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JEFF PILSON Reflects On 1988 'Monsters Of Rock' Tour: 'I Wish DOKKEN Would Have Been More Up To The Task At The Time'

Bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) recently spoke with Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FOREIGNER's Mick Jones: Jeff: "He may not do every show [of the band's 2020 tour], but he's doing the whole ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Slams BERNIE SANDERS As A 'Hypocrite'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders as a "hypocrite" after the Democratic presidential candidate rolled out a plan under which the federal government would make child care and pre-kindergarten available to all American families, with no tuition or fees. On Tuesday (February 25), Dolmayan shared a photo of Sanders ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Adds Shows To Reunion Tour

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has added several more dates to its previously announced reunion tour. The trek, which will feature incendiary rap duo RUN THE JEWELS (Killer Mike and El-P) in the opening slot, will now include five shows at the Madison Square Garden in New York City: on August 10, 11 13, 14 and ...

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PAGE HAMILTON On Collapse Of HELMET's Classic Lineup: 'Money Kind Of Came In And Changed Things'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with HELMET frontman Page Hamilton. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On assembling a setlist for their 30th-anniversary tour where the band is playing 30 songs each night: Page: "Everything's kind of mixed together. Some ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Releases Music Video For 'Scarborough Fair' From 'School Of Hard Knocks' Solo Album

Legendary SAXON frontman Biff Byford has released the official music video for his new solo single "Scarborough Fair". The song is taken from Byford's first solo album, "School Of Hard Knocks", which is being released today (Friday, February 21) via Silver Lining Music. "The new single 'Scarborough Fair' is a Yorkshire folk song about the ...

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STRYPER Frontman's Cigar Photo Draws Ire Of Some Christian Fans

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has pushed back against criticism over a photo he posted on social media. On Monday (February 17), Sweet took to his Instagram to share a picture of him and STRYPER bassist Perry Richardson smoking cigars, along with the following caption: "We're enjoying a long overdue day off and celebrating @pastforpresent birthday ...

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VINNY APPICE, GILBY CLARKE, STEVE LUKATHER, MARC BONILLA, Others To Perform At 'Change AB5' Event

Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented music show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, and Independent Music Professionals United present "Change AB5", a night of music and unity to raise awareness surrounding the damaging effects of California's new AB5 law on California's music professionals. The event will be Tuesday, February 18 at the ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Make It There' Video

Vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE), bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, THE END MACHINE, ex-DOKKEN), and drummer Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Their debut album, "Shake The World", is a delightful romp of powerful hard ...

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DON DOKKEN 'Never Imagined' His Recent Neck And Spine Surgery Would Result In 'So Much Trauma'

Don Dokken says that he is slowly recovering from his recent neck and spine surgery. Earlier this month, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published excerpts from an interview the DOKKEN frontman gave to "The Classic Metal Show" around five weeks ago in which he claimed that his hands were "dead" and "completely atrophied" after the operation, which took place ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Announces 40-Date World Tour

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has announced a 40-date world tour. The seven-month run, which kicks off on March 26 in El Paso, Texas and goes through Saturday, September 12 in Vienna, Austria, marks the first time the reunited quartet — Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commferford — has toured together ...

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STRYPER Frontman Defends This Year's SUPER BOWL Halftime Show: It Was 'Very Entertaining To Watch'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has defended this year's Super Bowl halftime performance, saying it was "pretty amazing" and "very entertaining to watch." Sunday's (February 2) halftime show saw Shakira and Jennifer Lopez teaming up for a history-making performance that honored the Latino community. Shakira sang a medley of some of her hit songs before swapping ...

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ANGEL And STARZ To Team Up For 'Spirit Of '76' Tour

After a successful run of tour dates in December in support of its first new album in decades, "Risen", seminal rock band ANGEL will now tour more extensively in the United States with the "Spirit Of '76" 2020 tour. Kicking off in April, the bill also features STARZ, the American metal band that served as ...

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EPICA Completes Pre-Production For New Album

According to EPICA singer Simone Simons, the band has completed pre-production for the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" album. The new disc will once again be recorded at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands with producer Joost Van Den Broek. This past October, EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen told That Drummer Guy that there was ...

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