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KISS's GENE SIMMONS: Having THAYER And SINGER Wear 'Spaceman' And 'Catman' Makeup Was 'Right Decision'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has once again defended the band's decision to have current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up as Peter Criss's and Ace Frehley's respective "Spaceman" and "Catman" personas, explaining that every musician is replaceable. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Simmons said: "The saddest thing of all is here ...

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VOLBEAT: Video Footage Of Studio Sessions For New Album

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have finished mixing their sixth full-length album with Joe Barresi, the American record engineer and producer who has previously worked with bands such as KYUSS, MELVINS, TOOL, CHEVELLE and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. The follow-up to 2013's "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" was once again co-produced by Rob Caggiano, ...

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METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Album Selected For Induction Into National Recording Registry

METALLICA's classic 1986 LP "Master Of Puppets" is among the albums that have been selected for induction into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library's National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), annually selects 25 recordings that ...

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FEAR FACTORY Filming Music Video For 'Expiration Date'

Los Angeles industrial metallers FEAR FACTORY are filming a music video for their song "Expiration Date" with director Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, LAMB OF GOD, CARCASS, TESTAMENT) of Videohammer Studios. The clip is expected to make its online debut in the coming weeks. "Expiration Date" is taken from FEAR FACTORY's latest album, "Genexus", which was ...

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VOLBEAT Completes Mixing New Album

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have finished mixing their sixth full-length album with Joe Barresi, the American record engineer and producer who has previously worked with bands such as KYUSS, MELVINS, TOOL, CHEVELLE and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. The follow-up to 2013's "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" was once again co-produced by Rob Caggiano, ...

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METAL CHURCH's KURDT VANDERHOOF Talks Return Of Singer MIKE HOWE, Illegal Music Downloading (Audio)

METAL CHURCH founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof spoke to Metaleater's Tony Antunovich a few days ago about the band's much-anticipated new album, "XI", the return of vocalist Mike Howe, touring plans, illegal downloading and several other topics. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow ...

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VOLBEAT Announces Spring U.S. Tour Dates

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT will return to the road this spring, announcing a string of dates around their first-ever Coachella performances April 15 and April 22 with support from BLACK STONE CHERRY and MONSTER TRUCK. Celebrating its return to the U.S., VOLBEAT hits U.S. soil for the first time in 2016 with an intimate ...

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METAL CHURCH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Killing Your Time'

Hard rock titans METAL CHURCH will release their new album, "XI", on March 25 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier, the band's eleventh studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and frontman Mike Howe. The official lyric video for the new METAL CHURCH song ...

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LAMB OF GOD Announces U.S. Headlining Tour With Support From CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have announced their next U.S. headline tour, which kicks off Saturday, April 30 and features support from renowned rockers CLUTCH and hardcore/metal veterans CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Throughout the tour, LAMB OF GOD will perform at several festivals, including Bonnaroo, Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is Technically A Founding Member Of MEGADETH

Earlier this week, Curtis of Cranked Up Live conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Dystopia" being MEGADETH's highest-charting album since 1992's "Countdown To Extinction", which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August ...

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METAL CHURCH: 'XI' Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Hard rock titans METAL CHURCH will release their new album, "XI", on March 25 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier, the band's eleventh studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and frontman Mike Howe. "XI" is available for pre-order in various exclusive bundles at ...

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FEAR FACTORY: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Replica' Performance At Spain's RESURRECTION FEST

Professionally filmed video footage of FEAR FACTORY performing the song "Replica" on July 18, 2015 at the Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain can be seen below. FEAR FACTORY's latest album, "Genexus", was released on August 7, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2012's "The Industrialist" was co-produced by longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber, along ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'XI' Album In March

Hard rock titans METAL CHURCH return with their new album, "XI", slated for release on March 25 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier, the band's eleventh studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and frontman Mike Howe. The reunion between Mike and METAL CHURCH ...

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