December 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

DOKKEN Guitarist JON LEVIN Undergoes 'Pretty Serious' Surgery On His Arm

DOKKEN frontman and namesake Don Dokken was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Don Dokken interview begins around the nine-minute mark.) Speaking about DOKKEN's plans for the immediate future, Don said: "[DOKKEN guitarist] Jon [Levin] had to have surgery ...

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FIREHOUSE Drummer To Fill In For WARRANT's STEVEN SWEET

Michael Foster (FIREHOUSE) will fill in for WARRANT drummer Steven Sweet for the band's shows until February while Sweet is "on the mend" following last month's neck surgery. Foster, 46, has been playing drums since he was 5 years old. In 1984, he auditioned for a band called WHITE HEAT where guitarist Bill Leverty played. ...

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LAMB OF GOD's Rig Rundown (Video)

On December 4, PremierGuitar.com's Chris Kies was on location at Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, Iowa where he caught up LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton, Willie Adler and John Campbell and talked to them about their touring setup. Check out the footage below. LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe will stand trial ...

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PARADOX Frontman Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery

Charly Steinhauer, guitarist/vocalist of long-running German metallers PARADOX, was scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery on December 24. His bandmates state: "The heart surgery of Charly has been moved to today.... so right now he just is over it. We wish him all the best and we will let you know as soon as we hear ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL: New Video Interview Posted Online

Christophe Corroyez conducted an interview with MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — on December 15 in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. "Crucified", the new album from MPIRE OF EVIL, will ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Enter Studio Tomorrow

Drummer Jaska Raatikainen of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM has issued the following update: "Today we had the last rehearsals before entering the studio tomorrow to record drums for the new album. "Last two days have been quite intensive. Playing the songs over and over again, lots of fuck-ups and broken drum sticks, sweating, frustration, ...

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