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CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

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TED NUGENT Announces Summer 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Ted Nugent has announced 13 new U.S. shows, which are set to take place between the middle of July and end of August. The trek will once again feature Greg Smith (BILLY JOEL, ALICE COOPER, RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW) on bass, Jason Hartless (JOE LYNN TURNER, MITCH RYDER) on drums, and the Motor City Madman himself ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Regroups For NASCAR Cup Race: Photos, Video

All four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE attended yesterday's (Sunday, March 17) NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Named grand marshals of the race, they gave the famous command "Drivers, Start Your Engines" prior to the start of the Auto Club 400. Joining the band were actors Douglas Booth (who plays bassist Nikki ...

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DANKO JONES: Lyric Video For 'I'm In A Band'

The official lyric video for the song "I'm In A Band" from the acclaimed Canadian hard rock group DANKO JONES. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "A Rock Supreme", which will be released on April 26 via M-Theory Audio (U.S.), Rise Above (U.K.), Indica (Canada, AU, NZ) and AFM (rest of the ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: Given The Choice, ROB, IAN And SCOTT Would Have Considered Bringing Me Back

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Scott Travis would "certainly" have "entertained the idea" of having him return to the band if there wasn't something preventing them from doing so. K.K. announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011. He has since been replaced by Richie Faulkner, who ...

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AEROSMITH Shares Video From 'Deuces Are Wild' Rehearsals

AEROSMITH has shared video footage from the rehearsal sessions for its "Deuces Are Wild" Las Vegas residency. The legendary rockers recently announced 17 additional dates for their headlining residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band will launch "Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild" on Saturday, April 6. ...

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DANKO JONES Premieres New Song 'I'm In A Band'

With just six weeks left until the release of their highly anticipated new album, "A Rock Supreme", the acclaimed Canadian hard rock group DANKO JONES has unveiled a fourth song from the record — its infectious opening track, "I'm In A Band". In addition to setting the tone perfectly for the 11-track, all-killer/no-filler "A Rock ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'I Love Playing Heavy Metal. I'll Do It Any Way I Can'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of veteran New Jersey thrash metallers OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On OVERKILL following its own instincts without outside management: Bobby: "I always know OVERKILL is making our own decisions. We've been ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Recalls GUNS N' ROSES' 'Pretty Ferocious' First Rehearsal: 'It Was On; You Could Tell Immediately'

During this year's Upfront Summit, an invitation-only technology conference that took place in Los Angeles in late January, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan was interviewed by Milana Rabkin Lewis, the co-founder and CEO of digital music distribution company Stem Disintermedia Inc. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed ...

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BARONESS Teases New Song; Frontman Says Fans Will Hear Full Track Performed Live On Tour

BARONESS guitarist/vocalist John Baizley recently spoke with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current co-headlining tour with DEAFHEAVEN: John: "It came together the way most tours do. ...

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K.K. DOWNING's Former Estate To Be Transformed Into Huge Leisure Complex

According to Express & Star, plans are underway for ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's former estate to be transformed into a huge leisure complex. Shropshire Council's planning officers have recommended that ambitious redevelopment plans for the Astbury Estate near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England are given planning permission. The 354-acre site, which includes a top ...

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Video Premiere: L.A. GUNS' 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On DEF LEPPARD's ROCK HALL Induction: 'I Think It's Something We Deserve, To Be Honest'

Metal Wani's Jesse David recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE), who replaced the deceased Jimmy Bain in 2016: Vivian: "He's a really, ...

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Listen To New L.A. GUNS Song 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The latest single from ...

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THE RUNAWAYS: Greatest-Hits LP Collection Gets Expanded

In the second half of the 1970s, when THE RUNAWAYS first burst upon an unsuspecting rock scene, the idea of an all-female teenage band playing raw, raging rock 'n' roll was a bit too much for mainstream American audiences. But the tenacious L.A. quintet persisted and ultimately proved their point, launching such infectious rock 'n' ...

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