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POISON Announces First Headlining Tour Dates In Over A Decade

POISON, one of rock's most high-energy and iconic bands, will perform all its greatest hits as they headline select dates for the first time in over a decade. This spring will see all four original members — Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett and C.C. DeVille — join together to play these limited headline dates ...

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Reunited RATT Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has scheduled the following tour dates: Apr. 26 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY Apr. 27 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - The Sherman Theater - ...

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OVERKILL Frontman: 'Along The Way, You Must Reinvent Yourself'

OVERKILL singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was interviewed on the February 10-12 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A couple of excerpts follow. Full Metal Jackie: ["The Grinding Wheel" is] your eighteenth studio album. Bobby, what makes each time you record ...

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Singer JOSHUA ALAN Quits BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT

Singer Joshua Alan has quit Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT, explaining that he will be working and focusing on his original music this year. Blotzer has spent the last year and a half battling the other three members of RATT's classic lineup over the rights to the band's name. At the same time, he has ...

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OVERKILL Kicks Off North American Tour In Philadelphia (Video)

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL kicked off their North American tour on Tuesday, February 14 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. OVERKILL is touring in support of its latest album, "The Grinding Wheel", which was released on February 10 via Nuclear Blast. The disc ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER On RATT Legal Dispute: 'This Is Definitely Not Over'

Drummer Bobby Blotzer has made his first public comments since a judge denied his request for reconsideration in connection with his legal dispute with the other three members of RATT's classic lineup over the rights to the band's name. Back in November, a California judge ruled against Blotzer with respect to whether bassist Juan Croucier ...

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Video Premiere: OVERKILL's 'Goddamn Trouble'

"Goddamn Trouble", the new video from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Kevin Custer and edited by Denise Korycki at Wild Wind Productions (CANNIBAL CORPSE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). Commented OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "We hooked up again with Kevin Custer, the director behind the videos 'Armorist', ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Talks Social Media, New Music From DOWN And Culture Of 'V.I.P Packages'

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall conducted an interview with Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) before SUPERJOINT's January 22 concert at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On biased media coverage of political news and the negative aspects of social media: Anselmo: "Shit, ...

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The Grinding Wheel - OVERKILL

As legendary thrash band OVERKILL might put it through its latest album, the bitter cycle to staying relevant is like a grinding wheel. Yet, for a band that could've been defined strictly by the breakout foursome containing Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, D.D. Verni, Rat Skates and Bobby Gustafson, OVERKILL has a treasure trove of alumni: Sid ...

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JACK RUSSELL On RATT Legal Dispute: 'It's Hard To Hear Your Friend Telling Lies About Your Career Or Reinventing The Past'

Former GREAT WHITE and current JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has a word of advice for the members of RATT who are currently involved in a legal dispute over the rights to the group's name. Russell, who in 2012 sued founding GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall, guitarist and keyboardist Michael Lardie and drummer ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY On Whether JIMMY DEGRASSO Will Play Drums At Upcoming RATT Shows: 'We're Still Figuring That Out'

Three members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed a full set of the band's classic songs as the "surprise band" on October 1, 2016 on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise West, also known as Monsterwood. Joining Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini on stage at the ...

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BRET MICHAELS Wants POISON To Embark On Headlining Tour In 2018, Says He Is Open To Making New Music With Band

During last week's appearance on "Trunk Nation", Eddie Trunk's show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106), POISON singer Bret Michaels spoke about the band's upcoming North American tour with DEF LEPPARD and TESLA. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why now was the right time to reconnect with the other guys from POISON: Bret: ...

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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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DEF LEPPARD Announces North American Tour With POISON And TESLA

Fresh off winning the fan-voted Classic Rock magazine "Album Of The Year" award, DEF LEPPARD announce they will return to the road this spring for a three-month run across North America. The Live Nation-promoted outing will storm through cities across parts of the U.S. and Canada. This new leg of dates follows the group's massive ...

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