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RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS Project Will 'Surprise' People, Says RONNIE ROMERO

In a new interview with Pete Pardo of Sea Of Tranquility, singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) spoke about ELEGANT WEAPONS, his new project featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST). Ronnie said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's something Richie [brought] to the table a couple of...
January 28, 2023
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Liv Jagrell has always been a formidable presence. First emerging 20 years ago as frontwoman with the perennially excellent SISTER SIN, the Swedish singer oozed heavy metal integrity from the start. Since going it alone — albeit with the DIO-like caveat that LIV SIN is a band, not just a solo vehicl...
January 25, 2023
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DEE SNIDER Explains His Comments About ROBERT PLANT: 'You Can't Put Me And Him In The Same Category'

Dee Snider, the outspoken frontman for TWISTED SISTER, was asked in a new interview with the "Sally Steele Rocks!" show if he ever regrets some of the "spur-of-the-moment" comments he has made about various other celebrities and public figures on social media. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBER...
January 22, 2023
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LAST IN LINE Announces Third Album, 'Jericho'

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring frontman Andrew Freeman, bassist Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE),and original DIO members Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) and Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH) — will release its third studio album, "Jericho", on March 31 via earMUSIC. To kick things off, the first tra...
January 20, 2023
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RICHIE FAULKNER Recruits URIAH HEEP And ACCEPT Members For ELEGANT WEAPONS Touring Band

ELEGANT WEAPONS, the new band featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG),will make its live debut this spring. The group, which is rounded out by Dave Rimmer (URIAH HEEP) on bass and Christopher Williams (ACCEPT) on drums, has announced the following...
January 18, 2023
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QUEENSRŸCHE's WILTON And LA TORRE Say Touring With JUDAS PRIEST Was 'Seamless': It Was 'Really Awesome'

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and singer Todd La Torre spoke to Pete Pardo of Sea Of Tranquility about the band's recent North American tours as the support act for JUDAS PRIEST. Michael said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "JUDAS PRIEST was one of my influences when I was [in my] late...
January 15, 2023
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TRACII GUNS Explains Decision To Narrate RANDY RHOADS Documentary Despite Late Guitarist's Family's Non-Involvement

L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has explained his decision to narrate last year's "Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon", a documentary about legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads, despite the fact that the Rhoads family was not involved in the making of the film. Earlier today (Friday, January 13)...
January 13, 2023
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GUS G., MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO And ROWAN ROBERTSON ATo Join Forces For 'Electric Guitarlands' European Tour

Gus G., Michael Angelo Batio, Rowan Robertson and Andy Martongelli will team up for the "Electric Guitarlands" European tour this spring. Each concert will be a fantastic musical evening with four of the best guitarists in the world of rock music, performing for more than two hours of entertainment....
January 12, 2023
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DEATH ANGEL's MARK OSEGUEDA On JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'He's My Biggest Inspiration'

In a new interview with Czech Republic's Backstage TV, DEATH ANGEL singer Mark Osegueda spoke about his appreciation for British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "JUDAS PRIEST is my favorite heavy metal band of all time. When you say heavy metal, they a...
January 10, 2023
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Ex-ICED EARTH Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Was 'Surprised' To See JON SCHAFFER Involved In U.S. Capitol Riot

Former ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that Jon Schaffer will "regret" his role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the group for four years before being fired in December 2007, addressed his time with the band in a new interview wi...
January 10, 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
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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. DEEN CASTRONOVO, JEFF PILSON And JOEL HOEKSTRA: New Single 'Need Each Other' Released

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring vocalist/drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Jeff Pilson and guitarist Joel Hoekstra, has released the official music video for its new single, "Need Each Other". Check it out below. REVOLUTION SAINTS was initially put together by Serafino Perugino, president and h...
January 6, 2023
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TODD LA TORRE On DEE SNIDER's 'Frontman' Debate: 'DIO And PLANT Didn't Have To Run Around Doing Jumps, Spinning Mic Stands, Or Anything Else'

QUEENSRŸCHE's Todd La Torre has publicly disagreed with TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider on the issue of what makes great "frontmen" in rock. Snider ignited the debate late last month on Twitter, after a fan's reply to a tweet that praised Ronnie James Dio as the second-greatest frontman in rock followin...
January 5, 2023
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GENE SIMMONS Says It's 'A Crime' That OZZY OSBOURNE Didn't Place Higher On ROLLING STONE's '200 Greatest Singers' List

Gene Simmons has blasted Rolling Stone magazine for placing Ozzy Osbourne at No. 112 on its list of the 200 greatest singers of all time. The updated list, which began in 2008, ranges from Aretha Franklin to Rosalía and other artists known for standout singing. This time around, the list excludes po...
January 5, 2023
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DEE SNIDER On Why DIO And PLANT Are Not Great Frontmen: They Are Amazing Singers 'But They Are Not Performers'

Dee Snider says that Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio are great singers but are "not performers". The TWISTED SISTER vocalist broached the subject while commemorating what would have been late drummer Cozy Powell's (RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) 75th birthday late last month. After calling Powell a "rock...
January 4, 2023