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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On ROB HALFORD's Comment That A Straight Man Can't Front JUDAS PRIEST: 'Maybe I'm Gay And I Didn't Know It'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has dismissed Rob Halford's recent claim that a straight man can't front JUDAS PRIEST as a "fun" comment that didn't mean anything. Earlier this month, Halford told the Edmonton Journal about his position in PRIEST: "A straight man can't do my job. That's the way I view it. Freddie [Mercury] said it ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Aligns With W.A.S.P.'s DOUGLAS BLAIR To Conjure Victims Of Salem Witch Trials

On June 10, "Dreams In The Witch House: Sanitarium" was released and offered as a free download for the first 200 people. The track features former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, W.A.S.P. lead guitarist Douglas Blair and 1980s horror icon Courtney Gains ("Children Of The Corn", "The Burbs", "Tales From The Crypt") on lead vocals. Produced ...

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AEROSMITH Opens Las Vegas Museum

America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band AEROSMITH is set to kick off the second leg of its critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, "Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild", on Wednesday, June 19, and to celebrate they are allowing fans access to their museum showcasing incredible items they've collected over their nearly 50 years together. Initially only ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces November 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper has just announced his fall 2019 tour plans. He will embark on a spate of "An Evening With" headline tour dates this November, beginning November 3 in Florida. Additional dates will be announced shortly. Cooper will spend the summer on the road. He hits the road again ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'It Was A Shock To Leave IRON MAIDEN'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN from 1994 until 1999, told filmmaker Daniel Sarkissian that his dismissal from the band 20 years ago came as a complete surprise. "It was a shock to leave IRON MAIDEN — it was an absolute shock," Blaze admitted (see video below)." But CD sales were ...

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HOWLING SYCAMORE's 'Seven Pathways To Annihilation' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MARTY FRIEDMAN

HOWLING SYCAMORE, the extreme progressive ensemble featuring Davide Tiso, Jason McMaster and Hannes Grossmann, has returned with its sophomore album, "Seven Pathways To Annihilation". Due on June 21, the disc features over 50 minutes of music and will be available on gatefold 2LP, compact disc and on all digital outlets. The album's first single, "Initiation", ...

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SOTO: 'HyperMania' Music Video

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "HyperMania", can be seen below. Jeff comments: "'HyperMania' is the first music video from 'Origami'. ...

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SAMHAIN's LONDON MAY Stars In 'Brutal Realty, Inc.' Black Metal Short

"Brutal Realty, Inc." is an absurd black metal satire film from award-winning director Erik Boccio ("Blood Bath", "Wiretap Scars"). Set for release this summer and starring actor/musician London May of Glenn Danzig's SAMHAIN, the 15-minute short also features Sarah Burns from HBO's "Barry" and a decimating musical score composed by Sanford Parker (BURIED AT SEA, ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'I Certainly Don't Intend To Retire Any Time Soon'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AVANTASIA's new album "Moonglow": Tobias: "It's not trendy. It's not flavor of the week, but it's put together with a lot ...

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SOTO: Making Of 'Origami' Part One (Video)

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. Part one of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Origami" can be seen below. "Origami" will be released as a limited-digipak CD with a ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Nailed' His Role As Cop In TED BUNDY Movie

Actor Zac Efron has praised METALLICA frontman James Hetfield's performance in the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which premieres on Netflix and in select theaters this Friday (May 3). The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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SOTO: Lyric Video For 'Origami' Title Track

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, the "Origami" title track, can be seen below. Jeff comments: "This is one of the ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Singer PHIL MCCORMACK Dies

Phil McCormack, the frontman for rock band MOLLY HATCHET, has died. No official cause of death has yet been revealed, but the 102.7 WSNR radio station has reported that it "looks like a heart attack." He was 58 years old. MOLLY HATCHET issued a statement on McCormack's passing earlier today, saying: "It is with great ...

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