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BILLY SHEEHAN On THE WINERY DOGS' Hiatus: 'We Wanted To Give It A Break For A While So It Didn't Get Stale'

Bassist Billy Sheehan (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) was recently interviewed by Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his recent hectic schedule: Billy: "I went out with MR. BIG. We did Australia, China, Southeast Asia. ...

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NORDIC UNION Feat. PRETTY MAIDS Vocalist, ECLIPSE Guitarist: Second Album Due In November

The Danish/Swedish group NORDIC UNION — which features PRETTY MAIDS vocalist Ronnie Atkins and guitarist/songwriter/producer Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, W.E.T., AMMUNITION) — will release its sophomore album, "Second Coming", via Frontiers Music Srl on Nov. 9. The album's cover artwork can be seen below. NORDIC UNION released its acclaimed self-titled debut album – which also featured ...

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DEMONAZ On IMMORTAL's 'Battles In The North' Album: 'I Wanted To Break The Speed Limit On That One'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers IMMORTAL's new "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album the ...

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GUS G.: Why FIREWIND Did Not Become Bigger

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, was recently interviewed by "The Classic Metal Show". You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if he thinks his decision to join Ozzy's band in 2009 ...

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Watch Lyric Video For IMMORTAL's 'Mighty Ravendark'

The official lyric video for the song "Mighty Ravendark" from Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Northern Chaos Gods", which will be released on July 6 ...

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Listen To New IMMORTAL Song 'Mighty Ravendark'

The song "Mighty Ravendark" from Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Northern Chaos Gods", which will be released on July 6 via Nuclear Blast. The disc ...

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VINNIE PAUL Died In His Sleep

Vinnie Paul Abbott's family has told TMZ that the legendary drummer died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. His body has been turned over to the medical examiner to determine a cause of death, and after that, he will be flown back to his home state of Texas to be ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Releases Video For 'Signs Of The Time'

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (JOURNEY, TALISMAN, W.E.T.) — has released the official music video for the song "Signs ...

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DEMONAZ Wanted To Make New IMMORTAL Album 'Northern Chaos Gods' As 'Grim, Dark And Cold As Possible'

Metal Wani's editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with guitarist, lyricist and vocalist Demonaz (real name: Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL about the band's forthcoming "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the nine-year break ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman On Becoming Sober: 'I'd Like To Live Long, I'd Like To Live Healthy'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has further explained the rationale behind their forthcoming "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol.1" full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems. The disc, which is due July 6 via Napalm Records, is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have ...

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IMMORTAL's DEMONAZ On What Inspired Him To Start A Band

On July 6, Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — will release their highly anticipated new album, "Northern Chaos Gods". Demonaz tells us about the band's beginnings and what inspired him to start a band in the underground metal scene ...

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Watch NANCY WILSON And NUNO BETTENCOURT Perform HEART's 'Barracuda' At 'Soundcheck Live'

HEART's Nancy Wilson made an unannounced appearance at this past Saturday's (May 26) weekly "Soundcheck Live" event at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California. Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group, joined event curator Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), bassist Marty O'Brien (LITA FORD, TOMMY LEE, DISTURBED, STATIC-X) ...

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