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Doogie White has released the below statement regarding his parting of the ways with Rainbow 16 years ago. The Tank/Michael Schenker vocalist felt compelled to do this because of a radio interview with Ritchie Blackmore’s wife and Blackmore’s Night partner Candice Night in which she gave a version of events …

Wolfsbane are the either one of two things to you – that annoying band who seemed to be in every Metal magazine going in the early 1990s, or a fantastic band who never really got the credit they deserved during their career. Me? I’m safely in the latter camp and …

Chris Dale and Steve Goldby Queensrÿche have been in the news this past year for all the wrong reasons, including a massive bust-up that led to the break up of the Geoff Tate fronted line-up and an ugly lawsuit that resulted in two Queensrÿche’s, one fronted by Geoff and another …

Kiss are understood to be headlining the second stage at Download Festival on the Friday June 14th. They have already confirmed appearances in Scandinavia from June 1st to 11th including the Sweden Rock Festival. The Donington show would be their only UK concert in 2013 as part of the European …

As a session player the idea is that you don’t judge the music or its motives. You just play your part, get paid and go home. They haven’t hired you to critique their work or to insult them. Sometimes it’s really difficult to bite your tongue though. Sometimes your conscience …

Here at MetalTalk we don’t like to do things by halves and this week has been no exception. We didn’t want to review just one Devin Townsend gig, we wanted to review them all! Review: Xander, Michael Downie and Ivan David Such is our dedicated and widely spread excellent team …

NIGHT RANGER ’24 Strings & A Drummer – Live & Acoustic2 (Frontiers) Release Date: 22nd October 2012 Phil Kane God bless Tesla. If it hadn’t been for an unfortunate incident at one of their gigs, we would arguably have never had the pleasure of these unplugged live albums. ’24 Strings …

This is not just a review of a rock album for me. This is a bit more serious. Kiss means a lot to me. I’m one of those hardcore fanatics. I say that, yet the last few original albums they’ve done haven’t done much for me. You’d have to go …

“Over that way”, says Richie. “London calling for my next gig”. Richie Sambora is in London for his ‘Lowdown’ tour for his only UK solo gig in the UK on 16th October to promote his recently released solo album ‘Aftermath Of The Lowdown’. Richie has taken to Twitter to acclaim …

In a MetalTalk exclusive Mark Taylor chats to the former bassist of Free, the legendary Andy Fraser, to talk about his new album ‘On Assignment’, his book ‘All Right Now: Life, Death and Life Again’, his label Mctrax Records and about his time in Free. Hi Andy. It was good …