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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Wishes CHRIS HOLMES 'The Very Best' In His Battle With Cancer

W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless says that he wishes his former bandmate Chris Holmes "the very best" in his battle with cancer. It was announced earlier today that Holmes has been diagnosed with a cancer in throat and neck. As a result, the 63-year-old ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist canceled his appearance a...
February 5, 2022
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THE DOORS: 'Live At The Bowl '68 Special Edition' Coming To Movie Theaters In November

Trafalgar Releasing has announced that on November 4, in celebration of 50 years of THE DOORS' legendary album "L.A. Woman", "The Doors: Live At The Bowl '68 Special Edition" will transform movie theaters worldwide into concert venues giving fans the closest experience to being there live alongside...
September 14, 2021
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Ischemic

An entirely DIY effort from these Canadian miscreants, "Ischemic" is the kind of stripped down and seething sludge record that people seldom seek to make anymore. It probably helps that the whole thing absolutely reeks of claustrophobia and a sense of being helplessly hemmed in: the last year in a g...
April 1, 2021
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Hear ZAKK WYLDE's ZAKK SABBATH Cover BLACK SABBATH's Classic Song 'The Wizard'

This Friday (September 4) will see ZAKK SABBATH, the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE),bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE),release their spectacu...
September 3, 2020
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Vertigo

If we can't continue to celebrate and hail the ageless power and glory of BLACK SABBATH's debut album, then what exactly is the point of being alive? Cynics may roll their eyes at the notion of Zakk Wylde, Blasko and Joey Castillo joining forces again under the ZAKK SABBATH moniker, simply to re-rec...
September 1, 2020
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ZAKK SABBATH: First Look At 'Vertigo' CD/DVD Artbook

Early September will see ZAKK SABBATH, the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE),bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE),release their spectacular tribut...
August 26, 2020
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CHRIS JERICHO Sings A Cappella Version Of QUIET RIOT's 'Metal Health' In Honor Of FRANKIE BANALI (Video)

In honor of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, who passed away earlier this week, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho sang an a cappella version of QUIET RIOT's "Metal Health" during last night's (August 22) episode of "Saturday Night Special", Jericho's weekly live series which airs on his YouTube channel...
August 23, 2020
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Hear ZAKK WYLDE's ZAKK SABBATH Cover BLACK SABBATH's Classic Namesake Song

Early September will see ZAKK SABBATH, the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE),bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE),release their spectacular tribut...
July 2, 2020
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Mother of Red Light

Oh my coagulating Christ, this is nasty. A six-man project from Chicago, METH. have two low-key releases under their belt, but "Mother of Red Light" will be most people's first taste of this band's newly birthed sonic world, and it's one that is likely to linger in the back of the throat, like some...
August 31, 2019
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Films Sequel To Infamous Pool Interview, Says He's Been Sober For More Than 20 Years

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is perhaps best known for the infamous scene in the 1988 movie "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" in which he was interviewed while floating in a swimming pool, fully clothed and visibly quite intoxicated while his mother sat poolsid...
May 4, 2017
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W.A.S.P. Announces 'Re-Idolized: The 25th Anniversary Of The Crimson Idol' European Tour

W.A.S.P. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its classic fifth album, "The Crimson Idol", by releasing a re-recorded version of the LP along with a 50-minute DVD film of the album's story. In addition, the band will perform "The Crimson Idol" in its entirety — on a tour dubbed "Re-Idolized: The 2...
February 27, 2017
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W.A.S.P. Guitarist DOUGLAS BLAIR Bestows His Heart Of Darkness To Horror Icon BARBARA STEELE

On November 11, Douglas Blair of W.A.S.P. and 1960s horror icon Barbara Steele ("Black Sunday", "The Pit And The Pendulum", "Piranha") converged to record her iconic voice for a new song titled "Argo Navis: Heart Of Darkness". The track — composed by Blair, John Anthony and former ACE FREHLEY and cu...
November 26, 2016
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES: Official Live Footage From European Tour

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has uploaded video footage from his recent run of European tour dates. Check out the clipo below. Chris and his wife/manager Cathy-Sarah Holmes are starring in a new reality-show project called "Holmes Sweet Holmes". Twenty episodes have reportedly been filmed,...
November 2, 2016
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W.A.S.P. Guitarist, THERION Singer Perform At SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE Party (Video)

Sweden Rock Magazine held a party at Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm on August 26 to celebrate the release of the magazine's new issue about the 100 greatest hard rock/metal guitarists of all time as voted by the readers. Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) came in at No. 1, followed by Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP P...
August 30, 2016
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Video: Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Performs In Stockholm

Fan-filmed video footage of former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes's January 4 performance at Harry B. James in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below. Holmes's latest album, "Shitting Bricks", was released last year via M & O Music. In an interview with Noisey, Holmes talked about his decision to...
January 10, 2016