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RANDY RHOADS Documentary Still In Production

Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures is continuing work on the long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT). He says, "We began filming this documentary March 19, 2007 and I am hoping by the same time this year that we will finally be done with ...

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CABLE Signs With THE END RECORDS

Veteran Hartford, Connecticut rockers CABLE have inked a deal with The End Records. The band is set to enter Studio G in Brooklyn, New York in March to begin recording a new full-length album with Joel Hamilton (UNSANE, TOM WAITS, BOOK OF KNOTS). The as-yet-untitled record is creeping over the 40-minute mark — a milestone ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH Classics Among 'Greatest Hard Rock Songs'

This past week, VH1 paid tribute to the ultimate rock gods by counting down the "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs". The five-part compilation, hosted by POISON singer Bret Michaels, featured the most awesome guitar-driven, head-banging jams in rock history — from AC/DC to LED ZEPPELIN and everything in between. VH1 took viewers behind-the-scenes of the ...

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REDEMPTION: DVD Title, Release Dates Announced

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — has set "Frozen in the Moment: Live in Atlanta" as the title of its new concert DVD, which will be released on the following dates: Germany, Austria and Switzerland: February 27, ...

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Guitarist BERNIE TORMÉ Interviewed For RANDY RHOADS Documentary

Guitarist Bernie Tormé (OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN, GUY-MCCOY-TORME) was recently interviewed by director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Films for the upcoming long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads. Margolis and his team came to interview Tormé at his studio in Kent, U.K. Bernie spoke of his experiences when he stood ...

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AXL ROSE Takes Part In Another Online Chat, Says There Are 'No Plans' For GN'R Tour Right Now

Reclusive GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose took part in yet another online chat Friday night (December 12), this time via the GUNS N' ROSES fan community ChineseDemocracy.com. BLABBERMOUTH.NET has compiled the most interesting bits from the question-and-answer session and is re-posting them here for your reading enjoyment. (Note: Some of Axl's responses ...

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TRACY G, WARRIOR To Appear On BLACK SABBATH Tribute Album

Guitarist Tracy G (ex-DIO, WWIII) has issued the following update: "I will be submitting a track to the Reality Entertainment label. The song's called 'Killing Yourself To Live'. It's a BLACK SABBATH tribute CD with Joe Floyd's band WARRIOR doing 'Neon Knights' and many other metal bands doing thier fave SABBATH song. Should be out ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME To Take Part In Online Chat

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) — which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) — will take part ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME: 'Evil Twin' Release Date Announced

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) — which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) — has set a ...

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ECLIPTICA To Release Full-Length Debut In December

Frontiers Records has set a December 5 release date for the debut album from ECLIPTICA, entitled "Impetus". ECLIPTICA is a heavy metal band from Austria founded by guitarist Markus Winkler in 2005. The group — which is completed by guitar player Bernie Scholz, Thomas Tieber and Elisabeth Fangmeyer on vocals, plus Florian Thür and Roman ...

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URIAH HEEP Guitarist Checks In

URIAH HEEP guitarist Mick Box has issued the following update: "Well, we are all very happy with the reviews from both the fans and the media regarding 'Wake The Sleeper'. In general, I am very happy that we delivered to the fans the CD that they were waiting for. To be honest, we have been ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Will Not Appear At 'Party In The Paddock'

Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN) will no longer be appearing at Bernie Marsden's (ex-WHITESNAKE) Party in the Paddock on Friday, September 19 at West Well Farm, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire, England due to "other commitments." Still scheduled to perform are Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE), Roger Daltrey (THE WHO), Zak Starkey (THE WHO) plus members of MARILLION, THE EARTH ...

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Wake the Sleeper - URIAH HEEP

If memory serves, the last URIAH HEEP album I owned was 1982's "Abominog" and the last one I recall hearing was 1985's "Equator". So yes, it has been awhile. Mick Box and the boys certainly haven't waited for me to catch up and continued releasing albums, just like they've been doing since 1970. That said, ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME Secures U.S. Deal With KOCH For Forthcoming Album

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) — which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) — has secured a ...

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REDEMPTION To Release Concert DVD Early Next Year

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — has issued the following update: "REDEMPTION's live DVD will be released early next year. It was filmed in five-camera hi-definition at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta. It will be released as ...

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AGENT STEEL: New Dates Announced

California metallers AGENT STEEL have scheduled the following dates: Aug. 23 - The Dome - Bakersfield, CA Aug. 30 - The Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA Sep. 04 - Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA Oct. 04 - Cell Block (Papillons II) - Mesa, AZ Nov. 29 – [to be announced] - Los Angeles, CA ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME: 'Punko Rocco' Picture Disc Available

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) — which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) — has just released ...

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AGENT STEEL: New Video Interview Available

Austrian heavy 'zine Stormbringer.at conducted an interview with Bruce Hall (vocals), Juan Garcia (guitar) and Bernie Versailles (guitar) of the California metallers AGENT STEEL after the band's June 27, 2008 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany. Watch the 10-minute chat below. AGENT STEEL last fall completed a European tour ...

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URIAH HEEP: 'Wake The Sleeper' U.S. Release Date Announced

British rock legends URIAH HEEP will release their first studio album in almost ten years, "Wake The Sleeper", in the U.S. on August 26 via Noise/Sanctuary Records. Recorded in 2007, "Wake The Sleeper" was produced by Mike Paxman (STATUS QUO, JUDIE TZUKE). The live arena has been vital to the longevity of URIAH HEEP. So ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME To Release New EP

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) will make a new EP, ...

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URIAH HEEP Cancels Tour Of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine And Belarus

URIAH HEEP has cancelled its previously announced nine-date tour of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus which was scheduled to commence in Chisinau, Moldova tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4. According to the band, "the last-minute cancellation comes as a result of the tour promoter's complete lack of adherence to contractual stipulations concerning PA, lights, backline equipment, visas, ...

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The Glory Years - GILLAN

Ian Gillan is a true blue heavy metal icon. His work in DEEP PURPLE, including the seminal "Machine Head" album and much later on albums like "Perfect Strangers" after the reformation, will probably always define a good chunk of his legacy. His voice is unlike any in metal and hard rock, and his patented wail ...

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URIAH HEEP: 'Wake The Sleeper' Tour Dates Announced

British rock legends URIAH HEEP have announced tour dates in support of their first studio album in almost ten years, "Wake The Sleeper", due out via Universal Music in June. All dates are below. Recorded in 2007, "Wake The Sleeper" was produced by Mike Paxman (STATUS QUO, JUDIE TZUKE). In the words of Mick Box, ...

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