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NICKELBACK Bassist Says Band Uses Radio Data As A 'Barometer For What People Want To Hear' During Its Concerts

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning the band's live production: Mike: "It's pretty much an open creative process, and it's not unlike writing songs, because it is creative as well. It is more of ...

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CHRIS CORNELL: Unboxing Video For New Box Set

On November 16, fans can celebrate the recorded legacy of musical icon and singer/songwriter Chris Cornell with the 17-track self-titled album, "Chris Cornell", and a 64-track limited-edition deluxe box set. The first release since his passing in 2017, the album will be made available by Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Chris Cornell ...

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BAD RELIGION Returns With New Song, 'The Profane Rights Of Man'

Punk rock legends BAD RELIGION have released a new single titled "The Profane Rights Of Man". A worried look at the state of human rights in America, the song continues the band's long-held commitment to incisively topical songwriting. "The Profane Rights Of Man", featuring BAD RELIGION's signature breakneck rhythms, mournful harmonies, and serpentine guitar work, ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE To Guest On LAST UNION Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie will guest on the debut album from the Italian progressive metal band LAST UNION. The disc, which also features Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) on bass, Uli Kusch (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN) on drums, will be released through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The effort was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Frontman PERRY FARRELL Signs With BMG For New Solo Album, 'Kind Heaven'

Visionary singer-songwriter and musician Perry Farrell has signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with BMG to release his new solo album, "Kind Heaven", a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination "Kind Heaven" set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year. Slated for release in 2019, "Kind Heaven" marks the first ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND To Release 'The Great Adventure' Album In January

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be ...

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ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist MIKE ORLANDO To Release 'Sonic Stomp' DVD

ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando will release an instrumental DVD, "Mike Orlando's Sonic Stomp", on December 3. It features drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester (ANGRA, TONY MACALPINE, W.A.S.P.), keyboardist Junior Carelli and bassist Fernando Quesada. "Mike Orlando's Sonic Stomp" was recorded live in at Thiago Bianchi's Fusao Studios in Brazil and was filmed by Junior Carelli ...

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Video Premiere: METAL CHURCH's 'Damned If You Do'

The official music video for "Damned If You Do", the title track of the 12th full-length studio album from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. The song is quintessential METAL CHURCH and showcases the sound that has garnered the band fans all around the globe, with its driving guitar riffs, punishing ...

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AXL ROSE Puts KANYE WEST On Blast After White House Visit

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose put Kanye West on blast after the rapper's appearance at the White House on Thursday (October 11), in which West delivered a rambling 10-minute monologue that addressed topics ranging from violence in Chicago to "flyest" cars. The nearly incoherent rant appeared to leave ...

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P.O.D. Members Explain What Keeps Them Motivated (Video)

In the four-and-a-half-minute clip below, San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) explain what keeps them motivated to continue making music after more than 20 years together. P.O.D. will release its new album, "Circles", on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. The disc sees the band collaborating with the Los Angeles-based production duo called ...

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DEVIL'S HAND Feat. MIKE SLAMER And LAST IN LINE's ANDREW FREEMAN: Listen To 'Heartbeat Away' Song

"Heartbeat Away", a song from DEVIL'S HAND, exciting new project featuring the amazing talents of two outstanding musicians — famed producer/guitarist/songwriter Mike Slamer and singer Andrew Freeman of LAST IN LINE — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the project's self-titled debut album, which will be released on December 7 via Frontiers ...

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Listen To New P.O.D. Song 'Listening For The Silence'

"Listening For The Silence", a new song from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 10th studio disc, "Circles", which will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy ...

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ROCK GODDESS Announces New Bassist

ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) — has announced the addition of bassist Jenny Lane to the group's ranks. Not to be confused with various other musicians of the same name, a professional wrestler or the popular BEATLES classic "Penny Lane", Lane is ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist DAVID DRAIMAN: 'We Feel Very Comfortable Going In Any Direction We Choose'

DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the title of the group's new album, "Evolution", applies to the band or the world itself: David: "Interesting question. Primarily, the band, and the music we've created for ...

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DISTURBED Announces First-Ever USO Tour For U.S. Military

DISTURBED has partnered with the USO to give special performances for the airmen at Creech and Nellis air force bases in Indian Springs and Las Vegas, respectively, on October 23 and 24. In addition to the performances, the band will take part in USO morale engagements to visit Airmen where they work and learn more ...

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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI: 'Night Of The Swamp King' Video

The official music video for "Night Of The Swamp King", a new song from OVERKILL bassist and main songwriter D.D. Verni, can be seen below. The track is taken from Verni's first solo album, "Barricade", which will be released on October 12 via Mighty Music. The record, which was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'Damned If You Do' Album In December

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release their 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and Japan via King Records. The latest release is the follow-up to 2016's "XI", which saw the return of legendary ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's DAVE NAVARRO: 'Guitar Playing Is A Gift'

Ernie Ball's latest "String Theory" episode features JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro. In the clip below, Dave discusses his beginnings with music and guitar, his love of playing and his relationship with Ernie Ball. "Guitar playing is a gift," Navarro said. "It's something I got into when I was, I think, seven years old. I ...

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MIKE PORTNOY To Play On 'Pan Rocks' RUSH Tribute Project

Steel drum orchestra Pan Rocks will enter the studio this fall to record its tribute to RUSH. Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) will handle drumming duties. The bassist and guitarist will be announced in the coming weeks. "I am excited to take part in this unique musical experience, which is ...

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