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Tag Archives: Michael Angelo Batio

Metal By Numbers 6/24: Divine providence on the charts

Posted by on June 24, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   For some godforsaken reason, I’ve been hearing more country music at my day job lately. Now, not all country is bad, but the last place I want to hear it (besides my […]

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Michael Angelo Batio releases new single, “The Badlands,” with Ex-Lamb Of God Drummer Chris Adler

Posted by on May 18, 2020

    Michael Angelo Batio released a new single, “The Badlands,” on Friday (15). The instrumental track, his first new music in seven years, reunites the guitarist with Nitro bandmate and former Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler. “The Badlands” is the debut single from Batio’s upcoming ninth studio album, More Machine Than Man, out […]

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Nitro’s Michael Angelo Batio shreds the competition for tax purposes

Posted by on March 26, 2018

Marketing works in interesting ways, we’ll say that much. H&R Block just did what might be the most bizarre metal-themed ad since the Norton Antivirus “Dokken vs. Chicken” ad. See, Tax Day is coming up, and H&R Block is trying to get people to go there to get their taxes done. However, they’re also pointing […]

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Victor Wooten joins reformed Nitro

Posted by on June 14, 2017

While you wouldn’t expect Nitro to have one of the best rhythm sections in music right now, it’s hard to deny that’s the case, as the reformed ’80s band featuring the vocal acrobatics of Jim Gillette and the guitar virtuousity of Michael Angelo Batio, have welcomed superstar bassist Victor Wooten to the band. He joins […]

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Lamb of God’s Chris Adler is in a reunited… Nitro?

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Remember Nitro? The ’80s glam metal band was known for two things (aside from big hair): Jim Gilette’s piercingly high vocals and Michael Angelo Batio’s shredding and quad necked guitar. In fact, long after the band broke up in 1993, you could still see ads for Gilette’s “metal power” voice lesson ads in the back of […]

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Michael Angelo Batio Makes A Cameo In Kia Optima Car Commercial

Posted by on June 12, 2012

Motley Crue starred in the Kia Optima’s Super Bowl commercial. So why shouldn’t Michael Angelo Batio appear in a car commercial as well? The Nitro/solo virtuoso currently appears in a new Canadian commercial for the Kia Optima. Actually, Batio’s appearance is very brief and he’s so far away that the only way you can tell […]

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