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Norway's TONS OF ROCK Festival Acquired By LIVE NATION

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Tons Of Rock, Norway's biggest rock and metal festival. Tons Of Rock was founded in 2013 and has grown to be one of the leading festivals in Norway. It has become a national institution that attracts ...

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LAST IN LINE Members Discuss Making Of 'II' Album (Video)

In the eight-minute video below, the four members of LAST IN LINE — guitarist Vivian Campbell, drummer Vinny Appice, vocalist Andrew Freeman and bassist Phil Soussan — give you insight into the making of their "II" album. "II" will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new ...

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PHIL SOUSSAN Says STEVE STEVENS Turned Out To Be 'A Bit Of A Snake In The Grass' During Making Of VINCE NEIL's 'Exposed' Album

During a brand new interview with Love Is Pop, former OZZY OSBOURNE and current LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan talked about his contributions to Vince Neil's debut solo album, 1993's "Exposed". Despite the fact that he co-wrote five of the 11 songs on the MÖTLEY CRÜE singer's disc, Soussan isn't credited with ...

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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: 'Speedbag' Video

The official video for the song "Speedbag" from RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, can be seen below. The track is taken from RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", which was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's eponymous ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Looks Back On 'Intense' Period Prior To Her Father's Death

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION about the band's new "Resist" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what year was the most important during the four-year break between studio albums for WITHIN ...

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ROB HALFORD Comments On OZZY OSBOURNE's Latest Health Scare

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has commented on Ozzy Osbourne's latest hospitalization. The legendary British heavy metal band was scheduled to tour Europe with the BLACK SABBATH frontman before Ozzy canceled the trek when he was admitted to the hospital due to complications from the flu. Asked by Australia's Heavy if Ozzy's latest health scare ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Defends Being Involved In Several Projects: 'I'm A Singer. It's What I Do For A Living'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show" podcast about his three current projects — THE THREE TREMORS, SPIRITS OF FIRE and A NEW REVENGE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current busy workload: Ripper: ...

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KISS: New 'Pop! Rocks' Figures From FUNKO Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has once again joined forces with legendary rockers KISS. The latest series of Pop! Rocks vinyl figures includes all four members of the band. These stylized Pop! vinyl figures were announced at the New York Toy Fair. As of this ...

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K.K. DOWNING: 'Physically And Technically, RIPPER Was A Better Singer Than ROB HALFORD, Because TIM Was Always In Tune'

Andrew Catania of All That Shreds recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. An excerpt from the chat follows below. All That Shreds: Comparing [longtime JUDAS PRIEST singer] Rob [Halford] to [former JUDAS PRIEST frontman] Ripper [Tim Owens], who do you feel is a better fit for PRIEST? Downing: ...

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AEROSMITH's 'Hollywood Walk Of Fame' Star Ceremony Postponed

Due to severe weather conditions today, the unveiling of AEROSMITH's Hollywood Walk Of Fame star has been postponed. Singer Steven Tyler was scheduled to be joined by actress Sharon Stone in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Musicians Institute. That ceremony is now postponed until further notice. Steven tweeted earlier today: ...

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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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Video Premiere: LAST IN LINE's 'Blackout The Sun'

The official music video for the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be 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 ...

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PEARL JAM Named 'Record Store Day' 2019 Ambassador

PEARL JAM has been selected as the official Record Store Day ambassador for 2019. Record Store Day takes place on April 13 at independent record stores around the world. Guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement: "Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years old. Before ...

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Video: AEROSMITH Performs At STEVEN TYLER's Second Annual 'Grammy Awards Viewing Party'

Last night, iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler celebrated his second annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund with over 500 friends and supporters, including Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Alice Cooper, and more at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Hosted by Jane Lynch, the exclusive gala featured a live viewing of the ...

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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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BLACK SABBATH Bench Unveiled In Birmingham: Photos, Video

BLACK SABBATH was honored with a "heavy metal" bench earlier today (Saturday, February 9) in Birmingham, England. SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi attended the commemorative event organized by Westside Business Improvement District. The handmade, stainless steel bench was forged in the city by Gateway Steel Fabrications and features images of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler ...

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A NEW REVENGE Feat. Former JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE Members: Debut Album Due In March

A NEW REVENGE (formerly PROJECT ROCK and ROCKSTAR) — the band featuring former members of JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE and SCORPIONS — will release its debut album, "Enemies & Lovers", on March 29 via Australia's independent record label Golden Robot Records. A NEW REVENGE features one of the finest voices in metal of ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Is 'Doing Much Better,' Says Son JACK

Ozzy Osbourne is doing "much better," three days after the BLACK SABBATH singer was hospitalized because of flu complications. On Monday (February 4), Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California. His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said that doctors believe "this is the best way to get him on a ...

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TONY IOMMI Wishes OZZY OSBOURNE Speedy Recovery

Tony Iommi has wished Ozzy Osbourne a "speedy recovery" after the BLACK SABBATH singer was hospitalized because of flu complications. Earlier this week, Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California. His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said that doctors believe "this is the best way to get him on a ...

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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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OZZY OSBOURNE Hospitalized Following Flu Complications

Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized as he recovers from the flu. The BLACK SABBATH singer's wife and manager Sharon shared the news earlier today, writing on Twitter: "As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu. His doctors feel this is the best way to get ...

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Video Premiere: WITHIN TEMPTATION's 'Supernova'

"Supernova", the new Set Vexy-directed video from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Resist", which arrived on February 1. The disc is the band's first release through Spinefarm Records, the specialist hard rock label of Universal Music Group. "I wrote this song for my ...

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