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SLIPKNOT Officially Parts Ways With CHRIS FEHN

SLIPKNOT has officially parted ways with Chris Fehn. The masked metallers made the split official just days after it was reported that the percussionist had filed a lawsuit against his bandmates, claiming that he hasn't been properly compensated for his years of touring with the group. SLIPKNOT said in a statement: "SLIPKNOT's focus is on ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: Given The Choice, ROB, IAN And SCOTT Would Have Considered Bringing Me Back

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Scott Travis would "certainly" have "entertained the idea" of having him return to the band if there wasn't something preventing them from doing so. K.K. announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011. He has since been replaced by Richie Faulkner, who ...

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DIMMU BORGIR's SHAGRATH On CHROME DIVISION Side Project: 'It Was Never The Idea Of Becoming Big Or Making Money'

HeavyMetal.dk conducted an interview with vocalist Eddie Guz and guitarist Shagrath (real name: Stian Tomt Thoresen; also of DIMMU BORGIR) of Norwegian rockers CHROME DIVISION prior to their February 17 concert at Beta in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what led ...

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ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist Doesn't Know If Band Will Ever Come Back

Mike Orlando says that he doesn't know if ADRENALINE MOB will ever do anything again, nearly two years after the accident that resulted in the death of the band's bassist, David Zablidowsky. The incident occurred in July 2017 when a tractor-trailer — dispatched by Largo, Florida company Twiss Transport Inc. — veered off Interstate 75 ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman Says Thinking About Fans' Expectations While Writing Music Can Be 'Very Destructive'

Scott McMahon of Metal Nation recently conducted an interview with frontman Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest album, "Hexed": Alexi: "The thing is that, first of all, the record was already mixed and ...

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ANDI DERIS On MICHAEL KISKE's Return To HELLOWEEN: 'It Felt Like He Was Coming Home'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with frontman Andi Deris of veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the personal chemistry that existed during HELLOWEEN's recently completed "Pumpkins United" tour, which ...

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SLASH Drummer BRENT FITZ: 'In The U.S., We Question If Fans Have To Gone To Other Genres A Little Bit, Like Country Or Pop'

Ornella Carlone of Comebackstage conducted an interview with drummer Brent Fitz of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS prior to the band's March 4 concert at Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing in front of European ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: 'I Don't Think We Ever Try To Write For The Radio Or For The Commercial Aspect Of It'

Barbara Caserta of Linea Rock conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and drummer Shannon Larkin prior to the band's March 4 concert at Magazzini Generali in Milan, Italy. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether GODSMACK's spirit is still the same after ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Talks 'Basstory' Tour, EMP Record Label And Playing With Other Bands

Germany's Moshpit Passion recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MEGADETH got permission to include songs from the various record companies it has done business with for its 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads": David: ...

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MARILYN MANSON Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Marilyn Manson is putting the finishing touches on his new studio album for a tentative late 2019 release. Some of the sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven Upside Down" are apparently taking place at the studio of country rocker Shooter Jennings, who recently worked with Duff McKagan on the GUNS N' ROSES bassist's upcoming ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Was 'Humbled' When Well-Known Guests Agreed To Appear On His Solo Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Anesthetic": Mark: "That first Slash solo album is definitely kind of a template for at ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says He Might Recruit Original SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ For Future CAVALERA Shows

Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, KILLER BE KILLED, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) recently spoke with Wall Of Sound about the upcoming Australian tour on which he and his brother Igor will perform material from the SEPULTURA albums "Arise" and "Beneath The Remains". A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On juggling a number of musical projects: ...

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AEROSMITH Shares Video From 'Deuces Are Wild' Rehearsals

AEROSMITH has shared video footage from the rehearsal sessions for its "Deuces Are Wild" Las Vegas residency. The legendary rockers recently announced 17 additional dates for their headlining residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band will launch "Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild" on Saturday, April 6. ...

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Warpaint - BUCKCHERRY

The "anti rock star" ethos of grunge was a reaction to the excess and debauchery so prevalent and definitive of late-eighties glam. Even though grunge's popularity was declining in its overt form by the end of the nineties, it planted the rhetorical seeds from which both nü-metal and pop punk would subsequently flourish. Ironically enough, ...

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The Grand Antiquation - MEADOWS END

The life and times of melodic death metal have been eventful, to say the least. Nearly 30 years after the subgenre's true genesis in those unlikely Swedish suburbs, its original formula has been hijacked, abused and diluted so many times that it's sometimes hard not to be angry at IN FLAMES for accidentally inventing all ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: 'I Don't Keep Track Of SLAYER'

Ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has told Drum! magazine in a new interview that he doesn't pay attention to what his former band is doing. "I don't keep track of SLAYER," he said. "I have too much to deal with over here." The 54-year-old musician, who splits his time between crossover pioneers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ...

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