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Exit 111 Announces Full Details For Inaugural Event

Music fans in my neck of the woods are going to be looking into relocation before October hits based on this sure to be crushing Festival event. It’s the kind of music festival my friends and I clamor for but instead we get The Governors Ball and Panorama Music Festival. Sigh. Anyway, without further adieu I share with you the announcement about the debut of the Exit 111 Music Festival. Read on down below to the full press release and prepare to be stunned by the lineup.

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The Press Release:
EXIT 111 Festival will debut with a heavyweight line-up that celebrates all forms of rock–from hard to classic, alternative to southern–when it debuts October 11-13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN. The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk will be led by headlining slots from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a mix of platinum-selling artists including Slayer (in the last Tennessee show of their career), ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth and more than 40 acts (full line-up below). Tickets for EXIT 111 go on sale Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 PM (ET), with additional ticketing info below.

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Produced by C3 Presents and AC Entertainment, the massive footprint of the festival site–known to millions as the home of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival–will be transformed into a rock and roll playground with the all-star line-up appearing on three stages with 12 hours of music daily, camping and a variety of activities tailored specifically to concert-goers. This marks the first-ever event, beyond Bonnaroo, to utilize the 700-plus acre farm. On site adventures include Paranormal Cirque (an R-rated crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream…and when we had nightmares and fantasies), the first annual EXIT 111 car show, Red Bull motocross demonstrations and a mega sports bar airing full sports coverage throughout the weekend, with more activities announced soon.
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UMe Celebrates Record Store Day Black Friday 2018 With Exclusives

Fans of the vinyl medium are already in countdown mode as at 12:01AM, “Black Friday” begins and this year the annual Record Store Day happening is expanding its reach once more with a boatload of exciting limited edition releases. I’ve just received the lowdown from the fine folks over at Universal Music and while NOT everything on this list is Metal and Hard Rock, I am posting it here just the same. Take a look and start mapping out your battle plan for you to secure the ones you want the most.

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The Press Release:
UMe is celebrating 2018’s Black Friday Record Store Day (November 23) with 10 must-have, limited edition vinyl releases from some of the biggest artists spanning the worlds of rock, reggae, jazz and beyond. This year’s bounty of releases ranges from several vinyl debuts, unique color vinyl pressings, one-of-a-kind picture discs, and specially designed packaging, which in the case of the 45th anniversary edition of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ Catch A Fire resembles a flip-top lighter while Sublime’s Greatest Hits is presented as an oversized matchbook.

Fans of both U2 and Arcade Fire will want to snatch up the double A-side of U2’s classic “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” from the Batman Forever soundtrack. The 12-inch LP features a new remaster of the original song on one side, and a remix by St Francis Hotel featuring vocalists Gavin Friday and Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne on the other. Chris Cornell’s incredible legacy is honored with a 7-inch of the recently unearthed track “When Bad Does Good” found in Cornell’s archive of recordings, pressed on black and white marble vinyl and backed with a live version of Temple of the Dog’s “Stargazer.” Following on the heels of Record Store Day’s wildly popular colored vinyl edition of Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella At Zardi’s, a completely unreleased live performance captured just 10 days before, will be released as Ella At The Shrine: Prelude To Zardi’s on translucent yellow vinyl.
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Guns N’ Roses To Continue “Not In This Lifetime” Tour In Europe For Summer

With the news about the “Locked N’ Loaded” Boxed Set coming from Guns N Roses to celebrate thirty years of “Appetite For Destruction” being as long a press release as it was, I decided to clip the European Tour notes and add them in a brand new post. That other item was so darned long, I just had to do it and give you all a little bit of a respite. If you didn’t see that announcement yet click HERE). Now onto the notes about the European gigs.

The Press Release:
The band’s ongoing success of the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ worldwide tour now become the 4th spot on the list of the most successful tours in music history on its first two years with no sign of slowing down. The next leg of the highly successful and anticipated World Tour continues in Europe in June & July 2018 and from what we hear, onto the fall.

Not In This Lifetime…Europe: Summer 2018
June 03: Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion
June 06: Odense, DK @ Dyreskuepladsen
June 09: Donnington Park, GB @ Download Festival
June 12: Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Veltins Arena
June 15: Firenze, IT @ Firenze Rocks
June 18: Paris, France @ Download Festival
June 21: Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
June 24: Mannheim, DE @ Maimarktgelande
June 26: Bordeaux, FR @ Matmut Stadium
June 29: Madrid, ES @ Download Festival
July 01: Barcelona, ES @ Estadio Olympico
July 04: Nijmegen, NL @ Goffertpark
July 07: Leipzig, DE @ Festwiese
July 09: Chorzow, PL @ Stadion Slaski
July 13: Moscow, RU @ Otkritie Arena
July 16: Tallinn, EE @ Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
July 19: Oslo, NO @ Valle Hovin
July 21: Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi Stadium
July 24: Reykjavik, IS @ Laugardalsvollur

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Not going to add much here since we are not in Europe and will not be able to head there for any of these gigs. Are you readers over on that side of the world and planning on seeing the band? Let me know down in the comments section.

Official Website: http://www.gunsnroses.com

Guns N’ Roses Celebrated With Massive “Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition” Box Set

Universal Music just announced the big GNR news which is a massive boxed set that celebrates the 30th Anniversary of their now historic debut album “Appetite For Destruction”. Check out the lengthy press release below.

The Press Release:
On June 29, Geffen/UMe celebrates one of rock’s most important bands, Guns N’ Roses, with the release of Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition box set. Commemorating the band’s highly influential album debut Appetite For Destruction, this lavish box set is the ultimate GnFnR fan’s dream fulfilled.

Appetite will also be released in concurrent multiple configurations, Appetite For Destruction will be made available in a 4CD/1Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition with a 96 page book featuring unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2LP 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition, 1 CD remaster, and digital download/streaming equivalents.

Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with the July 21, 1987 release of Appetite For Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible tracks such as the No. 1 single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.”
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Guns ‘N Roses @ Madison Square Garden

GNR continues their “Not In This Lifetime” Tour at NYC’s own famed Madison Square Garden.