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DAVID COVERDALE On DINO JELUSICK's Addition To WHITESNAKE: 'What's Wrong With Having Another' Great Singer?

This past July, WHITESNAKE announced that it had enlisted Croatian singer/multi-instrumentalist Dino Jelusick for its upcoming tour. Jelusick is a member of multi-platinum selling band TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and was previously part of DIRTY SHIRLEY (with George Lynch), ANIMAL DRIVE and recorded with many others. Dino has been singing, touring and recording since the age of ...

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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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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Suffered An 'Aortic Aneurysm' During LOUDER THAN LIFE Performance

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner says that he suffered an "aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection" during the band's performance at the Louder Than Life festival. On September 27, one day after PRIEST's appearance in Lousville, Kentucky, the British heavy metal legends announced that they were postponing the remainder of their U.S. tour so that ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Announces February/March 2022 U.S. Tour

Two time-Grammy nominee and blues-rock star Joe Bonamassa has announced a run of shows for early 2022. The 24-date tour across the U.S. is in support of his upcoming album "Time Clocks", which is set to be released on October 29. The dates, which begin February 15, in Orlando, Florida, also feature the return of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Reportedly Underwent 10-Hour Open-Heart Surgery After Heart Attack

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner reportedly underwent a "10-hour open-heart surgery" after suffering a "heart attack" following the band's performance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday (September 26). The British heavy metal legends announced on Monday (September 27) that they were postponing the remainder of their U.S. tour so that ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Releases 'Time Clocks' Single And Music Video

Guitar legend Joe Bonamassa today reveals his stunningly sweeping new single, "Time Clocks". This is the third song taken from his upcoming studio album of the same name, due on October 29 via Provogue (Europe) and J&R Adventures (North America). Joe continues his soul-searching evolution on this beautifully poignant Bonamassa-Kevin Shirley-penned song. At just over ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Undergoes 'Major Emergency Heart Surgery'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner is "stable and resting" after undergoing "major emergency heart surgery." On Monday (September 27), JUDAS PRIEST announced that it was postponing the remainder of its U.S. tour due to "major medical heart condition issues" suffered by Faulkner. Produced by Live Nation, the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" trek kicked off ...

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GLENN HUGHES On Becoming Sober More Than Two Decades Ago: 'I Was Sick And Tired Of Waking Up Sick And Tired'

Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, who has been clean and sober for more than two decades, was asked in a new interview with "The Chuck Schute Podcast" if there was anything someone could have said to him to get him to quit drinking sooner. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Trust me, everybody that loved me ...

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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Album Is 'Sounding Great,' Says MIKE PORTNOY: 'Everything Is Super Strong From Top To Bottom'

During an appearance this past Wednesday (September 22) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ...

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NIGHT RANGER To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of 'Somewhere In California' With First-Ever Vinyl Release

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Somewhere In California", the acclaimed 2011 release by iconic classic rockers NIGHT RANGER, Postseason Records (in conjunction with M-Theory Audio and Record Store Day) will issue the album on vinyl for the first time on Black Friday (November 26). This limited-edition LP — which will be offered on Pacific ...

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WHITESNAKE's Newest Member DINO JELUSICK Explains His Role In Band

This past July, WHITESNAKE announced that it had enlisted Croatian singer/multi-instrumentalist Dino Jelusick for its upcoming tour. Jelusick is a member of multi-platinum selling band TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and was previously part of DIRTY SHIRLEY (with George Lynch), ANIMAL DRIVE and recorded with many others. Dino has been singing, touring and recording since the age of ...

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JERRY CANTRELL And KIM THAYIL Set For 2022 'The Sounds Of Seattle' Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil and original PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen will take part in "The Sounds Of Seattle" Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place February 17-20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Thayil said in a statement: "The past few years have been unusually difficult and at ...

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WHITESNAKE Announces More European 'Farewell' Tour Dates

WHITESNAKE has announced more concerts as part of its upcoming "farewell" tour. The David Coverdale-fronted outfit will be joined by special guests EUROPE across Europe next spring and summer. The trek will kick off on May 27, 2022 in Germany, and continue through June, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Said ...

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THE WINERY DOGS Resume Writing New Material

THE WINERY DOGS have regrouped in Los Angeles to resume writing material for their long-awaited third album. Earlier today (Thursday, August 26), guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen shared a new photo of him, drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist Billy Sheehan, and he included the following message: "The DOGS are back in town on national dog day none ...

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Rockers React To CHARLIE WATTS's Death

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Rob Zombie are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of THE ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts. Watts's death was confirmed by his publicist Bernard Doherty, who said in a statement: "It is ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE's Video For Remixed Version of 'All In The Name Of Love' From Deluxe Edition Of 'Restless Heart'

In the wake of WHITESNAKE's massive global success, the band's founder and lead singer, David Coverdale, set out to record his third solo album in 1995. However, the plan was derailed when pressure from his record label forced him to change course and release "Restless Heart" under the DAVID COVERDALE & WHITESNAKE moniker. Despite the ...

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DIMEBAG Guitar Designer BUDDY 'BLAZE' WEBSTER Dies

Buddy "Blaze" Webster, the instrument designer who alleged that he hadn't been paid for sales of the late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's classic "Dean From Hell" guitar, which he said he helped create, died over the weekend. No cause for his death has been revealed. In April 2017, Webster filed a lawsuit against Armadillo ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Release 'Like No Other' Short Film

THE DEAD DAISIES have released an inspiring new short film, "Like No Other". Joining the band on the road for three weeks, a journalist and videographer captured shows across the U.S. for the first time since the global pandemic stood the music industry on its head. Every night the band did what they do best: ...

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WENDY DIO Explains Why She Wanted To Detail RONNIE JAMES DIO's Fallout With VIVIAN CAMPBELL In Singer's Autobiography

Wendy Dio says that she doesn't think there ever would have been a reconciliation between Ronnie James Dio and Vivian Campbell if the legendary heavy metal singer was still alive. Ronnie, Vivian, drummer Vinny Appice and bassist Jimmy Bain collaborated on the first three DIO albums — 1983's "Holy Diver", 1984's "The Last In Line" ...

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