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Tony Bell of Angels or Kings Tony Bell of Angels or Kings
» Dawn chats to Tony Bell about the new Angels or Kings Album 'Go ask the Moon' and Tony's book about life at the height of hair metal days in the ... More...



hammerfall EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: HAMMERFALL UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'BUILT TO LAST' TITLE TRACK
Hammerfall are currently on tour throughout Europe and there are plenty of dates left to catch their new epic show...

bill price GUNS N' ROSES AND SEX PISTOLS PRODUCER/ENGINEER BILL PRICE HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY
Price worked with Rod Stewart, INXS, Pete Townshend, Elton John, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Big Audio Dynamite...

martyrd MARTYRD SET TO OPEN FOR METAL ALLEGIANCE, MARTY FRIEDMAN AND GUS G
"NAMM is a blast, total musical sensory overload from every direction. It’s like getting lost in a hurricane - I can't wait."

screaming eagles SCREAMING EAGLES TO FEATURE IN NEW AMAZON PRIME SERIES STARRING BRYAN CRANSTON
The band will be releasing a live mini-album in spring 2017 and will be touring in the UK, France and Germany throughout the year...

avenged sevenfold WAS BREAKING NEWS: AVENGED SEVENFOLD TO OPEN LONDON POP-UP STORE
The shop will be hosting in-store raffles and giveaways of exclusive and signed merchandise...

paddy goes to holyhead PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD ARE BACK FOR THE CRAIC ON ST PATRICK'S NIGHT
The band supposedly played their last ever gig two years ago in celebration of their 30th anniversary...

nightlord JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN
John Coghlan's Quo have announced UK dates across the Kingdom that will see them busy throughout the year...

jimmy bain JIMMY BAIN'S WIDOW NEEDS OUR HELP
"Jimmy recently passed away without a proper will in place and now his better half is in trouble..."

ozzy osbourne OZZY OSBOURNE OVERDOSED WHEN SHARON HAD CANCER
"I watched him scoop his hands into a bowl of pills, swallow a handful of something, and then wash it down with vodka..."

deep purple DEEP PURPLE SUE THEIR LONG-TIME ACCOUNTANT FOR FOUR MILLION
"I'm completely irresponsible. I'm ignorant about money as a commodity — I have never really understood it."

tony iommi TONY IOMMI HAS SUCCESSFUL THROAT OPERATION AND IS CANCER-FREE
"We had to have it checked in case it may have been cancerous. But it turns out it wasn't, which I found out Christmas Day..."

ronnie montrose RONNIE MONTROSE REMEMBERED: ALL-STAR MEMORIAL CONCERT TO TAKE PLACE AT NAMM 2017
"Ronnie helped light a fire in me and made me want to approach guitar playing with that kind of zeal and expression..."

motorhead beer PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE TO APPEAR AT MOTÖRHEAD BEER LAUNCH IN LONDON
This is sure to be one superb night with beer, live music and Motörhead, but not necessarily in that order...

tony iommi BREAKING NEWS: TONY IOMMI DROPS HEAVY METAL AND JOINS THE CHOIR
"It's a bit different to Sabbath!" says Tony, in probably the biggest understatement of all time...

queen QUEEN GUITARIST BRIAN MAY WANTS TO BRING ROCK TO A NEW GENERATION
"It was actually all very planned and deliberate and came totally out of Freddie's fevered imagination..."

black country communion BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION ENTER STUDIO TO BEGIN WORK ON FOURTH ALBUM
"One thing I want to make clear to everybody across air nation is that Joe Bonamassa and I never fell out..."

motorhead EXCLUSIVE: TEST PILOT DROPS TWO GRAND ON NEW MOTÖRHEAD VIDEO SLOT
"A few spins later and I turned up a row of gold Snaggletooths which promptly caught fire and the voice of the man himself commanded: 'Turn it up!'"

hair metal heaven HAIR METAL HEAVEN FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST ACTS FOR INAUGURAL EVENT
The Hair Metal Heaven Festival has a very eighties feel to it, as the team behind it explain here...

