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Ex-DIO Keyboardist CLAUDE SCHNELL Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Is A 'Travesty' And 'Disrespectful' To Singer's Memory

Former DIO keyboardist Claude Schnell has slammed the Ronnie James Dio hologram, calling it a "travesty" and "disrespectful" to the singer's memory. The legendary heavy metal frontman died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: Video Tour Of 2018 Drum Kit

A five-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain takes the viewer for a close-up tour of his 2018 kit can be seen below. McBrain recently opened a drum store, Nicko McBrain's Drum One. Located in Manchester, the retail capital of the North of England on the Trafford Park business estate, the store features ...

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BLABBERMOUTH.NET Used In Live Presentation At WWDC As APPLE Takes Another Swipe At FACEBOOK

BLABBERMOUTH.NET was used in a live presentation on the opening day of Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday (June 4) in San Jose, California. The annual four-day conference ties together all of the latest updates to Apple's platforms along with some bigger initiatives focused on bolstering privacy and security, and curbing technology ...

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Listen To METAL CHURCH's Cover Of NAZARETH Classic 'Please Don't Judas Me' From 'Deep Cuts & Rarities' Album

METAL CHURCH's cover version of the NAZARETH classic "Please Don't Judas Me" can be streamed below. The song is taken from "Deep Cuts & Rarities", a limited-edition 15-track compilation CD that includes rare unreleased and previously released cover songs which are performed by various artists from the rock and hard rock genres. Due on Friday, ...

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Former NEVERMORE And FORBIDDEN Guitarist TIM CALVERT Dies At 52

Former FORBIDDEN and NEVERMORE guitarist Tim Calvert died this morning after battling an aggressive form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He was only 52 years old. Tim's passing was announced by his sister, Vicky Calvert-Hawkins, who wrote in a Facebook post: "Myself and my husband Bret (along with several wonderful doctors, and hospice providers) ...

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DIO DISCIPLES To Release Debut Album Via BMG

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager Wendy, is about to sign a deal with BMG for the release of the band's debut album. DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of vocalists, including ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim ...

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ESCAPE THE FATE: 'Broken Heart' Video Released

The official video for the song "Broken Heart" from ESCAPE THE FATE can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "I Am Human", which will be released on March 30 via Better Noise Records. "I Am Human" sees ESCAPE THE FATE at its most raw, real, and relatable. Helmed ...

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First Look At ALICE COOPER In 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Alice Cooper will star as King Herod in NBC's highly anticipated special event "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert", to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1 from the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. A new trailer for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" has just been released and can be seen below. "Jesus ...

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POMPEII, The Supergroup That Never Was, To Release Long-Lost Album, 'The Secret Sessions', On Record Store Day

Known as "the supergroup that never was," Corky Laing's POMPEII recorded "The Secret Sessions" between 1976 and 1978 after a re-introduction to old friend Ian Hunter via Steve Wax of Elektra/Asylum. Laing recalls: "The late '70s was a turbulent time as the musical taste went through a generational change. Punk was just beginning to surface ...

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