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VIVIAN CAMPBELL Says He Hasn't Heard Good Reports About DIO 'Holy Diver' Remix, Questions Decision To Release LP Outtakes

DIO's classic debut album, 1983's "Holy Diver", was reissued last month as "Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition" via Rhino. The four-CD boxed set comes with two versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the origi...
August 7, 2022
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LAST IN LINE's VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Covering THE BEATLES' 'A Day In The Life': 'It Was A Pretty Ambitious Song To Take On'

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (August 3) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell spoke about the band's upcoming EP, "A Day In The Life", which will arrive on November 11 via earMUSIC. The effort is numbered and limited to 3,000 c...
August 6, 2022
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VINNY APPICE Admits It Was 'Risky' Remixing DIO's 'Holy Diver': 'When You Mess With A Classic, You're Taking A Chance'

DIO's classic debut album, 1983's "Holy Diver", was reissued last month as "Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition" via Rhino. The four-CD boxed set comes with two versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the origi...
August 6, 2022
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Longtime Cigarette Smoker TODD LA TORRE Explains How He Is Able To Hit All The High Notes In QUEENSRŸCHE Songs

On a recent episode of the "Talk Louder" podcast, hosted by veteran music journalist "Metal Dave" Glessner and lifelong hard rock/metal vocalist Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS),QUEENSRŸCHE's Todd La Torre discussed how the fact that he is a longtime cigarette smoker has — or has not — affected his...
August 3, 2022
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LAST IN LINE Releases Cover Of THE BEATLES' 'A Day In The Life'

LAST IN LINE will release a new EP, "A Day In The Life", on November 11 via earMUSIC. The effort is numbered and limited to 3,000 copies worldwide. To kick things off, the title track, which is described in a press release as "one of the heaviest versions" of THE BEATLES classic "ever recorded," has...
July 29, 2022
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CHARLIE BENANTE And ZAKK WYLDE Defend PANTERA 'Reunion', Say Plan Is To Make It Sound As Close To Original As Possible

Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante have opened up about their participation in the upcoming PANTERA tour. Two weeks ago, it was reported that Wylde and Benante, along with PANTERA's surviving members, singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, will tour as PANTERA, headlining a number of major festiva...
July 28, 2022
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WENDY DIO Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Was 'An Experiment': 'I Don't Wanna Do It Again'

Ronnie James Dio's former wife and longtime manager Wendy Dio says that the hologram of the legendary metal singer was an "experiment" that received a mixed response from the Ronnie fans. Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The singer's hologram was created by a company called Eye...
July 28, 2022
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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Recalls 'Surprising' And 'Funny' Encounters With Her Musical Heroes

In a new interview with the FM99 WNOR radio station, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale recounted some of her experiences meeting her musical heroes. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've never had a really bad experience meeting any of my heroes. Sometimes it was a little surprising. Non...
July 23, 2022
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LAST IN LINE Teases New Music

LAST IN LINE will release a new song on Friday, July 29. A preview of the track is available below. Earlier this month, LAST IN LINE drummer Vinny Appice told Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules that the band had just completed work on its third studio album. He said: "Chris Collier, who mixes a lot of KO...
July 22, 2022
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Official RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die' To Be Released At The End Of The Summer

Ronnie James Dio's wife and longtime manager Wendy Dio spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the status of "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the legendary rock icon, which received its world premiere this past Mar...
July 20, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says He 'Never' Got A Call From JUDAS PRIEST About Upcoming ROCK HALL Induction

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that he never got a call from his former bandmates about them finally getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Owens joined PRIEST in 1996 after being discovered when the band's drummer was given a videotape of him performing with the PRIES...
July 18, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO 'Got Spat On' And 'Booed' When He First Replaced OZZY OSBOURNE In BLACK SABBATH

Ronnie James Dio replaced Ozzy Osbourne in BLACK SABBATH in 1980, recording the "Heaven And Hell" and "Mob Rules" albums, plus "Live Evil", before leaving in 1982. He rejoined the group 10 years later for an album called "Dehumanizer", and again teamed with the group under the HEAVEN & HELL bann...
July 18, 2022
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VINNY APPICE On The Legacy Of DIO's 'Holy Diver': 'The Word 'Can't' Wasn't In The Vocabulary'

By David E. Gehlke Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 on July 10. It was a date recently recognized by the people in charge of his legacy, specifically, his wife/manager Wendy and former bandmates, who, aside from the unnecessary sparring between DIO DISCIPLES and LAST IN LINE, seem to all be ali...
July 18, 2022
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ZAKK WYLDE Says He Is 'Beyond Honored' To Take Part In Upcoming PANTERA Tour: 'It's A Celebration'

Zakk Wylde says that he is "beyond honored" to take part in the upcoming PANTERA tour. This past week, it was reported that Wylde and ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante, along with PANTERA's surviving members, singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, will tour as PANTERA, headlining a number of maj...
July 17, 2022
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Singer RAY WEST On His Short-Lived Collaboration With GEORGE LYNCH: 'I Gave' It 'A Shot And It Didn't Work Out'

Singer Ray West (SPREAD EAGLE) says that his collaboration with George Lynch in GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM "didn't work out." West played two shows with the former DOKKEN guitarist — on July 8 in Saginaw, Michigan and on July 9 in in Woodhaven, Michigan — before the 67-year-old axeman pul...
July 16, 2022