dave mustaine EXCLUSIVE: MEGADETH MAINMAN DAVE MUSTAINE REVEALS HE'S AN ARSENAL FC SUPPORTER
Megadeth, formed in Los Angeles in 1983 after Dave left Metallica, are currently enjoying a rich vein of form...

hollywood HOLLYWOOD SIGN CHANGED BY PRANKSTERS TO READ 'HOLLYWEED'
"An artist's role throughout history has been to create representations of the culture he exists in..."

kiss EXCLUSIVE: KISS' GENE SIMMONS DROPS BIGGEST HINT YET THAT ACE FREHLEY REUNION IS ON
Over 7,000 likes later, fans are in big speculation that it really is going to happen...

rick parfitt EXCLUSIVE: JOHN COGHLAN REVEALS TWO NEW TRACKS WITH RICK PARFITT ARE NEARLY READY FOR RELEASE
"It was going to be Status Quo PLC [Parfitt, Lancaster, Coghlan] and that was Francis' idea originally."

ronnie james dio RONNIE JAMES DIO TO TOUR IN 2017
"It was very emotional. I didn't think that I was gonna cry, but I did. I broke down...."

lemmy skew siskin PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN STUDIO FOOTAGE OF LEMMY EMERGES
"Lemmy spent a zillion hours in our studio over the years. Lots of stories, many musical ideas, jokes etc..."

slade SLADE GUITARIST DAVE HILL BREAKS ELBOW AFTER BEING KNOCKED DOWN BY CYCLIST
"Unfortunately, shows due to take place in January and February 2017 have had to be cancelled..."/span>

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD GUITARIST PHIL CAMPBELL: "LEMMY IS WITH ME EVERY DAY"
"He's here with me every day in my brain, telling me to turn it down, or whatever he does..."

manowar ROSS THE BOSS BAND CONFIRM TOURING LINE-UP: 2017 EUROPEAN DATES ON THE WAY
"We will be criss crossing the globe in 2017 on The Discipline Of Steel Tour...."

nick menza LATE MEGADETH DRUMMER NICK MENZA'S COVER OF METALLICA'S 'CREEPING DEATH' FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE
Nick Menza's art, music and musings are going to be very prominent in 2017...

status quoo AN EXTENDED STATEMENT FROM STATUS QUO MANAGER SIMON PORTER ON RICK PARFITT
An extended statement after yesterday's shock news that Rick Parfitt has passed away...

status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO TO PLAY WACKEN 2017
Wacken have announced four bands this morning, stating the "the finish line is within sight, it's time to speed up..."

judas priest JUDAS PRIEST TO RELEASE 'TURBO' REMASTERED IN FEBRUARY
"The 80s is considered to have been the best decade for Heavy Metal – Priest roared through it and went into unchartered territory with 'Turbo'..."

steelhous festival LAST IN LINE, STEVE HARRIS BRITISH LION, JARED JAMES NICHOLS AND MORE TO PLAY STEELHOUSE 2017
"We can't wait to play at this fantastic festival. It's a real honour to be in amongst such a legendary line-up."

phil anselmo PHIL ANSELMO BLASTS ROBB FLYNN AND SCOTT IAN OVER DIMEBASH INCIDENT
"This whole 'I'm a racist' thing is infuriating, because it's false - absolutely false..."

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK RELEASES REMAINING VIP TICKETS AND ANNOUNCES 2017 PAYMENT PLAN
The payment plan helps ease the 'big lump' shock of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up...

rival sons RIVAL SONS EUROPEAN HEADLINE DATES AND NEW SINGLE RELEASE ARE HERE
After spending much of this year supporting Black Sabbath, Rival Sons will also be playing a few headlining gigs...

north of the wall NORTH OF THE WALL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 BILL
The organisers have put together a very strong bill of extreme acts from around the UK and Europe...

steve harris british lion STEVE HARRIS BRITISH LION TO PLAY RAMBLIN' MAN FARE MAIN STAGE
"British Lion introduces much more of a melodic hard rock dynamism to this most enduring of the icon's musical repertoire..."

