: Monday, April 18, 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Live Nation Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time
Spotify Presale: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:00 PM EST
Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Blabbermouth Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Knotfest Presale: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Nederlander Presale: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Venue Presales: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 AM Local Time
All Presale end: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10:00 PM Local Time

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Halestorm meets their own Sinister Doppelgangers in Original Rock Graphic Novel 'Hyde Manor'

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'Hyde Manor' is set to be released this Halloween, Oct 31st, through Z2 Comics. Z2 Comics will transform Halestorm into art for Hyde Manor, a sprawling gothic estate perched on the remote end of the Oregon Coast. It's the harrowing descent into one woman's fight with the darkest parts of herself while the group seeks refuge in the titular Hyde Manor. It looks marvelously wicked! You can pre-order it now via Z2Comics.com.

"Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2012 EP Hello, It's Mz Hyde and its ensuing LP, The Strange Case Of…, the Hyde Manor graphic novel depicts the members of Halestorm encountering sinister doppelgängers of themselves. Within the decrepit halls of Hyde Manor, mirror reflections independently talk back and photographs transform to reveal sordid prophecies, leading the band to slowly succumb to madness while recording a new album. The tale creaks and twists with doom-filled revelations, perfectly tied to Halestorm's scorching discography."

Halestorm is gearing up to release their new album, 'Back from the Dead', on May 6th and play the first show of the Blitz 30th Anniversary Concert series at Kemba Live on May 18th w/ Stone Temple Pilots and Black Stone Cherry. Get your tix for the massive party here https://www.axs.com/events/426818/halestorm-tickets

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