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RIOT: Vocalist MIKE DIMEO To Continue With The Band After All

Despite having recently issued a statement that he was quitting RIOT to devote himself full-time to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame), vocalist Mike DiMeo and RIOT have now apparently had a change of heart and are insisting that the band's lineup will remain intact. Due to his commitments ...

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Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge - MOLLY HATCHET

With the passing of two legends in Jakson Spires (BLACKFOOT) and Danny Joe Brown (MOLLY HATCHET), it's been a tough year for southern rock. It is people like Bobby Ingram who have helped keep the spirit of southern rock alive. Ingram sure as hell has kept MOLLY HATCHET alive and doing quite well overseas, not ...

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Vocalist MIKE DIMEO Officially Quits RIOT

After a number of years and several album recordings with the band, vocalist Mike DiMeo has officially quit RIOT to devote himself full-time to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). Mike commented, "I have done more with THE LIZARDS in the past six months then with RIOT for the ...

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Fuck You and Then Some/Feel the Fire - OVERKILL

Not so much a song as an excuse for a chorus (one that owes more than a little to oddball L.A. punks FEAR), “Fuck You" was pretty ballsy for the PMRC-infected 1980's. It made the rounds of parties and dubbed tapes, along with other over-the-top, too-hot-for-Friday Night Videos fare likeS.O.D.'s "Speak English or Die" back ...

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Drummer: RESPONSE NEGATIVE Are 'Far From Over'

Despite guitarist Bobby Gustafson's (ex-OVERKILL) announcement last week that RESPONSE NEGATIVE have called it a day due to a "lack of professionalism and drive from within the band" combined with "a lack of label interest," RESPONSE NEGATIVE are "far from over," according to the group's drummer, Jim McCourt. "While it is true that ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Shoot Additional Video Footage At Brooklyn Bar

Following tomorrow's (April 23) video shoot for "Speak the Name" from their "Metal For Life" album, PAINMUSEUM members "Metal" Mike Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek and Tim Clayborne and crew are set to crush Duff's Bar, Brooklyn, NY. Band and Duff's extend the invitation to all to show up and headbang all night. Metal Mike promises nothing ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON's Band Call It Quits

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal act featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have officially called it a day. "Lack of professionalism and drive from within the band and a lack of label interest prompted the split," Gustafson told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Look for Bobby and former RESPONSE NEGATIVE frontman Nick Barlow to launch a new ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces Drummer For BEYOND FEAR Project

Former JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has recruited drummer Eric Elkins (ALL YOU FEAR) for his BEYOND FEAR side project. Elkins hooked up with the singer shortly after Owens' original choice, ICED EARTH/HALFORD's Bobby Jarzombek, was forced to withdraw from the project because he has "too many coals in the fire," according ...

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ROB ROCK Issues Post-European Tour Update

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has posted the following message on his official web site: "The tour went great! I want to thank all the fans, bands, and crew for making the tour a pleasant and fun time. "Special thanks to Joerg Zaske at All Access and everyone at AFM Records for putting the ...

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CINDERELLA, RATT, QUIET RIOT Comment On ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

The mighty Rock Never Stops tour returns in summer 2005, bringing its untamed rock 'n' roll party to cities throughout North America. The eighth annual trek features headliner CINDERELLA and special guests RATT, QUIET RIOT and FIREHOUSE — all rock giants that exploded out of the 1980s and 1990s with combined worldwide record sales in ...

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THE LIZARDS To Tour with IAN HUNTER BAND And UFO

Hot off the heels of a successful tour of Europe, Scandinavia, Greece, and Turkey, opening for ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist Glenn Hughes, hard rockers THE LIZARDS will be performing a series of gigs with the IAN HUNTER BAND (ex-MOTT THE HOOPLE) and heavy metal legends UFO. THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BOC, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and ...

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XYZ: Previously Unreleased 'Debut' Album Sees Light Of Day

The first album recorded by the hard rock group XYZ, which was produced between 1984 and 1985 and never before released to the public, is now available for purchase online. The CD, entitled "Rainy Days", features XYZ's original lineup: Bobby Pieper (guitar), Joey Pafumi (drums), Terry Ilous (vocals), and Patt Fontaine (bass). According to Bob ...

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OVERKILL Frontman: Nothing Left To Prove

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth recently spoke to the Wormwood Chronicles fanzine about the differences between U.S. and European metal crowds, the early days of the New York metal scene, the proliferation of reunions and more. An excerpt from the interview follows: Wormwood Chronicles: Your philosophy has always been not to look too ...

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DOG FACED GODS: No-Holds Barred Rock From California's San Manuel Indian Reservation

DOG FACED GODS, a no-holds-barred, rock quartet from the ancient San Manuel Indian Reservation in California, recently released its debut CD, "Stoned Council", on Voodoo Nation/AGU Music. Incorporating the traditional sounds of their native heritage with the pulse-pounding sounds of today's alt-metal movement and even a little hip-hop and psychedelic rock rhythms thrown in for ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Metal Reunions

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth recently spoke to MetalEater.com about the group's new album, "ReliXIV", and the current state of the metal scene. An excerpt from the interview follows: MetalEater.com: Recent reunions by bands like PRIEST and MÖTLEY CRÜE...any thoughts on those? Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "You know, I'm a little sick of the ...

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ROB ROCK: Touring Lineup Revealed

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has revealed his band lineup for the upcoming European Aces High Tour (alongside MASTERPLAN, CIRCLE II CIRCLE and PURE INC.) and appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival. The all-Swedish group will consist of the following: Carljohan Grimmark (NARNIA) - guitar Daniel Hall (PLATITUDE) - guitar Andreas Olsson (NARNIA) - ...

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'KISS Cover To Cover' Artwork Posted Online

Lunar Moth Entertainment and TributeAlbums.com have unveiled the official cover art to "KISS Cover to Cover", the collection of songs that KISS themselves chose to cover during their career. "At TributeAlbums.com, we believe that presentation is everything," reads an official press release. "With that, a unique CD deserves a unique album cover. The concept for ...

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