February 2018 - Blabbermouth Archive

METALLICA Covers BARÓN ROJO Classic At Madrid Concert (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett performed a cover of BARÓN ROJO's "Los Rockeros Van Al Infierno" during METALLICA's February 5 concert in Madrid, Spain. Fan-filmed video footage of their rendition can be seen below. BARÓN ROJO is a Spanish heavy metal band which had some international success in the 1980s. The band's original lineup included ...

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ULI JON ROTH's Younger Brother ZENO ROTH Dead At 61

Zeno Roth, the younger brother of legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS), passed away on Monday (February 5). He was 61 years old. Uli said in a statement: "[Zeno] died in his sleep after years of illness and finally moved on to a much better place. "Speaking on behalf of all his family and ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2018 U.S. Tour

On May 10, 1996, Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group re-released it, remastered with three bonus tracks, in 2016. The band has been touring ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On New Year's Eve Photo With MIKE PORTNOY: 'It's Good To Maintain Good Relationships'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci says that fans shouldn't read anything into his recent encounter with Mike Portnoy, explaining that he continues to maintain a "good relationship" with his former bandmate. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He ...

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POISON Announces U.S. Tour With CHEAP TRICK, POP EVIL

Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the "Poison…Nothin' But A Good Time 2018" tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on its trek across the U.S. this summer. The tour is set to ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Announces Spring 2018 Tour Dates With SHINEDOWN

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will return to the road this spring for select North American co-headlining dates with past tour mates SHINEDOWN to surround their performances at some of the biggest U.S. festivals, including Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. The bands are bringing along a very special support package: modern rock powerhouse STARSET, which ...

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Documentary About Former FAITH NO MORE Singer CHUCK MOSLEY In The Works

Director Drew Fortier has announced his latest project, a documentary about the former FAITH NO MORE singer Chuck Mosley. The film was initially conceived as a narrative on the musician's then-burgeoning comeback, and Chuck originally agreed to the project through a typically irreverent voicemail. While Drew played a handful of shows on guitar for Mosley ...

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