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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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STEVE VAI Announces Spring 2023 European Tour

Steve Vai has announced a return to Europe for planned appearances in March through May. The second leg of European dates on the "Inviolate" world tour will begin in Lisbon, Portugal on March 24. The itinerary will bring Vai through Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria...
January 18, 2023
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Ex-ICED EARTH Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Was 'Surprised' To See JON SCHAFFER Involved In U.S. Capitol Riot

Former ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that Jon Schaffer will "regret" his role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the group for four years before being fired in December 2007, addressed his time with the band in a new interview wi...
January 10, 2023
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JOE LYNN TURNER On Still Singing At 71: 'Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're A Wine Or A Cheese'

In an interview with Sysi Media conducted at this past summer's Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland, legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, Yngwie Malmsteen) was asked about still recording and performing at the age of 71. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A...
December 29, 2022
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MUSE Frontman MATT BELLAMY Reveals Appreciation For YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Got Into' His Music 'In The Early '90s'

In a new interview with Classic Rock magazine, MUSE frontman Matt Bellamy revealed an appreciation for Yngwie Malmsteen after Classic Rock's Amit Sharma pointed out that a lick in the MUSE song "You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween" sounds like something the legendary Swedish guitarist might play. "...
December 12, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Would 'Never' Rejoin ICED EARTH: 'I've Moved On'

In a new interview with The Shred Shack, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, was asked if he would ever consider rejoining the Jon Schaffer-led outfit if he got the call. He responded (as transcribed by B...
November 29, 2022
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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of W.A.S.P.'s AQUILES PRIESTER Performing At Nashville Concert

Drum-cam video of W.A.S.P.'s Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester performing with his bandmates on November 23 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee can be seen below. Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. in September 2017 at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Id...
November 26, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER On Challenges Of Pandemic-Era Touring: 'I Don't Know Where We're Gonna End Up With This'

In a new interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) touched upon the fact that inflation and the surplus of shows in the pandemic era has affected sales for most tours, with musicians not only competing with one another f...
November 20, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Blasts KISS For Allegedly Using Backing Tracks: 'All It's Doing Is Destroying Your Legacy'

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of Metal Castle, legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked for his thoughts on his contemporaries using backing tracks in the live setting. He said: "I think it's become too much. I understand some groups need...
November 17, 2022
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KEEL, STEELER, RON KEEL BAND And Others To Perform At KEELFEST 2

Keelfest 2, featuring headliners KEEL, RON KEEL BAND and a tribute to/reunion of 1980s metal band STEELER, is set to take place March 18 in Nashville as the Saturday night afterparty concert for the 2023 ROCKNPOD expo. The event will take place at Bowie's, Nashville's premiere downtown venue for nat...
November 17, 2022
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Run For Your Life'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Run For Your Life", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "These heavy and doomy riffs are what's closest to my heart and what comes out most natural when I pick up a gu...
November 16, 2022
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STEVE VAI To Release 'Vai/Gash' Album In January

Steve Vai and Favored Nations/Mascot Label Group have announced the release of "Vai/Gash" digitally and on CD January 27, 2023. The vinyl album release will follow on February 24. Today, they present "In The Wind" which can be previewed below. Vai comments: "This record was written and recorded in...
November 10, 2022
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CANDLEMASS's MATS BJÖRKMAN Says 'Door Is Open' For Future Guest Appearances From Ex-Singer MESSIAH MARCOLIN

Former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin and longtime CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman joined Canadian metallers ANVIL on stage on October 27 at the Slaktkyrkan venue in Stockholm, Sweden, to perform the classic ANVIL song "Metal On Metal". Messiah told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It's the first t...
November 4, 2022
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Ex-CANDLEMASS Singer MESSIAH MARCOLIN And CANDLEMASS Guitarist MATS BJÖRKMAN Share Stage For First Time In 16 Years

Former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin and longtime CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman joined Canadian metallers ANVIL on stage this past Thursday (October 27) at the Slaktkyrkan venue in Stockholm, Sweden to perform the classic ANVIL song "Metal On Metal". Fan-filmed video and photos of...
October 28, 2022
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STEVE VAI: 'Property From The Archives Of Steve Vai' Auction Coming In November

Julien's Auctions, the auction house to the stars, proudly presents "Property From The Archives Of Steve Vai", an exclusive presentation honoring the legendary three-time Grammy Award-winning rock maestro, guitar pioneer, renowned axe-slinger for David Lee Roth, WHITESNAKE and Frank Zappa and collab...
October 28, 2022