Planet Rock: Rock News
Metallica's WorldWired Tour in numbers
We went behind the scenes on 'Tallica's giant world tour, and found some astonishing statistics...
Gus G. defends Eurovision Song Contest appearance: 'Music should know no boundaries'
Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. has defended his appearance on the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night (18th May) saying "music should know no boundaries."
Hollywood Vampires premiere 'The Boogieman Surprise' live video
Hollywood Vampires have premiered the official live video for their new single ‘The Boogieman Surprise’.
Listen: Van Halen's 'Jump' gets official trance remix
Van Halen’s classic 1983 anthem ‘Jump’ has been given an official trance remix courtesy of Dutch DJ and producer Armin Van Buuren.
Scorpions make 'great start' on new album and eye 2020 release
Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine says the band have commenced work on their nineteenth studio album and there’s a "good chance" it will be released in 2020.
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott hails new Black Star Riders album as ‘by far their best yet’
Def Leppard and Planet Rock’s very own Joe Elliott has heaped praise on Black Star Riders’ new album ‘Another State Of Grace’ calling it “by far their best effort to date.”
Volbeat announce new album and September/October 2019 UK tour
Volbeat will release their seventh studio album 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' on Friday 2nd August and follow it with a September/October 2019 UK tour.
Planet Rock surpasses 1.2million listeners a week
According to RAJAR figures released today (Thursday 16th May), Planet Rock now reaches more than 1.2million listeners a week!
The Virginmarys premiere fiery 'S.O.S.4.U.N.I.' video
The Virginmarys have premiered the video for their latest single ‘S.O.S.4.U.N.I.’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
The Rolling Stones announce rescheduled No Filter Tour dates
The Rolling Stones have announced the rescheduled dates for the North American leg of their No Filter Tour.
KISS launch their own range of Crocs
Rock merchandise overlords, KISS, have launched their own range of official Crocs shoes.
Mick Jagger shows off his dance moves six weeks after heart surgery
Six weeks after undergoing heart surgery, The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger has shared a video of himself nimbly dancing in the studio.
Jewellery made from Geddy Lee's 'Hall of Fame' bass strings auctioned for charity
Bespoke jewellery made from Rush legend Geddy Lee’s bass guitar strings is being auctioned to raise money for charity.
Glenn Hughes reschedules four postponed shows to November 2019
Glenn Hughes has rescheduled four of his postponed May 2019 tour dates to this coming November.
Roger Daltrey slams fans for smoking grass at The Who's New York gig
Roger Daltrey berated a group of fans for allegedly smoking grass at The Who’s Madison Square Garden show on Monday night (13th May).
Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl surprise 9-year-old drumming prodigy
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl surprised 9-year-old drumming prodigy Yoyoka Soma when she appeared on The Ellen Show this week.
Iron Maiden unleash pyro-tastic 'Flight of Icarus' live video
Iron Maiden have premiered a ‘Flight of Icarus’ live video filmed on the European leg of their Legacy Of The Beast World Tour last year.
Robert Plant took inspiration from Pink Floyd for Led Zeppelin's final show
Robert Plant says that Pink Floyd’s “quick one-off” show at Live 8 in 2005 was an inspiration for Led Zeppelin's own swansong concert two years later.
Elvis fronted Nirvana act, Elvana, lead fresh wave of Download Festival additions
Exactly one month before Download Festival kicks off, six new bands have been added to the line-up together with the comedians appearing on The Side Splitter Stage.
Ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. to appear on Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday
Esteemed Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. will make an appearance on the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend.
Bernie Marsden to perform Whitesnake's 'Ready an' Willing' at Steelhouse Away Day
Bernie Marsden will perform Whitesnake’s seminal 1980 album ‘Ready an’ Willing’ its entirety at the inaugural Steelhouse Away Day this September.
London venue the Borderline to close due to 'ever increasing rents'
London live music venue the Borderline has announced it will close its doors by 31st August 2019.
Watch Steven Tyler guest perform with Hollywood Vampires in Los Angeles
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and Marilyn Manson both made guest appearances at Hollywood Vampires’ show in Los Angeles on Saturday night (11th May).
Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler & Bill Ward unite at Grammy salute to Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday night (11th May).
Glenn Hughes postpones May 2019 UK tour due to illness
Glenn Hughes has postponed his upcoming 'Performs Classic Deep Purple Live' May 2019 UK Tour due to an illness that needs immediate treatment.
Sweet announce 16-date UK tour
Seventies glam rock icons, Sweet, have announced a lengthy 16-date UK date for this coming festive period.
Geezer Butler: 'Heavy metal music keeps you young'
Black Sabbath legend Geezer Butler has extolled the virtues of heavy metal music saying it helps to keep you young.
Michael Monroe announces 'One Man Gang' autumn 2019 UK tour
Former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe will head out on a fresh UK tour this autumn in support of his new album ‘One Man Gang’.
Led Zeppelin film in the works
An official Led Zeppelin documentary film has been announced featuring input from Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones.
Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner hits back at K.K. Downing 'wage' claim
Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has hit back at K.K. Downing’s claim that he’s not officially a member of the legendary metal band.
