Devilskin Announce Their 2017 NZ Tour!

Devilskin have finally announcer their NZ Tour 2017 to celebrate their "Be Like The River" album being GOLD certified, this will be their first gig in NZ since they performed with Halestorm at ROCK THE PARK earlier this year! They have been busy in the UK for the legendary 3-day rock and metal festival - Download UK. TOUR DETAILS 5th Oct- Tillermans, Invercargill 6th Oct- Uni Union Hall, Dunedin 7th Oct - The Bedford, Christchurch 13th Oct- San Fran, Wellington 14th Oct - Altitude, Hamilton 20th Oct - October Bay Park Stadium, Mt. Maunganui 21st Oct- Powerstation, Auckland Tickets on sale from Thursday 27th July via Eventfinda, for all events excluding the Powerstation gig are available

Appetite For Destruction Is Still Rocking Out 30 Years On

Guns N Roses celebrated a milestone this past week with Appetite for destruction's 30th birthday. The Album has gone platinum 8 times over and download wise is second only to Michael Jacksons Thriller. Only a few short years before their debut album was recorded, the members of the band were living in well-documented druggy squalor, just one among many hard-rock bands looking to get a break on the competitive Los Angeles club scene. They could not have foreseen the epic impact they would have on the rock world with the release of their debut album. Even the latest generation are familiar with their music, and this YouTube mini doco is worth a watch. They rocked New York City last Thursday

Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard Pens Touching Tribute to Chris Cornell

Thursday marked what would have been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday. In tribute to his late friend, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard penned a heartfelt letter. Gossard took to Pearl Jam's website to pay homage. Gossard, who played with Cornell in Temple of the Dog, said that Cornell's death still feels "fresh" (Cornell died by suicide in May), noting that he often wakes up in the middle of the night and then remembers that Cornell is gone. "An absence grows in my stomach and slowly turns circles like a far off galaxy on a grainy TV," Gossard wrote. I keep waking up in the middle of the night and remember, fresh again, that you are gone. An absence grows in my stomach and slowly turns circles

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington's Found Dead At 41

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, has been found dead in his home near Los Angeles. He was 41. The Los Angeles County coroner spokesman Brian Elias on Thursday said they were investigating Bennington's death as an apparent suicide but no additional details were available. Bennington, who sported piercings and tattoos, struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life. He was married to Talinda Bentley and is survived by six children. The news, first reported by TMZ, came just hours after Linkin Park released a music video for Talking To Myself off the band's 2017 album, One More Light.

Royal Blood return to NZ!!!!

One of the world's fastest-rising rock acts is on its way to New Zealand - but there's a royal wait involved for those who want to see them. Royal Blood have announced plans to play their first headlining shows in Auckland and Wellington after last performing here as one of the highlights of the 2015 Laneway Festival. But it's not happening for a while. The Brighton duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher aren't scheduled to play until May. They'll hit Auckland's Logan Campbell Centre on May 1, and Wellington's TSB Bank Arena on May 3. Tickets are on sale from August 2, with a pre-sale beginning on July 26. They'll be playing in support of their second album How Did We Get So Dark, the follow-up t

Alien Weaponry to shake up the Mount this weekend

On July 8 thrash metal band Alien Weaponry will take the stage at Totara Street, Mt Maunganui. Their performance coincides with the much anticipated release of their single Ru Ana Te Whenua (The Earth Trembles) at the end of last month. The band made headlines a year ago when they became the youngest act ever to be awarded a NZ On Air Making Tracks grant to record the song, which they originally performed at the Smokefree Rockquest and Pacifica Beats finals in 2015. When the band won the national finals of both competitions in 2016, the release of Ru Ana Te Whenua was put on hold while they recorded and released four more tracks , while also playing a number of sold out shows around the coun

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