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Store For Music will release a new Michael Schenker covers album on June 3. But it's not all that new: Metalrage reports "Heavy Hitters", the 2005 covers album featured Schenker and a revolving all-star cast of guest musicians. In 2008, it was re-released as a Michael Schenker solo album under the title "Doctor Doctor: The Kulick Sessions" and included four additional tracks - "Save Yourself", "Finding My Way", "Doctor Doctor" (instrumental) and "War Pigs". This latest re-release, entitled "By Invitation Only" contains all the previous cover tracks supplemented with the Iron Maiden cover "Run To The Hills" with Robin McAuley. more details
Deep Purple's legendary 1984 'comeback album' Perfect Strangers will be released as a deluxe 3 disc remastered edition this summer. more
(Band Statement) "P.O.D. is being forced to postpone their May and June European touring plans due a contractual breach by the organizing tour promoter. More disappointed than [the] fans, [we] will be working with different promoters to return to Europe in the Fall with specific announcements coming soon." more
(AA) Madina Lake announced this week that they have signed a record deal with Razor & Tie, where the band will release their upcoming album World War III this fall. more
(Metal Underground) Corrosion Of Conformity have added a new handful of dates to its current summer touring schedule. You can view the newly updated list of dates, cities and venues here
(BW&BK) Wednesday 13, frontman for Murderdolls, has reportedly hit the studio to begin recording his next solo album, Calling All Corpses, which will feature 15 news songs. more
(FMQB) Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill married his girlfriend, model Lily Aldridge, on Thursday, May 12, in a small, family-only ceremony in Montecito, CA. more
(The 1st Five) Steve Klein, guitarist and lyricist for New Found Glory, revealed on his twitter today that he will be co-producing the upcoming Man Overboard record more
(BW&BK) Sacred Reich will play their sole US show in 2011, on June 28th at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, IL. more
(Metalrage) Bethlehem have announced the addition of vocalist Malte Langenbrinck (Chaos Invocation). He will make his live debut with Bethlehem at the Under The Black Sun festival more
(VDOB) Devildriver frontman Dez has confirmed via his twitter account that the band is will be touring the US with Arch Enemy and Skeletonwitch. Look for an official announcement with tour dates soon.
(Metalrage) Venom have set "Fallen Angels" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in August/September via Universal Music. more
(Lambgoat) Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, will release a new EP titled "Visceral" via Prosthetic Records on July 19th. "Visceral" has six tracks and will be available digitally and on 10 inch vinyl, limited to 500 pieces. more
(Classic Rock) One-time Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg has recorded a new song, in tribute to his local football team. more
(Lambgoat) Touche Amore and Title Fight will tour Australia together in September more
(Metalrage) Altars Of Destruction have announced the addition of vocalist Jarno Samppala and guitarist Jussi Arkela to the group's ranks. more
(AA) Alpha Rev recently announced on their website they have left Hollywood Records more
On this day in 1975, Elton John was awarded a Platinum Record for sales of a million copies of the LP 'Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy', the first album ever to be certified Platinum on the day of its release.
On this day in 1980, Drummer Peter Criss left Kiss and was replaced by Eric Carr.
On this day in 1987, a fire destroyed Tom Petty's house in Los Angeles, the cost was estimated at $800,000. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here