Planet Rock: Rock News
AC/DC will tour with Brian Johnson in 2020, broadcaster claims
AC/DC will release their new studio album in the next two months and tour later in 2020, if an Australian broadcaster is to be believed.
Rush fans launch petition for Neil Peart memorial at Lakeside Park
Tens of thousands of Rush fans have signed a petition calling for the late-great Neil Peart to be immortalised with a permanent statue or plaque in Lakeside Park in St. Catherines, Canada.
Queen honoured with commemorative UK coin collection from the Royal Mint
Queen are set to become the first band ever to be celebrated with an official commemorative UK coin collection from the Royal Mint.
Metallica mourn the death of Cliff Burton's dad, Ray
Ray Burton, the father of legendary Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, has died at the age of 94.
Poison's Bret Michaels diagnosed with skin cancer
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has revealed he's undergoing surgery after been diagnosed with skin cancer.
Ex-Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno to retire on doctor's orders after final gig
Early Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di'Anno will retire from the live stage after one final concert this summer.
Edenthorn join Winter's End 2020 line-up
North East rockers Edenthorn have been added to the Planet Rock presents Winter's End 2020 line-up.
Black Star Riders join Ramblin' Man Fair 2020 line-up
Black Star Riders are the latest act added to the Ramblin’ Man Fair 2020 line-up.
Motörhead, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy miss out on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced that T. Rex, The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston are all being inducted into the class of 2020.
Exclusive: British Lion premiere 'The Burning' video
British Lion, the side-project of Iron Maiden bassist and sole constant member Steve Harris, have premiered the video for their latest single ‘The Burning’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
Seven more bands confirmed for Bloodstock 2020
Bloodstock Open Air 2020 organisers have added a further seven bands to the 20th anniversary metal extravaganza.
Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!' inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame
Peter Frampton's acclaimed 1976 live album 'Frampton Comes Alive!' and the Allman Brothers Band’s 1972 record 'Eat A Peach' have both been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Those Damn Crows to support Monster Magnet at UK shows next week
Welsh rockers Those Damn Crows have been confirmed as the special guests at Monster Magnet's UK shows next week.
Tickets for Slipknot's Knotfest UK on sale this week
Iowan masked metallers Slipknot have announced ticket details for the inaugural UK edition of their Knotfest spectacular.
Robin McAuley releases statement after 'hellish' week battling sepsis
Irish rock vocalist Robin McAuley has been released from hospital after taking ill with sepsis last week.
Pearl Jam announce eleventh studio album 'Gigaton'
Pearl Jam will release their fervently awaited eleventh studio album 'Gigaton' on Friday 27th March 2020 via Universal Music Group.
Alice Cooper and Queen + Adam Lambert join Australian bushfire benefit concert
On 16th February over 20 international and local artists will take part in the huge Fire Fight Australia concert to help fund national bushfire relief.
Rock world pays tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart
Stars from across the rock world have been paying tribute to legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, who has died of brain cancer aged 67.
Rush legend Neil Peart dies aged 67
Legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart has died after a heroic three-and-a-half year battle with brain cancer.
Peter Green to launch new project in 2020 featuring Metallica's Kirk Hammett
Earlier this week, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett shared two intriguing photos on social media of himself with Fleetwood Mac legend Peter Green.
Robin McAuley is being treated aggressively with targeted antibiotics in hospital
Robin McAuley's wife Gina has given an update on his condition after he was hospitalised with sepsis.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne's Elton John collaboration 'Ordinary Man'
Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed his eagerly-awaited twelfth solo studio album ‘Ordinary Man’ will be released on Friday 21st February 2020.
The Darkness enlist an angelic Abbey Clancy for 'In Another Life' video
The Darkness have premiered the heavenly video for their latest single ‘In Another Life’, starring model Abbey Clancy as an angel.
Robin McAuley rushed to hospital with sepsis
Irish rock vocalist Robin McAuley, best known for his work with Michael Schenker, has been rushed to hospital with sepsis.
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson made Honorary Group Captain in the Royal Air Force
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been officially enrolled into the Royal Air Force as an Honorary Group Captain.
Metallica make huge donation to Australian bushfire relief effort
Ever-charitable metal legends Metallica have donated A$750,000 (around £392,000) to the Australian bushfire relief effort.
Dan Reed and Danny Vaughn's Snake Oil & Harmony announce debut album
Tyketto vocalist Danny Vaughn and Dan Reed Network frontman Dan Reed will release their debut Snake Oil & Harmony album next month entitled ‘Hurricane Riders’.
Ozzy Osbourne collaborates with Elton John on new song
Ozzy Osbourne has joined forces with the Rocket Man himself, Elton John, to record a new song.
Foo Fighters tease 2020 album and share music snippets
Foo Fighters have kick-started 2020 by sharing a series of cryptic posts strongly hinting at new music.
Black Star Riders' Ricky Warwick diagnosed with pleurisy
Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy frontman Ricky Warwick has been diagnosed with pleurisy of the right lung after spending much of the past week in hospital.
KISS's Gene Simmons defends putting ice cubes in his breakfast cereal
KISS bassist Gene Simmons has defended his highly unusual trait of adding ice cubes to his cereal.
Mike Portnoy responds to report he's joining Rush for 2020 tour
Sons of Apollo and ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has called out a fake news report that claimed he’s joining Rush for a 40th anniversary ‘Permanent Waves’ tour this year.
The Top 20 Greatest Blues Artists of All Time
After thousands of votes were cast by Planet Rock listeners over recent weeks, we can now reveal the top 20 greatest blues artists of all time – as voted for by you!
