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DENNIS WARD Quits PINK CREAM 69

Bassist Dennis Ward has left PINK CREAM 69, the band he has played with for more than three decades. The American-born, German-based musician announced his departure in a Facebook post on Monday (November 25). He wrote: "Attention all PINK CREAM 69 Fans! It's time that I make the official announcement of my departure from PINK ...

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Canadian Rock Legends TRIUMPH 'Had A Great Time' Performing Again At Special Event In Toronto

Canadian rock legends TRIUMPH were inducted into Canada's Walk Of Fame during an event in Toronto on Saturday, November 23. The 21st annual ceremony and gala took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where there was a celebration of Canadians who have achieved excellence in their respective fields on both national and international stages. ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On The VAN HALEN Brothers: 'I Wish We Could Be Friends'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT, MONTROSE) discussed his career at length with the facility's artistic director, Scott Goldman. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On believing in himself during the early days of his career: Sammy: ...

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SOULFLY Announces 'The Summoning' 2020 North American Tour

SOULFLY will embark on "The Summoning" North American tour in February. Kicking off on February 1 at the Marquee Theater in Tempe Arizona, the trek will make stops in Portland, Toronto, and New Orleans before ending on March 12 at the Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas. Direct support on the tour will come from TOXIC ...

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SEVENDUST Will Wait Until Summer 2020 To Release New Album

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery says that the band has "pretty much wrapped" the recording process for its new album. The follow-up to last year's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. ...

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DORO PESCH Says Her Biggest Love Is 'The Metalheads, The Fans'

TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether not paying attention to gender has been the secret to her success: Doro: "I always think ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Could Be Forced To Use Different Band Name For New Lineup

Alexi Laiho could be forced to abandon the name CHILDREN OF BODOM for his next project because of an apparent dispute with the three musicians who recently announced they were leaving the band. Earlier this month, drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman issued a statement saying that they ...

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Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI Accuses Swedish Band ECLIPSE Of 'Ripping Off' His Song

Timo Tolkki has accused the Swedish band ECLIPSE of "ripping off" a song from his post-STRATOVARIUS project REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE. According to the guitarist, the ECLIPSE track "The Masquerade", which appears on the group's latest album, "Paradigm", is a copy of the song "Revolution Renaissance" from the band he founded after he left STRATOVARIUS in 2008. ...

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THE BLACK CROWES' RICH ROBINSON On Reconnecting With Brother CHRIS: 'Family Is More Important' Than Anything Else

Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson spoke to Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station about their 46-date summer tour, marking THE BLACK CROWES' first shows together since 2013. The group will perform its multi-platinum 1990 debut album "Shake Your Money Maker" in its entirety, along with a smattering of other hits and favorites. THE ...

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RATT Announces December 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

RATT has announced a dozen shows in December as part of its "In Your Direction" tour. The trek will kick off on December 12 in Buffalo, New York and will end on December 29 in Cincinnati, Ohio. RATT's current lineup includes original members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass), along with drummer Pete Holmes ...

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ROBERT PLANT Is 'Sure' He Will Make Another Album With ALISON KRAUSS

Robert Plant says that he is certain he will make another album with Alison Krauss. Released in 2007, their "Raising Sand" collaboration won Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year", "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", "Record Of The Year" for "Please Read The Letter", "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" for "Rich Woman", and "Best Country Collaboration ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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