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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Lyric Video For New Song 'Behind The Smile'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has just released its second studio album, "Revelation", through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. The official ...

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Former GHOST Members To Have Their Appeal Heard In March 2020

Former members of GHOST have appealed the dismissal of their lawsuit against the band's leader, Tobias Forge. Forge, who founded the group eight years ago, was sued by the four ex-members in April 2017. They accused the singer of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band's album releases and ...

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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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FREDDIE MERCURY: 'Never Boring' Solo Box Set Due In October

Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. The spectacular global success of the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", with global box office takings now close to one billion U.S. dollars, was a powerful testament to ...

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GEEZER BUTLER's Wife To Be Honored At LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS' 35th-Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Gloria Butler, music manager and wife of BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler, will be honored at international non-profit Last Chance for Animals' (LCA) star-studded 35th-anniversary fundraising gala, set to take place on Saturday, October 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The "Glamorous Hollywood Night"-themed event honors prominent individuals who have made a ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Lyric Video For Solo Song 'Shine'

The official lyric video for the song "Shine" from STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet can be seen below. The track is taken from his tenth solo album, aptly titled "Ten", which will be released on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music Srl in Europe. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided ...

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Video Premiere: CRASHDÏET's 'Rust'

The official music video for the song "Rust" from Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's fifth studio album, which will be released on September 13 via Diet Records in Scandinavia and Frontiers Music Srl in the rest of the world. The record marks the ...

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Hear New QUIET RIOT Song 'Don't Call It Love'

"Don't Call It Love", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: People Who Say Hateful Things About RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Are 'Miserable'; They 'Don't Like Anything'

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that people who say hateful things about the Ronnie James Dio hologram are "miserable" individuals who "don't like anything." Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The legendary heavy metal frontman's hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken ...

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Video Premiere: IGGY POP's 'James Bond'

Iggy Pop has unveiled the first video from his upcoming album "Free", due out September 6 on Loma Vista Recordings. Directed by Simon Taylor, the clip for "James Bond" was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami. "James Bond" is the second song to be released in advance of the new album, and has ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Sleeping With The Light On'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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CRASHDÏET: Lyric Video For New Song 'In The Maze'

The official lyric video for the song "In The Maze" from Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Rust", which will be released on September 13 via Diet Records in Scandinavia and Frontiers Music Srl in the rest of the world. The record marks ...

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