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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Will Tour The World, Says Creator

A hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio made its U.S. debut last month at the 28th annual Pollstar Awards at the The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles, California. Created by Eyellusion, the appearance of the heavy metal icon took place during a performance by DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie and ...

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Reunited RATT Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has scheduled the following tour dates: Apr. 26 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY Apr. 27 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - The Sherman Theater - ...

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OCEANO Signs With SUMERIAN RECORDS

Sumerian Records has announced the signing of Chicago, Illinois deathcore titans OCEANO. The band is currently recording the follow-up to 2015's "Ascendants" at The Nook Recording Studio in New Lenox, Illinois. A late spring release is expected. Vocalist Adam Warren comments: "I and the rest of OCEANO are beyond honored to become a part of ...

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Singer JOSHUA ALAN Quits BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT

Singer Joshua Alan has quit Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT, explaining that he will be working and focusing on his original music this year. Blotzer has spent the last year and a half battling the other three members of RATT's classic lineup over the rights to the band's name. At the same time, he has ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER On RATT Legal Dispute: 'This Is Definitely Not Over'

Drummer Bobby Blotzer has made his first public comments since a judge denied his request for reconsideration in connection with his legal dispute with the other three members of RATT's classic lineup over the rights to the band's name. Back in November, a California judge ruled against Blotzer with respect to whether bassist Juan Croucier ...

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CARMINE APPICE Reinvents CACTUS Once Again

Coming off a very successful U.S. tour and the release of its first studio album in ten years, "Black Dawn", the time has come for founding member and world-renowned drummer Carmine Appice to re-energize and rebuild CACTUS, the band once heralded by critics as America's answer to LED ZEPPELIN. Appice has announced two new members ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY On Whether JIMMY DEGRASSO Will Play Drums At Upcoming RATT Shows: 'We're Still Figuring That Out'

Three members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed a full set of the band's classic songs as the "surprise band" on October 1, 2016 on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise West, also known as Monsterwood. Joining Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini on stage at the ...

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DIO DISCIPLES Perform At 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' (Video)

DIO DISCIPLES — the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) alongside vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) — performed at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History all-star induction ceremony on Wednesday, January 18 at the Anaheim ...

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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY On BOBBY BLOTZER: 'We Got Rid Of The Cancer'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that the band has gotten "rid of the cancer" by taking control of the RATT name following a legal dispute with drummer Bobby Blotzer. Currently based around the vocalist and fellow "classic-era" members Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier with later-period RATT guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT), the group will make ...

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VINCE NEIL Says His Musical Collaboration With BOY GEORGE 'Turned Out Really Good'

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil is among the celebrities competing on NBC's "The New Celebrity Apprentice", which shifts to Los Angeles for its eighth season where twice-elected California governor, successful businessman and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger takes control of the boardroom. "The New Celebrity Apprentice" will premiere on January 2 and will air weekly ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says KISS Was Never Asked To Perform At DONALD TRUMP's Inauguration

Gene Simmons has shot down reports that KISS was invited to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration. Word of KISS's possible involvement with the president-elect's big event next month began circulating last week when Simmons's wife Shannon Tweed said Trump's camp approached her husband about participating, but he politely declined. TMZ's cameras caught up with Simmons, ...

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Concert By BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Shut Down Over Name Dispute

A concert by by Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT was canceled last night just hours before showtime after a Michigan venue received a cease-and-desist letter from the drummer's former bandmates. Blotzer is embroiled in a legal a dispute over the group's name with singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. The Soaring ...

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