Lynyrd Skynyrd to headline Ramblin' Man Fair 2020
Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the Planet Rock Main Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2020.
GUN complete Stonedead Festival 2020 line-up
Scottish rockers GUN are the final act to be confirmed for Stonedead Festival 2020.
Watch: Ozzy Osbourne premieres Jonas Åkerlund directed 'Under The Graveyard' video
Ozzy Osbourne has premiered the hard-hitting video for his searing Planet Rock playlisted single ‘Under The Graveyard’.
Guns N' Roses announce second show at London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Due to huge demand, Guns N' Roses have announced a second concert at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next summer.
Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts premiere 'Dare You to Watch' video
Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts have premiered their video for ‘Dare You to Watch’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
Watch promo video for Planet Rock Allstars charity single 'You’re The Voice'
A new promotional video has been released for the Planet Rock Allstars charity single ‘You’re The Voice’.
Peter Frampton announces May 2020 farewell UK tour
Fabled guitarist Peter Frampton has announced the UK dates of the Peter Frampton Finale - The Farewell Tour.
Bad Touch announce spring 2020 UK tour with special guests Piston
Fresh from headlining the Thursday night at Planet Rockstock earlier this month, Bad Touch have lined up a major headline UK tour for March and April 2020.
12 more bands confirmed for Ramblin' Man Fair 2020
A further 12 bands have been added to the Ramblin’ Man Fair 2020 line-up today (16th December).
John Frusciante rejoins Red Hot Chili Peppers
Guitarist John Frusciante has rejoined Red Hot Chili Peppers for a second time.
Guns N' Roses announce summer 2020 UK & Ireland stadium shows
Two years on from their headline appearance at Download Festival, Guns N’ Roses will return to the UK and Ireland in May and June 2020 for two massive shows.
Saxon confirmed as special guests at Bloodstock 2020
Saxon have been unveiled as the Sunday night special guests at Bloodstock Open Air 2020.
Those Damn Crows unleash 'Set in Stone' video & upgrade 2020 tour venues
Fresh from storming Planet Rockstock last weekend, Those Damn Crows have unleashed the video for their towering anthem ‘Set in Stone’.
The Who to play smallest show in 40 years in February 2020
The Who will play their smallest headline concert in four decades early next year.
Queen + Adam Lambert announce five extra London O2 Arena shows
Due to huge demand, Queen + Adam Lambert have added five extra shows at London’s O2 Arena to their summer 2020 touring schedule.
Planet Rockstock 2019: Watch the backstage interviews
Watch all the backstage interviews at Planet Rockstock 2019 with Uriah Heep, Skid Row, The Quireboys, Kris Barras, Last in Line and Dan Reed Network.
AC/DC's 'Back in Black' smashes 25 million sales barrier in the US
AC/DC’s 1980 opus ‘Back in Black’ has been certified 25 times Platinum in the United States with sales of over 25million units.
Last In Line eye 2020 release date for third studio album
Last In Line have commenced work on their third studio album and are hoping to release it in late 2020.
Massive Wagons, Phil Campbell and six more for Ramblin' Man Fair 2020
A further eight acts have been added to the Ramblin' Man Fair 2020 line-up.
Eagles to perform 'Hotel California' in full at orchestral London Wembley Stadium concerts
Eagles will perform their seminal 1976 album ‘Hotel California’ in its entirety at two very special orchestral London Wembley Stadium concerts next summer.
Skid Row: 'We're very, very proud of our new album'
Skid Row guitarist and co-founding member Dave ‘Snake’ Sabo says they’re extremely proud of their upcoming sixth studio album.
Aerosmith announce 2020 tour dates
Boston rock 'n' roll legends Aerosmith will be bringing their Las Vegas residency show to the UK in July next year.
Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison & Joan Jett join forces for The Stadium Tour
Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are heading out on an epic US stadium tour in summer 2020. 
Steelhouse Festival adds four more acts to the 2020 line-up
The Steelhouse Festival 2020 line-up has expanded with the addition of four further acts.
Eric Clapton, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford & more for cancer charity concert
Eric Clapton, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford and Rick Wakeman are among the big name rock icons performing at the Music For The Marsden charity concert next spring.
Saxon's Biff Byford announces April 2020 UK tour
Saxon frontman Biff Byford is heading out on his first ever solo tour in April 2020 in support of his debut album ‘School of Hard Knocks’.
Queen's Brian May undergoes leg surgery
Queen guitarist Brian May underwent successful surgery on his leg earlier this week ahead of the next stage of Queen + Adam Lambert’s The Rhapsody Tour.
Deep Purple confirm October 2020 UK arena tour with Blue Öyster Cult
Rock legends Deep Purple have announced a five-date UK arena tour for October 2020.
Clutch to play three-day, three-set residency at Ramblin' Man Fair 2020
Clutch will play a very special three-day, three-set residency at next summer’s Ramblin’ Man Fair.
Pearl Jam announce their only UK show of 2020
Pearl Jam have been unveiled as the blockbuster headliners of American Express presents BST Hyde Park next summer.
Iron Maiden join forces with West Ham United to launch new football kit
East London institutions Iron Maiden and West Ham United have joined forces together to launch a new football kit.
Piston premiere cover of Slade's 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'
Cannock rockers Piston have premiered their cover of Slade’s 1972 anthem ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’.
