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VINNY APPICE Says APPICE Song 'Monsters And Heroes' Is A 'Touching' Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) about his APPICE, his new band with his brother Carmine (VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for APPICE's debut ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On His Exit From AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'They Just Weren't Ready To Commit Yet'

Mike Portnoy says that drummer Brooks Wackerman is "the perfect fit" for AVENGED SEVENFOLD. In 2015, Wackerman officially replaced Arin Ilejay, who was AVENGED SEVENFOLD's first full-time drummer after the passing of founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009. Following Sullivan's death, AVENGED SEVENFOLD recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record the drum tracks ...

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MALICE Guitarist MICK ZANE Dies After Battle With Cancer

Michael Landauer (a.k.a. Mick Zane), one of the founding members of '80s metal masters MALICE, died earlier today. He was battling what he was told was an inoperable brain tumor and was said to be receiving the same new miracle drug that recently helped former president Jimmy Carter cure his brain cancer. HELSTAR singer James ...

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JOE PERRY Is Doing 'Better Than Feared' After Health Scare

Joe Perry is doing "better than feared" after collapsing during a HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES show Sunday night (July 10), according to his AEROSMITH bandmate Tom Hamilton. Perry staggered off the stage at a concert at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York, with a number of witnesses reporting that he had appeared ...

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STEVEN TYLER Says AEROSMITH's 'Farewell' Tour Will Launch In 2017

During a live call-in interview on "The Howard Stern Show" on SiriusXM satellite radio earlier today (Tuesday, June 21), AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler revealed that the band will embark on a farewell tour in 2017. Tyler, who will release his first-ever solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere", on July 15, added the caveat that ...

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