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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates Of Summer 2019 'Basstory' Tour

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his summer 2019 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" tour. The shows will feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a full live-band set including songs from the companion album "Sleeping Giants". Dates ...

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BLACK SABBATH Reunites With BILL WARD At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' In Los Angeles

BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) reunited with their estranged drummer Bill Ward at last night's (Saturday, May 11) "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" awards ceremony and live tribute concert at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. RIVAL SONS performed a medley of "War Pigs", "Changes" and "Paranoid" for Iommi, Butler ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: I'll Put OZZY's Vocal Performance On First BLACK SABBATH Album Up Against Any Of His Peers

Zakk Wylde says that he would put Ozzy Osbourne's vocal performance on BLACK SABBATH's 1970 self-titled debut up against any other singers within the rock genre. While not considered the most technically proficient of vocalists, Osbourne's distinctive wail and phrasing helped define early heavy metal, subsequently blazing a trail for similar singer — especially within ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Ten' Solo Album In September

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, "Ten", in September via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians who appear on the disc include singer Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE), bassist John O'Boyle, and guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi Montazeri (EXHORDER, PHILIP H. ANSELMO ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Los Angeles-based metal act EDGE OF PARADISE. Formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011, EDGE OF PARADISE debuted on the scene a few months later with "Mask", an album of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, which was warmly received by critics ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Celebrates 16 Years Of Sobriety

Jack Osbourne took to social media on to celebrate 16 years of sobriety. The 33-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne credited his friends for helping him live his life without drugs or alcohol. On Sunday, he Instagrammed an image revealing he had been sober for 16 years, 192 months, 5,845 days or 140,263 hours. ...

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NIKKI SIXX Fires Back At 'Washed-Up,' 'Small-Career People' For 'Coming Out Of The Woodwork' Around MÖTLEY CRÜE Biopic Release

Nikki Sixx has fired back at "washed-up," "small-career people" for "coming out of the woodwork" following the release of MÖTLEY CRÜE's biopic "The Dirt". The CRÜE bassist made his comments just a day after BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported that former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Jake E. Lee said in an interview that Sixx and drummer Tommy ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: No New MEGADETH Album Before 2020

David Ellefson says that fans will probably have to wait until at least early 2020 to see a new studio album from MEGADETH. MEGADETH hasn't released any fresh music since 2016's "Dystopia" record, whose title track won a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" at the 2017 ceremony. Asked by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says WENDY DIO Spent A 'Bazillion Dollars' Trying To Make Fans Happy With DIO Hologram

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the formation of A NEW REVENGE, which also features guitarist Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ALICE COOPER, VINCE NEIL), legendary bassist Rudy ...

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