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Meanwhile, Back in the Garage - GRAHAM BONNET BAND

Now in his seventh decade, Graham Bonnet has enjoyed a modest second coming of late. The famed ALCATRAZZ, RAINBOW, MSG and IMPELLITTERI vocalist has been cropping up everywhere in retrospectives and reissues, plus a career-resurrecting run with the Michael Schenker Fest. With his self-branded band, Graham Bonnet engineers an exciting rebirth of sorts, surrounding himself ...

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Alchemy - DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY

From the ashes of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! Michael "Vampire" Orlando initiated DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY. The latter is a goth-punk-emo-rock act, started with Ronnie Radke of FALLING IN REVERSE. Tyler Smyth and everywhere man producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette were summoned to help arrange and write DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY's debut album, "Alchemy". Following a bus accident on tour ...

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DEE SNIDER: Lyric Video For New Song 'I Am The Hurricane'

The official lyric video for the song "I Am The Hurricane" from TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming solo album, titled "For The Love Of Metal", which will be released on July 27 via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey ...

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DREAM THEATER: Second Video Of Drum Tracking For New Album

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently entered an undisclosed studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Astonishing" album. An early 2019 release is expected. A new two-minute video of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini "in the studio recording a short proggy bit" for the band's new disc can be seen ...

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ZZ TOP Guitarist/Vocalist BILLY F GIBBONS To Release 'The Big Bad Blues' Solo Album In September

Concord Records will release "The Big Bad Blues", ZZ TOP legend Billy F Gibbons's second-ever solo effort, on September 21. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 Afro-Cuban-flavored solo album "Perfectamundo". "The Big Bad Blues", as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons's lifelong love of the blues and rock and roll, showcasing the blues-influenced ...

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NORDIC UNION Feat. PRETTY MAIDS Vocalist, ECLIPSE Guitarist: Second Album Due In November

The Danish/Swedish group NORDIC UNION — which features PRETTY MAIDS vocalist Ronnie Atkins and guitarist/songwriter/producer Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, W.E.T., AMMUNITION) — will release its sophomore album, "Second Coming", via Frontiers Music Srl on Nov. 9. The album's cover artwork can be seen below. NORDIC UNION released its acclaimed self-titled debut album – which also featured ...

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IMPELLITTERI To Release 'The Nature Of The Beast' Album In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release IMPELLITTERI's brand new studio album, "The Nature Of The Beast", on October 12. Today, the band has unveiled a new song from the album, "Run For Your Life". Hear it below. 30 years into their musical career, IMPELLITTERI have created a mind-blowing, highly energetic and thrilling new musical adventure with ...

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Listen To New BLACK TUSK Song 'Scalped'

BLACK TUSK has released the third track from its new album, "TCBT", which is due on August 17 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at The Garage Savannah and mixed by engineer and longtime collaborator Chris "Scary" Adams. The song "Scalped" can be streamed below. "TCBT" track listing: 01. A Perfect View ...

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ONSLAUGHT Announces New Lineup

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will unveil their new lineup on the main stage at the Bloodstock Open Air festival on Friday, August 10 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (guitar), Sy Keeler (vocals) and Jeff Williams (bass) will be joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar). Rockett comments: "The band is genuinely ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Strained Relationship With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'We Both Made The Mistake Of Going After Each Other Through The Media'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD's current co-headlining North American tour with JOURNEY: Vivian: "It's incredible, actually. It's a really good fit. ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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SCORPIONS Joined By MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL For 'Overkill' Cover At Spain's ROCK FEST (Video)

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell joined German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS on stage this past Saturday (July 7) at the Rock Fest in Barcelona, Spain to perform a cover version of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "Overkill" as a tribute to late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. SCORPIONS' current lineup includes MOTÖRHEAD ...

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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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NASHVILLE PUSSY To Release 'Pleased To Eat You' Album In September

NASHVILLE PUSSY will release its new album, "Pleased To Eat You", on September 7 via earMUSIC. Lemmy personally blessed NASHVILLE PUSSY calling them "America's last great rock 'n' roll band" — and Lemmy should know. Formed in 1997, NASHVILLE PUSSY preached its sleazy gospel over the past couple of decades alongside MOTÖRHEAD in every rock ...

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