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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set Of TONY MARTIN-Era Recordings, 'Anno Domini 1989-1995', To Arrive In May

Rhino has set a May 31 release date for the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Tony Martin-era BLACK SABBATH albums. BLACK SABBATH's history with singers Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio has been chronicled extensively through the years in multiple collections. Until now, no boxed set has focu...
March 21, 2024
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Longtime STYX Bassist RICKY PHILLIPS Announces His Departure

STYX bassist Ricky Phillips has announced his departure from the band after a 21-year run. Earlier today, the 71-year-old musician released the following statement via his social media: "Dear Friends, after touring for 50 years with THE BABYS, BAD ENGLISH, opening for Tina Turner (on the Private Dan...
March 20, 2024
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DEREK SHERINIAN Starts Fresh Post-SONS OF APOLLO With WHOM GODS DESTROY: 'Everyone Is Blown Away By It'

By David E. Gehlke Veteran keyboardist Derek Sherinian has about as good of a resume as any thanks to stints with KISS, Alice Cooper, DREAM THEATER, Billy Idol, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and SONS OF APOLLO. He's also enjoyed a long-running solo career that is dotted with multiple awards, yet when talking...
March 19, 2024
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KANSAS Extends 50th-Anniversary Tour With 23 Dates Added

As a result of brisk ticket sales and numerous sellouts, America's preeminent progressive rock band KANSAS is adding a third and final leg to its 50th-anniversary tour. The "Another Fork in The Road" tour celebrates 50 years of the band's illustrious music history with concerts featuring two full ho...
March 19, 2024
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DANI FILTH On CRADLE OF FILTH's Collaboration With ED SHEERAN: 'People Will Be Surprised By It'

Vocalist Dani Filth of British extreme metal titans CRADLE OF FILTH spoke to Czech Republic's Metalshop about the status of the band's long-awaited collaboration with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Dani said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The thing is [Ed] is obviously one of the bigg...
March 14, 2024
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LEMMY's Ashes To Be Displayed Annually At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

Bloodstock, by arrangement with MOTÖRHEAD management, have announced that our legendary, late, great Lemmy Kilmister will be permanently memorialized at the heavy metal festival. Some of Lemmy's ashes will be housed at Bloodstock — one of only a few places globally — in a unique urn, with the festiv...
March 14, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL Is Not Interested In Writing His Autobiography

In a new interview with Australia's Wall Of Sound, JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was asked if he would follow singer Rob Halford and former guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing in writing his memoir. Hill responded: "No, not really. I mean, like you say, Rob's got two books. Ken wrote a book. I didn't r...
March 5, 2024
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On His Singing: 'My High Notes Are Better Now Than, I Think, They've Ever Been'

During a question-and-answer session aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise, former JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens was asked what he does to take care of his singing voice. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I'm lucky, 'cause the voice is...
March 3, 2024
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RITCHIE BLACKMORE: ABBA Is 'Probably My Favorite Band Of All Time'

During a new question-and-answer session posted on Instagram, legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was asked to name his favorite ABBA song. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There's too many. I love them. They are incredible. Their progressions and it's ju...
March 3, 2024
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RONNIE JAMES DIO 2024 'Rock For Ronnie' Benefit Concert To Be Held In Woodland Hills

The Lou Bredlow Pavilion at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, California is the new site of this year's "Rock For Ronnie" concert in the park fundraising event, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. Set for Sunday afternoon, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the cancer cha...
February 29, 2024
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PETER BALTES On ACCEPT: 'I Felt Like We Were Always Doing The Same Album Or Concept Again And Again, Only With Different Lyrics'

In a new interview with Marko Syrjala of Metal Rules, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. bassist Peter Baltes was asked about the songwriting process in U.D.O. and how it compares to that of ACCEPT. He said: "Everyone is involved in songwriting in U.D.O. It's great because so many different writing st...
February 26, 2024
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Has Already Done Some 'Preliminary' Work On MAMMOTH WVH's Third Album

In a new interview with Ethan Jackson of Topeka's rock radio station KDVV/V100, MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was asked how he spent his time around the holidays and whether he managed to get any writing done for the band's next album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "De...
February 19, 2024
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CRAIG GOLDY Says He Would Be 'A Great Fit' For WHITESNAKE: 'I Love DAVID COVERDALE's Voice'

In a new interview with "The Card King Sports Variety Show", former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy confirmed that he got a call from WHITESNAKE's A&R executive in the late 1980s about joining the David Coverdale-fronted band as the replacement for John Sykes. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
February 18, 2024
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says Everybody In MAMMOTH WVH Gets Along Great: 'I Think Drama Just Isn't Worth It'

In a new interview with Long Island, New York's 94.3 The Shark radio station, Wolfgang Van Halen spoke about the touring lineup of his MAMMOTH WVH solo project, which features Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) on guitar, Jon Jourda...
February 17, 2024
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DEE SNIDER Says 'Something Is Lost' When Bands Rely Too Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Shows

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that "something is lost" when artists enhance their show by relying too heavily on backing tracks during their concerts. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technolo...
February 11, 2024