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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Play My Game' Artwork, Details Revealed

Powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will release his first solo album, "Play My Game", in May via SPV/Steamhammer. The offering consists of around a dozen brand-new tracks that Owens composed himself or together with renowned friends, such as Bob Kulick, Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: 'The Devil You Know' Artwork Revealed?

A photo of what appears to be the final artwork for "The Devil You Know", the forthcoming debut album from HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — has popped up online and can be viewed below. "The ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL To Guest On 'Rockline'

HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — will premier its debut album, "The Devil You Know", on the April 29 edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn at 8:30 p.m. PT / ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Interviewed By ERIC BLAIR; Video Available

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN AND HELL, DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) in November 2008. The chat can be viewed in four parts below. HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Release Solo Debut In May

Powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will release his first solo album, "Play My Game", in May via SPV/Steamhammer. The offering consists of around a dozen brand-new tracks that Owens composed himself or together with renowned friends, such as Bob Kulick, Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ...

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FALLOUT MOON Schedules Finnish Dates

FALLOUT MOON, the new band led by former ALTARIA mastermind Marko Pukkila, has scheduled the following dates: May 27 - Kuopio, Henrys Pub May 28 - Tampere, Music Bar Sputnik May 29 - Seinäjoki, [to be announced] May 30 - Pietarsaari, Music Club Jeppis FALLOUT MOON will enter the studio this summer to begin recording ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: Album Title, Release Date Announced

HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — has set "The Devil You Know" as the title of its debut album, due on April 28 via Rhino. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Bible Black", "Rock ...

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DREAM THEATER Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Progressive metal legends DREAM THEATER have been confirmed for this year's Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-28 at the Brianteo Stadium in Monza (Milan), Italy. Also scheduled to appear is HEAVEN AND HELL, the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL Collector's Concert Photo Frame Display Available

HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — is selling photo frame displays via the group's official webshop. Each item comes as triple-matted design and features black suede matting on the top level and standard black matting on ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL To Support HEAVEN AND HELL In Germany

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL will open for HEAVEN AND HELL (featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice) on the following dates: Jun. 08 - Giessen, Germany - Hessenhallen Jun. 09 - Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle Jun. 10 - Bamburg, Germany - Jakoarena Jun. 14 - Karlsruhe, Germany ...

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FALLOUT MOON Featuring Ex-ALTARIA Bassist: In Writing Mode

FALLOUT MOON, the new band led by former ALTARIA mastermind Marko Pukkila, is writing material for its debut album which is tentatively due to be recorded later this year. The group, which also includes Antti Railio (CELESTY) on vocals and Simo Pirttimaa on guitar, is still looking for the right drummer and a second guitar ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: New Album Tentatively Due In March/April

According to legendary heavy metal guitarist Tony Iommi, the upcoming album from HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Iommi, Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — is tentatively scheduled for release in March/April via Rhino. The group's first LP since SABBATH's "Dehumanizer" (1992) is being recorded ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRŸCHE Members To Take Part In SAMSON's NAMM Program

Samson Technologies has a robust and growing artist relations program and will once again showcase this program at NAMM with a range of talented newcomers and seasoned veterans. This year, Samson's all-star schedule will feature over 20 artists from varying genres signing autographs and demonstrating products. With a plethora of artists ranging from metal icons ...

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DIO Says Upcoming HEAVEN AND HELL CD Is 'A Real Good Blend Of What This Band Has Represented'

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the upcoming album from HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Dio, Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums). The group's first LP since SABBATH's "Dehumanizer" (1992) is being recorded at Rockfield studios in Wales, U.K. ...

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TOMMY BOLIN Book Author To Guest On KKFI 90.1 FM

Journalist Greg Prato, whose work has appeared in a variety of sites and magazines, including All Music Guide, Billboard.com, RollingStone.com, Record Collector, and Classic Rock, will be interviewed by Stormin' Norman of Kansas City's KKFI 90.1 FM on Monday, December 22 at 7:00 a.m. CST. Greg will discuss his new book "Touched by Magic: The ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Guests On SOLIS REX Debut

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal recently laid down guest bass on the debut album from the New York-based band SOLIS REX. The group, which features in its ranks Carlo Tonalezzi (one of the founding members of the first-ever Brazilian metal act CERBERO) and Veronica Bellino (who has worked with CARMINE APPICE'S SLAMM), is ...

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