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RONNIE JAMES DIO Museum Is 'In The Works', Says WENDY DIO

Ronnie James Dio's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio was asked in a new interview with Radio Forrest if she still has a lot of souvenirs from the late heavy metal singer that would be of interest to longtime fans. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have a lot of stuff that I'v...
September 26, 2022
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Watch: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs In Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fan-filmed video of Joe Lynn Turner's September 24 concert at Jagger in Saint Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE frontman broke with most international artists who canceled their live appearances in Russia in response to the global condemnation against the Kreml...
September 26, 2022
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STYX Announces January/February 2023 Las Vegas Residency

Legendary multi-platinum rockers STYX will take the Las Vegas stage once again for a five-night engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The shows will be held on January 27 and 28 and February 1, 3 and 4, 2023. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start...
September 26, 2022
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WATAIN Frontman: 'The Metal That Shook My Soul Was Always Written By Liberated Spirits'

In a recent interview with Tinnitus Metal Radio, WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson was asked to elaborate on his previous comment that "metal should be written by people who live metal lives." He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think that, yeah, I don't see metal as a thing that can be p...
September 25, 2022
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VINNY APPICE Shares Video From Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die'

Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO) has uploaded video of the invitation-only premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, which was held Tuesday night (September 20) at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif...
September 24, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On His Time With JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's Shocking That My Era Has Just Been Swept Under The Rug'

In a new interview with the "White Line Fever" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens addressed his recent headline-grabbing comment that he never got a call from his former bandmates about them finally getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Asked if he ever thinks about w...
September 22, 2022
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Seven years might seem like a long time between albums, even for a veteran band like STRATOVARIUS, but the poor Finns had been bashing out albums at an impressive rate and touring relentlessly for 30 years when the sturdy but unremarkable "Eternal" came out in 2015. Second only to HELLOWEEN when it...
September 21, 2022
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VINNY APPICE, JOEY BELLADONNA And CRAIG GOLDY Attend Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die': Photos, Video

An invitation-only premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio was held Tuesday night (September 20) at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Among the musicians who attended the event were Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH,...
September 21, 2022
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SEPULTURA Guitarist's Late Wife To Be Honored At Brazil's PATFEST

Patfest, an event celebrating the life of Patricia Perissinoto Kisser, the late wife of SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, will be held on September 28 at Audio in São Paulo, Brazil. Performing at the event will be some of Patricia's favorite artists, as well as friends. Patfest will raise funds fo...
September 20, 2022
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GUNS N' ROSES To Release 'Use Your Illusion I & II' Box Set Featuring 63 Previously Unreleased Audio Tracks And Videos

UME/Geffen will celebrate GUNS N' ROSES' incredible musical legacy with "Use Your Illusion I & II", the ultimate box set for the band's 1991 multi-platinum releases "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II". Set for release on November 11, "Use Your Illusion I & II" super deluxes feat...
September 20, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Defends His 'Well-Deserved' Opinion Of RAINBOW's Latest Lineup, Says Band's Legacy 'Deserved Much Better'

Former RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner has defended his recent comments about Ritchie Blackmore's decision to go out and perform the band's classic material with a new group of musicians, saying "the RAINBOW legacy deserved much better treatment and respect than it received." Blackmore stepped away f...
September 18, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Members ELLEFSON, YOUNG And POLAND Are 'Not Concerned' About MUSTAINE's Reaction To 'Kings Of Thrash' Tour

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Ach...
September 17, 2022
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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Fires Back At JOE LYNN TURNER Over 'Cheap Imitation' Comments

Ronnie Romero has fired back at Joe Lynn Turner over the disparaging comments the former RAINBOW singer made about the most recent lineup of the band. Earlier this month, Turner slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with...
September 16, 2022
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Watch: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs Rock Classics With Bulgarian Rock Band AXAT

Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner joined the Bulgarian rock band AXAT on stage this past Wednesday (September 14) in Vratsa, Bulgaria to perform several classic songs. Video of his appearance can be seen below. Earlier this month, Turner said that it has been "absolutely liberati...
September 16, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE Officially Welcomes Guitarist SIMON MCBRIDE As Permanent Member

Following the news in July that guitarist Steve Morse will be stepping back from the legendary hard rock band DEEP PURPLE, after more than a quarter of a century, his former bandmates have announced that, after an abundant summer of touring, Simon McBride will join the band permanently. Collectively...
September 16, 2022