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NIKKI SIXX Is Working On 'Trilogy Project' For 2019 Release

Nikki Sixx is working on a "trilogy" project for a 2019 release. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist, who said last year that he was "unofficially retired" from touring, discussed his plans in an Instagram post. "Officially start working on a new album tomorrow as part of my trilogy project for 2019," he wrote. "Very excited to ...

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NITA STRAUSS On JILL JANUS's Suicide: 'I Did Not See It Coming'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that she was surprised by the death of her THE STARBREAKERS bandmate Jill Janus. Janus, who was also the frontwoman for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own ...

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JOHAN SÖDERBERG On The Best Part Of Being In AMON AMARTH: 'You Get To See The Whole World And Meet People Who Like What We Do'

DJ Jesse of the WSOU radio station recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On putting together AMON AMARTH's new retrospective documentary and live DVD, "The Pursuit Of Vikings: ...

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STEVE VAI Says 'Generation Axe' Tour 'Turned Out So Much Better Than We Could Have Ever Expected'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Jedd Beaudoin of the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and KMUW). On the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours — which also feature Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin ...

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See SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON Like You've Never Seen Him Before In Photos From Horror Comedy 'The Midnight Snack'

SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, a.k.a. DJ Starscream, plays the lead role of John in Deathaus Films' new offbeat horror/comedy project "The Midnight Snack". For his character transformation, Sid's numerous tattoos, including his trademark gas mask face tat, neck ink, and transformers hand tattoos were all covered by expert FX make-up artist and "Face Off" (SyFy) alumni ...

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SLASH On Returning To GUNS N' ROSES: 'It Turned Out To Be One Of The Greatest Things That I Ever Did'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was recently interviewed by syndicated radio DJ Theresa Rockface. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the music video for "Driving Rain", the first single from his new solo album "Living The Dream": Slash: "The puppets are great. Sort of the ...

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Watch KORN, GODSMACK, DEFTONES Members Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Members of KORN, GODSMACK, HELLYEAH, DEFTONES, SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST are among the musicians who took part in a special tribute to late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Featured musicians (among others): * ...

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TOM MORELLO, STEVEN ADLER, CHUCK BILLY, ADAM JONES Among Celebrity Bowlers At This Year's 'Bowl For Ronnie'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and ...

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NOTHING MORE Vocalist Recalls 'Wake-Up Call' He Got From VINNIE PAUL

NOTHING MORE vocalist Jonny Hawkins was recently interviewed by RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent single, "Do You Really Want It?": Jonny: "Honestly, I think part ...

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SLASH On Re-Teaming With MYLES KENNEDY And THE CONSPIRATORS: 'I Wanted To Come Back And Finish What We Started'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently spoke with SiriusXM DJ Jose Mangin about "Living The Dream", his new solo album featuring Myles Kennedy and THE CONSPIRATORS. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On juggling two bands: Slash: "I've been working with Myles and THE CONSPIRATORS since 2010, so up until just recently, everything ...

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VINNIE PAUL: Official Cause Of Death Revealed

Vinnie Paul Abbott's cause of death has been revealed. The 54-year-old PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer died of dilated cardiomyopathy — an enlarged heart — as well as severe coronary artery disease, a heart condition. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told TMZ he died of natural causes. Dilated cardiomyopathy results in is a chronic ...

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GLENN HUGHES On ARETHA FRANKLIN: 'She Was The First Woman That Raised The Hair On The Back Of My Neck When She Sang'

Glenn Hughes paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," who died Thursday after it was reported last week that she was "gravely ill" in Detroit. Her family said that the cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. During an interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, the former DEEP PURPLE ...

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KORN Singer's Wife, DEVEN DAVIS, Dead At 39

According to TMZ, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis's estranged wife died earlier today. Deven Davis was only 39 years old. A Davis family representative confirmed the report, saying in a statement: "The Davis family is brokenhearted over the devastating loss of Deven Davis. We ask that you respect their privacy — and the privacy ...

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HUNTRESS Singer JILL JANUS Dies By Suicide

HUNTRESS singer Jill Janus has died by suicide. She was only 42 years old. Jill's family and bandmates have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Jill Janus — frontwoman for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS — passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A longtime ...

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Visiting VINNIE PAUL And DIMEBAG's Final Resting Place (Video)

A husband-and-wife duo of PANTERA fans recently visited Vinnie Paul Abbott's final resting place and posted a 10-minute video of the experience. Check it out below. The PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer was buried on June 30 next to his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, and their mother, Carolyn, at Moore Memorial Gardens cemetery in ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Takes Trance/EDM And Metal/Rock To Whole New Level With 'Kneel Before Me' Song

British metal band ASKING ALEXANDRIA has teamed up with American DJ and electronic dance music producer Crankdat (a.k.a. Christian Smith) and American DJ duo Slander (consisting of Derek Andersen and Scott Land) on a new heavy-hitting track titled "Kneel Before Me". ASKING ALEXANDRIA announced the collaboration in a tweet, writing: "We've teamed up with @SlanderOfficial ...

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