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Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Raises More Than $50,000 For 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Announces 'To Plant A Seed' 10th-Anniversary Tour

This spring, WE CAME AS ROMANSJoshua Moore (guitar), Dave Stephens (vocals), Lou Cotton (guitar), Andy Glass (bass) and David Puckett (drums) — will embark on an 10th-anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album "To Plant A Seed". "To Plant A Seed" was a definitive sonic statement for WE CAME AS ROMANS and remains ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Could Be Forced To Use Different Band Name For New Lineup

Alexi Laiho could be forced to abandon the name CHILDREN OF BODOM for his next project because of an apparent dispute with the three musicians who recently announced they were leaving the band. Earlier this month, drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman issued a statement saying that they ...

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It's Official: MÖTLEY CRÜE is Back!

Almost six years after signing a "cessation of touring" agreement, the MÖTLEY CRÜE contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together. Following the huge success of their Netflix biopic "The Dirt", MÖTLEY CRÜE has seen a massive surge in new audience. ...

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Video: KING DIAMOND Performs In Baltimore

Fan-filmed video footage of KING DIAMOND's November 11 performance at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. Earlier this month, KING DIAMOND released a new song called "Masquerade Of Madness". Mixed by Andy La Rocque and King Diamond at Sonic Train Studios, the track will appear on ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'F**k Guns' And 'F**k The NRA'

Sebastian Bach has once again slammed lawmakers for failing to enact tougher guns laws after a teenager shot five fellow students in a killing rampage at a Southern California high school. Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow pulled a gun from his backpack Thursday at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita, shot five ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever 'Knotfest At Sea'

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, SLIPKNOT, has announced its first ever cruise event, Knotfest At Sea. Furthering the global expansion of the Knotfest experience, the inaugural voyage of the Knotfest At Sea cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10, 2020, returning on August 14. Knotfest ...

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See First Trailer For DAVID ELLEFSON-Produced Horror Film 'Dwellers'

Ellefson Films, the new film production company run by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and his partner, music and film producer and industry exec Thom Hazaert, has partnered with musician, filmmaker and actor Drew Fortier ("Zen From Mars", "Her Name Was Christa") on an original horror film titled "Dwellers", with Fortier writing, directing, and starring. Additionally, ...

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ONCE HUMAN Releases New Single And Video, 'Sledgehammer'

ONCE HUMAN has released a new song called "Sledgehammer" as well as an accompanying video. The track will appear on the band's third album, which is scheduled for a 2020 release. Guitarist Logan Mader, who has spent the last couple of months touring with MACHINE HEAD, explains: "'Sledgehammer' smashes from start to finish. With insane ...

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ROBERT PLANT Is 'Sure' He Will Make Another Album With ALISON KRAUSS

Robert Plant says that he is certain he will make another album with Alison Krauss. Released in 2007, their "Raising Sand" collaboration won Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year", "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", "Record Of The Year" for "Please Read The Letter", "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" for "Rich Woman", and "Best Country Collaboration ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY's Injuries From Fall: 'It's Terrifying When You See Somebody You Love So Incapacitated'

Sharon Osbourne says that it's been a "terrifying" experience seeing her husband Ozzy "so incapacitated" after suffering an injury in a fall earlier this year. The singer fell at his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, aggravating years-old injuries from his 2003 ATV accident that required new surgery. As a result, Ozzy ...

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Songs The Night Sings - THE DARK ELEMENT

Although her contribution to the NIGHTWISH story will be overshadowed by those of her predecessor and successor, Anette Olzon always had the right voice for bright and pop-driven symphonic metal. In many ways, THE DARK ELEMENT is a much more fitting project for her talents. On "Songs The Night Sings", the Scandinavian band keep the ...

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Angel Of Light - ANGEL WITCH

The obvious exceptions of IRON MAIDEN, SAXON and DEF LEPPARD aside, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal didn't produce much in the way of enduring heavy hitters. Righteous legends like DIAMOND HEAD and VENOM cashed in deserved credibility chips after the fact, of course, and if you don't listen to the first two TANK ...

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UFO To Continue 'Last Orders' Tour In 2020

UFO just wrapped the initial North American leg of the "Last Orders" tour, but fear not, the tour is not over yet and the band is pleased to announce new North American tour dates for 2020. These shows kick off February 13 in Medina, Minnesota and run through March 2. Included in this run is ...

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NONPOINT Recruits Guitarist JASON ZEILSTRA

NONPOINT has announced the addition of guitarist Jason Zeilstra to the group's ranks. The band said in a statement: "[We are] proud to announce that this Chicago resident and his talents, work ethic (and coincidentally his hair) are NONPOINT battle tested and ready to go." NONPOINT will be on tour with HELLYEAH between November 15 ...

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ALTER BRIDGE's MYLES KENNEDY On Appearing In 'Rock Star' Movie: 'There Wasn't An Ounce Of Acting In It'

Masters Of Shred's "Talking Shred" recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for ALTER BRIDGE's latest studio album, "Walk The Sky": Myles: "This was a unique record because Mark [Tremonti, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Calls JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL 'The Most Formidable, Iconic Heavy Metal Bass Player'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has sung the praises of JUDAS PRIEST four-stringer Ian Hill, calling him the "most formidable, probably iconic heavy metal bass player." Currently the longest-tenured member of PRIEST, Hill has long been overshadowed by frontman Rob Halford and the guitar tandem of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, with Hill found permanently planted ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Quebec

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on November 6 at L'Anti Bar & Spectacles in Quebec, ...

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