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Remaining Members of Heaven & Hell to Play Dio Tribute
Before Ronnie James Dio succumbed to his battle with cancer over a month ago, Heaven & Hell planned to tour. The remaining members -- Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, along with Vinny Appice -- will honor one of their commitments and play a one-off show on July 24 at the Hi…
Dio Public Memorial Features Reverential Performances
Friends and fans concerned about right-wing religious zealots from the Westboro Baptist Church protesting Ronnie James Dio's public memorial service needn't have worried. While a handful picketers showed up, their voices were drowned out by thousands who came to show their love and appreciation for …
Opeth Frontman Says Band Is Preparing for Next Album
Apparently, Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has swollen feet. So says the mainman himself in a new blog posting. In it, Åkerfeldt presents fans with a recap of the band's recent spate of six 20th anniversary gigs; Noisecreep covered Opeth's New York gig, during which the band p…
Six Feet Under Take More Covers to the Grave

"Do you really think we care about sacred songs?" laughs Six Feet Under frontman Chris Barnes. He's responding to a question about how the best-selling death metal band short-listed the cover songs for 'Graveyard Classics III.'
"Actually," he reconsiders, "I can't remember w…
Former Skeletonwitch Bassist Carries on With Gypsyhawk
It's been a long few years for former Skeletonwitch bassist Eric Harris working to assemble his post-'Witch plans after relocating to Los Angeles unexpectedly late in the summer of 2008. Sure, a few plans didn't pan out, but Harris has stepped up to the mic -- with bass in hand -- and…
Whitesnake Team Up With Judas Priest on Summer Tour
Whitesnake, the '80s arena rock band that have sold more than 100 million albums since 1977, are back on the road all summer with their "old mates" Judas Priest, as special guests on their 'British Steel' 30th anniversary tour.
"We came up on the 'new wa…

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