Planet Rock: Rock News
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.
Wolf Jaw's stolen gear returned
Back in July, Cannock rockers Wolf Jaw were left devastated when their white hire van was stolen containing their music gear.
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.
AC/DC's music used to herd bison off roads
Police in the US state of Montana have come up with an ingenious way of herding bison safely and harmlessly off public roads – blasting AC/DC’s music.
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.
Alice Cooper shares cover of early Bob Seger track
Planet Rock's very own Alice Cooper has premiered a rip-roaring cover of early Bob Seger track 'East Side Story'.
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.
Five Finger Death Punch announce UK shows with Megadeth and Bad Wolves
Five Finger Death Punch have announced two massive UK arena shows for January 2020 with special guests Megadeth and openers Bad Wolves.
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.
First photo released of Johnny Flynn as David Bowie in new movie Stardust
The first photo has been released of Johnny Flynn playing the lead role of David Bowie in new movie Stardust.
Ricky Warwick pens poignant poem to Phil Lynott on his 70th birthday
Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy vocalist Ricky Warwick has paid poignant tribute to Phil Lynott on what would have been his 70th birthday today (20th August).
Foo Fighters hope to release tenth album in 2020
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins says the band are hoping to release their new studio album in 2020.
David Hasselhoff covers Whitesnake and David Bowie classics on new album
David Hasselhoff has drafted in an array of guest musicians to appear on his upcoming new studio album ‘Open Your Eyes’.
WATCH: 5-year-old boy rocks out with Foo Fighters at Belfast Vital Festival
Foo Fighters invited a 5-year-old boy on stage with them at Belfast Vital festival last night (19th August) to rock along to ‘All My Life’.
Bernie Marsden's autobiography 'Where’s My Guitar?' gets full release in November
Whitesnake legend Bernie Marsden's memoir 'Where’s My Guitar?: An Inside Story of British Rock and Roll' is getting a full release this autumn.
Duane Allman's 'Layla' guitar sells for $1million at auction
The guitar Duane Allman played on the classic Derek and the Dominos song ‘Layla’ has sold for a massive $1million (£820,000) under the hammer.
Lynyrd Skynyrd give fans update on Gary Rossington's health
Lynyrd Skynyrd have assured fans guitarist Gary Rossington is “healing and feeling better” after recently undergoing heart surgery.
Slipknot score first heavy metal Number 1 album since Iron Maiden's 'The Book of Souls'
Slipknot’s new album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ has become the first heavy metal record since Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book of Souls’ to reach number one in the UK.
Listen: The Darkness release mini-rock opera 'Heart Explodes'
The Darkness have shared their new single ‘Heart Explodes’ and its accompanying animated lyric video.
Joe Elliott's Down 'n' Outz announce first album of original material
Down ‘n’ Outz, the musical project fronted by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, are returning this autumn with their third studio album ‘This Is How We Roll’.
Watch: Kris Barras Band premiere 'What You Get' video
Kris Barras Band have premiered the guest-packed video to their new single ‘What You Get’.
Steve Hackett announces 'Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall'
Steve Hackett will release his new live album and concert film ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’ this autumn.
Watch Deep Purple's Ian Gillan perform 'Smoke on the Water' with an orchestra
Deep Purple's Ian Gillan has shared video footage of a live rendition of 'Smoke on the Water' in Warsaw while accompanied by a full orchestra.
Metallica donate £230,000 towards new hospital treating children with cancer
Metallica have donated a massive €250,000 (£230,000) towards the construction of a new hospital in Romania treating children battling cancer.
Ozzy Osbourne is indeed a genetic mutant, scientist claims
Ozzy Osbourne has been described as a “genetic mutant” by an eminent scientist.
The Magpie Salute announce new album and premiere lead single 'In Here'
The Magpie Salute will release their new studio album ‘High Water II’ on Friday 18th October via Provogue.
Lynyrd Skynyrd founder Gary Rossington undergoes heart surgery
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and sole original member, Gary Rossington, has undergone heart surgery.
Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan's Princess Diana musical heads to Broadway
Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan’s stage musical about the life of Princess Diana is heading to Broadway in early 2020.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea announces memoir 'Acid For The Children'
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will release his memorably monikered memoir ‘Acid For The Children’ this autumn.
Watch: Fleetwood Mac perform 'Man of the World' live for the first time in 50 years
Fleetwood Mac performed the Peter Green-era classic ‘Man of the World’ live for the first time in 50 years in Perth, Australia on Sunday night (11th August).
