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WE CAME AS ROMANS Announces 'To Plant A Seed' 10th-Anniversary Tour

This spring, WE CAME AS ROMANSJoshua Moore (guitar), Dave Stephens (vocals), Lou Cotton (guitar), Andy Glass (bass) and David Puckett (drums) — will embark on an 10th-anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album "To Plant A Seed". "To Plant A Seed" was a definitive sonic statement for WE CAME AS ROMANS and remains ...

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KISS Performs 'It's My Life' Live For First Time (Video)

KISS played the song "It's My Life" live for the first time during its set Friday night (November 1) aboard the "Kiss Kruise IX". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The group' setlist was as follows: 01. Say Yeah 02. Larger Than Life 03. Strutter 04. Watchin' You 05. Got To ...

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Legendary KISS, ALICE COOPER And DEEP PURPLE Producer BOB EZRIN's Rights Portfolio Acquired By PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Publishing giant Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the music publishing and other rights of the legendary producer, arranger and songwriter Bob Ezrin. Ezrin-produced albums include Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare", KISS's "Destroyer", PINK FLOYD's "The Wall" and Andrea Bocelli's "Sí", all No. 1 albums, among many other chart toppers. Ezrin's music publishing includes ...

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DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL Undergoes Back Surgery

Vivian Campbell says that he is recovering from a recent back surgery. The DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist, who was diagnosed with with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013, was asked about his health during an October 9 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". Campbell said: "My back is the issue at the moment. I did ...

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Original FOREIGNER Singer LOU GRAMM Hospitalized With Severe Respiratory Infection, Dehydration And Fatigue

Lou Gramm, original lead singer of FOREIGNER, was hospitalized at the Unity Hospital at Park Ridge in Rochester, New York last week with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration and fatigue. He hoped to be ready to appear during the FOREIGNER "Double Vision: Then & Now" tour and some scheduled shows with ASIA. Unfortunately, at his ...

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JASON BECKER Undergoes Two Cataract Surgeries

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent two cataract surgeries last week. He says: "My vision is still funky, but slowly getting better." Becker's latest procedure comes six months after he had an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. Becker's story ...

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FOREIGNER Guitarist/Saxophonist THOM GIMBEL: 'I Feel So Fortunate To Have Found A Home In This Band'

FOREIGNER guitarist/saxophonist Thom Gimbel recently spoke with Debra Miller of the Evansville, Indiana radio station WIKY. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On studying music at Boston's Berklee College of Music: Thom: "It was hard. I got there and I thought I was good because I ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Completes 'Get Loud!' Album For Fall Release

New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT have completed work on their new album "Get Loud!" for a fall release via Nuclear Blast. Vocalist Roger Miret announced the project's competion in a Facebook post on Wednesday. He wrote: "It's a wrap! Signed, sealed and delivered!!! Our new record GET LOUD! Is done and will be released ...

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FOREIGNER Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER will headline a 10-show residency beginning in January next year at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets start at $49.95 plus taxes and fees, and they go on sale starting Friday, August 9. Shows will be at 8 p.m. Shows are scheduled for the following dates: January 2020: 24, 25, ...

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MARCOS CURIEL Says A Lot Of People Are Still 'Very Hesitant' To Embrace P.O.D.'s Blend Of Rap And Heavy Music

San Diego's P.O.D. was one of the biggest benefactors of the late-'90s "nu metal" trend. Part of the wave of bands who successfully crossed into the mainstream with their blend of hip-hop, heavy guitars and accessible songwriting, P.O.D. was originally formed from the ashes of ESCHATOS, a thrash band who played METALLICA and SLAYER covers. ...

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Watch FOREIGNER Perform At U.K.'s RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR

Fan-filmed video footage of FOREIGNER's July 21 performance at the Ramblin' Man Fair festival at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom can be seen below. This past April, FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson confirmed that there are no plans for the band to make a new studio album anytime soon. "We have had new songs ...

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VINNIE STIGMA Calls AGNOSTIC FRONT's 'Victim In Pain' Debut 'The Greatest Mistake Of My Life'

Germany's Moshpit Passion recently conducted an interview with guitarist Vinnie Stigma of legendary New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 35th anniversary tour of AGNOSTIC FRONT's influential "Victim In Pain" debut: Vinnie: "I call it 'the greatest mistake ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI Cover GUNS N' ROSES' 'Paradise City'

KINGS OF CHAOS performed at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Illinois on June 22. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist James LoMenzo (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform RATT's 'Wanted Man'

KINGS OF CHAOS headlined the Republic Of Texas (ROT) Rally this past Saturday (June 15) in Austin, Texas. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist ...

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AVATAR Vocalist On Upcoming Tour With BABYMETAL: 'I Like The Opportunity Of Doing Something Different'

Prior to AVATAR's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist Johannes Eckerström spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's recent live release, "The King Live In Paris": Johannes: "For many ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN On DISTURBED's Maturity: 'We're More At Ease With Wearing Our Heart On Our Sleeve'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist David Draiman spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent European headline tour, their first in nearly a decade: David: ...

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