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Having sung with Ritchie Blackmore 's RAINBOW to great acclaim and, more recently, taken on the frontman role with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, Ronnie Romero could reasonably claim to have little to prove at this point. Fortunately, the Chilean has a voracious appetite for doing what he does best. A sequ...
January 25, 2023
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ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS To Be Joined By MATT SORUM For June/July 2023 European Tour

ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons has announced the renewal of his livewire solo band, to appear at select European venues late spring and early summer of 2023. The trio is headed by Gibbons on guitar and vocals, with drummer Matt Sorum (THE CULT, GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and lefty guitarist Austin Han...
January 25, 2023
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BLACKIE LAWLESS Reflects On W.A.S.P.'s First U.S. Tour In 10 Years: 'I've Never Wanted Something Not To End So Badly Before'

W.A.S.P. wrapped up its first U.S. tour in 10 years with a sold-out show on December 11 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. This marked the 18th sold-out shows for the U.S. tour, which kicked off in late October. W.A.S.P.'s performances included the return of the band's classic song "Animal (Fuck Like a...
January 25, 2023
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MIKE PORTNOY Says He Is 'The Worst' When It Comes To His Exercise Regimen On The Road: 'I'm So Out Of Shape'

During an appearance on the latest episode of Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast, former DREAM THEATER and current THE WINERY DOGS drummer Mike Portnoy spoke about how he gets in shape for his live performances and what his exercise regimen is while on the road. He said (as transcribed by BLA...
January 23, 2023
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TESTAMENT Announces 'Titans Of Creation' Spring 2023 European Tour With EXODUS And VOIVOD

TESTAMENT, EXODUS and VOIVOD will join forces for the "Titans Of Creation" European tour this spring. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, January 25 at 10 a.m. CET. TESTAMENT shows with EXODUS and VOIVOD: May 26 - DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof May 28 - DE - Munich, Backstage May 30 - FR - Lyon, Transbo...
January 23, 2023
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BIOHAZARD's DANNY SCHULER Says 'There's Definitely Interest' In New Music From Reunited Band

Celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band, Brooklyn, New York hardcore metal legends BIOHAZARD recently announced their return, reuniting their original lineup of guitarist/vocalist Billy Gradziadei, guitarist Bobby Hambel, drummer Danny Schuler and bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld. The first wave...
January 22, 2023
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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Pays Tribute To DAVID CROSBY: 'He Crafted So Much Fantastic Music, It's Incredible'

OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt has paid tribute to David Crosby, a founding member of THE BYRDS and CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (later CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG),who died earlier this week at the age of 81. On Friday (January 20),Mikael took to OPETH's social media to write: "It must have been in 2...
January 21, 2023
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IAN HUNTER Recruits METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD Members For 'Defiance Part 1' Album

Rock 'n' roll legend Ian Hunter has announced the release of his landmark new album, "Defiance Part 1", arriving via the Sun Records label on Friday, April 21, 2023. Easily among the most star-studded original albums ever recorded, "Defiance Part 1" sees Hunter joined by the late, great Jeff Beck, J...
January 20, 2023
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Watch STEVEN ADLER Perform GUNS N' ROSES Classics At 2023 ROKISLAND FEST

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler and his solo band performed this past Wednesday, January 18 at the RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of concertsrock YouTube channel). Joining Adler to bring songs like "Paradise City", "Wel...
January 19, 2023
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FOZZY's BILLY GREY Praises Producer JOHNNY ANDREWS: He Is 'What The Band Needed To Move Forward'

In a new interview with the "Cheap Heat Productions" podcast, FOZZY guitarist Billy Grey said that he feels that he and his bandmates are making better albums as time goes on. "The last two records — actually, the last three records — we started [working] with [producer] Johnny Andrews on [2014's] '...
January 19, 2023
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Reunited Original Lineup Of BIOHAZARD To Perform At This Year's BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

BIOHAZARD has announced its first U.S. festival performance of 2023 — an appearance at this year's edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set to take place September 7-10 in Alton, Virginia. Celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band, Brooklyn, New York hardcore metal legends BIOHAZARD have retu...
January 18, 2023
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STEVE VAI's Stolen 'Swiss Cheese' Guitar Found In Attic In Tijuana, Mexico

Steve's Vai has been reunited with his "Swiss cheese" guitar, which was stolen from a California rehearsal space in 1986. The guitar, which was originally used in the video for David Lee Roth's "Yankee Rose", and was due to be taken out on tour that summer, was returned to the guitarist after being...
January 16, 2023
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MIKE PORTNOY On THE WINERY DOGS: 'You Have To Have Those Three Personalities To Make Up That Sound And Style'

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, drummer Mike Portnoy said that THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH),could not exist without any one of those three members. He explained (as...
January 15, 2023
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Rockers React To JEFF BECK's Death

Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN),Paul Stanley (KISS),Gene Simmons (KISS),Ozzy Osbourne (BLACK SABBATH),Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE, DEEP PURPLE) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Jeff Beck. The legendary guitarist died on Tuesday (Ja...
January 11, 2023
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K.K. DOWNING's KK'S PRIEST To Perform At Sweden's TIME TO ROCK Festival

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's new band KK'S PRIEST will perform at this summer's Time To Rock festival, set to take place July 8-10 in Knislinge, Sweden The announcement comes one month after KK'S PRIEST revealed that it would co-headline this year's edition of the Alcatraz open air h...
January 9, 2023