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POISON's RIKKI ROCKETT Shares Video Footage From Recent Recording Session With CINDERELLA's FRED COURY

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has uploaded the first episode of his video blog, featuring footage from a recent recording session produced by CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury. You can watch it below. POISON's reunited original lineup — Rockett, Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall and C.C. DeVille — completed a North American tour with DEF LEPPARD last summer. ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL To Release 'Knights Call' Album In March

German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell will release his 17th album, "Knights Call", on March 23 via SPV/Steamhammer. "I'd rather have long-term success than the hit album everybody is always referring to." Pell knows exactly what he is talking about. His solo career has lasted for almost three decades now. In the international hard rocking universe, ...

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Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over - DIMEVISION

"Lately I've been living way too damn fast. This successful life I'm leading is bound to kick my ass." Visionary words from a man who lived those fateful lyrics harder than most. It wasn't this prophetic introspection Dimebag Darrell wrote on a solo song, "Twisted", that spelled his end. Yet for the violent way Dime ...

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RATT To Tour In 2018

According to a fresh post on RATT's official Facebook page, the band will tour in 2018. No further details have been provided. RATT's classic-era members Juan Croucier (bass), Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Warren DeMartini (guitar) reunited in October 2016 for a surprise performance on a Monsters Of Rock cruise. The trio has since ...

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Former A LIFE ONCE LOST, FURY OF FIVE Members Join Forces In VEXES

From the ashes of renowned Pennsylvania/New Jersey-based rock and metal groups A LIFE ONCE LOST, FURY OF FIVE, VESSL and DOWNSTAGE rises a vital new lifeform, VEXES — the experimental, eclectic, groove-infused new post-rock outfit featuring frontman Charlie Berezansky, guitarist John Klagholz, drummer Justin Graves, and the band's newest member, bassist Bobby Carpenter. VEXES' debut ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS Release Video For 'Wars To Walk Away From'

"Wars To Walk Away From", the new video from Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Lanterns", which was released on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release for the label and the follow-up to 2015's "Time And Trauma". About the video, singer ...

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JOE PERRY Announces Los Angeles Show To Celebrate Release Of 'Sweetzerland Manifesto' Solo Album

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — will perform a special record-release show Tuesday, January 16 at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California. Taking place three days before the January 19 release of his solo album "Sweetzerland Manifesto", this "Joe Perry And Friends" gig will encompass material from ...

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END: 'Necessary Death' Video Released

Underground hardcore supergroup END has debuted an all-new music video for the track "Necessary Death". Directed by Bobby Bates, this is the second clip the band has released. END released a music video for "Love Let Me Die" in September, also directed by Bates. END's debut EP, "From The Unforgiving Arms Of God", came out ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Narrates CHARLES MANSON Documentary 'His Final Words'

Musician and director Rob Zombie has narrated "Charles Manson: His Final Words", a new documentary which will air this Sunday, December 3 on the Reelz channel. The documentary focuses on the Manson family murders told from Manson's perspective using never-before-seen case files, pictures and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside California State Prison. "Charles ...

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Skeletons In The Closet - BOB KULICK

Every hard rock fan knows the name Bob Kulick, often by way of his younger brother, Bruce. Both were, at various stages, part of KISS, the latter coming through recommendation by his elder sibling. Bob contributed guitars to three of the studio tracks on side four of KISS's "Alive II", plus "Unmasked", the four newer ...

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LITA FORD Says Her New Album Is Turning Out 'Pretty Badass'

Lita Ford says that the songwriting process for new album is "going great." Helming the project once again is guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who previously worked with Lita on 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" disc. Speaking to Noise Blitz, Ford stated that the new songs are turning out "pretty badass. It's just been Gary Hoey and ...

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JOE PERRY's 'Sweetzerland Manifesto' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By JOHNNY DEPP, ROBIN ZANDER

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — is readying his new solo album, "Sweetzerland Manifesto", for release on January 19. Due out on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by Amped Distribution), "Sweetzerland Manifesto" marks Joe's sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks. They ...

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OVERKILL's JASON BITTNER: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Mean, Green, Killing Machine' Performance From Denver

Sick Drummer Magazine has uploaded drum-cam footage of OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner performing the song "Mean, Green, Killing Machine" with his bandmates on September 26 at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado. Check it out below. OVERKILL singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth recently said that Bittner has elevated the band's musicianship since the ...

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Hell Yeah - KMFDM

It's been nearly 20 years since KMFDM (Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid) first said adios to the music world, mainly to the Wax Trax years. A rebirth emerged in 2002, after running briefly as MFDMK, and, one might say at the risk of blasphemy, became a better, tighter band. "Hell Yeah" is the band's 20th ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Is Working On New Music

THE PRETTY RECKLESS has begun composing music for its fourth album, the band has confirmed. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "Who You Selling For", which arrived a year ago. That effort was produced by THE PRETTY RECKLESS's longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala and featured songs written by singer Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Recruits Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE For Resurrected DESPAIR

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) has resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on a ...

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THE DAMNED To Record New Album In October

Legendary punk band THE DAMNED will enter the studio in October to record its eleventh album for an early 2018 release via Search & Destroy. Helming the record in Brooklyn, New York will be famed producer Tony Visconti, who has previously worked with David Bowie, T.REX, Morrisey, U2, THE STRANGLERS, Iggy Pop and THIN LIZZY. ...

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