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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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KISS’ GENE SIMMONS SLAMS REALITY SHOW JUDGES WHO CODDLE CONTESTANTS, PLANS TO LAUNCH HIS OWN SHOW CALLED “COLISEUM”

Seems like KISS frontman Gene Simmons is no fan of reality show competitions where judges coddle contestants rather than being honest. “You can’t sugarcoat s–t, pardon me. You can mentor anyone you like, but it’s a waste of time if they don’t have the goods intrinsically,” Simmons told The Hollywood Reporter at MIPCOM where he’s […]

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RIVAL SONS PERFORM “OPEN MY EYES” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

California rockers Rival Sons appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman on October 9th performing their song Open My Eyes from their album Great Western Valkyrie. Watch their performance below. Rival Sons released Great Western Valkyrie, their fourth album, on June 6th. Rival Sons on the web: Official Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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SINGER SCOTT WEILAND DISCUSSES SONG WRITING, INCLUDING SOME STP AND VELVET REVOLVER MATERIAL

Greg Prato of Songfacts spoke with former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Songfacts: How would you say that you write your best songs? Scott Weiland: Well, this album is different, the current one that I’m working on with the band. In the past, writing alone, […]

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EDDIE’S PODCAST WITH AEROSMITH’S JOE PERRY IS NOW AVAILABLE

Eddie’s podcast with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is now available for download. The interview can be obtained at iTunes and PodcastOne. This interview was conducted at Joe Perry’s book signing in New York City on October 7th. To read details about Joe Perry’s biography, please click here and to see pictures from his Manhattan book […]

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