Motörhead To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of “Ace Of Spades” With New Podcast Series

Motörhead will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Ace Of Spades” with a new podcast series titled “The Motörcast: Ace Of Spades.” The first episode will be released next week with further episodes set to be released every two weeks. The following was said about the series:

“The Motörcast is the official podcast series celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s seminal, Ace Of Spades album. Marvel at the warts and all stories of life on the road, behind the scenes, in the studio and more importantly, down the pub. Subscribe now to hear all these tales of rock n’roll excess from the people who were in the midst of the Motör-machine at the time.”

Circle Jerks Announce “Group Sex” 40th Anniversary Reissue

Circle Jerks will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Group Sex” by reissuing the album on October 30 via Matt Pincus and Joe Nelson’s new label Trust Records. This version of the effort will feature new packaging from Robert Fisher, a bonus recording from a 1980 rehearsal, and a 20-page booklet featuring unreleased photos and anecdotes from Tony Hawk, Mike Patton, Shepard Fairey, Ian MacKaye, Lars Frederiksen, and more.

“Group Sex” 40th Anniversary Track Listing:

01 “Deny Everything”
02 “I Just Want Some Skank”
03 “Beverly Hills”
04 “Operation”
05 “Back Against the Wall”
06 “Wasted”
07 “Behind the Door”
08 “World Up My Ass”
09 “Paid Vacation”
10 “Don’t Care”
11 “Live Fast Die Young”
12 “What’s Your Problem”
13 “Group Sex”
14 “Red Tape”
15 “What’s Your Problem” (1980 Band Rehearsal)
16 “Red Tape” (1980 Band Rehearsal)
17 “I Just Want Some Skank” (1980 Band Rehearsal)
18 “Beverly Hills” (1980 Band Rehearsal)
19 “Live Fast Die Young” (1980 Band Rehearsal)

2021 40th Anniversary Tour Dates:

Jul. 28 – Lisboa, Portugal – RCA Club
Aug. 01 – Le Garric, France – Xtreme Fest
Aug. 02 – Paris, France – Paris Punk Rock Summer
Aug. 04 – Camden, United Kingdom – Electric Ballroom
Aug. 05 – Blackpool, United Kingdom – Rebellion Festival
Aug. 06 – Duffel, Belgium – Brakrock Ecofest
Aug. 07 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Aug. 09 – Kӧln, Germany – Gloria-Theater
Aug. 10 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
Aug. 11 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Aug. 13 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Punk Rock Holiday
Aug. 14 – Igea Marina, Italy – BayFest
Aug. 16 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia Club
Sep. 03 – Musashino, Tokyo, Japan – Club Seata
Sep. 05 – Kobe, Hyogo, Japan – Harbor Studio
Sep. 17-19 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

Ozzy Osbourne Shares New Animated Video For “Crazy Train”

Ozzy Osbourne has shared a new animated video for his song “Crazy Train.” The clip was created by Tiny Concert and it is being released as part of the frontman’s 40th anniversary celebration for “Blizzard Of Ozz.” A new expanded edition of that record was digitally released today (September 18). A new black and red swirl vinyl pressing will also be released on October 23 via Best Buy. Furthermore, fans can now buy new merch HERE and take part in a Twitter listening party on September 20.

Ozzy Osbourne To Digitally Release 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “Blizzard Of Ozz”

Ozzy Osbourne will be digitally releasing a 40th anniversary expanded edition of his debut solo album “Blizzard Of Ozz” later this week. The effort will be available on September 18 and it will feature a number of bonus tracks.

“Blizzard Of Ozz” Expanded Edition Track Listing:

01. “I Don’t Know”
02. “Crazy Train”
03. “Goodbye To Romance”
04. “Dee”
05. “Suicide Solution”
06. “Mr. Crowley”
07. “No Bone Movies”
08. “Revelation (Mother Earth)”
09. “Steal Away (The Night)”
10. “You Looking At Me, Looking At You”
11. “Goodbye To Romance” (2010 guitar & vocal mix)
12. “RR” [Outtake from “Blizzard Of Ozz” Sessions]
13. “I Don’t Know” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
14. “Crazy Train” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
15. “Mr. Crowley” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
16. “Revelation (Mother Earth)” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
17. “Steal Away (The Night)” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
18. “Suicide Solution” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
19. “You Said It All” (live) (from ‘Mr. Crowley’ EP)

In other news, Osbourne is also planning to release digital video versions of “Live & Loud” and “Live At Budokan.“

Iron Maiden To Release 40th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of Their Self-Titled Debut Album

Iron Maiden will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut self-titled album by releasing a new limited edition vinyl pressing on October 9. You can pre-order the effort as a crystal clear picture disc at ironmaiden.com.

The Obsessed To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With “Live At Big Dipper” Release

The Obsessed will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new live release titled “Live At Big Dipper.” The effort, which will be available on August 21, features a rough recording from an early show that drummer Dave “The Slave” Flood, bassist Mark “Professor Dark” Laue, and singer/guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrichat played at the Big Dipper in Maryland, as well as several demos.

A description of the release was shared on Bandcamp:

“Live at Big Dipper is an authorized bootleg of Wino’s favorite-ever show with the original Obsessed lineup from the early 80s. We say “bootleg” because it’s a noisy, scratchy recording rescued from a worn aging tape that sounds like it was stored in a tool shed for 35 years. But despite the raw recroding, the performances are magic, and you can hear why this is a critical document of a seminal band at the peak of their early powers.”

Wino also commented:

“Years of spinning our wheels culminated in The Obsessed being known as a formidable live band, with a strange metal-glam-punk look. This show at the Big Dipper was one of the last if not the last show of the OG Obsessed lineup, and it’s my favorite by far. It’s raw and noisy and took some cleanin’ up, but here it is. If it ain’t heavy, it ain’t shit!!!”

“Live At Big Dipper” Track Listing:

01. “Lifer City” (Live)
02. “Field of Hours” (Live)
03. “Iron and Stone” (Live)
04. “Endless Circles” (Live)
05. “Leather Nuns” (Live)
06. “Decimation” (Live)
07. “Freedom” (Live)
08.” Mental Kingdom” (Live)
09. “Failsafe” (Live)
10. “Kill Ugly Naked” (Demo)
11. “A World Apart” (Demo)
12. “Higher Power” (Demo)
13. “Neatz Brigade” (Demo)

AC/DC’s Full “The Story Of Back In Black” Documentary Is Available To Watch For A Limited Time

AC/DC’s full “The Story Of Back In Black” documentary is now available to watch in full for a limited time. You can find that below courtesy of Loudwire. The film is being released as part of the band’s 40th anniversary celebration for “Back In Black.”

Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Etc. Members To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of AC/DC’s “Back In Black” During Upcoming Livestream Event

Consequence Of Sound and Gibson will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of AC/DC’s “Back In Black” with a special livestream on July 24 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The virtual event, which will be hosted by Jared James Nichols, will find members of Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, Trivium, Lamb Of God, Refused, Airbourne, GWAR, and more paying tribute to the iconic album. Fans can watch the livestream on Consequence Of Sound’s Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitch channels.