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ROB HALFORD: OZZY OSBOURNE 'Deserves' To Be Knighted By KING CHARLES

JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford says that legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne should be knighted for his contributions to the music industry. Speaking to Classic Rock, Halford said: "If one person deserves a knighthood, it's Ozzy Osbourne. Just for the joy he's given people over the years." A...
January 27, 2024
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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'It's Hard To Replace Somebody Like' ROB HALFORD

At this past Wednesday night's (January 24) Metal Hall Of Fame gala at the Delta Marriott Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California, former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens was asked by The Metal Voice if he thinks the two albums that he has done with KK'S PRIEST so far would have been "a total...
January 27, 2024
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GREAT WHITE's MARK KENDALL Talks New Music: 'I've Been Writing Like Crazy'

In a new interview with Ernest Skinner of Canada's Border City Rock Talk, GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall confirmed that is still working on new music with Brett Carlisle, who was officially named the band's new vocalist in October 2022. Brett joined the group as the replacement for Andrew Freema...
January 25, 2024
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'American Idol' Finalist JAMES DURBIN Shares 'Hallows' Song From Upcoming 'Screaming Steel' Album

Powerhouse vocalist James Durbin has shared a new track, "Hallows", from his upcoming heavy metal opus "Screaming Steel", due out February 16 via Frontiers Music Srl under the DURBIN banner. The track is accompanied by a new music video. On the new track "Hallows", James had this to say: "'Hallows'...
January 24, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Says His New Song Was Originally Written For THE THREE TREMORS Project With ROB HALFORD And GEOFF TATE

In a new interview with Gareth Williams of Australia's Wall Of Sound, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson revealed that the song "Shadow Of The Gods" from his upcoming solo album "The Mandrake Project" was originally composed specifically for the proposed THE THREE TREMORS project, also featuring JUD...
January 18, 2024
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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. DEEN CASTRONOVO, JEFF PILSON And JOEL HOEKSTRA: 'Changing My Mind' Music Video Released

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band led by JOURNEY vocalist/drummer Deen Castronovo, will release a new album, "Against The Winds", on February 9, 2024 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up 2023's "Eagle Flight" sees Castronovo once again joined by fellow rockers bassist Jeff Pilson (known for his work wit...
January 18, 2024
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Watch: JAMES KOTTAK Remembered As 'Humble Man' By Community In His Original Hometown Of Louisville

WHAS-TV, a television station in Louisville, Kentucky, has uploaded a three-minute video report on the passing of former SCORPIONS and KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak, who was born and lived in the city until 1987. Kottak died on January 9 in Louisville. He was 61 years old. No cause of death has...
January 17, 2024
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Rattle The Cage

As he approaches his 77th birthday, David "Rock" Feinstein has no intention of growing old gracefully or quietly. THE RODS have been a low-key but undeniable presence in metal since 1980, and while the New Yorkers have never scored major commercial success, their music has always been thrillingly di...
January 16, 2024
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DORO PESCH Explains How She Lost Rights To WARLOCK Band Name For More Than 20 Years

During an appearance on recent episode of the "That Metal Interview" podcast, German metal queen Doro Pesch explained how she got the rights back to the name of her early band WARLOCK more than a decade ago after previously losing a legal battle with the band's former manager. The singer, who has re...
January 15, 2024
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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'I'm Living My Dream. I Am A Full-Time, Professional Heavy Metal Singer.'

In a new interview with Metalheads Forever, former IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley spoke about the inspiration for his solo song "Pull Yourself Up", which appears on his 2021 album "War Within Me". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I had a motorcycle accident, and the guy doing the phys...
January 15, 2024
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL: 'I'm A Very, Very Physical' Guitar 'Player Because Of My Influences'

In a new interview with Sweetwater, former DIO and current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell was asked what it was about Gary Moore's playing style that was such a huge influence on his own guitar-playing approach. Vivian responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The intensity. He just wa...
January 11, 2024
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JAMES KOTTAK Had Just Been Through 48-Day Stint In Rehab Facility Before His Death, Says KINGDOM COME Singer

KINGDOM COME singer Keith St. John, who joined the band in 2018 as the replacement for original frontman Lenny Wolf, spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the passing of the group's drummer, James Kottak. Kottak, who was open about his battle with alcoholism, died Tuesday morning...
January 10, 2024
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Original KINGDOM COME Singer LENNY WOLF Pays Tribute To JAMES KOTTAK: 'A Very Lovable, Emotional And Charming Guy'

Original KINGDOM COME singer Lenny Wolf has paid tribute to the band's drummer James Kottak who died on Tuesday (January 9) at the age of 61. In a statement posted on social media, Lenny said: "A very lovable, emotional and charming guy who lived Rock 'n Roll to its fullest in any aspect, and one to...
January 10, 2024
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SCORPIONS: JAMES KOTTAK Was 'A Wonderful Human Being, A Great Musician And Loving Family Man'

German hard rock legends SCORPIONS have commented on the passing of their longtime drummer James Kottak, calling the American musician "a wonderful human being" and a "loving family man". Earlier today (Tuesday, January 9),the band released the following statement via social media: "Very sad news.....
January 9, 2024
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Former SCORPIONS And KINGDOM COME Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Dead At 61

According to Metal Sludge, veteran rock drummer James Kottak, who is best known for his work with SCORPIONS and KINGDOM COME, has died. He was 61 years old. Kottak's daughter Tobi told TMZ her father passed away Tuesday morning (January 9) in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was born and lived until 1...
January 9, 2024