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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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Watch DEEP PURPLE Perform In Washington, D.C.

Fan-filmed video footage of DEEP PURPLE's October 2 concert at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. can be seen below. The 2019 U.S. leg of DEEP PURPLE's "The Long Goodbye" tour marks the band's first American dates since the band completed its co-headlining run with JUDAS PRIEST last year. "The Long Goodbye" tour started in May ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Lyric Video For New Song 'Behind The Smile'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has just released its second studio album, "Revelation", through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. The official ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On The Group's Early Years: 'We Kept Writing, And We Got Good At' It

Following DIAMOND HEAD's performance at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, guitarist Brian Tatler spoke with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's early years: Brian: "We were all at school, and my older brother played ...

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OPETH Frontman Feels 'Agony' Before Going On The Road: 'Generally, It's A Terrible Thing For Me To Be Facing A Tour'

Prior to OPETH's performance at Belgium's recent Alcatraz Metal Festival, vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt spoke with Lilo of Headbangers LifeStyle. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group will release both English- and Swedish-language editions of its upcoming album, "In Cauda Venenum": Mikael: ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Says GRAHAM BONNET Was 'Offended' By 'Revelation' Album Cover

Michael Schenker spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the provocative cover artwork for the first two albums from his MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project. While the artwork for 2018's "Resurrection" recreated "The Last Supper", the late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, 2019's "Revelation" features an oil painting-style cover that recreates the ancient ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Release 'Diagnosis' Mini-Album

THE WILDHEARTS will release the "Diagnosis" mini-album 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) and as a regular black vinyl 10-inch and CD. All three physical formats will ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Sleeping With The Light On'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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THE FERRYMEN Feat. RAINBOW Singer, PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist: 'A New Evil' Album Due In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release THE FERRYMEN's sophomore album, titled "A New Evil", on October 11. The band, featuring guitarist Magnus Karlsson (MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL, PRIMAL FEAR), vocalist Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, LORDS OF BLACK) and drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL, VISION DIVINE), has also released a music video for the title ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Making Of 'Rock Steady' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Rock Steady", the latest single from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, can be seen below. The song is taken from MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's second studio album, "Revelation", which will be released on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

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DANKO JONES: 'I Think The Mark Of A Good Band Is If You Can Play Outside Of Your Own Backyard'

Prior to DANKO JONES's performance at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, frontman Danko Jones spoke with 4Sound. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing at festivals: Danko: "We've been playing festivals for quite a long time. I like them, especially a festival like Sweden Rock ...

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MAGNUM To Release New Studio Album In January 2020

Prior to British rock veterans MAGNUM's June 5 performance in Aberdare, Wales, vocalist Bob Catley spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how, after 40 years and 20 albums, the band chooses which songs to play live: Bob: "Some songs just ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock Steady'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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Watch RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW Perform In Munich, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of RAINBOW's June 12 concert at Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "Poupystar is back" and "munichhorseman"). Last month, RAINBOW released a new digital single, "The Storm", via Minstrel Hall Music. The song is said to be "a rocked-up remake" of an old BLACKMORE'S NIGHT track ...

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