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ARCH ENEMY/CARCASS' MICHAEL AMOTT Parts Ways With RANDALL AMPLIFIERS

ARCH ENEMY/CARCASS guitarist Michael Amott has parted ways with Randall Amplifiers/U.S. Music Corp. The partnership lasted almost three years and included a line of successful "Ninja V2 - Inspired and designed by Michael Amott" series of V2 amps, cabs and practice amps. These products will now be discontinued. Commented Amott: "I appreciate what Randall did ...

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RANDY RHOADS Documentary Maker Seeking Candid Photos

Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures is rapidly approaching the final stages of editing and post-production on "Randy Rhoads: Last Train Home" (working title), the long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT). Margolis is reaching out to anyone who may have a candid photo of ...

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DIO To Play New Song On European Tour

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO) has revealed to Classic Rock magazine that DIO will play a new song on the band's upcoming European tour, which kicks off next month. "It's called 'Electra', which will be released as a limited-edition single, although I'm not sure ...

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RUDY SARZO Interviewed On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'; Audio Available

Legendary rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) was a guest on this past Sunday's (October 18) edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show with Mike "The Big Cheese". The program is now available for streaming using the audio player below. Sarzo will participate in this year's Rock ...

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RUDY SARZO To Guest On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'

Legendary rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) will guest on the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show with Mike "The Big Cheese". The interview will take place during the Sunday, October 18 broadcast from 6 to 8 p.m. EST. For information, go to this location. Sarzo will ...

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HELIX: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Canadian hard rockers HELIX will release their new album, "Vagabond Bones", in Canada on November 17 via Universal/Fontana. Singer Brian Vollmer has been collaborating with Sean Kelly (CRASH KELLY) on material for the CD, which was mixed by engineer Aaron Murray. Commented Vollmer: "On 'Vagabond Bones', we were working under a self-imposed deadline of having ...

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HELIX Completes Recording New Album

Canadian hard rockers HELIX have completed recording their new album, "Vagabond Bones", tentatively due before the end of the year. Singer Brian Vollmer has been collaborating with Sean Kelly (CRASH KELLY) on material for the CD, which is being mixed by engineer Aaron Murray. Commented Vollmer: "We had recorded the last three tracks in Toronto ...

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DOOGIE WHITE: New Video Interview Available

Vicky Bradley (a.k.a. Vix the Angel Of Metal) conducted an interview with U.K.-based singer Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, TANK) on August 8, 2009 at the Dean Owners of America U.K. faction party at the Albany Theatre in London, England. Watch the six-minute chat below. White is currently laying down the final vocals for ...

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DANGER ANGEL Debut To Feature Guest Appearance By JEFF SCOTT SOTO

Greece's DANGER ANGEL will release its self-titled debut album on January 12 via the Houston-based label Perris Records. The CD will feature a guest appearance by legendary singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY, AXEL RUDI PELL). Formed in 2006 in Athens, Greece, DANGER ANGEL's ineup is as follows: Jimmy Cage - Vocals Ethan ...

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Ex-YNGWIE/RAINBOW Singer DOOGIE WHITE Laying Down Final Vocals For Solo Album

U.K.-based singer Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, TANK) is currently laying down the final vocals for his solo album with producer Pontus Norgren (guitarist for HAMMERFALL, THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT) at Pontus' Damage Done Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Doogie previously stated about his upcoming solo CD, "This will be an album that ...

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Classic HELIX Lineup To Hit The Road In October

The classic '80s lineup of Canadian hard rockers HELIXBrent "The Doctor" Doerner on lead guitar, Greg "Fritz" Hinz on drums, Daryl Gray on bass, and Brian Vollmer on vocals — has reunited and is planning to hit the road throughout western Canada in October. According to Vollmer, some of the shows may even ...

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RUDY SARZO On The Making Of QUIET RIOT's 'Guilty Pleasures'

Legendary hard rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) has posted another installment of his "Audio Video Tech Blog". It follows in its entirety below. "In early 2001, QUIET RIOT released 'Guilty Pleasures', the first album since 1984's 'Condition Critical' that featured the 'Metal Health' lineup — Kevin DuBrow, Frankie ...

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RUDY SARZO's 'Audio Video Tech Blog' #2

Legendary hard rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) has posted the second installment of his "Audio Video Tech Blog". It follows in its entirety below. "We, musicians, are living in a very exciting era in history. For the very first time, we are capable of controlling all aspects of ...

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RANDY RHOADS: Trailer For Long-Awaited Documentary Posted Online

A 10-minute trailer for "Randy Rhoads: Last Train Home" (working title), the long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), can be viewed below. Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures and his crew started filming on March 19, 2007, when hundreds of fans gathered at Rhoads' ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Play My Game' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Play My Game", the first solo album from powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins TheLiveLine

Legendary hard rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) can now be reached via TheLiveLine, a service launched by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine that enables musicians to connect to their audience over the phone. Get updates on Sarzo and leave messages for Rudy by calling (888) 480-3727. For more information, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Support HEAVEN & HELL In Europe

Powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has scheduled the following European solo dates: Jun. 04 - Oslo, Norway, Spektrum (supporting HEAVEN & HELL) Jun. 06 - Sölvesborg, Sweden, Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 08 - Giessen, Germany, Hessenhallen (supporting HEAVEN & HELL) Jun. 09 - Berlin, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Discusses Debut Solo Album; Video Available

Austria's Mulatschag.TV has posted a new six-minute interview with powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH). Watch the clip below. Owens will hold a listening party for his first solo album, "Play My Game", at Scorchers in Akron, Ohio on Sunday, May 3 starting at around ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Play My Game' Listening Party Announced

Powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will hold a listening party for his first solo album, "Play My Game", at Scorchers in Akron, Ohio on Sunday, May 3 starting at around 9:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. A private party will take place at the same ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Play My Game' Gydget Available

A gydget for "Play My Game", the first solo album from powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), is available below. "Play My Game" will be released in May via SPV/Steamhammer. The offering consists of around a dozen brand-new tracks that Owens composed himself or together ...

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