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RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS Project Will 'Surprise' People, Says RONNIE ROMERO

In a new interview with Pete Pardo of Sea Of Tranquility, singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) spoke about ELEGANT WEAPONS, his new project featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST). Ronnie said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's something Richie [brought] to the table a couple of...
January 28, 2023
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JEFF YOUNG And DAVID ELLEFSON 'Couldn't Care Less' About DAVE MUSTAINE's Reaction To KINGS OF THRASH

KINGS OF THRASH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar),  will release a live CD/DVD package called "Best Of The West…Live At The Whisky A Go Go" on March 24 via Cleopatra Records. The 17-song set, featuring performances of MEGADETH's classi...
January 28, 2023
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YES Keyboard Legend RICK WAKEMAN Announces March/April 2023 U.S. Tour

Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman CBE is pleased to announce that he will return to the USA in March and April 2023 with his latest tour "An Evening With Rick Wakeman: His Music And Stories", starting Wednesday, March 15 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. "It's always so enjoyable playing in America," Wakema...
January 26, 2023
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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Says It Was 'Wonderful' Performing With K.K. DOWNING At ROCK HALL Induction

In a new interview with Sonic Perspectives contributor Robert Cavuoto, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked what it was like reuniting with original PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing for a performance at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony last November. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH....
January 25, 2023
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Raised On Heavy Radio

Having sung with Ritchie Blackmore 's RAINBOW to great acclaim and, more recently, taken on the frontman role with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, Ronnie Romero could reasonably claim to have little to prove at this point. Fortunately, the Chilean has a voracious appetite for doing what he does best. A sequ...
January 25, 2023
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BLACKIE LAWLESS Reflects On W.A.S.P.'s First U.S. Tour In 10 Years: 'I've Never Wanted Something Not To End So Badly Before'

W.A.S.P. wrapped up its first U.S. tour in 10 years with a sold-out show on December 11 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. This marked the 18th sold-out shows for the U.S. tour, which kicked off in late October. W.A.S.P.'s performances included the return of the band's classic song "Animal (Fuck Like a...
January 25, 2023
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YES's Complete ATLANTIC RECORDS Catalog Acquired By WARNER

Warner Music Group's global catalog division has announced the acquisition of the recorded music rights and income streams from YES's Atlantic Records-era catalog. More than 50 years after the British group's debut, YES remains one of the most successful, respected, and influential rock bands of all...
January 23, 2023
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MIKE TRAMP Announces Dates For 'Songs Of White Lion' May 2023 U.S. Tour

Former WHITE LION frontman Mike Tramp will embark on an extensive U.S. tour in May 2023. "The Songs Of White Lion" trek, which was originally supposed to take place in April/May 2020, will see Tramp performing all the WHITE LION hits, including "When The Children Cry", "Little Fighter", "Wait", "Lad...
January 23, 2023
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JOE LYNN TURNER Defends His Controversial Views: 'The Difference Between Conspiracy And The Truth Is About Six Months'

In a new interview with Dave Spuria of The Real Music Observer, former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE frontman Joe Lynn Turner spoke about how some people — including unspecified media outlets — have supposedly criticized him over some of the comments he has made while promoting his latest solo album, "Bel...
January 21, 2023
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Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE Shares Drum Cover Of 'Postmortem' As Part Of 'Big Four' Series

Drummer Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, ANTHRAX) has uploaded the latest in his "Big Four" drum-cover series: SLAYER's "Postmortem". The clip, which can be seen below, follows his previously released videos for METALLICA's "Damage, Inc.", SLAYER's "Killing Fields", METALLICA's "Blackened", ANTHRAX's "...
January 21, 2023
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YES Keyboard Legend RICK WAKEMAN To Release New Concept Album 'A Gallery Of The Imagination'

Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman will release his new concept album, "A Gallery Of The Imagination", on February 24, 2023 on Madfish Music. The initial idea for "A Gallery Of The Imagination" stems from Rick's first piano teacher, Mrs Symes, with whom he studied from the age five until his time at the R...
January 20, 2023
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PANTERA Announces Summer 2023 North American Tour With LAMB OF GOD

PANTERA, one of the most successful and influential bands in heavy metal history, will be touring North America this summer with LAMB OF GOD as special guests. One of the most anticipated tours of 2023, this celebration tour includes surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) joi...
January 20, 2023
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DAVID ELLEFSON: 'I Never Saw THE LUCID Coming'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who recently collaborated with INSANE CLOWN POSSE's Violent J on the "Saddle Up And Ride" single from his THE LUCID project, was asked in a new interview with The Travel Addict if there is anyone he would still like to collaborate or play with. He responded: "...
January 19, 2023
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RICHIE FAULKNER Recruits URIAH HEEP And ACCEPT Members For ELEGANT WEAPONS Touring Band

ELEGANT WEAPONS, the new band featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG),will make its live debut this spring. The group, which is rounded out by Dave Rimmer (URIAH HEEP) on bass and Christopher Williams (ACCEPT) on drums, has announced the following...
January 18, 2023
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GENE SIMMONS Praises ABBA's 'Undeniable Songwriting'

Gene Simmons has praised the Swedish pop quartet ABBA for its "undeniable songwriting". The KISS bassist/vocalist expressed his appreciation for ABBA, which recently launched a virtual "ABBA Voyage" concert series in London, while discussing the 10 albums that changed his life with Goldmine magazine...
January 18, 2023