Nicko McBrain has spoken about the passing of Neil Peart, calling the Rush drummer; "a true diplomat for the instrument, a wonderful human being, and a phenomenal player". The Iron Maiden drummer made the comments while talking to eonmusic at the NAMM Show in Ahaheim, California, on Friday (17th January 2020).
Ramblin' Man Fair has added Lynyrd Skynyrd as their Saturday Night headliner, joining the already announced Clutch at the top of the 2020 bill. Returning for a sixth year to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, this years' event takes place on the 17th, 18th and 19th July.
The originators of Rap Metal, Body Count are back. Ice-T and his band are as angry as ever on their 7th studio album, titled 'Carnivore', which coincides with their 30th anniversary as a band. Released via Century Media Records on 6th March 2020, pre-orders will start on 10th January.
Corrosion of Conformity are heading back to Europe for a Spring 2020 tour. Hitting these shores in April and May 2020, the sixteen date run includes shows in Belfast and Dublin, and follows on from 2018's tour, which saw the North Carolina act lay siege in Limerick.
Bruce Dickinson Planning Orchestral Show with Iron Maiden’s ‘Empire of the Clouds’ to Finally See Live Outing.
Bruce Dickinson has revealed that he has been in discussions about bringing Iron Maiden’s epic ‘Empire of the Clouds’ to the live stage along with other Maiden classics, in complete with orchestral setting. Dickinson made the revelation during a q&a, at his spoken word event in Dublin on Friday night (13th December 2019).
Guns n' Roses have announced a string of dates for 2020, returning to Dublin, London and the European continent as part of their continued Not in this Lifetime trek. The shows follow on from the band's 2017 return to Slane in Co.Meath, and their 2018 Download Festival headlining set.
ZZ Top’s big, brazen blues-rock, combined with a surrealist charisma that continues to intrigue fans, catapulted the band into worldwide stardom. Their history is deeply explored in ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, which will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on February 28, 2020.
The seven-piece multi-generational Helloween have revealed plans to follow up their highly successful 'Pumpkins United' tour with a fresh round of dates. Taking place across Europe in late 2020, the shows will be proceeded by a brand new album; the first since the return of Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen to the fold.
Ramblin' Man Fair has added a further nine acts to the 2020 event. Taking place at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, on the 17th, 18th and 19th July, the latest additions join Clutch, Hawkwind, and a host of others for the annual event.
Catfish and the Bottlemen have confirmed a new show in Swansea that aims to be just massive, as Stereoboard reported.