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FRANKIE BANALI Says JAMES DURBIN Quit QUIET RIOT 'Almost Immediately' After 'Hollywood Cowboys' Was Delivered To Record Company

In a recent interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali explained the circumstances around singer James Durbin's abrupt departure in September, as well as his health status after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Durbin reportedly left QUIET RIOT "to concentrate his time and efforts on his solo career" and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK Join Forces In DIRTY SHIRLEY

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc's first single, "Here Comes The King", can be ...

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ROB CAGGIANO: 'VOLBEAT Was Never Really A Metal Band'

Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock recently conducted an interview with guitarist Rob Caggiano of Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether VOLBEAT wanted to tinker with their "formula" on their new album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound": Rob: "I'll ...

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ELEVEN SEVEN LABEL GROUP, Home Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, PAPA ROACH And HELLYEAH, Rebrands As BETTER NOISE MUSIC

When music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac first founded Eleven Seven Music and Eleven Seven Label Group in 2006, he recognized that major record companies were no longer focusing on artist development and marketing. Thirteen years later, E7LG, the industry's global rock powerhouse, has been renamed Better Noise Music. The consolidation of its ...

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NITA STRAUSS's Second Solo Album 'Is Very Much On The Way'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that her second solo album "is very much on the way." Strauss's upcoming disc, which is tentatively due in late 2020, will be the follow-up to her first solo album, "Controlled Chaos", released last year via Sumerian Records. Nita offered an update ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK Explains Tour Postponement: 'It's A Snafu'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick spoke to Rock 100.5 The KATT's Allison Chainz about his recent decision to postpone the band's previously announced tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of its platinum-selling, sophomore album "Title Of Record". The trek was scheduled to kick off on October 19 and run through November 27. He said (see video below): ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says GLENN HUGHES's Addition To THE DEAD DAISIES Is 'Radical Enough To Where It Could Actually Work'

Doug Aldrich says that the addition of legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes to THE DEAD DAISIES is an "exciting change" that is "radical enough to where it could actually work." This past August, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that the former DEEP PURPLE member had joined THE DEAD ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces 'Aurora' Album

BREAKING BENJAMIN will release a new album, "Aurora", on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (COLD) and Spencer Chamberlain (UNDEROATH), to name a few. Speaking about "Aurora", BREAKING BENJAMIN's founder/frontman Ben Burnley said: "This album is ...

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KORN And BREAKING BENJAMIN Announce 2020 North American Tour

Grammy Award-winning heavyweights KORN and multi-platinum hard rockers BREAKING BENJAMIN today announced their epic tour set for 2020. Fans will have the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night across North America in the new year. Special guests BONES UK will also join the tour ...

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