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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Calls JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL 'The Most Formidable, Iconic Heavy Metal Bass Player'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has sung the praises of JUDAS PRIEST four-stringer Ian Hill, calling him the "most formidable, probably iconic heavy metal bass player." Currently the longest-tenured member of PRIEST, Hill has long been overshadowed by frontman Rob Halford and the guitar tandem of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, with Hill found permanently planted ...

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LITA FORD's Long-Awaited New Album Is 'Almost Done'

Lita Ford has confirmed to Rockin' Metal Revival in a new interview that she is putting the finishing touches on her long-awaited new solo album. "Well, I don't even wanna talk about it yet," she said (hear audio below). "Because it's almost done, it's almost ready to find a home — we need to find ...

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Former DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist BART WALSH Dies At 56

Former David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh has died at the age of 56. According to Bart's family, the cause of his death was gastrointestinal bleed and dehydration. Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi paid tribute to Bart on social media, writing: "R.I.P. Bart Walsh ....A great guy, talented guitar player, and ...

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. BLADES, ALDRICH, CASTRONOVO: Listen To New Song 'When The Heartache Has Gone'

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), has released a new song called "When The Heartache Has Gone". The track, which is available digitally, is taken from the band's forthcoming third full-length studio album, due in early 2020 ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Hard At Work On New Material

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is hard at work on new material for a studio album that will be released next year. According to frontman Eric Bloom, "the band is in the middle of creating new songs and recording them in between tour dates and, as they evolve in rehearsals and soundchecks, we hope to be able ...

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SOILWORK Releases Brand New Song 'Feverish'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Feverish". The track is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single "Stålfågel", featuring ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz. Commented the band: "We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of ...

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Legendary KISS, ALICE COOPER And DEEP PURPLE Producer BOB EZRIN's Rights Portfolio Acquired By PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Publishing giant Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the music publishing and other rights of the legendary producer, arranger and songwriter Bob Ezrin. Ezrin-produced albums include Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare", KISS's "Destroyer", PINK FLOYD's "The Wall" and Andrea Bocelli's "Sí", all No. 1 albums, among many other chart toppers. Ezrin's music publishing includes ...

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GREAT WHITE's Vintage Demo Recordings To Be Made Available On 'The Roots Of Great White 1978-1982' CD

The story of hard rock icons GREAT WHITE, best known for their smash hit singles "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and "Rock Me", begins with the meeting of vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall. The partnership between these two extraordinarily talented artists would go on to produce multiple platinum-selling albums and made GREAT WHITE one ...

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GEEZER BUTLER, DAVE GROHL And STEVEN ADLER To Play On Celebrity Bowling Team At Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie'

Television and radio personality Eddie Trunk will defend his 2018 celebrity bowling team's First Place title at the fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Joining Trunk on his team this year will be Geezer Butler of BLACK SABBATH, the FOO ...

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THE MUSIC OF CREAM Announces 2020 'Disraeli Gears' Tour

THE MUSIC OF CREAM, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio CREAMKofi Baker (Ginger Baker's son), Malcolm Bruce (Jack Bruce's son) and Will Johns (Eric Clapton's nephew) — has announced an exciting new tour for 2020. Honoring the legendary band's landmark album "Disraeli Gears", the 40-date North American outing will feature "Disraeli Gears" performed ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Is 'Sick Of Every Other Commercial Having Interracial Couples': 'This Is Not Reality'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he is "sick" of seeing commercials featuring "interracial couples," insisting that "this is not reality." Earlier today, Kottak tweeted: "You know I am sick of every other commercial having inter racial couples...this is not reality. It is Hollywood shoving it down our throat. I ...

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Ex-FLYLEAF Vocalist LACEY STURM Confirms She Is Talking To BREAKING BENJAMIN's BENJAMIN BURNLEY About Starting New Band

Former FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey Sturm recently spoke with Brandon Woolum of CCM Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On filling in for SKILLET drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger during the band's recent tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN: Lacey: "It was weird. I have a ...

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CLUTCH, GWAR Mourn Death Of Longtime Manager JACK FLANAGAN

CLUTCH and GWAR are mourning the loss of their longtime friend and manager, Jack Flanagan. CLUTCH announced Flanagan's passing in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "We lost a hero today. Jack Flanagan was super human in every way. For 25 years, Jack guided the band through every conceivable situation with a ...

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