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POP EVIL Vocalist On Current State Of Rock: 'We're At The Bottom Of The Sea In The Music Business'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with vocalist Leigh Kakaty of Michigan hard rockers POP EVIL. You can watch the entire three-part chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what originally inspired him when he started writing his own songs: Leigh: "I think, honestly, what inspired me is when I ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Featured In METAL CASINO's U.K. Social Media Campaign

The world's only online casino for hard rockers — Metal Casino — is now boosting its marketing outreach with ambassador and partner Ozzy Osbourne in a unique campaign. Starting February 26, the casino is going to be increasingly visible on both Facebook and Instagram. After the casino's successful launch in August 2017, Metal Casino will ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer, JOURNEY Guitarist Plot Massive Tour In Hilarious 'Mission Possible' Video

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott and JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon have released a hilarious video touting their massive upcoming co-headlining tour. The clip, titled "Mission Possible", shows the two plotting their 60-plus-city trek this summer in a hilarious behind-the-scenes fashion. Promising to be one of the top tours of the year, the North American trek ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA And TAKING BACK SUNDAY Announce U.S. Summer Co-Headline Tour

American rock bands COHEED AND CAMBRIA and TAKING BACK SUNDAY today announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 28-city U.S. outing, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, July 6 in Miami, Florida and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. The summer journey ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Resume U.S. Tour Tomorrow

Following a severe lung infection that shut frontman Robb Flynn's throat down mid-show in Pittsburgh and resulted in the next two sold-out concerts in Cleveland and Detroit being canceled, MACHINE HEAD will resume its U.S. tour tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 20) in Des Moines, Iowa. The day after Pittsburgh, Robb visited a clinic in Cleveland ...

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Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON On Overcoming Recent Health Issues: 'There's No Way I'm Not Going Back Out On Tour'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former SLIPKNOT and current VIMIC/SINSAENUM and drummer Joey Jordison. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he loves most about drumming: Joey: "The simplest beats, on what rock music ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN: 'It's Insane To Be Having This Level Of Success This Deep Into Our Career'

Rob Rush of Long Island's 94.3 The Shark radio station recently conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the climate around MACHINE HEAD's 1994 "Burn My Eyes" debut, which was released on Roadrunner ...

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JOACIM CANS Says HAMMERFALL Will Focus More On 'Legacy Of Kings' Album On Upcoming North American Tour

Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of veteran Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether HAMMERFALL has started working on the follow-up to 2016's ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 ...

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ASESINO Feat. FEAR FACTORY Members: Video Of Fullerton Concert Available; Mexican Shows Announced

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and FEAR FACTORY/ex-STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), played a free show this past Tuesday, February 12 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. ASESINO will return to Mexico this May, a little over half a ...

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JOE SATRIANI On 'G3' Tourmates JOHN PETRUCCI And PHIL COLLEN: 'We're Definitely Out There Pushing Each Other'

"G3" tourmates Joe Satriani, John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) and Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD) were recently interviewed by the New York City classic rock radio station Q104.3. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how Collen came to be invited to join the tour: Joe: "Last August, ...

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KITTIE Drummer On Silliness Of 'Female-Fronted' Description: 'You Don't Talk About DARK FUNERAL's Wieners'

KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander was interviewed by Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "Origins/Evolutions", the forthcoming documentary about the band: Mercedes: "We kind of decided that, for the twentieth anniversary, we wanted ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform On 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE performing the song "Queen Of The Reich" on February 12 during this year's Monsters Of Rock Cruise can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE is expected to enter the studio soon to begin recording its new album for a tentative mid-2018 release via Century Media. Helming the disc once again will be ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: How MEGADETH Was Formed (Video)

On January 24, METAL ALLEGIANCE members David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) and Mark Menghi, along with Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL), took part in a clinic and question-and-answer session at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California. In the five-minute clip below, which was ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says Next SWEET & LYNCH Album Will Be A Conceptual Effort

During a recent interview with SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk, George Lynch talked about his plans for the upcoming third album from SWEET & LYNCH, his collaboration with guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER. "Michael is a Christian, and I'm of a different persuasion, and when we do records together, we always have those discussions," the legendary axeman ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS Announces Solo Tour

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will embark on a U.S. West Coast and European tour during which he will perform a solo piano set titled "From Bach To Rock: A Musician's Journey". The trek begins in the U.S. on March 7 and travels to Europe beginning March 30 through mid-April. Rudess's solo performances will travel ...

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Former EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES: Lyric Video For 'All Lies' Song

The official lyric video for the song "All Lies" from former EXODUS and current GENERATION KILL and FRAGILE MORTALS singer Rob Dukes can be seen below. The track is taken from Dukes's first solo EP, which was released in October via all digital music retailers. The effort features Scott Reeder (KYUSS, FIREBALL MINISTRY) on bass ...

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METALLICA Teams Up With VANS For Another Exclusive Footwear Collection

METALLICA has once again teamed up with Vans to bring you two new styles in the Vans x Metallica exclusive collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories. The latest installment from the long-time partnership marks the third collaboration between the band and the iconic Southern California company. Available for purchase in the METALLICA store and on ...

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