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OZZY OSBOURNE Is 'Doing Much Better,' Says Son JACK

Ozzy Osbourne is doing "much better," three days after the BLACK SABBATH singer was hospitalized because of flu complications. On Monday (February 4), Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California. His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said that doctors believe "this is the best way to get him on a ...

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TONY IOMMI Wishes OZZY OSBOURNE Speedy Recovery

Tony Iommi has wished Ozzy Osbourne a "speedy recovery" after the BLACK SABBATH singer was hospitalized because of flu complications. Earlier this week, Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California. His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said that doctors believe "this is the best way to get him on a ...

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CYHRA's Second Album Is 'Almost Done'

At last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) spoke to Heavy New York about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album. "It's almost done," he said. "We have recorded it. We have mixed it once. We're remixing it right now, actually, because we wanted to tweak ...

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JINJER Hopes To Release New Album In The Fall

JINJER bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov has told Metalshop TV that the plan is for the Ukrainian metal act to release its next full-length album in the fall. Asked what fans can expect from JINJER's upcoming disc, Eugene said (see video below): "You see what the problem is. Talking about JINJER, everybody needs to understand ...

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Listen To New TESLA Song 'Taste Like'

"Taste Like", a new song from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Shock", which will be released on March 8 via UMe. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014's "Simplicity" is available on CD, digital, black ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JORDAN RUDESS 'Hang Out' And 'Chat' On 'Cruise To The Edge': 'Once Family, Always Family'

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy reconnected with his former bandmate Jordan Rudess earlier this week aboard the sixth annual Cruise To The Edge. Portnoy and Rudess are among the scheduled performers on the five-night progressive rock cruise, which sailed on Monday, February 4 out of Tampa, Florida aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance Of The Seas and ...

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JOHN 5 'Learned So Much' From DAVID LEE ROTH

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 says that he "learned so much" from VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth. John 5, whose first "big break" came when he was selected by Roth to play lead guitar on the critically well-received 1998 release "DLR Band", spoke about his collaboration with the iconic ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: First U.S. Show Announced

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), will make its U.S. live debut on May 28 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A European tour will follow in June. DEADLAND ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH And ROBERT TRUJILLO Celebrate 'Enter Night' Beer Launch At Invite-Only Event In Hollywood (Video)

METALLICA celebrated the launch of its beer brand, Enter Night, on January 14 at an invite-only party in West Hollywood, California. Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo took to the stage at the event to discuss their collaboration with Stone Brewing on what has been described as "a hoppy pilsner played through a distortion ...

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NEAL SCHON Adds 'Journey Through Time' Tour Dates

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has added more dates to his "Journey Through Time" tour, which kicks off later this month. Schon will take the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris Collins (on guitar and ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'A Lot Of People Probably Thought I Fell Off The Map When I Moved To Japan'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the U.S. market has not warmed to his solo career, which now includes 14 studio albums: Marty: "I don't know how ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' DUFF MCKAGAN: How I Became A Bassist

At the 2019 NAMM Show — a convention for the musical products industry that took place in Anaheim, California from January 24-27 — GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan participated in a "bass talk" with Fender. Video footage can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he came to ...

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JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES: 'Crank It - Living With Ghosts' Video

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — has launched another music video from its forthcoming full-length album, "Invasion". The trippy clip for the two-part track titled "Crank It - Living With Ghosts" begins as a ...

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