Guitar wizards Vinnie Moore (UFO) and Gus G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne) will hit the road for some shows together in November and December, 2017. This is Moore’s first solo tour since 2015, and will mark the first time these two powerhouse players have toured together. The show will feature music from both guitarists’ impressive catalogs.

“Gus and I met years back in Greece. I brought him up onstage to jam a couple tunes with me and we had a great energy together and had a blast. I knew that night that I would like to do some shows with him at some point. He’s a very talented guitarist. Am really looking forward to some ‘gunslinging’ with Gus”

Gus comments, “Touring with Vinnie Moore is yet another dream come true for me. His album Mind’s Eye has had a huge impact on me as I consider it somewhat as a shred guitar “bible.” I spent countless hours learning his licks as a teenager. We met and got to jam few years ago and have become good buddies since. I’m looking forward to returning to the US and playing guitar for you & sharing the stage with Vinnie. See you soon.”

Tour dates are as follows:

November 2017:

28 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
30 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom

December 2017:

1 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
2 Joliet, IL The Forge
3 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
6 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
7 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
8 Stanhope, NJ Stanhope House
9 Somerville, MA Once Ballroom

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From his first release Mind’s Eye in 1987 through 2015’s Aerial Visions, Vinnie Moore has set the standard for instrumental guitar albums by delivering soulful songs that feature his signature crackling guitar solos along with memorable melodic lines.

Gus G.’s latest album Brand New Revolution was recorded with Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther, etc.) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Metallica, AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, etc.) and featured various vocalists including Mats Leven (Candlemass), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Jeff Scott Soto (x-Yngwie, TSO), Jacob Bunton (Alder, Lynam).

Brand New Revolution entered the sales charts in his native Greece at # 18, in Japan (International artists chart) at # 44, in Belgium at # 69 (Wallonia) and at # 187 (Flemish), additionally reaching the following results in the USA: #22 (New Artist), #87 (Indie Chart) and #37 (Hard Music). The album is available at the following outlets:

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For the last four decades, rock photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss has photographed and toured with some of the most iconic names in rock including Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Aerosmith and Guns N Roses. Weiss approached WhyHunger about partnering on his new photography auction site, as a way of giving back. Through the site, music fans will have the opportunity to bid on rock and roll photographs. WhyHunger will receive a percentage of proceeds from the auctions.

The debut auction will launch on beginning on July 18th. This particular auction will showcase Weiss’ photography from his early days in the ‘70’s with shots of Led Zeppelin, Jerry Garcia, David Bowie and Mick Jagger along with over a dozen additional quintessential photographs. Future auctions will feature other famed rock photographers.

“My career as a photographer has been a dream come true. I am excited and thankful to be able to use my work to give back by joining forces with a prestigious charity like WhyHunger,” Weiss stated.

“ is inspired by the pages of Rock Scene Magazine, a monthly publication that captured the Rock-And-Roll lifestyle of the ‘70’s. Each month, will present a collection of iconic photographs in an online auction format. The starting bid will be priced at a fraction of the photo’s retail value. Each photo will be signed by the photographer and accompanied by a Certificate Of Authenticity.

“We are excited to partner with Mark Weiss on this new endeavor,” said Hillary Zuckerberg, WhyHunger’s Director of Artists Against Hunger & Poverty. “We celebrate artists like Mark who are committed to supporting WhyHunger’s work to end hunger and poverty and we are proud to welcome him as the newest member of our Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program.”

WhyHunger was founded in 1975 by the late musician and activist Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, so artists have been a part of WhyHunger’s DNA since day one. Tapping into the power of artists to raise funds, increase awareness and help motivate change, WhyHunger has partnered with hundreds of musicians, photographers, chefs and more to use their voices and talent to support the movement to end hunger and to ensure everyone has the right to good, nutritious food. Learn more at

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Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla, a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store. Click here to download the game, also watch a trailer for it, below.

The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs Halls of Valhalla, Breaking the Law, Turbo Lover, Electric Eye, and Painkiller and You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.

Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 ‘Battle Cry’ album available to players exclusively within the game. Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill “stem meters” to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.

“When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience” said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game. “For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog.

“Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla…..? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla…?”

Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott”

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The New York Post’s Page Six reports:

Van Halen rocker David Lee Roth turned heads in LA when he recently showed up at the Standard Hollywood escorted by no less than “16 beautiful women” spies said.

