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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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Sixth Annual 'Ride For Ronnie' Motorcycle Ride And Concert Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The sixth annual "Ride For Ronnie" motorcycle ride and concert, originally planned for Sunday, May 17, has been postponed due to concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The annual event benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund is comprised of a motorcycle ride originating at Harley-Davidson of Glendale followed ...

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WENDY DIO Says It's Her 'Job In Life Right Now' To Keep RONNIE JAMES DIO's Music And Legacy Alive

In a recent interview with Australia's Subculture Entertainment, Wendy Dio, the wife and longtime manager of legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, RAINBOW), discussed the licensing opportunities she pursues for her late husband's work. Since his 2010 passing, Wendy has kept Ronnie in the public eye largely through the much-debated Dio hologram tour. ...

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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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KANSAS To Release 'The Absence Of Presence' Album In June

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The LP follows 2016's "The Prelude Implicit", which debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. "The Absence Of Presence" features nine all-new tracks written by KANSAS, produced by Zak Rizvi, and ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund' Commemorates 10th Anniversary With Awards Gala And Live Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, ...

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REX BROWN On Hypothetical PANTERA Tribute Tour: 'I'm In'

Rex Brown says that he is up for teaming up with Philip Anselmo and Zakk Wylde for a special tour celebrating the music of PANTERA. Brown made the comment in response to an interview "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave last month in which she said she would "definitely" be in favor of ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says New THE DEAD DAISIES Album 'Sounds Amazing'

Prior to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's 10th Memorial Awards Gala, which took place at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 20, Doug Aldrich spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the forthcoming album from THE DEAD DAISIES, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician ...

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DIMEBAG's Girlfriend Would 'Definitely' Be Okay With PHILIP ANSELMO And REX BROWN Performing PANTERA Songs On Tribute Tour

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend says that she would "definitely" be in favor of Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown and Zakk Wylde embarking on a special tour celebrating the music of PANTERA. Rita Haney discussed the possibility of the former PANTERA members and the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist paying tribute to Dimebag and his brother Vinnie Paul ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP For Opening DAYTONA 500: 'This Is America'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has praised President Donald Trump for becoming only the second president ever to attend NASCAR's Daytona 500. Earlier today (Sunday, February 16), Trump led drivers around the 2.5-mile tri-oval in his "Beast," the presidential limo, and gave a short, non-political speech. Kottak, who frequently tweets in ...

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Watch KINGDOM COME Perform In Las Vegas

Fan-filmed video footage of KINGDOM COME's January 31 concert at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Michael Buttaccio"). Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. The trek, ...

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PRETTY MAIDS Singer RONNIE ATKINS Announces He Is Cancer-Free

PRETTY MAIDS singer Ronnie Atkins says that he is cancer-free. The Danish musician broke the news of his lung cancer diagnosis in October via the band's Facebook page. He wrote in an open letter to the PRETTY MAIDS fans that his illness "came totally unexpected without any typical symptoms." Earlier today, Atkins released the following ...

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