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Watch: GUS G. Joins STEEL PANTHER On Stage In Thessaloniki For Cover Of OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Crazy Train'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who served as Ozzy Osbourne's lead guitarist from 2009 to 2017, joined STEEL PANTHER on stage last night (Friday, July 12) at the Moni Lazariston festival in Thessaloniki, Greece to perform the Ozzy classic "Crazy Train". Video of his appearance can be seen below. In a...
July 13, 2024
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NONPOINT Releases New Single 'Underdog'

NONPOINT has unveiled a new single, "Underdog", along with an accompanying official music video. According to a press release, the song embodies the spirit of perseverance, urging listeners to embrace their underdog status and defy expectations. NONPOINT frontman Elias Soriano states: "Being the und...
May 21, 2024
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New Lineup Of KINGDOM COME Performs Live For First Time (Video)

The new lineup of KINGDOM COME — featuring original guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, and bassist Johnny B. Frank, along with the band's latest additions, vocalist Ezekiel "Zeke" Kaplan and drummer Matt Muckle — played its first two shows on March 15 at The Lamp Theater in Irwin, Pennsylvania a...
March 17, 2024
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KINGDOM COME Bassist JOHNNY B. FRANK: JAMES KOTTAK Was 'A Closet Drinker' Who 'Would Deny That He Was An Alcoholic'

In a new interview with Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live!, KINGDOM COME bassist Johnny B. Frank reflected on the passing of the band's drummer James Kottak. Kottak, who also played with the SCORPIONS for 20 years, died on January 9 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 61 years old. No cause of death...
March 13, 2024
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ELIAS SORIANO: 'It's Time For' NONPOINT To Work On New Full-Length Studio Album

In a new interview with DJ Force X, NONPOINT singer Elias Soriano confirmed that he and his bandmates are working on a full-length studio album after focusing on a series of EPs over the last couple of years. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's been three years since we put out a ful...
March 11, 2024
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Clear Cold Beyond

One of power metal's most ambitious and adventurous bands for the last quarter-of-a-century, SONATA ARCTICA have a sound that is instantly recognizable. More flamboyant than the majority of their peers, the Finns have evolved at a steady pace over ten studio albums, becoming more theatrical, romanti...
March 8, 2024
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ORIANTHI Shares Music Video For 'First Time Blues' Featuring JOE BONAMASSA

Blues rock guitar virtuoso Orianthi wanted to create something special to celebrate her 25th anniversary as a professional musician. The Australian-born, Los Angeles-based Orianthi entered THE DOORS guitarist Robby Krieger's Love Street Sound studio where she wrote, produced and recorded her debut s...
February 25, 2024
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NONPOINT Announces April/May 2024 Tour With (HED) P.E. And DROPOUT KINGS

NONPOINT will embark on "The Million Watts Tour 2024" with (HED) P.E. and DROPOUT KINGS this spring. The trek will kick off on April 11 in Minot, North Dakota at The Original Bar & Nightclub and conclude on May 18 in Lansing, Michigan. Tickets will go on sale today (Friday, February 23) at 10 a....
February 23, 2024
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KEITH ST JOHN Exits KINGDOM COME; Band To Carry On With New Singer And Drummer

Singer Keith St John has announced his departure from KINGDOM COME after a five-year run with the band. St John joined KINGDOM COME in 2018 after original vocalist Lenny Wolf opted not to be involved in the group's reunion alongside drummer James Kottak, guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, and ba...
February 11, 2024
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Watch: WHITESNAKE, ZEBRA, VIXEN, Ex-MEGADETH And SLAUGHTER Members Perform At 2024 'Ronnie Montrose Remembered'

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose was saluted by a stellar lineup of rock musicians whose careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful MONTROSE music at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" on Friday, January 26 at the Grand Theater in Anaheim, California. This celebratory concert, hig...
February 3, 2024
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ORIANTHI Teams With WOODWARD AVENUE RECORDS For 'First Time Blues' Single

Blues rock guitar virtuoso Orianthi wanted to create something special to celebrate her 25th anniversary as a professional musician. The Australian-born, Los Angeles-based Orianthi entered THE DOORS guitarist Robby Krieger's Love Street Sound studio where she wrote, produced and recorded her debut s...
February 2, 2024
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SONATA ARCTICA Shares New Song 'Dark Empath'

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will release a new studio album, titled "Clear Cold Beyond", on March 8, 2024 through Atomic Fire. The LP contains 10 tracks reviving the band's penchant for power metal-esque tunes following their trip to acoustic landscapes during the pandemic. The latest s...
January 26, 2024
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JAMES KOTTAK Had Just Been Through 48-Day Stint In Rehab Facility Before His Death, Says KINGDOM COME Singer

KINGDOM COME singer Keith St. John, who joined the band in 2018 as the replacement for original frontman Lenny Wolf, spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the passing of the group's drummer, James Kottak. Kottak, who was open about his battle with alcoholism, died Tuesday morning...
January 10, 2024
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Original KINGDOM COME Singer LENNY WOLF Pays Tribute To JAMES KOTTAK: 'A Very Lovable, Emotional And Charming Guy'

Original KINGDOM COME singer Lenny Wolf has paid tribute to the band's drummer James Kottak who died on Tuesday (January 9) at the age of 61. In a statement posted on social media, Lenny said: "A very lovable, emotional and charming guy who lived Rock 'n Roll to its fullest in any aspect, and one to...
January 10, 2024
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Former SCORPIONS And KINGDOM COME Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Dead At 61

According to Metal Sludge, veteran rock drummer James Kottak, who is best known for his work with SCORPIONS and KINGDOM COME, has died. He was 61 years old. Kottak's daughter Tobi told TMZ her father passed away Tuesday morning (January 9) in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was born and lived until 1...
January 9, 2024