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ECLIPSE's New Single, 'United', Named Official Theme Song Of 'Dreamhack Showdown'

"United", the new single from the Swedish rock band ECLIPSE, has been named the official theme song for DreamHack Showdown: a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament. To coincide with the kickoff of the tournament today, the single is available on all streaming/download platforms. Dreamhack, the world's largest video game festival organizer chose "United" after ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises TRUMP, Says Anyone Against America Is 'A Socialist Communist Asshole'

James Kottak says that "anyone against America is a socialist communist asshole." The unusual Independence Day greetings came after the former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer wished his 18 thousand followers a happy holiday on Twitter. "Happy Fourth.... Trump rules!" the 56-year-old musician wrote, adding in a separate tweet: "Any one against America is ...

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LAST IN LINE To Begin Writing Third Album In August

LAST IN LINE will begin writing material for its third album next month. The band, which features former DIO members Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Vinny Appice (drums), alongside ex-OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Phil Soussan and singer Andrew Freeman, released its second LP, "II", this past February. Asked in a new interview with Eonmusic what ...

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GEOFF TATE On 'Fantastic' AVANTASIA Tour: 'I Just Don't Want It To End'

AVANTASIA vocalists Tobias Sammet, Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) and Geoff Tate (ex-QUEENSRŸCHE) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why Sammet invited Atkins and Tate to participate in AVANTASIA: Tobias: "First and foremost, their voices. That's what I knew ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says U.S. Should 'Fix' Its Homelessness Problem Before Accepting Any More 'Outsiders'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that America should take care of its "homeless problem" before accepting any more "outsiders." Earlier today, the 56-year-old musician tweeted: "I wrote a new song.... 'Get out of My Kountry' ie: stay out of my space! We don't need anymore outsiders. We can't even fix ...

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JEFF PILSON Shares Hilarious Story Of How He Joined DIO

Bassist and producer Jeff Pilson is best known for playing with DOKKEN and FOREIGNER, but he also toured with DIO in the 1990s and performed on three of the group's albums — "Strange Highways" (1993), "Angry Machines" (1996) and the group's tenth and final studio release, "Master Of The Moon" (2004). During a recent appearance ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Tour Is 'Opposite' Of A Cash Grab: 'It's A Cash Giveaway'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens recently discussed the "Dio Returns" hologram tour with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the preparation that went into ...

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Video: SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Perform 'I Can't Drive 55' In Burbank

Last month, SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE celebrated the release of their first album of all-original material, "Space Between", with an exclusive performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California. Video of the band performing "I Can't Drive 55" can be seen below. THE CIRCLE is Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock Steady'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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Watch LAST IN LINE Perform In London

Fan-filmed video footage of LAST IN LINE's June 12 performance at O2 Academy Islington in London, England can be seen below. LAST IN LINE's sophomore album, "II", was released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson. LAST IN ...

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Watch RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW Perform In Munich, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of RAINBOW's June 12 concert at Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "Poupystar is back" and "munichhorseman"). Last month, RAINBOW released a new digital single, "The Storm", via Minstrel Hall Music. The song is said to be "a rocked-up remake" of an old BLACKMORE'S NIGHT track ...

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