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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY On BOBBY BLOTZER: 'We Got Rid Of The Cancer'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that the band has gotten "rid of the cancer" by taking control of the RATT name following a legal dispute with drummer Bobby Blotzer. Currently based around the vocalist and fellow "classic-era" members Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier with later-period RATT guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT), the group will make ...

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LITA FORD Covers LED ZEPPELIN's 'The Lemon Song' With LEZ ZEPPELIN (Audio)

Favored Nations Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of the all-female compilation "She Rocks, Volume 1". This collection of kick-ass guitar goddesses is produced by author and former Guitar World editor Brad Tolinski with iconic guitarist Steve Vai as executive producer, and showcases eleven female guitarists, each a virtuoso in her own right. From the ...

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NIGHT RANGER To Release 'Don't Let Up' Album In March

Frontiers Music Srl will release "Don't Let Up", the new studio album from NIGHT RANGER, on March 24. The disc will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD — physical format only). The song "Somehow Someway", taken from "Don't Let Up", can be streamed below. ...

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Concert By BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Shut Down Over Name Dispute

A concert by by Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT was canceled last night just hours before showtime after a Michigan venue received a cease-and-desist letter from the drummer's former bandmates. Blotzer is embroiled in a legal a dispute over the group's name with singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. The Soaring ...

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DRESS THE DEAD Feat. Former THE HAUNTED Singer, Ex-FORBIDDEN Guitarist: Video Of San Francisco Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of DRESS THE DEAD, the new band featuring former THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving alongside ex-FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero, perfoming the song "No Hallelujah" on December 17 at Slim's in San Francisco, California can be seen below. The show marked DRESS THE DEAD's second-ever live show and was part of a two-date ...

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First Embedded Anti-Theft Device For Musical Instruments To Be Introduced AT NAMM 2017

GearSecure, a newly launched company from Los Angeles, California, will introduce at NAMM 2017 patented technology designed to be the first embedded anti-theft device for musical instruments and other assorted gear. The technology provides a bridge between RFID and GPS technology providing help in instant recovery of lost or stolen gear. Demonstrations and inquiries can ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Amarillo, Texas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on December 9 at Azteca Music Hall in Amarillo, Texas can be seen below. Blotzer earlier in the month refuted Warren DeMartini's claim that the drummer has been expelled from the RATT partnership and therefore no longer has an interest in the band's name. At the end ...

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KISS's 'Kruise VI' Brings Unforgettable Rock 'N' Roll Experience: Photos, Video

Legendary rockers KISS and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, join fans in celebrating the success of The KISS Kruise VI! The sailing was jam-packed with five days of up-close-and-intimate deep-cut masked and unmasked concerts, custom-stage setup from the 1982 "Creatures Of The Night" tour, fan-band activities and a story-filled question-and-answer session ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER Says RATT Fans 'Love' His New Version Of The Band

On November 12, Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer backstage at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing in the U.K. for the first time with his new ...

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AEROSMITH Announces 'Aero-Vederci Baby!' 2017 European Tour

AEROSMITH will embark on a European tour in May. Dubbed "Aero-Vederci Baby!", the 17-date trek will launch in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 17 and wrap up in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 5. Frontman Steven Tyler says: "AEROSMITH just got done ripping through South America like true ambassadors of rock. The band is unstoppable right ...

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Video: STEVEN TYLER Performs During 'PBR Finals Week' In Las Vegas

Fan-filmed video footage of Steven Tyler's November 5 performance on Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada during PBR's (Professional Bull Riders) PBR Finals Week can be seen below. This past summer, the AEROSMITH frontman's song "Hold On (Won't Let Go)" was named the anthem for the Colorado-based bull riding organization Professional Bull ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says His Daughter Is 'A Natural' At Singing Country Music

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustane and his daughter, 18-year-old country singer-songwriter Electra Mustaine, were interviewed by WSMV-TV on the red carpet at this year's Country Music Awards (also known as CMA Awards), which took place on Wednesday, November 2 at Nashville, Tennessee's Bridgestone Arena. The show, which aired live on ABC, featured Brad Paisley and Carrie ...

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RUSH To Be Honored With 'Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award'

Canadian Music Week has announced RUSHGeddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart — as the 2017 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The multi-platinum trio will be honored for its achievements and longstanding career in the music industry, social activism and support of humanitarian causes at the annual Canadian Music & ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In West Memphis, Arkansas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on October 15 at Southland Casino in West Memphis, Arkansas can be seen below. Blotzer's RATT recently announced the addition of Mitch Perry (TALAS, HEAVEN, STEELER, MSG, LITA FORD) and Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS) on guitar and Brad Lang (Y&T) on bass. They joined the band as ...

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LITA FORD, SHIRLEY MANSON To Be Honored At 'She Rocks Awards'

The Women's International Music Network (the WiMN), has announced the 2017 She Rocks Awards honorees. Paying tribute to women in the music industry, the fifth annual She Rocks Awards at the NAMM show will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, California. Tickets are available ...

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LITA FORD, ORIANTHI, NITA STRAUSS, JENNIFER BATTEN Featured On 'She Rocks, Volume 1' Compilation

Who says the ladies can't rock? Favored Nations Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of the all-female compilation "She Rocks, Volume 1". This collection of kick-ass guitar goddesses is produced by author and former Guitar World editor Brad Tolinski with iconic guitarist Steve Vai as executive producer, and showcases eleven female guitarists, each a virtuoso ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Official Lyric Video For '1000 Years' Song

The official lyric video for the osng "1000 Years" from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Concussion Protocol", which was released on August 26 via SPV/Steamhammer. It was made available as a digipak version (including a poster), on 2LP gatefold ...

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