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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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Watch JASON BONHAM Rejoin FOREIGNER On Stage At Irvine Concert

Drummer Jason Bonham rejoined his former bandmates in FOREIGNER on stage this past Wednesday, August 1 at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, California to perform the group's classic song "Hot Blooded". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Jason, son of LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, played drums live with FOREIGNER from ...

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WHITESNAKE: 'Unzipped' 5CD/DVD Set Featuring Rare And Previously Unreleased Acoustic Performances Due In October

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 a stranger to the occasional ballad, going back to his early days with DEEP PURPLE on "Soldier ...

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JEFF PILSON Is 'Thrilled Beyond Belief' With 'Phenomenal' New Album Featuring Three-Fourths Of Classic DOKKEN Lineup

Bassist/producer Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER) has confirmed that recording sessions for the new album featuring three-fourths of the classic DOKKEN lineup and vocalist Robert Mason (WARRANT, LYNCH MOB) have been completed. Just don't ask him about the name of the group, which was originally reported to be SUPER STROKE. "The band does have a new ...

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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES: LOU GRAMM And KELLY HANSEN 'Really Respect Each Other's Vocal Ability'

FOREIGNER's first-ever ticketed reunion concert featuring all original members will take place on August 4 at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones and FOREIGNER to rock through some of the best-selling songs from the band's 10 multi-platinum albums ...

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Could DOKKEN Follow FOREIGNER's Lead And Perform With Both Present And Former Members? JEFF PILSON Isn't Sure

When FOREIGNER performs in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 4, the group's current seven-piece lineup will share the stage with five former members — Dennis Elliot (drums, 1976-1992), Al Greenwood (keyboards, 1976-1980), Rick Wills (bass, 1979-1991), Ian MacDonald (guitar/vocals, 1976-1980) and Lou Gramm (vocals, 1976-1990 and 1992-2003). While the group has performed a handful of ...

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