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NEW BAND ANNOUNCEMENT, THE REVOLUTION SAINTS, FEATURING JACK BLADES, DOUG ALDRICH AND DEEN CASTRONOVO

The Revolution Saints, a new band featuring Jack Blades on bass (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees) Doug Aldrich on guitars (Whitesnake) and Deen Castronovo on drums/vocals (Bad English, Journey, Ozzy Osbourne) has been signed to Frontiers Records. According to their Facebook page, “this is not going to be your average rock ‘n roll album. It is […]

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OZZY OSBOURNE SAYS HE HOPES DRUMMER BILL WARD CAN “CAN GET HIS STUFF TOGETHER” FOR A PROPER BLACK SABBATH FAREWELL

Full Metal Jackie of Loudwire spoke with the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, about his Memoirs of a Madman CD and DVD compilation Black Sabbath and Randy Rhoads. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Loudwire: Ozzy, there’s a lot of really cool stuff on the Memoirs of a Madman DVD that fans will love. What […]

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KISS FRONTMAN GENE SIMMONS DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK, “ME, INC.: BUILD AN ARMY OF ONE, UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCK GOD, WIN IN LIFE AND BUSINESS”

Justin Tedaldi of the Examiner spoke with KISS frontman Gene Simmons about his latest book, Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business (out October 21st) and other topics. Excerpts appear below. Examiner: What was the inspiration for this book? Simmons: Life, really. I’ll ask you […]

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LED ZEPPELIN LOSES FIRST ROUND IN “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” PLAGIARISM SUIT

Eriq Gardner of the Hollywood Reporter reports: Led Zeppelin is stuck in Pennsylvania at the moment, forced to confront claims forced to confront claims the band stole its biggest hit Stairway to Heaven from Randy Craig Wolfe, founding member of the band Spirit. Wolfe’s heirs sued Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and their music […]

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FORMER JUDAS PRIEST GUITARIST K.K. DOWNING DISCUSSES WHY HE LEFT THE BAND, POSSIBLY RECORDING A SOLO ALBUM AND RELEASING HEAVY METAL FRAGRANCES

Adrian Peel of Digital Journal spoke with former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing. Excerpts from the story appear below. On his new business venture: “Don’t laugh, but I’m just about to release Metal For Men and Metal Pour Femme, which is a new line of fragrances, and I’m going to be selling that internationally. Do […]

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LAST IN LINE, FEATURING VIVIAN CAMPBELL, VINNY APPICE, JIMMY BAIN, CLAUDE SCHNELL AND ANDREW FREEMAN, SIGN WITH FRONTIERS MUSIC

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Last In Line, featuring original Dio members, Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, along with vocalist Andrew Freeman. When he left Black Sabbath in early 1982 to form his own band, the late, great Ronnie James Dio took powerhouse Black Sabbath drummer, […]

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AC/DC RELEASE NEW BAND PICTURE FEATURING STEVIE YOUNG, DRUMMER PHIL RUDD M.I.A

AC/DC have released their first official band photograph to feature new guitarist Stevie Young. Young is the nephew of Malcolm Young, who he replaced in the band when Malcolm, 61, was confirmed as having been diagnosed with dementia. The photo has been released a week after AC/DC were in London to film a video for […]

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KISS’ PAUL STANLEY SAYS FORMER BANDMATES PETER CRISS AND ACE FREHLEY “RESENTED” HIS DRIVE TO SUCCEED, PLUS “LOVE GUN: DELUXE EDITION” DUE FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 27TH

KISS frontman Paul Stanley was recently a guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” where he discussed his former bandmates drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley implying that they carried “a lot of resentment” over the fact that some of the other members of the band were more “focused” and “driven” to succeed than they […]

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EDDIE VAN HALEN’S EVH LAUNCHES 5150III 1X12 50-WATT COMBO AMPLIFIER

After nearly three years in development, EVH is pleased to announce the launch of the 5150III 1×12 50-watt combo amplifier. This is not your average 1×12 combo by any stretch. In line with Eddie Van Halen’s legacy, this 1×12 is a true game changer, making players swear they’re standing in front of a half-stack. The […]

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THE FOO FIGHTERS AND ZAC BROWN PERFORM BLACK SABBATH’S “WAR PIGS” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

On October 14th, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters began a weeklong residency at the Late Show With David Letterman. Last night, they were joined by Zac Brown for a cover of Black Sabbath’s War Pigs. Watch the performance below. The band residency with Letterman is to promote their upcoming “love letter to the history […]

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