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Former FIREWIND, HAMMERFALL Members Join Forces In THE SIGN

THE SIGN is a new multinational rock band formed by Swedish virtuoso bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL, BILLIONAIRES BOYS CLUB) and Sri Lankan-born veteran vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala (RED CIRCUIT, ex-AVALON, FIREWIND), with the lineup completed by Rosén's fellow countryman, the versatile session guitarist Jörgen Alnevall. Influenced by '70s classic rock bands such as BAD COMPANY, ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Hits Orlando (Video)

The new Ronnie James Dio hologram played the second show of its month-long U.S. tour last night (Saturday, June 1) at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. The Dio hologram production uses audio of Ronnie's live performances from throughout his career, with the DIO DISCIPLES band playing live, consisting of Simon Wright on drums, Craig ...

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DORO PESCH On GENE SIMMONS: 'He Really Was A Great Mentor'

German "metal queen" Doro Pesch (DORO, WARLOCK) recently spoke with Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early years of her career: Doro: "We were just doing what we loved. Back then, I felt I was one of the ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Talks Upcoming Shows Celebrating 40th Anniversary Of RAINBOW's 'Down To Earth'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming Australian tour: Graham: "We're actually going to play the whole 'Down To Earth' album that I did with RAINBOW that's ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Breaking The Trance - FATAL CURSE

In 2019 the saturation of newer heavy metal bands that shop for their tools at the NWOBHM store is higher than ever. Bands such as HAUNT, BLADE KILLER, POUNDER and NIGHT DEMON are on the higher end of the dozens of acts looking back to the vaunted British scene that inspired METALLICA's early mission statements. ...

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JERRY DIXON: 'When You Have The Original Musicians With ROBERT MASON, It's WARRANT On Steroids'

WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon has praised vocalist Robert Mason, who replaced Jani Lane in 2008. The former LYNCH MOB singer has performed on 2011's "Rockaholic" and 2017's "Louder Harder Faster", and has brought a degree of stability to the band after Lane's unceremonious departure and subsequent 2011 death. WARRANT continues to tour regularly in support ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says Producer 'MUTT' LANGE 'Deserves All The Credit' For 'Hysteria'

Guitar Interactive magazine's Jonathan Graham conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen during the band's 2018 "Hysteria" anniversary tour. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the political themes DEF LEPPARD explored on "Hysteria" are still relevant today: Phil: "Nothing changed 2,000 ...

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KURT COBAIN's Final Photo-Shoot Cardigan Sold For $75,000

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its marquee music auction event "MUSIC Icons" on Saturday, May 18 live in Hard Rock Café Times Square in front of a packed crowd of collectors and music fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe. The mega-star lineup featured 670 ...

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