Def Leppard, Misfits, Rancid, Nightwish, Etc. Set For 2020 Domination Mexico Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Domination Mexico festival. The event will take place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico on May 1-2 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 1: Def Leppard, Rancid, Opeth, Sonata Arctica, Lacuna Coil, Dropkick Murphys, Krokus, Beast In Black, Scar Symmetry, Power Trip, After The Burial, Anima Inside, Bokassa, Dischord, Ego Kill Talent, El Chivo, Intronaut, Lack Of Remorse, Nunca Digas Muere, Qbo, Serpyants, Shiraz Lane, Split Heaven, Thrashock, Three Maze Stone, and Tygers Of Pan Tang.

May 2: The Original Misfits, Nightwish, Blue Öyster Cult, Testament, UFO, Motionless In White, Fever 333, Clutch, Resorte, Cenotaph, Agora, Angelus Apatrida, Anvil, Douchebagz, Exxocet, Finntroll, Floatsam And Jetsam, Gatecreeper, Knocked Loose, Lethal Creation, Marko Hietala, Rivers Of Nihil, The Anchor, The Warning, Uncured, and Unidad Trauma.

UFO Announce February U.S. Leg Of “Last Orders” Tour

UFO have added a February U.S. leg to their “Last Orders” tour. Here’s the dates:

02/13 Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center
02/14 Waukegen, IL – Genese Theater
02/16 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
02/18 New Bedford, MA – The Vault @ Greasy Luck
02/19 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
02/20 Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head Live
02/21 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho
02/23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Theater (with Blue Öyster Cult)
02/25 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
02/26 Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theater
02/27 – 03/02 – Rock Legends Cruise

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Joins UFO Onstage In Hollywood, CA

During UFO’s set at the Megacruise pre-cruise party event at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA last night (October 12), the band were joined onstage by Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. You can see fan-filmed footage of them performing “Doctor Doctor” and “Shoot Shoot” below:

[via Blabbermouth]

UFO Rejoined By Guitarist/Keyboardist Neil Carter

UFO have announced that guitarist/keyboardist Neil Carter will be rejoining the band for the remaining dates on their “Last Orders” tour. He will be taking over for Paul Raymond, who sadly passed away earlier this month.

UFO issued the following statement:

“On April 13th 2019, the UFO family got the tragic news that our bandmate Paul Raymond had died of a heart attack. It had been just a week since we finished the first leg of our “Last Orders Tour” in the UK. While mourning his loss, sadly we also had to face the reality of what to do with the band. We feel moving forward with the tour is the right thing to do. We all know this is what Paul would have wanted us to do. We are therefore very pleased to announce that our friend and former bandmate Neil Carter has agreed to join us again and take over the keyboards/guitar and vocals slot for the remainder of the tour. Neil was already part of the family between 1981 and 1983, playing on the albums “The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent”, “Mechanix” and “Making Contact”. Before he joined UFO he was in Wild Horses, later he continued his career with Gary Moore. Together with Neil, we will bring our 2019 LAST ORDERS TOUR to a close. We want to make sure that all our amazing fans get a fantastic experience out of it one more time.”

UFO Keyboardist/Guitarist Paul Raymond Dead At 73

UFO keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond has sadly passed away at the age of 73. His death was the result of a heart attack.

Raymond’s life partner Sandra issued the following statement:

“Hi to all the fans and people who knew Paul! This is Sandra, Paul’s life partner speaking: With a desperate and broken heart, fully in tears and pains that feel like they will kill me I have to tell you that my most beautiful and beloved darling Paul Raymond has passed away today. The doctors we’re trying to reanimate him and with success at first but then his system shot down again and there was nothing more they could do for him, he died of a heart attack.

He absolutely enjoyed the last couple of weeks touring with UFO in the UK & Ireland and he was looking forward to the rest of this year’s tour.

This photo was taken last Wednesday when we checked out of our last hotel before coming back to Germany!

I will always love him and I hope he will rest in piece until I’ll see him again on the other side!!!

I love you so much Paul 💔😪 Sandra”

UFO Announce Final U.S. Tour

Last year, UFO frontman Phil Mogg revealed that he will be retiring after the band’s 50th anniversary tour. Now, the group have officially announced the dates for their final U.S. tour. Here’s where you can catch them:

10/10 Anaheim, CA – The Grove (with Armored Saint)
10/11 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (with Armored Saint)
10/24 Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
10/25 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
10/26 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
10/27 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel
10/30 New York, NY – Sony Hall
10/31 Staten Island, NY – St George Theater (with Blue Öyster Cult)
11/01 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak (with Blue Öyster Cult)
11/02 Uncasville, CT – Wolf’s Den @ Mohegan Sun

Gus G. (Firewind, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne) Premieres New Video For “Force Majeure” Feat. UFO’s Vinnie Moore

Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has premiered a new video for his new single “Force Majeure” featuring UFO’s Vinnie Moore. You can check that out below: