February 2016 - Blabbermouth Archive

LITA FORD: TONY IOMMI 'Will Always Be A Superhero In My Mind'

In a brand new radio interview with radio DJ Eddie Winters, '80s hard rock queen Lita Ford opened up about what she has described in her newly released memoir as an abusive relationship with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi. The former RUNAWAYS member said (hear audio below): "Tony Iommi was my idol, him and Ritchie ...

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AC/DC Tops BILLBOARD's 'Hot Tours' Chart

According to Billboard.com, AC/DC's three Midwestern U.S. arena shows in Fargo, North Dakota; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Chicago, Illinois were seen by 47,939 fans, generating $5.7 million in box office revenue and placing the trek at No. 1 on the weekly "Hot Tours" list of top-grossing tours. The February 11 concert in Fargo ...

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DEFTONES Guitarist Didn't Want To Play On 'Gore' Album: 'It Wasn't The Style Or The Sound I Was Hoping We Would Take'

Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: Are there any songs or guitar parts on the new [DEFTONES] record ["Gore"] that you're really proud of or really excited for the fans to hear? Stephen: Oh, god. I think my proudest thing ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Re-Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION have announced the extension of their record contract with Metal Blade Records. The band comments: "Very proud to have fulfilled our initial contract with Metal Blade Records and seeing this band rocketing into the future! We're happy to announce that we've re-signed with Metal Blade Records for a few ...

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UGLY KID JOE Frontman's RICHARDS/CRANE To Release Debut Album In May

RICHARDS/CRANE, a brand new project birthed from UGLY KID JOE frontman Whitfield Crane and guitarist/vocalist Lee Richards (ANOTHER ANIMAL, GODSMACK, DROPBOX), will release its debut album this May via Metalville Records. The self-titled effort will feature a collection of heartfelt, stripped down songs including the new single "Black & White", featuring Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE, ...

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LAST IN LINE: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Heavy Crown'

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Heavy Crown", the debut album from LAST IN LINE — the band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO members Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain, plus singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB — can be seen below. "Heavy Crown" was released ...

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