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DIO: 'Sacred Heart' Concert Video To Receive DVD Release In February

DIO's "Sacred Heart" concert video from 1986 is scheduled to be reissued on DVD in February 2004 through Warner Strategic Marketing. Featured on the disc will be bonus footage including interviews with current band members Ronnie James Dio, Craig Goldy, Simon Wright and Jimmy Bain. The band will reportedly discuss the "Sacred Heart" tour, the ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Guest On AMSTERDAM Album

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin was recently at Jet City studios in Los Angeles laying down backing vocal tracks for the new AMSTERDAM album, "Suffering". Neil sings on the track "Mistaken", featuring Tracy G. (ex-DIO, WWIII) on lead guitar, Paulie Mervosh on drums and Ronnie Borchert on guitar and vocals. Turbin issued his solo debut, ...

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MONTROSE Reunite For First Time In 25 Years: Photos Available

The original members of MONTROSESammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose, Bill Church and Denny Carmassi — reformed for the first time in 25 years for three special performances during the final shows of Hagar's summer tour. Also joining Hagar and his band THE WABORITAS on stage during the shows was VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony. ...

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Y&T Singer's Birthday Bash Gets Extended

Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti has added another show to his upcoming 50th Birthday Bash Weekend at The Little Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California. "With only 225 tickets for sale for Dave's Birthday Bash on Friday, December 12th, the show sold out in 72 hours!" reads a post on Meniketti's web site. "The box office ...

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'SAMMY HAGAR Day' In St. Louis: Photos Available

Thursday, August 21 was proclaimed "Sammy Hagar Day" in St. Louis, Missouri, where the former VAN HALEN singer was honored at Busch Stadium. Check out photos from Wire Image. In other news, Brian Q. Newcomb of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Hagar arranged a reunion with his first recording band, the influential ...

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AMARAN: New Sound Clip Posted Online

A brand new AMARAN track, titled "Inflict", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Inflict" comes off the group's forthcoming sophomore effort, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains 13 new songs that the band ...

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Review: 5,000 Cram Haskins Center For IRON MAIDEN

Victor R. Martinez of El Paso Times reports that "it was a great night to be a metal head Monday (August 18) at the Don Haskins Center, where MOTÖRHEAD, DIO and the metal powerhouse IRON MAIDEN gave more than 5,000 fans vintage performances complete with guitar and drum solos and a lot of loud music. ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'OZZY's Legacy Is Now Incredibly Tarnished'

Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to Bob Ruggiero of the Houston Press about the man whom he replaced at the helm of BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy Osbourne. Calling Ozzy "a mumbling, semi-conscious reality sitcom star who shuffles around in his sweatpants scooping up dog shit and being dominated by his shrewish wife and spoiled-ass kids," Ruggiero ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Continues Love Affair With Heavy Metal Fans

Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram reviewed the IRON MAIDEN/DIO/MOTÖRHEAD tour when it came to the Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas Wednesday night (August 13). "I love the MAIDEN, always have," he wrote. "Virtually alone among the wave of British metal bands that emerged in the early 1980s, these guys have stayed extremely popular around ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Issue DVD In September

Former VAN HALEN frontman SAMMY HAGAR will be issuing a DVD titled "The Long Road To Cabo" on September 23 through Sanctuary. Over three hundred hours of material was shot and edited to create the final product, which is being described on Hagar's web site as "a combination of live concert performances and a behind-the-scenes ...

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NY Post: IRON MAIDEN Ruffle Feathers At New York Restaurant

The following item was published it today's edition of The New York Post: "Just because heavy metal masters IRON MAIDEN are old and gray doesn't mean they can't create some old-school rock 'n' roll mayhem. The long-maned metallers made headlines last week when drummer Michael 'Nicko' McBrain allegedly got mad at a Jones Beach parking ...

