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Video Premiere: FIREWIND's 'Rising Fire'

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song "Rising Fire". The track is taken from the band's ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. Says the band: "Hey everyone! We're finally back with some new music for you! 'Rising ...

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GEOFF TATE Doesn't Know If SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Will Ever Play Drums Again: 'He Has A Lot Of Medical Problems Now'

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't know if a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup will ever happen. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Original QUEENSRŸCHE members ...

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SCORPIONS Postpone Sydney Concert Due to 'Medical Emergency'

SCORPIONS have been forced to postpone their concert in Sydney, Australia. The German hard rock legends, who are in the middle of a tour of Australia with WHITESNAKE, called off Saturday's (February 22) gig "due to a medical emergency within the SCORPIONS tour party." "Live Nation is working on a rescheduled date for next week, ...

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MICHAEL SWEET And TONY HARNELL To Team Up For 'Tour 1987' In May

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet and former TNT singer Tony Harnell will join forces for the "Tour 1987" in May. Sweet said: "I'm excited to officially announce that I'm going on tour this spring, full-band electric, with my good friend Tony Harnell, and special guest Moriah Formica! Our first round of dates are listed below. More ...

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MICHAEL WILTON, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Get Signature Coffee Blends

Rock'D Coffee has partnered with Caffe D'arte to bring three signature blends of coffee to the world. The blends are brought to you by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and PKing's 333rd. Rock'd Coffee will also bring you more signature artist blends in the future. Rock'D Coffee strives to ...

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The God-Shaped Void - PSYCHOTIC WALTZ

If you have recently been disturbed by the distant sound of whimpering, it was probably just a bunch of middle-aged prog metal fans becoming mildly hysterical about the prospect of a new PSYCHOTIC WALTZ album. And rightly so. Because while there were undoubtedly bigger and more widely celebrated bands to emerge from prog metal's first ...

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GEOFF TATE On QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Derivative' Early Releases: 'They're Not Albums That I Feel Really Connected To'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Finland's Kaaos TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current tour, in which he performs the QUEENSRŸCHE albums "Empire" and "Rage For Order" in their entireties: Geoff: "It's been great. It's wonderful ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Hardcore Fans' Are 'Sold' When They See TODD LA TORRE

Prior to QUEENSRŸCHE's January 30 performance in Anaheim, California, guitarist Michael Wilton spoke with Assilym. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's ongoing tour in support of its latest album, "The Verdict": Michael: "This is obviously a two-year endeavor so far, and it's booked ...

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GEOFF TATE Says Performing QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire 'Empire' Album Is A 'Completely Selfish Endeavor'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rehearsing QUEENSRŸCHE's 1988 classic album, "Operation: Mindcrime" more than three decades after its release for a run of 30th-anniversary tour dates: Geoff: ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Is 'Amazed' And 'Humbled' At The Staying Power Of 'Operation: Mindcrime'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at SilverTigerMedia.com.au. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his favorite track from "Operation: Mindcrime" to sing live: Geoff: "I don't necessarily have a favorite. I'm really ...

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HATEBREED Teases 'When The Blade Drops' Single

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will release a new single, "When The Blade Drops", on February 14. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is tentatively due in May. The follow-up to 2016's "The Concrete Confessional" was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE and QUEENSRŸCHE, among many ...

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