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BERNIE TORMÉ Is Now On A Ventilator In Intensive Care

The family of Bernie Tormé says that there has been no improvement in the guitarist's health after he was hospitalized earlier this week with double pneumonia. It was reported a few days ago that the Irish musician was "extremely ill" and he has since been placed on a ventilator. The family's statement reads: "Whilst Bernie ...

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Former GILLAN And OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist BERNIE TORMÉ Is 'Extremely Ill' And In Intensive Care

Former GILLAN and OZZY OSBOURNE guitar legend Bernie Tormé has been hospitalized with double pneumonia. The news of the Irish musician's health issues was broken via his Facebook page earlier today. The post reads: "Bernie Tormé is extremely ill in intensive care with virulent double pneumonia. We ask for your prayers." According to the University ...

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GUS G.: Short Documentary On Guitar Art Release

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, is gearing up to unveil a career first, a series of art pieces he has crafted from guitar performance. A new medium in art that utilizes time, space, ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Pays Tribute To DEEP PURPLE, THE BEATLES, JIMI HENDRIX, THE ROLLING STONES On 'Blue Lightning' Album

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release a new album, "Blue Lightning", on March 29 via Mascot Label Group. On the disc, Yngwie pays homage to those from the blues world who have fuelled his artistic spirit for so long. "Blue Lightning" track listing: 01. Blue Lightning 02. Foxey Lady 03. Demon's Eye (DEEP PURPLE) ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI: I Am Not An YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Clone

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as "much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a [Eddie] Van Halen and [Randy] Rhoads." Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the release of his debut EP, "Impellitteri". ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announces '20 Years Of Sonic Brewtality' Tour, Reimagined 'Sonic Brew' Release

Entertainment One (eOne) has licensed the complete back catalog of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, the hard rock group led by American guitar icon Zakk Wylde. In addition to the band's last three albums which were released on eOne, the company has licensed the following titles: "Sonic Brew", "Stronger Than Death", "1919 Eternal", "The Blessed Hellride", "Hangover ...

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BUCKCHERRY Recruits Drummer FRANCIS RUIZ

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have recruited Francis Ruiz as their new drummer. He joins the band as the replacement for Sean Winchester, who left BUCKCHERRY after laying down the drum tracks on the group's new album, "Warpaint". Ruiz has previously worked as a drum tech for such acclaimed drummers as Paul Bostaph (SLAYER), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), ...

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Patina - RED DRAGON CARTEL

If Jake E. Lee has been on a personal redemptive quest since the BADLANDS years, he's taken a modest and methodic path down his own voodoo highway to get there. The former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist was unceremoniously fired then overshadowed by his high-profile successor, Zakk Wylde. However, his partnership with the late Ray Gillen in ...

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CARMINE APPICE's GUITAR ZEUS To Be Reissued

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice is scheduled to re-release his GUITAR ZEUS project, a compilation album featuring a who's who list of the best and world-renowned guitarists on the planet backed by his core band featuring Tony Franklin (THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER) on bass, Kelly Keeling (TSO, MSG) on vocals, keys and rhythm guitar, and Appice ...

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STEVE VAI On 'Generation Axe' Tour: 'We Didn't Want It To Be Just A Gang-Bang Of Guitar Freaks'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with PureGrainAudio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "Generation Axe" tour with fellow guitar heroes Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS): Steve: "It's fantastic. These ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sing DEEP PURPLE's 'Burn' At Bethlehem Stop Of 'Generation Axe' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi performing the DEEP PURPLE classic "Burn" on November 27 at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania stop of the "Generation Axe" tour can be seen below. Vai recently told the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW that the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours in ...

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STEVE VAI Says 'Generation Axe' Tour 'Turned Out So Much Better Than We Could Have Ever Expected'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Jedd Beaudoin of the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and KMUW). On the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours — which also feature Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'I'm Truly Living The Dream'

Guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ZAKK SABBATH) recently spoke with Deathwish Coffee's "Fueled By Death Cast" podcast. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Deathwish Coffee). On returning to Ozzy's band: Zakk: "It's business as usual. I always said back in ...

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GENERATION AXE: Live Album Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT, ABASI Available Via PLEDGE MUSIC

In the spring of 2016, guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) teamed up for a North American tour called "Generation Axe", in which the five musicians shared a backing band and performed together in addition to playing individual sets. ...

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STEVE VAI On Playing With FRANK ZAPPA: 'A Day Doesn't Pass Where I Don't Marvel That It All Happened'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is having fun on the "Generation Axe" tour, which sees him joining forces with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Announces 2019 North American Tour With MEGADETH

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has announced additional "No More Tours 2" North American tour dates for 2019. For these shows, Osbourne will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards), with MEGADETH supporting ...

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STEVE VAI On Performing With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'It's A Peak Moment For Me In The Pantheon Of My Live Touring Experience'

Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai about his "Generation Axe" tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he had a "wish list" for the "Generation Axe" tour: Steve: ...

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