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BRET MICHAELS Wasn't Surprised DONALD TRUMP Won The Presidency: He 'Is All About Capitalism And He Is Patriotic'

POISON singer Bret Micheals, who won Season 3 of Donald Trump's reality competition "The Celebrity Apprentice", was asked by Entrepreneur.com in a new interview how he would rate Trump as an entrepreneur. "Donald Trump would be at the very top," Bret responded. "Trump has the entrepreneurial spirit. He also has tough skin." Asked ...

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METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Gets 'Jazz' Treatment By ROBERT HAGLUND With Help From BRUCE KULICK

Bruce Kulick (KISS), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), Kee Marcello (EUROPE) and Tony Harnell (TNT) are among the guest musicians who appear on Robert Haglund's new album, "I Wanna Be Somebody". Famous Swedish singers like Svante Thuresson and Jan Johansen also contribute duet vocals. Haglund has been a professional musician for 20 years ...

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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT's Divorce Is Finalized

According to TMZ, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has finalized his divorce from singer/songwriter Melanie Martel. The 55-year-old rocker and his ex-wife, who had a prenuptial agreement, will share joint custody of their two kids — 7-year-old son Jude Aaron Rockett and 4-year-old daughter Lucy Sky Rockett. Rikki will pay $2,000 a month in ...

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TONY HARNELL, BRUCE KULICK, RUDY SARZO, KEE MARCELLO Guest On ROBERT HAGLUND's 'I Wanna Be Somebody'

Bruce Kulick (KISS), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), Kee Marcello (EUROPE) and Tony Harnell (TNT) are among the guest musicians who appear on Robert Haglund's new album, "I Wanna Be Somebody". Famous Swedish singers like Svante Thuresson and Jan Johansen also contribute duet vocals. Haglund has been a professional musician for 20 years ...

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TANK Recruits PINK CREAM 69 Vocalist DAVID READMAN

Veteran British metallers TANK have recruited PINK CREAM 69 vocalist David Readman to replace the recently departed ZP Theart, who is now a full-time member of U.S. rockers SKID ROW. Stated TANK guitarist Cliff Evans: "We're really pleased for ZP and hope that everything works out for him. He's always been a massive fan of ...

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Watch RATT's Entire Concert In Peoria

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's entire June 1 performance at Limelight Eventplex in Peoria, Illinois can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. Wanted Man (1:14) 02. I'm Insane (5:15) 03. Dangerous But Worth The Risk (8:42) 04. You Think You're Tough (12:33) 05. Walkin' The Dog (17:00) 06. Way Cool Jr. (20:23) 07. In Your ...

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JOHN CORABI Doesn't Think BOBBY BLOTZER Deserves RATT Name

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES singer John Corabi who had a seven-year stint (2001-2008) as the rhythm guitarist in RATT, has once again commented on the ongoing legal battle between drummer Bobby Blotzer and other members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — ...

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RATT's WARREN DEMARTINI: Video Footage Of THE MUSIC ZOO Event

On April 25, Warren DeMartini of RATT took part in a special event at The Music Zoo in Roslyn, New York. Hosted by Andy Aledort of Guitar World, the night featured a conversation segment with Warren talking about his Charvel series, along with guitar demonstrations and a question-and-answer session. Check out video footage below. The ...

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Watch RATT Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's June 9 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Parts Ways With Singer TOMMY VEXT, Recruits Ex-QUIET RIOT Frontman SEANN NICOLS

WESTFIELD MASSACRE has parted ways with singer Tommy Vext (ex-DIVINE HERESY, SNOT) and has replaced him with Seann Nicols (pictured; a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; Bobby Blotzer's RATT, formerly of ADLER'S APPETITE and QUIET RIOT). The new lineup of WESTFIELD MASSACRE will embark on a U.S. headlining tour, the "North American Meltdown", in early July. WESTFIELD MASSACRE ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Taps MISSING PERSONS Drummer ANDY SANESI

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has recruited Andy Sanesi to play drums in his solo band. Bach says: "Andy Sanesi was recommended to me by my friend Adam Jones from the band TOOL. Andy Sanesi is the drummer who replaced Terry Bozzio in the incredible Los Angeles band MISSING PERSONS. He is a great ...

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Reunited RATT 'Would Love To' Release New Studio Album In 2018

The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — "would love" to complete the follow-up to the group's latest studio album, 2010's "Infestation". Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini have played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 in the ...

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Video: RATT Performs At ROCKLAHOMA Festival

Decibel Geek TV has uploaded video footage of the reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performing on May 28 at the Rocklahoma festival, which took place at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Check ...

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ADEMA's Reunited Original Lineup Plays First Comeback Show (Video)

The reunited original lineup of the California rock band ADEMA — vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo and drummer Kris Kohls — played its first comeback show last night (Wednesday, May 24) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER And BLIND GUARDIAN's HANSI KÜRSCH Are Working On Material For Third DEMONS & WIZARDS Album

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has confirmed that he and BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch are working on material for the long-awaited third album from their side project DEMONS & WIZARDS. DEMONS & WIZARDS was launched in 1997 and has released two full-length albums so far: 2000's self-titled effort and 2005's "Touched By The Crimson ...

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PENTAGRAM To Complete European Tour Without BOBBY LIEBLING

As was the case for the recently completed U.S. shows, legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band PENTAGRAM will play its previously booked European tour dates this summer without frontman and founding member Bobby Liebling. PENTAGRAM explains in a statement: "Bobby called on April 17 saying he had been admitted to the hospital. He called again on ...

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ADEMA's Original Lineup Reunites, Begins Work On New Material

The original lineup of the California rock band ADEMA — vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo and drummer Kris Kohls — has reunited and is writing material for a new album, to be recorded later in the year. The reactivated group will play its first comeback show on Wednesday, ...

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RIKKI ROCKETT Thinks POISON Should Get A ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Nomination 'For The Sake Of Our Genre'

Tigman of the Q103 radio station in Albany, New York recently conducted an interview with POISON drummer Rikki Rockett. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD: Rikki: "It's been great, honestly. We get along with both TESLA and ...

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