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Alice Cooper

earMUSIC has signed legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper to a worldwide deal. Paranormal, Alice Cooper’s new studio album and his first in six years, will be released on July 28 as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.

The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a special bonus CD—a mini-album consisting of three new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce, alongside carefully selected live recordings.

Paranormal also features special guest appearances by U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of Paranormal, visiting cities in the U.S., Europe, and Australasia. (more…)

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“Ladies and gentleman, your hero has returned again,” the evil clown proclaims on Feathers & Flesh‘s first single, “The Eagle Has Landed.” Yes, he has made his way out from the circus tent once again, his band crafting a fantastic new concept album, centering on a brave little owl. Vocalist Johannes Eckerström explains: “It’s a fable about an owl who goes to war to stop the sun from rising. It’s a tragic story of someone ultimately being set up to fail. She will learn many lessons and encounter many other creatures with ideas of their own. In the end, however, one must ask if something was learned at all.” (more…)

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion expands to three full days in 2016, featuring best of today’s rock, along with classic artists playing on four stages, the expanded Pig-Out BBQ village and premium camping facilities. The 2016 festival is set for May 6, 7 and 8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte, and will feature performances from over 50 top rock artists including Disturbed, The Scorpions, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day to Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me the Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and Lamb of God.

The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival sold out in advance in 2015, with a record-setting 80,000 fans in attendance for the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion.

The current band lineup is as follows: (more…)

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Metal and Hard Rock Musicians pick their favorite Halloween songs for the season

Metal and horror go hand in hand. Since its inception, heavy metal has invoked themes of horror and the occult, starting with the legends themselves, Black Sabbath. Through the years, we’ve seen many legendary rock, metal and punk bands embrace horror, as well, such as the Misfits, Alice Cooper, King Diamond, Helloween, and arguably the most popular Halloween-themed band of all-time, Type O Negative. So we figured why not ask the burning question to a whole bunch of rock and metal bands: “What is your favorite Halloween song of all-time?” What we got in response was a bag of trick and treats so big, including the bands I mentioned above and a lot more. Happy Halloween! View the list inside. (more…)

Mötley Crüe has announced the last leg of its “Final Tour,” along with details of its final show, set for Dec. 31, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the band’s career began 34 years ago. The band will celebrate the announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for its two-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of the Final Tour at the end of 2015.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top-grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.

“Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” said Rick Franks, Live Nation’s regional president of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history, but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.” (more…)

TheFinalTourBand Is First-Ever To Sign Binding “Cessation Of Touring” Agreement To Prevent Future, Unauthorized Touring

Last Chance To Ever See The Band Perform Live

TWEET IT: #RIPMotleyCrue – @MotleyCrue announces #TheFinalTour, Country tribute album, “The Dirt” movie & more! Full details at motley.com (more…)

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Metal and Hard Rock Musicians pick their favorite Halloween songs for the season

Metal and horror go hand in hand. Since its inception, heavy metal has invoked themes of horror and the occult, starting with the legends themselves, Black Sabbath. Through the years, we’ve seen many legendary rock, metal and punk bands embrace horror, as well, such as the Misfits, Alice Cooper, King Diamond, Helloween, and arguably the most popular Halloween-themed band of all-time, Type O Negative. So we figured why not ask the burning question to a whole bunch of rock and metal bands: “What is your favorite Halloween song of all-time?” What we got in response was a bag of trick and treats so big, including the bands I mentioned above and a lot more. Happy Halloween! View the list inside. (more…)

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Rob and Alice throw a Halloween hootenanny

Live photos: Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Murderdolls, Black Label Society, Clutch, Children of Bodom, 2Cents

Jeff Maki: For the superstars of shock—Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper—every day is Halloween. But still, the pairing of these two iconic shock rockers, first for the Gruesome Twosome tour in the spring and now for the fall run of Halloween Hootenanny, was a can’t-miss show. For this stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., the tour collided head-on with Black Label Society’s Black Label Berzerkus tour, making this a one-time Halloween festival.

Greg Maki: Zombie and Alice alone make for a great concert bill. Add Murderdolls, Black Label Society (my favorite band), Children of Bodom, Clutch, 2Cents, a haunted house and concert-goers in costume, and I can’t think of a better way to spend an October afternoon/evening. (more…)

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Halloween Hootenanny. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)