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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' With NIGHT RANGER (Video)

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens joined NIGHT RANGER on stage last night (Saturday, December 7) at MGM Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio to perform the classic PRIEST song "You've Got Another Thing Coming". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Earlier today, Owens took to his Twitter to write: "Really ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK's Message To Immigrants And Refugees: 'Fix Your S**thole Country First'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has a message for immigrants and refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S.: "fix your shithole country first" before placing an undue toll on American taxpayers. It's unclear what prompted the musician to lash out, but his comments came in a series of tweets touting America's ...

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How SCORPIONS Ended Up Launching Their Own Whisky

A year ago, German heavy rock legends SCORPIONS teamed up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release a ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink. Matured in American ex-bourbon barrels as well as former Oloroso sherry casks, but with an additional finish in German sweet cherry wine casks, the Scorpions ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Releases First Limited-Edition Rum

British heavy metal pioneers JUDAS PRIEST are preparing to release their first spirit. With absolutely no room for compromises just like the band's music, the Judas Priest Spiced Rum packs a punch with spicy notes of arrack, vanilla, burnt sugar and raisins. At 37.5% ABV, it's a warming and smooth rum with layers of flavors ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Is 'Sick Of Every Other Commercial Having Interracial Couples': 'This Is Not Reality'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he is "sick" of seeing commercials featuring "interracial couples," insisting that "this is not reality." Earlier today, Kottak tweeted: "You know I am sick of every other commercial having inter racial couples...this is not reality. It is Hollywood shoving it down our throat. I ...

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Watch METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Join UFO On Stage In Hollywood

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett joined UFO on stage last night (Saturday, October 12) at the Megacruise pre-cruise party at the Avalon in Hollywood, California to perform two songs: "Doctor Doctor" and "Shoot Shoot". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of Joel Steele and Alex Vigil). In an interview with Guitar World ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT 'Couldn't Stop Writing' For 'In Cauda Venenum' Album

Metal Wani's Carl Rourke recently conducted an interview with frontman/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind their new album title, "In Cauda Venenum", which, when translated to English, means "the worst is ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Undergo Spinal Surgery

Graham Bonnet will be unable to participate in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's U.K. dates in April 2020 because he will be recovering from spinal surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve. Bonnet will still take part in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's Japanese shows in March 2020. Graham regrets he is unable to make the U.K. shows and will ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Doubles Down On His Claim That Climate Change Is 'Political B.S.'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has doubled down on his claim that the issue of climate change is nothing but "political B.S." Kottak raised eyebrows last week when he questioned whether climate change is real, writing in a series of since-deleted tweets: "So call India and China and call them out...Democrats ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: In-Depth Tour Of Travel Rig (Video)

Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott recently joined ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian for an in-depth tour of his travel rig. Check out the video below. In an interview with the "Sixx Sense" radio show, Ian stated about his early years as a guitar player: "I started playing guitar when I was 8, that was around '71-'72. So everything ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman On RALPH SANTOLLA: 'He Was One Of The First Really Skilled Lead Players In Death Metal'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Schmier of German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) . On new second guitarist Damir Eskić: Schmier: "Damir, he's been a friend of the band. We met some years ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Steps Out Front For New Solo Single, 'With You...'

After rocking the world with MTV hair band TRIXTER for three decades, former New Jersey resident Mark Gus Scott steps out from behind the drums to stand center stage for his lead vocal debut and share something very special. The rock-star-turned-adult-contemporary-solo-artist's latest release, "With You..." , is an emotional, passionate and heartfelt ballad the likes ...

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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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MICHAEL SCHENKER Says GRAHAM BONNET Was 'Offended' By 'Revelation' Album Cover

Michael Schenker spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the provocative cover artwork for the first two albums from his MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project. While the artwork for 2018's "Resurrection" recreated "The Last Supper", the late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, 2019's "Revelation" features an oil painting-style cover that recreates the ancient ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Pulls Of Of BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Due To Illness

DIMMU BORGIR has been forced to cancel its appearance at this weekend's Bloodstock Open Air festival due to an illness within the band. The band said in a statement: "DIMMU BORGIR regrets to inform you that we have to cancel our appearance at this year's Bloodstock due to illness. "The doctors have ordered full rest ...

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