Judas Priest fans raise over £120,000 for Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation
Glenn Tipton has thanked Judas Priest fans for raising over £120,000 for the Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation so far throughout the Firepower World Tour.
Wolf Jaw announce new album 'The Heart Won’t Listen'
Cannock riff-rockers Wolf Jaw have announced full details of their new studio album ‘The Heart Won’t Listen’.
Phil Campbell premieres 'These Old Boots' video ft. Dee Snider, Mick Mars & Chris Fehn
Former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has premiered the animated video for his new solo single ‘These Old Boots’.
Watch Rush perform 'Distant Early Warning' from Cinema Strangiato film
Rush have shared footage of their performance of ‘Distant Early Warning’ from their upcoming, brilliantly monikered documentary film Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence.
PHOTOS: Scorpions, K.K. Downing, Dee Snider and more rock Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Scorpions brought Bloodstock Open Air 2019 to an emphatic close on Sunday night (11th August) with a triumphant career-spanning set.
Metallica's S&M² orchestral concerts to hit cinemas worldwide
Metallica have announced that their upcoming orchestral S&M² concerts will hit over 3,000 cinemas around the globe this October.
Woodstock 50 officially cancelled
Woodstock 50 has officially been cancelled, organisers have confirmed.
Hawkwind to release 32nd album 'All Aboard The Skylark' ahead of UK tour
Space rock torchbearers Hawkind have announced details of their 32nd studio album ‘All Aboard The Skylark’.
Rammstein guitarists kiss at Moscow concert in defiance of Russia’s anti-LGBTQ laws
Not for the first time on their summer 2019 European stadium tour, Rammstein have shown solidarity to the LGBTQ community on stage.
Laurence Jones Band announce special guests for 2019 UK tour
Laurence Jones Band have confirmed that Matt Pearce & The Mutiny will join them as special guests on their 2019 UK tour.
Wolf Jaw 'beyond distraught' after van is stolen containing their music gear
Wolf Jaw have appealed for information after their van was stolen with their music gear inside.
Steelhouse Festival 2019 in photos
Celebrating its ninth glorious year on the mountain, Steelhouse Festival 2019 was nothing short of a triumph.
Michael Monroe details new album 'One Man Gang' & premieres title track
Finnish glam punk icon Michael Monroe has announced full details of his eleventh solo album ‘One Man Gang’.
The Allman Betts Band premiere Shinin' video
The Allman Betts Band have premiered the video to their latest single ‘Shinin’’.
Rammstein announce massive show at Cardiff Principality Stadium
Rammstein will play a gargantuan show at Cardiff Principality Stadium in summer 2020.
The Temperance Movement to headline Saturday night at Planet Rockstock 2019
We’re ecstatic to announce that The Temperance Movement are our third and final headliners at Planet Rockstock 2019!
Official Rush jigsaw puzzles announced
Four classic Rush album covers are being released as jigsaw puzzles this autumn.
Rammstein confirm they're playing a third UK show in 2020
Rammstein have confirmed they will play another UK stadium show in 2020.
Terrorvision, Diamond Head, Mason Hill and six more for Winter's End 2020
We’re extremely pleased to unveil the next nine bands set to rock Planet Rock presents Winter’s End 2020.
Wayward Sons bring out the clowns in 'Joke's On You' video
Wayward Sons have premiered the clown-themed video for their new single ‘Joke’s On You’.
Watch: ZZ Top premiere trailer for documentary That Little Ol' Band From Texas
ZZ Top have premiered the official trailer for their upcoming documentary film - ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas.
KISS's Gene Simmons shares photo of movie transformation
KISS bassist Gene Simmons has shared a photo of an amazing transformation he underwent for a movie called Armed Response.
Orange Goblin singer accidentally dislocates fan's shoulder at Ramblin' Man Fair
Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward accidentally dislocated a fan’s shoulder when he high fived him at Ramblin’ Man Fair on Sunday evening (21st July).
AC/DC share rare 1979 performance of 'The Jack'
As part of their month-long 'Highway To Hell' 40th anniversary celebrations, AC/DC have shared a rarely-seen performance video of ‘The Jack’.
Watch: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders join Queen + Adam Lambert for 'Fat Bottomed Girls'
Queen + Adam Lambert were joined on stage by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders during their performance of ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ in Dallas on Tuesday night (23rd July).
Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith criticises bands who use backing tracks at gigs
Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith has voiced his disapproval at bands who rely on backing tracks at their live shows.
Steelhouse Festival 2019: Planet Rock Signing Tent times revealed
The times have been revealed for the Planet Rock Signing Tent at Steelhouse Festival 2019.
The Dead Daisies announce 'Locked and Loaded' covers album
The Dead Daisies will release their covers album ‘Locked and Loaded’ on Friday 23rd August 2019 via Spitfire Music.
Motörhead announce 'Overkill' and 'Bomber' deluxe reissues and '1979' box set
Motörhead’s seminal 1979 albums ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’ are being reissued in deluxe formats on Friday 25th October to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones starts new project Sons of Chipotle
Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has started a new musical project called Sons of Chipotle.
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind announce stand-alone single and UK tour
MOJO Rocks favourites Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have announced details of a new stand-alone single and UK tour.
The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger returns to movie acting in The Burnt Orange Heresy
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has revived his movie acting career after more than a decade away from the silver screen.
Airbourne announce 14-date November 2019 UK tour
Fresh from annihilating the Planet Rock Main Stage at Ramblin' Man Fair on Sunday, Airbourne have announced a sizable 14-date November 2019 UK tour.
Shinedown surprise support band with 'insanely generous gift' live on stage
Categorical proof that they’re four of the nicest guys in rock music, Shinedown surprised support act Dinosaur Pile-Up with an ‘insanely generous gift’ live on stage in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night (20th July).
Motörhead '79 website launched on 40th Anniversary of 'Overkill' and 'Bomber'
A mysterious new Motörhead website has been launched,
Queen launch You Are The Champions campaign after Bohemian Rhapsody hits 1 billion views
Queen are celebrating ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ surpassing one billion views on YouTube by launching a You Are The Champions video campaign.
Alice Cooper to release 'Breadcrumbs' EP ahead of new studio album in 2020
Alice Cooper is releasing a new six-track EP called 'Breadcrumbs' on Friday 13th September ahead of his 21st solo studio album in 2020.
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.
PHOTOS: Iron Maiden kick off their North American Legacy of the Beast Tour
Iron Maiden kicked off the North American leg of their Legacy of the Beast Tour with a sold-out show at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida last night (Thursday 18th July).
Ramblin' Man Fair 2019: Planet Rock Signing Tent times revealed
Black Stone Cherry, Cheap Trick, Airbourne and Beth Hart are among the acts appearing in the Planet Rock Signing Tent at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019.
Ramblin' Man Fair 2019 stage times revealed
The stage times for Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019 have been revealed.
The Wildhearts confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2019
The Wildhearts have been added to the mightily impressive Bloodstock Open Air 2019 line-up.
Beth Hart announces new album 'War In My Mind' and February 2020 UK tour
Beth Hart will release her ninth studio album ‘War In My Mind’ on Friday 27th September and follow it with a UK tour in February 2020.
Watch: AC/DC post 1979 'Highway To Hell' live video
AC/DC have posted a 1979 performance of their classic track ‘Highway To Hell’ to their YouTube channel.
Steve Harris 'won't lose sleep' if Iron Maiden never get into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Steve Harris has insisted he “won’t lose sleep” if Iron Maiden never get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Google suspends Viagogo from paid-for search rankings with immediate effect
Google has suspended controversial ticket resellers Viagogo from paid-for global search rankings with immediate effect.
AC/DC return to celebrate Highway To Hell's 40th anniversary
AC/DC have posted on social media for the first time in 20 months, strongly hinting at new activity from the band.
Biff Byford reflects on why Saxon didn't conquer America like Iron Maiden
Biff Byford has explained why he believes Saxon didn’t make a big breakthrough in America in the 80s like fellow British bands Iron Maiden and Def Leppard.
Rammstein announce a second June 2020 UK stadium show
In addition to their Belfast Boucher Road Playing Field show, Rammstein have announced a second UK stadium show for June 2020.
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators announce London concert film
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have announced details of their new live album and concert film, ‘Living The Dream Tour’, recorded at London’s Eventim Apollo.
Watch Metallica cover Rammstein in rainy Berlin
Metallica have shared professionally-filmed footage of their performance of Rammstein’s ‘Engel’ at Berlin’s Olympiastadion on Saturday 6th July.