Meat Loaf hospitalised after falling off stage
Meat Loaf was hospitalised over the weekend when he fell off stage while speaking at a horror event in Dallas, Texas.
Bruce Springsteen writes new E Street Band album and plans tour
Bruce Springsteen has penned a series of songs for a new E Street Band record that will pave the way for a tour.
Temple of One unveil 'Song of Hope' video
Following hot on the heels of their excellent debut single ‘The Cards’, Temple of One have premiered the official video for new song ‘Song of Hope’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
Collateral premiere 'Lullaby' video
Fast-ascending Kent rockers Collateral have premiered the video for their brand spanking new single ‘Lullaby’.
16 rarely performed Iron Maiden songs we'd love to see live
From ‘Alexander The Great’ to ‘The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner’, here are 16 rarely and never performed Iron Maiden songs we’d love to see in their live glory.
UFO to continue Last Orders Tour with Neil Carter rejoining the band
Following the tragic death of Paul Raymond, UFO have announced they will complete their 50th anniversary Last Orders Tour with Neil Carter rejoining the band.
Woodstock 50 organisers respond to investors' claims the festival has been cancelled
Woodstock 50 organisers have "vehemently denied" the festival has been cancelled, contradicting claims by the main financial backer.
Ozzy Osbourne reschedules UK & Ireland tour for January & February 2020
Ozzy Osbourne has rearranged his postponed UK & Ireland tour for early 2020.
The Struts announce October 2019 UK tour
Glam rock sensations, The Struts, have lined up an eight-date UK tour for October 2019.
Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts premiere 'Home' video
Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts have premiered the video for their new single ‘Home’ exclusively on Planet Rock.
Tickets now on sale for Black Sabbath '50 years' exhibition in Birmingham
Fans can now purchase tickets to celebrate Black Sabbath's iconic legacy in the city where they were formed.
Queen’s Roger Taylor unveils lyric video for solo song 'Gangsters Are Running This World'
Queen drummer Roger Taylor has premiered a new solo song called ‘Gangsters Are Running This World’.
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones and Gorilla Riot for Planet Rock Roadstars Tour
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones and Gorilla Riot are joining forces for the Planet Rock Roadstars Tour in October 2019.
Monster Magnet to headline Grooverider Stage at Ramblin' Man Fair 2019
Stoner rock juggernauts Monster Magnet have been unveiled as the Grooverider Stage headliners at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019.
Queen's Brian May reveals how Joe Elliott saved his life at Def Leppard gig
Inducting Def Leppard into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night (29th March), Queen guitarist Brian May regaled a story about how Joe Elliott once saved his life.
Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood rally behind Mick Jagger after Rolling Stones tour axe
Mick Jagger’s bandmates Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have expressed their support for him after the Rolling Stones postponed their US tour over the weekend.
The Rolling Stones postpone North American tour due to Mick Jagger medical condition
The Rolling Stones have been forced to postpone their entire North American tour as Mick Jagger needs medical treatment for an unspecified condition.
Campaign launched calling for Ozzy Osbourne to be knighted
An online campaign has been launched calling for Ozzy Osbourne to be knighted.
Monster Truck announce pop-up tattoo shops to coincide with UK tour
Canadian rock n’ roll colossuses, Monster Truck, are hosting pop-up tattoo shops to coincide with the opening and closing dates of their April 2019 UK tour.
Download Festival confirms on-site activities as day tickets go on sale
Download Festival organisers have revealed the veritable smorgasbord of on-site activities going on in The Download Village this year.
Jimmy Page discusses claims Robbie Williams blasted Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd & Deep Purple
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page has spoken publicly for the first time about claims that neighbour Robbie Williams played Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd & Deep Purple to annoy him.
Iron Maiden are too hot for Chile
Iron Maiden have announced a second concert in Chile after selling out their gargantuan 63,000-capacity show at Estadio Nacional in Santiago.
PHOTOS: David Gilmour's legendary guitar collection goes on display
More than 120 of David Gilmour’s iconic guitars have gone on display at Christie’s in London before they go under the hammer in New York this summer.
Kris Barras Band announce 13-date October 2019 UK tour
Fast-rising blues rockers, Kris Barras Band, have announced details of their biggest UK tour yet.
Slade to release limited edition box set 'Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box'
Slade have announced details of a limited-edition singles box set called 'Feel The Noize – The Singlez Box’.
Fancy going for a curry with Scott Gorham?
Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders fans are being invited to have a curry with guitar legend Scott Gorham.
Deadland Ritual to bracket Download Festival with two UK shows
Geezer Butler’s new band, Deadland Ritual, will bracket their eagerly-awaited appearance at Download Festival this summer with two headline UK shows.
Three more acts confirmed for Ramblin' Man Fair 2019
Less than four months before Mote Park opens its doors, a further three acts have been added to the Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019 line-up.
Nikki Sixx: 'Queen's Roger Taylor thinks The Dirt is an amazing movie'
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx says that Queen’s Roger Taylor has proclaimed The Dirt as an “amazing” and “honest” movie.
Bernie Tormé’s family launch tribute site benefitting Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
The late-great Bernie Tormé’s family have set up a tribute site where fans can make charity donations in his memory.
