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KILL DEVIL HILL Guitarist MARK ZAVON To Release Debut Solo Album

KILL DEVIL HILL guitarist Mark Zavon will release his self-titled debut solo album on November 23 via EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Described in a press release as a collection of "timeless, uptempo hard rock songs" featuring "catchy riffs and giant hooks," the 10-song offering sees Zavon handling not ...

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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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VINNY APPICE, TONY MACALPINE Among Featured Guests On TARA LYNCH's Debut Album, 'Evil Enough'

Tara Lynch (a.k.a. "Gui-Tara") is a guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter who delivers heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals. She will release her debut album, "Evil Enough", on April 13. "Evil Enough" is a melodic metal album featuring Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announces 'Rise Of The Underground Tour 2018'

New York's LIFE OF AGONY has announced dates for a headlining trek called "Rise Of The Underground Tour 2018" spanning the USA and Europe. The shows will begin with two sold-out, hometown warm-up gigs April 18 and April 19 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, and conclude November 2 as headliners of The Sound Of Revolution ...

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MR. BIG Drummer PAT TORPEY Dies At 64

Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan said: "Pat Torpey has been my closest friend in music for ...

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RIOT V To Release 'Armor Of Light' Album In April

RIOT V, the band featuring members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, will release its new album, "Armor Of Light", on April 27 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, SLIPKNOT, KORN), while the cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (CRYSTAL VIPER). The new songs ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Recruits Female Drummer VERONICA BELLINO

LIFE OF AGONY has announced the addition of drummer Veronica Bellino to the group's ranks. She joins the band as the replacement for Sal Abruscato, who "amicably" left LIFE OF AGONY last month. Bellino is a New York native who has been on the rise as one of the industry's hottest young drummer/songwriters. Veronica has ...

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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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