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POMPEII, The Supergroup That Never Was, To Release Long-Lost Album, 'The Secret Sessions', On Record Store Day

Known as "the supergroup that never was," Corky Laing's POMPEII recorded "The Secret Sessions" between 1976 and 1978 after a re-introduction to old friend Ian Hunter via Steve Wax of Elektra/Asylum. Laing recalls: "The late '70s was a turbulent time as the musical taste went through a generational change. Punk was just beginning to surface ...

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AEROSMITH, METALLICA, FOO FIGHTERS, JANE'S ADDICTION, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'Beyond The Beats' Book

A new book hitting shelves and kindles in April features exclusive interviews with the superstar drummers from the biggest bands in rock and metal, including Lars Ulrich of METALLICA, Joey Kramer of AEROSMITH, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS, Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford ...

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JEFF HATRIX Exits MUSHROOMHEAD

MUSHROOMHEAD co-vocalist Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), has announced his departure from the Cleveland, Ohio metal band he co-founded in 1993 with Steve "Skinny" Felton. "I am coming to you today with a heavy heart to announce that I am leaving MUSHROOMHEAD," Hatrix said in a statement. "It is ...

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KAMELOT Bassist's SAULT: 'Last Man Standing' Video

Rhythm-driven heavy rock band SAULT — featuring members of internationally acclaimed power metal group KAMELOT and groove metal outfit ARCANIUM, and guest appearances by members of KING DIAMOND, ONE EYED DOLL and more — has just released its debut full-length album, "Seeds Of Power". The official video for the song "Last Man Standing" can be ...

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MATT SORUM Plans To Record Album With KINGS OF CHAOS

Drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER) says that he wants to make an album with his all-star band KINGS OF CHAOS. Originally formed in 2012 as ROCK 'N' ROLL ALL STARS, KINGS OF CHAOS features a core lineup of members as well as a rotating cast of guest musicians, including well-known ...

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BELPHEGOR Releases Lyrical Performance Video For 'The Devil's Son'

European diabolical death/black metal kings BELPHEGOR have released a lyrical performance video for "The Devil's Son", a song dedicated to the legendary violinist Niccolò Paganini (1781-1849), whose playing skills were so unique and virtuouso that he was told to have made a pact with the devil. "The Devil's Son" is taken from BELPHEGOR's latest album, ...

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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Says Recent Concerts With LOU GRAMM 'Opened The Door' To Possibility Of Additional Shows Together

FOREIGNER founding guitarist Mick Jones was recently interviewed by RockBandReviews.com. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he got into music as a child: Mick: "The first thing that sort of affected me, I guess, was my parents had a collection of Les ...

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ATHEIST Signs With AGONIA RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have signed a worldwide deal with Agonia Records. The band's long-awaited follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed "Jupiter" album is tentatively due before the end of the year. ATHEIST co-founder and vocalist Kelly Shaefer commented: "2018 will mark our 30th year of making records. ATHEIST will embark on a very important album ...

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Video Premiere: PAPA ROACH's 'My Medication'

PAPA ROACH's music video for the song "My Medication" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Crooked Teeth", which was released last May via Eleven Seven Music. Written and recorded in a cramped North Hollywood studio, "Crooked Teeth" was produced by Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain, with ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Joins Cast Of 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile' Thriller

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield tops off the coveted ensemble cast of the upcoming thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile". The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time had no knowledge of the crimes. The Grammy ...

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OVERKILL Frontman On 'The Grinding Wheel': 'It Still Has The Feeling That It's A Five-Knuckle Punch'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he feels about the band's latest studio album, "The Grinding Wheel", a year after its release: Bobby: "I think after ...

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New Lineup Of EXHORDER Performs In New York (Video)

The new lineup of the legendary American thrash metal band EXHORDER made its official live debut last night (Friday, February 9) at the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below (courtesy of Chucky Browns Hood TV). EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) ...

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