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Concert By BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Shut Down Over Name Dispute

A concert by by Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT was canceled last night just hours before showtime after a Michigan venue received a cease-and-desist letter from the drummer's former bandmates. Blotzer is embroiled in a legal a dispute over the group's name with singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. The Soaring ...

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AEROSMITH Explains 'Aero-Vederci Baby!' Tour Name

Last month, AEROSMITH announced what was being billed as the band's "farewell" tour of Europe — with an opening stop in Israel thrown in for good measure. The group announced the 2017 "Aero-Vederci Baby!" European tour on November 14, posting on its Aerosmith.com site: "AEROSMITH will return across the Atlantic with one of the greatest ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Amarillo, Texas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on December 9 at Azteca Music Hall in Amarillo, Texas can be seen below. Blotzer earlier in the month refuted Warren DeMartini's claim that the drummer has been expelled from the RATT partnership and therefore no longer has an interest in the band's name. At the end ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER Says RATT Fans 'Love' His New Version Of The Band

On November 12, Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer backstage at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing in the U.K. for the first time with his new ...

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AEROSMITH Announces 'Aero-Vederci Baby!' 2017 European Tour

AEROSMITH will embark on a European tour in May. Dubbed "Aero-Vederci Baby!", the 17-date trek will launch in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 17 and wrap up in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 5. Frontman Steven Tyler says: "AEROSMITH just got done ripping through South America like true ambassadors of rock. The band is unstoppable right ...

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Video: MIKE TRAMP Performs WHITE LION Classics In Oslo

Fan-filmed video footage of former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp performing on November 10 at Hard Rock Cafe in Oslo, Norway can be seen below. Tramp will release his tenth solo album, "Maybe Tomorrow", in February 2017 via Mighty Music/Target Group. Tramp states about the follow-up to 2015's "Nomad": "'Maybe Tomorrow' is my tenth solo ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In West Memphis, Arkansas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on October 15 at Southland Casino in West Memphis, Arkansas 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 ...

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JOE PERRY To Be Honored With Les Paul Award At 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award during the 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held January 21, 2017 in Anaheim, California. The NAMM TEC Awards honors individuals and companies across 30 categories, for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production. The Les Paul Award named ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN On Classic Band Reunions: 'Money Talks'

ANTHRAX members Scott Ian (guitar), Charlie Benante (drums) and Joey Belladonna (vocals) were interviewed at the Alcatraz hard rock and metal festival, which was held August 13-14 in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about TWISTED SISTER's announcement that it was calling it quits after a career-ending round of dates, dubbed ...

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ALICE COOPER On JOE PERRY's Onstage Collapse: 'I Didn't Realize That AEROSMITH Only Did Two Shows A Week'

Alice Cooper has once again commented on his HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Joe Perry's recent backstage collapse, saying that the guitarist "was basically exhausted" after being subjected to the band's busy and physically demanding touring schedule. "I didn't realize that AEROSMITH only did two shows a week," Cooper told Shawn SixX of Boston's WZLX radio station ...

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