Sex Pistols movie to hit the big screen
Following the recent, high-profile Queen and Mötley Crüe biopics, Bohemian Rhapsody and The Dirt, a movie about The Sex Pistols is set to hit the big screen.
Gene Simmons explains how Download Festival goers are different to US crowds
KISS bassist Gene Simmons has praised Download Festival audiences, saying they’re up for a party whatever Mother Nature throws at them.
Watch Michael Ball make Aerosmith howler live on BBC Breakfast
Crooner Michael Ball embarrassed himself on BBC Breakfast this morning (22nd March) by making an Aerosmith clanger.
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett announces fourth solo album 'Hard Lessons'
Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett will release his fourth solo album ‘Hard Lessons’ on Friday 21st July 2019 via East Beach Records & Tapes/Thirty Tigers.
Listen to new Mötley Crüe songs 'Ride With The Devil' & 'Crash And Burn'
As their long-awaited biopic The Dirt hits Netflix today (22nd March), Mötley Crüe has shared the final two songs they recorded for the soundtrack.
Dokken's Don Dokken has covered Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On'
Just a week after Mötley Crüe premiered their cover of Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’, Don Dokken has revealed he has covered Celine Dion’s Titanic song ‘My Heart Will Go On’.
Temple of One premiere 'The Cards' lyric video
Temple of One have premiered the lyric video for their sublime debut single 'The Cards' exclusively on Planet Rock.
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves confirm Bill & Ted 3 title and release date
Alex Winter (aka William "Bill" S. Preston) and Keanu Reeves (Theodore "Ted" Logan) have confirmed the third Bill & Ted movie is officially happening and will be released in 2020.
Duff McKagan details new album 'Tenderness' and unveils new song 'Chip Away'
Guns N’ Roses bassist has confirmed that his new solo album ‘Tenderness’ will be released on Friday 31st May.
Watch Ozzy Osbourne's granddaughters rock out to 'Crazy Train'
Proof that rock n’ roll runs in the blood of the Osbourne family, Ozzy Osbourne’s three young granddaughters have rocked out to ‘Crazy Train’
Mötley Crüe and The Who soundtrack 'Stranger Things' season 3 trailer
Songs by Mötley Crüe and The Who have been used to score the trailer to the upcoming third season of Stranger Things.
Robert Plant, Greta Van Fleet, Jay-Z and many more confirmed for Woodstock 50
The full line-up for the Woodstock 50 Festival has been unveiled by organisers.
Jon Anderson 'really wants' Yes reunion
Jon Anderson says he “really wants” a Yes reunion to happen and he’s already written material for a potential “great album.”
Fleetwood Mac explain why Lindsey Buckingham had to go
Fleetwood Mac have shed more light on why they parted company with Lindsey Buckingham, explaining it was the “only route” they could take to avoid the total break-up of the band.
Exclusive: Inglorious premiere 'Glory Days' video
Inglorious have premiered the video for their emotionally-charged ‘Ride To Nowhere’ closer, ‘Glory Days’, exclusively on Planet Rock.
Metallica to celebrate 20th anniversary of 'S&M' with S&M² orchestral concert
Metallica will mark the 20th anniversary of their 1999 live album ‘S&M’ with a very special concert with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Bernie Tormé dies aged 66
Former Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan and Desperado guitarist, Bernie Tormé, has died aged 66.
Status Quo's Francis Rossi: 'I watched Rick Parfitt become a caricature of himself'
Francis Rossi says his late Status Quo band mate Rick Parfitt became “a caricature of himself” who was “always trying to be the rock star his fans thought he was.”
Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, dies aged 81
American musician Dick Dale, the self-professed King of the Surf Guitar, has died aged 81.
Uriah Heep, Last In Line and 27 more bands confirmed for Planet Rockstock 2019!
With less than nine months to go until the seventh Planet Rockstock opens its doors, we’re extremely proud to announce the first 29 bands on the epic line-up.
Listen to Mötley Crüe's cover of Madonna's 'Like A Virgin'
Mötley Crüe have premiered their cover of Madonna’s 1984 international smash ‘Like A Virgin’.
Alex Lifeson says he's finally come to terms with Rush’s demise
Three-and-a-half years on from the Rush’s final show, guitarist Alex Lifeson says he has come to terms with the band’s demise.
The Rolling Stones announce new compilation album 'Honk' featuring Dave Grohl
The Rolling Stones will release a new compilation album called ‘Honk’ on Friday 19th April 2019.
Ozzy Osbourne back to his 'normal miserable' self after pneumonia scare
Ozzy Osbourne is back to his “complaining” and “miserable” self after being hospitalised with pneumonia last month, according to his family.
Queen's Brian May to induct Def Leppard into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Queen guitarist Brian May will induct Def Leppard into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center later this month.
Steven Wilson slams ‘abysmal', 'third-rate Led Zeppelin impersonators' Greta Van Fleet
Progressive rocker Steven Wilson has savaged Greta Van Fleet calling them “terrible” and “like a boy band version of Led Zeppelin.”
Ones To Watch: Piston
The 54th band stepping into the limelight in our Ones To Watch feature are Midlands rock juggernauts Piston.
