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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
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VENDED Feat. COREY TAYLOR's And SHAWN CRAHAN's Sons: 'Ded To Me' Single Out Now

VENDED, the band fronted by Griffin Taylor, the son of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, has released a new single, "Ded To Me", ahead of its first-ever European dates. VENDED states about the track: "This song is unforgiving and uncompromising. We are back and better than ever. This is a...
July 15, 2022
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It's Official: ZAKK WYLDE And CHARLIE BENANTE To Tour With PANTERA's Surviving Members

First reported as a rumor by BLABBERMOUTH.NET last night, it has now been confirmed that ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde are the musicians who will join PANTERA's surviving members on a reunion tour. Wylde and Benante, along with singer Philip Anselmo and bassi...
July 14, 2022
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Rumor: PANTERA's 2023 Lineup To Include CHARLIE BENANTE And ZAKK WYLDE

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde are rumored to be the musicians who will join PANTERA's surviving members on a reunion tour in 2023. Although it was announced by Billboard on Wednesday (July 13) that singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown have signed with...
July 14, 2022
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It's Official: PANTERA's Surviving Members To Embark On Reunion Tour In 2023

According to Billboard, PANTERA's surviving members will embark on a reunion tour in 2023. Singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown have signed with Artist Group International to book their North American dates. Dennis Arfa and Peter Pappalardo will be the responsible agents. "We are thrilled to...
July 13, 2022
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New LAST IN LINE EP To Include THE BEATLES Cover

LAST IN LINE drummer Vinny Appice spoke to Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules about the status of the band's third studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We just finished the CD. Chris Collier, who mixes a lot of KORN stuff, he did our albums. He just finished the mix. And it sounds...
July 10, 2022
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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Joins BILLY JOEL For 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' At Detroit's Comerica Park (Video)

DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott joined Billy Joel on stage Saturday night (July 9) at Detroit's Comerica Park to perform his band's 1987 hit "Pour Some Sugar On Me". Joel's performance at the sold-out ballpark, 37,000 strong, took place the night before DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE were scheduled to play t...
July 10, 2022
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Watch WENDY DIO Blow Out Candles For RONNIE JAMES DIO's 80th Birthday

Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10. To celebrate this historic day, the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood hosted "At The Rainbow In The Dark", a special event for Dio family, friends, and fans, this past Thursday, July 7 from 7 p.m. to 9...
July 9, 2022
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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE On Being Open With Her Fans: 'I've Never Really Wanted To Hide Behind Some Veil'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale joined Matt Pinfield for this week's episode of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" show. Lzzy discussed the process of creating HALESTORM's recently released fifth album, "Back From The Dead", during the lockdown, including its difficulties. She told Matt how she wrote...
July 7, 2022
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Next KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album Will Be 'Beaming With Positivity And Hope', Says JESSE LEACH

In a brand new interview with Australia's Heavy, KILLSWITH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach spoke about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, as of right now, I think the big thing that was looming over us was it's been a long time since we sat and w...
June 30, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO's 80th Birthday To Be Celebrated At Special Event At Legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill

Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10. To celebrate this historic day, the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood will host "At The Rainbow In The Dark", a special event for Dio family, friends, and fans, on July 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. PDT. The...
June 28, 2022
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Invaders

Four albums in, and CIVIL WAR are still peppering their press releases with references to SABATON. It makes sense, of course. Founded by two former members of the Swedish heavyweights, and instinctively tethered to the same broad concepts, they have also welcomed former SABATON guitarist Thobbe Engl...
June 14, 2022
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CHUCK WRIGHT Says His Latest Departure From QUIET RIOT 'Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time'

Longtime QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright spoke to Tulsa Music Stream about his latest departure from the band. Last summer, it was announced that Wright would be leaving the group to make way for the return of Rudy Sarzo, who was coming back to QUIET RIOT after an 18-year absence. Asked if he was su...
June 5, 2022