W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS: Stage Production For Upcoming 40th-Anniversary Tour Will Be Like A 'Dark Carnival'

During an appearance on a recent episode of “The Ron Keel Podcast”, W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless spoke about what fans can expect to see on the band’s upcoming 40th-anniversary tour. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Well, in ’86 we did a record called ‘Inside The Electric Circus’. A…

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HARLEY FLANAGAN Says JOHN JOSEPH Will No Longer Be Able To Use CRO-MAGS JM Name: 'The Charade And Confusion Is Over'

CRO-MAGS founder Harley Flanagan says that his former bandmate John Joseph McGowan will no longer be able to use the CRO-MAGS JM name to promote his live shows.
As part of a settlement between Flanagan and Joseph filed on September 30 at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York,…

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN Says Decision To Fire Singer ZP THEART Wasn't Taken Lightly: It Was 'Really Hard'

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan says that it was “a really hard decision” to part ways with singer ZP Theart and replace him with ex-H.E.A.T. frontman Erik Grönwall.
Theart, a former member of DRAGONFORCE, who hooked up with SKID ROW in 2016 following the departure of Tony Harnell (TNT, STARBREAKER),…

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ROB HALFORD, SLASH, JOHN TEMPESTA, TRACII GUNS And Others Donate Items For KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball' Charity Auction

Metal never rests, and neither does Los Angeles’s Kitten Rescue. To help raise funds for the group’s lifesaving rescue efforts, rockers have come together donating items for the group’s charity auction. Items available include JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford’s autographed HISS t-shirt and Full Moon…

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Sabotage'-Era 'Rock Iconz' Statues Coming From KnuckleBonz

KnuckleBonz has announced its team of artists is well into production on a new officially licensed, limited-edition BLACK SABBATH set of hand-cast and painted collectible statues. These Rock Iconz statues are created featuring the band from a moment in performance history during their 1975 “Sabotage…

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JOE LYNN TURNER Says ROGER WATERS 'Is Still Fighting The Good Fight'

Joe Lynn Turner has once again defended Roger Waters, saying the former PINK FLOYD member is “still fighting the good fight.”
The 79-year-old British musician has taken controversial positions on a number of foreign policy issues recently, including the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. His remar…

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Epiphone and Joe Bonamassa  Release the Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335

Epiphone partners with Joe Bonamassa to launch the Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 in Sixties Cherry. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 is a tribute to one of Joe’s cherished instruments. It features a one-piece mahogany neck with an Indian laurel fretboard and a comfortable Rounded C profile, Gibson BurstBucker 2 and 3 pickups wired to CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors, A Switchcraft pickup selector toggle switch and output jack and a Maestro Vibrola. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 arrives with a custom hardshell case with Epiphone and Joe Bonamassa graphics and a certificate of authenticity.“I used my Gibson 335 on my first solo album because I wanted to sound like Eric Clapton,” says Joe Bonamassa. “A 335 makes you sound different because it’s semi-hollow, but it also has a very unique, fat and warm sound that no other guitar has. I sold the guitar about three years later to finance a move from NYC to Los Angeles. For almost 17 years I searched for that guitar, but then I finally got it back and now I want to share it with you.”Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 In 1996, Joe Bonamassa purchased a red 1962 Gibson ES-335 and used the guitar on his first solo album, A New Day Yesterday. In 2001, he regrettably sold the guitar to help fund his move from New York to L.A. As the unexpected phone call resulted in Joe being reunited with his old friend, the red ES-335 that propelled him through his first solo album and launched him into a new life on the West Coast. Feeling fortunate to get his old guitar back, Joe promised that this important instrument would stay with him for the rest of his life. For more information, visit: Epiphone.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

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JOEY RAMONE's Music Catalog Sold For $10 Million To PRIMARY WAVE PUBLISHING

The estate of Joey Ramone has sold a stake of the punk legend’s music publishing rights for $10 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but include non-exclusive rights to license the RAMONES frontman’s name and likeness, as well as income for songs…

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Video Premiere: Mammock – “Boiling Frog”

Greek noise mongers Mammock cook up some AmRep energy in new video
The post Video Premiere: Mammock – “Boiling Frog” appeared first on Decibel Magazine.

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Boss Announces Revamped DS-1, the DS-1W Distortion

Based on the legendary DS-1 Distortion, the DS-1W fuses the look and character of the standard pedal with two modes and a newly revised discrete analog circuit for more range and versatility. Introduced in 1978 among the earliest models in the Boss compact series, the DS-1 redefined the sound of distortion and remains as influential today as ever. Its hard-edged attack and smooth sustain have made it the best-selling compact effect, with over 1.5 million units sold to date. The iconic orange stomp is behind the signature sounds of a long list of rock, alternative, and fusion legends, and its aggressive tone can be heard on countless famous tracks. Filled with artful Waza Craft refinements, the DS-1W expands the DS-1 experience for a broader range of styles and applications.Standard mode on the DS-1W delivers the authentic sound of the original in every way. Its innovative two-stage gain circuit is a critical part of the fullness and definition that so many guitarists love about the DS-1. The versatile tone control affects low and high frequencies, simultaneously boosting and cutting each end of the frequency spectrum as the knob is turned. This allows players to dial in the sound for any application, from sharp rhythms and searing solos to maintaining low-end clarity when boosting amps and other drive pedals.BOSS DS-1W Distortion Pedal | Waza CraftThe Boss DS-1W Distortion will be available in the U.S. in October for $149.99. For more information, please visit boss.info.

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