Planet Rock to celebrate Led Zeppelin's music with symphonic rock concert
We’ve delighted to announce that on Saturday 18th April 2020, Planet Rock will be celebrating one of the greatest bands of all time, Led Zeppelin, with a very special concert at the London Palladium.
Pre-sale: Steve Hackett to perform Genesis' 'Seconds Out' on 2020 UK tour
After selling over 30,000 tickets for his triumphant November 2019 shows, Steve Hackett has lined up a fresh Genesis Revisited UK tour for late 2020.
Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil undergoes hand surgery
Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil has undergone surgery on his hand in Nashville, Tennessee.
Pete Townshend apologises to Keith Moon and John Entwistle's families
Pete Townshend has released a lengthy statement in response to controversial comments he made about his deceased Who band mates Keith Moon and John Entwistle.
H.E.A.T announce trio of shows with Vega, Mason Hill and Collateral
H.E.A.T will play three headline UK shows in May 2020 with Vega, Mason Hill and Collateral also on the bill.
Gary Moore Planet Rock concert to be released as live album
A new Gary Moore live album is being released in early 2020, which was recorded at an intimate Planet Rock show at London’s Islington Academy almost exactly decade ago.
Hollywood Vampires announce September 2020 arena tour
Hollywood Vampires are returning to these shores in September 2020 for a four-date headline arena tour.
Pete Townshend on Keith Moon & John Entwistle: 'Thank God they're gone'
The Who’s Pete Townshend has said “thank God” Keith Moon and John Entwistle are “gone” as “they were f***ing difficult to play with.”
Eric Clapton announces Ginger Baker tribute concert
Eric Clapton has announced a very special one-off charity concert to celebrate the musical life of his friend and band mate Ginger Baker.
Stonedead Festival 2020 adds special guests Terrorvision
Stonedead Festival organisers have confirmed that Terrorvision are special guests at next year’s rock extravaganza.
Those Damn Crows to headline Steelhouse Away Day II
The mighty Those Damn Crows will headline the second Steelhouse Away Day next April.
Planet Rockstock 2019 stage times revealed
Just over two weeks before Trecco Bay opens its doors, the stage times for Planet Rockstock 2019 have been revealed.
Thunder announce November 2020 UK arena tour
Thunder will head out on a UK arena tour in November 2020.
Mötley Crüe release statement confirming they're officially back
Mötley Crüe have released a statement confirming they are officially back and will be performing live again.
37 more bands confirmed for Download Festival 2020
The Download Festival 2020 line-up has expanded this evening (18th November) with the addition of 37 more bands.
Mötley Crüe reportedly set for 2020 stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison
Four years on from their final show, Mötley Crüe are reportedly hitting the road once again in 2020 on a US stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison.
Pre-sale: Eric Gales announces May and June 2020 UK tour
American blues rocker, Eric Gales, will embark on a nine-date headline UK tour in May and June 2020.
Supertramp's Roger Hodgson adds outdoor show to Breakfast in America UK Tour
Supertramp lynchpin Roger Hodgson has expanded the UK leg of his Breakfast in America World Tour with a very special London concert.
KISS cancel entire Australian tour due to Paul Stanley illness
KISS have been forced to cancel their entire Australian tour as Paul Stanley continues to battle a bad bout of influenza.
Final bands confirmed for Rock The Boat 2020
The final three acts have been confirmed for Planet Rock’s inaugural rock mini cruise, Rock The Boat 2020.
Pre-sale: The Sisters of Mercy confirm four March 2020 shows
Leeds industrial gothic rockers The Sisters of Mercy have announced four headline shows for March 2020.
Mick Fleetwood drafts in Pink Floyd, Aerosmith & ZZ Top stars for Peter Green concert
Mick Fleetwood has masterminded a very special one-off concert celebrating the music of Peter Green and the early years of Fleetwood Mac.
Supertramp's Roger Hodgson announces Breakfast in America 2020 UK Tour
Supertramp founder and vocalist Roger Hodgson has announced UK shows as part of his extended Breakfast in America 40th Anniversary World Tour.
Pre-sale: Joe Satriani announces The Shapeshifting Tour 2020
Guitar legend Joe Satriani will play six UK shows next May as part of The Shapeshifting Tour 2020.
The Black Crowes reunite & confirm 'Shake Your Money Maker' tour
The Black Crowes have officially reunited for a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut studio album ‘Shake Your Money Maker’.
Ozzy Osbourne reschedules UK and Ireland tour for autumn 2020
Ozzy Osbourne has announced the rescheduled UK and Ireland tour dates for his No More Tours 2 tour.
KISS change tour dates due to Paul Stanley illness
KISS have postponed the opening date of their Australian tour and cancelled a New Zealand show as singer Paul Stanley is battling a ‘bad case of influenza’.
Wyatt joins forces with Def Leppard, Black Stone Cherry and more for charity single
Our very own Wyatt has joined forces with rock royalty for a Planet Rock Allstars charity single raising money for mental health charity Mind.
Celebrate with us as Planet Rock turns 20 this month
Friday 15th November 2019 marks a momentous milestone in the history of Planet Rock as we officially turn 20 years old!
Listen: Ozzy Osbourne tackles death on searing new song 'Under The Graveyard'
Ozzy Osbourne has premiered his new single ‘Under The Graveyard’, lifted from his forthcoming 12th studio album ‘Ordinary Man’.
Iron Maiden announce dozens more Legacy of the Beast Tour dates for 2020
Iron Maiden will continue their phenomenally successful Legacy of the Beast Tour into 2020 with dozens more shows. 
