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MICHAEL SCHENKER Was 'Tempted' To Join OZZY OSBOURNE's Band

In a newly released trailer for MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's upcoming album, "Revelation", Michael Schenker spoke about turning down an opportunity to join Ozzy Osbourne's group after the death of Randy Rhoads. "I was tempted to do it," the German guitarist said (see video below). I said, 'How can I get away from this?' And then ...

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Thundersmith'

The official lyric video for "Thundersmith", a brand new song from the Calgary-based hard rock quintet KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Evolution", which will be released on September 20 via Napalm Records. The LP sees the band imbued with a new fire ...

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UFO Guitar Legend VINNIE MOORE To Release New Album 'Soul Shifter'

The follow-up to Vinnie Moore's critically acclaimed 2015 "Aerial Visions" album will be released on October 9 on his label Mind's Eye Music. Titled "Soul Shifter", Vinnie's ninth solo album features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) and Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), with Richie Monica on drums, Michael Bean (bassist ...

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OF MICE & MEN Drummer: 'We'll Never Write The Same Song Twice'

In an interview with The Sound Lab at this year's Reading Festival, drummer Valentino Arteaga of California rockers OF MICE & MEN shared how the band's music has developed since its 2009 formation, including on the group's forthcoming sixth studio album, "Earthandsky". The LP will be the second to feature bassist Aaron Pauley as lead ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Defends Decision To Re-Record 'Burn My Eyes'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern, along with "Burn My Eyes"-era MH members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar), recently went into Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and re-recorded the debut album in its entirety. The sessions took place several months prior to the start of the "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary ...

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PRONG To Release 'Age Of Defiance' EP In November

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "The End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Defends His Right To Speak Out On Political Issues

George Lynch has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that it is his "incumbent responsibility" to work for the betterment of his friends, neighbors and fellow human beings. The legendary DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB guitarist recently caught flak from some of his fans when he slammed President Donald Trump in an ...

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MEGADETH Bandmates DAVID ELLEFSON And CHRIS POLAND Reunite On Stage In Fullerton (Video)

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson reunited with former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland to perform the band's classic songs "The Conjuring" and "Peace Sells" (with former ANTHRAX and current ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush on vocals) on September 5 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ...

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CRASHDÏET Drummer On New Album 'Rust': 'We Had The Time To Do It The Way We Wanted To'

Following CRASHDÏET's performance at the recent HRH Sleaze III festival in Sheffield, United Kingdom, drummer Eric Young spoke with Dawn of TotalRock Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's former singer, Olli Hermann (a.k.a. H. Olliver Twisted), joining the band during its set: ...

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