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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Begins Recording Debut Solo Album

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has begun recording his debut solo album. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will feature guest appearances by drummer Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY). Barker took to his Facebook page earlier today to write: "Just finished tracking drums ...

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ANDY LA ROCQUE Says Music For KING DIAMOND's Upcoming Album Is 'Getting Back More Towards' Band's 'Classical Style'

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque spoke to The Metal Voice about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-awaited follow-up to the band's 2007 "Give Me Your Soul... Please" album. "It's probably gonna be two separate albums — not released in the same package," Andy said (hear audio below). "But the next album ...

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'Ronnie Montrose Remembered' All-Star Memorial Concert To Feature Former Members Of DOKKEN, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS

The "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" concert will take place on Friday, January 25 at the M3 Live Anaheim Event Center. This all-star extravaganza will be hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk. Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by musicians whose own careers were influenced by his legendary, powerful sound. This celebratory concert ...

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EDDIE OJEDA On What Led To 2001 TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'Everybody Was Broke. The Lack Of Funds Put Us Back Together'

"Epic Ink" star Josh Bodwell conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda at this year's Headbangers Con, which was held November 10-11 in Portland, Oregon. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TWISTED SISTER's early days: Eddie: "There definitely was a struggle. I mean, once ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's CHRIS CAFFERY Is 'Really Bothered' By National Anthem Protests During NFL Games

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery says his solo song "Upon The Knee" is inspired by the recent U.S. national anthem protests. NFL players started protesting police brutality in 2016 by taking a knee during the anthem, setting off a flurry of debate across the country. While the issue has subsided considerably during the 2018 NFL ...

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Legendary IRON MAIDEN Illustrator DEREK RIGGS To Appear At Next Year's MONSTERPALOOZA In Pasadena

Legendary IRON MAIDEN illustrator Derek Riggs will make an appearance at next year's Monsterpalooza, set to take place April 12-14, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Monsterpalooza features over 450 exhibitors, monster museum, makeup demos by the best in the business, celebrity guests, presentations and much more all weekend. Tickets are available ...

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Watch VINCE NEIL Perform MÖTLEY CRÜE Classics In Biloxi

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil performed with his solo band on November 23 at IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi. Video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "James Front and Center Rocking Roll the night away"). Neil is continuing to tour the world with his solo band, ...

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