Those Damn Crows announce February 2020 UK tour
Those Damn Crows will play a seven-date headline UK tour in February 2020 ahead of their headline slot at Winter’s End.
W.A.S.P. to perform hits from their first four albums on October 2020 tour
Los Angeles metallers W.A.S.P. have announced the UK and Ireland leg of their 1984 To Headless World Tour.
Ozzy Osbourne: 'I wouldn’t be alive without Sharon'
Ozzy Osbourne says he owes everything to his wife and manager Sharon and he “wouldn't be alive” without her.
KISS's former members approached for final gig
KISS's manager Doc McGhee has confirmed the band’s living former members have been approached to take part in their swansong show.
Judas Priest's Rob Halford up for 'spectacular' joint tour with Iron Maiden
Echoing comments made by bassist Ian Hill earlier this year, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford says he would love to head out on a joint tour with Iron Maiden.
Whitesnake and Foreigner join forces for co-headline 2020 UK arena tour
Whitesnake and Foreigner are joining forces for a co-headline UK arena tour next summer with very special guests Europe.
Are The Black Crowes teasing a reunion tour?
Four years on from their acrimonious split, The Black Crowes appear to be teasing a comeback of some sort.
Neil Young turns down millions of dollars for 'Harvest' tour
Neil Young says he recently turned down a lucrative offer to head out on a ‘Harvest’ tour.
Metallica donate $100,000 to wildfire relief efforts in California
Metallica have donated a massive $100,000 towards wildfire relief efforts in their home state of California.
KISS confirm date and city of last ever show
KISS have confirmed that their farewell End of the Road Tour will come to a close with a very special homecoming show.
First six bands confirmed for Steelhouse Festival 2020
Steelhouse Festival organisers have revealed the first six acts on the line-up for next year’s classic rock extravaganza.
Status Quo add nine shows to Backbone UK 2020 Tour
Status Quo have expanded their Backbone UK 2020 Tour due to demand.
Iron Maiden's Steve Harris announces new British Lion album
Iron Maiden bassist and sole constant member, Steve Harris, will release his new album with side project British Lion on Friday 17th January.
Judas Priest's Rob Halford announces 'full, frank and shocking' autobiography Confess
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will release his “warts-and-all, career-spanning” autobiography, ‘Confess’, on 1st October 2020.
Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale & Chris Robertson join Planet Rock All Stars charity single
Three more huge names have been confirmed for Wyatt’s Planet Rock All Stars charity single.
Judas Priest's Glenn Tipton writes heartfelt message to fans after 'tough' year
Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton has thanked fans for their enduring support after a "tough year."
Scarlet Rebels join Planet Rockstock 2019 line-up
Melodic hard rockers Scarlet Rebels have been added to the Planet Rockstock 2019 line-up.
Ronnie Wood movie Somebody Up There Likes Me to hit cinemas
The first documentary film about Rolling Stones, Faces and Jeff Beck Group guitarist Ronnie Wood, Somebody Up There Likes Me, will hit cinemas in the UK and Ireland next month.
The Darkness apologise to anyone offended by 'Easter Is Cancelled' artwork
The Darkness' frontman Justin Hawkins has apologised to anyone who was offended by the artwork to their latest album 'Easter Is Cancelled'.
Ozzy Osbourne to release 12th solo album in January 2020
Ozzy Osbourne will release his first solo studio album in almost a decade in January 2020.
The Hairy Bikers announce Road Trip rock compilation album
Planet Rock's very own Hairy Bikers are releasing a 3CD compilation album this Friday (1st November) called The Hairy Bikers Road Trip.
Judas Priest to play 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary show at Bloodstock 2020
Judas Priest have been unveiled as the blockbuster Sunday night headliners at Bloodstock Open Air 2020.
Santana announces two March 2020 UK shows
Guitar legend Carlos Santana has announced arena shows in London and Glasgow as part of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour.
Fancy going for a curry with Thunder's Danny Bowes and Luke Morley?
Thunder fans are being given the unique opportunity to go for a curry with frontman Danny Bowes and guitarist Luke Morley.
Pre-sale: Joanne Shaw Taylor announces 20-date March 2020 UK tour
Joanne Shaw Taylor will embark on a sizeable headline UK tour in March 2020.
Stonedead Festival 2020 confirms Black Star Riders and five more
Stonedead Festival organisers have unveiled the first six bands on next year's line-up.
Phil Campbell premieres 'Straight Up' featuring Judas Priest's Rob Halford
Former Motörhead axeman Phil Campbell has unleashed his new single ‘Straight Up’ featuring vocals from Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.
Collateral debut 'Mr Big Shot' video
After premiering ‘Mr Big Shot’ on Paul Anthony’s breakfast show this morning, fast-ascending rockers Collateral have now debuted the accompanying video.
Saxon's Biff Byford details 'School of Hard Knocks' album & unleashes lead single
Saxon frontman Biff Byford will release his debut solo album ‘School of Hard Knocks’ on Friday 21st February via Silver Lining Music.
Steve Harris' British Lion announce six December 2019 shows
Iron Maiden legend Steve Harris will embark on a six-date tour in December 2019 with his band British Lion.
Hawkwind, Monster Truck and four more for Ramblin' Man Fair 2020
Six more bands have been added to next year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair 2020 line-up today (24th October).
Danny Bryant premieres 'Tired of Trying' video
Blues rock virtuoso, Danny Bryant, has premiered his 'Tired of Trying' video exclusively on Planet Rock.
