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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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JERRY DIXON: 'When You Have The Original Musicians With ROBERT MASON, It's WARRANT On Steroids'

WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon has praised vocalist Robert Mason, who replaced Jani Lane in 2008. The former LYNCH MOB singer has performed on 2011's "Rockaholic" and 2017's "Louder Harder Faster", and has brought a degree of stability to the band after Lane's unceremonious departure and subsequent 2011 death. WARRANT continues to tour regularly in support ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On Former Bandmates: 'They Like To Say Bad Things About Me,' But 'I Wish Them All The Best'

VikingDave recently conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen. You can listen to the chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind his new blues album, "Blue Lightning": Yngwie: "It's interesting because for the last, I don't know, 30 years, people always say ...

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RON KEEL BAND: 'Fight Like A Band' Video

RON KEEL BAND's video for the title track of its new album, "Fight Like A Band", can be seen below. The disc hit stores March 1 via EMP Label Group's EMP Outlaw imprint. The collection features 11 brand-new songs and fresh recordings of KEEL classics. "This album is really about the struggle to survive and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Is 'Excited' About Upcoming Performance With DOKKEN At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, THE END MACHINE, KXM) recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 5:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released self-titled debut album ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'There's A Part Of Me That Would Like To Make One Last Great DOKKEN Record'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" recently conducted an interview with bassist and producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) about the just released self-titled album from THE END MACHINE, his new band with his classic-DOKKEN bandmates Mick Brown (drums) and George Lynch (guitar). (WARRANT and occasional LYNCH MOB vocalist Robert Mason completes the group's lineup.) You ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Looks Back On 'Crazy' Tour In Support Of 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich'

WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner recently appeared on the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 41-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current tour: Erik: "We're calling it the 'Dirty 30' tour in 2019. 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich', our first CD, ...

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LAST IN LINE: Making Of 'Blackout The Sun' Song (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which was released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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FOREIGNER's JEFF PILSON Doesn't Believe Rock Is Dead

FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that "there's always gonna be the inclination for somebody" to play "rebellious, expressive music." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On DEF LEPPARD's ROCK HALL Induction: 'I Think It's Something We Deserve, To Be Honest'

Metal Wani's Jesse David recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE), who replaced the deceased Jimmy Bain in 2016: Vivian: "He's a really, ...

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DOKKEN Has 'An Insane Amount Of Material' For Next Album

Don Dokken recently spoke to the WSOU radio station about the progress of the songwriting sessions for DOKKEN's new album — the group's first since 2012's "Broken Bones". "The problem we're having is we're booked solid till August on tour," he said (hear audio below). "So we're, like, 'When do we have time to record?' ...

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MATT STARR Says His New Project With JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH Is 'Awesome'

Bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY) have joined forces in a new project whose debut album is expected later this year via Frontiers Music Srl. Speaking to Rock Titan, Starr stated about how his involvement in ...

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