November 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist Schedules Solo Dates

DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey has lined up the following European solo dates: Jan. 14 - Underworld - London, England Jan. 16 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland Jan. 17 - Treibhaus - Innsbruck, Austria Jan. 18 - Musik Theater - Rex Lorsch, Germany Jan. 20 - Metropolis - Munchen, Germany Jan. 21 - Uhlenspiegel - ...

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Heavy Metal Used To 'Calm' Teen Elephants

Metro.co.uk reports that zookeepers looking after a trio of African elephants are playing them heavy metal music to improve their behavior. Staff at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, UK say the troublesome teenage giants are instantly calmed down when they hear the twangs of rock legends such as BLACK SABBATH, LED ...

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EXCITER Bassist To Guest On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'

Bassist Rob "Clammy" Cohen of the Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER will be interviewed on the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" show on Blogtalkradio.com on Sunday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information and to listen to the program live via the Internet, go to this location. The 1988 critically maligned self-titled album ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: More U.S. Dates Announced

Long-running UK rockers THE WILDHEARTS have scheduled the following U.S. dates in March: Mar. 13 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ Mar. 14 - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY THE WILDHEARTS played the last concert to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the release of the "Earth Vs The Wildhearts" album on November 2, 2008 ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN: Tokyo Bass Clinic, WHY Benefit Event Footage Available

SatomiMusicumentary has uploaded video footage of legendary bassist Billy Sheehan's (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH, TALAS) November 2008 clinic in Tokyo, Japan. The three-minute clip, which also includes footage of Billy at a WHY (World Hunger Year) benefit event at the Hard Rock Café in Tokyo, can be viewed below. Billy Sheehan released his latest ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN To Enter Studio In May

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN will enter a London studio at the end of May 2009 to record their seventh album for a September release via Candlelight Records. Production on the CD will be handled by Sanford Parker, who has previously worked with NACHTMYSTIUM, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, PELICAN, RWAKE, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT, MINSK and ...

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THURISAZ Parts Ways With Bassist

Belgium-based metallers THURISAZ have issued the following update: "We regret to announce the departure of our bass player Lars [Vereecke], due to reasons that will stay within the band. Lars has been around since the very beginning and together we've been through many highlights. We want to thank him for all the good times and ...

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EPHEL DUATH Announces New Singer

Italian avant-garde metallers EPHEL DUATH have announced the addition of vocalist Guillermo Gonzales to the group's ranks. EPHEL DUATH guitarist and founding member Davide Tiso comments: "Guillermo has been close to EPHEL DUATH for some time — he almost joined the band before in 2003! He was going to take the place of the clean ...

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