rush in full flight RUSH IN FULL FLIGHT: A FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM
The array of photos sees the band move and evolve during an extensive three year period...

deep purple DEEP PURPLE RELEASE FIRST SONG FROM NEW ALBUM: LISTEN HERE
Deep Purple have revealed the release date and the first song from their new, forthcoming album 'inFinite'...

gear secure EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE: IT'S THE END OF LOST OR STOLEN FOR MUSICIANS WITH ESSENTIAL NEW TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
"As someone who has been involved in live music for many years, I've seen the devastation of instrument theft or loss first hand..."

kossoff EXCLUSIVE: KOSSOFF... THE BAND PLAYS ON: 2017 TOUR DATES ARE HERE
Terry Slesser has assembled a top flight crew to celebrate the life and music of one of England's finest blues rock guitarists...

phil rudd PHIL RUDD SCHEDULES UK/EUROPEAN DATES INCLUDING BONFEST APPEARANCE
"Probably the most exciting announcement we've ever made for Bonfest!..."

tom petty WAS BREAKING NEWS: TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS AND STEVIE NICKS TO PLAY LONDON HYDE PARK IN JULY
It will be their only European date of 2017 and just the second time they have played the UK in eighteen years...

grave digger EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: GRAVE DIGGER DELIVER THE SECOND OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF METAL, 'CALL FOR WAR'
"Don't try to run and hide... the refrain will haunt you everywhere... there's no escaping..."

magnum EXCLUSIVE: MAGNUM: MARK STANWAY'S REPLACEMENT PLAYS A BLINDER IN DUBLIN
"It was great to have such a wonderful reception tonight. And for that we thank you for the continued support."

grim reaper GRIM REAPER'S STEVE GRIMMETT SEVERELY ILL IN ECUADOR
"Unfortunately the operation didn't work and Steve is currently in the operating theatre having limbs removed..."

fish marillion FISH CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY OF 'CLUTCHING AT STRAWS' WITH UK TOUR
"These are the only dates this year as because of my shoulder operation next month with the extensive recovery period..."

ross the boss UK EXCLUSIVE: ROSS THE BOSS ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES AHEAD OF SPECIAL GUEST SLOT ON MetalTalk RADIO THIS WEEK
"We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy..."

dokken WAS BREAKING NEWS: CLASSIC DOKKEN LINE-UP CONFIRMED FOR RAMBLIN' MAN
Dokken, Lynch, Pilson and Brown will play together in England for the first time in around a quarter-of-a-century...

grand magus DEF LEPPARD AND POISON ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN DATES
"I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage..."

grand magus VIKINGS TO INVADE YORKSHIRE: GRAND MAGUS TO HEADLINE KEIGHLEY FESTIVAL
"Get your tickets now and prepare to raise your fists and bang your heads for the glory of Metal!"

armored saint ARMORED SAINT UK TOUR DATES AND 'MARCH OF THE SAINT (LIVE)' VIDEO ARE HERE
"We're really looking forward to playing these select UK shows in March..."

john garcia EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: JOHN GARCIA UNLEASHES 'GIVE ME 250ml'
"This record is one of the most important of my career, difficult and challenging to do, but worth every minute of sweat!"

avenged sevenfold ROCK MEETS CLASSIC 2017 EUROPE LINE-UP IS HERE
Rock meets Classic has a terrific vibe and the legendary cross-over-project combines emotional classic with world-famous rock songs...

nightlord EXCLUSIVE: THE UNKNOWN BAND WHO INFLUENCED METALLICA AIRS ON MetalTalk RADIO
Also featuring is the very first UK radio airplay of Cellar Darling, the band created by former Eluveitie members...

epica EPICA RELEASE 'BEYOND THE MATRIX' VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
"The energy that lives within 'Beyond The Matrix' is extremely contagious. It will sweep you off your feet when the melodies enter your mind..."

