Geezer Butler, Steve Stevens and Matt Sorum Tease New Band Deadland Ritual

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Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has joined forces with Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens and former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum in a new band, Deadland Ritual. The group also features Apocalyptica vocalist Franky Perez.

Butler and Stevens announced the project with short clips teasing new music on their respective Facebook pages.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.