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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says KK'S PRIEST's Second Album Will Be 'A Little Heavier' And 'Edgier' Than 'Sermons Of The Sinner'

In a new interview with Ernest Skinner of Border City Rock Talk, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens spoke about the status of the sophomore album from his new group KK'S PRIEST, in which he is joined by another ex-JUDAS PRIEST member, guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. He said (as transc...
December 8, 2022
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ANTHRAX Cancels BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Appearance Due To 'Logistical Issues'

ANTHRAX has canceled its appearance at next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival due to "logistical issues beyond [the band's] control". The thrash metal veterans were scheduled to perform on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on August 12, 2023. ANTHRAX has been replaced on the Bloodstock Open Air bill...
December 8, 2022
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TWISTED SISTER To Be Inducted Into 'Metal Hall Of Fame' By STEVE VAI And MIKE PORTNOY

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai and ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will induct TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza and late drummer A.J Pero into the Metal Hall Of Fame at the sixth annual charity gala, set to take place January 26, 2023 at The C...
December 7, 2022
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Watch PANTERA Play First Concert In Over 20 Years At Mexico HELL & HEAVEN METAL FEST

PANTERA has just taken the stage at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The show, which marks the band's first live performance in over 20 years, features PANTERA's reformed lineup, consisting of surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY...
December 2, 2022
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'Bowl For Ronnie' Bowling Party's Return Brings In More Than $72,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, made a splashy post-pandemic return by attracting a sell-out crowd well in advance and bringing in over $72,000 for the music-based cancer charity. The November 17 event at PINZ bowling cen...
December 1, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Would 'Never' Rejoin ICED EARTH: 'I've Moved On'

In a new interview with The Shred Shack, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, was asked if he would ever consider rejoining the Jon Schaffer-led outfit if he got the call. He responded (as transcribed by B...
November 29, 2022
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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. DEEN CASTRONOVO, JEFF PILSON And JOEL HOEKSTRA: New Single 'Eagle Flight' Released

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band centered around vocalist/drummer Deen Castronovo, has returned with a new lineup and a new single, "Eagle Flight". Castronovo is joined by new companions, bassist Jeff Pilson and guitarist Joel Hoekstra for REVOLUTION SAINTS 2.0 and "Eagle Flight" is their brand new music...
November 28, 2022
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IAN GILLAN Was 'Disappointed' With 'Final Production Mix' Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'I Threw It Out The Window Of My Car'

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked if it's true that he broke the sole BLACK SABBATH album he appeared on, 1983's "Born Again", when he first got a copy of it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I didn't break it. I threw it out the windo...
November 25, 2022
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GLENN HUGHES Celebrates 25 Years Of Sobriety

Glenn Hughes is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Wednesday, November 23),the 71-year-old former DEEP PURPLE and current THE DEAD DAISIES bassist and vocalist shared an image revealing he has been sober for 25 years, 300 months, 9,132 days or 219,150 hours. He wr...
November 23, 2022
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We Are The Chosen

One of heavy metal's greatest unsung heroes, Leather Leone, always had a voice that could pin you to the wall and slap you about a bit. First heard on cult US metallers CHASTAIN's 1985 debut "Mystery of Illusion", she is a studs 'n' steel powerhouse who shares pioneering DNA with the likes of DORO,...
November 23, 2022
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DOUG ALDRICH Explains Why He Only Has Brief Appearance In DIO Documentary 'Dreamers Never Die'

In a new interview with "The Neil Jones Rock Show" on TotalRock, guitarist Doug Aldrich, who was a member of DIO for a short period between 2002 and 2006, was asked if he has seen "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronn...
November 20, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary 'Dreamers Never Die' To Receive Television Premiere Next Month

"Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, will have its television premiere on Showtime on December 1. It will also be available to stream via the Showtime app. Executive-produced by Dio's widow and longtime...
November 17, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO Gets His Own FUNKO Pop! Figure

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has unveiled another one of its latest artist collaborations: legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. Announced as part of Funko's 2022 Popapalooza (also styled as Pop!apalooza) lineup, the Ronnie James...
November 16, 2022
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Run For Your Life'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Run For Your Life", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "These heavy and doomy riffs are what's closest to my heart and what comes out most natural when I pick up a gu...
November 16, 2022
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SHARON OSBOURNE Calls BRUCE DICKINSON A 'F***ing A**hole', Says He Is 'Jealous' Of OZZY

Sharon Osbourne has blasted Bruce Dickinson as a "fucking asshole" who is "jealous" of Ozzy Osbourne. The IRON MAIDEN singer was involved in a verbal battle with Ozzy's wife and manager more than a decade and a half ago when his band was pelted with eggs, lighters and ice during the final performanc...
November 10, 2022