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BIRD HEARS OZZY OSBOURNE'S 'CRAZY TRAIN,' STARTS HEADBANGING

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Snowee the Cockatoo has become an internet celebrity of sorts. Thanks to a Facebook page that has garnered over 30,000 likes, videos of the bird have appeared in countless feeds around the world. In a clip that was posted three weeks ago, we find Snowee listening to the intro to Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train." While seemingly confused at first, as soon as the iconic lead riff kicks in Snowee ...
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DORO PESCH: 'Nobody Wrote More Sad Lyrics Than LEMMY'

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)


German metal queen Doro Pesch says the late 2015 death of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister provided a "wake-up call" for her as she began work on the songs that eventually became her forthcoming "Forever Warriors, Forever United" double album. Pesch, who performed several duets with Kilmister over the years, also hailed his lyric writing abilities, noting, "Nobody wrote more sad lyrics than Le...

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SCORPIONS - QUALITY FAN-FILMED VIDEO FROM TEL AVIV SHOW POSTED

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)


The Scorpions performed at Menora Mivtachim Arena on Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19th. Fan-filmed video from the show can be viewed below. The setlist on the night was as follows:

 

"Going Out With A Bang"

"Make It Real"

"Is There Anybody There?"

"The Zoo"

"Coast to Coast"

"Top of the Bill / Steamrock Fever / Speedy's Coming / Catch Your Train"

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STYX DENY PLAYING 'MR ROBOTO' TO SATISFY CONCERT PROMOTERS

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Styx are refuting the claim made by former lead singer Dennis DeYoung that they only added their 1983 hit "Mr. Roboto" to their current set list because promoters "demanded it." They've issued a statement that echoes guitarist James "J.Y." Young's original line that they're playing it due to years of fans requesting it.

 

Through their management, they told Billboard that "...

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WARRANT Guitarist: 'We're Lucky; We Have Six Songs That Did Really, Really Well For Us'

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)



WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner recently guested on the "Joe & Borna" program on the Wisconsin radio station 102.9 The Hog. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):

 

On how the music industry has changed over the years:

 

Erik: "It took us five years to get a record deal, but once we go...

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Lazy Hale Joins Smashing Pumpkins For 'Stairway To Heaven' Cover

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Smashing Pumpkins' "Shiny and Oh So Bright" tour has started making its way across the country, and on Friday night (July 20) in Nashville, Billy Corgan's crew had a special guest join in the festivities. Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, who is based out of Nashville, dropped in mid-song during the Pumpkins' cover of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" to bring the track ...

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DEE SNIDER SMASHES THE OPPOSITION ON NEW SONG 'I AM THE HURRICANE'

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)


We're nearing the release of For the Love of Metal, the latest album from Twisted Sister legend Dee Snider. The video for "Become the Storm" recently premiered at Loudwire and now the thematic successor to the track, "I Am the Hurricane," has surfaced.

 

Heavily entrenched in the modern era of metal, Snider sways between atmospheric moments over which he still belts empower...

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ROXY BLUE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2019

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Memphis, TN hard rockers Roxy Blue have signed with Frontiers. Their legendary debut album Want Some is a classic of the early '90s hard rock scene that had continued on from the '80s heyday. The band is currently busy writing and recording a brand new studio album that will be released in 2019.

 

Original members Todd Poole (vocals), Josh Weil (bass), and Scotty Trammell (d...

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BILLY SHEEHAN On THE WINERY DOGS' Hiatus: 'We Wanted To Give It A Break For A While So It Didn't Get Stale'

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Bassist Billy Sheehan (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) was recently interviewed by Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):

 

On his recent hectic schedule:

 

Billy: "I went out with MR. BIG. We did Australia, China, Southeast Asia. I fl...

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SLASH CALLS 'LIVING THE DREAM' A 'NATURAL PROGRESSION' FROM 'WORLD ON FIRE'

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Given how busy Slash has been with Guns N' Roses over the past few years, it may seem like he's had no time to devote to his solo career. But as he explained in a new interview, he, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators had been at creating the songs found on the upcoming Living the Dream long before returning to his original band.

