May 2018 - Blabbermouth Archive

JOE SATRIANI On RITCHIE BLACKMORE: 'It's Unfortunate When Somebody You Look Up To Has Something Negative To Say About You'

Joe Satriani says that "it's unfortunate" that Ritchie Blackmore would say anything negative about his guitar playing. The CHICKENFOOT guitarist, who played with DEEP PURPLE after Blackmore decided to leave the band for good in 1993, made the remark in response to an apparently two-decade-old interview with Ritchie which was posted earlier this ...

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BLOODBATH Forced To Postpone North American Tour

Due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances involving complications with the U.S. visa process, Swedish/British death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with OPETH's Martin Axenrot and PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes, has been forced to postpone their previously announced North American tour dates. The band's excursion was ...

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CHRIS SLADE Performs AC/DC Classics In France (Video)

Duke TV has uploaded video footage of the April 20 concert by AC/DC drummer Chris Slade's band THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE, which finds him performing selections across his five-decade career. The clip, which was filmed at L'Empreinte in Savigny-le-Temple, France, can be seen below. Slade said in a recent interview with Duke TV that his ...

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NITA STRAUSS Discusses Signature Guitar With THOMANN MUSIC (Video)

In the 19-minute video below, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, shows her new Ibanez signature guitar at Thomann Music's Thomann Gearhead University. Nita announced the launch of Ibanez JIVA in January via her Facebook page. She wrote: "After years of dreaming, hoping and working, followed by months of ...

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ATREYU Frontman Hints At Fall Release For New Album

ATREYU frontman Alex Vakatzas has hinted that the band's next album will arrive in the fall. Back in March, AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows said in Reddit chat that he had heard the new ATREYU LP and that it was "great," but he offered no further details. During this past weekend's Rock On The Range ...

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