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Acoustic Adventures - Volume One - SONATA ARCTICA

For melodic heavy metal bands with a substantial catalogue, the lure of the acoustic album is hard to resist. SONATA ARCTICA are more suitable candidates than most, thanks in part to the elegant, lyrical way in which frontman Tony Kakko writes songs. As much as the Finns are able to blow people away with nuts-out ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At Florida's ROKISLAND FEST

Fan-filmed video of SKID ROW's January 15 performance at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida can be seen below. As previously reported, SKID ROW has replaced QUEENSRŸCHE as the support act on the rescheduled dates for SCORPIONS' "Sin City Nights" Las Vegas residency. The run of shows, which was originally slated to take place in ...

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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Pokes Fun At Guitarists Who Rely On Roadies To Tune Their Instruments: 'What Wimps'

In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson was asked about his decades-long reputation as someone who doesn't shake hands with people. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've suffered from chest infections since I was quite young, and throat infections and upper respiratory tract ...

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SKILLET Frontman Blasts 'Godless' Pop Music, Says His Band Brings Rock Music Back Under Subjection Of Jesus Christ

John Cooper, the frontman for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke to "Washington Watch With Tony Perkins" about how music and his band's music in particular affects the way people think about the world. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Music is a fantastic vehicle. Music kind of — what's the right word to ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Catalog Acquired By ROUND HILL MUSIC

Round Hill Music has acquired the music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for, and entered into a long-term administration agreement for the neighboring rights income from the catalog of David Coverdale, legendary WHITESNAKE frontman and DEEP PURPLE lead singer from 1973 to 1976. Key acquisition highlights: * The catalog includes recordings from Coverdale's ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

The surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN have paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. SOUNDGARDEN was one of several high-profile groups who covered BUDGIE classics over the years: The Chris Cornell-fronted outfit's take on "Homicidal Suicidal" was released in 1992 as ...

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KING DIAMOND Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond has paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. Earlier today, King took to his social media to write: "Sad news that one of my true heroes, Burke Shelley, has left us. "I had the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. METALLICA was one of several high-profile groups who covered BUDGIE classics over the years: "Crash Course In Brain Surgery" appeared on 1987's "Garage Days Re-Revisited", and "Breadfan" was the ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Partner With Audio Brand V-MODA To Release Limited-Edition Headphones

V-MODA, award-winning manufacturer of the world's finest high-fidelity audio devices, Roland, world-renowned electronic musical instrument manufacturer, and Bravado, Universal Music Group's merchandise and brand management company, celebrate the world's greatest rock and roll band, THE ROLLING STONES, in officially licensed, limited edition over-ear headphones. The Crossfade 2 Wireless, Rolling Stones Edition, is available in three ...

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Thorns - TONY MARTIN

When legendary bands replace iconic vocalists with new frontmen, apprehension takes hold. Bands as varied as AC/DC, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, IRON MAIDEN, VAN HALEN and ALICE IN CHAINS were put to the test for various reasons — numerous times for some — and the results varied immensely. The debate within the peanut gallery regarding BLACK ...

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Official RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary To Be Released This Year: It 'Goes All The Way Through His Life Till The End'

Wendy Dio, widow and longtime manager of Ronnie James Dio, spoke to Argentinian journalist Lucas Gordon about the upcoming career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the legendary rock icon. It is the first documentary about Dio to be fully authorized by the artist's estate. BMG is both financier and executive producer of the ...

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