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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Launches LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks has launched a new band called LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD. The group, which was put together specifically to play the material from Les's era with JUDAS PRIEST, also features guitarists Simon J. Pinto and Gus Mark, bassist Paul Smith and vocalist Adam Shepherd. Binks played drums on PRIEST's "Stained Class", ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Says JUDAS PRIEST And FOREIGNER Have Turned Into 'Cover Bands'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French took part in a question-and-answer session at this month's Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about bands which have continued performing well past their prime, French said: "[JUDAS] PRIEST is 65 years, 70 years old, SAXON's 80 fucking years old. THE ...

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BEN WELLS On New BLACK STONE CHERRY Album 'Family Tree': 'We've Finally Embraced That We're A Southern Blues Rock And Roll Band'

Tristan Pratt of The Metal Tris recently conducted an interview with guitarist Ben Wells of Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "unique aspects" of BLACK STONE CHERRY's sound: Ben: "I don't know… that's a unique question in itself. I think ...

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CANCER BATS Surprise-Release New Album, 'The Spark That Moves'

Canadian hardcore metal punks CANCER BATS have just surprise-released their sixth studio album, "The Spark That Moves". Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, CANCER BATS, with no forewarning, released "The Spark That Moves" in its entirety on all digital services at 12:01 this morning, with vinyl and CDs ready to ship ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Gets Emotional At 'Spooky Empire': 'The Most Appreciation I Have Ever Had For Life Is Right Now'

Earlier this month at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida — his second public appearance since emerging from seclusion — former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent participated in a question-and-answer session. Footage can be viewed below (Q&A starts at the 5:41 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the status of the ...

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PAUL RODGERS's 'Free Spirit' Slated For June Release

Paul Rodgers is returning to where it all began, by celebrating the 50th anniversary of FREE. Fans fortunate enough to get a ticket to the sold-out performance at London's Royal Albert Hall witnessed a truly unique event. On June 22, fans worldwide will be able to experience the magic, captured for a live recording, set ...

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STONE SOUR: Trailer For 'Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions' EP

STONE SOUR will release "Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions" on Record Store Day, the annual celebration of the annual celebration of independent record stores, which takes place this year on Saturday, April 21. "Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions" is a 12-inch vinyl EP of acoustic versions of selected songs from STONE SOUR's 2017 album, "Hydrograd". The effort will be ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Join X JAPAN On Stage At COACHELLA

Marilyn Manson will make a special guest appearance at Coachella this coming weekend. The shock-rocker will join Japanese superstars X JAPAN during their second set of the festival. "I am happy to join my great friend @yoshikiofficial and X Japan at Coachella on Saturday the 21st for a special performance," Manson wrote on Instagram. Manson ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Releases 'Chasing Dragons' Video

WHITE WIZZARD's video for the song "Chasing Dragons" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Infernal Overdrive", which came out in January. Fans have long anticipated the return full-length from traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD, who revamped their lineup last year to include the return of their strongest players ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Postpone U.S. Tour

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, has postponed its previously announced spring U.S. tour with KING PARROT until late summer/early fall. Says Anselmo: "I've decided to delay the PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS/KING PARROT tour until August-September. As many of you know, I ...

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MORBID ANGEL Frontman: 'Extreme Music Seems To Grow In Popularity And Intrigue When The World Is In Chaos'

The Conductor of WSOU 89.5 FM recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve Tucker of Floridian death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to the band's new "Kingdoms Disdained" studio album: Steve: "Man, honestly, I ...

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LIV SIN Covers DANZIG's 'Devil's Plaything' For 'Inverted' EP

LIV SIN, the new band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, has released its cover version of the DANZIG song "Devil's Plaything". The track will appear on LIV SIN's upcoming EP, "Inverted", which will be issued on May 25. The vinyl-only release, which was produced by Martin Sandvik of HARDCORE SUPERSTAR at ...

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TRACII GUNS, ANDY SUMMERS To Perform At Benefit Concert For Musicians Afftected By Northern California Fires

As the rebuilding continues after the devastation of the October 2017 Northern California fires, Guitar Player magazine is presenting a thrilling, all-star guitar benefit concert to support musicians affected by the Sonoma County blazes. Andy Summers — Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and member of THE POLICE — is headlining the event, which will ...

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