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Former QUIET RIOT Drummer Interviewed On METAL EXPRESS RADIO

Former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was interviewed by Norway's Metal Express Radio. You can now stream the chat using the audio player below. Without a doubt, THE heavy metal success story of the early '80s was none other than QUIET RIOT. After years of struggling in Los Angeles clubs (despite legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Drummer Interviewed On 'Mars Attacks'

Former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was interviewed by host Victor M. Ruiz for episode 16 of the "Mars Attacks" podcast. You can now stream the chat using the audio player below. Without a doubt, THE heavy metal success story of the early '80s was none other than QUIET RIOT. After years of struggling in ...

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RUDY SARZO Interviewed On 'Good Time Metal Oldies'

On May 9, 2010, Jason Saulnier of the "Good Time Metal Oldies" radio show conducted an interview with bass veteran Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT). You can now listen to the chat in three parts below. "Good Time Metal Oldies" airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. EST on CIFA 104.1 ...

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BENEDICTUM Signs With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Frontiers Records has announced the signing of U.S. metallers BENEDICTUM for the release of a brand new studio album in early 2011. The band is currently recording the effort with with producer Ryan Greene (MEGADETH, LITA FORD, NOFX) at his Area 52 studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. The CD will feature guest appearances by Rudy Sarzo ...

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BENEDICTUM Completes Work On New Album

San Diego/Phoenix-based metallers BENEDICTUM have finished recording their third album with producer Ryan Greene (MEGADETH, LITA FORD, NOFX) at his Area 52 studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. The CD will feature guest appearances by Rudy Sarzo (DIO, QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Craig Goldy (DIO, BUDGIE). BENEDICTUM singer Veronica Freeman also worked with FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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REALITY CHECK TV's RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Posted Online

Reality Check TV has posted a heartfelt tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW). Watch it in three parts below. Commented Reality Check TV: "Ronnie was a genuine person who always took out time to say hello, give us exclusive interviews, and set us up for ...

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RUDY SARZO On DIO's Passing: 'I'm Saddened Beyond Words'

Bass veteran Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW): "I'm saddened beyond words. I will miss the sound of your voice, your magical presence and your wondrous stories. ...

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ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP Coming To A Town Near You This Fall

Having already established itself in London, Los Angeles and New York as the place where rock and roll fantasies come to life, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp will hit the road this fall for a four-city tour. Beginning October 15-17 in Chicago, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp will offer aspiring musicians three-day "weekend warrior" packages ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist Schedules Middletown Meet-And-Greet

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda will take part in a meet-and-greet on Saturday, May 1 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Alto Music in Middletown, New York. Eddie Ojeda's solo album, "Axes 2 Axes", was released in 2006. The CD features guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal vocalists as Ronnie James Dio ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Interviews RUDY SARZO At NAMM

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has posted the latest episode in "David Ellefson's Rock Shop", an ongoing YouTube video series hosted by the bassist himself. For Episode 30, "Bass legend Rudy Sarzo [OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT] and I got a chance to have a lengthy chat at [this year's NAMM (National ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO 'Is Itching To Get Back On Tour'

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) was diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer and is currently receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic. His wife/manager Wendy Dio has issued the following update on Ronnie's condition: "Since my last update, we have been back and forth to ...

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FREE REIGN Drummer Added To ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP

This month's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp — to be filmed by Mark Burnett Productions for a four-episode, one-hour series that will air this July on VH1 Classic — can now boast an NFL player as one of this year's campers. Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Cory Procter — drummer for FREE REIGN, the Dallas metal ...

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RUDY SARZO: New Video Interview Posted Online

VintageRock.com conducted an interview with legendary rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the chat below. A collector's edition of Rudy's book, "Off the ...

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LEMMY, RICHIE KOTZEN Added To ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP

Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), guitarist/singer extraordinaire Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), and producer Ron Nevison (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN) are among the guest musicians and producers who will take part in the Hollywood session of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, the phenomenon that's been pairing music fans with rock stars since 1997, in February 2010. The ...

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CREATION'S END Hard At Work On Debut Album

CREATION'S END, the new power/progressive metal band featuring vocalist Mike DiMeo (RIOT, MASTERPLAN), guitarists Rudy Albert (ZANDELLE) and Marco Sfogli (JAMES LABRIE), drummer Dario Rodriguez, and bassist Joey Bones, is working on its debut album, "A New Beginning", with producer John Macaluso (JAMES LABRIE, FOOL'S GAME, ARK, TNT, YNGWIE MALSTEEN) for a 2010 release via ...

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