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GEORGE LYNCH, BRAD GILLIS, CARMINE APPICE, JACK RUSSELL, Others To Pay Tribute To RONNIE MONTROSE

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar lineup of musicians whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" — one of the most-talked-about shows of NAMM 2020. This celebratory concert highlighting Montrose's career will feature his greatest hits from early MONTROSE, EDGAR ...

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Havoc At The Midnight Hour - AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR

Metalheads are well catered for these days. If you want to listen to bright and shiny modern stuff, there's plenty of that available, and, if you want to pretend that the '90s never happened, you can do that too. AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR are firmly in the latter camp, of course: naming yourself after an early SLAYER ...

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FRANKIE BANALI: 'My Whole Thing Has Always Been To Keep QUIET RIOT Moving Forward Regardless Of Who Wants To Be Involved In It'

Ragman of "The Right To Rock" podcast recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. You can listen to the entire chat at this location. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On vocalist James Durbin leaving and being replaced by the returning Jizzy Pearl: Frankie: "It was his ...

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Watch MISFITS Perform At Wells Fargo Arena In Philadelphia

The reunited MISFITS performed last night (Saturday, December 14) at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The initial comeback performance by MISFITS members Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein took place at the 2016 Riot Fest. The estranged bandmates played together for ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Featured In Public Service Announcement For Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali appeared in a recent public service announcement (PSA) for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) as a survivor of the disease. The video kicked off a PanCAN public service campaign which ran throughout Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month during November and encouraged people to know the symptoms and risk factors of ...

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CANDLEMASS To Headline Houston's HELL'S HEROES III Festival

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, a worldwide contingent of music fans will convene at Houston's White Oak Music Hall as Pegstar Concerts presents the third annual Hell's Heroes festival. The all-day music fest will showcase a hand-picked selection of international underground metal bands that includes both seminal, genre-pioneers, highly regarded modern day groups and more, ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' With NIGHT RANGER (Video)

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens joined NIGHT RANGER on stage last night (Saturday, December 7) at MGM Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio to perform the classic PRIEST song "You've Got Another Thing Coming". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Earlier today, Owens took to his Twitter to write: "Really ...

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EVANESCENCE's WILL HUNT Slams 'A Small Group Of Morons' For Torching His 'Beautiful' Drum Kit At KNOTFEST MEXICO

EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt says that "a small group of morons" is responsible for the riot that ensued when the band canceled its set at Knotfest Mexico Saturday after a broken barricade sparked safety concerts at the festival. SLIPKNOT and EVANESCENCE called off their performances due to the barricade problem, which began after the security ...

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Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Raises More Than $50,000 For 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling ...

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Bassist SEAN MCNABB Quits LYNCH MOB

Bassist Sean McNabb has announced his departure from LYNCH MOB. McNabb made his exit official via a Twitter post on Tuesday (November 19). He wrote: "I'd like to thank all the fans that supported LYNCH MOB, & me being a part of it for the last eight years, and always. As of today I'll be ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'I Think Individuality Is What Separates Swedish Bands From The Rest Of The World'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL prior to the band's October 25 concert at Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri in support of SABATON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ...

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Metal Galaxy - BABYMETAL

For some, they are the single most delightful and entertaining thing that has happened to heavy music for decades. For others, they are a despicably cynical distraction from all that is good and true in metal. Neither of these things are true, of course: BABYMETAL are not a phenomenon over which any of us should ...

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FRANKIE BANALI Says JAMES DURBIN Quit QUIET RIOT 'Almost Immediately' After 'Hollywood Cowboys' Was Delivered To Record Company

In a recent interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali explained the circumstances around singer James Durbin's abrupt departure in September, as well as his health status after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Durbin reportedly left QUIET RIOT "to concentrate his time and efforts on his solo career" and ...

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TRIVIUM Collaborates With Legendary Portuguese Artist TOY

TRIVIUM has teamed with the legendary Portuguese artist Toy (real name: António Manuel Neves Ferrão) to release a reimagined version of his song "Coração Não Tem Idade (Vou Beijar)". Available now on all streaming platforms, the recording finds TRIVIUM and Toy joining forces to deliver a heavy a take on the classic track sung entirely ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI On His Cancer Diagnosis: 'I Have No Intentions Of Giving Up The Fight'

Earlier this year, QUIET RIOT played several shows this year without drummer Frankie Banali, marking the first time ever that the band performed without any of the members from its classic lineup: Banali, singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo. Frankie returned to the stage with QUIET RIOT this past Saturday night ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Looks Back On Controversial 'Turbo' LP: 'It Wasn't The Big-Selling Album That We Hoped For'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the band's controversial album "Turbo" during an interview for Greg Prato's upcoming book "Take It Off - Kiss Truly Unmasked". Released in 1986, the synth-heavy "Turbo" is PRIEST's most commercial-sounding album to date, with the band deciding to experiment with some new sounds, ...

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