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LED ZEPPELIN: 'Every Album, Every Song' Book Out Now

Sonicbond Publishing has released "Led Zeppelin: Every Album, Every Song" from Steve Pilkington. Think about LED ZEPPELIN and the image coming to mind would be of the band straddling the world as the archetypal "rock gods", defining the 1970s like no other artist did. Dig deeper though, and there's a lot more to ZEPPELIN than ...

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ROB HALFORD Says He Also Received Bullet Containing LEMMY's Ashes

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has confirmed to the "SpeedFreaks" radio show that he was one of several people who received a bullet from late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister as a personal gift. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When Lemmy passed away, I had this beautiful opportunity to speak at his memorial. We ...

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Watch FRANKIE BANALI's Funeral Service

A public funeral service for QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was held on Monday, November 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. The entire event was livestreamed to the public and a playback is available for viewing below. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played ...

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Late QUIET RIOT Drummer FRANKIE BANALI: A Video Tribute

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has shared a six-and-half-minute video tribute to the band's late drummer Frankie Banali, who died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. You can watch it below. As previously reported, a public funeral service for Banali — who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on ...

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Watch VANDENBERG's New Lineup Perform Live For First Time

VANDENBERG's new lineup made its live debut last night (Friday, November 12) at the Planet Rockstock festival in Trecco Bay, South Wales, United Kingdom. Video footage of the concert can be seen below. Last month, VANDENBERG recruited Mats Levén as its new lead singer. The powerhouse Swedish vocalist is known for his work with Yngwie ...

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SLASH, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MARTY FRIEDMAN, GEORGE LYNCH, Others To Guest On LESLIE WEST Tribute Album

Leslie West passed away on December 23, 2020. Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group has announced the release of "Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West" on March 25 in celebration of the guitarist. Friends, and many whom were influenced by the loved West, have contributed to this special release. Amongst those who performed are Dee ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says GUNS N' ROSES Once Considered Recording Cover Of MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Stick To Your Guns'

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation L.A. Invasion", Nikki Sixx discussed the fact that GUNS N' ROSES apparently once considered recording a cover version of the early MÖTLEY CRÜE song "Stick To Your Guns". The CRÜE bassist said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "After we took them out on tour, and they first put ...

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TOBIAS FORGE: How Punk Music Influenced GHOST

GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge spoke to Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" show about the influence of punk rock on his band's musical and lyrical approach. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "If you get the best of punk rock 1977 to 1980, a lot of those 'hits' are the sort of music ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's MATT TUCK Says New Album's Heavier Direction Came About Naturally

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck talked to Australia's Heavy about the band's new, self-titled studio album, which will arrive on November 5. The follow-up to 2018's "Gravity" was written beginning in September 2019 with longtime producer Carl Bown, who co-produced the band's 2015 album, "Venom", and produced and mixed "Gravity". Speaking ...

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METAL HALL OF FAME Launches All-Star Charity Single

Top musicians and producers throughout the industry are joining forces with the Metal Hall Of Fame to launch the "Metal Hall Of Fame All-Stars", a charity CD to help bring free music programs to special needs children isolated by the COVID lockdown. The first single from the "Metal Hall Of Fame All Stars" charity CD ...

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MATT TUCK Says BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Already Has Six New Songs 'Ready To Go' Following Completion Of Self-Titled Album

Welsh metallers BULLET  FOR MY VALENTINE will release their new, self-titled studio album on November 5. The follow-up to 2018's "Gravity" was previously described by frontman Matt Tuck as "brutal, heavy and technical" as well as "more visceral and passionate than it's ever been." Asked by the "Everblack" podcast how the switch to a more aggressive ...

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FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, VOLBEAT, HATEBREED Members Mourn Passing Of Music Industry Veteran SCOTT KOENIG

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter and Monte Conner, the music industry veteran who signed FEAR FACTORY to Roadrunner Records, are among the notable figures who have paid tribute to Scott Koenig, former manager of BIOHAZARD and FEAR FACTORY, who died last Thursday (October 7) after a battle with COVID-19. He was ...

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VANDENBERG Parts Ways With Singer RONNIE ROMERO, Recruits Former CANDLEMASS Frontman MATS LEVÉN

VANDENBERG has recruited Mats Levén as its new lead singer. The powerhouse Swedish vocalist is known for his work with Yngwie Malmsteen, CANDLEMASS and tours with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, among many other bands. To celebrate this new coming together, they have announced their only show of 2021 with the new lineup at the Planet Rockstock festival ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rainbow Veins'

Welsh metallers BULLET  FOR MY VALENTINE  have released the official music video for their current single "Rainbow Veins". Arguably their most stunning yet, this new music video completes a collection of visceral and instinctive clips honed by creative director Fiona Garden. Garden and BULLET  FOR MY VALENTINE singer/guitarist Matt Tuck worked closely and intensely across all accompanying ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Shares New Song 'Rainbow Veins'

"Rainbow Veins", a new song from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's seventh, self-titled studio album, which will arrive on November 5. "Bullet For My Valentine" follows the success of the band's last album, 2018's "Gravity", which saw the metal juggernauts' catalog surpass one ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Photo Book From ROSS HALFIN Coming In December

Rufus Publications and Ross Halfin have announced a new, limited-edition book, "Ritchie Blackmore By Ross Halfin", featuring hundreds of unseen images from Ross's extensive library. Blackmore, from DEEP PURPLE through to RAINBOW and now BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, is one of our most influential guitarists and Ross started photographing him and RAINBOW from 1980 onwards. This new ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's New Album Pushed Back To November

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have pushed back the release date of their seventh, self-titled studio album to November 5 from the previously announced October 22. The band announced the delay in a social media post earlier today (Monday, September 20). "Unfortunately due to COVID related manufacturing delays, we have no choice but to ...

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