February 2016 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEF LEPPARD Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

DEF LEPPARD has rescheduled the majority of their recently postponed tour dates with STYX and TESLA, according to The Pulse Of Radio. The tour played just one show — January 29 in Sunrise, Florida — before the dates were pulled with LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen tweeting about frontman Joe Elliott: "The doctor basically said that ...

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LITA FORD: TONY IOMMI 'Will Always Be A Superhero In My Mind'

In a brand new radio interview with radio DJ Eddie Winters, '80s hard rock queen Lita Ford opened up about what she has described in her newly released memoir as an abusive relationship with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi. The former RUNAWAYS member said (hear audio below): "Tony Iommi was my idol, him and Ritchie ...

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AC/DC Tops BILLBOARD's 'Hot Tours' Chart

According to Billboard.com, AC/DC's three Midwestern U.S. arena shows in Fargo, North Dakota; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Chicago, Illinois were seen by 47,939 fans, generating $5.7 million in box office revenue and placing the trek at No. 1 on the weekly "Hot Tours" list of top-grossing tours. The February 11 concert in Fargo ...

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DEFTONES Guitarist Didn't Want To Play On 'Gore' Album: 'It Wasn't The Style Or The Sound I Was Hoping We Would Take'

Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: Are there any songs or guitar parts on the new [DEFTONES] record ["Gore"] that you're really proud of or really excited for the fans to hear? Stephen: Oh, god. I think my proudest thing ...

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