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SCORPIONS TO RELEASE “RETURN TO FOREVER” ON FEBRUARY 23RD

The Scorpions will begin their 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015 with the release of Return To Forever on February 23rd. The follow-up to 2011’s covers album, Comeblack, marks the band’s first studio project in three years, during which time the group performed a farewell tour and made a decision to continue recording and performing because […]

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EDDIE LISTS HIS “BEST ALBUMS OF 2014″

Eddie has posted his annual list of the best of albums of the year. Here were his picks for 2014: 1. California Breed 2. Ace Frehley- Space Invader 3. Judas Priest- Redeemer of Souls 4. Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators- World On Fire 5. Accept- Blind Rage 6: Overkill- White Devil Armory 7: […]

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EXTREME GUITARIST NUNO BETTENCOURT DISCUSSES PLAYING WITH RIHANNA AND SAYS “I’M HOPING I DON’T HAVE TO DO IT ANYMORE”

Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt recently spoke with Guitar Interactive. Blabbermouth has transcribed a portion of the interview where Bettencourt discussed his gig with Rihanna. However, you can listen to Nuno’s entire interview at the bottom of column. When asked about how he acquired the job as Rihanna’s guitarist and whether he sees himself doing that […]

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KISS DRUMMER ERIC SINGER DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY FANS CRITICIZE HIM FOR WEARING THE “CATMAN” MAKEUP

KISS drummer Eric Singer spoke with The Cassius Morris Show about the fact that some fans continue to criticize him for wearing original KISS drummer Peter Criss’ “Catman” makeup. Here is what Singer had to say (as transcribed by blabbermouth.net): “It’s always been a non-issue for me, emotionally or otherwise. And I don’t mean that […]

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TESLA GUITARIST FRANK HANNON RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “BORN FREE” FROM HIS FORTHCOMING SOLO ALBUM

Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon has posted a video for the song, Born Free, from Hannon’s forthcoming solo album, World Peace. Watch it below. In a burst of creative energy, Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon started writing his own batch of songs shortly after Tesla released its latest album, Simplicity, in June. While on the road touring […]

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ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME VOTERS SNUB HEAVY METAL, AGAIN

Ethan Sacks of the New York Daily News reports: Heavy metal fans are left banging their heads … against the wall. On Tuesday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveiled its 2015 class of inductees, and once again iconic hard rock and metal bands like Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest were strummed […]

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THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES IT’S CLASS OF 2015, WHERE IS DEEP PURPLE???

Phil Gallo of Billboard reports: The punk trio Green Day is the 48th act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, joining acts such as Nirvana, R.E.M. and the Clash as first-ballot honorees. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues […]

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MIKE PORTNOY AND DAVE ELLEFSON DISCUSS METAL ALLEGIANCE

Greg Prato of Bravewords reports: Want to see Anthrax’ Charlie Benante, Scott Ian and Frank Bello, Megadeth’s David Ellefson, Testament’s Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnick, Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser, Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Mike Portnoy, Chris Broderick, Troy Sanders, and John Tempesta all jam on the same stage? If you live in the Anaheim, California area, […]

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STEEL PANTHER SINGER SAYS THE BAND HAS NO INTEREST IN MAKING A “SERIOUS” ALBUM

Blabbermouth reports that singer Michael Starr (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. Guns) of parody band Steel Panther tells The Tennessean that, despite the band’s cult band status, “now, with where we’re at with 25 employees, trucks and buses, there’s a lot riding on what comes out on our CDs. Plus, we’re getting a lot of […]

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BLACK STAR RIDERS RELEASE A LYRIC VIDEO FOR “THE KILLER INSTINCT,” LISTEN HERE

Black Star Riders has releases a lyric video for the song, The Killer Instinct, from their forthcoming album of the same title, due in February. Listen to the song below. To read more about this release, please click here.

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