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ALCATRAZZ Putting Finishing Touches On First Studio Album In 34 Years

Original ALCATRAZZ bassist Gary Shea has rejoined the band. The group's current lineup is rounded out by fellow founding members Graham Bonnet (vocals) and Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), along with guitarist Joe "Shredlord" Stump and drummer Mark Benquechea. ALCATRAZZ's new studio album is nearly complete and will be released mid-2020. The disc was mixed by Andy ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Kicks Off Las Vegas Residency: Setlist, Video

VAN HALEN vocalist David Lee Roth kicked off his Las Vegas residency Wednesday night (January 8) with a 15-song set that included 10 VAN HALEN classics and five songs from his solo career. Backing the 65-year-old singer at the House Of Blues were lead guitarist Al Estrada from the VAN HALEN tribute band ERUPTION, rhythm ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Diagnosed With Sepsis

Vocalist Robin McAuley will be unable to perform with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise after being diagnosed with sepsis. Sepsis occurs when the body launches an uncontrolled immune response to an infection, triggering widespread inflammation that can lead to organ failure, septic shock and even death. The news of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Celebrates 34 Years Of Sobriety

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford celebrated the 34th anniversary of his getting sober on Monday, January 6. Halford posted a photo of his AA sobriety medallion, which has the words "To thine own self be true" and "unity, service and recovery" engraved around the roman numeral for 34. He wrote: "thank you for all the ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Album Due In February

BLACK SWAN, the new band featuring bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY), will release its debut album, "Shake The World", on February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's lead single and music video for ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Rehearsing For HEADLESS CROSS Shows

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin is rehearsing for upcoming shows with his band TONY MARTIN'S HEADLESS CROSS. Joining Martin for the sessions at RB Studio in Birmingham, England are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM) on drums, Dario Mollo (ex-GRAHAM BONNET) on guitar, Eddie George (ex-MAGNUM) on keyboards and Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL) on bass. Martin wrote ...

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Watch COREY TAYLOR Discuss His Favorite STEPHEN KING Adaptations In 'In Search Of Darkness' Preview Clip

A one-minute video in which SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor discusses his favorite big-screen adaptations of Stephen King's work can be seen below. The clip is taken from the "Corey Taylor Collector's Edition" of the documentary "In Search Of Darkness", which will be released in November. Available for one month only, this unique ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Undergo Spinal Surgery

Graham Bonnet will be unable to participate in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's U.K. dates in April 2020 because he will be recovering from spinal surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve. Bonnet will still take part in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's Japanese shows in March 2020. Graham regrets he is unable to make the U.K. shows and will ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Lyric Video For New Song 'Behind The Smile'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has just released its second studio album, "Revelation", through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. The official ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Was 'Tempted' To Join OZZY OSBOURNE's Band

In a newly released trailer for MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's upcoming album, "Revelation", Michael Schenker spoke about turning down an opportunity to join Ozzy Osbourne's group after the death of Randy Rhoads. "I was tempted to do it," the German guitarist said (see video below). I said, 'How can I get away from this?' And then ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER On Brother RUDOLF: He 'Completely Distorted My Personality As An Icon By Using The Flying V Himself'

Guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS) recently spoke with Alex Haber of Heavy New York. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the religious imagery in the cover art of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album, "Revelation": Michael: "The whole ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Says GRAHAM BONNET Was 'Offended' By 'Revelation' Album Cover

Michael Schenker spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the provocative cover artwork for the first two albums from his MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project. While the artwork for 2018's "Resurrection" recreated "The Last Supper", the late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, 2019's "Revelation" features an oil painting-style cover that recreates the ancient ...

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LEMMY's Long-Lost Duet With LYNDA KAY Finally Sees Light Of Day

Singer-songwriter Lynda Kay has a new song coming out August 23 featuring the late great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD. The duet, titled "The Mask", is far from Kilmister's well-regarded metal fare. This poignant Willie Nelson-style ballad, paired with Kay's harmonious, yearning voice, reveals a glimpse of his melancholy side, reminiscent of Rick Rubin American ...

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Desert Rock Veterans Unite To Form BIG SCENIC NOWHERE

From the brain trust of revered desert rock veterans Gary Arce (YAWNING MAN) and Bob Balch (FU MANCHU) comes the new psychedelic-stoner rock outfit BIG SCENIC NOWHERE. The band will release its debut EP, "Dying On The Mountain", on September 13 via Blues Funeral Recordings. As friends and pioneering legends in the Palm Desert rock ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Sleeping With The Light On'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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