PODCAST: C-Squared Podcast Epsiode 263: Author and Drummer Tom Coles of Sail

C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), Cori Westbrook focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. Curtis and Cori are frequently joined by Holly Royle, Aliyah Daye, Effy Gold and Gaia Guarda. In this episode of the podcast In this episode of the podcast Holly and Curtis interview author and drummerTom Coles of Sail!Continue reading

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi Reunite to Close The Commonwealth Games in Their Hometown


Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi reunited today, August 8th, 2022, to close the Commonwealth Games in their hometown of Birmingham, England, where the band formed over 53 years ago. They performed a short version of their song “Iron Man” as well the full version of their songs “Paranoid,” both genre classics. The band was joined by Black Sabbath backing musicians Adam Wakeman, who played bass and keyboards, and drummer Tommy Clufetos. No word if Geezer Butler or Bill Ward were approached for the gig. This was Ozzy’s first live perfromance, other than television, since Ozzfest LA on New Year’s Eve in 2018. Last month to open the games, Iommi and acclaimed saxophonist Soweto Kinch led a “dream sequence” piece, titled “Hear My Voice”, based on the lead track from the 2020 film “Trial Of The Chicago Seven” at the event on July 28. After Tony and Soweto played an extended instrumental lead-in, they were joined by the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and a 700-strong community choir.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Ann Wilson Live at Sony Hall


 

In a time where people tend to throw around the word “legend”, I had the great fortune to experience an incredibly intimate evening with a true legend at Sony Hall last week. Ann Wilson, the undeniable and unmistakable voice of Heart, delivered the goods on the New York City stop of her tour. She’s supporting her new release Fierce Bliss. The album, like so many others to come out this year, was a product of the abundance of time off courtesy of Covid. Ann used her time very wisely and enlisted the help of a wide variety of heavy hitters including Vince Gill, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #90: Nik and Keefy Teach You About Vinyl


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also Vinyl, NHL, and other topics)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins host Nik Cameron to teach you how to care for your vinyl, and a rundown of Nik’s system.

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Wacken Open Air Books Iron Maiden, Megadeth, The Dropkick Murphys, Wardruna, Jinjer, Beartooth, and More for 2023


As another Wacken Open Air comes to a close, the festival has announced its first bands for 2023! Iron Maiden, Megadeth, The Dropkick Murphys, Wardruna, Jinjer, and Beartooth, are among the first bands announced for the festival, with many more to go!

 

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Heilung Shares a New Single – “Tenet”


World-music collective Heilung unveils a new single for the track “Tenet.” The track seems inspired by the Christopher Nolan movie and comes from their new album Drif, coming soon on August 19th, 2022 via Season of Mist. Pre-orders are available now at the links below. Purchase, stream, pre-save, and watch the video for “Asja” now!

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70000 Tons of Metal Announces 2023 Dates and Destination


70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise has announced that their eleventh sailing will be hosted on board The Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida to Bimini, The Bahamas from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023. The floating metal festival and vacation experience on the high-seas will soon announce the first bands, ticket on-sale dates, and more.

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Watch Machine Head Play “Burn My Eyes” for its 28th Anniversary on their Livestream


 

Machine Head performed all of their classic debut album Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records) on their livestream for its 28th Anniversary. The band was joined by drummer Chris Kontos (The Boneless Ones), but Logan Mader was unable to join. In addition to BME, the band also played a tom of covers of Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Accept, Sepultura, Cro-Mags, Exodus, and Poison Idea as well.
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