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JASON HOOK On Joining FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: 'I Just Wanted To Be Able To Write Songs And Make Records'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook has teamed up with documentary filmmaker Fran Strine and music manager Jamie Talbot to chronicle the story of world-renowned musicians who are not household names, but are instead the session and backup musicians who have performed at concerts and on countless recordings with huge stars yet remain largely ...

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SCORPIONS' Legendary 'Virgin Killer' Album To Be Released On Limited-Edition 180-Gram Vinyl

SCORPIONS' legendary "Virgin Killer" album will be released on limited-edition 180-gram vinyl by Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity in April. The LP was mastered for this vinyl release by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. "Virgin Killer" is the first of four studio releases that really defined the SCORPIONS and their highly influential urgent metallic sound. It ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON, TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Interviewed At 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' (Video)

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA), Marzi Montazeri (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Rowan Robertson (DIO), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL), Phil X (BON JOVI), Mark Zavon (KILL DEVIL HILL) and Michael Angelo ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, RUDY SARZO, ALEX SKOLNICK Perform At 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' Event In California (Video)

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA), Marzi Montazeri (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), Rowan Robertson (DIO), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL), Phil X (BON JOVI), Mark Zavon (KILL DEVIL HILL) and Michael ...

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GEOFF TATE On Upcoming Trilogy Project: 'I Think It's Gonna Be One Of The Coolest Things I've Ever Done'

Heavy Metal Television VJ and BENEDICTUM frontwoman Veronica Freeman recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the upcoming trilogy project from his new band OPERATION: MINDCRIME, Tate said: "I love writing stories, and I love creating musical stories, and I wanted to do ...

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GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, has signed a worldwide deal with Frontiers Music Srl for the release of its forthcoming trilogy project. Named after QUEENSRŸCHE's epic concept album from 1988, "Operation: Mindcrime", Tate's new band includes bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO), keyboardist Randy ...

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GEOFF TATE's Favorite Singer Is Still GEOFF TATE

While answering questions from fans on Twitter this past Saturday (October 4), former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate was asked: "Not including yourself, who is your favor[ite] vocalist?" He replied: "Still me" In a recent interview with the Daily Herald, Tate admitted that he was perplexed as to why his former bandmates fired him ...

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GEOFF TATE Says OPERATION: MINDCRIME's Trilogy Will Be 'Very Complex' With 'Very Melodic Content'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate says that the upcoming progressive rock trilogy from his new band OPERATION: MINDCRIME will be "very complex" with "a very melodic content" and urges his fans to experience it "one on one" when it is released early next year. Named after QUEENSRŸCHE's epic concept album from 1988, "Operation: Mindcrime", Tate's ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON On Post-TATE Songwriting Process: 'All That Underlying Tension Is Gone'

"Totally Driven Radio", the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST time on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE and SOULBENDER guitarist Michael Wilton. You can now listen to the chat below. (Note: Wilton calls in at the 18-minute mark and ...

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GEOFF TATE Symbolically Removes TriRyche Logo From His Belt At 'Final' QUEENSRŸCHE Concert (Video)

Geoff Tate's version of QUEENSRŸCHE performed its final show on August 30 at Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill in Bolingbrook, Illinois. To mark the occasion, Tate symbolically removed the QUEENSRŸCHE's logo — the so-called TriRyche symbol — from his belt before the final encore song. Fan-filmed video footage of the gesture can be seen below. ...

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