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GRIM REAPER's Founding Guitarist NICK BOWCOTT Pays Tribute To STEVE GRIMMETT: 'Your Voice Will Always Live On'

GRIM REAPER's founding guitarist Nick Bowcott has paid tribute to the band's singer Steve Grimmett who died on Monday (August 15) at the age of 62. Last night, Bowcott took to his Instagram to write: "STEVE GRIMMETT (Aug 19th, 1959 - Aug 15th, 2022): REST IN PEACE, MATE. REST IN PEACE... "This heart...
August 16, 2022
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JEFF BECK Announces Fall 2022 U.S. Tour

Jeff Beck will tour the U.S. this fall in support of the newly released, highly anticipated musical collaboration with Johnny Depp, "18". The tour will kick off on September 23 in Del Valle, Texas, where Beck will share the bill for the first six shows with longtime musical friends ZZ TOP. Beck will...
August 15, 2022
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TONY IOMMI Explains GEEZER BUTLER's Absence From BLACK SABBATH's Commonwealth Games Performance

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed why Geezer Butler didn't perform at the closing ceremony of this year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. On August 8, Iommi and BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne reunited in their original hometown of Birmingham, England to perform the band's classic...
August 15, 2022
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Animalistic

Looking back, it's remarkable how many classic hard rock artists' legendary albums were released in rapid succession. The first six KISS studio records were issued over a span of just 40 months; "Paranoid" came out only seven months after BLACK SABBATH's debut, with "Master of Reality" following a s...
August 12, 2022
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WENDY DIO Is In Talks With Producers To Remix DIO's 'The Last In Line'

DIO's classic debut album, 1983's "Holy Diver", was reissued last month as "Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition" via Rhino. The four-CD boxed set comes with two versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the origi...
August 12, 2022
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DIO: 'Donington '83' And 'Donington '87' To Be Re-Released In September

On September 23, Niji Entertainment and BMG will re-release two legendary live performances from DIO at the Castle Donington festival in the United Kingdom. "Donington '83" captures the original DIO lineup on the "Holy Diver" tour and captures a young, hungry band three months after the release of t...
August 11, 2022
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TESLA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Time To Rock!'

TESLA has released the official music video for the band's new single, "Time To Rock!". Check it out below. Last month, TESLA vocalist Jeff Keith told "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about "Time To Rock!": "We've been playing it live since June 11th when we played our home show here in Sacramento. So we p...
August 9, 2022
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Watch: OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI Reunite To Play BLACK SABBATH Classic At Closing Of 2022 'Commonwealth Games'

BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi reunited earlier today (Monday, August 8) in their original hometown of Birmingham, England to perform the band's classic song "Paranoid" — preceded by a truncated version of "Iron Man" — at the closing of the city's Commonwealth Games. The...
August 8, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON On Tour With JEFF YOUNG And CHRIS POLAND: 'This Is A Celebration, Not A Retaliation'

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Ach...
August 7, 2022
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL Says He Hasn't Heard Good Reports About DIO 'Holy Diver' Remix, Questions Decision To Release LP Outtakes

DIO's classic debut album, 1983's "Holy Diver", was reissued last month as "Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition" via Rhino. The four-CD boxed set comes with two versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the origi...
August 7, 2022
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Why Hasn't KISS's TOMMY THAYER Released A Solo Album? He Responds

In a new interview with Noise11.com, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer was asked why he hasn't yet released a solo album. He laughed and responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I don't know. That's a good question. These days I don't know if people are really interested that much in buying...
August 7, 2022
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LAST IN LINE's VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Covering THE BEATLES' 'A Day In The Life': 'It Was A Pretty Ambitious Song To Take On'

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (August 3) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell spoke about the band's upcoming EP, "A Day In The Life", which will arrive on November 11 via earMUSIC. The effort is numbered and limited to 3,000 c...
August 6, 2022
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VINNY APPICE Admits It Was 'Risky' Remixing DIO's 'Holy Diver': 'When You Mess With A Classic, You're Taking A Chance'

DIO's classic debut album, 1983's "Holy Diver", was reissued last month as "Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition" via Rhino. The four-CD boxed set comes with two versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the origi...
August 6, 2022
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TESLA Releases New Single 'Time To Rock!'

TESLA has released a new single, "Time To Rock!". The official music video for the song, which can be streamed below, will make its online debut on Tuesday, August 9. Last month, TESLA vocalist Jeff Keith told "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about "Time To Rock!": "We've been playing it live since June 11...
August 5, 2022
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TOMMY THAYER: 'I Don't Know If I'll Ever Be In Another Band' After KISS Plays Its Last Concert

In a new interview with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer was asked if he will continue to play music once the band completes its ongoing "End Of The Road" farewell tour. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Of course. I don't know if I'll ever be i...
August 3, 2022