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Now Vinny Appice Is Playing With TWO Dio Tribute Groups

Posted by on May 14, 2013

Since Ronnie James Dio’s death, numerous all-star Dio tribute groups have come to fruition. The two most notable, though, are Dio Disciples (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens and Dio’s last lineup) and the more recently formed Last In Line (lead by guitarist Vivian Campbell and his former Dio bandmates). Now those two tributes have something in […]

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Hmm…What Is Geoff Tate Trying To Say With The Cover Of His Queensryche Album?

Posted by on March 5, 2013

Shortly after one Queensryche announced they had signed to Century Media Records, Geoff Tate’s version of the prog metal group revealed more details about their forthcoming album. We knew it would feature plenty of special guests (and is supposedly “stupidly heavy”) and will be released via Cleopatra Records. Now we know that the album will […]

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One Queensryche Offers Sample Of New Song, While Tate’s Version Taps Members Of Forbidden For Album

Posted by on February 25, 2013

And now for your weekly Queensryche update. First comes a taste of new music from the rendition of Queensryche featuring remaining original members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, and Scott Rockenfield. We were already impressed by what we heard in the teaser trailer released late last year. But last Friday (February 22), Rockenfield appeared on Eddie […]

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Geoff Tate’s Version Of Queensryche Signs Record Deal, Announces MORE Lineup Changes

Posted by on January 25, 2013

With one version of Queensryche getting ready to release a new album, it only makes sense that Geoff Tate’s version preps as well. And to prove that Tate’s Queensryche will indeed record a new album, it was announced that they’ve signed a new worldwide deal with Cleopatra Records. Due out later this year, the album from Tate’s […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Natural Disaster Songs

Posted by on October 29, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. As we write this from Metal Insider headquarters, Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on us.. It’s supposed to be the worst storm in 100 years. Will it be? Let’s hope not, but if this is the last you hear from […]

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Keyboardist Claude Schnell Reveals More About Original Dio Lineup Reunion, Including Tentative Name

Posted by on May 17, 2012

Last month, guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed that he had been jamming with his former Dio bandmates. Inspired by his performance with Steel Panther, the current Def Leppard guitarist confirmed that he intended to tour and perform Dio’s music with drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboardist Claude Schnell, with singer Andrew Freeman filling in […]

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