Tool fan doesn't realise man taking his photo is Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen attended Tool’s concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night (21st October) and his son and band mate Wolfgang shared a hilarious moment on social media.
Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali battling stage four pancreatic cancer
Quiet Riot drummer and the band’s longest serving member, Frankie Banali, has revealed he's been battling stage four pancreatic cancer since April.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame makes Motörhead U-turn
In the wake of widespread criticism, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has added long-serving members Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell to Motörhead’s ballot.
Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx blasts 'backstabbers' Steel Panther
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has slammed parody metallers Steel Panther on social media over recent comments frontman Michael Starr made about Vince Neil.
King King announce April 2020 UK tour in support of new album
Blue rockers King King have lined up a new Planet Rock live tour in April 2020 in support of their upcoming fifth studio album, which lands in the spring.
Steve Lukather says 'this version of Toto is dead' on 20th October
Steve Lukather says Toto’s gig at The Met in Philadelphia this Sunday (20th October) will be their last for the "foreseeable future" and "certainly the end of this configuration of Toto."
Motörhead's Mikkey Dee calls his & Phil Campbell's Rock Hall omission 'pure wrong'
Former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee says it’s “pure wrong” he and Phil Campbell haven’t been included in the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination.
Pre-sale: Therapy? announce 30th anniversary shows
Northern Irish rock bastions, Therapy?, will play two headline UK shows in April 2020 as part of a European tour.
Watch: Phil Campbell reveals the one piece of advice he'd give to aspiring musicians
Former Motörhead axeman Phil Campbell has revealed the one piece of advice he’d give to aspiring rockers hoping to make it in the music industry.
Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' is first 80s video to hit 1 billion YouTube views
Guns N’ Roses’ omnipotent anthem ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ has become the first 1980s music video to smash the one billion YouTube views barrier.
Queen: 'A lot of people hate that we're so f***ing popular!'
Queen have hit back at critics of their phenomenally-successful Bohemian Rhapsody film, in exclusive interviews to be published in the new issue of Planet Rock magazine, on-sale on 25th October.
Taylor Hawkins announces new album ft. Foo Fighters, Heart & Guns N' Roses stars
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has drafted in rock royalty for his new studio album with The Coattail Riders, ‘Get The Money’.
Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest & Motörhead among 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees
The 16 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 have been revealed today (Tuesday 15th October).
Rick Wakeman: 'The YES name should have been shelved when Chris Squire died'
Rick Wakeman believes that the YES band name should have been shelved after the band’s bassist, co-founder and sole constant member Chris Squire passed away in 2015.
Watch Metallica's Kirk Hammett perform 'Doctor Doctor' with his heroes UFO
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett joined his musical idols UFO at the Megacruise pre-cruise party in Hollywood, California on Saturday night (12th October) to guest perform on two tracks.
Saxon's Biff Byford confirms debut solo album 'School of Hard Knocks'
Saxon frontman Biff Byford has confirmed his debut solo album 'School of Hard Knocks' will be released in early 2020.
Pre-sale: Walter Trout announces May 2020 UK shows
Fresh from wrapping up his current tour at Planet Rock’s Rocktober in Sheffield on Saturday night, legendary blues rocker Walter Trout has lined up five UK shows for May 2020.
Judas Priest release statement following Ozzy Osbourne tour postponement
Judas Priest have issued a brief statement after their European shows with Ozzy Osbourne were postponed for a second time yesterday (9th October).
Mollie Marriott pulls out of Planet Rock's Rocktober due to illness
Mollie Marriott has been forced to pull out of Planet Rock’s Rocktober in Sheffield tomorrow night (Saturday 12th October) due to illness.
Donald Trump campaign video featuring Queen's 'We Will Rock You' taken off Twitter
President Donald Trump shared a new campaign ad with his 65million Twitter followers on Thursday (10th October) that was soundtracked by Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’.
Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy 'can't wait' to return to the road
Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, has spoken about the second postponement of his UK and European tour.
Ozzy Osbourne postpones UK and European tour again
Ozzy Osbourne has postponed his UK and European No More Tours 2 tour for a second time as he continues to recover from a series of health setbacks.
Myke Gray featuring Kim Jennett announce 2020 UK tour
Myke Gray featuring Kim Jennett have lined up a headline UK tour for February and March 2020.
Biff Byford posts video update & shares exciting Saxon album news
Biff Byford has posted a video update about his health and has confirmed Saxon have commenced work on their 23rd studio album.
Brothers Osborne confirm May 2020 UK tour
Country rock siblings Brothers Osborne have confirmed a six-date UK tour for May 2020.
YES announce May/June 2020 UK tour
YES will play eight headline UK shows next summer on The Album Series Tour 2020.
Volbeat talk abandoned Belfast show: 'We had no choice'
Volbeat have insisted they had “no choice” but to abandon their Belfast show during the first song last week.
Pre-sale: Monster Magnet to perform 'Powertrip' in full at January 2020 UK shows
New Jersey rock behemoths Monster Magnet will perform their breakthrough 1998 album ‘Powertrip’ in full at three UK shows in early 2020.
Scarlet Rebels premiere 'Heal' lyric video
Scarlet Rebels have premiered the lyric video for their latest single ‘Heal’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
Saxon announce new date and venue for Scottish show
Saxon have announced a new Scottish date following the cancellation of their Glasgow Braehead Arena show last month.
Tributes paid to the late Ginger Baker
The world of music has come together to pay their respects to the legendary drummer Ginger Baker.
