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RATT Recruits DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist FRANKIE LINDIA

RATT has recruited guitarist Frankie Lindia for its summer 2021 tour dates following last year's departure of Chris Sanders. Lindia, a Los Angeles-based guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and music teacher who played with David Lee Roth on the VAN HALEN singer's 2020 tour, made his live debut with RATT this past Thursday (June 24) at the Lakes Jam ...

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STEEL PANTHER Releases 'The Burden Of Being Wonderful' Performance Video From 'Fans Come First' Livestream

California rock legends and global philanthropists STEEL PANTHER have released a performance video of the song "The Burden Of Being Wonderful" from their "Fans Come First" livestream. Broadcasting live on May 22, the performance marked the band's first livestream since the cancelation of "Gobblefest" last December. "Fans Come First" differed from any other livestream the ...

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JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE Releases New Single 'Soul Mama'

JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE has released a new single, "Soul Mama", via all digital platforms. The track is described in a press release as "a rockin'-sockin', hard-hitting rock anthem in the tradition of AC/DC and LED ZEPPELIN." "Soul Mama" is taken from JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE upcoming album, "Hell, CA", due for release in 2022. Pearl has ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Is Not Interested In 'Super-Perfect Technical' Guitar Playing 'That Sounds Like Videogame Music'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "2020'd" podcast, TESTAMENT's Alex Skonick was asked for his opinion of younger "shred" guitarists who sound like they've done nothing but sit in front of the computer learning Eddie Van Halen's tricks since they were six. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can respect it. ...

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STEEL PANTHER Announces 'Fans Come First' Livestream

As Los Angeles begins to re-open and vaccinations continue to roll out globally, California rock legends and global philanthropists STEEL PANTHER are giving the world the perfect way to kick off the summer with the "Fans Come First" livestream. Broadcasting live on May 22 — the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend — the performance marks ...

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SKID ROW Signs With earMUSIC; New Album In The Works

earMUSIC has announced the signing of SKID ROW to a worldwide deal. The band is working with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, MASTODON, RUSH) on its latest sessions after previously collaborating several times with Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's 1989 self-titled debut and 1991's "Slave To The Grind". SKID ROW ...

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STEEL PANTHER Is Recording New Album During Pandemic

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have confirmed that they have commenced the recording process for their sixth studio album. The follow-up to 2019's "Heavy Metal Rules" will tentatively arrive before the end of the year. During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Lipps Service With Scott Lipps" podcast, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix ...

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SKID ROW Taps Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For New Album Sessions

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has told the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast that he and his bandmates will regroup in less than two weeks in Nashville, Tennessee to begin pre-production on some of its new material. Asked if they will once again work with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's 1989 self-titled ...

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