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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Joins Forces With Ex- PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist

Former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record a six-song EP, "The Uprising". Due on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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DON DOKKEN On Last Year's Classic DOKKEN Reunion: 'The Only Downside Was I Didn't Think I Was That Good, Singing-Wise'

Don Dokken says the "only downside" of last year's DOKKEN reunion tour was that his vocal performance wasn't up to par. The singer, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown launched a short Japanese tour last October in Osaka, before heading to Fukuoka, Tokyo for an appearance at the Loud Park ...

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Singer KYLE THOMAS Quits DEVIL'S HIGHWAY Due To 'Personal And Business Differences'

Singer Kyle Thomas (TROUBLE, EXHORDER) has announced his departure from DEVIL'S HIGHWAY, the band he launched several years ago with Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY, DEATH), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS), guitarist Matt Brunson (CROWBAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, NILE). Thomas said in a statement: "It is with great sadness, disappointment, and regret ...

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Ready To Strike - KING KOBRA

KING KOBRA had the world to gain and had it, almost. The band had drumming veteran Carmine Appice for a leader. It had an arsenal buffered by fleeting future stars: guitarist Mick Sweda in BULLETBOYS, bassist Johnny Rod in W.A.S.P. and guitarist David Michael-Phillips (aka David Henzerling) who later found himself running a full ...

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