January 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

PETER STEELE Biography Due In October

Jeff Wagner ("Mean Deviation: Four Decades Of Progressive Heavy Metal" book, former Metal Maniacs editor) is currently assembling his next book, "Soul On Fire - The Life And Music Of Peter Steele". The book will be, in Wagner's words, "a thorough telling of Peter's life, from his "diaper days" to his death. It will not ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Talks About DEVICE's Touring Lineup

DEVICE, the new industrial-style project featuring DISTURBED frontman David Draiman and former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, will play a number of shows this spring and summer in support of its debut album, which is due out April 9. The CD will feature guest appearances from AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows, SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist ...

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'Rush: The Unauthorized Illustrated History' Book Due In May

Author and music journalist Martin Popoff will following up his 2004 RUSH biography "Contents Under Pressure" with a new illustrative history of the band titled "Rush: The Unauthorized Illustrated History", which is slated for release in May via Voyageur Press. The book's official description: "Formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: Closer Look At DEAN Signature Guitars

Dean product manager Eric Stewart gave Guitar World magazine an overview of the Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) series signature guitars at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out the three-minute clip below. Mustaine was on ...

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SHADOWS FALL's JASON BITTNER Schedules Holyoke Clinic

SHADOWS FALL's Jason Bittner will hold a drum clinic at Paper City Music Shop in Holyoke, Massachusetts on Saturday, February 23 between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. He will also be offering private lessons the day before (Friday, February 22) in hour-long slots. For more information, see the poster below. SHADOWS FALL tapped Willis Mathiasen ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL's LAST IN LINE To Announce First Tour Dates Soon

Former DIO and current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed in April 2012 that he is planning to join forces with three other original DIO members to play "some gigs" that will see the musicians performing material from the early DIO records that Campbell appeared on. Dubbed LAST IN LINE, Campbell, Vinny Appice (drums), Jimmy ...

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STRYPER To Enter Studio In April

Christian rockers STRYPER will enter the studio on April 2 to begin recording their next all-new original album for a late 2013 release. The band's frontman, Michael Sweet, states: "[I] started arranging songs for the next STRYPER record today. I've got a phone filled with 50-plus riffs and I'm diving in! STRYPER starts recording on ...

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