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Watch TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Perform SAVATAGE's 'Believe'

Although SAVATAGE has played just one official concert — a co-headlining appearance at the 2015 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival — since the end of its world tour in support of 2001's Poets & Madmen", several of the group's songs have been prominently featured over the years in live performances by TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ...

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RATT Announces December 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

RATT has announced a dozen shows in December as part of its "In Your Direction" tour. The trek will kick off on December 12 in Buffalo, New York and will end on December 29 in Cincinnati, Ohio. RATT's current lineup includes original members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass), along with drummer Pete Holmes ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Receive 'Humanitarian Of The Year' Award At 'Hollywood Christmas Parade'

POISON singer Bret Michaels will be the "Humanitarian Of The Year" award recipient at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the multi-million-dollar-selling Pets Rock Collection with ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Drugs Don't Enhance Creativity

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has argued against the use of drugs to enhance creativity, insisting that "you sound better and play better and you have a better energy" when you're not under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Taylor, who has been open about his battle with addiction, spoke about musicians using drugs ...

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ROBERT PLANT Is 'Sure' He Will Make Another Album With ALISON KRAUSS

Robert Plant says that he is certain he will make another album with Alison Krauss. Released in 2007, their "Raising Sand" collaboration won Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year", "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", "Record Of The Year" for "Please Read The Letter", "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" for "Rich Woman", and "Best Country Collaboration ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY's Injuries From Fall: 'It's Terrifying When You See Somebody You Love So Incapacitated'

Sharon Osbourne says that it's been a "terrifying" experience seeing her husband Ozzy "so incapacitated" after suffering an injury in a fall earlier this year. The singer fell at his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, aggravating years-old injuries from his 2003 ATV accident that required new surgery. As a result, Ozzy ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of DEF LEPPARD's Final Concert Of 2019

DEF LEPPARD has uploaded an eight-minute vlog covering the band's final concert of 2019, which took place on November 2 at the grand opening of Northern California's newest casino and hotel, the $440 million Hard Rock Sacramento at Fire Mountain, in Wheatland. The show also saw drummer Rick Allen celebrating his 56th birthday backstage and ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES In The Studio: Video Recap Of First Week

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — has entered La Fabrique Studios in the south of France to record its as-yet-untitled new album. A video recap of the first week in the studio can be seen below. This past August, THE DEAD DAISIES released "Righteous ...

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DOWN Confirms First Show Of 2020

DOWN has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium. The announcement of DOWN's participation in the event comes less than a month after singer Philip Anselmo revealed that DOWN was planning to reunite in 2020 for ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains - MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY

Heavy metal's obsession with hell below has been well explored and overly dissected since the genre's beginnings. But for every heavy metal songwriter who praises Satan and shouts about witches, there are almost as many who look to the terrifying unknown of the stars above for their metallic inspiration. Australian musician Dis Pater has become ...

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HANSI KÜRSCH Thinks 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Orchestral Album Is BLIND GUARDIAN's 'Magnum Opus'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with frontman Hansi Kürsch of German power metal veterans BLIND GUARDIAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLIND GUARDIAN's new all-orchestral album, "Twilight Orchestra: Legacy Of The Dark Lands": Hansi: "The ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Quebec

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on November 6 at L'Anti Bar & Spectacles in Quebec, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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DIO: Deluxe Newly Remastered Editions Of Four Albums From 1996-2004 To Be Made Available In February

BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO's 1996-2004 studio albums: "Angry Machines" (1996), "Magica" (2000), "Killing The Dragon" (2002) and "Master Of The Moon" (2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks. Remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from ...

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