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NITA STRAUSS To Guest On Debut Album From OVER IT ALL Feat. LAMB OF GOD, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, SWORN ENEMY Members

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has recorded a guest solo for the upcoming debut album from OVER IT ALL. OVER IT ALL consists of LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, ANIMALS AS LEADERS guitarist Javier Reyes, SWORN ENEMY guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci, 33 & West booking agency co-founder JJ ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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BERNIE TORMÉ Is Now On A Ventilator In Intensive Care

The family of Bernie Tormé says that there has been no improvement in the guitarist's health after he was hospitalized earlier this week with double pneumonia. It was reported a few days ago that the Irish musician was "extremely ill" and he has since been placed on a ventilator. The family's statement reads: "Whilst Bernie ...

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TANK Reimagines Classic Songs On 'Re-Ignition' Album

Veteran British metallers TANK will release their new album, "Re-Ignition", on April 26 via Cleopatra Records (Rubicon Music in Japan). The LP is a tribute to the early days of TANK and features 11 classic TANK songs chosen from the first four albums which were originally released in the early '80s: "Filth Hounds Of Hades", ...

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Former GILLAN And OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist BERNIE TORMÉ Is 'Extremely Ill' And In Intensive Care

Former GILLAN and OZZY OSBOURNE guitar legend Bernie Tormé has been hospitalized with double pneumonia. The news of the Irish musician's health issues was broken via his Facebook page earlier today. The post reads: "Bernie Tormé is extremely ill in intensive care with virulent double pneumonia. We ask for your prayers." According to the University ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Blizzard Of Ozz' Certified Quintuple Platinum

Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo album, 1980's "Blizzard Of Ozz", has been certified quintuple platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) after accumulating five million certified units. The February 4 recognition comes more than two decades since the LP was certified quadruple platinum (August 15, 1997). Also certified on February 4 ...

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GUS G.: Short Documentary On Guitar Art Release

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, is gearing up to unveil a career first, a series of art pieces he has crafted from guitar performance. A new medium in art that utilizes time, space, ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Adds More U.S. Dates To Farewell Tour

Last year, Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour". Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour ...

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TOMMY ALDRIDGE On Playing With OZZY OSBOURNE: 'From A Musical Perspective, It Was Probably The High-Water Mark Of My Career'

In conjunction with his participation in the October 2018 edition of Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, drum legend Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE) was interviewed by Miles Schuman. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On joining BLACK OAK ARKANSAS at the age of 19: Tommy: "I ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI: I Am Not An YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Clone

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as "much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a [Eddie] Van Halen and [Randy] Rhoads." Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the release of his debut EP, "Impellitteri". ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'I Got To Run' Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — is taking fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, which is being released today (Friday, January 25) on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. ...

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Terminally Ill LEE KERSLAKE Presented With OZZY OSBOURNE Platinum Albums At 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' (Video)

Former OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Lee Kerslake was inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday, January 23 at Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. The annual Metal Hall Of Fame gala was hosted by television, radio personality and heavy metal champion Eddie Trunk, and featured appearances by heavy metal greats of today ...

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FOREIGNER Announces Search For Original 'Juke Box Hero'

The search is on for the original "Juke Box Hero", the die-hard fan who inspired FOREIGNER's eponymous hit song. FOREIGNER founder, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones and original lead singer Lou Gramm wrote the song following a memorable encounter with a fan at a sold-out show. Interest in the identity of the person was ...

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PHIL LYNOTT: 'Songs For While I'm Away' Documentary To Include Interviews With THIN LIZZY, U2, METALLICA Members

According to ScreenDaily.com, a documentary on the life and career of Phil Lynott is now in the works from award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds. "Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away" will include interviews with THIN LIZZY's Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2's Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis and METALLICA's James ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Lotus' Video

"Lotus", the new Costin Chioreanu-created video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is the title cut of SOEN's fourth album, which will be released on February 1 via Silver Lining Music. "'Lotus' is a summoning of like-minded ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'Vanity Fair' Lyric Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available ...

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DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, DAVE LOMBARDO, Others To Perform At 'Dimebash' Tribute To Late PANTERA Guitarist

Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and will be headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist Says CHESTER BENNINGTON Was 'Very Excited' About Screaming And 'Doing Something Heavier' Than LINKIN PARK

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his collaboration with LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington on a song for his upcoming solo album, "Anesthetic", which will be released on March 1 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. "I didn't even know if I was on his radar at all, but through ...

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