 

As he told Blabbermouth, they began writing materi...

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Halestorm share video for raunchy new single Do Not Disturb

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Halestorm have released a video for their brand new single Do Not Disturb. You can watch the clip below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr8hDEQoXcU


It’s the latest track taken from Lzzy and Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith’s upcoming studio album Vicious, and follows Uncomfortable and Black Vultures.

 

The follow-up ...

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Stryper Announce August 2018 Australian Tour

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)


The Yellow and Black Attack returns to Australia for the first time since 2010!


The veteran rockers will hit Australian shores in August for a national tour in support of their latest album God Damn Evil playing a selection of tracks from the new album and all time classics. This promises to be a tour not to miss.


Established in southern California in 1983, mult...
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RONNIE JAMES DIO: Guitar, Artwork, Gold Records, Other Items To Be Auctioned Off

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Julien's Auctions will pay tribute to one of the most influential heavy metal heroes and forefathers of headbanging music with the "Property From The Estate Of Ronnie James Dio" auction, live at The Hard Rock Café in New York on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 and online at JuliensLive.com.

 

Highlights of the auction will feature items from the legendary singer...

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JUDAS PRIEST - DECADE OF DOMINATION BOOK AVAILABLE

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Renown author and BraveWords scribe Martin Popoff’s new Judas Priest book called Decade of Domination is now available and described as follows:

 

When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, potent, undiluted form, it is none other than the Metal Gods, Judas Priest, that instantly come to mind. Chrome and black leather, studs and whips and chains, a cho...

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OZZY OSBOURNE MOVED BY ST. LOUIS WOMEN'S CHOIR SINGING 'CHANGES'

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)


"The Prince of Darkness" in a church? Yes, that happened on last night's episode of Ozzy and Jack's World Detour on A&E, and there was a very good reason for the Osbourne clan to be sitting amongst the pews during the episode. The St. Louis Women's Choir delivered a moving rendition of Ozzy Osbourne's Black Sabbath-era piano ballad, "Changes" (which Ozzy re-recorded as a duet with Ke...

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POISON Drummer: 'We Get Judged On What We Looked Like And Sounded Like On An Album That Happened 32 Years Ago'

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)


POISON drummer Rikki Rockett was interviewed on a recent episode of the "Nothing Shocking" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below:

 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/z-podcast-network/nothing-shocking-podcast


Asked if he ever felt pigeonholed into a particular sound once POISON became a huge commercial success, Rikki said: "Definite...

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DENNIS DEYOUNG SAYS THE PROMOTERS ARE FORCING STYX TO PLAY 'MR. ROBOTO'

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Last month, Styx keyboardist Lawrence Gowan said that they had been considering adding 1983's "Mr. Roboto" to their set lists for five years before finally acquiescing on their most recent tour. But original lead singer Dennis DeYoung said in a new interview that it wasn't a change of heart by the band, but rather a directive from the promoters.

 

Speaking to Mitch Lafo...

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STATUS QUO STREAMING "WHATEVER YOU WANT" FROM UPCOMING DOWN DOWN & DIGNIFIED AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL RELEASE; AUDIO

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Status Quo are to release a pair of ‘twin’ live albums, Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall and Down Down & Dirty At Wacken on August 17th through earMUSIC. These releases capture the legendary band delivering two sets, each full of hits, energy and passion, while each offering a radically different tone and style of delivery. Listen to "Whatever You Want" from Down Do...
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GREAT WHITE Performs With New Singer MITCH MALLOY For First Time (Video)

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Mitch Malloy made his live debut as the new singer for GREAT WHITE on July 14 at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel in Rochester, Washington. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of Rolf Vellek).

 

https://www.facebook.com/rvellek/videos/10156375685426897/

 

https://www.facebook.com/rvellek/videos/10156367653266897/

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Dream Theater share studio update video

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Dream Theater have shared a video to update fans on the progress of their next album.

 

Frontman James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci reported last month that work had begun on the follow-up to 2016’s The Astonishing, with LaBrie saying: “I gotta tell you, if the first week is any indication of where this album’s going, you’re in for a treat.&...

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