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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Would Be 'Touring All The Time' If It Wasn't Losing Money On The Road

Tim "Ripper" Owens has once again defended the "Dio Returns" tour, which features a hologram of legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio performing alongside a living backing group consisting, in large part, of Ronnie's onetime DIO bandmates. The Dio hologram was created by a company called Eyellusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open ...

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Former CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Joins PRINS SVART; New Single 'Speglar Och Dimma' Out Now

Swedish rock band PRINS SVART has just released "Speglar Och Dimma" (English-language translation: "Smoke And Mirrors"), the first single from its upcoming album "Sanning Och Makt" ("Truth And Power"). The song marks the group's first recorded output with its new lead singer, Mats Levén, a veteran of the Swedish hard rock scene who has previously ...

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Swedish Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'Legacy' Album

A tribute album to legendary singer Ronnie James Dio made by Swedish metal musicians has just been released. "Legacy - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio" features the bands MADISON, MEMORY GARDEN, TAD MOROSE, GORMATHON, TRAIL OF MURDER, FRONTBACK, SOULSHINE and SVEN-HOLGER ROSENVINGE plus guest appearances from Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS), Mike Wead (KING ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Recounts His Wife's Battle With COVID-19

Doug Aldrich has recounted his wife's battle with COVID-19, calling it a "very difficult" experience. The former WHITESNAKE/DIO and current THE DEAD DAISIES guitarist revealed his wife's positive diagnosis during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. Doug said (see video below): ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer JAMES DURBIN Taps CHRIS JERICHO, PHIL DEMMEL For 'Kings Before You' Single; 'The Beast Awakens' Album Announced

Hailing from the shores of Santa Cruz, Calirnia, modern heavy metal revivalist James Durbin is on the verge of releasing his boldest, heaviest album to date with the announcement of the debut album from DURBIN, "The Beast Awakens". Coming February 12, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl, fans can get their first taste of the album ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Taps VINNY APPICE, RUSSELL ALLEN And TONY FRANKLIN For New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), returns with his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12, 2021. Joined by Russell Allen ...

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Enlightened in Eternity - SPIRIT ADRIFT

Since starting SPIRIT ADRIFT as a solo project in 2015, after a stint with Phoenix goth-metallers TAKE OVER AND DESTROY, vocalist/guitarist/bassist Nate Garrett has gradually evolved the project from an exercise in melodic doom-metal to a well-oiled heavy metal powerhouse, all while maintaining the sense of beautiful melancholy that drove his initial works. The latest ...

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ROB HALFORD, BIFF BYFORD And DORO PESCH Wish MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades' Happy 40th Anniversary (Video)

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Biff Byford (SAXON) and Doro Pesch are among the musicians who have wished MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" album a happy 40th anniversary in a new video posted to the band's official YouTube channel. Check out the 10-and-a-half-minute clip below. Featured artists: 0:00 Don Jamieson ("That Metal Show") 0:54 Frank Ferrer (GUNS ...

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JOHN BUSH On FRANKIE BANALI's Battle With Pancreatic Cancer: 'Nobody Needs To Go Out That Way'

ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush has reflected on the passing of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", the first heavy metal LP to top Billboard's album chart, died in August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Speaking to RadioactiveMike ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Release New Single 'Bustle And Flow'

THE DEAD DAISIES have released a new single, "Bustle And Flow". Check out a trailer for the song's animated video below. With Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) joining THE DEAD DAISIES, it's now a leaner four-piece outfit that has brought a new urgency and vigor to ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Bustle And Flow' Single On Friday

THE DEAD DAISIES will release a new single, "Bustle And Flow", on Friday, September 25. A preview of the song's animated video is available below. With Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) joining THE DEAD DAISIES, it's now a leaner four-piece outfit that has brought a new ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singles Hit New U.S. Sales Milestones

Three singles from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have reached new sales milestones in the U.S. "My Curse" has been certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on September 10 for accumulating a million certified units. That same day, "The End Of Heartache" and KILLSWITCH's cover of the DIO classic "Holy Diver" were both certified ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He Doesn't Have 'The Slightest Interest' In Playing Another BLACK SABBATH Show

Ozzy Osbourne says that he has no interest in playing any more BLACK SABBATH shows. Ever since SABBATH finished "The End" tour in Birmingham, England in February 2017, closing out the quartet's groundbreaking 49-year career, there has been talk of a possible one-off reunion, either for a festival appearance or another special event. "The End" ...

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