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MATT SORUM Wanted To 'Put The Spirit Of LEMMY' Into His Vocal Performance On KINGS OF CHAOS Single 'Judgement Day'

Matt Sorum, the Grammy-winning drummer of GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER, spoke to AXS TV about "Judgement Day", the new single and video from his all-star musical collective KINGS OF CHAOS. The track is a scorching rocker that was performed and co-written by Sorum and his VELVET REVOLVER bandmat...
October 28, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Shares Music Video For 'Tortured Soul'

Legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) has just released his new album, "Belly Of The Beast", via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. The official music video for the LP's third single, "Tortured Soul", can be seen below. Turner shares: "Today, October 28, 2022...
October 28, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST, PANTERA And RAINBOW Members Join Forces In New Metal Supergroup ELEGANT WEAPONS

Guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST),bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN),drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) have joined forces in a new band called ELEGANT WEAPONS. ELEGANT WEAPONS' debut album, "Horns For A Halo", was produced by Andy Sneap and will arri...
October 25, 2022
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TOBIAS SAMMET Says RONNIE JAMES DIO's Singing Was 'Out Of This World'

In a new interview with Rocksverige, AVANTASIA leader and EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet was asked which singer, alive or dead, is his absolute favorite. He responded: "That's a very difficult question. It depends on the phases I go through, but it's probably be Ronnie James Dio [BLACK SABBATH, RAINBO...
October 24, 2022
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CRAIG GOLDY Was 'Surprised' By How Many Times He Appeared In RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary

Former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy has told Rockin' Metal Revival in a new interview that he thought the "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, was done really well. "Me and my fiancée were there [at the Los...
October 24, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Explains Why He Still Wears His Wig While Performing Classic Songs

Joe Lynn Turner says that says that he has found a new sense of "freedom" 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 in August, went public with...
October 24, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, BOB DAISLEY, TONY MACALPINE, Others To Be Featured On 'Metal Hall Of Fame All Stars' CD

The Metal Hall Of Fame has announced the upcoming release from the "Metal Hall Of Fame All Stars", a collaboration of musicians joining together to support the Metal Hall Of Fame's mission of preserving hard rock and heavy metal music for future generations. "Attack Of The Witch" and "Apocalypse" ar...
October 18, 2022
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Watch: TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And SIMON WRIGHT Perform RONNIE JAMES DIO And JUDAS PRIEST Classics At METAL GODS Tour Kickoff

METAL GODS, described as the ultimate ode to JUDAS PRIEST and DIO featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, KK'S PRIEST) and Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO),kicked off its Australian tour last night (Friday, October 14) in Brisbane. The METAL GODS band also features the talents of James Mor...
October 15, 2022
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Watch: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs RAINBOW And DEEP PURPLE Classics In Russia

Fan-filmed video of Joe Lynn Turner's entire September 24 concert at Jagger in Saint Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. Death Alley Driver (RAINBOW) 02. Hush (DEEP PURPLE) 03. I Surrender (RAINBOW) 04. Perfect Strangers (DEEP PURPLE) 05. Man On Silver Mountain (RAINBOW) 06. Ca...
October 13, 2022
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DAVID LEE ROTH Shares Newly Recorded Version Of 'You Really Got Me'

David Lee Roth has shared a new solo version of THE KINKS classic "You Really Got Me", a track which was famously covered by VAN HALEN for that band's 1978 self-titled debut album. The new recording, like the previously released "Dance The Night Away", "Panama" and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", was la...
October 13, 2022
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WENDY DIO Sets Record Straight: RONNIE And I Never Got Divorced

In a new interview with Sakis Fragos of Rock Hard Greece, Wendy Dio, widow and longtime manager of Ronnie James Dio, said that she never got divorced from the legendary heavy metal singer, despite Internet rumors to the contrary. "I never was divorced," she clarified (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH....
October 10, 2022
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STRATOVARIUS's JENS JOHANSSON Brushes Off TIMO TOLKKI Reunion Talk: 'You Can't Turn Back Time'

By David E. Gehlke One of the measures by which metal keyboardists are judged, Jens Johansson is well beyond his days of playing underneath his keyboard stand with Yngwie Malmsteen or serving as a finalist for Kevin Moore's open spot in DREAM THEATER. The Swedish Johansson has since settled into his...
October 10, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Says ROGER WATERS 'Is Still Fighting The Good Fight'

Joe Lynn Turner has once again defended Roger Waters, saying the former PINK FLOYD member is "still fighting the good fight." The 79-year-old British musician has taken controversial positions on a number of foreign policy issues recently, including the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. His remar...
October 6, 2022
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Watch ARCH ENEMY Perform in Birmingham During Fall 2022 'European Siege' Tour

Fan-filmed video of ARCH ENEMY's October 1 concert at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England can be seen below (courtesy of Bernd J. Schuster's YouTube channel). ARCH ENEMY's 11th studio album, "Deceivers", arrived in August via Century Media Records. The band played the first show of its "The North Amer...
October 5, 2022
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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