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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: Video Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of HELLOWEEN's June 7 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's current "Pumpkins United" tour features former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. The "Pumpkins United" ...

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Listen To SMASHING PUMPKINS' New Song 'Solara'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a new song called "Solara". It marks the band's first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform "Solara" on Monday on "The Tonight ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME To Release 'Automata II' In July

Progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will release part two of their conceptual, two-part, epic album, "Automata", on July 13 via Sumerian Records. Tommy Rogers (vocals) states: "Holding our tongues for 'Automata II' was challenging. We worked so hard on these songs and finally we get to release the other half of this material ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Says HELLOWEEN Was 'Fearless' When Creating Classic 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys' Albums

Veteran Japanese rock journalist Masa Itoh recently conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which also features current vocalist Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. You can listen to ...

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JOE ELLIOTT's Previously Unreleased Cover Of 'This Is For You' To Appear On 'Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack'

UMe has announced the release of "Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack" on June 8. The album comes on the heels of the film's streaming debuts on Hulu and Amazon Prime following last year's successful theatrical run and the DVD/Blu-ray releases. The soundtrack is the first official career retrospective compilation for the guitar ...

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EXODUS Teams Up With PUCK HCKY For PAUL BALOFF Tribute Jersey

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS have joined forces with PUCK HCKY — the custom hockey apparel brand dominating music merchandise — to present the "Bonded Forever" hockey jersey in tribute to the band's late frontman Paul Baloff, who passed away on February 2, 2002. Says EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt: "EXODUS are proud ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announces U.S. And European Fall Tours

A PERFECT CIRCLE has announced fall tours for both the U.S. and Europe. The tour news arrives as the band celebrates the release of "Eat The Elephant", A PERFECT CIRCLE's first album in fourteen years and a release that was marked worldwide with the band gracing the covers of Revolver, Kerrang! and Visions magazines. The ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Is Okay With Not Being Part Of HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'I'm Not Really Living In The Past'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of MASTERPLAN: Roland: "I just finished a couple of [studio] productions like LORDS OF BLACK ...

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Black Metal Supergroup TWILIGHT To Release 'Trident Death Rattle' EP In May

Influential American black metal supergroup TWILIGHT will release its final recording, "Trident Death Rattle", on May 1 via Ascension Monuments Media. Featuring three previously unreleased tracks from the 2012 "III: Beneath Trident's Tomb" LP sessions, the extended play is much more an experimental output than its predecessors. It's a dark, uncomfortable listen — much like ...

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JAMES IHA Still Part Of New A PERFECT CIRCLE Record

Although he won't be touring with the band, guitarist James Iha was still part of the recording sessions for the new A PERFECT CIRCLE album, "Eat The Elephant". According to The Pulse Of Radio, an article in the latest issue of Guitar World chronicles the making of the long-awaited LP, mentioning that Iha, bassist Matt ...

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HELLOWEEN's ANDI DERIS On Relationship With MICHAEL KISKE: 'He's A Good Friend Of Mine, Which I Never Expected'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with frontman Andi Deris of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which features former HELLOWEEN members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar, vocals) alongside Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer ...

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Ion - PORTAL

Island countries breed unique culture. While the cultural facets of nations in larger continents, including mainland Europe, have historically assimilated with one another more readily, relatively speaking, due to immediate geographical proximity and rubbing of elbows, the sea and the sky enclose islands and thus foster environments conducive for distinct cultural growth and artistic movement. ...

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AEROSMITH, METALLICA, FOO FIGHTERS, JANE'S ADDICTION, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'Beyond The Beats' Book

A new book hitting shelves and kindles in April features exclusive interviews with the superstar drummers from the biggest bands in rock and metal, including Lars Ulrich of METALLICA, Joey Kramer of AEROSMITH, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS, Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford ...

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Video Premiere: BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME's 'Millions'

"Millions", the new video from progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new effort, the conceptual epic two-part album "Automata", part one of which is being released today (Friday, March 9) through the group's new label, Sumerian Records. BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME lead ...

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Is SMASHING PUMPKINS Tour Selling As Well As Expected?

According to The Pulse Of Radio, tickets for the upcoming SMASHING PUMPKINS tour featuring three-quarters of the original lineup are not selling as well as expected. While tickets have moved briskly in top markets like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, along with cities such as Duluth, Uncasville, Kansas City, and Austin, they're much slower ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion All But Confirmed By New Photo Shoot

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the SMASHING PUMPKINS did a new photo shoot in Los Angeles on Saturday (February 3), all but confirming that a new, mostly original lineup of the band is returning this year. Participants in the photo shoot included frontman Billy Corgan, original guitarist James Iha, founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and ...

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Three Original SMASHING PUMPKINS Members Photographed In Studio

According to The Pulse Of Radio, three original SMASHING PUMPKINS members were photographed together in the studio on Tuesday (January 16). Founder and frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin were joined at a Los Angeles recording studio by original guitarist James Iha, prompting Corgan to write on Instagram: "@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy ...

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