December 2014 - Blabbermouth Archive

GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, has signed a worldwide deal with Frontiers Music Srl for the release of its forthcoming trilogy project. Named after QUEENSRŸCHE's epic concept album from 1988, "Operation: Mindcrime", Tate's new band includes bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO), keyboardist Randy ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Explains 'Spirit On A Mission' Album Title

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) took part in a press conference on December 1 at Hard Rock Cafe in Paris, France. You can now watch the question-and-answer session in two parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe the musical direction of his next MICHAEL SCHENKER'S ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ZOLTAN BATHORY Announces Signature DIAMOND Guitar

In 2014, Jeff Diamant's group of companies experienced a rapid expansion and hit some major milestones: first the expansion of Diamond Amplification, Inc., second by rebranding his very successful guitar company (n/k/a Diamond Guitars, f/k/a DBZ/Diamond) and third, by launching Diamond Tactical, a tactical gear manufacturing arm of the company making products for the guitar ...

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Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist's Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap

Bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN is recovering after undergoing surgery for a ruptured testicle, suffered during the band's November 26 performance in Birmingham, England. Schimmelpenninck writes on Facebook: "After what can be described as one of the most unpleasant adventures I've ever had to endure, we're back home again from the UK. ...

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THE ANSWER To Release 'Raise A Little Hell' In March

Northern Irish rockers THE ANSWER have re-signed with Napalm. The band's new album, titled "Raise A Little Hell", will be released on March 10 in North America. THE ANSWER will perform a couple of UK festival shows this winter at which they will feature new material from the forthcoming album. In March 2015 they will ...

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