michael schenker MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST 'LIVE' TOKYO FEATURING BARDEN, BONNET AND McAULEY OUT IN MARCH
Features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker...

eluveitie ELUVEITIE NEW LINE-UP IS COMPLETE, FIRST GIGS GO DOWN A STORM
"Above all we're super happy and thankful that we're complete again and given the chance to have such gifted musicians on board..."

gene simmons GENE SIMMONS RESTAURANT HONOURS US VETS
"The opening day of every Rock & Brews is dedicated to our vets, the public is not allowed in."

tony iommi UK EXCLUSIVE: VINCE NEIL FIST FIGHT WITH BOY GEORGE STOPPED AS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER SHUTS UP PRESIDENT TRUMP
"They screwed up. That was a huge miss and someone should have a talking-to."

tony iommi GLENN HUGHES: "I'M THRILLED TO BE TOURING THE UK IN JANUARY"
"Let's get 2017 going with a killer night for ROCK lovers, movers and shakers. I'm in. Let's go!"

tony iommi BLACK STAR RIDERS PREMIERE 'TESTIFY OR SAY GOODBYE'
Black Star Riders are set to release their forthcoming album 'Heavy Fire' on 3rd February via Nuclear Blast...

jimi hendrix JIMI HENDRIX'S WAH-WAH PEDAL AND AMP SURVIVES AUCTION HOUSE BURGLARY
"It was a very positive and uplifting experience to work for Jimi. He was like a shaman, a medicine man, a preacher.."

alestorm ALESTORM ENTER FLORIDA STUDIO BUT A CHALLENGE AWAITS THEM BACK IN BLIGHTY
"It is full of epic songs about pirates, drinking, and pseudoscientific cryptogeography..."

phil lynott MASS TRIBUTES PAID TO PHIL LYNOTT ON ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PASSING
"God bless my old friend, thanks for the faith you showed in allowing me to record your music..."

blaze bayley BLAZE BAYLEY BRAND NEW ALBUM AND WORLD TOUR DETAILS ARE HERE
'Endure And Survive' is set for release on 3rd March 2017 and will be accompanied by a world tour totalling some 120 shows...

deep purple DEEP PURPLE RELEASE NEW 'inFinite' TRAILERS AND EXPECTED ALBUM FORMATS
'Time For Bedlam', the first single which was revealed late last year, is available as instant grat as part of the digital album pre-order...

aerosmith AEROSMITH FAREWELL TOUR COULD LAST FIVE YEARS
"We had a talk a few weeks back about going into the studio. When that'll happen, though, I'm not sure. We certainly have plenty of ideas..."

hollywood FORMER PEARL JAM DRUMMER HITS OUT AT THE BAND
"We need music, each other and the spirit of Rock & Roll now, more than ever before..."

metallica METALLICA GUITARIST KIRK HAMMETT'S HOME FOR SALE FOR £16m
Apparently a house like this doubles its asking price every six or seven years...

bloodstock BREAKING NEWS: BLOODSTOCK UNVEIL SECOND 2017 HEADLINE
"Megadeth had a blast last time and I can't wait to bring the Dystopia World Tour to Bloodstock this Summer."

wizz wizzard WIZZ WIZZARD VOCALIST WIZZ BEAUPREZ HAS PASSED AWAY
Wizz Wizzard were signed to Rock Sector Records and labelmate Chris Appleton of Absolva led the tributes...

james kottak FORMER SCORPIONS DRUMMER JAMES KOTTAK IS VICTIM OF $50,000 THEFT
"A lifetime of leather/stage clothing, 13+ guitars" plus "all my gold and platinum awards" have been stolen...

metal talk radio MetalTalk RADIO ON TotalRock LAUNCHES WITH PHIL RUDD AND MOTÖRHEAD
Four MetalTalk Radio shows will be broadcast per week and next up is The Sunday Slam With Luke Milne...

