January 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

KISS Singer PAUL STANLEY On The Band's Famous Makeup (Video)

KISS frontman Paul Stanley sat with Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins for an exclusive interview about his life and career. In the two-minute clip below, Stanley shares the origin of the famous KISS makeup. This clip is a sneak peek from the debut WSJLive YouTube launch tomorrow, February 1. KISS has completed recording its new ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman: 'No One Is Buying Records Anymore'

Vocalist Brandan Schieppati of Orange County, California's BLEEDING THROUGH has shared his feelings on the current state of the underground music industry, saying that "playing hardcore and metal is not a career move" and that none of the up-and-coming bands will ever become "rich" through making this kind of music. In an interview with AOL's ...

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THE CULT Frontman Says 'Lulu' Contains 'Some Phenomenal Moments'

During an interview with RollingStone.com to promote THE CULT's forthcoming album, vocalist Ian Astbury took time out to defend this season's most contentious metal album, the Lou Reed/METALLICA collaboration, "Lulu". Ian said that the record was "something I've argued with many people about. You know, everyone's saying, 'Oh, it's disgusting, it's an abomination.' You know ...

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CHRIS CORNELL To Play Fundraiser For PRESIDENT OBAMA

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell will perform at a February 16 benefit show in San Francisco to help raise funds for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The performance will include a reception at a yet-to-be-disclosed location. Tickets will run $100 for general seating, $1,000 for preferred seating, and $7,500 for ...

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SODOM To Record New Album In May

German thrash metal veterans SODOM are currently writing material for their next studio album, which they plan to record in May. A tentative late summer release is expected, to be followed by a celebration of the band's 30th anniversary. In a 2011 interview with Greece's Rock Overdose, SODOM bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such said that the ...

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SAINT VITUS To Release 'Blessed Night' Single

The long-awaited new album from U.S. doom legends SAINT VITUS, "Lillie: F-65", will hit the stores this spring via Season Of Mist. Due to "manufacturing issues," the North American release date will be announced later. The CD is tentatively due on April 13 in the rest of the world. In the meantime, SAINT VITUS will ...

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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Finishes 32nd In Daytona Race

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson took part in the 50th running of the Rolex 24, which was run over January 28-29 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The BMW Riley car driven by Johnson, Byron Defoor, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Jim Pace and Carlos de Quesada finished 32nd, after completing 672 laps. Eagerly anticipated by drivers, auto ...

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