Sharon Osbourne explains why she "wouldn't let" Ozzy attend Black Sabbath Grammys salute
Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she “wouldn’t let” Ozzy Osbourne attend the Grammy Salute To Music Legends ceremony in May to pick up Black Sabbath’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Watch: Samantha Fish releases 'Bulletproof' video
Acclaimed American blues virtuoso Samantha Fish has premiered the video for her new single ‘Bulletproof’.
Queen's Brian May lavishes Adam Lambert with praise: "Freddie would approve, big time"
Queen guitarist Brian May has lavished Adam Lambert with praise, saying that Freddie Mercury “would approve” of the singer “big time."
Black Star Riders release animated video for new song 'Ain't The End of the World'
Black Star Riders have premiered their new single ‘Ain’t The End of the World’ and its accompanying animated video.
Watch: Status Quo premiere 'Backbone' video
Status Quo have premiered the official video for their new single ‘Backbone’, lifted from their first studio album without the late-great Rick Parfitt.
Mattel launches 'Barbie as David Bowie' doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust
Toymakers Mattel have launched a new collectable Barbie doll inspired by the late-great David Bowie.
Ion Maiden video game renamed after $2million Iron Maiden lawsuit
A PC video game originally called Ion Maiden has been renamed following a $2million (£1.6million) lawsuit from Iron Maiden’s holding company.
Metallica to release children's book The ABCs of Metallica
Metallica will release an official children’s book later this year called The ABCs of Metallica.
Foo Fighters guitarist insists most fans don't want B-sides and rarities at gigs
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has insisted that the majority of fans at their gigs don’t want to hear B-sides and rarities in their setlist.
Roger Waters concert film Us + Them to hit cinemas this autumn
A new Roger Waters concert film called Us + Them will hit cinema screens worldwide on Wednesday 2nd and Sunday 6th October 2019.
Blue Öyster Cult to release first album in 19 years in 2020
Long Island classic rock legends Blue Öyster Cult will release their first studio album in almost two decades in 2020.
David Lee Roth on Alex and Eddie Van Halen: 'We've always hated each other'
In a typically candid new interview, David Lee Roth has admitted that he and the Van Halen brothers have “always hated each other.”
Watch: Bill Ward posts video saying he's 'open' to Black Sabbath reunion
Bill Ward has posted a video to social media saying he’s "very open-minded to any ideas" of a Black Sabbath reunion.
Ones To Watch: Wicked Stone
The 57th band to step into the spotlight in our Ones To Watch feature are riff-heavy hard rockers Wicked Stone.
Unreleased Bruce Springsteen song to feature on Blinded By The Light movie soundtrack
A previously unreleased Bruce Springsteen studio song called ‘I’ll Stand By You’ is one of 12 tracks by The Boss set to feature on the Blinded By The Light soundtrack.
Federal Charm to split up following farewell show
Federal Charm have announced they are splitting up following eight years and three studio albums together.
Steel Panther return with new album 'Heavy Metal Rules'
Spoof glam metallers Steel Panther have announced full details of their fifth studio 'Heavy Metal Rules'.
Ghost announce November 2019 UK & Ireland tour
Currently on tour across Europe with Metallica, Ghost have announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for November 2019.
Watch Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder perform with The Who at Wembley Stadium
The Who debuted a new song live and also performed with Eddie Vedder during their massive London Wembley Stadium concert on Saturday night (6th July).
K.K. Downing to perform at Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Former Judas Priest guitarist K. K. Downing will perform at Bloodstock Open Air Festival next month.
Sammy Hagar: 'David Lee Roth won't acknowledge Van Halen was more successful with me'
Speaking in Issue 15 of Planet Rock magazine, Sammy Hagar says David Lee Roth “refuses to acknowledge” that Van Halen “was even more successful” during his tenure with the band.
Phil Campbell drafts in Alice Cooper, Dee Snider & Rob Halford for debut solo album
Former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has announced his debut solo album ‘Old Lions Still Roar’ featuring guest appearances from Alice Cooper, ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford.
Rock classics dominate best-selling vinyl albums of 2019 countdown
Almost 38 years on from its initial release, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ has been crowned the best-selling vinyl album of 2019 so far.
Steelhouse Festival 2019 stage times revealed
The stage times for Steelhouse Festival 2019 have been revealed exclusively on Planet Rock.
