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RATT Members DEMARTINI, PEARCY, CROUCIER And CAVAZO Play Surprise Show On MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE

Three members of RATT's classic lineup, singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini, reunited to perform as the "surprise band" earlier today (Saturday, October 1) on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise West, also known as Monsterwood. Joining them on stage at the event were former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Talks 'Grinding Wheel' Album; Touring With MOTÖRHEAD

Emily Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast recently conducted an interview with OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On OVERKILL's forthcoming new album "Grinding Wheel": Bobby: "The great part about a new album is that it's ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT: First Official Photo Of New Lineup

The first official photo of the new lineup of Bobby Blotzer's RATT can be seen below. Blotzer's RATT recently announced the addition of Mitch Perry (TALAS, HEAVEN, STEELER, MSG, LITA FORD) and Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS) on guitar and Brad Lang (Y&T) on bass. They joined the band as the replacements for Nicholas "Blaze" Baum, ...

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OVERKILL: 'The Grinding Wheel' Album Pushed Back To February; Listen To Snippet Of New Song 'Our Finest Hour'

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel". To give their fans a taster of what to expect from their forthcoming record, a brand-new single called "Our Finest Hour", will be released in the first week of OVERKILL's European tour, on November 4. The ...

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Video: New Lineup Of BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Akron

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on September 4 at Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio can be seen below. Blotzer's RATT recently announced the addition of Mitch Perry (TALAS, HEAVEN, STEELER, MSG, LITA FORD) and Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS) on guitar and Brad Lang (Y&T) on bass. They joined the band as the ...

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TNT, Ex-KISS, QUIET RIOT, EUROPE Members Guest On ROBERT HAGLUND's 'I Wanna Be Somebody'

Melodic hard rock classics meet big band jazz on Robert Haglund's new album, "I Wanna Be Somebody". In addition to Robert's reliable vocals and the exquisite band arrangements, the album features prominent guests from bands like KISS, WHITESNAKE, EUROPE and TNT. Swedish singers Svante Thuresson and Jan Johansen also contribute duet vocals. Robert Haglund has ...

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OVERKILL And NILE To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

OVERKILL, NILE and AMORPHIS will join forces for a U.S. tour in February/March 2017. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. OVERKILL has set "Grinding Wheel" as the title of its new album, due this fall via Nuclear Blast. OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth revealed the name of the band's new CD during an ...

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OVERKILL, ACCEPT, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES, DREAM THEATER Members Perform At 'Rock Against Dystrophy' Benefit (Video)

Mark Tornillo (T.T. QUICK, ACCEPT), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) and members of OVERKILL are among the musicians who took part in the Rock Against Dystrophy benefit concert on Sunday, August 21 at The Headliner in Neptune, New Jersey. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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Former RATT Bandmates STEPHEN PEARCY, JUAN CROUCIER And CARLOS CAVAZO To Reunite At ROCK N SKULL Festival

Juan Croucier and Carlos Cavazo will be two of the "special guests" at his former RATT bandmate Stephen Pearcy's upcoming headlining appearance on October 30 at the Rock N Skull festival at The Tree Performing Arts Center in Joliet, Illinois. Croucier previously performed with Pearcy in May at M15 in Corona, California. Video footage of ...

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Video: SYSTEM OF A DOWN's DARON MALAKIAN Performs With MILLENNIALS In West Hollywood

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Daron Malakian performed with the Los Angeles-based alternative music project MILLENNIALS on August 18 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Combining elements of punk, reggae, dance music and jazz, MILLENNIALS feature drummer Mike Tree, saxophonist Matt Silberman, keyboardist Mesrop Sarkisyan and guitarist/vocalist Orbel Babayan. Babayan says: "Most of us have ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Recruits SLASH Bassist TODD KERNS, Ex-L.A. GUNS Guitarist STACEY BLADES

Bobby Blotzer's RATT has recruited former L.A. GUNS and current ANGELS IN VEIN guitarist Stacey Blades and bassist Todd Kerns of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS to replace the recently departed Nicholas "Blaze" Baum and Robbie Crane, respectively. Blades and Kerns made their live debut with RATT last night (Thursday, August 11) at ...

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ROBBIE CRANE Quits BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT

Bobby Blotzer's RATT has parted ways with bassist Robbie Crane. He is the second member to exit the band after guitarist Nicholas "Blaze" Baum's departure from the group was announced by Blotzer. In a Facebook post, Crane says: "As of today, I have resigned my position as the bass player of Bobby Blotzer's band RATT. ...

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RATT Reunites Without BOBBY BLOTZER At Birthday Party

Three members of RATT's classic lineup, singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Crouceir and guitarist Warren DeMartini, reunited Friday night at the Los Angeles birthday party of former RIP magazine editor Lonn Friend. Also joining them at the event were former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on RATT's last studio album, 2010's "Infestation", and ...

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Video: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs At Finland's LANKAFEST

Video footage of former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner performing on July 9 at LankaFest in Puolanka, Finland can be seen below. Joe Lynn Turner recently slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group musicians instead of reforming ...

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