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GENE SIMMONS Joined By DORO PESCH For Performance Of KISS's 'War Machine' At Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK

Doro Pesch joined KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons on stage during his concert yesterday (Sunday, July 15) at Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic to perform the KISS classic "War Machine". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Gene executive-produced Doro's second solo album, 1990's "Doro". She later said in an ...

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Singer ERLEND HJELVIK Quits KVELERTAK

Singer Erlend Hjelvik has announced his departure from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK. He explained in a statement: "The experience of building a successful band has been fun and rewarding but has also been equally intense and challenging. Over the years, this has taken its toll. As we've been developing personally and professionally, our individual goals, needs ...

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ONSLAUGHT Announces New Lineup

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will unveil their new lineup on the main stage at the Bloodstock Open Air festival on Friday, August 10 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (guitar), Sy Keeler (vocals) and Jeff Williams (bass) will be joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar). Rockett comments: "The band is genuinely ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Strained Relationship With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'We Both Made The Mistake Of Going After Each Other Through The Media'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD's current co-headlining North American tour with JOURNEY: Vivian: "It's incredible, actually. It's a really good fit. ...

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN On Addition Of Singer ZP THEART: 'The Online Trolls Found Less Reasons To Hate Us'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars and Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's fanbase now sharing a strong sense of sentimentality to their hit songs: Rachel: "It's really ...

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HOWARD JONES Says He 'Went Off The Grid' After Leaving KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In 2012: 'I Didn't Have A Cell Phone For Three Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW) frontman Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) prior to the band's first-ever show on July 9 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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DEMONAZ On IMMORTAL's 'Battles In The North' Album: 'I Wanted To Break The Speed Limit On That One'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers IMMORTAL's new "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album the ...

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Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA: 'When Everyone Was Going Faster, I Was Slowing Things Down With 'Chaos A.D.'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor Cavalera prior to CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's December 8, 2017 concert at Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany. You can now watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when ...

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JASON BONHAM Says THE CIRCLE's First Record Of All-Original Material Is A 'Concept Kind Of Album'

THE CIRCLE, the critically acclaimed supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, has completed work on its first album of all-original material. Bonham told Sonic Perspectives in a recent interview (hear audio below) that THE CIRCLE's upcoming disc is a "concept kind of album" that needs to be listened to "in ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: Teaser Trailer For '3 From Hell' Movie

A trailer for Rob Zombie's next movie, "3 From Hell", is being shown at every concert during his current North American summer tour with Marilyn Manson. Rob posted a preview on his Instagram account and wrote in an accompanying message: "Keep your eyes peeled for the THREE FROM HELL trailer during our show! A little ...

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SPINAL TAP Bassist DEREK SMALLS On The Key To His Longevity: 'Refusal To Learn Another Trade'

SPINAL TAP bassist Derek Smalls — the metallic alter-ego of comedic actor Harry Shearer ("Saturday Night Live", "The Simpsons") — recently discussed his debut solo album, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On comparisons of his ...

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BAD WOLVES Guitarist On Donating 'Zombie' Royalties To Family Of Late CRANBERRIES Vocalist: 'I Don't Think It Would Feel Right Otherwise'

BAD WOLVES guitarist Doc Coyle was recently interviewed by Concert Crap. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current tour with label mates DIAMANTE and FROM ASHES TO NEW: Doc: "It was the brainchild of our label owner, Allen Kovac. I was ...

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