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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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Australian Politician Says TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Is A 'Ripoff' Of Christmas Carol 'O Come, All Ye Faithful'

Australian politician Clive Palmer has slammed TWISTED SISTER's "We're Not Gonna Take It" as a "ripoff" of the Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful", and has called on TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider's 2019 Australian tour to be canceled amid an ongoing disagreement between the United Australia Party leader and the American band over ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Says Australian Politician Is A 'Blowhard' Who 'Clearly Does Not Understand Copyright Law'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has slammed the Australian politician accused of rewriting the band's song without permission as a "blowhard" who "clearly does not understand copyright law." Clive Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of TWISTED SISTER's hit single "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The ...

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JOAN JETT: Why THE RUNAWAYS Broke Up

During a recent appearance on METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's "It's Electric!" online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1, Joan Jett spoke about the breakup of iconic rockers THE RUNAWAYS. The first true girl band of the 1970s, THE RUNAWAYS — which also featured Lita Ford, Cherie Currie, Jackie Fox and Sandy West — toured ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer Says Australian Politician Inquired About Licensing Song Before Using It Without Authorization

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that the Australian politician accused of rewriting the band's song without permission initially got in touch with the singer's publishing company about licensing the track before ignoring the advice and recording it anyway. Snider tweeted: "@CliveFPalmer @PalmerUtdParty contacted my publishing company @UMG about licensing the song (which means they ...

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Triumphant Hearts - JASON BECKER

Some of you reading this will know the name Jason Becker through his work in CACOPHONY, and his guitar and songwriting contributions with David Lee Roth and Marty Friedman. Additionally, you also might've seen the movie "The Theory of Everything", which painfully illustrates the physical debilitation of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, one of our time's ...

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Politician Fires Back At TWISTED SISTER: 'As Foreigners, They Should Stay Out Of Australian Domestic Politics'

Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has responded to TWISTED SISTER after they threatened legal action against him for using a re-written version of the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" in connection with his political party. The former federal MP for Fairfax from 2013 to 2016, Palmer's now-defunct Palmer United party has become ...

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TWISTED SISTER Slams Australian Politician CLIVE PALMER For Using Re-Written Version Of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

TWISTED SISTER has slammed Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer for using a re-written version of the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" in connection with his political party. The former federal MP for Fairfax from 2013 to 2016, Palmer said his now-defunct Palmer United party has become the United Australia party, and will ...

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EDDIE OJEDA On What Led To 2001 TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'Everybody Was Broke. The Lack Of Funds Put Us Back Together'

"Epic Ink" star Josh Bodwell conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda at this year's Headbangers Con, which was held November 10-11 in Portland, Oregon. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TWISTED SISTER's early days: Eddie: "There definitely was a struggle. I mean, once ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Perform QUEENSRŸCHE Classics In Helmond, Netherlands

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on December 19 at Cacaofabriek in Helmond, The Netherlands can be seen below. For most of 2018, Tate has celebrated the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" by playing the iconic concept album live in its entirety. The "Mindcrime" ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE Performs Acoustic Version Of QUEENSRŸCHE's 'I Don't Believe In Love' In Dessau

Video footage of former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate performing an acoustic version of the band's classic song "I Don't Believe In Love" on December 20 in Dessau, Germany can be seen below. For most of 2018, Tate has celebrated the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" by performing the iconic concept album live in its ...

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ACE FREHLEY Talks Politics: 'If You're An American And A Patriot, You Should Get Behind Your President'

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley recently appeared on the "Juliet: Unexpected" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 3:11 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working from home: Ace: "The last three or four records I've done, pretty much I've done from my home studio, so ...

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Updated SLAYER Biography Released

The definitive biography of thrash-metal kings SLAYER has been updated and expanded, with a new look. "Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years… Post-Repentless Remastered Edition" features six new chapters, 24 more pages, and a new cover design. Available now, this new version now includes: * A book report on "Bloodline: The Araya ...

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Video: DEE SNIDER Performs In Tampere, Finland

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's December 5 performance at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. Snider recently said that the decision to end TWISTED SISTER was partly motivated by his desire to go out while he can still put on a great show. TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And TARJA TURUNEN Perform With Finnish Christmas Rock Project RASKASTA JOULUA

Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) are among the guest musicians who performed with Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project RASKASTA JOULUA, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," earlier tonight (Tuesday, December 4) in Rauma, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RASKASTA JOULUA started with an album in ...

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NITA STRAUSS On JILL JANUS's Suicide: 'I Did Not See It Coming'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that she was surprised by the death of her THE STARBREAKERS bandmate Jill Janus. Janus, who was also the frontwoman for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own ...

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DEE SNIDER Has No Desire To Do A Full Tour

Dee Snider says that the decision to end TWISTED SISTER was partly motivated by his desire to go out while he can still put on a great show. TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing a farewell 40th-anniversary tour. The band's last-ever concert took place in November of that year — 20 months ...

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JAY JAY FRENCH Says TWISTED SISTER Had A Strict No-Drugs-And-Alcohol Policy: 'We Fired Anybody Who Did It'

Heavy Metal And Booze conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French at this year's "Days Of The Dead" convention, which was held November 16 in Chicago, Illinois. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how TWISTED SISTER adopted their look in the 1970s: French: ...

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