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Tag Archives: RATT

Steel Panther do ALS challenge; your move, The Pope

Posted by on August 26, 2014

OK, as good of a cause as it is, we’re starting to get a little tired of the ALS ice bucket challenge. It’d be insensitive to say that the movement has jumped the shark, since it’s raised millions of dollars towards Lou Gehrig’s Disease, but three weeks in, it’s just not as exciting as it […]

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Metal Insider top 12: metal albums of 1984

Posted by on July 1, 2014

And just like that, 2014 is half over. Hard to believe it’s gone this fast, right? At any rate, instead of listing our top ten records of the year so far, we thought we’d look back – 30 years back – to celebrate some of the best albums of 1984. It was a banner year […]

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Stephen Pearcy quits Ratt

Posted by on April 24, 2014

For the third time in the band’s career, singer Stephen Pearcy has left Ratt. The  band’s last album, 2010’s Infestation, was well-received, and it was thought that the band was working on a new album. While they may be doing so, it will be with a new vocalist. Here’s a statement that Pearcy made: After 30 […]

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Kill Devil Hill (feat. Rex Brown and Vinny Appice) signs to Century Media Records

Posted by on August 27, 2013

Last year, Kill Devil Hill (featuring ex-Pantera bassist Rex Brown and ex-Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice in its ranks) released its self-titled debut via SPV/Steamhammer Records. And while we knew the supergroup was working on its follow up album, we didn’t realize until now that they would be doing it via a new label home. […]

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Ratt, Dokken escape Buddy Holly fate after emergency landing

Posted by on August 20, 2013

Veteran hair metal bands Ratt and Dokken escaped a Buddy Holly moment after a private plane chartered for their tour was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois, according to the Associated Press. The bands were en route for a show in the Chicago suburb of Wauconda with Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach and Warrant. […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Other Guitarists Who Played In Randy Rhoads’ Bands

Posted by on March 19, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. 31 years ago today, one of metal’s most gifted and promising guitarists was killed in a plane crash. Randy Rhoads was only 25 years old when he passed, but having played in Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band as well as Quiet […]

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Metal Insider Top Five: Mellow Covers Of Metal Songs

Posted by on March 11, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Buzzfeed is one of the most popular sites on the internet. It’s also one of the laziest. Throwing together endless lists and stupid .gifs in a transparently blatant (yet completely effective) attempt to grab traffic, it’s kind of like journalism […]

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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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Guns N’ Roses To Co-Headline This Year’s Rocklahoma, Along With Alice In Chains And Korn

Posted by on February 13, 2013

Last week, Guns N’ Roses surprised many when announcing an appearance at this year’s Governer’s Ball. Well as it turns out, that wasn’t the only festival performance in the works as Axl Rose and his new gunners have also been confirmed for this year’s Rocklahoma. Taking place on May 24, 25 and 26 at “Catch […]

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