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IAN GILLAN: 'It Was Great To Work With TONY IOMMI Again'

WHOCARES — the renewed musical union between legendary DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan and none other than BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi: the undisputed master of heavy guitar riffs — will release its debut CD single in North America on June 27 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The single will be made available in Europe on May ...

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LADY GAGA Turns 'Roadie' For IRON MAIDEN

According to Mirror.co.uk, pop superstar Lady Gaga is such a huge fan of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN that she helped the band backstage during their Florida tour stop. The singer appointed herself an unofficial roadie for a couple of dates of IRON MAIDEN's "The Final Frontier" world tour, helping out on ...

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LADY GAGA Attends IRON MAIDEN Concert In Tampa

A photo of pop superstar Lady Gaga hanging out with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain last night (Sunday, April 17) backstage at the MAIDEN concert in Tampa, Florida can be seen below. She posted the picture on her Twitter profile with a caption that simply said "Sexy Beast. 666." Lady Gaga is recently appeared in ...

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REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS 2011 Complete Details Announced

America's only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show is back for 2011! The third annual Revolver Golden Gods awards show presented by Epiphone will take place Wednesday, April 20, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will be televised on VH1 Classic on May 28. Tickets go on sale today Thursday, February 24, via ...

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STEELWING Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Bassist Skürk has left Swedish metallers STEELWING "due to life priorities that do not include any more extensive touring." The remaining members of the band state, "We support his decision, remain the best of friends and could never thank him enough for his dedicated service to the band." STEELWING adds, "Thus, we begin the search ...

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STEELWING To Support ACCEPT On European Tour

Swedish metallers STEELWING will support reformed heaby metal legends ACCEPT on their European tour in early 2011. Commented STEELWING: "There's IRON MAIDEN, there's JUDAS PRIEST and then there's ACCEPT. They have always been one of our favorite bands and biggest influences, so to be able to go on tour with them is not only a ...

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TONY IOMMI Continuing To Write New Material

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL guitarist Tony Iommi recently revealed to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine that he has begun work on new material with the hopes of launching the "next phase" of his career alongside longtime SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL bandmate/bassist Geezer Butler. Iommi has since issued the following update via his official web site: ...

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Ex-METALLICA Bassist, HIM Guitarist Added To WHOCARES 'All-Star' Project

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and Mikko "Linde" Lindström, guitarist for the Finnish "love metal" band HIM, have recorded guest appearances on the track "Out Of My Mind" from the all-star charity project WHOCARES — featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan alongside keyboardist Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE, WHITESNAKE) and ...

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IOMMI, GILLAN, LORD, MCBRAIN: First Photos From The Studio

In 1989 BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan were just a few names in a long list of talent involved in the recording of the DEEP PURPLE track "Smoke on The Water". This song was re-recorded to raise money for those affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia in ...

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U.K. Vicar Hits Headlines, Defends SLAYER And BLACK SABBATH

Earlier this week a British cleric, Reverend Rachel Mann of St. Nicholas's in Burnage, Manchester, hit the national headlines because of an article she wrote in the Church Times. In the article she stated that Christians have much to learn from the "liberative theology of darkness" on which heavy metal is based. Major broadsheet newspapers, ...

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IRON MAIDEN's 'The Final Frontier' Tops Charts In 21 Countries

EMI Records is proud of its 30-year, career-long involvement with IRON MAIDEN and the astonishing first-week global chart success of the band's fifteenth studio album, "The Final Frontier", which was released on EMI Records worldwide on August 16 (excluding USA, released by UMe on August 17). IRON MAIDEN have more than earned their status as ...

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