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DIO DISCIPLES To Release Debut Album Via BMG

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager Wendy, is about to sign a deal with BMG for the release of the band's debut album. DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of vocalists, including ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim ...

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WILL HAVEN: Entire 'Muerte' Album Available For Streaming

"Muerte", the sixth full-length album from noise metal legends WILL HAVEN, can be streamed in its entirety below. The disc will be released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. The origins of WILL HAVEN can be traced back to 1995, when they first emerged as a staple in Sacramento, California's storied underground. For over ...

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W.A.S.P. Releases 'Docter Rockter' Lyric Video

On February 2, W.A.S.P. released the critically acclaimed 25th anniversary edition "ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)" of the band's iconic hit album "The Crimson Idol". The re-recordings of one of the best concept albums of all times tell the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music ...

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LYNCH MOB Recruits Former BLONZ Singer NATHAN UTZ

LYNCH MOB has recruited singer Nathan Utz to front the band following the recent departure of Oni Logan. The Atlanta, Georgia-based Utz previousy sang for the late 1980s/early 1990s glam metal band BLONZ and is currently the frontman for the AEROSMITH tribute act PANDORA'S BOX, which also features EVANESCENCE's Troy McLawhorn. Utz made his live ...

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It's Alive! - JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES

JOHN 5 isn't a household name, but the guitar wizard has worked with a vast array of artists who are exactly that. Whether it's performing in arenas with ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON or lending his talents as a session musician for the likes of ROD STEWART, PAUL STANLEY or LYNYRD SKYNYRD, the six-stringer has ...

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Listen To New WILL HAVEN Song 'Winds Of Change'

"Winds Of Change", a new song from noise metal legends WILL HAVEN, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, titled "Muerte" (Spanish for "death"), which will be released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. WILL HAVEN guitarist Jeff Irwin states about "Winds Of Change": "This is probably ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS: 'As A Writer, I'm Just Trying To Get People To Think'

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "ReIdolized", the recently released re-recording of W.A.S.P.'s 1992 rock opera "The Crimson Idol": Blackie: "I would say the sonics have changed more than anything. When ...

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W.A.S.P. Releases 'Chainsaw Charlie' Video From 'ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)'

In December 2017, W.A.S.P. successfully completed its "ReIdolized" tour supporting the 25th anniversary of the band's iconic hit album "The Crimson Idol". The legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele will finally be released in a re-recorded version and of the album with the four "missing" songs — as originally intended — together with "The Crimson ...

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Singer ONI LOGAN Once Again Exits LYNCH MOB

Singer Oni Logan has once again left LYNCH MOB, the band he has been in and out of for almost three decades. In a Facebook post headlined "A brother has left the building," Logan wrote: "As a new year shines a light, so do new beginnings. Some that make the heart flutter and some that ...

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Watch RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Perform In Bucharest

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — played its seventh show on December 17 at Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", "King Of ...

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Watch RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Perform In Tilburg

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — played its ninth show last night (Wednesday, December 20) at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Defends 'Groundbreaking' RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Tour, Says WENDY DIO 'Wants To Please The Fans'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has defended DIO DISCIPLES' decision to go on the road with a hologram of Ronnie James Dio, saying that the "groundbreaking" tour's ultimate goal is to please fans of the legendary heavy metal vocalist. For the past several years, the former JUDAS PRIEST singer has played sporadic shows with DIO DISCIPLES, which ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram: 'Dio Returns: The World Tour' Kicks Off In Bochum, Germany (Video)

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — kicked off earlier tonight (Wednesday, December 6) at Matrix in in Bochum, Germany. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", "We Rock", ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says 'Certain Members' Of Original DIO Band 'Didn't Have The Same Heart For The Fans' As RONNIE Did

Craig Goldy says that "certain members" of the original DIO band became motivated by "money" because they "didn't have the same heart for the fans" as Ronnie James Dio did. Goldy joined DIO during the "Sacred Heart" tour in 1986 after original guitarist Vivian Campbell was fired from the band following a contentious business disagreement ...

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