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MISFITS Go Back In Time

MISFITS will release "Misfits Project 1950" on July 28 through Misfits Records in association with Rykodisc. Founding member Jerry Only has recruited Marky Ramone and former BLACK FLAG guitarist Dez Cadena on an album full of classic 1950s hits, including "Donna" by Richie Valens. 1960's pop-rock icon Ronnie Spector known for the classic hits "Be ...

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AMARAN Filming Video Clip For 'Inflict'

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, are in the process of filming a video for the track "Inflict", taken the group's forthcoming second album, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains 13 new songs that the ...

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TONY MARTIN Talks About Singing Classic WHITESNAKE Songs With M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, who is currently fronting M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), recently spoke about what it's like stepping into David Coverdale's shoes after ...

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DIO: 'Sacred Heart' Concert Video To Be Issued On DVD

DIO's "Sacred Heart" concert video from 1986 is scheduled to be reissued on DVD later this year through Warner Strategic Marketing. Featured on the disc will be bonus footage including interviews with current band members Ronnie James Dio, Craig Goldy, Simon Wright and Jimmy Bain. The band will reportedly discuss the "Sacred Heart" tour, the ...

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MONTROSE To Reunite For Three Shows In August

The original MONTROSERonnie Montrose (guitar), Sammy Hagar (vocals), Bill Church (bass), and Denny Carmassi (drums) — will reunite for the first time in 25 years for three exclusive performances in late August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 20 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino On Sale 5/9 Aug. 22 - ...

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AMARAN: New Song Available For Download

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, have posted a new track, titled "Atropine", at this location (encoded at 128 kbps). "Atropine" comes off the group's second album, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains ...

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DIO Confirms GOLDY On Board For The Long Term

This week on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", Ronnie James Dio confirmed that Craig Goldy will in fact replace Doug Aldrich as the current guitarist for touring, writing and recording for "Magica" Parts II and III, according to Electric Basement. Dio also suggested that he has a huge archive of clips from his career ...

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RIKI RACHTMAN To Return To 'Headbanger's Ball'

Former MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" VJ Riki Rachtman will be co-hosting the June 14 edition of the resurrected show with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta. "This is my first time hosting the show since its demise in 1995," Rachtman told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I never taped a final show so I'm looking at this one as my final show. ...

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LION'S SHARE Acquire New Vocalist

LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss is currently composing material for the band's fifth studio album with an as-yet-undisclosed new "killer" vocalist "in the Ronnie James Dio/Tony Martin vein. A tentative fall 2004 release is expected. Among the titles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort are "Nomad", "Face To Face" and "Finger Of God". LION'S ...

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AMARAN Recruit New Bassist

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, have recruited JULIE LAUGHS NO MORE drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl as their new bassist. Bergerståhl replaces Mikael Andersson, who left the group earlier in the month due to "lack of motivation." AMARAN recently completed work on their second album, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through ...

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TNT Comment On Reunion, Upcoming Plans

Reunited hard rockers TNT, whose recently-released "Best Of" collection, titled "The Big Bang — The Essential Collection" (Universal), was just certified gold in Norway, have commented on the band's reformation and upcoming album, tentatively due in September through MTM Music. Tony Harnell (vocals): "It feels great to be back writing with Ronni and recording with ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Demo Track Posted Online

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF have posted a brand new demo track, "Leave This World", at this location. As previously reported, LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", ...

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THE ALMIGHTY Members Launch New Project

THE ALMIGHTY guitarist Nick Parsons and bass player Gav Gray have teamed up with drummer Ronnie McLean in a new band called RUNT. The group, who are currently unsigned, have been gigging in their hometown of Newcastle, England and have a demo available for sale. Photos taken at a recent RUNT gig can be viewed ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Confirms Departure From DIO

Guitarist Doug Aldrich has officially confirmed his departure from DIO in order to join WHITESNAKE as a full-time member. In a posting on his official web site, Doug writes, "As you know, I won't be seeing you this summer with Ronnie. But the best is I will be seeing you with WHITESNAKE. We are putting ...

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