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IHSAHN On Recent Solo Output: 'If It Was Up To Me Alone, This Would Be What EMPEROR Would Sound Like'

Stormbringer webzine conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman and acclaimed solo artist Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) prior to his November 9 concert at Szene in Vienna, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's bothered by the fact his work with ...

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Video Premiere: METAL CHURCH's 'By The Numbers'

"By The Numbers", the new video from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", which will be released on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast ...

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Listen To New VENOM Song 'Bring Out Your Dead'

"Bring Out Your Dead", a new song from black metal pioneers VENOM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", which will be released on December 14 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available on CD ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH: 'I Never Had A Mentor'

In a previously unreleased clip from Daniel Sarkissian's film "What Is Classic Rock?", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked to offer some advice to up-and-coming artists. He responded: "When I was 20 years old and TWISTED began, I don't think I would have ever asked someone who was 60 where the music industry ...

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TED NUGENT Says 'Canada Is Absolutely Crazy' For Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Ted Nugent says that "Canada is absolutely crazy" for its decision to legalize marijuana, explaining that he has "never seen one moment of positive outcome from someone getting high." Starting in October, Canada became the highest-profile country to not only decriminalize cannabis possession and use, but to tax, regulate and monitor its growth, distribution and ...

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STEVE VAI On Playing With FRANK ZAPPA: 'A Day Doesn't Pass Where I Don't Marvel That It All Happened'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is having fun on the "Generation Axe" tour, which sees him joining forces with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt ...

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WHITESNAKE To Release 'Flesh & Blood' Album In May 2019

WHITESNAKE has announced its first shows of the 2019 "Flesh & Blood" world tour. The trek will see the David Coverdale-fronted band perform select songs from its 13th studio album, "Flesh & Blood", to be released in May 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video from the disc, titled "Shut Up & ...

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MICHAEL MONROE To Release 'One Man Gang' Album In The Spring

Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe will release his new solo album, "One Man Gang", in the spring. The follow-up to 2015's "Blackout States", which is currently being mastered, features guest appearances by ex-HANOI ROCKS guitarist Nasty Suicide and THE DAMNED legend Captain Sensible. Monroe told Heavy TV he named his new solo record after ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Laments Split Of Her Pre-NIGHTWISH Band AFTER FOREVER: 'I Was Not Too Pleased With Stopping'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen about NORTHWARD, her hard rock project with PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of NORTHWARD, which date back to an all-star jam at the 2007 ProgPower USA ...

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AXL ROSE, TOMMY LEE And SEBASTIAN BACH Condemn TRUMP's 'Insensitive' Response To California's Wildfires

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach have slammed President Donald Trump over his tweets about the California wildfires, which have forced tens of thousands of people to quickly evacuate their homes, including several high-profile celebrities. In his tweet early Saturday, Trump blamed the "costly" ...

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ERIC MARTIN Wants RICHIE KOTZEN To Support MR. BIG On What He Believes Will Be Band's Final Tour

Prior to his October 28 solo acoustic performance in Pontypridd, Wales, MR. BIG vocalist Eric Martin spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On guitarist Paul Gilbert's departure from the group in 1999: Eric: "It was weird circumstances. Paul just left us. ...

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VENOM To Release 'Storm The Gates' Album In December

Black metal pioneers VENOM will release their 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", on December 14 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available on CD and digital formats, with vinyl and cassette versions to arrive in early 2019. Frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant commented: "Get ready for ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist's EMIGRATE Project: Making Of '1234' Video

EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, will release its third album, "A Million Degrees", on November 30 via Spinefarm Records. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video for the disc's first single, "1234", can be seen below. If there's a description that, personally and professionally, fits Kruspe like a Savile ...

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MEGADETH's First-Ever 'Megacruise': More Details Revealed

Details for the inaugural Megacruise, the ultimate heavy metal music experience at sea hosted by metal pioneers MEGADETH, have been announced to preview the cruise's public on sale — kicking off today (November 7) at 1 p.m. ET. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set ...

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