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  CALIFORNIA BREED LINE-UP IS RE-ASSEMBLED
5 August 2014

Tony Conley

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Last Friday morning an ominous post showed up upon the official Facebook page of California Breed - it stated that Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Eagles Of Death Metal) would be appearing with the band for all announced dates.

Soon after, the band's website displayed two line-ups, one with Joey Castille as the band's 'live' line-up drummer, and a second with Jason Bonham as the group's 'studio' drummer.

However, by the end of the day it had unravelled, and it now appears that Bonham is clearly out, and Castillo is the new stickman for California Breed.

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This exchange between Julian Lennon and Bonham appeared on Bonham's Facebook:

Julian Lennon: "Sad news about California Breed, bro. :-/" July 22
Jason Bonham: "Lots of biz that Glen decided he could do it for zero dollar and I have to pay bills. I love Glen and Andrew but I wasn't going to be bullied into touring." July 30

On Saturday, Bonham posted this message:

Jason Bonham: "I love those guys but it wasn't going to work for me. I will support them as I love the band I help create and Joey is great. Good luck guys xx JB" August 2

A request for a further statement from the California Breed camp is yet unanswered, but this story is still very fresh.

Bonham has been on the road with Sammy Hagar, and is rumoured to be filling the drum seat for Phil Collins' return to touring this autumn (speculation unconfirmed).

It's every man for himself in these days of no label support, and dwindling album sales, and it would appear that for a new venture such as California Breed, the highest bidder will win out.

Good luck to all, and once again we see a supergroup asunder over the money, and not the music.






WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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