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Doug Aldrich

Dio would be “pissed” at being replaced by hologram, says former guitarist

August 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

RONNIE James Dio’s former guitarist says the late heavy metal singer would be “pissed” that he had been replaced by a hologram. Dio, the former vocalist in Black Sabbath and Rainbow who died in 2010 aged 67, is now the subject of a touring show in which his three dimensional representation is backed by members of his band Dio. “I would like to see it myself, just to see it. I love hearing those songs, I love Ronnie, so that would be cool, Doug Aldrich, who was in Dio between 2002 and 2006, tells the White Line Fever podcast. “But I think Ronnie would be pissed. I think so. Ronnie would be, like, ‘c’mon, let me be dead in [read on]

Doug Aldrich: How KISS would have sounded with me instead of Vinnie Vincent

June 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

GUITARIST Doug Aldrich says KISS would have sounded “similar” in the early 1980s if he had beaten Vinnie Vincent to the job of replacing Ace Frehley. Aldrich, now with American-Australian supergroup the Dead Daisies, was still a teenager when he auditioned for the self-styled “hottest band in the world” in 1982. “At the time, everyone was looking for guitar players who had a little more chops, in the early eighties,” says Aldrich, now 54, on the White Line Fever podcast. “Whitesnake did it, they got John Sykes. Ozzy … Tony Iommi is amazing, he’s the riff-master but Randy Rhoads, he’s more of a soloist. Everybody wanted to [read on]