Listen to new Whitesnake song 'Trouble is Your Middle Name'
Whitesnake have premiered another new song from their upcoming album ‘Flesh & Blood’, ‘Trouble is Your Middle Name’.
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons announce October/November 2019 UK tour
Fresh from supporting Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators last month, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons have lined up an autumn 2019 UK tour.
Mike Rutherford open to Genesis reunion: 'We’re all fit and healthy and good friends'
After Tony Banks and Phil Collins both refused to rule out a Genesis reunion in recent interviews, Mike Rutherford has now said he’s tentatively open to the idea.
Watch: Bon Jovi announce they've started work on their 14th album
Jon Bon Jovi has posted two videos to Instagram confirming Bon Jovi have started work on their fourteenth studio album.
A sequel to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody could be on the way
A sequel to Queen’s blockbuster biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is being seriously discussed, according to a filmmaker close to the band.
Legendary drummer Hal Blaine dies aged 90
Influential drummer Hal Blaine, who was a member of the fabled Los Angeles group of session musicians The Wrecking Crew, has died at the age of 90.
Rick Wakeman announces last UK performances of 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'
Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman has announced his last ever UK performances of his acclaimed 1974 live album ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.
Iron Maiden launch new saké infused lager Sun and Steel
Iron Maiden are launching their first lager in the Trooper range - the saké infused Sun and Steel.
Kris Barras Band to support Black Stone Cherry
Fresh from wowing Planet Rock presents Winter’s End last night (10th March), Kris Barras Band have announced they’re supporting Black Stone Cherry.
Judas Priest are 'definitely' going to record a new album, says Rob Halford
Rob Halford has vowed that there’s “definitely a new Judas Priest album on the way."
Keith Richards premieres video for previously unreleased song 'Big Town Playboy'
The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards has premiered the lyric video for his previously unreleased cover of Eddie Taylor’s ‘Big Town Playboy’.
Judas Priest's Rob Halford starts work on 'Lord of The Rings-esque' memoir
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has confirmed he has commenced work on his long-awaited autobiography.
Kurt Cobain's medical gown from Nirvana's 1992 Reading Festival set up for auction
The hospital gown Kurt Cobain wore for Nirvana’s fabled headline performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is going under the hammer.
Metallica cover Pink Floyd's 'Run Like Hell' to celebrate David Gilmour's 73rd birthday
Metallica celebrated David Gilmour’s 73rd birthday yesterday (Wednesday 6th March) by covering the Pink Floyd classic ‘Run Like Hell’.
Sixx:AM have recorded four new songs for greatest hits album
Nikki Sixx has revealed that Sixx:AM have recorded four new songs for a greatest hits collection.
Black Star Riders announce UK tour with Stone Broken and Wayward Sons
Black Star Riders have detailed their fourth studio album ‘Another State of Grace’ and a Planet Rocks presents October 2019 UK tour with Stone Broken and Wayward Sons.
Foo Fighters announce support acts for 2019 UK and Ireland shows
Foo Fighters have announced the support acts for their forthcoming UK and Ireland shows this summer.
Airbourne confirmed for Ramblin' Man Fair 2019
Australian hard rock titans, Airbourne, have been added to the line-up of Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019.
The Who’s Pete Townshend announces first novel 'The Age of Anxiety'
The Who’s Pete Townshend will release his debut novel ‘The Age of Anxiety’ on Tuesday 5th November 2019.
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder covers 'Maybe It's Time' from A Star Is Born
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has covered ‘Maybe It’s Time’ from the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga movie ‘A Star Is Born’.
Massive Wagons to support Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Wildhearts on UK tours
Unstoppable Lancaster rockers Massive Wagons will support Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Wildhearts on their respective upcoming UK tours.
Billy Sheehan says 'there is no plan' for Mr. Big to continue
Billy Sheehan says there is currently “no plan” for Mr. Big to continue following the death of drummer and co-founding member Pat Torpey last year.
Whitesnake premiere video for ‘All Or Nothing’ (2019 remix)
Ahead of the expansive re-release of ‘Slide It In’ on Friday (8th March), Whitesnake have premiered the video for ‘All Or Nothing’ (2019 remix).
Hollowstar announce May/June 2019 UK tour
Hollowstar have announced a seven-date headline tour for May and June 2019.
The Prodigy’s Keith Flint dies aged 49
The Prodigy’s Keith Flint has died at the age of 49.
Stage times revealed for Winter's End 2019
Ahead of the third Winter’s End kicking off at Sandford Holiday Park in Dorset this Friday (8th March), we can reveal the stage times today.
Exclusive: The Treatment premiere 'Hang Them High' video
The Treatment have premiered their ‘Hang Them High’ video exclusively on Planet Rock.
Record Store Day 2019's rock and heavy metal releases
For all you vinyl aficionados, Planet Rock presents a handy guide to the exclusive rock and metal releases coming out on Record Store Day 2019.
Stone Temple Pilots confirm two UK shows ahead of Download Festival
Stone Temple Pilots have announced two headline shows ahead of their appearance at Download Festival 2019.
Living Colour announce UK tour with Wayward Sons and Jared James Nichols
Living Colour have announced a July 2019 tour with very special guests Wayward Sons and Jared James Nichols.
