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GHOST’S TOBIAS FORGE SAYS “TOO MANY BANDS…JUST SETTLE, AND THEY HATE IT…I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT, LIFE IS TOO PRECIOUS”

Michael Lello of the New York Post reports: His name is Cardinal Copia, but this guy’s no choirboy. The cross he wears is inverted, his face is obscured by spooky makeup and he sings hymns that praise Lucifer. Copia — aka Swedish musician Tobias Forge — is the leader of Ghost, a heavy metal band…

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DEF LEPPARD BEAT OUT STEVIE NICKS, THE CURE, ETC. TO WIN THE ROCK HALL FAN VOTE

Def Leppard moved one step closer to induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after a convincing win in the fan vote, which closed last night. The British band secured 547,647 votes, ahead of Stevie Nicks (427,844), Todd Rundgren (365,370), the Zombies (329,052) and the Cure (264,443). All five of the top-polling acts…

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GUITARIST CARLOS CAVAZO ON WHY HE LEFT RATT, “I REALLY COULDN’T SEE MYSELF UP THERE [WITHOUT WARREN DIMARTINI]

Robert Cavuoto of My Global Mind recently spoke with guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Ratt), excerpts from the interview appear below. Robert Cavuoto: I think a lot of people were surprised to see that you departed from Ratt after Warren DeMartini left, tell me about that decision? Carlos Cavazo: Warren didn’t leave; he was actually…

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TORA TORA TO RELEASE “BASTARDS OF BEALE” ON FEBRUARY 22ND, STREAMING NEW SONG “ROSE OF JERICHO”

In 2017, Memphis rockers Tora Tora were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, Bastards Of Beale, set for release on February 22nd, brings back the magic of the band’s blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following…

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DEADLAND RITUAL, FEATURING GEEZER BUTLER, STEVE STEVENS, MATT SORUM AND FRANKY PEREZ, RELEASE DEBUT SONG AND VIDEO “DOWN IN FLAMES”

Deadland Ritual, featuring bassist Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), vocalist Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, Scars on Broadway), drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) has unveiled a debut track and video, Down In Flames (through Sonik Riot Recordings/AWAL powered by Kobalt), watch it below. Drawing inspiration from the ritual symbolism…

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SLAYER ANNOUNCES LEG FIVE: NORTH AMERICA OF THE BAND’S FINAL WORLD TOUR

With Leg Three of Slayer’s Final World Tour having wrapped up this past Saturday, dates in Australia, Japan, the South Pacific, and the final European dates announced in the past weeks, today Slayer announces Leg Five: North America of its Final World Tour. Maintaining the band’s ethos of “play as many places as possible to…

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