September 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

Original GREAT WHITE Bassist LORNE BLACK Dies

Original GREAT WHITE bassist Lorne Black has died. He appeared on the band's 1984 self-titled debut, 1986's "Shot In The Dark" and 1987's "Once Bitten…". Original GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell, who is currently touring with a version of the band calling itself JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE, has posted the following statement: "It is with ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Taps POWERIZED Singer For U.S. Tour

San Francisco Bay Area Veteran metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have tapped 21-year-old Dutch singer Nick Holleman (POWERIZED) to handle lead vocals on their current U.S. tour with SEVEN WITCHES. Holleman replaces the most recent VICIOUS RUMORS singer Brian Allen, who missed this past spring's European tour due to what was described by the band in an ...

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THE CULT: Limited-Edition 'Death From Below' Surfboard Available

To coincide with THE CULT's "Electric 13" world tour, the band has created an iconic limited-edition surfboard. "[The 1979 American epic war film] 'Apocalypse Now' was a huge influence on the 'Electric' album," says THE CULT singer Ian Astbury. "Many of the songs such as 'Love Removal Machine' and 'Peace Dog' feature 'Apocalypse Now' influences. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, MOTÖRHEAD, TESTAMENT, Ex-IRON MAIDEN Members Pay Tribute To MICHAEL JACKSON

Just in time for Halloween — the first-ever all--metal tribute to the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, will be released, featuring an all-star lineup that will raise the dead! "Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson" features outstanding performances by Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRIA), Elias Soriano (NONPOINT), Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST), Phil ...

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