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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Says JOE LYNN TURNER Should Have Been Honored By ROCK HALL For His Work With DEEP PURPLE

On Friday night, April 8, Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center hosted the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, welcoming a star-studded class that included DEEP PURPLE, which had been eligible for induction for two decades. METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich inducted DEEP PURPLE into the institution, after which the current lineup of DEEP ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Releases New Single And Video 'Break Out'

WHITE WIZZARD's James J LaRue-directed video for the song "Break Out" can be seen below. The track is described in a press release as "fast and furious, etched with the signature WHITE WIZZARD sound." The original 2008 WHITE WIZZARD lineup of singer James Paul Luna, guitarist James J LaRue, bassist Jon Leon and drummer Tyler ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Performs At The Troubadour: Video Footage And Photos

GUNS N' ROSES began its reunion campaign on Friday night (April 1) with an intimate show at the Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood, California, where a lineup featuring Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboard player Dizzy Reed and drummer Frank Ferrer took the stage just around midnight, opening with "It's So Easy" ...

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The Astonishing - DREAM THEATER

Coming into a DREAM THEATER album, one sometimes suspects the band is out to build their own "Tales From Topographic Oceans" minus YES's copious splooges of ultra-weirdness—the latter being a double album both revered and reviled. DREAM THEATER's latest work, "The Astonishing", is hardly "Topographic Oceans", yet if you're hanging all the way through this ...

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Video Premiere: ABBATH's 'Winterbane'

"Winterbane", the new music video from ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), can be seen below. The clip was created by Jon Simvonis and was filmed by Ragnvald Stokken and Francisco Munoz. "Winterbane" is taken from ABBATH's self-titled debut album, which was released on January 22 via Season Of Mist. ...

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Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'Dead And Gone'

"Dead And Gone", the new video from Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "Silence In The Snow", which was released on October 2, 2015 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to 2013's "Vengeance Falls" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (SLASH, ALTER BRIDGE, THE AMITY AFFLICTION) ...

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SCORPION CHILD To Release 'Acid Roulette' Album In June

Texan classic rockers SCORPION CHILD will release their second album, "Acid Roulette", on June 10 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. "'Acid Roulette' chronicles the life trials of a traveling man who was imprisoned for a murderous crime," comments vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black. "He was forced into confessing by his wife and her wealthy lover so that ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Undergoes Surgery

Legendary hard rock guitar pioneer Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) underwent an operation in February due to an excess of uric acid buildup in his finger joint. He will be unable to play for about a month but this will have no effect on the upcoming shows this summer. The pictures below show Ritchie after ...

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Forever and a Day - SCORPIONS

They're back, as if there was any doubt. If KISS taught us anything, it's that farewell in the rock 'n' roll lexicon is just another way of saying “see ya soon.” Germany's finest export, along with Spaten and Hofbrau, the SCORPIONS, embarked in 2010 upon an unprecedented three-year farewell world tour that ended in 2013. ...

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Bottom of the Morning - PINKISH BLACK

Texas synth dirge duo PINKISH BLACK (once known as the trio THE GREAT TYRANT, prior to the suicide of bassist Tommy Wayne Atkins) release its third album "Bottom of the Morning". It's the band's first for Relapse Records, home to the kings of synth-prog revival, ZOMBI. Relapse is also simultaneously releasing THE GREAT TYRANT's last ...

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ANTHRAX: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Breathing Lightning'

The official lyric video for the song "Breathing Lightning" from ANTHRAX can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "For All Kings", which will be released on February 26 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Megaforce in the U.S. Said ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante: "'Breathing Lightning' was a song ...

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Video: STEVEN TYLER Performs At Country Radio Seminar In Nashville

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler was one of the performers who took part in a concert Monday night (February 8) during the 2016 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee. Also appearing at Big Machine Label Group's show were A THOUSAND HORSES, THE CADILLAC THREE and Drake White. Joined by his Nashville-based band LOVING MARY, Tyler sang ...

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