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M3 Confirm TONY MARTIN's Departure, Seek Replacement

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have issued a statement confirming the departure of vocalist Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) from the group's ranks. Commented Marsden, guitarist and driving force ...

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DOHENY To Play Exclusive L.A. Gig

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have been asked by L.A.'s prestigious members-only night club The Spider Club to play at the opening night of their venture into live music on Thursday, June 3. Hosted upstairs at The Avalon Nightclub, The ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI: The ROLLING STONE Interview

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi sat down with Rolling Stone magazine on March 31 to discuss what made Ozzy famous long before MTV: the glory days of BLACK SABBATH, the band from Birmingham, England, that put the heavy into heavy metal. The occasion for the interview was the imminent release of "Black Box", a box ...

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DOHENY: More Live Dates Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have lined up the following dates: May 21 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Jun. 25 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, are rounded out by rhythm guitarist Sean Kipe, ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Fired From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin has been fired from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). An official statement from Tony on the matter is expected soon. In other ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed (Again), World Premiere Announced

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to June 8 from the previously announced May 18 (and before that April 20). If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like be the first to be officially certified by Simmons as ...

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WHITESNAKE, Ex-QUIET RIOT Members Sign Copies Of 'Food That Rocks': Photos Available

Drummer Frankie Banali's (ex-QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P.) web site is currently hosting several photos from the March 18 in-store book signing for "Food That Rocks", the rock and roll cookbook co-authored by Cindy Coverdale, wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale. In addition to Cindy, David and co-author Margie Lapanja, others in attendance at the Virgin Megastore ...

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BILL WARD: I Wanted BLACK SABBATH To Go On

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisited about the possibility of the band reuniting for a future tour and studio album. Asked if it ever gets frustrating that SABBATH is not out there, Bill said, "It is frustrating. On the last tour we did, we all worked so hard. I became ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Asshole' Running Order, Japanese Bonus Tracks Revealed

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has revealed the final running order of the songs set to appear on his much-anticipated new solo album, "Asshole", due on May 18 through Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group. It is as follows: 01. Sweet And Dirty Love (Simmons) 02. Firestarter (Prodigy) 03. Weapons (Simmons) 04. Waiting For The Morning Light (Simmons/Dylan) ...

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DOHENY: New Live Photos Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, performed at The Gig in Hollywood, California Friday night (April 2). Check out pictures from Wire Image. DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, will make their next live appearance at King King in Hollywood ...

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Exclusive: New DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Speaks Out!

DIMMU BORGIR's session drummer Reno Kiilerich has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about landing a job with what is arguably the most commercially successful black metal band in the world. Kiilerich, who hails from Denmark, was previously a member of several acclaimed death metal groups, including PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM and VILE. His first rehearsal session with DIMMU ...

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AEROSMITH: JOE PERRY's Son To Guest On ABC's 'Knock First'

Tony Perry, son of AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, will be the subject of an upcoming episode of the ABC Family series "Knock First". "Knock First" is a teen-do-it-yourself show that gives teens, with the help of professional decorators, the chance to reveal their identity through the makeover of their room. Tony and his friends, including ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: BLASKO Out, GEEZER BUTLER In?

OZZY OSBOURNE has parted ways with bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and has re-joined forces with his BLACK SABBATH bandmate Geezer Butler, reliable sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Butler's return to OSBOURNE's band has further opened the door for a possible BLACK SABBATH reunion at this year's Ozzfest. OZZY is currently scheduled to headline the annual festival, ...

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BLACK SABBATH Negotiating For OZZFEST Tour

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has told Launch Radio Networks that a SABBATH reunion at this year's Ozzfest is not out of the question. "I've heard that rumor as well, and there is negotiations at the moment," Iommi said. "As yet, we've not reached a settlement, but there is talk about it. I think it's ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Appear On 'Sopranos'

Former VAN HALEN lead singer David Lee Roth will make a quick appearance in this Sunday's episode of "The Sopranos", according to Launch. The scene will feature Roth playing cards with Tony Soprano and a bunch of Soprano's cronies, including Silvio — played by another musician, E STREET BAND member Steve Van Zandt. The singer ...

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BLACK SABBATH's OZZY And TONY To Guest On 'Rockline'

BLACK SABBATH's Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, March 31. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station ...

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ERIC SINGER: KISS Touring Kit Unveiled

The official German web site of KISS drummer Eric Singer has uploaded photos of Eric's brand-new touring kit which he will utilize on the group's upcoming tour of Australia. Mike Farriss (Artist Relations Director) and Tony Lecroix (Repair Specialist) at Pearl Drums in Nashville, Tennessee "made it possible for Eric to have a new custom ...

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DOHENY Perform In Hollywood: Photos Available

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, performed at The Gig in Hollywood, California Saturday night (March 13). Check out pictures from Wire Image. DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, are rounded out by bassist Tony Freddo and drummer Colin LaRocque. ...

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Report: BYZANTINE Represents Metal With A Message

Justin McElroy of The Herald-Dispatch reports that though environmental issues and Appalachian history aren't at the forefront of most metal, one Huntington man, along with the rest of his band BYZANTINE, is attempting to be the first. With a recent nationally released CD, and profiles in magazines Guitar One and Revolver, it would seem they're ...

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