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JAKE E. LEE: RAY GILLEN 'Never Told Me' He Had AIDS

During a recent appearance on Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast, former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Jake E. Lee spoke about the passing of his onetime BADLANDS bandmate Ray Gillen. The singer, who also had a brief stint with BLACK SABBATH in the mid-1980s, died in December 1993 from an AIDS-related disease in a New ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Calls Government Shutdown 'Horrific', Says 'The Priority Has To Be To Get People Back To Work'

KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons recently announced that all TSA employees can eat for free at their Rock & Brews restaurants during the government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. The political stalemate has caused some 800,000 federal workers to miss paychecks — even though thousands of government employees are required to ...

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VIXEN Recruits FEMME FATALE's LORRAINE LEWIS As Its New Lead Singer

VIXEN has recruited FEMME FATALE's Lorraine Lewis as its new lead singer following the recent departure of Janet Gardner. Lewis has already performed with VIXEN, having fronted the group in March 2018 in Durant, Oklahoma while Gardner was recovering from surgery (see video below). VIXEN members Roxy Petrucci (drums), Share Ross (bass) and Brittany Denaro ...

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JIMMY PAGE Introduces SUNDRAGON Amp

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Led Zeppelin 1", Jimmy Page would like to present Sundragon, an amplifier that gives guitarists the opportunity to enjoy the sounds he created to shape the future of rock and roll. Sundragon is a faithful recreation of the amp Jimmy used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on "Led ...

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VIXEN To Carry On With New Singer

VIXEN members Roxy Petrucci (drums), Share Ross (bass) and Brittany Denaro (guitar) have vowed to carry on with the band following the recent departure of singer Janet Gardner. The trio issued the following statement earlier today: "To all our VIXEN friends and fans… Janet felt the time was right to pursue a solo career and ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Invites You To 'Experience Hendrix' Tour

A short video message from MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine inviting his fans to the upcoming "Experience Hendrix" tour can be seen below. The critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix's musical genius is returning in 2019 with its biggest ever tour — 30 dates through the East Coast, South and Midwest. What began as a single-show ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former CATTLE DECAPITATION Bassist DEREK ENGEMANN

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, has announced the addition of former CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist/current SCOUR guitarist Derek Engemann to the group's ranks. Engemann — who takes the place of bass comrade Walter Howard (GRIEVED, OPPRESSIVE FORCE, VAGINAL BEAR TRAP) — will make his ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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CARLOS SANTANA To Celebrate 'Supernatural' Album And WOODSTOCK Performance On 'Supernatural Now' Tour

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road with his band across North America this summer for the "Supernatural Now" tour. The three-month, 29-date celebration will commemorate two of the most important milestones in the iconic guitarist's career: the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple Grammy-winning album ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI And JOHN MYUNG Discuss 'Fall Into The Light' Song From 'Distance Over Time' Album (Video)

A four-and-a-half-minute video of DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung discussing "Fall Into The Light", the second single released from their upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", can be seen below. "Distance Over Time" will be released on February 22. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining ...

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JOE BONAMASSA To Host New Weekly Show On SiriusXM

SiriusXM has announced that world-renowned two-time-Grammy-nominated blues artist Joe Bonamassa will host a new weekly show, "Different Shades Of Blue With Joe Bonamassa", on SiriusXM's B.B. King's Bluesville channel. Bonamassa, a New York state native, was discovered by B.B. King and opened for the legend when he was only 12 years old. Since then, over ...

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The Story Of METALLICA's New Beer, ENTER NIGHT (Video)

A 10-minute documentary about the making of Enter Night Pilsner, the new beer collaboration bweteen METALLICA and Escondido, California-based brewer Stone Brewing Co., can be seen below. Launching in the U.S. now, and internationally this spring, Enter Night Pilsner is a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define METALLICA and Stone Brewing: ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT To Appear In Acclaimed Conversation Series 'Speakeasy'

The critically acclaimed conversation series "Speakeasy" has returned for a fourth season on public television's World channel. The six episodes will feature an all-new group of iconic artists, Grammy Award winners, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, and beloved musicians engaging in intimate conversations between friends. Each episode gives fans an inside look into ...

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METALLICA And STONE BREWING Announce Collaboration Beer, ENTER NIGHT

METALLICA and Arrogant Consortia (a Stone Brewing imprint) have announced Enter Night Pilsner. Launching in the U.S. now, and internationally this spring, Enter Night Pilsner is a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define METALLICA and Stone Brewing: fiercely independent, transcending genres, shattering preconceptions and challenging convention. Enter Night Pilsner is the ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER On Group's New 'Warts-And-All' Live Album: 'It's Real, And That's Why It Works'

John Gallagher, the bassist/vocalist of British/American heavy metal veterans RAVEN, recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new live album, "Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg": John: "We didn't plan on doing this, ...

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IN FLAMES: Lyric Video For 'I, The Mask' Title Track

The official lyric video for "I, The Mask", a brand new song from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's thirteenth studio album, which will be released on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The ...

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