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD DRUMMER MIKKEY DEE: "DON'T SIT AND CRY IN YOUR BEER - DRINK IT!"
"I will always remember but let's celebrate his life rather then mourn his death..."

motorhead DORO RELEASES LEMMY TRIBUTE VIDEO, 'IT STILL HURTS'
"It's been exactly one year since the world of rock lost one of its greatest characters...."

status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: FRANCIS ROSSI MAKES STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF RICK PARFITT
"I was not ready for this. Rick Parfitt had been a part of my story for fifty years..."

they came TRUE NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL vs BODYSNATCHING ALIENS
Body snatching super sexy aliens have invaded earth spreading an extraterrestrial venereal disease...

wacken >ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH AND FLOTSAM & JETSAM ANNOUNCED FOR WACKEN 2017
Wacken Open Air have made the final band announcements of 2016 for the 2017 event...

status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO GUITARIST RICK PARFITT HAS PASSED AWAY
Much more to follow on this shortly but for now our thoughts are with Rick's family and friends...

doomsday kingdom THE FUTURE OF DOOM METAL IS HERE: THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM DEBUT ALBUM ARRIVES IN MARCH
"It is an album that I'm extremely proud of, from the cover artwork to the songs and sound. One of the best things I've done in my life!"

metal blade records WAS BREAKING NEWS: METAL BLADE RECORDS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY
"I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way..."

team rock CAMPAIGN FOR TEAM ROCK STAFF RAISES OVER £55,000 IN TWO DAYS
"..and now we, the rock community, need to pull together to help give something back."

judas priest JUDAS PRIEST TO RELEASE 'TURBO' REMASTERED IN FEBRUARY
"The 80s is considered to have been the best decade for Heavy Metal – Priest roared through it and went into unchartered territory with 'Turbo'..."

status quo DEMON MUSIC DON'T STOP WITH STATUS QUO CD/VINYL RE-ISSUES
The three late career releases all showcase the modern Quo sound - far removed from their Seventies heyday...

darker days festival DARKER DAYS FESTIVAL BRINGS YOU A TASTE OF THE DARK SIDE
Bands from the UK and overseas specializing in the darker side of the aural arts...

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD: THE FUTURE WHO USED TO BE THE PAST - LATEST NEWS ROUND-UP
"I felt it makes sense to acknowledge how much he's meant in our lives..."

battle beast BATTLE BEAST AND MAJESTY EUROPEAN/UK 2017 DATES ARE HERE
"Five weeks, thirty-three shows - that equals about one million cans of beer and two million guitar solos..."

elo JEFF LYNNE'S ELO ARE STEPPING OUT FOR GLASGOW AND HULL SHOWS
There has been a resurgence in the popularity of Lynne's work with ELO since he headlined the BBC Radio 2 Festival In A Day...

alice cooper ALICE COOPER TO TOUR UK IN NOVEMBER WITH THE MISSION AND THE TUBESW
The tour takes in dates in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London...<

dream theater DREAM THEATER UK TOUR DATES ARE HERE
Each performance will see the iconic progressive rock band delivering an unparalleled live set of 'Images & Words'...

tony iommi TONY IOMMI NEEDS ANOTHER CANCER OPERATION
Some sad news regarding Black Sabbath guitarist and founder of Heavy Metal, Tony Iommi...

zz top WAS BREAKING NEWS: ZZ TOP STILL BAD AND STILL NATIONWIDE AS THEY ANNOUNCE GLASGOW SHOW
"We've been at this long enough that we're starting to get good. Come and see us; it's gonna be loud and live."

queesnryche QUEENSRŸCHE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'HELLFIRE'
"A poignant illustration of an unfortunate yet timeless reality..."

status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO TO PLAY AQUOSTIC LIVE DATE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 15th December here on TotalRock via Ticketmaster...

motorhead EXCLUSIVE: FIRST MOTÖRHEAD ROAD CREW BEER CEREMONIALLY CONSUMED
"It's a superb beer and you're in for a treat once it goes on sale next week..."

thunder THUNDER TO RIP IT UP ON NEW ALBUM - PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW
"We decided to push it further on all fronts this time, to see what happened, and I think it shows in the writing..."







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