The singer, 62, and his harem “took up the entire main booth” at Bryan Rabin and Adam Bravin’s weekly Giorgio’s party at the hotel’s club Mmhmmm.

Star-struck clubgoers, including Alicia Silverstone, Garcelle Beauvais and Michele Hicks, all “took a moment to pay homage to the living rock god.” Then, “Roth danced all night to Giorgio’s annual Michael Jackson tribute.”

Van Halen’s ex-manager Noel E. Monk just penned a tell-all, prompting Roth to tweet answers to all potential questions posed by journalists about the tome: “Mr. Roth’s responses are as follows: Answer No. 1: Yes. Answer No. 2: Probably. Answer No. 3: My lawyer says I can’t remember. Final response: ‘What a long great trip it’s been, stay frosty.’ ”


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Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath cover band/super group featuring Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age) will embark on their second North American headline tour.

Dates span September 20th through Oct 15th with stops at the High Elevation Rock Fest in Denver, CO on September 23rd and the Houston Open Air Fest in Houston, TX on October 15th. Complete tour dates can be found below.

Tickets will be available this Friday July 21st at ZakkSabbath.LIVE and VIP upgrade packages will be available at ZakkSabbath.VIP on Monday July 24th.

Support will come from Southern California’s Them Evils, who are in support of their newest single and their 2016 self titled/self released debut EP.

Tickets for September 7th at the Soundstage in Baltimore, MD, September 8th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and Revolution Rock Festival at Foxwoods Casino on September 9th are on sale now. Visit ZakkSabbath.LIVE for more info.

As previously announced, drummer JP Gaster of Clutch will be taking over drum duties for these shows as drummer Joey Castillo has prior commitments.

Tour Dates:
w. Lionize

9/07: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/08: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
9/09: Mashantucket, CT @ Outdoors at Foxwoods Resort Casino-Revolution Rock Festival

w. Them Evils

9/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/21: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
9/22: Salt Lake City, UT @ Vertigo @ The Complex
9/23: Denver, CO @High Evolution Rock Fest
9/24: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
9/26: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
9/27: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
9/28: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
9/29: Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre

10/1: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/3: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
10/4: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
10/6: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/7: Boston, MA @ Middle East
10/9: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas Live
10/10: Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
10/12: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/13: Tampa, FL @ State Theater
10/14: Destin, FL @ Club LA
10/15: Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air

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Ritchie Blackmore says he’s open to playing a final show with Deep Purple if it could be arranged.

He left the band in 1993, and although a reunion seems unlikely, Blackmore now says it’s something he’d consider under the right circumstances.

The guitar icon tells Germany’s Rock N Roll Reporter, “I think if they were interested and our dates didn’t clash, I would perform a single show-for old times.

But I don’t believe that Deep Purple would be interested. They have their niche and wouldn’t do it. We’re friends and I have been doing my music for 20 years, while they have been doing it for 20 years. It’s probably not likely to happen.”

He adds, “Their management wouldn’t like it – even if it was just for a single show. Their management wouldn’t allow it, I’m sure.”

Blackmore was one of the members of Deep Purple that was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2016. However, hopes of a temporary reunion were quashed, after the guitarist said he had been stopped from attending by Purple’s long-time manager Bruce Payne.

In a 2014 interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Ian Gillan said it would be “unconscionable” to think of bringing Blackmore back into the fold, while drummer Ian Paice recently reported there would be “no point” considering any sort of reunion.

He said (via Blabbermouth), “We have a wonderful feeling within the band, everybody’s very friendly and all we have to do is go on stage and make the music – there’s no other considerations to worry about.

I think Ritchie’s life doesn’t work like that. I think it’s a little more complex. And at this stage of my life, I don’t need cloudy areas. I like it to be clear and crystal and know that it’s gonna be fun.

I love Ritchie to death, but I can’t guarantee every day with him is gonna be fun.”

In May this year, Blackmore’s reactivated Rainbow released their first new studio material in 22 years in the shape of a re-working of 1981 hit I Surrender and a cover of Edward Elgar’s Land Of Hope And Glory.

Last November, Eagle Rock Entertainment released Rainbow’s Memories In Rock: Live In Germany on DVD and Blu-ray, and Live In Birmingham 2016 on June 9th.

additional source: Classic Rock via

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