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-Marilyn Manson will be hitting the road this spring for the first North America tour since 2009. The tour will kick off on April 27th and the first set of confirmed dates run until May 20th. Marilyn Manson will be touring in support of the upcoming release of “Born Villian” this spring. An official announcement about the album release will be made soon.

 

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-Hellyeah’s third album, Band of Brothers, is set for worldwide release in early June and the band will be announcing North American tour plans soon. They are confirmed to tour Australia and Japan in the coming months.

The album was recorded in Dallas at drummer Vinnie Paul’s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (Godsmack, Evanessence), who also served as engineer.

 

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-Clutch and Hellyeah are joining forces this Spring for a North American Co-Headlining Tour with both bands will play full headlining sets.

The tour kicks off April 13th in Providence, RI and runs through May 11th in Joliet, IL.

 

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-Blues rock guitarist Walter Trout will release a new studio album, Blues for the Modern Daze, which represents a return to his hardcore blues roots.

The album is Trout’s first fully fledged blues album in 23 years as a bandleader, drawing on his experiences playing with legends such as John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Finis Tasby, Pee Wee Crayton, Lowell Fulsom, Percy Mayfield and Joe Tex when he first arrived in Los Angeles in 1973.

Blues For The Modern Daze is released by Provogue Records (a division of Mascot Label Group), in the U.K. on Monday, April 23, followed by U.S. release on April 24.

 

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-On Feb 20th 2003, 100 people died after pyrotechnics ignited a club during a gig by Great White in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Great White singer Ty Longley was also killed in the accident. Two brothers who owned the club, along with the former tour manager, were charged with involuntary manslaughter. Foam soundproofing material at the edge of the stage set alight and the blaze spread quickly in the one-story wooden building as fans all tried to escape through the same exit.

 

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