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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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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To 'Ride' With TYLER REDDICK At Richmond Raceway

Tyler Reddick and the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing team will enter the opening race of the 2019 NASCAR XfinitySeries Playoffs with a big dose of celebrity draw, thanks to Gimme Radio and metal band KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Following the success of MEGADETH's paint scheme at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will now take center ...

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Is METALLICA The Biggest Band In The World?

According to the music industry trade publication Pollstar, METALLICA has sold more than 22 million concert tickets since 1982, grossing more than $1.4 billion in the process. That puts the thrash legends "just behind" U2 in tickets sold, but ahead of rock peers such as AC/DC, GUNS N' ROSES and OZZY ...

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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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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROBERT 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON To Be Honored At KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball At The Skirball' Gala

Robert "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist for OZZY OSBOURNE, will be honored by Kitten Rescue, one of Southern California's largest non-profit animal rescue organizations, with its 2019 Advocacy Award for his work homing adoptable cats and kittens. "Blasko is a true cat lover with a passion for advocating for homeless cats," said Sandra Harrison, Kitten Rescue's executive ...

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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Is Mourning Sister EILEEN's Death

Geezer Butler is mourning the death of his older sister. The 70-year-old BLACK SABBATH bassist revealed his sibling's passing in a social media post earlier today. He posted a childhood photo of the two of them, along with the following caption: "Farewell my dear sister Eileen. Rest in peace." A founding member of BLACK SABBATH, ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Unveils New Facelift

Sharon Osbourne has unveiled her new facelift and shared details of the 13-hour procedure. "It was five weeks [ago] today that I had my operation," Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager said on her daytime talk show "The Talk" on Monday (see video below). "And I had my neck done, my jowls. They kind of pulled ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER On Brother RUDOLF: He 'Completely Distorted My Personality As An Icon By Using The Flying V Himself'

Guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS) recently spoke with Alex Haber of Heavy New York. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the religious imagery in the cover art of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album, "Revelation": Michael: "The whole ...

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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Video For 'Sleeping Giants' Title Track Feat. DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a video for "Sleeping Giants", the title track of his debut solo release, in stores now via Combat Records. "Sleeping Giants" is a companion release to Ellefson's new memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores now via Jawbone Press. The track features lead vocals by Ellefson's partner, and "More ...

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