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ALCATRAZZ Putting Finishing Touches On First Studio Album In 34 Years

Original ALCATRAZZ bassist Gary Shea has rejoined the band. The group's current lineup is rounded out by fellow founding members Graham Bonnet (vocals) and Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), along with guitarist Joe "Shredlord" Stump and drummer Mark Benquechea. ALCATRAZZ's new studio album is nearly complete and will be released mid-2020. The disc was mixed by Andy ...

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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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GRAHAM BONNET: 'The Day I Give Up Singing Is The Day I Drop Down Dead'

Dennis Gray of "The Australian Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the RAINBOW song "Lost In Hollywood", which appears on the band's 1979 "Down To Earth" album: Graham: "That's ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Talks Upcoming Shows Celebrating 40th Anniversary Of RAINBOW's 'Down To Earth'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming Australian tour: Graham: "We're actually going to play the whole 'Down To Earth' album that I did with RAINBOW that's ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says STEVE VAI Contributed Material To In-Progress ALCATRAZZ Album

Prior to GRAHAM BONNET BAND's March 15 performance in Helsinki, Finland, legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) was interviewed by Southeast Wreckmetal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On GRAHAM BONNET BAND's current European tour: Graham: "We have a new guitar ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Discusses 'Blue Lightning' Album In New Trailer

A trailer for Yngwie Malmsteen's upcoming album, "Blue Lightning", is available below. The disc will be released globally on March 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. To call Malmsteen a "maestro" or "virtuoso" is to state the obvious. But such terms don't do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Complete 'Blue Lightning' Album Details Revealed; 'Sun's Up Top's Down' Lyric Video

Yngwie Malmsteen will release "Blue Lightning" globally on March 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. To call Malmsteen a "maestro" or "virtuoso" is to state the obvious. But such terms don't do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists who have copied a small part of the vast musical spectrum ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND: 'Long Island Tea' Video

"Long Island Tea", the new video from the GRAHAM BONNET BAND, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage", which was released on July 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. Graham recently told Jason Saulnier about "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage": "It's important to me that ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On The Original MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival: 'It Was The Most Incredible Night'

Prior to his performance at the United Kingdom's Stonedeaf festival on August 25, legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (ALCATRAZZ, RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) spoke with Mighty Matt Mason of TotalRock Radio. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing Stonedeaf, which paid homage to the Monsters ...

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ALCATRAZZ To Release 'Parole Denied - Tokyo 2017' In December

As part of the GRAHAM BONNET BAND's 2017 "The Book" tour in Japan, a three-night special engagement and reunion of ALCATRAZZ was presented, much to the delight of the Japanese hard rock faithful. On December 7, Frontiers Music Srl will release "Parole Denied - Tokyo 2017", a special documentation of these special shows, on 2CD/DVD ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND: 'Livin' In Suspicion' Video

"Livin' In Suspicion", the new video from the GRAHAM BONNET BAND, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage", which was released on July 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. Graham recently told Jason Saulnier about "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage": "It's important to me that ...

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Meanwhile, Back in the Garage - GRAHAM BONNET BAND

Now in his seventh decade, Graham Bonnet has enjoyed a modest second coming of late. The famed ALCATRAZZ, RAINBOW, MSG and IMPELLITTERI vocalist has been cropping up everywhere in retrospectives and reissues, plus a career-resurrecting run with the Michael Schenker Fest. With his self-branded band, Graham Bonnet engineers an exciting rebirth of sorts, surrounding himself ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says His Voice Is 'Stronger' Today Than It Was Two Decades Ago

Vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ) was recently interviewed by Jason Saulnier. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the GRAHAM BONNET BAND: Graham: "Me and [bassist] Beth-Ami [Heavenstone] started the band almost five years ago. I think the new members of the band ...

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Listen To GRAHAM BONNET BAND's 'Sea Of Trees' Song

The GRAHAM BONNET BAND will release its new album, "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage", on July 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's new single, "Sea Of Trees", can be streamed below. Says Graham: "This is the most important album I have done in 35 years. I think fans of the classic ALCATRAZZ sound will ...

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Resurrection - MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST

The moment was bigger than anyone could've expected, but the end result was something everyone saw coming. The MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST gave fans the rare treat of seeing three vocalists sharing one stage behind the MSG banner. Robin McCauley, Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet returned to Schenker's court of honor in what appeared to be ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Recalls Infamous 1982 Show With MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP When He Exposed Himself To Crowd

Jay Nanda of Alamo True Metal conducted an interview with veteran British rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (ALCATRAZZ, RAINBOW, IMPELLITTERI) prior to his March 31 performance at Vibes Event Center in San Antonio, Texas, as part of MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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Sinister - APPICE

When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal drumming royalty, the lordly name of Appice should automatically spring to mind. Individually, Vinny and Carmine Appice have canvassed the history of heavy music in their times with BLACK SABBATH, the Ozzy Osbourne band, DIO, VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, KING KOBRA, BLUE MURDER, HEAVEN AND HELL and ...

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Skeletons In The Closet - BOB KULICK

Every hard rock fan knows the name Bob Kulick, often by way of his younger brother, Bruce. Both were, at various stages, part of KISS, the latter coming through recommendation by his elder sibling. Bob contributed guitars to three of the studio tracks on side four of KISS's "Alive II", plus "Unmasked", the four newer ...

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