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VINNY APPICE: 'When RONNIE JAMES DIO Died, It Was Shocking'

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) was recently interviewed on "The Andy Social Podcast". You can listen to the full chat below. Asked how the deaths of Ronnie James Dio and Jimmy Bain affected the way he approaches performing live nowadays, Vinny said: "I never really experienced bandmembers actually dying, so ...

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Rumor: TRIVIUM Parts Ways With Drummer PAUL WANDTKE, Replaces Him With ALEX BENT

Florida metallers TRIVIUM are rumored to have parted ways with their drummer of the past twelve months, Paul Wandtke. Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, Wandtke's replacement is believed to be Alex Bent (BATTLECROSS, DECREPIT BIRTH), the California-based musician who has previously played with TESTAMENT as the fill-in for that band's ...

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The End: Live In Los Angeles - MÖTLEY CRÜE

There's a lot that comes to my mind as we round the bend on a full year since MÖTLEY CRÜE played, what is to be hoped for integrity purposes, the group's final show. I caught MÖTLEY on the "Dr. Feelgood" tour, and had the opportunity to reconcile some sour feelings at the Capital Centre on ...

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Former KYUSS Frontman JOHN GARCIA Releases 'Kylie' Video

The official video for the song "Kylie" from former KYUSS frontman John Garcia can be seen below. The track is taken from his new studio album, "The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues", which will be released on January 27 via Napalm Records. Normally you would expect some heavy guitars, pounding drums and fuzzy tunes from ...

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ACE FREHLEY On Rumored KISS Return: 'It's A Possibility'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley hasn't ruled out a reunion with his former band, saying that "if it was handled correctly, it could be great." Rumors about Frehley's return to KISS gained strength earlier this year after he teamed up with KISS lead singer Paul Stanley on a cover of FREE's "Fire And Water", marking ...

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KISS Announces May 2017 European Tour

KISS has announced a series of arena shows across Europe in May 2017. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer slayed the USA across July, August and September 2016 with a successful arena tour. They heard the calls from their European fans and they return for the first time since 2015's series of ...

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Hardwired… To Self-Destruct - METALLICA

The old-school thrashers have been mighty kind to us this year. 2016 has been a thirty-year throwback with fast and refined albums by MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, DESTRUCTION, SODOM, TESTAMENT and now METALLICA — with KREATOR and OVERKILL (two of the most reliable speedsters still playing today) coming 'round the bend with new joints. Though it appears ...

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GENE HOGLAN Completes Work On New Instructional DVD, 'The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two'

Legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK) has completed work on his long-awaited new instructional DVD, "The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two". A video message from Hoglan about the upcoming release can be seen below. Asked if he had a word of advice for up-and-coming drummers looking to ...

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KISS's 'Kruise VI' Brings Unforgettable Rock 'N' Roll Experience: Photos, Video

Legendary rockers KISS and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, join fans in celebrating the success of The KISS Kruise VI! The sailing was jam-packed with five days of up-close-and-intimate deep-cut masked and unmasked concerts, custom-stage setup from the 1982 "Creatures Of The Night" tour, fan-band activities and a story-filled question-and-answer session ...

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Video: LITA FORD Performs During 'PBR Finals Week' In Las Vegas

Fan-filmed video footage of Lita Ford's November 3 performance on Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada during PBR's (Professional Bull Riders) PBR Finals Week can be seen below. Lita Ford released a new album, "Time Capsule", on April 15 via SPV/Steamhammer. The very special and unusual recording turns back the clock to ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS To Guest At L.A. KISS EXPO

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss will be the featured guest at the L.A. KISS Expo taking place January 27-29, 2017 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. This special three-day event will feature a private meet-and-greet experience, an all-day Kiss Expo with signing and photo session, and a special L.A. tour with The Catman himself, Peter ...

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ARMORED SAINT's JOEY VERA Reunited With Stolen Bass

ARMORED SAINT's Joey Vera has been reunited with a bass guitar that was stolen from him 18 months ago. The white ESP V4 bass disappeared in February of last year, along with a 1979 Gibson Les Paul guitar. Vera spent months trying to track it down, without any success. But earlier this month, a fan ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist On 'Brotherhood Of The Snake': 'We Just Went For It'

Nik "Captain Catsquid" Coulter of the New Zealand radio show "Cacophony" recently conducted an interview with TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording process for TESTAMENT's twelfth album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake": Eric: "We've come ...

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Brotherhood of the Snake - TESTAMENT

Using the superlative "instant classic" comes with responsibility. It is also subjective. Thrash titan TESTAMENT has been on a hell of a roll since Alex Skolnick rejoined the band. This is a universal opinion. "Dark Roots of Earth" and "The Formation of Damnation" have made nearly every TESTAMENT fan proud, but what's come from the ...

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