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PiL / John Lydon pens heartfelt Hawaii for Ireland Eurovision Song Contest entry

Public Image Ltd. will enter their song Hawaii in the competition to represent Ireland in the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest. @pilofficial

Obituary / Dying Of Everything has some of their best work

Obituary - Dying Of Everything (Relapse). Obituary deliver some of their best work over three decades into their career. "I think it comes down to passion," John Tardy says. @obituaryband @relapserecords

Sunil Singh / Female-fronted bands cannonballing into the stoner rock pond

No surprise that so many female-fronted bands are not just putting their toes in the stoner rock pond they are just cannonballing themselves into its deepest parts.

Iron Maiden honoured by Royal Mail stamp collection

Royal Mail has announced 12 new special stamps celebrating the legacy of Iron Maiden. Eight stamps feature concert photos, with four paying homage to Eddie. #IronMaiden

2022 was an exciting Heavy Metal year for MetalTalk – Steve Ritchie

So that's a wrap for 2022. It has been an exciting Heavy Metal year at MetalTalk and editor Steve Ritchie looks back at some of the many highlights. @archenemyofficial Photo: @inglisnomad Words: @rock_pixs

Tony Iommi leads my Heavy Metal memories of 2022 – Kahmel Farahani

Heavy Metal in 2022 was packed with incredible albums and so many incredible gigs, including some big surprises, but here are some of my highlights including Tony Iommi. @kahmel_farahani @rock_pixs @_ronniejamesdio @tonyiommi

Gibson Publishing launches with debut The Collection: Slash

Gibson Publishing will release their first book, The Collection: Slash, in January 2023. A premium, hardcover coffee table photo book, Slash will tell the story behind the instruments he has used throughout his music career. @slash @gibsonguitar @gibsonguitaruk

Narnia / Ghost Town, ‘a positive message combined with bombastic music’

Swedish Heavy Metal band Narnia maybe 27 years into their career, but next year promises to be an epic one with the news that their new album, Ghost Town, will be released on 17 March 2023. @narniatheband
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Wolfgang Van Halen / ‘I’ve proved to myself that I can do it’

INTERVIEW: WOLFGANG VAN HALEN. The future is very bright for Wolfgang Van Halen and Mammoth WVH.Having just closed the Alter Bridge Pawns And Kings European Tour in London's O2 Arena, they have certainly been riding a wave.

Winery Dogs / Mike Portnoy, Richie Kotzen and Billy Sheehan tour in 202III

Following a seven years break, The Winery Dogs will release their third album, III, on 3 February 2023 on the band's own Three Dog Music label (via Burnside Distribution/The Orchard). Mike Portnoy, Richie Kotzen and Billy Sheehan will also embark on a World Tour in 2023.

KISS / The End Of Road Tour to hit the UK for last ever time

KISS, who initially announced their retirement in 2000, will continue the longest farewell in musical history with their final UK dates announced for June/July 2023. Photo: @shannonwilk_ @kissonline

Hellripper / Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags set for February 2023

Hellripper will release their third album, Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags, on 17 February 2023 through Peaceville Records.

Robin McAuley returns reinvigorated with Alive

Irish rock vocalist Robin McAuley will release his new solo album, Alive, on 17 February 2023 via Frontiers. The title track has been released as a single. @robin_mc_auley @frontiersmusicsrl

Clutch continues to rock our world in Birmingham

Clutch - Green Lung - Tigercub - O2 Academy, Birmingham - 14 December 2022. Words and Photo: @andyshaw16 @clutchofficial @greenlungband @tigercubtigercub @o2academybham

Rick Wakeman / Van robbed in Birmingham, irreplaceable items stolen

While on his Grumpy Christmas Stocking UK Tour, Rick Wakeman's van was broken into, and a number of irreplaceable items were stolen. The van was parked on the outskirts of Birmingham in...

Sabaton to release collectable Christmas Truce Popup vinyl

Sabaton will release a Christmas Truce Popup vinyl on 23 December 2022 with three versions of the track Christmas Truce from the album The War To End All Wars. @sabatonofficial

The Raven Age sign with Music For Nations/Sony with new album due next year

The Raven Age have signed a worldwide deal with Music For Nations/Sony and will release their third album in summer 2023. @theravenage @mfnofficial

Background music’s effects on college students’ productivity

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