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KING'S X Begins Recording First Studio Album In Over A Decade

KING'S X has entered Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California to begin recording its new album — the band's first in over a decade — due later this year via Australia's independent record label Golden Robot Records. Helming the disc is renowned producer Michael Parnin, recognized for his work with a varied range of artists, from ...

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STEVE VAI Signs North American And U.K. Administration Deal With ROUND HILL MUSIC

Round Hill Music has announced the addition of Grammy Award-winning guitar legend/composer Steve Vai to its esteemed roster. Vai joins via a North American/U.K. administration deal which includes catalog and future releases. Vai commented: "I am thoroughly enthused about my new partnership with Round Hill for the administration of my publishing catalog for North America ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON To Release 'Return To Eden' Album In June

TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON will release its new album, "Return To Eden", on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Guests on the disc include Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V), Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA), Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE), Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING) and Eduard Hovinga (ELEGY). Formed in the autumn of 2012, TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON released its debut ...

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UFO Keyboardist/Guitarist PAUL RAYMOND Dead At 73

UFO guitarist/keyboard player Paul Raymond has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 73 years old. The news of Raymond's passing was broken by his "life partner," Sandra, who wrote on Facebook: "With a desperate and broken heart, fully in tears and pains that feel like they will kill me, I have to tell ...

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WHITESNAKE: EPK For 'Flesh & Blood' Album

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Flesh & Blood", the upcoming studio album from WHITESNAKE, can be seen below. Due on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl, the disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind's David Coverdale's time in ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'The Older I Get, The More I Work'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was recently interviewed by "The Five Count" radio show in Mankato, Minnesota. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about his current tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, which sees him teaming up with four different vocalists — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie WhiteSchenker ...

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ALICE COOPER + HALESTORM U.S. Tour: Special $10 Discount On Tickets For BLABBERMOUTH.NET Visitors

Live Nation is offering BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitors an exclusive discount on select stops during the upcoming ALICE COOPER / HALESTORM tour. For a limited time, through April 19, take advantage of a $10 discount for select tickets for the shows linked below. When prompted, enter the password "EIGHTEEN" to unlock the offer. Produced by Live Nation, ...

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Video Premiere: SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's 'Can't Hang'

"Can't Hang", the new video from SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album of original material, "Space Between", which will be released on May 10 through BMG. SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE, comprised of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says Songs On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album 'Have An Injection Of Energy'

Mark Thompson from MA Entertainment Global conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE prior to the band's March 30 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how QUEENSRŸCHE approached their latest studio ...

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NEBULA To Release 'Holy S**t' Album In June

Desert rock titans NEBULA will release their first studio album in 10 years, "Holy Shit" on June 14 via Heavy Psych Sounds. The band's first LP since 2009's "Heavy Psych" EP quickly puts to rest the question that's loomed since guitarist and vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies and drummer Michael Amster announced their reformation ...

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Listen To New WHITESNAKE Song 'Hey You (You Make Me Rock)'

"Hey You (You Make Me Rock)", a brand new song from WHITESNAKE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Rules Out Another 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel: 'There's Many Reasons Why Not To Do It'

Michael Wilton says that there are no plans for QUEENSRŸCHE to release another sequel to the band's 1988 masterpiece "Operation: Mindcrime". The original "Operation: Mindcrime" album weaved themes of religion, drug abuse and underground, radical politics and was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in August 1991. By contrast, 2006's "Operation: ...

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FOREIGNER's KELLY HANSEN On Performing With Original Members: 'Everyone Had A Great Attitude'

FOREIGNER's "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts last fall saw the band's original members take the stage with the current members. Singer Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, guitarist/saxophonist Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills joined guitarist Mick Jones and the rest of FOREIGNER's present-day lineup — Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel ...

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BLACK EARTH Feat. Original ARCH ENEMY Members: Listen To Two New Songs Included On 'Path Of The Immortal' Collection

BLACK EARTH — the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from the latter band's first three albums live on stage — has released "Path Of The Immortal", a collection of remastered tracks from those early LPs. The disc, which was made available exclusively in Japan on March 20, includes two ...

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