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URIAH HEEP To Kick Off North American Tour Next Month

In anticipation of the impending release of their 25th studio album, "Living The Dream", classic rock icons URIAH HEEP will embark on a North American tour this winter. Kicking off on February 6 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The trek will run through this spring, with more dates to be announced soon. "I am really looking ...

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BENEDICTION Working On First Album In 10 Years

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION are in the process of writing their first album in 10 years. After getting together a few months ago, guitarists and original members Darren Brookes and Peter Rewinsky have been compiling ideas for a new release. Both agree that it's the best stuff they have written for a really ...

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The Missing Peace - L.A. GUNS

The saga of L.A. GUNS is far too exhaustive and contentious to recount within an album review. Most fans don't need much beyond a bullet-point recount that Tracii Guns started the band and once had Axl Rose in his arsenal before history altered the pair's mutual courses. While L.A. GUNS never came within the commercial ...

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Sinister - APPICE

When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal drumming royalty, the lordly name of Appice should automatically spring to mind. Individually, Vinny and Carmine Appice have canvassed the history of heavy music in their times with BLACK SABBATH, the Ozzy Osbourne band, DIO, VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, KING KOBRA, BLUE MURDER, HEAVEN AND HELL and ...

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British Actor DOUGLAS BOOTH In Negotiations To Play NIKKI SIXX In MÖTLEY CRÜE's Biopic 'The Dirt'

According to Deadline, British actor Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx in MÖTLEY CRÜE's long-awaited film adaptation of the group's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band". The film adaptation of "The Dirt" is being helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine and ...

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URIAH HEEP To Enter Studio With Producer JAY RUSTON

Legendary progressive rock band URIAH HEEP is set to commence the recording of its brand new studio album (the 25th in the group's storied career), which will be titled, appropriately enough, "Living The Dream". "We have been together for 47 years and we have seen many bands come and go, so in effect we are ...

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LOU GRAMM Says There May Be More Original FOREIGNER Reunion Shows In 2018

Lou Gramm says that "it was great" to perform with fellow original FOREIGNER members this past summer. Gramm (vocals), Dennis Elliott (drums), Al Greenwood (keyboards), Ian McDonald (multi-instrumentalist) and FOREIGNER's second bassist, Rick Wills, rejoined FOREIGNER's founder Mick Jones (guitar) on stage for a two-night special event on October 6 and October 7 at the ...

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DOKKEN Performs With Guitarist IRA BLACK For First Time (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's November 2 performance at Proof Rooftop in Houston, Texas can be seen below. As previously reported, guitarist Ira Black (I AM MORBID, METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, WESTFIELD MASSACRE) has joined DOKKEN for nine U.S. tour dates in November and December. Black made his live debut with DOKKEN in Houston, and ...

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GILBY CLARKE On Replacing IZZY STRADLIN In GUNS N' ROSES: 'People Say More About It Now Than They Did Back Then'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke was recently interviewed by Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's "Distortion" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he came to produce records by bands like THE BRONX and L.A. GUNS: Gilby: "Back when I was around Hollywood ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's MICK MARS Is Continuing Work On Solo Album

Mick Mars is continuing work on his debut solo release. The MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist has spent the last couple of years writing and recording material for his first solo album at a studio in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Mars told SiriusXM radio DJ Eddie Trunk last week that he was "weeding out crap songs ...

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New FOREIGNER Musical, 'Jukebox Hero', To Premiere In Summer 2018

Annerin Theatricals and FOREIGNER announced today that, as part of FOREIGNER's fortieth-anniversary celebration, they are creating a brand-new musical titled "Jukebox Hero". Based on the screenplay written by the prolific writing duo, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, responsible for films "The Commitments" and "Across The Universe", and "The Tracey Ullman TV Show", "Jukebox Hero" ...

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