Gene Simmons: Ace Frehley & Peter Criss have been invited on KISS's final tour
Gene Simmons says that both Peter Criss and Ace Frehley have both been invited to guest appear on KISS’s swansong End of the Road Tour.
The Who's Pete Townshend mourns the death of guitar tech Alan Rogan
Alan Rogan, who was guitar technician for The Who's Pete Townshend for over 40 years, has sadly died.
Steven Adler posts video confirming he's 'alive and well' after hospitalisation
Steven Adler has posted a video to Facebook confirming he’s ‘alive and well’ after being hospitalised with a stab wound last week.
PRESALE: The Cult to perform 'Sonic Temple' in full on October 2019 UK tour
The Cult will perform their fourth studio album ‘Sonic Temple’ in full this autumn to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Watch Metallica perform 'Master of Puppets' in the lashing Manchester rain
Metallica have shared professionally shot footage of their performance of ‘Master of Puppets’ at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last month.
Ones To Watch: Gorilla Riot
In our ongoing Ones To Watch feature, we shine the spotlight on a fast-rising rock bands that demand your undivided attention. This week it’s Gorilla Riot!
Steelhouse Festival 2019 to feature huge sun shade in Main Arena
Steelhouse Festival organisers have confirmed there will be a gargantuan sun shade in the Main Arena this year where attendees can shelter from the sun’s relentless rays.
Earliest known live recording of U2 unearthed ft. unheard songs - listen
The earliest known bootleg recording of U2 in existence has been unearthed featuring two previously unheard songs.
Black Star Riders confirm series of in-store signings and acoustic sets
Coinciding with their upcoming October 2019 Another State of Grace UK Tour, Black Star Riders have announced 10 in-store album signings and acoustic sets.
Bill & Ted 3 officially starts filming - photos
The fervently awaited third Bill & Ted movie, Bill & Ted Face the Music, officially started filming yesterday (Monday 1st July) in New Orleans.
Robert Plant calls Led Zeppelin an 'amazing trio' fronted by a 'wedding singer'
Praising Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones’ “magnificent” musicianship on ‘Achilles Last Stand’, Robert Plant has described Led Zeppelin as a “trio” fronted by a “wedding singer.”
Uriah Heep confirm one-off headline show
Uriah Heep will play a one-off show at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton this winter.
Watch: Laurence Jones Band premiere 'I'm Waiting' video
Laurence Jones Band have premiered the video for their current single ‘I’m Waiting’.
PRESALE: Samantha Fish announces new album and February/March 2020 UK tour
American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Samantha Fish is coming to the UK in February and March 2020 for a nine-date headline tour in support of her new album ‘Kill or Be Kind’.
Those Damn Crows and six more bands confirmed for Winter's End 2020
We’re pleased to announce that Those Damn Crows are the Friday night headliners at Planet Rock presents Winter’s End 2020.
Take a look inside the magnificent Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibition
Home of Metal’s Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibition has opened its doors at Birmingham Music & Art Gallery and Planet Rock was lucky to attend a preview alongside Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi.
Steven Adler 'hospitalised with stab wound to the stomach'
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has reportedly been rushed to hospital in Los Angeles ‘with a stab wound to his stomach’.
Watch: Alter Bridge premiere 'Wouldn't You Rather' video
Alter Bridge have premiered the video for their new song ‘Wouldn’t You Rather’, lifted from their upcoming sixth studio album ‘Walk The Sky’.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne lambast President Trump over use of 'Crazy Train'
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have condemned President Trump for his “unauthorised” use of ‘Crazy Train’ in a spoof video poking fun at the 2020 Democratic primary candidates.
Alice Cooper gets animated in Disney's Mickey and the Roadster Racers
Alice Cooper has landed a starring role in an upcoming episode of Mickey and the Roadster Racers on the Disney Channel.
Monster Magnet cancel Ramblin' Man Fair appearance due to illness
New Jersey rockers Monster Magnet have been forced to cancel their headline appearance on the Grooverider Stage at Ramblin' Man Fair due to illness.
Magnum announce departure of bassist Al Barrow and reveal replacement
Bassist Al Barrow has decided to leave Magnum after an 18-year tenure and nine studio albums.
Kris Barras Band announce new album 'Light It Up' and premiere new song
Blues-rock bastions Kris Barras Band will release their brand new studio album ‘Light It Up’ on Friday 13th September via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.
Rammstein confirm another UK stadium show for 2020
Rammstein have confirmed that their pyro-tastic stadium tour will visit Belfast in 2020.
