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VINNY APPICE Says It Was A 'Great Thrill' To Play In 'Both Important Versions' Of BLACK SABBATH

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO) recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast about APPICE, his new band with his brother Carmine (VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA). The complete chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how comedian Carrot Top ...

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STEVE VAI Teams Up With MASCOT LABEL GROUP For FAVORED NATIONS RECORDS

Mascot Label Group has announced a new and exciting alliance with guitar legend Steve Vai's Favored Nations Records label. This strategic partnership is a reflection of the synergy created by the respect that Vai's Favored Nations has garnered as the record industry's leading boutique guitar-oriented recording label, and the strength offered by Mascot Label Group ...

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The End - BLACK SABBATH

The end of an era, perhaps. Or perhaps not. What we know as we close 2017 is that BLACK SABBATH completed a presumably final stretch of tour dates that culminated where it all began nearly half a century ago: Birmingham, England. Tony Iommi, who announced around the release of the album "13" that he has ...

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GENE SIMMONS Weighs In On HARVEY WEINSTEIN Scandal: 'Right Now What's Happening Is A Revolution'

Gene Simmons has commended women for finally opening up about their experiences with sexual harassment/assault in the wake of allegations of misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since the Weinstein story broke, about one in five Americans said they had seen their friends or family post stories about sexual harassment on social media, according to ...

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It's Official: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Recruit One-Time 'The X Factor' Singer JEFF GUTT As New Frontman

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have selected one-time "The X Factor" contestant Jeff Gutt as their new vocalist. Gutt, who was a runner-up in season three of the reality television music competition show created by Simon Cowell, was announced as the band's latest singer during a SiriusXM special earlier tonight (Tuesday, November 14) hosted by Eddie Trunk. ...

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Only Six People Arrested At OZZFEST Concert In San Bernardino

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, six people were arrested during the first day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 4 in Devore, California. Five people were arrested for public intoxication and one on an assault charge during the Ozzfest concert at Glen Helen Amphitheater. In addition, two people were transported to local ...

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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER Explains How 'Cold Dark Place' EP Came To Be

Guitarist Bill Kelliher of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON spoke to Kaytie of the Razor 94.7 radio station about the band's latest EP featuring four previously unreleased tracks. "Cold Dark Place" was made available digitally and on CD on September 22 via Reprise Records, followed by the release of a limited-edition ten-inch vinyl picture disc on ...

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GENE HOGLAN Hopes His Art Collection Will Be Unique

On November 16, drum legend Gene Hoglan will unveil his fine-art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release is a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance. In the clip below, shot during the production of his art collection, Gene discusses his hopes for the artwork he's ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Others Set For 2018 WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BILLY IDOL, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH lead the bill for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, as Florida's biggest rock experience grows to three days — April 27-29 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Corey Taylor says: "STONE SOUR ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS To Return To Live Stage At Invitation-Only Concert For SiriusXM Listeners

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will make their return to the live stage on Tuesday, November 14 at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A special e-mail went out to select SiriusXM subscribers today offering "a limited number of complimentary tickets" for this event. Attendees will be chosen in ...

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Progressive Metallers BELIEVER Release Third Installment Of New Music

Progressive metallers BELIEVER are making new music available throughout 2017, culminating in the release of a physical product, to be announced later this year. BELIEVER fans will enjoy digital releases every few months with new artwork from Eye Level Studio's Michael Rosner to accompany each release. The third installment, "3 Of 5", contains the songs ...

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DAVE GROHL To Guest Host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Tomorrow

FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl will guest host "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night, October 31. He will be filling in for Kimmel, who is taking time off while he prepares for his son's second heart surgery. Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum and Shaquille O'Neal will also step in for Kimmel this week. Grohl's episode will feature ...

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SABATON And KREATOR To Join Forces For North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on ...

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