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Saxon Flies into DC with the Black Star Riders on the Firepower Tour

Posted by on March 20, 2018

This past Sunday in the nation’s capital, England’s Saxon and LA’s Black Star Riders brought their classic sounding metal to the beautiful new Anthem music venue on Washington D.C.’s Southwest waterfront.  Both bands were opening for Judas Priest.  More on those guys here. Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show introduced the show that […]

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Review: Saxon’s ‘Thunderbolt’ is a modern-sounding monster of a record

Posted by on February 5, 2018

  I finally got to listen to the new Saxon record, Thunderbolt and all I can say is “Wow!” While I was expecting a good record from these British vets I frankly wasn’t expecting something so incredibly fresh as I received. This record immediately grabs you with the quality in its production and the clear […]

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Review: Saxon’s ‘Solid Book of Rock’ is a great primer of 18 years of metal

Posted by on January 16, 2018

I’ll admit I’m a bit late to the party with this one, but heck, I taught five classes last semester, so here we are. Anyway, British legends Saxon have released Solid Book of Rock via Edsel Records and it’s a great way to spend that remaining cash on your Amazon gift card your great aunt […]

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New & Noteworthy, April 1st: One more for the road

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Despite the date on the calendar, today’s new release list is no joke! There are tons of amazing new releases to listen to today – check them all out and enjoy the great new metal!     Ronnie James Dio – This is Your Life (Rhino)   This is a very special tribute album with […]

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Motörhead and Saxon’s Biff Byford pay tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Posted by on February 24, 2014

“Ronnie was a proper rock’n’roller, a true knight of the highest order, a great singer and frontman who walked the walk. He was the real deal and he will always be missed.” That’s what Lemmy had to say about Ronnie James Dio. And Motörhead, with Saxon’s Biff Byford in tow, paid tribute to him by […]

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Saxon cancels Portugal festival performance due to Biff Byford’s injuries

Posted by on August 9, 2013

Those who were looking forward to seeing Saxon at the Vagos Open Air Festival August 10 in Portugal are out of luck. That’s because frontman Biff Byford has suffered injuries, forcing the British heavy metal band to  pull out of  their slot.  The band released the following statement announcing the cancellation: “Due to an injury of […]

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Metallica Joined Onstage By Jason Newsted, Perform Unreleased Song During First Night Of 30th Anniversary Shows

Posted by on December 6, 2011

Metallica promised lots of surprises for fans during their intimate 30th Anniversary shows at the Filmore in San Francisco. And last night, during the first night out of four, Metallica did not disappoint. Among many of the surprise guests was none other than former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. This marked the first time Newsted, who […]

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Lady Gaga Hangs Out With Saxon Frontman…No Really!

Posted by on December 21, 2010

Saxon frontman Biff Byford recently got to meet and hang out with Lady Gaga backstage at one of her shows in London over the past weekend. The pop star herself posted a picture of the two together via Twitter with the following message: “Me and Biff Byford of Saxon! Denim and Leather, he said I […]

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