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CRAIG GOLDY Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Had A 'No-Guitar-Solo' Policy For Opening Bands In '80s: 'He Didn't Like Having A Guitar Competition'

According to former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, legendary DEEP PURPLE axeman Ritchie Blackmore prevented Goldy's then-band GIUFFRIA from having a guitar solo spot during the 1984 "Perfect Strangers" tour because Ritchie feared being upstaged. Goldy, fresh off his gig with ROUGH CUTT and being secretly courted by Ronnie James Dio, said Blackmore was going to ...

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DISTURBED: Pro-Shot Video Of Intimate Chicago Concert

DISTURBED played a special intimate show on October 10 at the 1,000-capacity Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The concert, which was presented by SiriusXM, saw the live premiere of the first two singles from DISTURBED's upcoming "Evolution" album, "Are You Ready" and "A Reason To Fight", as well as powerful renditions of a dozen or ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Teams Up With Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer In VLTIMAS

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of VLTIMAS. The three-piece extreme metal formation, consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), has completed the work on its debut album for an early 2019 release. Eriksen comments: "Feels like aeons ago since I last ventured into these ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON Talks About 'Immortal' Album

HEART singer Ann Wilson, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, recently sat down to discuss her latest solo album, "Immortal". Released on September 14 on BMG, marking her debut for the label, the critically acclaimed album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of Ann's influences and friends who've recently ...

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'Never Say Die!: Celebrating 50 Years Of Black Sabbath' Immersive Exhibition To Open In Los Angeles This Week

Home Of Metal has partnered with Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles to present "Never Say Die!: Celebrating 50 Years Of Black Sabbath". This immersive exhibition features portraits from the Home Of Metal BLACK SABBATH fan archive, historical photos, ephemera, and memorabilia sourced directly from the bandmembers, and a group art exhibition. Formed in Aston, Birmingham ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Frontman PERRY FARRELL Signs With BMG For New Solo Album, 'Kind Heaven'

Visionary singer-songwriter and musician Perry Farrell has signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with BMG to release his new solo album, "Kind Heaven", a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination "Kind Heaven" set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year. Slated for release in 2019, "Kind Heaven" marks the first ...

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JOHN CORABI On AXL ROSE Singing For AC/DC: 'I Thought He Nailed It'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES vocalist John Corabi recently guested on the "TODDCast Podcast". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THE DEAD DAISIES: John: "The cool thing about the band is that we've never actually worked together until we got up with ...

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Watch KORN, GODSMACK, DEFTONES Members Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Members of KORN, GODSMACK, HELLYEAH, DEFTONES, SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST are among the musicians who took part in a special tribute to late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Featured musicians (among others): * ...

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DISTURBED Singer Explains Decision To Remove Chin Piercings: 'It Felt Weird Walking Around Like A 45-Year-Old Hot Topic Kid'

In a brand new interview with Germany's Deutsche Welle, DISTURBED singer David Draiman spoke about his decision to finally remove his signature double labret vertical piercings, the long hook- or talon-shaped decoration that came down over his chin. "They're kind of a pain in the butt, to be honest," Draiman said about the ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS Release 'Hangover In Hannover' Music Video

"Hangover In Hannover", the new video from Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Ghost Ward Diaries", which will be released on November 23 via Mighty Music. Vocalist/guitarist Conny Bloom comments: "Hannover. Stockholm. Tokyo. L.A. Been there, done that. 'Hangover In Hannover' is a ...

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Listen To New DISTURBED Song 'The Best Ones Lie'

DISTURBED's new song "The Best Ones Lie" can be streamed below. It is the third single from the band's upcoming album, "Evolution", which will be released on October 19. Like 2015's "Immortalized", DISTURBED's new album was recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko. In a recent interview with ...

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ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Feat. MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: 'Get It Out' Album Due In January

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the project featuring ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its debut album, "Get It Out", on January 18, 2019 via Megaforce. The follow-up to ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's 2014 self-titled EP was once again produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR), with Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT ...

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JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, NEAL SCHON, MARTY FRIEDMAN, Others Featured On JASON BECKER's 'Triumphant Hearts' Album

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group will release the new album from Jason Becker, "Triumphant Hearts", on December 7. Becker's story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the technical guitar duo CACOPHONY, with his ...

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WHITESNAKE: Unboxing Video For 'Unzipped' 5CD/DVD Set

An unboxing video for WHITESNAKE's "Unzipped: Super Deluxe Edition", courtesy of David Coverdale, can be seen below. It was the hard-rocking sound of hits like "Still Of The Night" and "Give Me All Your Love Tonight" that brought WHITESNAKE worldwide, multi-platinum success. Even so, the band's founder and lead singer, David Coverdale, has never been ...

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Video Premiere: HALESTORM's 'Do Not Disturb'

HALESTORM has released the official music video for the song "Do Not Disturb". The clip was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who has previously worked with METALLICA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON, DISTURBED and GREEN DAY, among others. "Do Not Disturb" is taken from HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", which came out in July via Atlantic. ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY Announces Fall 2018 Solo U.S. Tour Dates

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — has just confirmed more shows in support of his 2018 "Sweetzerland Manifesto" solo album. The headlining dates kick off November 30 in Iowa and include stops in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia and more before wrapping up with three Los Angeles-area shows. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: New Trailer for 50th-Anniversary Photo Book

Released today (Tuesday, October 9) is "Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin", the first and only official illustrated book by the band. It is a unique collaboration between Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, who have given Reel Art Press unrestricted access to the LED ZEPPELIN archive. A new trailer for "Led Zeppelin By ...

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EVANESCENCE: 'Lacrymosa' Performance Clip from 'Synthesis Live' DVD

On October 12, Eagle Vision will release EVANESCENCE's "Synthesis Live" on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats. Recorded late last autumn during the band's critically acclaimed "Synthesis" tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown and produced by Craig Ziogas of CTGS Productions. A performance clip of the song "Lacrymosa", taken from ...

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