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett announces March/April 2019 UK Tour
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has announced an intimate UK tour for March and April 2019.
Nick Mason on Pink Floyd reunion: ‘I'm ready, but I won't hold my breath.’
Nick Mason says he’s “ready” to take part in a Pink Floyd reunion but doesn’t think it will happen as Roger Waters and David Gilmour are happier working separately.
Queen announce The Show Must Go On - The Queen + Adam Lambert Story
Queen have announced details of a new two-hour documentary called The Show Must Go On - The Queen + Adam Lambert Story.
17 more bands confirmed for Download Festival 2019
A further 17 bands have been added to the Download Festival 2019 line-up tonight (25th February).
Shinedown thank fans for double win at The Rocks 2019
Shinedown have released a video message thanking fans after they won two prestigious honours at The Rocks 2019 last week.
Duff McKagan on new Guns N’ Roses album: 'It's real'
Duff McKagan says Guns N’ Roses’ new album is “real” and Axl Rose has written some “magnificent” material for it.
Peter Frampton reveals degenerative muscle disease diagnosis
Peter Frampton has revealed he is suffering from a degenerative muscle disease called Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM).
Watch Queen + Adam Lambert open the Oscars with Queen medley
Queen + Adam Lambert opened The Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night (24th February).
Winter’s End 2019: Full line-up preview
After the triumphant first two years, Winter’s End returns to rock the south coast on the weekend of Friday 8th March to Sunday 10th March 2019.
Watch the lyric video for Duff McKagan’s powerful solo song 'Tenderness'
Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has premiered the lyric video for his solo song ‘Tenderness’.
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators to release 'truly memorable' London gig on DVD
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators filmed their London Eventim Apollo show on Wednesday night (20th February) for a future live DVD release.
Mötley Crüe have covered Madonna's 'Like A Virgin'
Mötley Crüe have covered Madonna’s 1984 song ‘Like A Virgin’ for the soundtrack to their upcoming movie The Dirt.
Greta Van Fleet postpone entire UK and European tour
Greta Van Fleet have been forced to postpone their entire UK and European tour due to singer Josh Kiszka’s ill health.
The Rocks 2019 winners revealed
Iron Maiden, Shinedown, Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest are among the big winners at The Rocks 2019!
Angus Young donates £11,000 to AC/DC fan's unique Alzheimer's fundraiser
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young has donated more than £11,000 to an Alzheimer’s charity after learning about a fan’s unique skating fundraiser.
The Quireboys cancel PledgeMusic campaign for new album 'Amazing Disgrace'
The Quireboys have released a statement explaining to fans they have cancelled the PledgeMusic campaign for their new album ‘Amazing Disgrace’.
Watch the official trailer for Mötley Crüe movie The Dirt
The official trailer for the Mötley Crüe movie The Dirt has premiered today (19th February).
King King unveil new bass player
King King have officially unveiled their new bass player, Zander Greenshields.
Alice Cooper announces October 2019 UK tour
Planet Rock’s very own Alice Cooper has announced an October 2019 UK arena tour.
Queen + Adam Lambert to perform live at The Oscars
Queen + Adam Lambert will perform live at The Oscars ceremony this Sunday (24th February 2019).
Ozzy Osbourne cancels more tour dates due to pneumonia
Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel his upcoming March shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan as he continues to recover from pneumonia.
Ramblin' Man Fair adds nine Rising Stage bands to the line-up
Ramblin' Man Fair organisers have unveiled the first nine bands playing the Rising Stage this summer.
Nikki Sixx calls KISS's stage production 'an exact re-enactment' of Mötley Crüe's Final Tour
Nikki Sixx has hit out at KISS saying that part of their End Of The Road tour stage production is ‘an exact re-enactment’ of Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour.
Slash confirms 'there's material' for a new Guns N’ Roses album
Slash has confirmed that ‘there’s material’ already written for a new Guns N’ Roses album.
Hawkwind announce 50th anniversary UK tour
Space rock pioneers Hawkwind have lined up a 50th anniversary UK tour for this coming autumn.
Brad Pitt producing Chris Cornell documentary film
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is co-producing a new documentary film about late Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog singer Chris Cornell.
Mike Kroeger: 'Nickelback haters have verbally abused our families & sent us death threats'
Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger has revealed how "outright nasty" some of the band’s haters have been towards them.
Bernie Tormé placed on ventilator as his condition doesn’t improve
Bernie Tormé’s condition has sadly shown no signs of improvement as he continues to battle double pneumonia in intensive care.
Whitesnake detail 13th album 'Flesh & Blood' and premiere 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' video
Whitesnake will release their 13th studio album ‘Flesh & Blood’ on Friday 10th May via Frontiers Music Srl.
Keith Richards shares his tips for a longer life
Synonymous with debauchery for decades, The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has opened up about his current lifestyle choices.
Bernie Tormé extremely ill with virulent double pneumonia
Former Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan and Desperado guitarist, Bernie Tormé, is extremely ill in intensive care with virulent pneumonia in both lungs.
Thunder and more confirmed for Steelhouse Festival 2019
Thunder have been unveiled as the Saturday night headliners at Steelhouse Festival 2019.
