Tag Archives: Loudness

Loudness allegedly denied entry to US for tour

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Japanese ’80s metal band Loudness, who had been set to hit the United States for a tour in support of the 30th anniversary of their album Lightning Strikes, have apparently been denied entrance to the United States due to travel regulations that a club blames on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Although there’s nothing about the […]

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New & Noteworthy, August 14th – Coldly Calculated Design

Posted by on August 14, 2012

In this day and age, when a band takes more than a year to write and record a new album, one of three things is occurring. Either the band is too devoted to touring and playing shows to properly take the time to write an album, the band is dealing with outside circumstances that prevent […]

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Rudy Sarzo: “In Order To Keep Ozzy Alive We Kept Him Occupied”

Posted by on July 19, 2012

Until this week, the only record that Ozzy Osbourne fans had of the vulnerable time in between the death of guitarist Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee’s time in the band that started with 1983’s Bark at the Moon was the now-out-of-print Speak of the Devil. The 1982 double-live album, which featured Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis, […]

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New & Noteworthy, February 21st – Short Stacked

Posted by on February 21, 2012

At the end of last week’s column, I stated that there were no new releases on tap for this week. As per usual, that was proven to be inaccurate by the end of the week, but it’s still a very short list for today. What makes this week even more irregular, though, is that there […]

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Former X Japan/Loudness Bassist Passes Away

Posted by on July 18, 2011

The run of bad luck with bassists continues on, as it’s been confirmed that former X Japan and Loudness bassist Taiji Sawada passed away yesterday. According to the UK’s Telegraph, the Japanese bassist and songwriter had been arrested by federal authorities on July 11 for allegedly assaulting a female member of the cabin crew on […]

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Loudness Perform “Thunder In The East” In Its Entirety

Posted by on September 2, 2009

So Blabbermouth is reporting that Japanese metal band Loudness recently played their 1985 album, Thunder In the East in its entirety. Really? No offense to Loudness, but I thought only classic albums were supposed to be performed in their entirety. This is a lot like Danger Danger performing all of Danger Danger. Or Warrant performing Dirty […]

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