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Rock classics dominate best-selling vinyl albums of 2019 countdown

Almost 38 years on from its initial release, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ has been crowned the best-selling vinyl album of 2019 so far.  Buoyed by the phenomenal success of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ has sold 15,700 copies on vinyl in the first six months of 2019, according to newly released Official Charts figures. Alongside more contemporary releases, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ (no.4), Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of […]

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Phil Campbell drafts in Alice Cooper, Dee Snider & Rob Halford for debut solo album

Former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has announced his debut solo album ‘Old Lions Still Roar’ featuring guest appearances from Alice Cooper, ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford.  After releasing the critically acclaimed album ‘The Age of Absurdity’ with Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons in early 2018, the long-term Motörhead axeman is currently putting the finishing touches to his inaugural solo release. ‘Old Lions Still Roar’ will see […]

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Sammy Hagar: ‘David Lee Roth won’t acknowledge Van Halen was more successful with me’

Speaking in Issue 15 of Planet Rock magazine, Sammy Hagar says David Lee Roth “refuses to acknowledge” that Van Halen “was even more successful” during his tenure with the band. Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen in 1985 and released four studio albums with the band - ‘5150’, ‘OU812’, ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’ and ‘Balance’ - before they acrimoniously parted ways following internal conflicts in 1996. After teaming up with Roth on the […]

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Kris Barras Band announce new album ‘Light It Up’ and premiere new song

Blues-rock bastions Kris Barras Band will release their brand new studio album ‘Light It Up’ on Friday 13th September via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.  Produced by Josiah J Manning at Momentum Studios in Plymouth, ‘Light It Up’ features 13 new songs including the single ‘Ignite (Light It Up)’. Watch the official video filmed on the road right here: https://youtu.be/BgKf1foF0Ik Commenting on the songwriting process for ‘Light It Up’, titular band lynchpin […]

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Take a look inside the magnificent Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibition

Home of Metal’s Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibition has opened its doors at Birmingham Music & Art Gallery and Planet Rock was lucky to attend a preview alongside Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi. Following in the hallowed footsteps of Pink Floyd, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones who have all been the subject of major career-spanning retrospectives in recent years, Home of Metal’s Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibition is being held over the next three months in […]

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Alice Cooper Gets Animated For Disney TV Show

https://youtu.be/EJE5eukRJTc Alice Cooper will become an animated character on the Disney Channel series Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Cooper will play Alistair Coop De Ville, “an old friend of Goofy’s uncle.” “It’s so funny that they have a snake coming out of my top hat — the two things that Alice is known for,” Cooper told Entertainment Weekly. The rocker is a self-proclaimed “huge Goofy fan,” and said he was excited to play […]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Struggled to Perform ‘Free Bird’ on Comeback Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Garry Rossington admitted the struggle behind performing “Free Bird.” The Tribute road trip happened in 1987, 10 years after Ronnie Van Zant passed away in a plane crash. “I didn’t want to do that tour at all,” Van Zant told Classic Rock in a new interview. “We had fans out there who would go, ‘Well, this ain’t the real Skynyrd.’ And I didn’t want […]

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