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RATT DRUMMER BOBBY BLOZTER DISCUSSES WHY SINGER STEPHEN PEARCY QUIT THE BAND, INFIGHTING OVER OWNERSHIP OF THE BAND NAME AND WHY HE HAS DECIDED TO TOUR WITH THE RATT EXPERIENCE

Ratt drummer Bobby Blozter was guest on Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Eddie Trunk Live on April 6th. Excerpts from interview appear below as transcribed by blabbermouth.net. On why Pearcy left the band: “The problem that lies in Ratt really is not just our lead singer. It’s the fact that him and the bass player, Mr. Juan […]

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BILL WARD RESPONDS TO OZZY’S FACEBOOK POSTING

Bill Ward addresses Ozzy’s Facebook post: “1. You never wanted to discuss in a public forum. BUT, you did by making all these public comments during your interviews for the 13 album and tour. I was only responding in kind. Don’t forget why I spoke out. If you had talked to me and shared your […]

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MR. BIG’S PAT TORPEY THOUGHT “HIS LIFE WAS OVER” WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Mr Big’s Pat Torpey admits he feared his “life was over” when he was told he had Parkinson’s diseaselast year. The diagnosis forced the drummer, 55, to scale back his involvement in the band’s looming tour. They hired Matt Starr to fill in, but Torpey was still involved on the road, singing on some tracks […]

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SLAYER STREAMING NEW SONG “WHEN STILLNESS COMES,” LISTEN TO IT HERE

Slayer have released a new song titled, When The Stillness Comes, and it can be streamed below. The song will be released on on 7″ vinyl this weekend for Record Store Day. Slayer have recently completed work on their latest album and are already working on its follow-up. The band will also be heading out […]

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SKID ROW, FEATURING TONY HARNELL, ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

Skid Row — featuring former TNT singer Tony Harnell-have announced the following tour dates: May 22 – Living Sky Casino – Swift Current, Canada May 23 – Dakota Dunes Casino – Saskatoon, Canada May 27 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ May 28 – Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA May 30 – The Joint […]

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ORIGINAL BLACK SABBATH DRUMMER BILL WARD DISCUSSES IF HE STILL A LEGAL MEMBER OF THE BAND, WHAT HE CONSIDERS A “SIGNABLE” CONTRACT AND THE STATUS OF HIS HEALTH

Kory Grow of Rolling Stone spoke with original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, excerpts from the interview appear below. Rolling Stone: To begin, are you legally a member of Black Sabbath? Bill Ward: That’s a good question. I wonder myself actually. I don’t know. I’d probably have to ask my legal department [laughs]. I’m actually […]

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ART OF ANARCHY FEATURING SCOTT WEILAND, BUMBLEFOOT, JOHN MOYER OF DISTURBED AND JON & VINCE VOTTA, POST VIDEO FOR THE SONG “TIL THE DUST IS GONE”

Art of Anarchymay have gotten off to a somewhat rocky start, but the supergroup — which features former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, a member of Disturbed and a pair of twins have posted the first video from the band’s upcoming debut album. Watch Til the Dust […]

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OZZY OSBOURNE ISSUES A RESPONSE TO DRUMMER BILL WARD’S STATEMENT

In response to drummer Bill Ward’s statement about his current relationship with his former Black Sabbath bandmates, Ozzy Osbourne writes via his Facebook page: “I never wanted to discuss this in a public forum but Bill’s statements left me no option to but to respond honestly. Wow Bill, What the f–k are you on about? […]

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EUROPE FRONTMAN JOEY TEMPEST DISCUSSES THE BAND’S NEW ALBUM, “WAR OF KINGS,” AND THE INSPIRATION BEHIND SOME OF THEIR OTHER SONGS

Greg Prato of Songfacts spoke with Europe frontman Joey Tempest. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Songfacts: After hearing the leadoff single/title track [War of Kings], I was surprised by how heavy it was. Was it a conscious decision to go in a heavier direction? Joey Tempest: I think it’s been an organic journey we’ve […]

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BRET MICHAELS DISCUSSES HIS NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES AND SAYS “IT PUTS LIFE INTO PERSPECTIVE REAL QUICK”

James Desbo and Rachel Maresca of the New York Daily News reports: Bret Michaels is thankful to be alive. The 52-year-old Posion frontman opened up on his near brushes with death over the years and the moment he made peace with the fact that he may not make it through. “There has definitely (been) moments […]

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