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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Drummer Says He Would 'Really Love To See' SAVATAGE Reunite

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA drummer Jeff Plate (SAVATAGE, ex-METAL CHURCH) recently spoke with Bill Louis of the Cleveland radio station 98.5 WNCX. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TSO's evolution: Jeff: "It's been an amazing journey. Obviously, when we started out, it was a very humble show ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Says The Concept Of Multitasking Is 'Absolute Rubbish'

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson has called the concept of multitasking "absolute rubbish," explaining that people who can juggle lots of things at the same time are actually good at rapid task switching. The singer, who is also a world-class fencer, novelist, screenwriter, radio host, beer brewer, motivational speaker and commercial and private pilot, is ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Acoustic Benefit Concert At Hobart, Australia's Museum Of Old And New Art Raises $20,000

Having left a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake from Niagara Falls to Australia, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's world tour in support of its international chart-topping seventh album "Villains" (Matador) has careened to a triumphant finish with its 129th show in Perth. The year-plus "Villains" run saw QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON And JON LORD Had 'Crazy Plan' To Go On Tour Performing DEEP PURPLE Songs With An Orchestra

On the back of his recently released autobiography, "What Does This Button Do?", IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson is making a string of speaking appearances. On the tour, Dickinson is reading excerpts from his book, delivering slides and hosting a question-and-answer session in which fans can ask all the questions they have been dying to ...

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Book of Bad Decisions - CLUTCH

As one of the most beloved acts in the American-rock underground for nearly three decades, it's fascinating how Maryland distortion lord CLUTCH can still go the extra mile to impress its fans. The group's 12th album, "Book of Bad Decisions", was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Vance Powell (WHITE STRIPES/ARCTIC MONKEYS/Chris Stapleton). Powell traveled with ...

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Ex-U.D.O. Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN Fires Back At UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: His Comments Are 'Bitter' And 'Unprofessional'

Former U.D.O. guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen has fired back at Udo Dirkschneider, calling the singer's recent comments about him "really sad, unnecessary and unprofessional." The legendary ex-ACCEPT frontman recently gave an interview to Metal Forces in which he blamed Heikkinen's and fellow guitarist Bill Hudson's departures from U.D.O. on the fact that "they were ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER On Former U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER Guitarists KASPERI HEIKKINEN And BILL HUDSON: 'There Was Too Much Ego'

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On writing tracks for latest U.D.O. album "Steelfactory": Udo: "If we get the feeling that an idea just doesn't really work, we stop with it. It's ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Members LEMMY, PHIL CAMPBELL, 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE, WÜRZEL Featured On LEADER OF DOWN's Debut

LEADER OF DOWN, the brainchild of Grammy-nominated former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston and bass player Tim Atkinson, will release its debut album, "Cascade Into Chaos", on September 28 via Cleopatra Records. LEADER OF DOWN was formed in 2008 by Würzel and Atkinson, who busied themselves in a London rehearsal studio writing dozens of tracks ...

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Video Premiere: STEVE PERRY's 'No More Cryin''

Former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry has released the official music video for his latest solo single, "No More Cryin'". The song is taken from "Traces", his first solo album in more than two decades, which will be released on October 5 via Fantasy Records (a division of Concord Records/UMG). Co-written by Perry and Dan Wilson ...

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DORO Recruits Guitarist BILL HUDSON For PROGPOWER USA Performance

Guitarist Bill Hudson will perform with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's ProgPower USA festival on Thursday, September 6 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Hudson, who has previously played with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN and DIRKSCHNEIDER, says: "This is due to very unfortunate circumstances, and I will be ...

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ROCK GODDESS: 'This Time' Album Pushed Back To February

Due to "illness, manufacturing and scheduling factors," the release date of ROCK GODDESS's comeback album, "This Time", has been pushed back to February 22, 2019 from the previously announced October 5, 2018. The effort, which will be made available via the band's own label, Bite You To Death Records, in conjunction with partners worldwide and ...

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LONDON To Release New Album 'Call That Girl' In October

Hollywood glam rock pioneers LONDON, featuring frontman Nadir D'Priest, will release a new studio album, "Call That Girl", on October 12. To celebrate this release, the band is going back to the Sunset Strip for an exclusive live performance at the legendary Whisky A Go Go. "Call That Girl" marks the band's first studio LP ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS To Release 'The Ghost Ward Diaries' Album In November

Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS have signed with Mighty Music. The band's new album, "The Ghost Ward Diaries", will be released on November 23. Commented ELECTRIC BOYS frontman Conny Bloom: "We like guitar riffs, strong hooks and heavy grooves, performed on analog instruments. I guess you'd call it classic rock. "Lyric-wise, it's a bit darker than ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Comments On Recent U.D.O. Lineup Changes: 'I Want To Have Fresh Blood In The Band'

Vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O. , DIRKSCHNEIDER, ex-ACCEPT) recently spoke with Jimmy Kay of The Metal Voice. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new U.D.O. album, "Steelfactory": Udo: "We start[ed] working on this album after the first American tour in March 2017. We ...

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