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Lordiversity - LORDI

You will probably need to set a whole day aside to listen to the new LORDI album. 78 songs deep and four hours and 44 minutes long — well, let's just say that this is one for the diehard fans. The premise is all important, of course: LORDI's last album, 2020's "Killection", purported to be ...

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QUIET RIOT's Longtime Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Releases Video For His Cover Of BJÖRK's 'Army Of Me'

Chuck Wright, longtime bassist for multi-platinum rockers QUIET RIOT, has released the first single from his upcoming solo album, "Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky". A hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk's 1995 hit "Army Of Me", it is accompanied by a video that represents Wright's exploration into disorder and parallels with the recent chaotic state of world ...

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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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Watch RUDY SARZO Play His First Show Back With QUIET RIOT

Rudy Sarzo played his first show as the returning bassist for veteran rockers QUIET RIOT last night (Saturday, November 6) at The Groove Music Hall in Thornburg, Virginia. Joining him in the group's current lineup are guitarist Alex Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl and drummer Johnny Kelly. Fan-filmed video footage of the Thornburg concert can be ...

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RANDY RHOADS: New Video Of Gravesite Posted Online

A new video tour (filmed on October 24, 2021) of late OZZY OSBOURNE/QUIET RIOT guitarist Randy Rhoads's gravesite at the Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery in San Bernardino, California is available below (courtesy of registered YouTube user "Desperate Cry Cover Sepultura Rehearsal 1993"). People reportedly travel from around the world, as far as Japan and ...

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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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KREATOR To Release 20th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Violent Revolution' With Bonus Tracks

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR will re-release their 2001 masterpiece "Violent Revolution" for its 20th anniversary. Due on January 21, 2022 through Nuclear Blast Records, it will include a huge selection of assorted live bootleg recordings, grouped together under the name "Bootleg Revolution". The 20th-anniversary edition of "Violent Revolution" will be available on various formats, ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Official Coloring Book Coming In December

The latest addition to the ever-expanding range from U.K. independent publisher Rock N' Roll Colouring is the first official coloring book from IRON MAIDEN, one of heavy metal's most iconic, influential and enduring bands. Featuring iconic artwork and instantly recognizable images all printed on high-quality paper in a square format fully endorsed and officially licenced, ...

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Watch MISFITS Perform At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Legendary punk rock band MISFITS headlined the Aftershock festival last night (Saturday, October 9) in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The initial comeback performance by MISFITS members Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein took place at the 2016 Riot Fest. The estranged bandmates played together ...

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IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: 22 Songs Recorded For Debut Album

Former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece recently joined forces in a new band called IRON ALLIES. Also involved with the project are bassist Donnie Van Stavern (RIOT) and drummer Francesco Jovino (U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, VOODOO CIRCLE, JORN). Reece, who is promoting his upcoming solo album "Blacklist Utopia", discussed his collaboration with Frank during ...

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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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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says His Collaboration With DAVID ELLEFSON Is 'On Hold' In Wake Of Sex Video Scandal

Jeff Scott Soto says that his project with David Ellefson is "on hold" while the former MEGADETH bassist is working through the fallout from his sex video scandal. This past March, Soto and Ellefson announced that they had been collaborating on some new material under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. The ELLEFSON-SOTO version of the RIOT classic ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer PAUL SHORTINO Rails Against Vaccine Mandates: 'We're Swinging The Pendulum Close To Marxism'

Former QUIET RIOT and current ROUGH CUTT singer Paul Shortino has railed against the federal and local vaccine mandates that have been implemented across the U.S. over the past few weeks. The 68-year-old Shortino, who frequently "likes" tweets that amplify Republican talking points and that are derogatory to Democrats, discussed his stance on the issue ...

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