AC/DC's Brian Johnson making music with the Eagles' Joe Walsh
AC/DC legend Brian Johnson has been making music in the studio with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.
Ones To Watch: EMPYRE
The 55th band to take centre stage in our Ones To Watch feature are gargantuan-sounding Northampton quartet EMPYRE.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine issues heartfelt message to fans after cancer diagnosis
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has released a short video message thanking his family, friends and fans for their support since he revealed his throat cancer diagnosis last week.
Thunder celebrate 30 years with new compilation album 'The Greatest Hits'
Thunder will release a career-spanning 28-track album called ‘The Greatest Hits’ this September to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
Alice Cooper refutes 'death pact' story
Alice Cooper has clarified a widely reported tabloid story that he has a “death pact” with his wife of 43 years, Sheryl Goddard.
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons for new QOTSA album
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and ZZ Top legend Billy Gibbons are both making appearances on the next Queens of the Stone Age album.
David Gilmour's fabled Black Strat sets world record at auction
Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour's iconic guitar, The Black Strat, has set the world record for the most expensive guitar sold under the hammer.
Facebook makes U-turn after 'banning' Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy artwork
Facebook has made a U-turn after it apparently banned the seminal artwork to Led Zeppelin’s 1973 album ‘Houses of the Holy’.
Watch Metallica cover Iron Maiden's 'Killers' at London Twickenham Stadium
Metallica covered Iron Maiden’s seminal 1981 song 'Killers' during their show at London’s Twickenham Stadium last night (Thursday 20th June).
Metallica donate huge cheques to two London charities fighting hunger
After donating £40,000 to a homeless charity in Manchester on Tuesday, the ever-genial chaps in Metallica made two further charity donations at London’s Twickenham Stadium last night (20th June).
DeeVer premiere 'Waves' lyric video ahead of UK shows
North East rockers DeeVer have premiered the lyric video for their latest single 'Waves'.
Piston join Planet Rock Roadstars tour
High-flying Cannock rockers Piston have been added to the Planet Rock Roadstars tour line-up!
Ozzy Osbourne lands role as Thrash in animated movie Trolls World Tour
Ozzy Osbourne will voice a character called Thrash in the upcoming animated children's movie Trolls World Tour.
Jimmy Page, Motörhead and Metallica triumph at the Kerrang! Awards 2019
The Kerrang! Awards took place at the Islington Assembly Hall in London last night (Wednesday 19th June) with Jimmy Page, Motörhead and Metallica among the big winners.
Watch: Is Rammstein's new stadium show the biggest pyro production ever?
Ahead of their sold-out Milton Keynes Stadium show in July, Planet Rock takes a look at Rammstein's astonishing new pyro production.
Metallica donate £40,000 to Manchester homeless charity at Etihad Stadium gig
Metallica donated a massive £40,000 to a Manchester based homeless charity hours before they took to the stage at the Etihad Stadium last night (18th June).
Mötley Crüe threaten legal action over new documentary
Mötley Crüe have threatened legal action over an ‘unauthorised’ documentary that has aired in the US.
Stone Temple Pilots reveal the secret of their longevity
Stone Temple Pilots siblings Robert and Dean have cited a mutual brotherly love and respect as the reasons behind the band’s longevity.
Status Quo announce their first studio album without Rick Parfitt
Status Quo have announced their 33rd studio album ‘Backbone’ – their first long-player not to feature the late-great Rick Parfitt in any way.
Tesla to release Abbey Road live album on 30th anniversary of 'Five Man Acoustical Jam'
Tesla have told Planet Rock they will release an Abbey Road live album next year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal acoustic live album ‘Five Man Acoustical Jam.’
Geezer Butler insists Deadland Ritual aren't a supergroup: 'It's a vacant term'
Black Sabbath legend Geezer Butler has dismissed the notion that his new band Deadland Ritual are a "supergroup."
Listen to new Whiskey Myers song 'Die Rockin' lifted from their fifth album
Whiskey Myers have detailed their self-titled fifth studio album and premiered their excellent lead song ‘Die Rockin’’.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed he’s been diagnosed with throat cancer.
Skid Row announce headline slot at Planet Rockstock and new UK tour
We’re delighted to announce that fresh from storming Download Festival over the weekend, Skid Row will headline Planet Rockstock on Friday 6th December.
