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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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JIMI HENDRIX-Inspired Luxury Men's And Women's Apparel Coming In The Spring

Epic Rights and Perryscope Productions, exclusive retail branding partners for Authentic Hendrix — which celebrates the extraordinary artistry, style, vision and talent of iconic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix — have announced a new, luxury apparel partnership, blending the spirit of Hendrix with Los Angeles-based fashion label Libertine, founded by innovative designer Johnson Hartig. The Authentic ...

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Backstage With DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN (Video)

DEF LEPPARD wrapped up an extensive summer and fall tour with JOURNEY and is now finishing up the year with stops in Japan, Australia and the U.K. At one of the band's sold-out stateside stops, the Jackson team caught up with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to get another look at his extensive live guitar ...

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BURNING WITCHES: 'Open Your Mind' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Open Your Mind", the latest single from the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second album, "Hexenhammer", which will be released on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in ...

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VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS: 'Walk Away' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Walk Away" from VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS can be seen below. The track comes off VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS' new record, "Rugged And Unplugged", which will be released on November 23 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. "Rugged And Unplugged" is a beautifully stripped back acoustic album which features songs from across Adrian ...

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FIGHT THE FURY Feat. SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'My Demons' Video

FIGHT THE FURY, the new metal project from SKILLET frontman and bassist John Cooper, released its debut EP, "Still Breathing", on October 26 via Atlantic Records. The music video for the disc's first single, "My Demons", can be seen below. FIGHT THE FURY also features SKILLET guitarist Seth Morrison, along with drummer Jared Ward and ...

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GODSMACK Drummer On Band's 'Conscious Effort' To 'Mature': 'We Didn't Look At It Like A Sellout'

Prior to GODSMACK's performance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California on October 13, drummer Shannon Larkin spoke with Two Doods Reviews. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band ever gets sick of playing certain songs: Shannon: "It's not really like that. The ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist GILBY CLARKE On Hearing 'Appetite For Destruction' For First Time: 'I Was Blown Away'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke recently spoke with IndiePower. The two-part conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On Paul Stanley nearly producing his early band CANDY: Gilby: "That was the idea. We were managed by KISS's manager at the time, Howard Marks. At that ...

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BULLETBOYS Frontman MARQ TORIEN To Record 'Really Different,' 'Completely Out-Of-The-Box' Solo Album

Prior to BULLETBOYS' performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 12, vocalist/guitarist Marq Torien spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "From Out Of The Skies": Marq: "This record was kind of risky ...

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Reactivated U.K. Death Metallers CANCER Release 'Garrotte' Song From 'Shadow Gripped' Album

U.K. death metal veterans CANCER will release their new album, "Shadow Gripped", on November 2 via Peaceville. The disc was recorded at Foel studios in Wales with Simon Efemy (PARADISE LOST, NAPALM DEATH, AMORPHIS) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band, with further recording taking place in Spain. The song "Garrotte", taken from "Shadow ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER To Release PURGATORY EP

ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer has teamed up with his old pals in PURGATORY, the band that he originally founded in 1985, then later became ICED EARTH, to record five tracks that were written between 1985 and 1987, now to be released as the "Purgatory" EP on December 21 through Century Media. All five tracks ...

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JACK RUSSELL Laments Death Of Album Format: 'There Was A Ritual To Music That Has Been Lost In The Age Of Streaming'

Former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has lamented the death of the album format in light of how comprehensively streaming music services are decimating record sales. Speaking about the widespread belief that the current generation of music fans doesn't understand that artists are not being properly compensated by industry giants like Spotify and Apple Music, ...

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UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS And GRAVEYARD To Team Up For North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS and GRAVEYARD are teaming up next March for the "Peace Across The Wasteland" co-headlining North American tour. The trek kicks off March 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and runs through March 30 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. TWIN TEMPLE will provide support through the March 16 date in San Francisco, California. On ...

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VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS Release Lyric Video For Acoustic Version Of 'Burning Heart'

VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS have unveiled the official lyric video for the brilliant stripped-back acoustic version of Adrian Vandenberg's 1993 hit "Burning Heart". The track comes off VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS' new record, "Rugged And Unplugged", which will be released on November 23 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Speaking about the album and the track, Adrian explains: "We decided ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON Talks About 'Immortal' Album

HEART singer Ann Wilson, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, recently sat down to discuss her latest solo album, "Immortal". Released on September 14 on BMG, marking her debut for the label, the critically acclaimed album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of Ann's influences and friends who've recently ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Premiere BILLY CORGAN-Directed Video For 'Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)'

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a music video for their current single, "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)". Directed by Billy Corgan and longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry, the clip is a beautifully crafted riff on cult horror movie conventions. The video sees Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder challenged to spend the night in a ...

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