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Watch: ANDREW FREEMAN Steps In For JACK RUSSELL At JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Concert

Due to "health" reasons, former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell sat out the June 8 concert by his current band JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE at the Feather Falls Casino & Lodge in Oroville, California. He was replaced at the gig by Andrew Freeman, a member of LAST IN LINE who fronted GREAT WHITE fo...
June 13, 2024
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DOUG ALDRICH Recalls Getting 'Kind Of Booted' Out Of RONNIE JAMES DIO's House By The Legendary Singer

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", former DIO and WHITESNAKE guitarist Doug Aldrich was asked if he was part of the DIO lineup that opened for IRON MAIDEN on a U.S. tour more than two decades ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBER...
June 10, 2024
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TESTAMENT Announces Remastered Versions Of 'The Legacy' And 'The New Order'

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal pioneers TESTAMENT have announced an explosive celebration of the band's enduring legacy and their influential presence in the thrash metal scene. On July 12, TESTAMENT will release the remastered versions of their seminal albums "The Legacy" and "The New Order" b...
June 7, 2024
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DIO: 'The Complete Donington Collection' Due In July

On July 19, 2024, Niji Entertainment and BMG will release "The Complete Donington Collection", a limited-edition five-LP box set housing DIO's classic Castle Donington '83 and Castle Donington '87 performances at the Monsters Of Rock festival in the U.K., both on two-LP 180-gram vinyl with an etchin...
June 7, 2024
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JACK RUSSELL To Miss JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Concert For 'Health' Reasons; ANDREW FREEMAN To Step In

Due to "health" reasons, former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell will sit out the June 8 concert by his current band JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE at the Feather Falls Casino & Lodge in Oroville, California. He will be replaced at the gig by Andrew Freeman, a member of LAST IN LINE who fronted GREAT...
June 6, 2024
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VINNY APPICE On Importance Of Not Burning Bridges In Music Industry: 'You've Gotta Be Part Of A Team'

In a new interview with the Percussion Discussion Podcast, legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE) addressed host Matty Roberts's comment that Vinny has a "signature style and sound" which as kept him "in solid employment" for the last few decades. Appice...
June 2, 2024
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TONY MARTIN Explains Why 'The Eternal Idol' Album Is Missing From BLACK SABBATH 'Anno Domini 1989-1995' Box Set

In a new interview with Phil Aston of Now Spinning magazine, former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin spoke about the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era SABBATH recordings, which was made available on May 31 via Rhino. Asked how it feels to know that these albums are now available agai...
June 1, 2024
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WARRANT's ROBERT MASON On Touring Lifestyle: 'The Travel Is The Only Part That Can Get On Our Nerves'

In a new interview with Larry Mac of the 96.1 KLPX radio station, WARRANT singer Robert Mason spoke about the challenges of the touring lifestyle, particularly since much of WARRANT's schedule nowadays consists of fly-in dates. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The travel is the...
May 28, 2024
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TONY IOMMI Still Wants To Remix BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'There Are Some Great Songs On That Album'

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (May 22) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Tony Iommi once again spoke about his plans to remix BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again" album for future release. Issued in August 1983, "Born Again" was the only album SABBATH recorded with lead...
May 25, 2024
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New QUEENSRŸCHE Book 'Roads To Madness: The Touring History Of Queensrÿche (1981-1997)' Now Available

"Roads To Madness: The Touring History Of Queensrÿche (1981-1997)" is now available, and can be purchased directly through the publisher, NW Metalworx Music, at this location. An oversized coffee-table book featuring almost 600 full-color pages of detail on all the concerts played by QUEENSRŸCHE's o...
May 23, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Interviewed By BRIAN POSEHN At 'Filling The Void' Event In Colorado: Video, Photos

On May 22, Geezer Butler was joined by comedian Brian Posehn at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado for a night of discussion with BLACK SABBATH's legendary bassist about his book, "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", life, and career, for an event billed as "Filling The...
May 23, 2024
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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Forbidden" can be seen below. "Forbidden" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31 via Rhino. BLACK SABBATH's history with sin...
May 22, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Reflects On Classic Albums From AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW And JUDAS PRIEST

Qobuz has shared a new 12-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson discusses some of his favorite classic rock and heavy metal albums. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). AC/DC - "Powerage" (1978) Bruce: "It's AC/DC — what can I say? — with [singer] Bon Scott....
May 21, 2024
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ANTHRAX Singer JOEY BELLADONNA Launches Tribute Band To RONNIE JAMES DIO

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has launched a tribute band to Ronnie James Dio. The new group will play four shows in Florida in August, performing music from DIO, BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW. The dates are as follows: August 15 - Captain Hiram's - Sebastian, FL August 16 - Piper's Pub - Pompano Beach...
May 18, 2024
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GEEZER BUTLER's Autobiography 'Into The Void' To Be Released In Trade Paperback

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler's autobiography "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", will be released in trade paperback on June 18, 2024 via HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books. Countless esteemed publications praised "Into The Void" when it was first made available in...
May 16, 2024