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NIGHT RANGER Mourns Death Of Longtime Tour Manager

NIGHT RANGER's longtime tour manager Todd Confessore passed away on February 5. The following statement was issued today by NIGHT RANGER members Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, Kelly Keagy, Keri Kelli and Eric Levy: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and longtime tour manager, Todd Louis ...

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New Book Examines How AEROSMITH And RUN-DMC Teamed Up To Tear Down Wall Between Rock And Hip-Hop

"Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, And The Song that Changed American Music Forever", a new book by Washington Post national arts reporter Geoff Edgers, will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, February 5) via Blue Rider Press. In the book, Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way", AEROSMITH and RUN-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking ...

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TOMMY ALDRIDGE On Playing With OZZY OSBOURNE: 'From A Musical Perspective, It Was Probably The High-Water Mark Of My Career'

In conjunction with his participation in the October 2018 edition of Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, drum legend Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE) was interviewed by Miles Schuman. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On joining BLACK OAK ARKANSAS at the age of 19: Tommy: "I ...

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SYMPHONY X Announces May-June 2019 European Tour

New Jersey progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X will embark on a European tour in May. The run will see the five-piece hit eleven countries in one month — with the trek kicking off on May 7 in Lyon, France, culminating in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Rock Hard Festival. "We are really excited about the upcoming ...

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BURNING RAIN Feat. DOUG ALDRICH, KEITH ST. JOHN, BRAD LANG, BLAS ELIAS: 'Face The Music' Album Details

BURNING RAIN, the hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich (REVOLUTION SAINTS, THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO) and vocalist Keith St. John (MONTROSE, KINGDOM COME), will release its fourth studio album, "Face The Music", on March 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. In conjunction with the album announcement, the band has shared the latest ...

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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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BLACK SABBATH To Be Honored With 'Lifetime Achievement Award' From Recording Academy

BLACK SABBATH is among the artists who will receive a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award next year. According to the Recording Academy, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors musicians who have "made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording" over the decades. Also receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award next year are George Clinton ...

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Here Is The First Taste Of New NILE Music For Upcoming Album

South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2015's "What Should Not Be Unearthed" album. The upcoming effort, which is tentatively due in 2019, will mark NILE's first release with new guitarist/vocalist Brian Kingsland, who replaced Dallas Toler-Wade last year. A one-minute video from the studio sessions ...

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WILLIAM SHATNER Unveils Music Video For 'Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer' Feat. ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS

William Shatner's first-ever holiday album, "Shatner Claus", is out now, featuring a truly eclectic roster of vanguards, icons and misfits that join him on this collection of reinterpreted classics. Today he's unveiled the first music video from it: a rocked-out rendition of "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer" featuring ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons on guitar. In ...

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NIGHT RANGER's JACK BLADES: 'There's Nothing Worse To Me Than A Musician Getting Up On A Soapbox And Starting To Lecture People'

NIGHT RANGER bassist/vocalist Jack Blades recently spoke with the Salisbury, Maryland radio station Classic Rewind 949 JackFM. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what keeps the band motivated: Jack: "I'm a musician. It's in my blood. This is what I do as a career. Brad ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Cancels Fall Solo Tour

Joe Perry has canceled his previously announced fall headlining shows as he continues to take some time off following his recent hospital visit. The AEROSMITH guitarist will now take the rest of the year off and looks forward to seeing his fans again in 2019. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Perry's solo dates ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY Releases 'Quake' Video Feat. Vocals By GARY CHERONE

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — has just announced a new single, video and tour dates with his AEROSMITH bandmate Brad Whitford and Gary Cherone of EXTREME. The music video for "Quake" is available below. "Quake" featuring Cherone is being released today (Friday, November 9). The hard-charging ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY Announces Fall 2018 Solo U.S. Tour Dates

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — has just confirmed more shows in support of his 2018 "Sweetzerland Manifesto" solo album. The headlining dates kick off November 30 in Iowa and include stops in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia and more before wrapping up with three Los Angeles-area shows. ...

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ICARUS WITCH To Release 'Goodbye Cruel World' Album In October

"Misfortune Teller", the new single from Pittsburgh traditional metallers ICARUS WITCH, can be streamed below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming "Goodbye Cruel World" studio album, which is due October 26 via Cleopatra Records. Comments the band: "Lyrically, 'Misfortune Teller' is about a hypothetical megalomaniac. It's the story of a psychic vampire who will ...

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