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DORO Recruits Guitarist BILL HUDSON For PROGPOWER USA Performance

Guitarist Bill Hudson will perform with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's ProgPower USA festival on Thursday, September 6 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Hudson, who has previously played with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN and DIRKSCHNEIDER, says: "This is due to very unfortunate circumstances, and I will be ...

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ROCK GODDESS: 'This Time' Album Pushed Back To February

Due to "illness, manufacturing and scheduling factors," the release date of ROCK GODDESS's comeback album, "This Time", has been pushed back to February 22, 2019 from the previously announced October 5, 2018. The effort, which will be made available via the band's own label, Bite You To Death Records, in conjunction with partners worldwide and ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Comments On Recent U.D.O. Lineup Changes: 'I Want To Have Fresh Blood In The Band'

Vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O. , DIRKSCHNEIDER, ex-ACCEPT) recently spoke with Jimmy Kay of The Metal Voice. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new U.D.O. album, "Steelfactory": Udo: "We start[ed] working on this album after the first American tour in March 2017. We ...

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Former JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY On Being Away For Two Decades: 'I Just Wanted To Step Out Of The Limelight'

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry joined "Scott Shannon In The Morning" for the show's 1,000th broadcast live from the Radio.com Theatre in New York City Friday morning (August 17). After a nearly 20-year hiatus, Perry announced his return to music in 2018 and released a new single, "No Erasin'", taken from his forthcoming album, "Traces". ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of DIRKSCHNEIDER's Performance At Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of DIRKSCHNEIDER's August 18 performance at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of the German TV program "Rockpalast"). Singer Udo Dirkschneider has spent the last two years touring under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner, performing classic ACCEPT songs for the last time. The trek, which was originally ...

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PAPA ROACH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, I PREVAIL, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Set For Next Year's SHIPROCKED

A spectacular music lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2019, celebrating a decade of rock 'n' roll on the high seas January 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor for the first time. The greatest vacation ever will feature performances from PAPA ROACH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, I PREVAIL, NOTHING MORE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SEVENDUST, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, ...

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Former JOURNEY Vocalist STEVE PERRY Says Response To His Comeback Has Been 'Overwhelming'

This past Wednesday (August 15), former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry was interviewed on "Trunk Nation", the SiriusXM satellite radio program hosted by Eddie Trunk. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the initial response to his comeback: Steve: "It's just overwhelming, to be honest with you. Who knew? I didn't know. I've been ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Talks New U.D.O. Album 'Steelfactory', Temporary Return Of STEFAN KAUFMANN

United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER frontman Udo Dirkschneider. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the DIRKSCHNEIDER tour, during which he performed nothing but ACCEPT songs, influenced the musical direction ...

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COREY GLOVER On ULTRAPHONIX Project With GEORGE LYNCH: 'We Didn't Want To Make Cookie-Cutter Kind Of Music'

LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about ULTRAPHONIX, his new project with guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM). The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Original Human Music", the debut album by ...

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GLENN HUGHES Doesn't See BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Returning To Studio Before 2020

In a brand new interview with Midlands Metalheads Radio, Glenn Hughes spoke about the possibility of more live performances from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the band he formed with drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), guitarist Joe Bonamassa and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL). "When we got back together about 18 months ago, ...

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