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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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SHINEDOWN Completes Recording New Album: 'It's Heavier Than 'Threat To Survival',' Says ZACH MYERS

SHINEDOWN has completed recording its new album for a tentative late spring/early summer release via Atlantic. The follow-up to 2015's "Threat To Survival" marks the group's first full-length effort to be produced entirely by bassist Eric Bass. "The new album is done," SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers told Kaytie of the Razor 94.7 radio station on ...

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Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over - DIMEVISION

"Lately I've been living way too damn fast. This successful life I'm leading is bound to kick my ass." Visionary words from a man who lived those fateful lyrics harder than most. It wasn't this prophetic introspection Dimebag Darrell wrote on a solo song, "Twisted", that spelled his end. Yet for the violent way Dime ...

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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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Watch Video For New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'Lightning Strike'

The official video for "Lightning Strike", a brand new song from JUDAS PRIEST can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. Singer Rob Halford stated about "Lightning Strike": "To me, the overall concept of this song is to use the ...

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Unauthorized Book 'Iron Maiden At Reading' Due In March

Due on March 9, the unauthorized "Iron Maiden At Reading" deluxe coffee table book documents the band's three performances at the annual three-day U.K. festival. IRON MAIDEN first appeared in 1980 when Paul Di'Anno was fronting the band and Dennis Stratton was on guitar. They appeared second on the bill to UFO on the second ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Teases 'Lightning Strike' Video

A teaser for the "Lightning Strike" video from JUDAS PRIEST is available below. The full clip will be released tomorrow (Friday, January 5). "Lightning Strike" is taken from JUDAS PRIEST's new album, "Firepower", which will be released in March. The British heavy metal legends spent much of 2017 in the studio recording the follow-up to ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Says Heavy Metal Singers Can 'Learn An Awful Lot' From Screaming Babies

During a recent appearance on the "BBC Breakfast" British morning television news program, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke about how heavy metal vocalists and babies instinctively protect their voices when making loud noises. "There's a chapter [in my autobiography] about vocal technique and about how it all works, the voice works and things — ...

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GEOFF TATE On Proposed THE THREE TREMORS Project: 'It's Never Coming Out, 'Cause It Was Never Done'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate was recently interviewed on the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Asked about the never-materialized project called THE THREE TREMORS which was supposed to feature Tate, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, Geoff said: "As far ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON On Leaving IRON MAIDEN In 1993: 'It Was All About Stepping Out Of What Was A Pretty Comfortable Regime'

Tom Bedell of Q104 radio station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada recently conducted an interview with Bruce Dickinson about the IRON MAIDEN frontman's new autobiography, "What Does This Button Do?" You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to write ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On AC/DC's Handling Of BRIAN JOHNSON's Hearing Loss: 'I Wouldn't Have Done It Like That'

DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott says that Axl Rose "did a pretty good job" fronting AC/DC but he believes that the legendary Australian hard rock outfit could have handled Brian Johnson's apparent exit from the group differently. AC/DC postponed the last ten dates of its North American tour last year after doctors told Johnson he faced ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: 'We're Only A Heartbeat Away From Auschwitz'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson spoke to Newsweek about visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial And Museum and memorial in Oświęcim, Poland during the band's 1984 "Powerslave" tour. The museum and memorial, which occupy the site where the Nazis murdered approximately 1.1 million prisoners, preserve Auschwitz's history through powerful exhibitions — display cases fill the ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Says He Was 'Surprised' IRON MAIDEN Chose BLAZE BAYLEY As His Replacement In 1994

Jack Antonio from the "Do You Know Jack?" radio show recently conducted an interview with Bruce Dickinson about the IRON MAIDEN frontman's new autobiography, "What Does This Button Do?" You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the high level of vocabulary and specific literary references found ...

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MARK SLAUGHTER: 'I'd Rather Be A Has-Been Than A Never-Been'

Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER, VINNIE VINCENT INVASION) was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his new solo album, "Halfway There": Mark: "I engineered it and recorded everything, played the guitar, wrote it, produced it. ...

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Watch IRON MAIDEN Singer BRUCE DICKINSON's Powerful Keynote Speech At 'One Young World' Summit

Environmental activist and IRON MAIDEN lead singer Bruce Dickinson gave a powerful keynote speech and introduced delegate speaker Marek Kubik at this year's edition of the "One Young World" summit. The world's premier forum for young leaders was held in early October in Bogotá, Colombia and brought together 1,300 delegates from more than 190 countries, ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Says 'Top End' Of His Voice Is 'Maybe Even Better' Than It Was Before His Cancer Diagnosis

During a recent appearance on the Swedish TV show "Malou Efter Tio", IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke about how his singing voice has changed following his cancer diagnosis three years ago. "[It's] a little bit different," he said. "Two things are slightly different. One is my saliva, which obviously lubricates your throat a little ...

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