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New DEEP PURPLE Guitarist SIMON MCBRIDE: 'I've Joined One Of The Most Iconic Rock Bands In The Field'

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of Vinyl Writer Music, Irish guitarist Simon McBride, who recently joined DEEP PURPLE as the permanent replacement for Steve Morse, was asked what sort of emotions he was experiencing when he was asked to become a member of the group. He responded: "It's been an a...
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
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Watch: GEOFF TATE Performs QUEENSRŸCHE Classics In Bochum, Germany

Fan-filmed video of former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate's October 1 concert at Zeche in Bochum, Germany can be seen below. As previously reported, Tate will embark on a U.S. tour in December. The 17-date trek will kick off on December 1 in Cleveland, Ohio and conclude on December 21 in Salt Lake Ci...
October 2, 2022
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CRAIG GOLDY Recalls RONNIE JAMES DIO Buying Him Food As An Act Of Kindness

At the September 20 premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy recounted a story of Ronnie's kindness toward him. Speaking to "The Blairing Out...
October 1, 2022
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RAINBOW's JENS JOHANSSON Compares RITCHIE BLACKMORE To A Cat: 'You Never Know What He's Going To Think'

Ritchie Blackmore introduced a new RAINBOW lineup in 2016 that included singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith, bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT) and backing singers Candice Night and Lady Lynn. The l...
October 1, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Shares Lyric Video For New Single 'Black Sun'

Legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) will release his new album, "Belly Of The Beast", on October 28 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. The official lyric video for the LP's second single, "Black Sun", can be seen below. Turner once again collaborated wi...
September 29, 2022
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TONY IOMMI On RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'He Loved His Fans'

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi was among the attendees at the London premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, which was held Monday night (September 26) at the Curzon Soho Theatre. Speaking to TotalRock on the red carp...
September 27, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO Museum Is 'In The Works', Says WENDY DIO

Ronnie James Dio's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio was asked in a new interview with Radio Forrest if she still has a lot of souvenirs from the late heavy metal singer that would be of interest to longtime fans. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have a lot of stuff that I'v...
September 26, 2022
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Watch: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs In Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fan-filmed video of Joe Lynn Turner's September 24 concert at Jagger in Saint Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE frontman broke with most international artists who canceled their live appearances in Russia in response to the global condemnation against the Kreml...
September 26, 2022
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VINNY APPICE Shares Video From Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die'

Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO) has uploaded video of the invitation-only premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, which was held Tuesday night (September 20) at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif...
September 24, 2022
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From DIO, COVERDALE To HUGHES, THE DEAD DAISIES' DOUG ALDRICH 'Has No Agenda' When Working With Legendary Vocalists

By David E. Gehlke The relaxed, easy-going disposition of Doug Aldrich over Zoom likely matches his approach while in the rehearsal room with the likes of Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale and now Glenn Hughes as part of THE DEAD DAISIES. (Aldrich joked that he's happy to be included in the Ritchie...
September 22, 2022
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VINNY APPICE, JOEY BELLADONNA And CRAIG GOLDY Attend Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die': Photos, Video

An invitation-only premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio was held Tuesday night (September 20) at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Among the musicians who attended the event were Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH,...
September 21, 2022
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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Announces December 2022 U.S. Tour

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will embark on a U.S. tour in December. The 17-date trek will kick off on December 1 in Cleveland, Ohio and conclude on December 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The local/venue presale (if applicable) will start tomorrow (Wednesday, September 21) at 10 a.m. local tim...
September 20, 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