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CRAIG GOLDY Says He Would Be 'A Great Fit' For WHITESNAKE: 'I Love DAVID COVERDALE's Voice'

In a new interview with "The Card King Sports Variety Show", former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy confirmed that he got a call from WHITESNAKE's A&R executive in the late 1980s about joining the David Coverdale-fronted band as the replacement for John Sykes. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
February 18, 2024
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Live Forever'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Live Forever", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "This song is truly about how you can stand up for yourself while still being someone who cares for others. I...
February 18, 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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BIFF BYFORD Still Enjoys Touring With SAXON After Nearly Five Decades

During an appearance on the January 29 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he still enjoys all the traveling that he has to do as a member of an internationally touring rock band. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah, I t...
February 8, 2024
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You Can Jam With Members Of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE OFFSPRING And 311 At April 2024 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp'

Are you ready to turn your rock 'n' roll dreams into reality? Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place April 18-21, 2024 in Los Angeles, where you will get to jam with Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman from THE OFFSPR...
February 8, 2024
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GARY MOORE Fans Launch Crowdfunding Appeal For Statue Campaign

Fans behind the campaign to erect a statue of guitar legend Gary Moore in his native city of Belfast have launched an online crowdfunding appeal on the 13th anniversary of the star's passing in 2011. The Wild Frontier Memorial Project has been raising money via tribute gigs in Dublin and Belfast but...
February 6, 2024
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Watch: TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Kicks Off Texas Solo Tour In Laredo

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens kicked off his four-date solo tour of Texas, "Tim Rips Through Texas 2024", on February 1 at Average Joe's in Laredo. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. In a recent interview with Poland's Pełna Kulturka, Owens was...
February 4, 2024
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ROB HALFORD: OZZY OSBOURNE 'Deserves' To Be Knighted By KING CHARLES

JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford says that legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne should be knighted for his contributions to the music industry. Speaking to Classic Rock, Halford said: "If one person deserves a knighthood, it's Ozzy Osbourne. Just for the joy he's given people over the years." A...
January 27, 2024
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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'It's Hard To Replace Somebody Like' ROB HALFORD

At this past Wednesday night's (January 24) Metal Hall Of Fame gala at the Delta Marriott Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California, former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens was asked by The Metal Voice if he thinks the two albums that he has done with KK'S PRIEST so far would have been "a total...
January 27, 2024
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GREAT WHITE's MARK KENDALL Talks New Music: 'I've Been Writing Like Crazy'

In a new interview with Ernest Skinner of Canada's Border City Rock Talk, GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall confirmed that is still working on new music with Brett Carlisle, who was officially named the band's new vocalist in October 2022. Brett joined the group as the replacement for Andrew Freema...
January 25, 2024
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'American Idol' Finalist JAMES DURBIN Shares 'Hallows' Song From Upcoming 'Screaming Steel' Album

Powerhouse vocalist James Durbin has shared a new track, "Hallows", from his upcoming heavy metal opus "Screaming Steel", due out February 16 via Frontiers Music Srl under the DURBIN banner. The track is accompanied by a new music video. On the new track "Hallows", James had this to say: "'Hallows'...
January 24, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Says His New Song Was Originally Written For THE THREE TREMORS Project With ROB HALFORD And GEOFF TATE

In a new interview with Gareth Williams of Australia's Wall Of Sound, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson revealed that the song "Shadow Of The Gods" from his upcoming solo album "The Mandrake Project" was originally composed specifically for the proposed THE THREE TREMORS project, also featuring JUD...
January 18, 2024
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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. DEEN CASTRONOVO, JEFF PILSON And JOEL HOEKSTRA: 'Changing My Mind' Music Video Released

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band led by JOURNEY vocalist/drummer Deen Castronovo, will release a new album, "Against The Winds", on February 9, 2024 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up 2023's "Eagle Flight" sees Castronovo once again joined by fellow rockers bassist Jeff Pilson (known for his work wit...
January 18, 2024
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Watch: JAMES KOTTAK Remembered As 'Humble Man' By Community In His Original Hometown Of Louisville

WHAS-TV, a television station in Louisville, Kentucky, has uploaded a three-minute video report on the passing of former SCORPIONS and KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak, who was born and lived in the city until 1987. Kottak died on January 9 in Louisville. He was 61 years old. No cause of death has...
January 17, 2024
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Rattle The Cage

As he approaches his 77th birthday, David "Rock" Feinstein has no intention of growing old gracefully or quietly. THE RODS have been a low-key but undeniable presence in metal since 1980, and while the New Yorkers have never scored major commercial success, their music has always been thrillingly di...
January 16, 2024