June 2016 - Blabbermouth Archive

BLACK SABBATH's BILL WARD Pays Tribute To NICK MENZA (Video)

Estranged BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has commented on the passing of former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza, saying that Nick had the "heart and soul" of some of rock's most influential players. During this past weekend's edition of Ward's radio show "Rock 50", he said (see video below): "Sadly, again, we lost another drummer. The ...

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DIO: 'A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993' Boxed Set Due In July

Ronnie James Dio's sinister howl and wicked songcraft bewitched hard rock fans in the seventies and eighties during his memorable stints with ELF, RAINBOW and BLACK SABBATH. In 1983, the singer formed his own band, launching a successful solo career that led to ten studio albums and sales of more than ten million records around ...

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DEEP PURPLE Completes Recording New Album

Legendary British hard rockers DEEP PURPLE have finished tracking their new album, the band's keyboardist Don Airey said in a phone interview with TASS ahead of the band’s concerts in Russia. "As far as I know, it's all recorded and now," he said. "It's on the tender mercies of [producer] Bob Ezrin; he's ...

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Video: DAVE LOMBARDO's DEAD CROSS Performs At The Troubadour

Fan-filmed video footage of DEAD CROSS's May 9 performance at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California as the support act for NAPALM DEATH and MELVINS can be seen below. DEAD CROSS is the new "punk" outfit featuring former SLAYER and PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo alongside members of THE LOCUST and RETOX. DEAD CROSS recently spent ...

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LACUNA COIL Announces European Headlining Tour

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL will embark on a European headlining tour in October. The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - (B) Vosselaar - Biebob Oct. 22 - (NL) Tilburg - 013 Oct. 24 - (DE) Cologne - Underground Oct. 25 - (DE) Berlin - White Trash Ballroom Oct. 26 - (DE) Hamburg - ...

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EDENBRIDGE To Record New Album 'The Great Momentum'

Austrian female-fronted symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will enter the studio in June to record their ninth full-length album, "The Great Momentum". The CD will be released through Steamhammer/SPV in February 2017. Comments EDENBRIDGE guitar player Lanvall: "A full year of songwriting and arranging lies past me and I am really looking forward to the actual start ...

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