Sunday at Download Festival 2019
The third and final day at Download Festival with Tool headlining and Slayer playing their last ever UK show.
Saturday at Download Festival 2019
All the action from the second day on the hallowed, muddy turf of Donington Park at Download Festival 2019.
Watch: Phil Collen confirms Def Leppard have started work on their new album
Phil Collen has exclusively told Planet Rock that Def Leppard have commenced work on their 12th studio album and they already have a “bunch of songs” in the bag.
Friday at Download Festival 2019
Follow Planet Rock's blog for all the action from the opening day at Download Festival 2019 headlined by the mighty Def Leppard.
Alter Bridge announce sixth album and December 2019 arena tour with Shinedown
Alter Bridge have announced a six-date UK arena tour for December 2019 with very special guests Shinedown and Sevendust.
Watch 13-year-old fan play drums with Metallica in Amsterdam
Metallica invited a young fan to play drums with them in Amsterdam on Tuesday night (11th June) to celebrate his 13th birthday.
Philomena Lynott, mother of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, dies aged 88
Philomena Lynott, the mother of late Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott, has sadly died aged 88.
Rush film Cinema Strangiato to hit cinemas worldwide this summer
A new Rush film called ‘Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence’ will hit cinemas around the globe for one night only on Wednesday 21st August 2019.
Immersive Rolling Stones Havana Moon concert screening to tour the UK
An immersive screening of The Rolling Stones’ Havana Moon concert will tour the UK this autumn.
Download Festival 2019 stage times revealed
Our good friends at Download Festival have revealed the stage times for this weekend’s fervently-awaited rock spectacular.
Led Zeppelin get appeal hearing in 'Stairway To Heaven' plagiarism saga
Led Zeppelin's lawyers will meet before a federal appeals court this autumn in an attempt to avoid a second ‘Stairway To Heaven’ trial.
Rival Sons announce five-date November tour
Long Beach rockers, Rival Sons, have lined up a fresh five-date tour for this coming November.
Watch: Metallica dedicate 'Whiskey in the Jar' to Phil Lynott at Slane Castle
Metallica dedicated their cover of ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ at Slane Castle on Saturday night (8th June) to late Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott.
The Wildhearts announce October 2019 tour
On the back of their rapturously received spring dates, The Wildhearts will head out on a fresh headline tour this autumn.
Johnny Depp sings Bowie's vocals on Hollywood Vampires' 'Heroes' cover
Hollywood Vampires have premiered the video for their cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’.
Muse announce September 2019 arena shows
Fresh from wrapping up trio of summer shows in Manchester on Saturday (8th June), Muse have announced three new indoor shows for September 2019.
Watch Genesis' Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford reunite on stage
Genesis’ Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford shared the stage together for the first time in 12 years in Berlin on Friday night (7th June).
Video of 9-year-old Iron Maiden fan getting surprise birthday gift goes viral
A video clip of a 9-year-old Iron Maiden fan getting emotional after opening a surprise birthday present has gone viral online.
Motörhead: Where is Lemmy? search-and-find book announced
Motörhead have joined forces with animators Fantoons for a new search-and-find book called Where is Lemmy?
Join Tony Iommi & Geezer Butler for an exclusive evening in conversation
Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will join MOJO Rocks’ Phil Alexander for an exclusive evening in conversation at the Black Sabbath 50 Years Exhibition in Birmingham later this month.
Metallica want to perform their Ronnie James Dio/Rainbow medley live
Kirk Hammett says he wants Metallica to perform their 'Ronnie Rising Medley' live at an upcoming show.
KISS's latest item of merchandise is a book about KISS merchandise
From coffins to condoms, lighters to lunch boxes, pinball machines to plectrums and Crocs to comic books, throughout the history of rock music no band has done merchandise quite like KISS.
Bootyard Bandits premiere hip-thrusting 'Ladies' Man' video
Comedy country rockers, Bootyard Bandits, have premiered the gloriously daft ‘Ladies’ Man’ video exclusively on Planet Rock.
Fish announces March 2020 'Weltschmerz' UK Tour
Fish has announced a 12-date UK tour for March 2020 in support of his new album ‘Weltschmerz’.
Judas Priest axe show as Rob Halford is fighting bronchitis
Judas Priest have cancelled their show in Colorado Springs tonight (Wednesday 5th June) as frontman Rob Halford is battling bronchitis.
