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WINGER's 'Meticulously Produced And Recorded' New Album Will Include 'A Pretty Big Surprise'

In a new interview with Sam Wall, WINGER guitarist John Roth spoke about the band's recently recorded seventh studio album. He said: "It'll be out on Frontiers [Music Srl] in May or June; we don't have a release date yet. [There's] 12 songs on the album. One song's a pretty big surprise. "To me at l...
January 26, 2023
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The Elektra Albums

Despite being regularly derailed by one of the most fractious relationships in music history, DOKKEN hold a special place in the heart of every '80s-obsessed metalhead. Immortalized via one particularly effusive endorsement during the legendary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" documentary ("Heavy metal def...
January 25, 2023
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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE: 'It's Frustrating To See Mankind Is Doing The Same Mistakes Again And Again'

In a brand new interview with the French SCORPIONS fan club Crazyscorps, the band's lead singer Klaus Meine spoke about the lyrical inspiration for the recent SCORPIONS song "When Tomorrow Comes" in which he appears to be "angry about mankind." Asked if feels that humanity is on the brink of extinct...
January 23, 2023
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Watch ACCEPT Perform In Barcelona During January/February 2023 European Tour

Fan-filmed video of ACCEPT's January 22 concert at Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Zombie Apocalypse 02. Symphony Of Pain 03. Restless And Wild 04. London Leatherboys 05. The Abyss 06. No Shelter 07. Overnight Sensation 08. Demon's Night / Sta...
January 23, 2023
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QUEENSRŸCHE's WILTON And LA TORRE Say Touring With JUDAS PRIEST Was 'Seamless': It Was 'Really Awesome'

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and singer Todd La Torre spoke to Pete Pardo of Sea Of Tranquility about the band's recent North American tours as the support act for JUDAS PRIEST. Michael said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "JUDAS PRIEST was one of my influences when I was [in my] late...
January 15, 2023
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TONY HARNELL Wants To Get New TNT Songs Out This Year

Norwegian hard rock band TNT, which recently reunited with American singer Tony Harnell, has scheduled the following dates this spring and summer: Jun 07 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden Jun. 22 - Steinkjer Festivalen - Steinkjer, Norway Jun. 23 - Tons Of Rock - Oslo, Norway Jul. 12 - Tys...
January 10, 2023
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KINGDOM COME's JAMES KOTTAK Says He Recently 'Jacked' His Left Hip Up When 'He Tripped And Fell On The Pavement'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he "really jacked" his left up last fall when he "tripped and fell on the pavement." The 60-year-old musician, who missed some of KINGDOM COME's shows in September because he was dealing with "health issues", discussed his late...
January 9, 2023
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WOLF HOFFMANN Says ACCEPT Has No Plans To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of 'Balls To The Wall' Album

In a new interview with Made In Metal, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked if there are any plans for him and his bandmates to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic album "Balls To The Wall". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've always stayed away from it in the p...
January 7, 2023
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Breaks Down Iconic Guitar Solo In 'Fast As A Shark' (Video)

In the three-minute video below, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann takes fans through the iconic twin-guitar solo in the band's classic song "Fast As A Shark". In a 2018 interview with the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, Wolf spoke about ACCEPT's mindset while creating "Fast As A Shark", considered by some...
January 3, 2023
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Talks His Vocal Performance: 'I Don't Think I Sound Like Anybody' Else

In a new interview with Heavy New York, former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens reflected on his vocal performance on the debut album from WINTERS BANE, "Heart Of A Killer", which was released in 1993, three years before he joined PRIEST as the replacement for Rob Halford. He sa...
January 3, 2023
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ERIK GRÖNWALL Admits He Was 'Scared' Before Performing With SKID ROW For First Time

New SKID ROW singer Erik Grönwall, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021, spoke to Australia's Metal-Roos about how his cancer battle affected his outlook on his music career, particularly as it relates to the passion that he puts into his vocal performance. He said (as t...
December 30, 2022
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Ex-MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE Pays Tribute To LEMMY On Seventh Anniversary Of His Death

Former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has paid tribute to the band's frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister on the seventh anniversary of his death. Earlier today (Wednesday, December 28),Mikkey took to his social media to write: "It's now been 7 years since Lemmy moved on. Time goes by so fast. "I have been...
December 28, 2022
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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Talks SKID ROW's Gamble On Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL: 'We Knew We Were Taking A Big Chance'

By David E. Gehlke Lost in the never-ending SKID ROW reunion chatter with you-know-who is the fact that "The Gang's All Here", the band's recent studio album with new Swedish vocalist Erik Grönwall, is pretty strong. SKID ROW was wise to hook up with noted producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has deftly t...
December 23, 2022
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New SKID ROW Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL 'Has Brought A New Energy' To The Band Which Had Been 'Missing For A Long Time'

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan says that the band's new frontman Erik Grönwall "has brought a new energy" to the group which had been "missing for a long time." Grönwall joined SKID ROW in January as the replacement for ZP Theart, who had been in the group for more than six years. SKID ROW played its...
December 14, 2022
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KINGDOM COME Singer Says JAMES KOTTAK Has Been Dealing With 'Health Issues' For Past Two Years: 'He's On A Break'

KINGDOM COME singer Keith St. John, who joined the band in 2018 as the replacement for original frontman Lenny Wolf, spoke to the "Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged" podcast about the reformed group's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've got live dates right now...
December 13, 2022