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FRANK ZAPPA Hologram Tour Band Lineup Announced

Live music's premier hologram production company Eyellusion today announced that a who's who of Zappa fan favorite musicians will support "The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa" hologram tour set to hit music venues in late 2018. Longtime and legendary Zappa players Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Joe "Vaultmeister" Travers are set ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion All But Confirmed By New Photo Shoot

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the SMASHING PUMPKINS did a new photo shoot in Los Angeles on Saturday (February 3), all but confirming that a new, mostly original lineup of the band is returning this year. Participants in the photo shoot included frontman Billy Corgan, original guitarist James Iha, founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and ...

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DEE SNIDER Completes Recording JAMEY JASTA-Produced Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has finished laying down the final vocal tracks for his upcoming solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is being produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, will tentatively feature contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM ...

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MORGAN LANDER On KITTIE's Career: 'Our Story Is Not Always A Happy One'

James Geiser of Antihero Magazine recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Morgan Lander of Canadian all-female metal band KITTIE about their forthcoming career-spanning documentary, "Origins/Evolutions". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On her thoughts on KITTIE's 20th anniversary: Morgan: "It makes me feel very ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says Performing With RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Is 'Very Surreal' And 'Heart-Wrenching'

Craig Goldy says that performing with a hologram of Ronnie James Dio is a "very surreal" and "heart-wrenching" experience. Goldy joined DIO during the "Sacred Heart" tour in 1986 after original guitarist Vivian Campbell was fired from the band following a contentious business disagreement with the singer and Ronnie's management. For the past several years, ...

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TOOL Is 'Looking To Go Into The Studio' Very Soon

TOOL drummer Danny Carey spoke to Ireland's Overdrive about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" album. "It's all coming together really well," he said. "We'll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully we'll have ...

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Former DIO, AC/DC, QUIET RIOT Members Join Forces In DREAM CHILD

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the formation of DREAM CHILD, a brand new band featuring former members of DIO, AC/DC and QUIET RIOT. DREAM CHILD is: * Craig Goldy (DIO, GIUFFRIA): Guitar * Wayne Findlay (MSG): Guitar, Keyboards * Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, OPERATION: MINDCRIME): Drums * Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO): ...

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Three Original SMASHING PUMPKINS Members Photographed In Studio

According to The Pulse Of Radio, three original SMASHING PUMPKINS members were photographed together in the studio on Tuesday (January 16). Founder and frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin were joined at a Los Angeles recording studio by original guitarist James Iha, prompting Corgan to write on Instagram: "@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy ...

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No Cross No Crown - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has returned with its best album in 22 years. The group has never released bad or subpar music, but since Pepper Keenan removed himself from the picture to focus upon DOWN, the unit lost its momentum and magic. Now that the charming frontman has returned to the fold, the group has repossessed ...

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VIXEN Singer Undergoes Surgery For Blood Clots On Brain

VIXEN frontwoman Janet Gardner is recovering from surgery to remove blood clots in her brain, a condition known as a subdural hematoma. Subdural hematomas result from bleeding on the surface of the brain, and the condition is most often due to a serious fall or head injury. According to Healthline, the condition can be very ...

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CARMINE APPICE Hopes A Producer Or Screenwriter Will Turn His Autobiography Into A Movie

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA, VANILLA FUDGE). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Sinister", the new collaborative studio album from him and his brother, fellow legendary drummer Vinny: Carmine: "We ...

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Watch Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Perform Cover Of NEIL YOUNG's 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performed yesterday (Friday, January 12) at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth, Florida. You can watch video footage of their rendition of the Neil Young classic "Rockin' In The Free World" below. Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a ...

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Video: VIXEN's JANET GARDNER Performs At Whisky A Go Go In Hollywood

Video footage of VIXEN frontman Janet Gardner performing the song "Rat Hole" live on January 11 at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California can be seen below. The track, which was inspired by Gardner's frustration with health care insurance companies, is taken from her self-titled debut solo album, released last August via Pavement Entertainment. ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer On Band's Early Years: 'We Were Always Into Metal; We Just Couldn't Play It Too Good'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin was recently interviewed by George Burnz of the "Full Metal Racket" show. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the surprisingly fertile nature of the North Carolina music scene: Reed: "Raleigh always had a good rock scene, punk rock scene ...

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