Watch Joe Elliott perform 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' with Billy Joel
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott made a surprise appearance at Billy Joel’s Madison Square Garden concert in New York last night (2nd June).
New Ronnie James Dio hologram makes its debut
The newly revamped Ronnie James Dio hologram made its debut over the weekend on the Dio Returns North American tour.
Alter Bridge finish sixth studio album
Alter Bridge have completed work on their sixth studio album.
Judas Priest's Rob Halford issues defiant statement in response to phone-kicking incident
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has issued a short, defiant statement in response to the now infamous mobile phone kicking incident at a recent concert in Illinois.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson announces 'An Evening With…' European tour
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson will head out on a new European ‘What Does This Button Do? An Evening With Bruce Dickinson’ spoken word tour later this year.
Ronnie James Dio documentary begins filming
A documentary film about the late-great Ronnie James Dio has started shooting.
Collateral and Piston announce co-headline UK tour
Rising British rock bands Collateral and Piston are joining forces for a co-headline UK tour this coming autumn.
Laurence Jones Band announce eponymous album & November/December 2019 UK tour
Laurence Jones Band will release their self-titled studio album this autumn and follow it with a lengthy headline UK tour.
Watch: Judas Priest's Rob Halford kicks mobile phone out of fan's hands at gig
With a foot like a traction engine, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford booted a phone out of a fan's hands at a recent concert.
Corey Taylor injures testicle while screaming Dokken high notes
Just weeks after undergoing surgery on both knees, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has suffered another unfortunate injury.
Iron Maiden sue makers of Ion Maiden video game for £1.58million
Iron Maiden’s holding company have launched a $2million (£1.58million) trademark infringement lawsuit against the makers of a video game called Ion Maiden.
Rush’s Geddy Lee announces UK book tour
Former Rush vocalist, bassist and keyboardist, Geddy Lee, has announced a UK book tour for next month.
Ian Hill wants Judas Priest and Iron Maiden tour
Ian Hill says it would be "great" if Judas Priest and Iron Maiden toured together again "before some of us die".
Van Halen's David Lee Roth surprises stag do, gets bemused reaction
Van Halen’s David Lee Roth has shared footage of himself crashing a bachelor party – aka a stag do - in Las Vegas recently.
Motörhead’s 'Ace Of Spades' beats AC/DC's 'The Jack' in greatest gambling song poll
Motörhead’s seminal 1980 anthem ‘Ace Of Spades’ has been voted the greatest gambling song of all time.
Rick Wakeman announces 'The Grumpy Old Christmas Show' tour
Rick Wakeman will take ‘The Grumpy Old Christmas Show’ to eight venues this December.
Ozzy Osbourne talks 'one last' Black Sabbath gig with Bill Ward
Ozzy Osbourne has admitted he didn’t fully enjoy Black Sabbath’s final tour as original drummer Bill Ward wasn’t there.
Watch: Alice Cooper attempts rubber chicken Guinness World Record
Alice Cooper has attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the number of rubber chickens thrown in the air at the same time.
Robert Plant shares poignant photo visiting John Bonham's statue
Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant has shared a moving photo of himself visiting John Bonham’s statue in Redditch.
Deep Purple Mark II line-up win Ivor Novello Award
The Mark II line-up of Deep Purple were honoured with the Ivor Novello International Achievement award at The Ivors 2019 at Grosvenor House in London yesterday (23rd May).
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards make 'magnanimous gesture' ending Bitter Sweet Symphony feud
The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have ‘magnanimously’ ended the 22-year royalty dispute over The Verve’s 1997 hit single ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’.
Thunder announce two December 2019 Christmas shows
Thunder’s fabled Christmas show will visit two separate cities this coming December.
Ramblin' Man Fair announces Outlaw Country Stage headliner
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been unveiled as the Outlaw Country Stage headliner at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019.
Ozzy Osbourne is taking CBD oil to deal with 'terrible pain' following fall
Ozzy Osbourne is using Cannabidiol (CBD) to deal with the “terrible pain” he’s suffering following his fall earlier this year, his wife Sharon has said.
Duff McKagan: Axl Rose was really nervous about fronting AC/DC
Duff McKagan says his Guns N' Roses band mate Axl Rose was “really nervous” about fronting his favourite band AC/DC.
Geddy Lee: 'I miss being on stage with my Rush buddies'
Four years on from their swansong live show, Geddy Lee says he misses being on stage with Rush.
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