WATCH: 'Paul Stanley' of KISS tribute band plays on despite his hair being on fire
The frontman of a KISS tribute band called Hairball played on at a gig in Sioux City, Iowa on Friday night (8th February) despite his hair being on fire.
Judas Priest 'very upset' debut South African gigs have been axed
Judas Priest have released a statement expressing their disappointment that their first ever shows in South Africa have been cancelled.
Ozzy Osbourne is out of intensive care unit and 'breathing on his own'
Sharon Osbourne says Ozzy Osbourne has left his intensive care unit and is now 'breathing on his own.'
Whitesnake share snippet of new single 'Shut Up & Kiss Me'
Whitesnake have shared a tantalising 24-second snippet of their new single ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’ ahead of its premiere on Valentine’s Day.
The 100 Club will no longer reveal gig stage times
Iconic London venue The 100 Club has announced it will no longer give out stage times to any gig they put on.
Halestorm's Lzzy Hale criticises Grammy Awards for Vinnie Paul In Memoriam omission
Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale has criticised the Grammy Awards after Vinnie Paul was omitted from the In Memoriam segment at Sunday night’s ceremony.
Guns N' Roses are planning to hit studio in 2019 ahead of more tour dates
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus has confirmed the band are planning to hit the studio in 2019 and will 'hopefully get an album out soon.'
Photo fuels speculation Cliff Williams is back in AC/DC
A newly emerged photograph has fuelled speculation that Cliff Williams is back in AC/DC.
Lindsey Buckingham suffers vocal cord damage after emergency heart surgery
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has suffered vocal cord damage after undergoing emergency open heart surgery.
Chris Cornell and Greta Van Fleet among winners at The Grammy Awards
Chris Cornell won a posthumous Grammy for his song ‘When Bad Does Good’ at the 61st Grammy Awards at The Staples Center in Los Angeles last night (10th February).
Ozzy Osbourne is doing 'much better' in hospital
Ozzy Osbourne is doing 'much better' four days after being hospitalised for flu complications.
Foo Fighters offer free music lessons to kids
Children in 10 separate towns and cities are being offered the opportunity to learn to play Foo Fighters’ music for free.
DeeVer premiere 'Only Enemy' video
North East hard rockers DeeVer have premiered their ‘Only Enemy’ video exclusively on Planet Rock.
Black Stone Cherry announce four intimate UK & Ireland shows
Black Stone Cherry have announced four extra summer 2019 UK and Ireland shows.
Thin Lizzy and Uriah Heep lead fresh wave of Steelhouse Festival 2019 additions
Thin Lizzy will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their iconic album ‘Black Rose: A Rock Legend’ by performing it in its unadulterated entirety at Steelhouse Festival 2019.
Aerosmith to be honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Aerosmith will be honoured with the 2,657th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week.
Ozzy Osbourne hospitalised due to flu complications
Ozzy Osbourne has been admitted to hospital due to complications from his flu.
Sweet Cheddar O' Mine! Aldi launches Guns N' Roses and Def Leppard themed cheeses
Discount supermarket chain Aldi has launched their own Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses themed cheeses.
Collateral unleash 'Midnight Queen' video
Fast-rising rockers Collateral have premiered the video for their song ‘Midnight Queen’ (Romesh Dodangoda Remix).
Thunder to perform live at The Hairy Bikers' London Palladium show
The Hairy Bikers have announced that Thunder will perform music at their London Palladium show on Saturday 9th March 2019.
Planet Rock's Rocktober is coming this autumn!
We're delighted to announce our brand-new live music event, Planet Rock’s Rocktober, is coming in autumn 2019.
10 more acts confirmed for Ramblin' Man Fair 2019
The Ramblin' Man Fair line-up has expanded once again with the addition of 10 more acts.
Hollowstar announce self-titled debut album
Hollowstar will release their self-titled debut studio album on Friday 3rd May 2019.
The Darkness to support Ed Sheeran at summer 2019 shows
The Darkness have been unveiled as the surprise support act on Ed Sheeran’s upcoming summer 2019 concerts.
Scorpions are recording 'historic' new album with 'famous' producer
Scorpions guitarist and co-founding member Rudolf Schenker says the band are “excited to produce a new, historic rock 'n' roll album."
Brian Johnson ‘confirms’ he’s recording new album with AC/DC
Brian Johnson has 'confirmed' he is back in the AC/DC fold and is recording a new album with the band.
Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul announce four May 2019 UK shows
Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul have lined up four new UK shows for May 2019.
Ace Frehley launches scathing attack on Gene Simmons: 'The gloves are off!'
Ace Frehley has slammed his former KISS band mate Gene Simmons in a scathing Facebook post.
Ones To Watch: Kim Jennett
After a brief hiatus, Ones To Watch is back for a 51st instalment and this week we’re shining the spotlight on the phenomenally talented Kim Jennett.
Ozzy Osbourne postpones entire UK & Ireland tour due to illness
Ozzy Osbourne has postponed his entire UK and Ireland tour due flu and a severe upper-respiratory infection.
Bon Scott 1978 letter on money woes, boozing & Phil Rudd breakdown up for auction
A handwritten letter penned by late-great AC/DC frontman Bon Scott in 1978 is going under the hammer on Thursday (31st January).
