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MOTÖRHEAD-Branded Rum Due In December

December 1 will see the release of Motörhead Rum. As with every beverage the band put its name to, it's been a hands-on affair with no detail left unchecked. Quality, craftsmanship and a total no bull-attitude has defined these releases, and the Motörhead Rum is not treated differently. The Motörhead Rum has been aged for ...

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VINNIE VINCENT: December Concert Dates Postponed To February

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent's previously announced shows in Memphis on December 7 and December 8 have been postponed until February 8 and February 9, 2019 in Nashville due to additional scheduling and logistical requirements by the promoter. Promoter Derek Christopher said: "Vinnie is ready to rock and roll and is disappointed by the postponement, ...

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SCORPIONS Launch Their First Whisky

German heavy rock legends SCORPIONS continue to make waves, teaming up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink. The affectionate relationship between SCORPIONS and their Swedish audience is not only manifested with the addition of Gothenburg-based drummer Mikkey Dee a couple of years ...

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METALLICA Mourns Death Of Distiller Behind Its Recently Launched 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA is mourning the death of the acclaimed master distiller and blender behind the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. Dave Pickerell died on Thursday (November 1) in San Francisco where he was scheduled to take part in the annual WhiskyFest event. No other details have been released. Earlier today, METALLICA issued the following statement: ...

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And Justice for None - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

"Blabbermouth can fucking suck it, 'cause they never fucking knew me..." Never underestimate the power of publicity, positive and negative. Ivan Moody and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are riding their latest mount of angst rock into the summer as early on concert breadwinners. Yet surrounding Moody is unnecessary hullabaloo as he fights personal demons on ...

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CARL PALMER's 'ELP Legacy Live' To Be Released In June

A new, two-disc digipack release from Carl Palmer, perhaps one of the most highly rated drummers in the world alive today and sole surviving member of prog rock giants EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, will be released by BMG on June 29. "Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Live" encompasses two outstanding CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY shows captured ...

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CARMINE APPICE On Scrapped BLUE MURDER Reunion Plans: 'We Still Can't Get JOHN SYKES Out Of The House'

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE, KING KOBRA) was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "Monsters And Heroes", a song from the new APPICE album "Sinister", which features vocalist Paul Shortino ...

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CARMINE APPICE Hopes A Producer Or Screenwriter Will Turn His Autobiography Into A Movie

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA, VANILLA FUDGE). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Sinister", the new collaborative studio album from him and his brother, fellow legendary drummer Vinny: Carmine: "We ...

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Sinister - APPICE

When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal drumming royalty, the lordly name of Appice should automatically spring to mind. Individually, Vinny and Carmine Appice have canvassed the history of heavy music in their times with BLACK SABBATH, the Ozzy Osbourne band, DIO, VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, KING KOBRA, BLUE MURDER, HEAVEN AND HELL and ...

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VINNY APPICE Says APPICE Song 'Monsters And Heroes' Is A 'Touching' Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) about his APPICE, his new band with his brother Carmine (VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for APPICE's debut ...

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VINNY APPICE Says It Was A 'Great Thrill' To Play In 'Both Important Versions' Of BLACK SABBATH

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO) recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast about APPICE, his new band with his brother Carmine (VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA). The complete chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how comedian Carrot Top ...

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MAX CAVALERA On NAILBOMB's 'Point Blank': 'We Just Wanted To Make Heavy Music With A F**k-You Attitude'

Metal Wani's Jessie David recently conducted an interview with SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera about the band's "Point Blank With Soulfly" tour, where SOULFLY is performing NAILBOMB's lone studio album, 1994's "Point Blank", in full. "Point Blank" saw the then-SEPULTURA frontman team up with FUDGE TUNNEL's Alex Newport for a dense, industrialized offering that included a ...

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LITA FORD, FRANKIE BANALI, CARMINE APPICE, BRUCE KULICK, Others To Be Honored By ROCKGODZ HALL OF FAME

Lita Ford, Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL), Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT), Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart, BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE), Bruce Kulick (KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD), Robin McAuley (MSG) and Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) are amng the musicians who will be inducted into the RockGodz Hall Of Fame on Thursday, October ...

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CARMINE APPICE: 'There Are No New Drum Heroes'

Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice about their upcoming collaborative album, "Sinister", which is due on October 27 via SPV/Steamhammer. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if there are any new drummers that they take inspiration from, Carmine said: "There's not a lot of ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer, DREAM THEATER Keyboardist, Others To Be Inducted Into 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History'

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan. and other metal royalty will be inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Television and radio personality Eddie Trunk will host the event. An all-star jam, ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Perform Entire 'Hysteria' Album On Tour

DEF LEPPARD is planning to embark on a special tour in 2018 during which it will perform its classic "Hysteria" album in its entirety. The news was confirmed last week by DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen during an appearance on SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los ...

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