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VANDENBERG Parts Ways With Singer RONNIE ROMERO, Recruits Former CANDLEMASS Frontman MATS LEVÉN

VANDENBERG has recruited Mats Levén as its new lead singer. The powerhouse Swedish vocalist is known for his work with Yngwie Malmsteen, CANDLEMASS and tours with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, among many other bands. To celebrate this new coming together, they have announced their only show of 2021 with the new lineup at the Planet Rockstock festival ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Photo Book From ROSS HALFIN Coming In December

Rufus Publications and Ross Halfin have announced a new, limited-edition book, "Ritchie Blackmore By Ross Halfin", featuring hundreds of unseen images from Ross's extensive library. Blackmore, from DEEP PURPLE through to RAINBOW and now BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, is one of our most influential guitarists and Ross started photographing him and RAINBOW from 1980 onwards. This new ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Drop New Single, 'Sort Your F**king S**t Out'

THE WILDHEARTS will release a new studio album, "21st Century Love Songs", on September 3 through Graphite Records. It is the follow-up to "Renaissance Men", THE WILDHEARTS' highest-charting album since 1994's "P.H.U.Q.", which debuted at No. 11. The LP's latest single, "Sort Your Fucking Shit Out", can be streamed below. THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger (real ...

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KID ROCK Defends Using Homophobic Slur At Tennessee Bar

Kid Rock has defended his use of a homophobic slur at a recent event. The 50-year-old rocker was performing on stage at FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee on Saturday (June 5) when he began ranting about audience members filming on their phones. Onlookers videoed Kid Rock shouting "fuck your iPhone" and admonishing "you ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's RITCHIE BLACKMORE And CANDICE NIGHT Discuss 'Nature's Light' Album: Part Three (Video)

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore are featured in a new three-part interview series in which they talk about their new album "Nature's Light". The third and final part, in which they discuss their musical influences and creative process, can be seen below. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's eleventh studio album and the first in six years, ...

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ROBERT PLANT Launches Fourth Season Of 'Digging Deep' Podcast

LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant has launched the fourth season of his hugely popular podcast, "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast". The start of the season reunites Robert with Matt Everitt after a long enforced break. Here they discuss what a touring musician does when he can't go on tour, some of the musical rarities ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Release New Studio Album, '21st Century Love Songs', In September

THE WILDHEARTS will release a new studio album, "21st Century Love Songs", on September 3 through Graphite Records. It is the follow-up to "Renaissance Men", THE WILDHEARTS' highest-charting album since 1994's "P.H.U.Q.", which debuted at No. 11. THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger (real name David Walls) said: "'Renaissance Men' reminded me of our first album, 'Earth ...

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Watch BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's Music Video For 'Second Element'

On March 12, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT released "Nature's Light", its eleventh studio album and the first in six years, via earMUSIC. Today, the band, founded in 1997 by award-winning vocalist Candice Night and legendary guitar icon Ritchie Blackmore, has revealed the disc's fourth single, "Second Element". The official music video for the song, produced and directed ...

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RAINBOW's RONNIE ROMERO Distances Himself From JOE LYNN TURNER's SUNSTORM Dispute With Record Label: 'It's Not My Fight'

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has denied trying to steal jobs away from Joe Lynn Turner, insisting that the former RAINBOW frontman is one of his "favorite" vocalists. In January, Frontiers announced that going forward, SUNSTORM will now be a vehicle for "one of the most impressive vocal talents to emerge in recent years" in the ...

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