Megadeth detail career-spanning, 35-track anthology 'Warheads On Foreheads'
Megadeth are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year with an expansive 35-track anthology called ‘Warheads On Foreheads’.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle announce debut album and premiere single 'Trust Fund Baby'
Sammy Hagar & The Circle will release their debut album of original material, ‘Space Between’, on Friday 10th May.
Greta Van Fleet will 'definitely' release their second album in 2019
Greta Van Fleet have promised they will 'definitely' release their second studio album in 2019.
Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots, Clutch and 40 more added to Download Festival 2019
A further 43 acts have been added to the Download Festival 2019 line-up today (28th January).
Ozzy Osbourne postpones first four shows of UK & Ireland tour
Ozzy Osbourne has postponed the first four dates of his UK & Ireland tour due to illness.
Sharon Osbourne approaches Danny Boyle to direct movie biopic about her and Ozzy
Sharon Osbourne has approached Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle to helm a movie about her relationship with Ozzy.
The Who announce London Wembley Stadium show with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder
The Who have announced a symphonic show at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday 6th July 2019.
Steelhouse Festival 2019 announces Four Nations Friday
Steelhouse Festival organisers have announced a Four Nations Friday taking its inspiration from the imminent Six Nations Championship.
Watch Metallica cover Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath and Soundgarden
Metallica have shared professionally filmed footage of their Soundgarden cover at the Chris Cornell tribute concert in Los Angeles earlier this month.
Roger Waters uses his private jet to reunite a mum with her kidnapped children
Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters used his private jet to reunite a mother with her kidnapped children after more than four years apart.
Vivian Campbell wanted Def Leppard to cover ABBA hit ahead of Depeche Mode
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell says he wanted the band to cover an ABBA anthem ahead of Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’.
Saxon announce 40th Anniversary Castles & Eagles Tour
Saxon have announced a very special 40th Anniversary Castles & Eagles Tour for October 2019 taking in Glasgow, London and Manchester.
The Wildhearts to headline Winter's End 2019
We’re ecstatic to announce that The Wildhearts will perform a full headline slot at Winter's End 2019.
Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody nominated for five Oscars
Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been nominated for five prestigious Academy Awards at the 91st Oscars ceremony on 24th February 2019.
Phil Lynott documentary film to hit the big screen
A documentary film about the life and music of late Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott has been announced.
Tony Iommi to attend Black Sabbath bench launch but Ozzy, Geezer and Bill won’t
Tony Iommi has confirmed he will attend the launch ceremony of the Black Sabbath bench in Birmingham on Saturday 9th February
Metallica cover Judas Priest's 'Delivering The Goods' with Lars Ulrich on vocals
Footage has emerged of Metallica covering Judas Priest’s seminal 1978 classic ‘Delivering The Goods’ with drummer Lars Ulrich on vocals.
Greta Van Fleet singer calls for an end to their Led Zeppelin comparisons
Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka has called for an end to their Led Zeppelin comparisons saying it’s time to “move on.”
Ozzy Osbourne marks 37-year anniversary of bat-biting incident with new stuffed toy
Ozzy Osbourne has celebrated the 37-year anniversary of his infamous bat-biting incident by launching a new stuffed bat toy.
Jon Bon Jovi restaurant to provide free meals for furloughed workers and their families
Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen restaurant in New Jersey will provide free meals for furloughed Federal workers and their families today (21st January).
Ozzy Osbourne grants terminally ill Lee Kerslake his dying wish
Ozzy Osbourne has helped his terminally ill former band mate Lee Kerslake complete his bucket list.
Steve Hackett premieres powerful 'Beasts In Our Time' video
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has premiered the video for his latest single ‘Beasts In Our Time’.
Tesla announce new album 'Shock' produced & co-written by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen
Tesla will release their eighth studio album ‘Shock’ on Friday 8th March 2019 via UMC.
Neal Schon invites Steve Perry to join his Journey Through Time shows
Neal Schon has extended an open invitation to his former Journey band mate Steve Perry to join his upcoming Journey Through Time shows.
Keith Richards to release 30th anniversary edition of debut solo album 'Talk Is Cheap'
The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards has announced a 30th anniversary reissue of his debut solo album ‘Talk Is Cheap’.
Metallica, Foo Fighters, Audioslave, Soundgarden & more rock Chris Cornell tribute concert
Metallica, Foo Fighters, Geezer Butler, Taylor Momsen and members of Audioslave, Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog all performed at the Chris Cornell tribute concert in Los Angeles last night (16th January).
Black Stone Cherry to headline Ramblin' Man Fair 2019
Black Stone Cherry have been unveiled as the third and final Planet Rock Main Stage headliner at Ramblin' Man Fair 2019.
Iron Maiden gig may displace South America's biggest football cup final
Iron Maiden’s upcoming show at the Estadio Nacional in Chile may inadvertently displace the biggest football cup final in South America, the 2019 Copa Libertadores.
The Wildhearts announce May 2019 Renaissance Tour
The Wildhearts have announced a May 2019 UK tour in support of their first album in a decade, 'Renaissance Men'.