Watch Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony perform 'The Memory Remains' from S&M²
Ahead of the Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony: S&M² concert film hitting cinemas next week, Metallica have shared a clip of ‘The Memory Remains’.
Sharon Osbourne slams media reports that Ozzy 'won't live to see Christmas'
Sharon Osbourne has slammed sensationalistic US tabloid reports that Ozzy Osbourne is "on a crazy train to an early death.”
Volbeat walk off stage during first song in Belfast
Danish rockers Volbeat have apologised to their fans after they walked off stage during their opening number at Belfast Ulster Hall last night (3rd October).
Unseen Jimi Hendrix concert film returning to The Royal Albert Hall 50 years on
More than half-a-century on from The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s last ever European show at The Royal Albert Hall, the previously unseen concert film is returning to the world-famous venue.
Watch The Dead Daisies recording 'Righteous Days' in the studio with Glenn Hughes
The Dead Daisies have shared a behind-the-scenes video from the recording of current single ‘Righteous Days’ with new frontman Glenn Hughes.
Judas Priest's Rob Halford eyes 2020 release for memoir that will 'shock' readers
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has promised his eagerly-anticipated memoir will “shock” readers.
Gene Simmons' wife shares photos after he undergoes kidney stones operation
Gene Simmons' wife Shannon Tweed Simmons has confirmed he underwent a kidney stones operation earlier this week.
Joe Bonamassa announces April and May 2020 UK tour
Joe Bonamassa has announced a six-date headline UK tour for April and May 2020.
Eddie and the Hot Rods singer Barrie Masters dies aged 63
Barrie Masters, the frontman and sole constant member of Eddie and the Hot Rods, has died at the age of 63.
Jimi Hendrix's fabled Band of Gypsys Fillmore East concerts compiled for box set
Jimi Hendrix's fabled four concerts at New York's Fillmore East with his short-lived group Band of Gypsys are being released in their entirety.
Original Foreigner singer Lou Gramm hospitalised
Foreigner’s original singer Lou Gramm has been hospitalised with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration and fatigue.
Greta Thunberg death metal song 'How Dare You' gets release
A death metal interpretation of Greta Thunberg's fiery speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York is being released as a single with all profits going to Greenpeace.
Mott The Hoople cancel tour due to Ian Hunter's 'incessant and scary' tinnitus
Mott The Hoople have been forced to cancel their upcoming North American tour due to frontman Ian Hunter’s severe tinnitus.
David Lee Roth says Van Halen are 'finished'
Van Halen singer David Lee Roth has said in a new interview the band are now “finished.”
Wille & The Bandits announce extensive UK tour
Wille & The Bandits have announced an extensive headline UK tour for spring 2020.
Black Sabbath's Bill Ward honours Las Vegas shooting victims with new song 'Arrows'
Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has shared a new song called ‘Arrows’ to mark the second anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting today (1st October).
The greatest Black Sabbath albums revealed
After thousands of votes were cast by Planet Rock listeners throughout Sabbath September, we can now reveal the greatest Black Sabbath album of all time – as voted for by you!
Bloodstock Open Air unveils first 2020 headliner
Devin Townsend has been confirmed as the first headliner of the UK's metallest metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air 2020.
Scarlet Rebels and Revival Black join forces for epic 2020 co-headline UK tour
Two of rock music’s finest rising talents, Scarlet Rebels and Revival Black, are joining forces for a massive co-headline tour throughout early 2020.
Cream's Ginger Baker is 'holding his own' in hospital
The family of legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker have given a brief update on his condition.
Metallica postpone tour as James Hetfield enters rehab for addiction
Metallica have postponed their entire October 2019 Australian and New Zealand tour as James Hetfield has entered rehab.
Saxon's Biff Byford gives fans update after emergency heart bypass operation
Saxon frontman Biff Byford has given fans his first update since undergoing an emergency triple bypass operation on his heart.
Beth Hart announces her only UK in-store performance
Celebrating the release of her critically acclaimed new album ‘War In My Mind’ today (27th September), Beth Hart has announced her only UK in-store performance.
Jeff Lynne's ELO confirm new album 'From Out of Nowhere' and stream title track
The brand-new studio album from Jeff Lynne’s ELO, 'From Out of Nowhere', will land on Friday 1st November 2019.
Hollowstar premiere video for powerful new single 'Good Man Gone'
Cambridgeshire rockers Hollowstar have premiered the video for their latest single ‘Good Man Gone’, which is released today.
Cream legend Ginger Baker critically ill in hospital
Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker is ‘critically ill’, according to his family.
Robert Fripp reveals dispute with David Bowie's estate over 'Heroes' & 'Scary Monsters'
Robert Fripp has revealed he’s locked in a dispute with the estate of David Bowie over how he’s credited on the ‘Heroes’ and ‘Scary Monsters’ album.
Watch Anthrax star Scott Ian's eight-year-old son play guitar with Foo Fighters
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian had the “proudest dad moment ever” when his eight-year-old son Revel Young Ian shared the stage with Foo Fighters over the weekend.
Queen + Adam Lambert announce UK leg of The Rhapsody Tour
Queen + Adam Lambert will play seven UK arena shows in June 2020 as part of the European leg of The Rhapsody Tour.
Grateful Dead's 'visionary wordsmith' Robert Hunter dies aged 78
Lyricist Robert Hunter, who wrote the words for many of the Grateful Dead’s signature songs, has died aged 78.
PRESALE: Van Der Graaf Generator confirm first UK tour in seven years
Van Der Graaf Generator will head out on their first headline tour in seven years in May 2020.
