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Watch DOKKEN Play 'Socially Distanced' Concert In Arkansas

DOKKEN played the second "socially distanced" concert last Saturday night (July 18) at Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Water And Theme Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The performance featured special guest guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE), who was filling in for DOKKEN's longtime guitarist Jon Levin. Jon had opted to sit out the show due ...

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DOKKEN Performs With Guitarist REB BEACH In Virginia (Video)

DOKKEN played a "socially distanced" concert last night (Friday, July 17) at Dr. Pepper Park in Roanoke, Virginia that featured special guest guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE). He was filling in for DOKKEN's longtime guitarist Jon Levin, who had opted to sit out the show due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. ...

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New JOURNEY Drummer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN To Release 'Immortality' Solo Album In August

Multiple Grammy and Emmy-winning hitmaker Narada Michael Walden, who has produced multi-million-selling smashes for superstars Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and many others, has been signed to Quarto Valley Records. On August 8, he will release the dynamic new solo album, "Immortality", a progressive music masterpiece that recalls his early days as the drummer ...

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We Are The Night - MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL

Hats off, as they say, to MAGNUS KARLSSON. The Swede already has plenty on his plate, what with being lead guitarist for PRIMAL FEAR and routinely charged with putting together projects for FRONTIERS MUSIC, the recent ALLEN/OLZON album included. In fact, it's impressive that Karlsson has found the time to revisit his FREE FALL project, ...

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Skyfall'

The official lyric video for the song "Skyfall" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Rejoins LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has rejoined LORDS OF BLACK. The band is putting the finishing touches on its next album, "Alchemy Of Souls - Part I", due later in the year via Frontiers Music Srl. Romero announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal act in January 2019 and was subsequently replaced by Diego ...

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Freight Train'

The official lyric video for the song "Freight Train" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released ...

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ADRIAN VANDENBERG Explains How He Recruited RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO For Reactivated VANDENBERG Project

VANDENBERG's new lineup will release a studio album titled "2020" on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Joining master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg in the group's current incarnation are Chilean-born singer Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW), bassist Randy Van Der Elsen (of NWOBHM heroes TANK) and drummer Koen Herfst (BOBBY KIMBALL, EPICA and ...

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Video: RITCHIE BLACKMORE And CANDICE NIGHT Cover JOAN BAEZ's 'Diamonds & Rust'

Legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, have uploaded a video of them performing an acoustic version of the JOAN BAEZ classic "Diamonds & Rust" (later famously covered by JUDAS PRIEST). The clip, which was apparently filmed at Ritchie and Candice's home on Long Island, New York, near ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Is 'Cheating The Public' With Current Version Of RAINBOW

Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner has once again slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group musicians instead of reforming RAINBOW with a more "authentic" lineup. Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE'S ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Release New Album, 'Whoosh!', In June

According to various online retailers, the new DEEP PURPLE album will be titled "Whoosh!" and will be released on June 12 via earMUSIC. The legendary rockers' 21st studio LP was once again helmed by Canadian producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER), who also worked on DEEP PURPLE's last two studio albums, 2017's "Infinite" ...

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BRIAN TATLER Doesn't Know Why Original DIAMOND HEAD Singer SEAN HARRIS Hasn't Released Any New Music In Nearly 30 Years

Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the diversity of sounds found on their latest studio album, last year's "The Coffin ...

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ADRIAN SMITH On IRON MAIDEN's Three-Guitar Formation: 'If We Had Three YNGWIE MALMSTEENs, There Would Have Been A Fight After Five Minutes'

Chris Jericho of "Talk Is Jericho" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Adrian Smith of British metal legends IRON MAIDEN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "energy" that is often found at an IRON MAIDEN concert: Adrian: "It's a different energy now because it's ...

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COZY POWELL Biography 'Dance With The Devil' Due In March

Wymer Publishing has set a March 20, 2020 publication date for "Dance With The Devil - The Cozy Powell Story". Legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore once said: "You can't get any better than Cozy, you know. He's always up there on stage going crazy; he always pushes me on when I look ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: 'Diagnosis' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Diagnosis", the title track of the new mini-album from THE WILDHEARTS, can be seen below. Due on October 4 through Graphite Records, this six-track effort features five brand new songs and is released as a limited-edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10-inch (to look like a pill) ...

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