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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Joins Forces With SAVATAGE Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens is collaborating with SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery on a new project. The duo is currently writing material with producer Roy "Z" Ramirez (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) for an album that will be released through Frontiers Music Srl. Regarding how his collaboration with Caffery came about, Owens ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Parts Ways With Singer TOMMY VEXT, Recruits Ex-QUIET RIOT Frontman SEANN NICOLS

WESTFIELD MASSACRE has parted ways with singer Tommy Vext (ex-DIVINE HERESY, SNOT) and has replaced him with Seann Nicols (pictured; a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; Bobby Blotzer's RATT, formerly of ADLER'S APPETITE and QUIET RIOT). The new lineup of WESTFIELD MASSACRE will embark on a U.S. headlining tour, the "North American Meltdown", in early July. WESTFIELD MASSACRE ...

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Reunited RATT 'Would Love To' Release New Studio Album In 2018

The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — "would love" to complete the follow-up to the group's latest studio album, 2010's "Infestation". Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini have played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 in the ...

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Video: RATT Performs At ROCKLAHOMA Festival

Decibel Geek TV has uploaded video footage of the reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performing on May 28 at the Rocklahoma festival, which took place at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Check ...

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RADIATION ROMEOS: 'Radiation Romeos' Video Released

"Radiation Romeos", the new video from RADIATION ROMEOS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on June 2 via Frontiers Music Srl. RADIATION ROMEOS is a new band formed by Parramore "Perry" McCarty, best known for being the frontman of legendary U.S. metal act ...

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Video: RATT Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed on April 29 at M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As before, Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini ...

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Watch Reunited RATT Perform In Philadelphia

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed at the Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As before, Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini were joined ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Be Joined By PHIL COLLEN, WARREN DEMARTINI, PAUL GILBERT For 2017 'G4 Experience'

Joe Satriani will be joined by special guests Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD), Warren DiMartini (RATT) and Paul Gilbert (MR. BIG) for the 2017 "G4 Experience: Surfing With The Alien 30th Anniversary". The event will take place July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, California. About this year's camp, Satriani says: "I'm thrilled to have guitarists ...

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SLAUGHTER Frontman MARK SLAUGHTER: New Solo Song 'Hey You' Available For Streaming

SLAUGHTER vocalist Mark Slaughter will release his sophomore solo album, "Halfway There", in May worldwide via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The follow-up to 2015's independently released "Reflections In A Rear View Mirror" is a stunning return to form for Slaughter, channeling the familiar hard rock sensibility of classic-era ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Part Ways With Drummer JIMMY DEGRASSO

BLACK STAR RIDERS have parted ways with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. The remaining members of the band wish him well in his future endeavours and thank him for the great albums, killer shows and good times together. The new BLACK STAR RIDERS drummer will be announced shortly. BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist Damon Johnson recently told the ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Says BOBBY BLOTZER Needs 'Help'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy, who, along with some of his bandmates, is involved in a legal battle with drummer Bobby Blotzer over the rights to the group's name, spoke in a brand new interview with "Sound Matters" about the fact that a legendary act like FOREIGNER is continuing to tour with Mick Jones as the ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Don't Think JIMMY DEGRASSO's RATT Involvement Will Interfere With Tour Schedule

BLACK STAR RIDERS members insist drummer Jimmy DeGrasso's involvement in the RATT reunion will no negative impact on their band. DeGrasso, 53, has performed with Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier and Carlos Cavazo twice in recent months as the newly reactivated RATT prepares to tour. But DeGrasso also has a demanding schedule with trans-Atlantic ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Says BOBBY BLOTZER 'Never Wrote A Note' For RATT

During a recent interview with the "Eddie, Jason & Chris Show", RATT singer Stephen Pearcy spoke about the legal battle the band has been embroiled in with drummer Bobby Blotzer over the rights to the group's name. Last November, a California judge ruled against Blotzer with respect to whether bassist Juan Croucier had committed trademark ...

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Video: JUAN CROUCIER Performs RATT Classics In San Antonio

RATT bassist Juan Croucier performed the band's classic songs with his solo band on February 25 at The Rock Box in San Antonio, Texas. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup —Croucier, singer Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Warren DeMartini — will embark on ...

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