Anvil announce 17-date March 2020 UK & Ireland tour
Canadian metal titans Anvil are heading back to these shores in March 2020 for an extensive headline tour.
Iron Maiden, KISS and 10 more confirmed for Download Festival 2020
Iron Maiden, KISS and System of a Down have been unveiled as the blockbuster headliners of Download Festival 2020.
African rainwater signed by Toto up for auction
Queen, Status Quo, Toto and Slipknot have all donated ‘money-can’t-buy’ items to The Heavy Metal Truants: Monster Rock Auction 2019 – Part II.
Steel Panther announce Heavy Metal Rules UK & Ireland Tour
Comedy glam metallers Steel Panther will embark on the UK and Ireland leg of their Heavy Metal Rules Tour in February 2020.
Michael Schenker to celebrate 50th anniversary in music at April 2020 shows
Celebrating Michael Schenker’s 50th anniversary in music, Michael Schenker Fest will play four headline shows next spring.
Phil Campbell unleashes Alice Cooper collaboration 'Swing It'
Former Motörhead axeman Phil Campbell has unleashed the lyric video for his collaboration with Alice Cooper, ‘Swing It’.
Saxon postpone all 2019 shows as Biff Byford needs immediate heart operation
Saxon have been forced to postpone all their upcoming 2019 shows as frontman Biff Byford needs to imminently undergo an operation on his heart.
Glenn Hughes reveals support acts for November 2019 UK tour
Glenn Hughes has unveiled the two special guests for his upcoming November 2019 UK tour.
Motörhead's first guitarist Larry Wallis dies aged 70
Larry Wallis, Motörhead’s first guitarist and a member of the psychedelic rock band the Pink Fairies, has died at the age of 70.
Daxx & Roxane premiere bonkers video for their Don Airey collaboration, 'Interstellar'
Swiss rock n' rollers Daxx & Roxane have premiered the visually striking video for their collaboration with Deep Purple’s Don Airey, ‘Interstellar’, exclusively on Planet Rock.
GUN announce best-of album 'R3L0ADED' & premiere Stevie Wonder cover
Scottish rockers GUN will release their best-of album ‘R3L0ADED’ later this autumn ahead of their Big 3-0 Tour with FM and Dan Reed Network.
Former Shy and TNT singer Tony Mills dies from cancer aged 57
Tony Mills, the former frontman of Shy and TNT, has died aged 57 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine gives fans an update on his throat cancer battle
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has given fans an update on his battle with throat cancer.
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets announce 12-date UK tour
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets will head out on their biggest headline UK tour yet in May 2020 taking in a total of 12 shows.
K.K. Downing to play UK show with ex-Judas Priest band mates & Megadeth's David Ellefson
K.K. Downing will join forces with Megadeth’s David Ellefson and two of his ex-Judas Priest band mates plus for a very special show this autumn.
Jon Bon Jovi opens up about Bon Jovi's weighty new album '2020'
Jon Bon Jovi has described Bon Jovi’s upcoming new album ‘Bon Jovi: 2020’ as “a real statement record”.
Status Quo announce Backbone 2020 UK Tour
Fresh from hitting no.6 with their 33rd studio album ‘Backbone’, Status Quo have lined up a headline UK tour for November and December 2020.
Piston get animated in superhero themed 'Blow It Away' video
Piston have premiered the superhero themed animated video for their latest single ‘Blow It Away’.
Watch: Alice Cooper shares 'Detroit City 2020' lyric video
Planet Rock’s very own Alice Cooper has shared the lyric video for the opening track on his new ‘Breadcrumbs’ EP, ‘Detroit City 2020’.
The Cars' Ric Ocasek dies aged 75
Ric Ocasek, lead singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for The Cars, has died at the age of 75.
The Who announce 2020 UK arena tour in support of new album
The Who have announced a nine-date UK arena tour for March and April 2020.
Liberty Lies premiere 'A Thousand People' video filmed at Steelhouse Festival
Liberty Lies have premiered the video for their latest single ‘A Thousand People’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
Black Star Riders criticise America's 'ridiculous' gun laws and call for change
Black Star Riders' Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick have spoken passionately about America’s “ridiculous” gun laws and have called for something to be done.
Monster Truck announce November 2019 UK tour
Canadian rock juggernauts Monster Truck will grace the UK this autumn for a 10-date headline tour.
Dream Theater to play two February 2020 UK shows
Progressive metal overlords Dream Theater will play two very special headline UK shows in February 2020.
The Wildhearts announce co-headline UK tour with Backyard Babies
The Wildhearts will embark on a fresh UK tour in January and February 2020, which they’re co-headlining with Swedish rockers Backyard Babies.
Joe Bonamassa confirms first acts for 2020 Mediterranean cruise
Following the success of the inaugural event last month, Joe Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean cruise will once again set sail in summer 2020.
KISS's Eric Singer sworn in as Honorary Police Corporal
KISS drummer Eric Singer has been sworn in as an honorary police officer in Texas.
Green Day announce three June 2020 UK stadium shows
Green Day are coming to the UK in summer 2020 for a trio of stadium shows as part of of The Hella Mega Tour.
Watch Nicko McBrain play drums with Iron Maiden tribute band
Nicko McBrain recently took to the stage with an Iron Maiden tribute band called Iron Tribe and played drums on two classic Maiden tracks.
Blackberry Smoke announce live album and concert film
Blackberry Smoke will release their new live album and concert film, ‘Homecoming: Live In Atlanta’, on Friday 6th December.
