Ozzy Osbourne Details His Battle with a Form of Parkinson’s Disease

In a new interview with Good Morning America, Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne appeared on shared that Ozzy has been diagnosed with Parkin’s II, a form of Parkinson’s Disease. Ozzy said the disease and his 2019 health issues have been “has been terribly challenging for us all” and that he does experience numbness. “I’ve got numbness down this arm from the surgery. My legs feel going cold, I don’t know if that’s Parkinson’s or what… It’s a weird feeling.” Continue reading

Slam Dunk Festival France to Debut in 2020, Books The Used, Four Year Strong and More!

 

The wildly successful Slam Dunk Festival is coming to Paris France this spring. The European version of the UK’s best independent alternative festival for pop-punk and rock will take place on May Bank Holiday Weekend and has booked The Used, Four Year Strong, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Grayscale, and Landmvrks. Five more bands will be added to the fest taking over two venues in Paris, France on Saturday 30th at La Boule Noir and La Cigale. The 2020 UK Slam Dunk will take place at Leeds Temple Newsam and Hatfield Park on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May. The two adjacent venues are set to welcome 10 outstanding artists; five of which have been announced today. Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival France will go on sale on Thursday 24th January and tickets for the UK event are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Blackwater Holylight – Veils Of Winter

Blackwater Holylight (RidingEasy Records), the début album from the Portland, Oregon-based doomstresses of the same name, delivered not merely an enlivening quality but also realised founder member Alison ‘Sunny’ Faris‘ intent of giving heavier rock a new lease of life by incorporating more tuneful, lighter music into that sound. With second album Veils Of Winter (RidingEasy Records) the band, now a quintet with the addition of guitarist Mikayla Mayhew, aim to expand on that formula and the buzz created by that first release.

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Enslaved Shoots New Video in Iceland, New Album Recording Underway

Enslaved continues to make progress on their new album, due later in 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The has now teased new pictures from a breath-taking video shoot that frontman Grutle Kjellson undertook this January, around the south coast of Iceland and Reykjanes. For the new clip, Grutle spent five days in Iceland – together with video producer Gaui H from Gaui H Pic, his production assistant Marita Joensen and the actors Striga and Kolbeinn. Continue reading

Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost and Motörhead, ZZ Top, and Weezer “Pop! Rocks” Figures Coming Soon from Funko

Funko, the popular vinyl collectible toy company known for its highly collectible Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures spent the day Monday (January 21st) revealing new products all day today at London Toy Fair, including several new artist collaborations. Among the bands that Funko has partnered with are Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost And Motörhead, ZZ Top, and Weezer. Also revealed at the ToyFair were Pops for Eazy-E, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Lil Wayne, Salt N Pepa, and James Brown. Check out product mockups of the new collaborations below. Ghost Cult broke the news last year that Funko was planning at Papa Emeritus Pop. These new Pops are avaialble for pre-order now! Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks figures in the past include Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, and Rob Zombie. Continue reading

Rammstein Shares More Info About Their Incoming North American Tour

Rammstein has revealed more details of their 2020 North American tour. After sharing a graphic of the continent with various states and provinces highlighted, and graphics indicating cities has now posted a gif featuring glimpses of all ten expected cities of the tour, each with a corresponding graphic of a stadium or arena. The full tour announcement from the group is expected in the next day or two, with tickets going on sale at the end of the week. Rammstein’s new album, a self-titled release came out last May via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. Continue reading