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NICKO MCBRAIN On IRON MAIDEN's Future: 'If We Ever Became A Parody Of Ourselves, That Would Be Time To Hang It Up'

Finland's Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Nicko McBrain of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN prior to the band's May 28 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current "Legacy Of The Beast" tour: ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'I'd Love To Get Back Onstage With IRON MAIDEN'

"I'd love to get back onstage with [IRON] MAIDEN," says ex-vocalist Blaze Bayley in the latest issue of Rock Candy magazine. With the 25th anniversary of his joining IRON MAIDEN coming up next year, Bayley would jump at the chance of reuniting with his former colleagues for some special guest appearances. "I'm always ready if ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON: More 'Immortal' Album Details Revealed

Ann Wilson of HEART, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, will release her new solo album on September 14 via BMG, marking her debut for the label. Fittingly titled "Immortal", the album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay homage to some of the singer's favorite songs and artists, all of whom have ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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PAUL STANLEY And GENE SIMMONS Share Stories, Perform Acoustically At Las Vegas 'Vault' Event (Video)

Paul Stanley joined Gene Simmons at his "Vault" event on Saturday, May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two KISS co-founders shared stories from their four-and-a-half-decade careers and performed acoustically in an intimate setting. Check out video footage below. For the last five months, the KISS bassist/vocalist has has been traveling around the U.S., personally ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Speaks Out Against Cell-Phone Use At Concerts: 'You Need To Allow Yourself To Enjoy The Moment'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken out against cell-phone use at concerts, saying that there's "something really magical that happens when" you are not experiencing live performances through a "little four-inch screen." Erna made his comments while speaking to "The Eddie Trunk Podcast" about Yondr's technology, which has been employed by performers ranging ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Video For 'Alone In A Room'

U.K. hard rock sensation ASKING ALEXANDRIA has released the video for its hit single "Alone In A Room". Directed by Sumerian Films' Steven Contreras, this video marks the second chapter — the prequel — of the trilogy that began with "Into The Fire" last year, from the band's fifth, self-titled album. "'Alone In A Room' ...

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TOURNIQUET's 'Gazing At Medusa' Title Track Features Guest Appearances By DEEN CASTRONOVO And CHRIS POLAND

Christian metallers TOURNIQUET have just released the title track, cover art and lyric video to their upcoming full-length album, "Gazing At Medusa", set for a summer 2018 release on the band's own label, Pathogenic Records. The song features guest appearances by Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY) on lead vocals and Chris Poland (MEGADETH) on lead guitar. "It ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Pro-Shot Footage Of HAMMERFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley's (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performance at this year's Hammerfest, which was held in March at the Hafan y Mor Holiday Park at Pwllheli, Gwynedd, in North Wales, can be seen below. As previously reported, two concerts by Blaze in Nancy, France will be professionally filmed ...

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CLUTCH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Gimme The Keys'

The David Brodsky-created lyric video for "Gimme The Keys", a brand new song from Maryland rockers CLUTCH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Book Of Bad Decisions", which is due on September 7 via the group's own Weathermaker Music label. The disc was completed at Sputnik Sound studio ...

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'The Music Of Cream - 50th Anniversary' Feat. KOFI BAKER, MALCOLM BRUCE And WILL JOHNS: North American Tour Announced

Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio CREAMGinger Baker's son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce's son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton's nephew (by marriage) Will Johns — have come together for the first time in North America to pay homage to the band's ...

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IRON MAIDEN's TROOPER Beer Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday

Trooper beer, the award-winning collaboration between Stockport-based Robinsons Brewery and British music icons IRON MAIDEN, celebrates its fifth birthday today, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Since its launch in 2013, the 4.7% ABV premium British beer has sold over 20 million pints, firmly establishing itself as a top 40 U.K. beer brand, whilst becoming a leading ...

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Broken Limbs Excite No Pity - BRUCE LAMONT

Bruce Lamont is one of the underground's unsung heroes, and he is revered by those familiar with his work. It's just unfortunate that many folks are unfamiliar with the talented musician. Whether his contributions or projects are one's cup of tea or not, his immense talent, performance and stage presence are all simply undeniable. The ...

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ALICE COOPER At 70: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Retire At All'

Legendary rock vocalist Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On appearing in the recent live television musical "Jesus Christ Superstar": Alice: "It was really great. I think I might have been ...

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LIVE NATION Acquires ROCK IN RIO Festival

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, is expanding its presence in South America by acquiring a stake in Rock In Rio, which in 2017 was the second highest-grossing festival in all of the world, as well as the largest music festival in South America, attended by more than 700,000 fans from 62 ...

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LED ZEPPELIN's Limited-Edition 7-Inch Was Top-Selling 'Record Store Day'-Exclusive Single

According to Billboard, LED ZEPPELIN's double-sided seven-inch single "Friends"/"Rock And Roll" was the top-selling Record Store Day-exclusive single at indie stores this year. The limited-edition single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl. The single features two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked by Page to appear on the release: the ...

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