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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Says There Is 'No Rivalry' Between Him And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has once again dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the...
October 2, 2022
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While a solid majority of up 'n' coming UK death metal bands seem to be firmly devoted to the old-school way, there are still plenty of state-of-the-art brutes available too. Scotland's GODEATER may not have registered too strongly on the mainstream metal radar, but despite their lowly DIY status, t...
October 2, 2022
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NEAL SCHON Fires Back At STEVE PERRY In Battle Over JOURNEY Trademarks

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has commented on the legal action taken by the band's former singer Steve Perry against Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain over the trademarks to 20 of the group's biggest songs. Schon and Cain, through their company Freedom JN LLC, own the trademark registrations to ma...
September 21, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Defends His 'Well-Deserved' Opinion Of RAINBOW's Latest Lineup, Says Band's Legacy 'Deserved Much Better'

Former RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner has defended his recent comments about Ritchie Blackmore's decision to go out and perform the band's classic material with a new group of musicians, saying "the RAINBOW legacy deserved much better treatment and respect than it received." Blackmore stepped away f...
September 18, 2022
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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Fires Back At JOE LYNN TURNER Over 'Cheap Imitation' Comments

Ronnie Romero has fired back at Joe Lynn Turner over the disparaging comments the former RAINBOW singer made about the most recent lineup of the band. Earlier this month, Turner slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with...
September 16, 2022
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Watch: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs Rock Classics With Bulgarian Rock Band AXAT

Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner joined the Bulgarian rock band AXAT on stage this past Wednesday (September 14) in Vratsa, Bulgaria to perform several classic songs. Video of his appearance can be seen below. Earlier this month, Turner said that it has been "absolutely liberati...
September 16, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER: RITCHIE BLACKMORE 'Damaged' RAINBOW's Legacy With 'Trainwreck' Reunion

Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner has once again slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group of musicians instead of reforming RAINBOW with a more "authentic" lineup. Blackmore stepped away...
September 14, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER: Ditching The Wig Has Been 'Absolutely Liberating'

Joe Lynn Turner says that it has been "absolutely liberating" to finally drop the hairpiece he has worn since the age of 14 after being diagnosed with alopecia at three years old. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer, who turned 71 last month, went public with his new look on August 25 in a ser...
September 13, 2022
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Watch: BRIAN MAY, SERJ TANKIAN And JEFF SCOTT SOTO Perform QUEEN's 'The Show Must Go On' At STARMUS Festival

Earlier today (Wednesday, September 7),QUEEN guitarist Brian May teamed up with SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, Graham Gouldman and opera singer Montserrat Martí to perform the QUEEN classic "The Show Must Go On" with the Armenian National Orchestra...
September 7, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Thanks Fans For Their Support After His Decision To Ditch His Wig: 'I Could Not Do This Without You'

Joe Lynn Turner has thanked fans for their support following his decision to finally drop the hairpiece he has worn since the age of 14 after being diagnosed with alopecia at three years old. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer, who turned 71 last month, went public with his new look on August...
September 2, 2022
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FRANK HANNON On TESLA's Pandemic-Related Break From Touring: 'It Was A Very Bizarre Time'

In a new interview with Rock Show Critique, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked if he and his bandmates used the coronavirus downtime to stay creative and work on new music, as many other groups did during the same period. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "For us, COVID was an i...
August 30, 2022
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GRAHAM BONNET Praises JOE LYNN TURNER's 'Bravery' For Finally Ditching His Wig: 'You Have Blazed A Trail Today'

Graham Bonnet has praised Joe Lynn Turner for finally deciding to drop the hairpiece he has worn since the age of 14 after being diagnosed with alopecia at three years old. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer, who turned 71 earlier this month, went public with his new look on Thursday (August...
August 26, 2022
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Undergoes Third Eye Surgery

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet recently underwent his third eye surgery after being diagnosed with a detached retina last November. In a new interview with Myglobalmind, he stated about the experience (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When you think of eye surgery, it certainly doesn't seem lik...
August 11, 2022
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GARY MOORE: Official Biography By HARRY SHAPIRO Due In September

Gary Moore delighted entire generations with his passionate guitar playing, from the driving rock of THIN LIZZY in the 1970s to his explorations in subsequent decades of jazz fusion, heavy metal, hard rock, blues rock, and more. Throughout that time, he could be seen on the world's biggest stages, y...
August 4, 2022
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NEAL SCHON Says JOURNEY Trademark Investigation Led To His First Phone Conversation With STEVE PERRY 'In A Long Time'

During an appearance on this past Monday's (July 11) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon spoke in more detail about his renewed friendship with the band's former singer, Steve Perry. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "He likes to keep every...
July 16, 2022