May 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

STRATOVARIUS Singer, Guitarist To Perform Acoustically On Finnish TV

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto and new guitarist Matias Kupiainen will perform acoustically tonight (Sunday, May 3) on the "Musiikki-TV" show on Finland's TV2 channel at 22.35 Finnish time. Kotipelto played a short set for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on April 20 at a presidential dinner held by Finnish President Tarja Halonen in honor of Medvedev's ...

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POP EVIL Added To JUDAS PRIEST / WHITESNAKE Tour

Grand Rapids, Michigan's POP EVIL has been confirmed as the opening act for JUDAS PRIEST and WHITESNAKE on their upcoming North American tour. POP EVIL has toured consistently since (and prior to) the release of its latest album, "Lipstick on the Mirror", with a combination of headline dates and special guest support with PUDDLE OF ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Perform At NY Mets Autism Awareness Day

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will perform at the New York Mets Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Citi Field. Bach will perform a set in support of VH1 Classic Rock Autism, a campaign that is designed to help educate parents and build awareness about autism. VH1 Classic Rock Autism also ...

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MACHINE HEAD Bassist To Sit Out Stockholm Show

MACHINE HEAD bassist Adam Duce is currently recovering from an emergency root canal to address a massive infection in his jaw, and as a result will miss Monday's (May 4) METALLICA show in Stockholm, Sweden. Replacing Duce on bass for the show will be MACHINE HEAD's good friend Patrik Jensen of local metal heroes THE ...

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RIGOR MORTIS Guitarist To Undergo Emergency Neck Surgery

Guitarist Mike Scaccia of Texan thrashers RIGOR MORTIS will undergo emergency neck surgery this Monday morning (May 4) at 6:00 a.m. Commented the band: "Scaccia has been having problems with severe pains in his arms in recent years. It appeared it was always from medical conditions such as tendonitis from the many years of playing ...

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LACUNA COIL Guitarist Interviewed In New Orleans; Video Available

Buick McKane (a.k.a. Emily) conducted an interview with guitarist Cristiano "Pizza" Migliore of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL on April 5, 2009 at the New Orleans stop of the Music as a Weapon IV tour with DISTURBED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and CHIMAIRA. Watch the 10-minute chat below. LACUNA COIL's new album, "Shallow Life", has registered the ...

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SCOTT WEILAND To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland will be the featured musical guest on this Friday night's (May 8) episode of ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have begun announcing new summer tour dates, the band's first since ending their six-month 2008 reunion tour at the end of last October. Only four shows have ...

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TRIVIUM: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Florida metallers TRIVIUM have posted video footage (see below) of the rehearsal sessions for the band's current run of Canadian dates with SLIPKNOT and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. TRIVIUM will embark on a headlining tour of Australia later this month. They will be joined by HEAVEN SHALL BURN and BLACK TIDE. TRIVIUM's latest album, "Shogun", ...

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