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CHAS WEST And ROY Z Join Forces In WEST BOUND; 'Volume I' Album Due In February

WEST BOUND is a hard-hitting new rock band formed in the Los Angeles area by vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), with a lineup completed by Jimmy Burkard (guitar), Jason Cornwell (bass) and Dave "Chilli" Moreno (drums). Additionally, Stephen LeBlanc provides keyboards ...

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FOREIGNER's 'Jukebox Hero' Musical To Make World Premiere In Toronto

A new musical built around legendary band FOREIGNER's peerless catalog of hit songs will make its world premiere this winter in Toronto. FOREIGNER recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of rocking the charts and arenas worldwide. The highly anticipated musical "Jukebox Hero, The Musical" from Calgary-based Annerin Theatricals will play an exclusive limited engagement at Toronto's ...

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JASON BONHAM Says He Listens To LED ZEPPELIN Bootlegs To Study His Father's Live Performances

Drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, THE CIRCLE, BONHAM, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING) was recently interviewed by the Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station 97.5 KMOD's "DOMKcast" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how faithfully he performs his father's drum parts faithfully during LED ZEPPELIN ...

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WHITESNAKE To Release 'Flesh & Blood' Album In May 2019

WHITESNAKE has announced its first shows of the 2019 "Flesh & Blood" world tour. The trek will see the David Coverdale-fronted band perform select songs from its 13th studio album, "Flesh & Blood", to be released in May 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video from the disc, titled "Shut Up & ...

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FOREIGNER's Original Members Reunite On Stage In Los Angeles (Video)

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER played the first of four "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts Friday night (November 9) at Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater. The show, which marked the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER's second album, "Double Vision", featured all current bandmembers plus the original musicians who helped to put the iconic group on the map more ...

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RIVAL SONS To Release 'Feral Roots' Album In January

RIVAL SONS will release their new album, "Feral Roots", on January 25, 2019 via Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's major label imprint Low Country Sound/Atlantic. The forthcoming LP is highlighted by the brand new track "Back In The Woods", which is streaming today on RIVAL SONS' official YouTube channel and at all DSPs. Produced by ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Reflects On His 15 Years Of Living In Japan: 'I Just Love It So Much'

On October 15, guitarist Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) — who moved from America to Tokyo in 2003 — participated in a public question-and-answer session, "Ask Marty: An Insider's View Of Japan Through The Eyes Of An American Rockstar", at the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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JEFF PILSON Says New Project With GEORGE LYNCH, MICK BROWN, ROBERT MASON Will Be Called THE END MACHINE

The new band featuring three members of the classic DOKKEN lineup along with former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason has officially been christened THE END MACHINE. Although guitarist George Lynch said in a recent interview that his new collaboration with his onetime DOKKEN bandmates Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) would ...

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JETHRO TULL Announces First-Ever Official Book

JETHRO TULL, the pioneering British prog rock group, has announced the launch of the band's first-ever official illustrated history. "The Ballad Of Jethro Tull" will be a beautifully packaged, fully illustrated hardback book, printed in two editions: a "Classic" version; and a limited-run "Signature Edition", signed by Ian Anderson and featuring additional content. The project ...

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Former QUIET RIOT And ROUGH CUTT Members Join Forces In ROUGH RIOT

Former members of QUIET RIOT and ROUGH CUTT have joined forces in a "supergroup" called ROUGH RIOT. The new band consists of lead vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT), guitarists Chris Hager (MICKEY RATT, ROUGH CUTT, STEPHEN PEARCY) and Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT), bassist Sean McNabb (QUIET RIOT, LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, ROUGH CUTT) ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Is Not Interested In Starting Brand New Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing was recently interviewed by the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the deterioration of his relationship with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton: Downing: "I think everyone will know ...

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RIVAL SONS Release Music Video For New Song 'Do Your Worst'

Nashville/Los Angeles quartet RIVAL SONS has released "Do Your Worst", the first new music to be made available from the band's forthcoming LP, expected to arrive early next year on Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's Low Country Sound imprint via Atlantic. Vocalist Jay Buchanan commented on how "Do Your Worst" was born: "Sometimes environment really ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL Guitarist MARK ZAVON To Release Debut Solo Album

KILL DEVIL HILL guitarist Mark Zavon will release his self-titled debut solo album on November 23 via EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Described in a press release as a collection of "timeless, uptempo hard rock songs" featuring "catchy riffs and giant hooks," the 10-song offering sees Zavon handling not ...

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ALDO NOVA Returns With First Album In More Than 30 Years

On October 19, Canadian guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer Aldo Nova will release his first new album release in over three decades. Titled "2.0" (Megaforce), it's a collection of supercharged reinventions of six classic songs off his self-titled smash debut, plus one new original, "I'm A Survivor", initially written for FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm. ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Says Group Will Continue To Record And Release Albums: 'It Feels Good To Create New Music'

WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner recently appeared on the Wyoming radio station KUGR program "Let's Talk". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On WARRANT's m.o.: Erik: "We're all about having a good time. There's other bands that do politics and talk about religion and stuff like that, ...

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