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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says That He 'Will Be Involved' When Band Eventually Gets Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Former SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak says that he "will be involved" when the band eventually gets inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The German hard rockers, who been eligible for the honor since 1997, had been the decade-long international long shot when their 1982 album, "Blackout", blew up Top 10 in the ...

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Book of Bad Decisions - CLUTCH

As one of the most beloved acts in the American-rock underground for nearly three decades, it's fascinating how Maryland distortion lord CLUTCH can still go the extra mile to impress its fans. The group's 12th album, "Book of Bad Decisions", was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Vance Powell (WHITE STRIPES/ARCTIC MONKEYS/Chris Stapleton). Powell traveled with ...

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DOKKEN Rejoined By GEORGE LYNCH For GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI Concert (Video)

George Lynch joined DOKKEN members Don Dokken (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Brown (drums, backing vocals) and Chris McCarvill (bass, backing vocals) on stage this past Friday night (September 7) at the Grand RockTember VI festival at Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater in Hinckley, Minnesota to perform set of the band's classic songs. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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ACE FREHLEY Guests On New KEN SHARP Album 'Beauty In The Backseat'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley makes a guest appearance on "Beauty In The Backseat", the new album from singer-songriter and authord Ken Sharp. The disc sheds the dark, musical blood on the tracks vibe of Ken's previous release, "New Mourning", and draws deep from his Philly roots, delivering a fresh blast of infectious soul-pop and ...

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Kult 45 - OTEP

"If Mary was only 14 when she had Jesus, what does that make God?" Otep Shamaya frostily posits at the beginning of her anti-Christianity tirade, "Cross Contamination", from her eighth album, "Kult 45". It's no secret Shamaya never shies from a fight, enflamed particularly within the bushfire of her confrontational art. She comes into "Kult ...

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GENE SIMMONS Believes VINNIE VINCENT Is 'His Own Worst Enemy'

Gene Simmons says that he believes Vinnie Vincent is "his own worst enemy." The KISS bassist/vocalist made his comments during a question-and-answer session in Adelaide, Australia, where he is currently on tour with his solo band, supported by original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Speaking about Vincent, who originally joined KISS in 1982 as Frehley's replacement, ...

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ANGRA: 'Light Of Transcendence' Video Released

The official video for the song "Light Of Transcendence" from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Ømni", which was released on February 16 via earMUSIC. In his new clip, which was directed by Thiago Kiss, ANGRA returns to show the duality portrayed daily in ...

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VINNIE PAUL: Official Cause Of Death Revealed

Vinnie Paul Abbott's cause of death has been revealed. The 54-year-old PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer died of dilated cardiomyopathy — an enlarged heart — as well as severe coronary artery disease, a heart condition. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told TMZ he died of natural causes. Dilated cardiomyopathy results in is a chronic ...

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Former KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Adds Second Show At Graceland

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has added a second show at Graceland following the announcement of his plans to perform "full-shred" electric guitar at his comeback performance. In addition to the previously announced concert on Friday, December 7, Vincent will play on Saturday, December 8. "I'm overwhelmed by the love and support from the fans, ...

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GOROD To Release 'Aethra' Album In October

Following up on their critically acclaimed album "A Maze Of Recycled Creeds" and the thrashy EP "Kiss The Freak", French technical metallers GOROD will release their new album, "Aethra", on October 19 via Overpowered Records. The 10th release from GOROD was produced and recorded by GOROD guitarist/mastermind Mathieu Pascal in his own Bud Studio, mixed ...

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GARY MOORE Tribute Album Due In October

A new tribute album dedicated to legendary guitarist Gary Moore will be released this fall. Due on October 26 via earMUSIC, "Moore Blues for Gary - A Tribute To Gary Moore" is the brainchild of Bob Daisley, who had played bass with Gary since the early eighties. The sky was crying when Moore passed away ...

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ACE FREHLEY Films 'Rockin' With The Boys' Video In Detroit

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Ace Frehley filmed the official music video for his new single, "Rockin' With The Boys", on Saturday, August 18 at Motor City Muscle Music Festival in Detroit, Michigan. Fan-filmed video footage and photos can be found below. "Rockin' With The Boys" is the second ...

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ENUFF Z'NUFF's CHIP Z'NUFF: 'In The Old Days, We Did More Cocaine Than GUNS N' ROSES And AEROSMITH Put Together'

ENUFF Z'NUFF vocalist/bassist Chip Z'Nuff recently spoke with Heavy New York. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "Diamond Boy": Chip: "There's no rules or regulations, no need to put handcuffs on us. We grew up listening to different styles ...

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