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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram: 'Dio Returns: The World Tour' Kicks Off In Bochum, Germany (Video)

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — kicked off earlier tonight (Wednesday, December 6) at Matrix in in Bochum, Germany. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", "We Rock", ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Working With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'It Was Kind Of Like Being In A Band With Your Stepdad'

DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed by U105's "The Breakfast Show With Maurice Jay" last month about receiving this year's Oh Yeah Legend Award, which recognizes the exceptional contribution of a musician or music industry figure from Northern Ireland. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what it was ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says 'Certain Members' Of Original DIO Band 'Didn't Have The Same Heart For The Fans' As RONNIE Did

Craig Goldy says that "certain members" of the original DIO band became motivated by "money" because they "didn't have the same heart for the fans" as Ronnie James Dio did. Goldy joined DIO during the "Sacred Heart" tour in 1986 after original guitarist Vivian Campbell was fired from the band following a contentious business disagreement ...

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The Blood of Gods - GWAR

Lemme drop a quick story for yinz. In 2010, I had the wildest, most outrageous interview in my career with the late Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR. It was the Sounds of the Underground Tour, and I hopped onto GWAR's steel wheels. Tossing a quick howdy to Beefcake the Mighty, who was entertaining ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Fuel' Performance From London

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Fuel" on October 22 at The O2 Arena in London, England can be seen below. The European leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour kicked off in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2 and will run through November. After a break, the trek will pick up again on February ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Celebrate Triple Anniversary In 2018 With Special North American Tour

In 2018, legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth is celebrating a rare triple anniversary: * Fortieth anniversary of SCORPIONS' "Tokyo Tapes" * Fortieth anniversary of the birth of ELECTRIC SUN * Fiftieth anniversary of Uli's first-ever stage performance in 1968 To celebrate this special anniversary year, Uli will perform a whole series of concerts and ...

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WARLORD Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL; New Album Due In 2018

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of legendary U.S. metallers WARLORD for the release of a new studio album in 2018. Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with GRAHAM BONNET BAND and the upcoming group SPIRITS OF FIRE (which also features Tim "Ripper" Owens, ...

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The Rise of Chaos - ACCEPT

One of metal's most enduring tropes is devastation. While much of this horror and calamity is figuratively conveyed through bombastic, guitar and drum-driven textures, metal historically tends to hold an ugly reflection against what's happening in the world. Two notable past metal classics were released during the first Bush administration, particularly its affiliated desert conflicts ...

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Paranormal - ALICE COOPER

Alice Cooper's first studio release in six years shares many of the same elements as 2011's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", which was a reimagination of Alice's first solo effort, 1975's "Welcome to My Nightmare". The album was intended as a collection of standalone songs to contrast with the previous "concept" offering, and on it, original ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Announces Fall 2017 Tour

POWERMAN 5000 has announced the first leg of a worldwide tour in support of its new album, "New Wave", that will last through the end of 2018. The band will first hit the West Coast, including a record-release party on October 26 at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood. Tour dates: Oct. ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'For The Demented' Album In November; Cover Artwork Unveiled

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "For The Demented", on November 3. The cover artwork for the disc can be seen below. ANNIHILATOR's follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" will include the song "Twisted Lobotomy", which the band performed live on its recent European tour. ANNIHILATOR guitarist and main songwriter Jeff Waters recently told ...

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SCHMIER Discusses Writing Lyrics For PÄNZER's 'Fatal Command' Album (Video)

PÄNZER, the heavy metal "supergroup" featuring DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier alongside Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL) and V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD) on drums, will release its second album, "Fatal Command", on October 6 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Send Them All To Hell" marks PÄNZER's first release since ...

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