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Ex-DIO Keyboardist CLAUDE SCHNELL Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Is A 'Travesty' And 'Disrespectful' To Singer's Memory

Former DIO keyboardist Claude Schnell has slammed the Ronnie James Dio hologram, calling it a "travesty" and "disrespectful" to the singer's memory. The legendary heavy metal frontman died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open ...

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GEORGE LYNCH On LYNCH MOB's Lineup Changes: 'It Is A Revolving Door'

George Lynch says that LYNCH MOB's current singer situation is "confusing," five months after the departure of Oni Logan. For some of its recent shows, LYNCH MOB has been utilizing the services of two different vocalists, depending on each frontman's availability: former LYNCH MOB singer Robert Mason, and ex-BLONZ vocalist Nathan Utz. George addressed the ...

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WILL HAVEN: 'Hewed With The Brand' Video Released

"Hewed With The Brand", the new Brian Cox/Flarelight Films-directed video from noise metal veterans WILL HAVEN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Muerte", which was released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. Guitarist Jeff Irwin comments: "We love this new video. Brian Cox did an amazing ...

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LYNCH MOB: Quality Video Footage Of Pasadena Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of LYNCH MOB's May 12 performance at The Rose in Pasadena, California can be seen below (courtesy of Jim Antera Ross). LYNCH MOB was rejoined by singer Robert Mason for a number of shows this spring, including appearances on the Monsters Of Rock cruise and at the '80s In The Park festival. ...

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DIO DISCIPLES To Release Debut Album Via BMG

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager Wendy, is about to sign a deal with BMG for the release of the band's debut album. DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of vocalists, including ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim ...

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WILL HAVEN: Entire 'Muerte' Album Available For Streaming

"Muerte", the sixth full-length album from noise metal legends WILL HAVEN, can be streamed in its entirety below. The disc will be released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. The origins of WILL HAVEN can be traced back to 1995, when they first emerged as a staple in Sacramento, California's storied underground. For over ...

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W.A.S.P. Releases 'Docter Rockter' Lyric Video

On February 2, W.A.S.P. released the critically acclaimed 25th anniversary edition "ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)" of the band's iconic hit album "The Crimson Idol". The re-recordings of one of the best concept albums of all times tell the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music ...

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LYNCH MOB Recruits Former BLONZ Singer NATHAN UTZ

LYNCH MOB has recruited singer Nathan Utz to front the band following the recent departure of Oni Logan. The Atlanta, Georgia-based Utz previousy sang for the late 1980s/early 1990s glam metal band BLONZ and is currently the frontman for the AEROSMITH tribute act PANDORA'S BOX, which also features EVANESCENCE's Troy McLawhorn. Utz made his live ...

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It's Alive! - JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES

JOHN 5 isn't a household name, but the guitar wizard has worked with a vast array of artists who are exactly that. Whether it's performing in arenas with ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON or lending his talents as a session musician for the likes of ROD STEWART, PAUL STANLEY or LYNYRD SKYNYRD, the six-stringer has ...

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Listen To New WILL HAVEN Song 'Winds Of Change'

"Winds Of Change", a new song from noise metal legends WILL HAVEN, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, titled "Muerte" (Spanish for "death"), which will be released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. WILL HAVEN guitarist Jeff Irwin states about "Winds Of Change": "This is probably ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS: 'As A Writer, I'm Just Trying To Get People To Think'

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "ReIdolized", the recently released re-recording of W.A.S.P.'s 1992 rock opera "The Crimson Idol": Blackie: "I would say the sonics have changed more than anything. When ...

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W.A.S.P. Releases 'Chainsaw Charlie' Video From 'ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)'

In December 2017, W.A.S.P. successfully completed its "ReIdolized" tour supporting the 25th anniversary of the band's iconic hit album "The Crimson Idol". The legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele will finally be released in a re-recorded version and of the album with the four "missing" songs — as originally intended — together with "The Crimson ...

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Singer ONI LOGAN Once Again Exits LYNCH MOB

Singer Oni Logan has once again left LYNCH MOB, the band he has been in and out of for almost three decades. In a Facebook post headlined "A brother has left the building," Logan wrote: "As a new year shines a light, so do new beginnings. Some that make the heart flutter and some that ...

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