Black Sabbath to be presented with heavy metal bench in Birmingham
Black Sabbath will be personally presented with their own heavy metal bench at a ceremony in Birmingham on Saturday 9th February.
Toto's 'Africa' to play 'for all eternity' in African desert
Toto’s ubiquitous soft-rock anthem ‘Africa’ is being played for ‘all eternity’ in the Namib Desert on the west coast of Africa.
Fish delays release of new album 'Weltschmerz' due to family reasons
Former Marillion frontman Fish has pushed back the release of his eleventh solo album ‘Weltschmerz’ until September.
King King bassist Lindsay Coulson to leave the band
King King bassist Lindsay Coulson has announced he is leaving the band after more than a decade.
The Who confirm symphonic tour and first studio album in 13 years
The Who will release their first album in 13 years in 2019 and head out on a symphonic tour.
15 reasons why Dave Grohl is the Nicest Guy In Rock™
To celebrate Dave Grohl’s 50th birthday today (14th January), here are 15 reasons why the Foo Fighters singer is the undisputed ‘Nicest Guy In Rock’.
The 20 greatest Led Zeppelin songs of all time
The 20 best Led Zeppelin songs ever as voted for by Planet Rock listeners.
Aaron Keylock forms new band, Keylock, and announces debut show
Immensely talented blues-rock virtuoso Aaron Keylock has formed a brand new band called Keylock.
K.K. Downing has snubbed joining rock supergroups as they 'don't have substance'
Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing says he has been approached to join several rock supergroups but has always turned them down.
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl falls off stage once again
Less than four years after breaking his leg in Sweden, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has taken a painful tumble off stage again.
Rush's Geddy Lee: 'I don’t want to make guarantees I'll do something again musically'
Geddy Lee says he can’t guarantee he’ll do “something again musically” following the demise of Rush.
Woodstock 50 festival confirmed for this summer
Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang has confirmed that a 50th anniversary event will take place this year.
Watch Royal Guards perform Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Buckingham Palace
Queen’s seminal anthem ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was performed by the Band of the Grenadier Guards outside Buckingham Palace on Monday (7th January).
Driver blames speeding ticket on Mötley Crüe's 'Kickstart My Heart'
A driver in Canada has blamed his speeding ticket on Mötley Crüe’s 1989 anthem ‘Kickstart My Heart’.
Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' feud with Australian politician intensifies
Twisted Sister’s feud with United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer has intensified with the politician now accusing the band of ‘swindling’ their hit song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’.
Box set of rare and unreleased David Bowie songs announced
To mark what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday today (8th January), Parlophone Records have announced a 7” vinyl box set of early demos and unreleased songs.
Axl Rose premieres first new song in over 10 years, 'Rock The Rock'
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has unveiled his first new song in more than a decade, entitled ‘Rock The Rock’.
Gene Simmons 'paid millions of pounds' to speak for a royal family
KISS bassist Gene Simmons says he was once “paid millions of pounds” to speak at a royal event.
Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody wins big at Golden Globe Awards 2019
Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won two coveted gongs at the 76th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California last night (6th January).
The 10 best Bon Scott AC/DC songs
Planet Rock presents the 10 best songs AC/DC recorded with Bon Scott.
Iron Maiden's original line-up reunite for the first time in 42 years
Four-fifths of the original Iron Maiden line-up got back together over the festive period for the first time in more than four decades.
'David Bowie Is' mobile app narrated by Gary Oldman
The new augmented reality app based on the ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition will be narrated by esteemed British actor Gary Oldman.
23 rock and metal albums to look forward to in 2019
Planet Rock presents 23 rock, heavy metal and blues rock albums due for release in 2019.
John Sykes to release first solo album in 19 years in 2019
Former Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder and Tygers of Pan Tang star John Sykes will release his first solo album in 19 years in the coming months.
Kris Barras Band unleash cover of Led Zeppelin’s 'Rock and Roll'
Ahead of their sprawling UK tour kicking off next month, Kris Barras Band have unleashed a cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock and Roll’.
Bohemian Rhapsody DVD to feature full recreation of Queen's Live Aid set
The upcoming home release of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will feature a full recreation of the band’s fabled Live Aid performance.
Black Sabbath '50 Years' exhibition announced
An exhibition celebrating the legacy of Black Sabbath and their worldwide fan base is coming to Birmingham this summer.
Twisted Sister slam Australian politician for 'rewriting' We're Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister have threatened legal action against Australian politician Clive Palmer for allegedly using a ‘rewritten version’ of their hit ‘We're Not Gonna Take It’ in political ads.
Post office renamed after Jimi Hendrix
A post office on the street where Jimi Hendrix grew up in Washington state is being renamed in his honour.
Gary Moore tribute concert to raise funds for memorial statue
The late-great Gary Moore will be honoured at a tribute concert in his native Belfast later this spring.
Tony Iommi to release 'bigger sounding' remix of Black Sabbath's 'Forbidden' in 2019
Tony Iommi says his remix of Black Sabbath’s 1995 album ‘Forbidden’ will see the light of day this year.
Four more bands confirmed for Steelhouse Festival 2019
A further four bands have been added to the Steelhouse Festival 2019 line-up.
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