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DEEP PURPLE Frontman Backs Road Protest

Ian McDonald of the U.K.'s Thisisdorset reports that DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has joined the fight to halt the building of the Weymouth relief road. Gillan has thrown his support behind campaign group Bypass the Bypass. The rocker, who lives in Lyme Regis, has urged people to get involved and oppose the ...

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SLASH Says His Autobiography Is 'Almost Done'

Glam-Metal.com recently conducted an interview with VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Glam-Metal.com: A couple weeks ago I was at the 20-year anniversary show [of "Appetite for Destruction"] with ADLER'S APPETITE at the Key Club in Hollywood. Duff and Izzy came out and played and ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Guest On 'The Henry Rollins Show'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be the featured guest on "The Henry Rollins Show" on the Independent Film Channel (IFC) on Friday, September 7 at 11:00 p.m. EST. IFC and "The Henry Rollins Show" extended their season to allow for this fantastic, full-form interview with Steven Tyler that serves as an episode in its entirety. ...

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SLAYER Frontman Says There Are No Plans For Retirement

Christine Carney of MP3.com recently conducted an interview with SLAYER frontman Tom Araya. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: MP3.com: You guys have reissued "Christ Illusion" with some extra stuff on it recently. What was the motivation behind that? Araya: That was basically a record company thing. And [producer Rick] Rubin ...

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'Get Thrashed' To Be Screened At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Following a packed house screening in San Francisco and a sold out screening in New York City, "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" — the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene — will screen at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Announces Major U.S. Tour Plans

Forget birthday candles, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer and former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar will celebrate his birthday in unique rock 'n' roll fashion. Hagar has announced plans to launch an upcoming cross-country tour to include 60 stops starting at his annual birthday bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, ...

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RINGWORM: New Album Track Listing Finalized

Cleveland-based metal/hardcore band RINGWORM has finalized the track listing for its new album, "The Ninth Circle: The Venomous Grand Design", due on August 21 via Victory Records. The CD was recorded at Spider Studios in Strongsville, Ohio with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, INTEGRITY) and will feature artwork by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin. ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Weighs In On JOURNEY Singer Changes

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has posted the following message on his web site: "I was actually moved to write a new page tonight [early hours of June 14], by thinking about our great pal, Jeff Scott Soto. Many of you have been writing to me about the shock of seeing him suddenly erased from the ...

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MASTER Frontman: 'Drugs Are Great'

Germany's Metal1.info webzine recently conducted an interview with MASTER mastermind Paul Speckmann. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metal1.info: MASTER has very socio- and particularly America-critical lyrics which distinguish you from most of the other death metal bands, who have satanic-, gore- or aggression-glamorizing song-texts. What do you think about bands ...

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RINGWORM's New CD To Feature Artwork By VOIVOD's AWAY

Cleveland-based metal/hardcore band RINGWORM has tapped VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin to create the artwork for its new album, "The Ninth Circle: The Venomous Grand Design", due on August 21 via Victory Records. The CD is being recorded at Spider Studios in Strongsville, Ohio with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, INTEGRITY). "The record is ...

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AMEN: Audio Interview With CASEY CHAOS Available

"Talking Metal"'s coverage of the 2007 edition of "VH1 Rock Honors" concludes with a Casey Chaos special. In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy catch up with the AMEN frontman at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Topics include AMEN, SCUM, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE DAMNED, Henry Rollins, black metal, and ...

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ENGINEER To Release 'The Dregs' In July

Syracuse, New York-based metal outfit ENGINEER will release its sophomore full-length album, "The Dregs", on July 10 via Black Market Activities. The CD was recorded in February at More Sounds Studio with producer Jocko Randall (ED GEIN). The result is an album that "achieves the band's original goal to push the musical boundaries of each ...

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AMEN To Perform On 'The Henry Rollins Show'

California's AMEN will be featured musical guests on the current season of "The Henry Rollins Show" on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The exact date for the band's performance will be announced soon. "It was one of the biggest honors of my life," commented AMEN frontman Casey Chaos on being asked to perform for the ...

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THE MURDER REVOLUTION Completes Work On New Demo

Unsigned Cleveland-based extreme metallers THE MURDER REVOLUTION have just completed work on a three-song demo at Spider Studios in Strongsville, Ohio with producer Tony Gammalo (IT DIES TODAY, MISERY SIGNALS, CHIMAIRA). Mixing duties were handled by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, INTEGRITY) at Spider Studios in Strongsville, OH. You can hear the new songs on ...

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Norway's KVELERTAK: 'We Actually Want People To LIKE Our Music'

In a refreshing change from the usual dour pronouncements that tend to come out of the Norwegian music scene, KVELERTAK guitarist Bjarte admits that his band actually does want people to like its music. "We want to play catchy and immediate, unpretentious and fun, yet brutally and totally super-necro, black metal and trash-inspired punk rock, ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Honors SAMMY HAGAR; Video Available

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield honored Sammy Hagar at the Recording Academy Honors at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California Sunday night (April 29). A two-minute video clip of Hetfield's speech has been posted at YouTube. The Recording Academy Honors Award was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence ...

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