RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram To Make U.S. Debut At POLLSTAR LIVE!’s ‘Pollstar Awards’
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A hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio will make its U.S. debut at the 28th annual Pollstar Awards on February 2 at the The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles, California. Created by Eyellusion, the appearance of the heavy metal icon will take place during a performance by DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie and is fully supported by his widow/manager, Wendy. Pollstar Awards honors the best of the worldwide concert industry as the concluding event of Pollstar Live!, which will be held January 31 to February 2 at the J.W....

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ALICE IN CHAINS’ JERRY CANTRELL Contributes Song To ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Soundtrack
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ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has contributed a song called "A Job To Do" to the forthcoming soundtrack album for the action sequel "John Wick: Chapter 2". Due digitally on February 10 and physically on March 3 by Varese Sarabande, the...

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Brad Tolinski of BackStory Events conducted an interview with former PANTERA and DOWN bassist Rex Brown at this year's NAMM show, which was held January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming solo album: Rex: "I've got a solo record coming out in June. I had to get off the road, man. I was on the road for 25 years. I had to get off that bus and live life and figure out what it was that I wanted to do next. This, to...

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KREATOR Frontman Says He ‘Was Really Happy’ When The ’90s Were Over
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Metalliluola's Ville Krannila recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza and lead guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö of German/Finnish thrash titans KREATOR. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new "Gods Of Violence" album: Mille: "Not all the songs are like the title track . There is a very large variety of music on the new record. There's soft bits, there's sad bits. But there's also a lot of brutal bits, and some very melodic, some very...

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Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, was interviewed by rock journalist Mitch Lafon for a recent edition of the "One On One With Mitch Lafon" podcast (Facebook page). You can listen to the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the concept behind the new FIREWIND album "Immortals": Gus: "Doing a concept record with the guys is something we talked about for years. It's not something new, but you...

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