Ronnie Wood announces Chuck Berry tribute album 'Mad Lad' and headline show
Ronnie Wood will release his new album ‘Ronnie Wood with His Wild Five - Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry’ on Friday 15th November via BMG.
Fish postpones European tour due to Brexit uncertainty
Fish has postponed his upcoming April and May European tour until October and November 2020. His March UK dates will go ahead as planned.
Bruce Dickinson stops Iron Maiden concert after fan is 'beaten by ten security guards'
Bruce Dickinson lambasted security at Iron Maiden’s show at the Tacoma Dome in Washington last night (5th September) after he allegedly witnessed a fan being beaten by ‘ten security guards’ at the front.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne sing on Post Malone's new song 'Take What You Want'
American rapper Post Malone has shared audio of his collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne, ‘Take What You Want’.
Watch Steve Hackett perform Genesis' 'Dancing with the Moonlit Knight' with an orchestra
Steve Hackett has shared a live video performance of the Genesis classic ‘Dancing with the Moonlit Knight’ alongside his solo band and a 41-piece orchestra.
Last In Line announce five headline shows
Last In Line have announced five headline UK shows this November and December preceding their special guest spot at Planet Rockstock.
Judas Priest's Rob Halford announces new Christmas album 'Celestial'
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is releasing a new heavy metal Christmas album called ‘Celestial’ on Friday 18th October.
Freddie Mercury 'Never Boring' box set announced on his 73rd birthday
To mark what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 73rd birthday today (5th September), an expansive new box set called ‘Never Boring’ has been announced.
Watch: Kris Barras premiere video for anthemic new track 'Vegas Son'
Blues rock powerhouses Kris Barras Band have premiered the video for their new track 'Vegas Son'.
Four classic Queen album covers to be released as jigsaws
Four of Queen’s seminal seventies albums are being released as jigsaw puzzles next month.
Jimmy Page delves deep in new weighty tome 'Jimmy Page: The Anthology'
Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page is releasing a new career-spanning book this coming December.
Mötley Crüe announce 'Dr. Feelgood' 30th anniversary reissue
Mötley Crüe have announced a 30th anniversary reissue of their fifth studio album 'Dr. Feelgood'.
Metallica share extended trailer for S&M² concert film
Metallica have launched a new two-minute trailer for their upcoming ‘S&M²’ concert film, which hits cinemas next month.
Listen to snippets of every track on Status Quo's new album 'Backbone'
Status Quo have shared audio snippets of all 11 tracks on their 33rd studio album 'Backbone'.
Watch Roger Waters perform Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' outside the Home Office
Roger Waters performed Pink Floyd’s classic track ‘Wish You Were Here’ outside the Home Office in London yesterday (2nd September) at a rally in support of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Stone Broken to reissue debut album 'All In Time'
Walsall's finest, Stone Broken, will officially reissue their excellent debut album 'All In Time' next month.
The Top 40 Greatest Guitar Solos Ever
After thousands of votes were cast by Planet Rock listeners over recent weeks, we can now reveal The Top 40 Greatest Guitar Solos of all time – as voted for by you!
Sweet and eight more confirmed for Winter's End 2020
Planet Rock are delighted to announce that the Sweet are our third and final headliners for Winter’s End 2020.
Listen: Those Damn Crows unleash new tune 'Who Did It'
Winter’s End 2020 headliners Those Damn Crows have unleashed their new song ‘Who Did It’ to the world.
NASA names Martian rock after The Rolling Stones
57 years into their glittering career, The Rolling Stones have been bestowed with the ultimate honour – yes, a rock on Mars has been named after them.
Listen to 'lost' country duet 'The Mask' featuring Motörhead's Lemmy
A previously unheard country duet called ‘The Mask’ featuring late Motörhead legend Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister has resurfaced.
Black Stone Cherry to release new covers EP 'Black To Blues Volume 2'
Kentucky’s prodigal sons, Black Stone Cherry, will release their new blues EP ‘Black To Blues Volume 2’ on Friday 18th October via Mascot Label Group/Mascot Records.
Black Sabbath's music to feature in fifth series of Peaky Blinders
Two of Black Sabbath's seminal songs will feature in the upcoming fifth series of hit BBC show Peaky Blinders, it’s been confirmed.
Slipknot announce January 2020 UK & Ireland arena tour
Fresh from storming to Number 1 on the UK album chart with their acclaimed sixth studio album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, Slipknot have announced a UK & Ireland tour for January 2020.
Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott to be honoured with plaque and statue in West Bromwich
Late Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott is set to be honoured with a special memorial plaque and sculpture in West Bromwich to mark what would have been his 70th birthday yesterday (20th August).
Ozzy Osbourne fighting to be fit for UK & Ireland tour after year of 'absolute agony'
Ozzy Osbourne says he’s “really hoping” he’ll be fit for his rescheduled UK & Ireland No More Tours 2 dates in early 2020 following his year of “absolute agony.”
Exclusive: Black Star Riders premiere acoustic version of 'Ain't The End Of The World'
Black Star Riders have premiered a rousing acoustic rendition of their current single ‘Ain't The End Of The World’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
Stonedeaf Festival 2019: Planet Rock Signing Tent times revealed
The times have been revealed for the Planet Rock Signing Tent at this Saturday’s Stonedeaf Festival.
Blog: Saturday at Ramblin' Man 2019
Follow Planet Rock's blog for all the action from Ramblin' Man 2019 headlined by southern gents Black Stone Cherry.
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