Smith / Kotzen, the duo formed by Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith and journeyman Winery Dog Richie Kotzen brought their edgy rock ‘n’ roll to Las Vegas on Saturday night (22nd January 2022). In an evening packed with tracks from their debut album and recently released EP, as well as a choice Maiden cover, the show took place at Count’s Vamp’d in the Nevada city.
Bruce Dickinson has revealed what he believes is Iron Maiden’s most underrated song, during a stop in Tampa, Florida on his 2022 USA and Canada spoken-word tour. Taking to the stage at the historic Tampa Theatre on Thursday night (20th January), the polymath regaled the crowd with tales from his life in and away from fronting one of the biggest bands in metal.
The inaugural Rokisland festival has taken place in Key West, Florida, with Bret Michaels, Cheap Trick, Dee Snider, Jackyl and more rocking the island paradise. Happening from Fri 14 - Mon 17 January 2022, the event endured through adverse weather conditions and line-up changes to give patrons a weekend to remember.
Joe Satriani is kicking off the new year with a brand-new album. Set for release on 8th April, 2022. Entitled, “The Elephants of Mars” marks the legendary guitarist’s 19th studio album in his 35+year career in music. Ahead of the release, Satch has released a video for the first single "Sahara", which can be viewed below.
Founding Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson is back with a new project, his first since the dissolution of the celebrated Canadian trio in 2018. Over the last few years Lifeson has been focusing on a new project, and that project is Envy Of None.
Hellfest, which has fast become the number one destination for European metal fans, has launched a new app in the countdown to the festival. Available now for both Android and IOS, the app allows users to perform a range of functions ahead of the event which takes place over concurrent weekends; 17th - 19th June, and 23rd - 26th June, in Clisson.