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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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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Talks Rock N Roll Ribs

Karen Bliss of AOL's Noisecreep recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN's Nicko McBrain about the drummer's newly opened restaurant in Coral Srings, Florida, Rock N Roll Ribs. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On the quality of the restaurant's ribs: "Steve Gadd, our tour manager, he's not a big ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN-Managed Band VOICES OF EXTREME To Release Second Album

New York and Massachusetts melodic rockers VOICES OF EXTREME (V.O.X.) will release their second album, "Break The Silence", on August 2. V.O.X. is an up-and-coming band which has caught the interest of top industry players like Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN) and David Swales (Affinity Management), who co-manage the group. V.O.X. was created by childhood friends ...

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STEELWING Interviewed At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

More-Metal.com conducted an interview with Swedish metallers STEELWING (formerly SCAVENGER) at the Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 9-12 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. Watch the chat below. STEELWING's debut album, "Lord Of The Wasteland", was released in Europe on April 30 via Noise Art Records, a division of Rock The Nation. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Drummer PATRICK JOHANSSON Interviewed

Kol Halev, worldwide Jewish Israeli radio, conducted an interview with Yngwie Malmsteen's drummer Patrick Johansson on May 30, 2010 at the Rock N Roll Ribs, the recently opened barbecue restaurant owned by IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, guitarist Moby" Rick Baum and close friend Mitch Tanne. Watch the chat below. Born in Sweden in 1976, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Performs 'War Pigs' As Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO; Video Available

Video footage of MCBRAIN DAMAGE — the Florida-based band featuring Nicko McBrain (drums; IRON MAIDEN), Dave "The Beast" Spitz (bass; BLACK SABBATH, GREAT WHITE), Rick "Moby" Baum (guitar), and Tim "Irish" Brown (vocals) — performing cover versions of IRON MAIDEN's "The Number Of The Beast" and BLACK SABBATH's "War Pigs" (which McBrain dedicated to his ...

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STEELWING: 'The Illusion' Video Released

"The Illusion", the new video from Swedish metallers STEELWING (formerly SCAVENGER), can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Lord Of The Wasteland", which was released in Europe on April 30 via Noise Art Records, a division of Rock The Nation. The CD was recorded at Deep Blue Studios with producer ...

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DAVE 'THE BEAST' SPITZ's WAR PIGS Pays Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO

BLACK SABBATH tribute band WAR PIGS — featuring Tim Brown (RIFF RAFF, MCBRAIN DAMAGE) on vocals, Rick Baum (MCBRAIN DAMAGE) on guitar, Jim McCourt (DEAD MEN'S DREAMS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE) on drums, and Dave "The Beast" Spitz (BLACK SABBATH, LITA FORD, WHITE LION, MCBRAIN DAMAGE) on bass, performed a three-song tribute to Ronnie James Dio during ...

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STEELWING: KEEP IT TRUE Road Movie Posted Online

Swedish metallers STEELWING (formerly SCAVENGER) played their first show outside their home country at this year's Keep It True XIII festival, which was held April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. A four-minute road movie that the band put together documenting its trip to play at last weekend's festival can be viewed below. "Lord ...

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STEELWING: 'Lord Of The Wasteland' Teaser Available

A teaser for "Lord Of The Wasteland", the debut album from the Swedish metal act STEELWING (formerly SCAVENGER), can be viewed below. Due in Europe on April 30, 2010 via Noise Art Records, a division of Rock The Nation, the CD was recorded at Deep Blue Studios with producer Nicko DiMarino. The album artwork was ...

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STEELWING: 'Roadkill (...Or Be Killed)' Video Released

"Roadkill (...Or Be Killed)", the new video from the Swedish metal act STEELWING (formerly SCAVENGER), can be viewed below. The clip was shot by Younique Films from Holland. The track comes off STEELWING's debut album, "Lord Of The Wasteland", which is scheduled for release in Europe on April 30, 2010 via Noise Art Records, a ...

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STEELWING: New Song Posted Online

Swedish metal act STEELWING (formerly SCAVENGER) will release its debut album, "Lord Of The Wasteland", in Europe on April 30, 2010 via Noise Art Records, a division of Rock The Nation. The CD was recorded at Deep Blue Studios with producer Nicko DiMarino. "Lord Of The Wasteland" track listing: 01. Enter The Wasteland 02. Headhunter ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Performs At 'Rock N Roll Ribs' Grand Opening; Video Available

MCBRAIN DAMAGE, the Florida-based band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE, performed this past Sunday (February 14) at the "grand opening" of Rock N Roll Ribs, the newly opened barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain, guitarist "Moby" Rick Baum and ...

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IRON MAIDEN's MCBRAIN, STEVE VAI, BERNIE MARSDEN Confirmed For GUITAR NATION FESTIVAL

Steve Vai, IRON MAIDEN's Nicko McBrain, TOTO's Steve Lukather and ex-WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden are among the musicians who will take part in Guitar Nation Festival 2010, a two-day music festival of performances, demonstrations, seminars and cutting-edge debates for guitarists and musicians serious about music being held May 8-9, 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer To Perform At 'Rock N Roll Ribs' Grand Opening

Rock N Roll Ribs, the newly opened barbecue restaurant owned by legendary IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, guitarist "Moby" Rick Baum and close friend Mitch Tanne, has announced its official "grand opening." Starting at noon on Sunday, February 14, the event will consist of full indoor restaurant accommodations plus outside/parking-lot events such as a live ...

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Review: Heavy Metal And Rock N Roll Ribs

Rochelle Koff of MiamiHerald.com has penned a favorable review of Rock N Roll Ribs, the Coral Springs, Florida barbecue joint owned by IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarist-chef Rick "Moby" Baum. She writes, "The place is decorated with lots of Baum's guitars and IRON MAIDEN memorabilia. If you're not up on the ...

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STEELWING: Debut Album Pushed Back To April

Swedish metal act STEELWING (formerly SCAVENGER) will release its debut album, "Lord Of The Wasteland", in Europe on April 30, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Deep Blue Studios with producer Nicko DiMarino. Commented the band: "It's mixed, mastered and DONE and it's gonna blow your minds!" STEELWING will support German ...

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