January 2015 - Blabbermouth Archive

IN FLAMES Singer ANDERS FRIDÉN: I Don't Think JESPER STRÖMBLAD Wanted To Be In The Band Anymore

Rock Total TV recently conducted an interview vocalist Anders Fridén and drummer Daniel Svensson of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference in the IN FLAMES songwriting process since the departure of guitarist Jesper Strömblad: Anders: "The difference since Jesper ...

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SAXON Recruits UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's Son For UK Tour

British heavy metal legends SAXON have recruited Sven Dirkschneider (pictured), the son of legendary ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, to sit behind the kit for their upcoming UK tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early February. SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler was rushed to hospital last month after suffering a brain aneurysm (a bulging, weak ...

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THE WINERY DOGS To Begin Work On Sophomore Album This Month

THE WINERY DOGS, the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), will reconvene this month to begin work on its sophomore album, to be made available later in the year. A world tour ...

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JOHN SYKES: Audio Samples Of Upcoming Solo Album

Audio samples of some of the tracks that will appear on the forthcoming solo album from guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The title of the CD has not yet been disclosed, but there are some fantastic guest musicians on board, including: * Josh Freese ...

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