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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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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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