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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On Replacing GEOFF TATE: 'We Couldn't Have Asked For A Better Outcome'

In a recent interview with Bruce Moore and Kris Siegers of the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, Todd La Torre shared his perspective on stepping into QUEENSRŸCHE in 2012 as the replacement for original frontman Geoff Tate. The former CRIMSON GLORY singer has since recorded three studio albums with QUEENSRŸCHE and has helped restore the heavier, progressive ...

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MASSACRE Announces New Lineup, Begins Work On Fourth Album

Veteran Florida death metal band MASSACRE has joined forces with a new management team, Extreme Management Group, and has begun work on a new full-length album, to be released in 2020. The group has also welcomed new drummer Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC., THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG) and guitarist Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG). MASSACRE's forthcoming album ...

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ROB HALFORD, JOE BONAMASSA, EXTREME, NITA STRAUSS Perform At ALICE COOPER's 18th Annual 'Christmas Pudding' (Video)

Renowned as one of Phoenix's signature holiday events, Alice Cooper's 18th annual "Christmas Pudding" fundraiser brought together Michael Bruce, Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway from the original ALICE COOPER band, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, legendary guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Cooper's HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Johnny Depp, Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss and EXTREME's Gary Cherone and Nuno ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Jackson, California

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's December 13 concert at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Jackson, California can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE's latest album, "The Verdict", was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, ICED EARTH, HATEBREED) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Washington; Planet-Z ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Says U.K. Election Result Is 'A Wake-Up Call For Us'

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has weighed in on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party's resounding victory in the United Kingdom's general elections on Thursday, saying that he believes that "this election result is a wake-up call for us." Johnson has repeatedly said that the Conservatives reclaiming their majority in Parliament will "get Brexit ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says He's 'Voting For' Touring Drummer CASEY GRILLO To Play On Next QUEENSRŸCHE Album

Southeast Wreckmetal conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton prior to the band's November 23 concert at Klubben/Fryshuset in Stockholm, Sweden. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having vocalist Todd La Torre play drums on the group's latest album, "The ...

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NITA STRAUSS Releases Music Video For 'Alegria'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has released the official music video for the song "Alegria". The track is taken from her first solo album, "Controlled Chaos", which was released in November 2018 via Sumerian Records. Nita recently confirmed that her second solo LP "is very much on the ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE In 'Stable' Condition After Being Hospitalized

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose is in "stable" condition after being hospitalized for an undisclosed illness earlier in the week. On Wednesday (December 11), SEVENDUST announced that it was canceling its previously announced U.K. shows as the support act for ALTER BRIDGE and SHINEDOWN because Morgan was "sick" and "under doctor's orders not to leave the ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At Scotland's WINTERSTORM Festival

Rockfiend Publications Scotland has uploaded video footage of SKID ROW's November 29 performance at WinterStorm festival at Troon Concert Hall in Troon, Scotland. Check it out below (filmed by Martin Goulden). Last week, SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Music Video

Vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE), bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, THE END MACHINE, ex-DOKKEN), and drummer Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Their debut album, "Shake The World", is a delightful romp of powerful hard ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Album Due In February

BLACK SWAN, the new band featuring bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY), will release its debut album, "Shake The World", on February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's lead single and music video for ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Not In Any Rush' To Release New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Wrote Seven New STRYPER Songs In Four Days

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that he has already written seven songs for the band's next studio album. The follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil" will be recorded in January and February and released in the summer. On Thursday, Sweet took to his social media to write: "I started writing for the new STRYPER album ...

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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: Second Album In The Works

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK), Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX) and Michael Crain (RETOX, FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. Helming the disc once again is producer Ross Robinson (KORN, SLIPKNOT, LIMP ...

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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN Releases Music Video For His New Christmas Single, 'Wonder Of Wonders'

Jonathan Cain is joined by Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling NEWSBOYS frontman Michael Tait in the official music video for the JOURNEY keyboardist's newest Christmas single, "Wonder Of Wonders". Available now from Identity Records at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play, iHeartRadio and more outlets globally, the song was produced at Cain's Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville ...

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SLIPKNOT, SOUNDGARDEN, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, STEEL PANTHER Members Among Guests On BRIAN POSEHN's 'Grandpa Metal' Album

Comedian/actor/ writer Brian Posehn will release his new comedy/metal album, "Grandpa Metal", on February 14, 2020 via Megaforce Records. Produced, engineered and mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER), the disc features guest appearances from some of metal's finest, including Brendon Small (DETHKLOK), Scott Ian and Jonathan Donais (ANTHRAX), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Gary ...

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