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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Confirms He Asked GLENN HUGHES To Be Part Of RAINBOW Comeback

Ritchie Blackmore has confirmed to Billboard that he invited Glenn Hughes to be part of the new RAINBOW lineup before the group's comeback two years ago. "Through a mutual friend, a conversation came up saying it would be good to have him in the band,"...

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SLAYER To Release ‘Repentless’ 6.66″ Vinyl Box Set

SLAYER will release an exclusive "Repentless" collector's box set that includes six single EPs featuring all the songs off the band's latest album pressed on unique 6.66-inch vinyl. The box set, which will be released on June 6, will be available in bl...

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SLAYER To Release ‘Repentless’ 6.66″ Box Set

SLAYER will release an exclusive "Repentless" collector's box set that includes six single EPs featuring all the songs off the band's latest album pressed on unique 6.66-inch vinyl. The box set, which will be released on June 6, will be available in bl...

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SLAYER To Release ‘Repentless’ 6.66″ Vinyl Box Set

SLAYER will release an exclusive "Repentless" collector's box set that includes six single EPs featuring all the songs off the band's latest album pressed on unique 6.66-inch vinyl. The box set, which will be released on June 6, will be available in bl...

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VINNY APPICE, TONY MACALPINE Among Featured Guests On TARA LYNCH’s Debut Album, ‘Evil Enough’

Tara Lynch (a.k.a. "Gui-Tara") is a guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter who delivers heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals. She will release her debut album, "Evil Enough", on April 13. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, JORDAN RUDESS Confirmed For Next Year’s ‘Cruise To The Edge’

Details for the sixth annual Cruise To The Edge excursion — prog-rock's premier festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES — have been announced. The 2019 Cruise To The Edge, Proggers of the Caribbean, progressive rock's preeminent fan/artist ...

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Watch BAD WOLVES Perform ‘Zombie’ On Ireland’s ‘The Late Late Show’

BAD WOLVES performed their cover version of THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie" on this past Friday's (March 23) edition of "The Late Late Show" on Ireland's RTÉ One. Prior to the performance, BAD WOLVES singer Tommy Vext told host Ryan Tubridy that he and his bandmates were "overwhelmed" by the reaction to their rendition of "Zombie", which they have released in tribute to THE CRANBERRIES' late singer, Dolores O'Riordan. O'Riordan was slated to record vocals for BAD WOLVES' cover of the track (which she described as "killer") on the day of her passing. The band decided to release the song in her honor with all BAD WOLVES' proceeds going to her children. Vext said the idea of covering "Zombie" came about when he was writing material for BAD WOLVES' debut album. "I kind of do the same thing every day: I go to the coffee shop, I write lyrics and then we go to the studio. And 'Zombie' came on the radio," Tommy recounted. "It really took me back to a place. I loved THE CRANBERRIES when I was a kid. I started playing music when I was 13 and them and NIRVANA and SOUNDGARDEN were these alternative bands that really, really touched me. And then I looked into the lyrics and really got into it and it felt like we should really do this thing." After finding out about O'Riordan's passing, "I was devastated," Vext said. "I think the whole band has kind of being going through a process. It's one of those things, it's like: we don't mourn the death of an artist because we knew them; we mourn them because they helped us know ourselves. And that was my experience with her art and her music." BAD WOLVES, which is managed by Zoltan Bathory of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, consists of of Vext, guitarist Doc Coyle (VAGUS NERVE, ex-GOD FORBID), guitarist Chris Cain (BURY YOUR DEAD) and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-IN THIS MOMENT). BAD WOLVES' debut album, "Disobey", will be released on May 18 via Eleven Seven Music. The band will tour the U.S. later in the year with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and SHINEDOWN.

“We don’t mourn the death of an artist because we knew them, we mourn them because they helped us know ourselves” - Tommy Vext of @BadWolves on hearing the sad news that @The_Cranberries' Dolores O’Riordan had passed away on the day they were due to work together #latelate pic.twitter.com/LaK1lRo82c

— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) March 23, 2018

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JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD Says Music Helped Him In His Early Days Of Sobriety

In a brand new interview with the Green Bay Press Gazette, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford was asked what has been the "biggest storm" he has weathered in his life up until now. "My own personal alcohol and drug addiction, which stopped 32 years ago,...

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JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD Says Music Helped Him In Early Days Of His Sobriety

In a brand new interview with the Green Bay Press Gazette, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford was asked what has been the "biggest storm" he has weathered in his life up until now. "My own personal alcohol and drug addiction, which stopped 32 years ago,...

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METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH: ‘We Don’t Have Major Basket Cases In This Band’

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich says that he "never lost that sense of being a fan," despite having been a member of one of the most successful rock bands for nearly four decades. "I think I have a lot of passion for life and a lot of passion for living,...

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