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Watch: SCORPIONS Dedicate 'Send Me An Angel' To JAMES KOTTAK At Las Vegas Concert

SCORPIONS dedicated the song "Send Me An Angel" to their late drummer James Kottak during the opening concert of their Las Vegas residency on April 11 at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Prior to launching into the track, frontman Klaus Meine told the crowd: "We shared the stag...
April 19, 2024
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JEFF PILSON's Advice For Working Musicians: 'Be Passionate, Be Dedicated And Listen To Your Instincts'

In a new interview with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA, former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked what piece of advice he would give to a working musician in 2024. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, for one thing, you...
April 18, 2024
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SCORPIONS: JAMES KOTTAK 'Was A Fantastic Person'

During an appearance on the April 12 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker commented on the recent passing of the band's longtime drummer James Kottak. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "James was a fantastic person. We called him the...
April 17, 2024
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Watch: MEGADETH Performs Three-Song Acoustic Set Outside Buenos Aires Hotel

MEGADETH surprised fans in Argentina earlier today (Tuesday, April 16) by performing a three-song acoustic set outside Hotel Madero in Buenos Aires. Fan-filmed video of guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, bassist James LoMenzo, guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari and drummer Dirk Verbeuren playing "Trust", "An...
April 16, 2024
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VINNY APPICE Reflects On His Brief Stint As VERIZON Employee: 'I'm Definitely A Computer Nerd'

In a new interview with "The Double Stop With Brian Sword" podcast, legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE) reflected on the time in the late 1990s when he briefly worked for the American telecommunications conglomerate Verizon. He said (as transcribed by...
April 15, 2024
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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Headless Cross' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Headless Cross" can be seen below. "Headless Cross" 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 histor...
April 11, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER To Be Interviewed By BRIAN POSEHN At 'Filling The Void' Event In Colorado

One of the most revealing metal autobiographies of recent times was certainly Geezer Butler's popular "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond". And many Colorado-based rockers are sure to flock to the Gothic Theatre on May 22 in Englewood, for a night of discussion with BLACK SABBAT...
April 8, 2024
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AARON STAINTHORPE Discusses MY DYING BRIDE's Career In Doom: 'We Often Do Things That Aren't Radio-Friendly'

By David E. Gehlke Save for a brief, originally suspect but now appreciated sojourn into experimental territory via 1998's "34.788%... Complete", venerable U.K. doom lords MY DYING BRIDE have never strayed too far from their miserable, dreary origins. It's an approach that has served them well over...
April 3, 2024
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GREAT WHITE's MICHAEL LARDIE Praises New Singer BRETT CARLISLE: 'With His Vocal Range, We Can Do Pretty Much Anything'

In a new interview with Robert Miguel of Uvalde Radio Rocks, GREAT WHITE rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Michael Lardie confirmed that he and his bandmates are working on material for the follow-up to 2017's "Full Circle" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's time. It's been ab...
April 1, 2024
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See Official Unboxing Video For BLACK SABBATH's Box Set Of TONY MARTIN-Era Recordings, 'Anno Domini 1989-1995'

An official unboxing video for the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Tony Martin-era BLACK SABBATH albums can be seen below. BLACK SABBATH's history with singers Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio has been chronicled extensively through the years in multiple collections. Until now, no boxed set...
March 28, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set Of TONY MARTIN-Era Recordings, 'Anno Domini 1989-1995', To Arrive In May

Rhino has set a May 31 release date for the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Tony Martin-era BLACK SABBATH albums. BLACK SABBATH's history with singers Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio has been chronicled extensively through the years in multiple collections. Until now, no boxed set has focu...
March 21, 2024
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DEREK SHERINIAN Starts Fresh Post-SONS OF APOLLO With WHOM GODS DESTROY: 'Everyone Is Blown Away By It'

By David E. Gehlke Veteran keyboardist Derek Sherinian has about as good of a resume as any thanks to stints with KISS, Alice Cooper, DREAM THEATER, Billy Idol, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and SONS OF APOLLO. He's also enjoyed a long-running solo career that is dotted with multiple awards, yet when talking...
March 19, 2024
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New Lineup Of KINGDOM COME Performs Live For First Time (Video)

The new lineup of KINGDOM COME — featuring original guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, and bassist Johnny B. Frank, along with the band's latest additions, vocalist Ezekiel "Zeke" Kaplan and drummer Matt Muckle — played its first two shows on March 15 at The Lamp Theater in Irwin, Pennsylvania a...
March 17, 2024
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FOREIGNER/Ex-DOKKEN Bassist JEFF PILSON Hopes To Release His Yoga Book In 2025

In a new interview with Scott Itter of Dr. Music, former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked if he has ever given any thought to writing a book. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yes, I've thought about that. My analysis is kind of, like, I don't know if I'm...
March 14, 2024
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LEMMY's Ashes To Be Displayed Annually At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

Bloodstock, by arrangement with MOTÖRHEAD management, have announced that our legendary, late, great Lemmy Kilmister will be permanently memorialized at the heavy metal festival. Some of Lemmy's ashes will be housed at Bloodstock — one of only a few places globally — in a unique urn, with the festiv...
March 14, 2024