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KREATOR To Play Special 1985-1990 Set Aboard 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR will play a very special set aboard this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. Round 11 will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back from January 30 to February 3 on board the Freedom Of The Seas. Earlier today (Thursday, January 26),KREATOR tweeted ou...
January 26, 2023
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JON SCHAFFER Is Continuing To Cooperate With U.S. Capitol Riot Investigators; Next Status Report Due In March

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer, who pleaded guilty nearly two years ago to his role in the Capitol riot, is continuing to cooperate with authorities while on pre-sentencing release. In a status report filed on Tuesday (January 24) in federal court in Washington, D.C., Schaffer's attorney Andrew C...
January 26, 2023
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Vai/Gash

An unexpected treat from the Steve Vai archives, "Vai/Gash" reveals a rarely seen side to the legendary guitarist. Recorded back in 1991, somewhere between "Passion and Warfare" and the Devin Townsend-augmented "Sex and Religion", this 30-minute project was conceived to provide Vai with some suitabl...
January 25, 2023
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At The Heart Of Wintervale

From the very start, TWILIGHT FORCE made it plain that their ambition knew no limits. On the surface, the Swedes were another symphonically inclined power metal band with a hard-on for the exploration of wild, fantasy realms, with additional LARP-ing possibilities for the truly devoted. Even on thei...
January 16, 2023
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TRACII GUNS Explains Decision To Narrate RANDY RHOADS Documentary Despite Late Guitarist's Family's Non-Involvement

L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has explained his decision to narrate last year's "Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon", a documentary about legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads, despite the fact that the Rhoads family was not involved in the making of the film. Earlier today (Friday, January 13)...
January 13, 2023
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JOE LYNN TURNER: 'There's A Lot Wrong, In My Opinion, That's Going On In The United States Right Now'

In a new interview with Metal Godz Radio, former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE frontman Joe Lynn Turner confirmed that his latest solo album, "Belly Of The Beast", is "a lot darker" than his previous efforts. He explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "You know, art is a reflection of life. It's a...
January 12, 2023
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Ex-ICED EARTH Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Was 'Surprised' To See JON SCHAFFER Involved In U.S. Capitol Riot

Former ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that Jon Schaffer will "regret" his role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the group for four years before being fired in December 2007, addressed his time with the band in a new interview wi...
January 10, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Looks Back On HEAR 'N AID's 'Stars': 'If Anybody Had An Ego In There, They Didn't Show It'

In a recent interview with "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless looked back on his involvement with "Stars", the 1985 charity single for famine relief released under the HEAR 'N AID banner. On May 20 and May 21, 1985, 40 artists from the metal community gathered at...
December 16, 2022
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STYX, KIX, EXTREME, WARRANT And GREAT WHITE Among Confirmed Bands For 2023 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

M3 Rock Festival will celebrate its 14th anniversary in 2023 with a full weekend of performances at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 6 and May 7, 2023. This year's M3 Rock Festival is kicking off on Saturday, May 6 with performances from STYX, EXTREME, WINGER, SLAUGHTER, L...
December 13, 2022
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New QUIET RIOT Song Featuring KEVIN DUBROW, FRANKIE BANALI And RUDY SARZO To Arrive On Monday

The official music video for a new QUIET RIOT song called "I Can't Hold On" will make its online debut on Monday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST. The track, which features late QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow and late QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali alongside current QUIET RIOT membe...
December 9, 2022
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JON SCHAFFER's Ex-DEMONS & WIZARDS Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Says ICED EARTH Guitarist 'Deserves Right To Explain His Side'

Hansi Kürsch says that ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer "deserves the right to explain his side", nearly two years after the BLIND GUARDIAN frontman quit their collaborative side project, DEMONS & WIZARDS. Kürsch announced his departure from DEMONS & WIZARDS two weeks after Schaffer was arrested fo...
December 5, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Would 'Never' Rejoin ICED EARTH: 'I've Moved On'

In a new interview with The Shred Shack, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, was asked if he would ever consider rejoining the Jon Schaffer-led outfit if he got the call. He responded (as transcribed by B...
November 29, 2022
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MISFITS Cancel New Year's Eve Concert In Las Vegas

Legendary punk rock band MISFITS has canceled its previously announced New Year's Eve concert at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Earlier today, MISFITS issued the following statement via social media: "It is with regret, that due to an unexpected personal matter, the MISFITS are unabl...
November 22, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER On Challenges Of Pandemic-Era Touring: 'I Don't Know Where We're Gonna End Up With This'

In a new interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) touched upon the fact that inflation and the surplus of shows in the pandemic era has affected sales for most tours, with musicians not only competing with one another f...
November 20, 2022
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DJ ASHBA's 50th-Birthday Party Attended By SEBASTIAN BACH, JAKE E. LEE And PAUL SHORTINO: Photos

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW),Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS) and Paul Shortino (QUIET RIOT, ROUGH CUTT) are among the musicians who attended former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba's 50th-birthday party this past Saturday (November 12) at Ashba Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out photos belo...
November 14, 2022