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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER: 'We Like To Grab An Audience By Their Short-And-Curlies And Pull Very Hard'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's international momentum: John: "It's a big world, but it's getting smaller these days. After we kind of got over [guitarist] Mark's [Gallagher] accident [Editor's note: ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'Name' Lyric Video

Grammy-winning songwriter, CREED frontman and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", on July 19 via Napalm Records. Pre-order the album and get two instant-grat tracks — "Purpose For Pain" and "Name" — with two more to come — "Face Of The Sun" (May 31) and "Gone ...

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ATREYU Singer ALEX VARKATZAS To Miss European Tour

ATREYU singer Alex Varkatzas will miss the band's upcoming European tour, which set to kick off this weekend at the Slam Dunk festival in the United Kingdom. The vocalist explained in a statement that he "aggravated a damaged disc" in his back prior to the band's "Spring Invasion" tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and said ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's KIM THAYIL On CHRIS CORNELL: 'It's Important To Recognize The Breadth Of His Work Over Time'

SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about last year's expansive release that encapsulated Chris Cornell's multi-faceted 33-year career, with the blessing of the late singer's widow, Vicky. "It's important to recognize the breadth of his work over time," Kim said. "From the younger, wilder, more aggressive music of his youth, ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Biloxi, Mississippi

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's May 11 concert at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Wanted Man 02. Dangerous But Worth The Risk 03. You Think You're Tough 04. Walkin' The Dog (Rufus Thomas cover) 05. Way Cool Jr. 06. I'm Insane 07. In ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY On Late TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Mastermind PAUL O'NEILL: 'His Vision' Was 'So Magical'

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SPIRITS OF FIRE) recently appeared on "The Metal Command" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of SPIRITS OF FIRE, his project with Tim "Ripper" Owens, Mark Zonder and Steve Di Giorgio: Chris: "I love playing with ...

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SKILLET: More 'Victorious' Album Details Revealed

Two-time Grammy nominees SKILLET will release their tenth full-length album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic. The follow-up to the RIAA-gold-certified "Unleashed" (SKILLET's fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum certification), the new project continues to propel the band's position as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Gets Signature EPIPHONE Guitar

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments, proudly welcomes Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM to its signature artist family. The limited-edition Lzzy Hale Signature Explorer Outfit features a classic Explorer in an alpine white gloss finish, Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, an Ebony fingerboard and gold hardware. A custom hard-shell case and certificate ...

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SKILLET: 'Victorious' Album Due In August; Lyric Video For 'Legendary' Single Available

SKILLET will release its new album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2016's gold-certified "Unleashed" includes the first single, "Legendary", which can be streamed below. Frontman John Cooper told Billboard: "It's the first time that me and Korey [Cooper, John's wife and SKILLET guitarist/keyboardist] produced most of the record ...

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OF MICE & MEN Drummer On Working With Producer JOSH WILBUR: 'We Wanted To Make Metalhead Music'

Valentino Arteaga says OF MICE & MEN may never escape the "metalcore" tag he and his bandmates were branded with upon their 2009 formation. Originally the combination of hardcore and metal music, metalcore morphed considerably when bands started incorporating elements of melodic Swedish death metal in the mid-2000s, leading to many metal purists to disown ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY Is A 'Black Sheep Of Rock N' Roll'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California 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 new album, "Warpaint": Josh: "This is BUCKCHERRY 3.0, for sure. The 'Warpaint' record is ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'The Space Between The Shadows' Album Details Revealed

The return of Grammy-winning songwriter, CREED frontman and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp is underway. As new single "Purpose For Pain" gains traction, Scott today revealed the July 19 release date, the meaningful cover art, and the track listing for his first album in six years, "The Space Between The Shadows" (Napalm Records). The announcement ...

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