The Doors’ 50th anniversary celebrations are set to continue with three new collections that spotlight every single and B-side that the band released in the USA, all gathered together for the first time. Due for release in multiple formats including a special 7" vinyl box set, the sets will arrive on 15th September.
Seattle proto-thrashers Metal Church made their Irish debut on Thursday night (21st June 2017), with a show that dedicated fans had waited decades to see. Taking to the stage at the city's Limelight 2 venue, the band showed exactly why they are so revered, with a night of hard and heavy music.
Bloodstock Open Air has announced the latest additions to its 2017 line-up. Comprised of established acts as well as 'Metal To The Masses' winners, the additions join headliners Amon Amarth, Megadeth and Ghost at the event which is taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 10 - 13 August.
A further twenty acts have been added to the line up of this years' Electric Picnic festival. Taking place in Stradbally, Co. Laios from 1 - 3 September 2017, the latest additions join headliners The XX, A Tribe Called Quest, and Duran Duran at Ireland's largest music and arts gathering.
Alter Bridge thrilled at their sell-out debut Northern Irish show in Belfast on Wednesday night (21st June 2017), as Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti & co ripped through some of their greatest hits, while promising a return much sooner than expected.
Ritchie Blackmore made a return to London on Saturday night (17th June 2017), for a show at the O2 Arena that celebrated the past, remembered the fallen, and featured a one-off special guest. The current incarnation of Rainbow were the headline act at the second Stone Free Festival.
Devin Townsend made his long-awaited return to Belfast on Tuesday night (13th June), with an intense show at the city’s Limelight venue. Leading his namesake Project through songs spanning the latest ten years of his lengthy career, the Canadian also threw in a few oldies for older fans, as well as a little toilet humour for good measure.
Aerosmith said goodbye to the UK on Sunday night (11th June 2017), with a showstopping slot at Download Festival. The legendary Boston rockers closed the final night of the long running UK festival, which took place from 9th - 11th June, a Donington Park in Leicestershire.
Fresh from Wednesday's (14th June 2017) teaser video of their return to activity, Queens Of The Stone Age have announced their Irish and UK return as part of the 'Villains World Tour'.
Anthrax have released a digital single in the run up to the band's European run of dates. Featuring two tracks, 'Leftoverthrax' sees the New York thrashers tackling songs by Kansas and The White Stripes.