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Inviolate - STEVE VAI

Fans of virtuoso shred will check out the new STEVE VAI album regardless of anything written in a review. Taking into consideration his extraordinary resume and fine catalogue of studio albums, that is just as it should be. Vai is a master beyond dispute, and while there is always the risk that a new record ...

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SEVENDUST: Writing Sessions For Next Album 'Have Begun'

SEVENDUST has commenced work on material for the follow-up to 2020's "Blood & Stone" album. Earlier today, the official SEVENDUST social media was updated with a couple of photos from the Instagram accounts of guitarist Clint Lowery and singer Lajon Witherspoon, and it was accompanied by the following message: "Writing sessions have begun for the ...

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GEOFF TATE Says QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Lineup Has Been Offered 'Obscene' Amount Of Money To Reunite For Tour

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't expect a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup to ever materialize. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Fellow original QUEENSRŸCHE members ...

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KID ROCK And FOREIGNER Announce 'Bad Reputation Tour'

Kid Rock will join forces with FOREIGNER and GRAND FUNK RAILROAD for a U.S. tour this spring summer. JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING will appear on select dates, with a special appearance by Trey Lewis at all shows. The 24-city "Bad Reputation Tour" will kick off on April 6 at the Ford Center in Evansville, ...

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TONY MARTIN Says A Box Set Of His Recordings With BLACK SABBATH Will Arrive This Year: 'It Won't Be Individual Albums'

During an appearance on "The Ron Keel Podcast", former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin confirmed that a new record deal has been secured to reissue the albums he recorded with the band. "I only found out yesterday," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I had no idea. You don't get information very much from the ...

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Watch DEATH ANGEL Perform In San Francisco

DEATH ANGEL played a homecoming show last night (Saturday, January 22) at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. DEATH ANGEL released a new live album titled "The Bastard Tracks" last November via Nuclear Blast. Recorded live at The Great American Music Hall ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Defends Producer TOM WERMAN's Work On 'Stay Hungry': 'I Don't Wanna Smear' Him

In a new interview with "Heritage Musicians In Conversation With Joe Matera", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked how important veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman was to the commercial success of the band's triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Boy, that's a complicated answer. ...

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Ex-SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Praises ANDREAS KISSER, Says Latest SEPULTURA Album Is 'Amazing'

During a January 21 question-and-answer session on his YouTube channel, former SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo reflected on his participation in a tour where former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera performed select tracks from the band's seminal "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I worked very, very hard ...

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MEAT LOAF Dies At 74

Iconic rock singer Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74. The news of his passing was confirmed on the musician's Facebook page by his family. "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends," the post ...

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PAPA ROACH Releases Anthemic New Single 'Stand Up'

California rockers PAPA ROACH are kicking off 2022 with a powerful message behind their anthemic new single, "Stand Up". Produced by Jason Evigan (Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, MAROON 5), the song brings massive energy and unique arrangements to singer Jacoby Shaddix's uplifting and motivating lyrics. The track seeks to provide a signature, bouncing anthem for a ...

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Heavy Steps - COMEBACK KID

With their 20th anniversary due to hit the books this year, COMEBACK KID could be forgiven for mellowing out a little. Instead, the Winnipeg hardcore crew have defied logic and the tides of time once again: somehow, they sound even more pissed off, energetic and unstoppable on "Heavy Steps" than they did on the intermittently ...

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CLUTCH Announces Spring 2022 North American Tour

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will embark on a North American tour in March. The trek will be split between two legs, with the featuring support from EYEHATEGOD and TIGERCUB and the second one featuring THE SWORD and Nate Bergman. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 21. Tour dates: Mar. 16 - Birmingham, AL - Iron ...

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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Pokes Fun At Guitarists Who Rely On Roadies To Tune Their Instruments: 'What Wimps'

In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson was asked about his decades-long reputation as someone who doesn't shake hands with people. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've suffered from chest infections since I was quite young, and throat infections and upper respiratory tract ...

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SKILLET Frontman Blasts 'Godless' Pop Music, Says His Band Brings Rock Music Back Under Subjection Of Jesus Christ

John Cooper, the frontman for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke to "Washington Watch With Tony Perkins" about how music and his band's music in particular affects the way people think about the world. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Music is a fantastic vehicle. Music kind of — what's the right word to ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Saw Tensions Brewing Between K.K. DOWNING And GLENN TIPTON During Making Of 'Demolition'

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has once again defended Kenneth "K.K." Downing over the comments the ex-PRIEST guitarist made about his former bandmates in his 2018 autobiography, explaining that Downing is just telling the truth. K.K. departed the iconic band 11 years ago but looked back on his time with the British metal ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Says He Was 'One Of The First People' To Contract COVID-19: 'It Took Three Months To Shake It'

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (January 12) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless revealed that he "one of the first people [who] contracted" COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. He recalled (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It was kind of a bizarre thing because… [METALLICA's] James ...

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