EXHORDER Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist VINNIE LABELLA

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have parted ways with founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella. The remaining members of the group have issued a statement saying that they will fulfill their "touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond." "EXHORDER and guitarist Vinnie LaBella have mutually agreed to part ways," the statement reads. "We wish the ...

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SCORPIONS And WHITESNAKE Cancel Brisbane Concert Following KLAUS MEINE's Emergency Surgery

SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE have announced the cancelation of their February 24 concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The show was called off just hours after SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine revealed that he had undergone surgery to remove kidney stones. Here is the full statement from the venue announcing the Brisbane concert cancelation: ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Talks Balancing Full-Time Job As A Nurse With Her Various Musical Projects

"Let's Discuss With Lance Hall"recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Anette Olzon. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to partake in various Frontiers Music Srl-backed musical projects, including THE DARK ELEMENT and now ALLEN/OLZON, her new ...

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KING DIAMOND Mourns Loss Of 4-Year-Old Fan

King Diamond is mourning the loss of one of his youngest fans. The Danish heavy metal singer took to his Facebook page on Friday (February 21) to post a photo of him posing backstage with several of his hardcore devotees sporting King Diamond-style makeup, including four-year-old Larissa and her parents Jeanne and Stone. He wrote ...

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CHEVELLE Teases New Song In Studio Video

CHEVELLE has uploaded video footage of the band in the studio writing what it says is "the last song" for its upcoming album. Last year, CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler said that he wrote "about 25 songs" for the band's next disc, but that only eight had been recorded at that point at Joe's House Of ...

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ADRIAN SMITH On IRON MAIDEN's Three-Guitar Formation: 'If We Had Three YNGWIE MALMSTEENs, There Would Have Been A Fight After Five Minutes'

Chris Jericho of "Talk Is Jericho" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Adrian Smith of British metal legends IRON MAIDEN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "energy" that is often found at an IRON MAIDEN concert: Adrian: "It's a different energy now because it's ...

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