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HELLOWEEN: First Magazine Cover Story On 'Pumpkins United' Touring Lineup Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN

Japan's Burrn! magazine has published the first cover story on the reunion of the classic linep of German power metallers HELLOWEEN. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning ...

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Rumor: TRIVIUM Parts Ways With Drummer PAUL WANDTKE, Replaces Him With ALEX BENT

Florida metallers TRIVIUM are rumored to have parted ways with their drummer of the past twelve months, Paul Wandtke. Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, Wandtke's replacement is believed to be Alex Bent (BATTLECROSS, DECREPIT BIRTH), the California-based musician who has previously played with TESTAMENT as the fill-in for that band's ...

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HELLOWEEN: First Photo Of 'Pumpkins United' Touring Lineup Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will be rejoined by vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen for a world tour in 2017 and 2018. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the trek will feature seven musicians — including current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. "Pumpkins United" touring lineup: Michael ...

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BILLY CORGAN Settles Lawsuit With TNA Wrestling

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. and THE SMASHING PUMPKINS leader William "Billy" Corgan announced that they have completed an agreement to resolve Corgan's litigation against Impact Ventures, parent company of TNA Impact Wrestling. Anthem has acquired Corgan's loan to Impact Ventures on undisclosed terms, and Corgan has dismissed his proceedings against Impact Ventures and TNA ...

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Dead to the World - HELMET

Page Hamilton will spiel rhetoric all over a press release before he'll get to telling you about the new HELMET album, the first since 2010's "Seeing Eye Dog". Religious tchotchkes, perfume lines, spying neighbors, rattled off like a slam—nearly a bigger WTF moment than some of the challenging peculiarities awaiting the HELMET fan on "Dead ...

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HELLOWEEN To Be Rejoined By MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN For 'Pumpkins United' World Tour

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will be rejoined by vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen for a world tour in 2017 and 2018. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the trek will feature seven musicians — including current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. Kiske, who acrimoniously left HELLOWEEN ...

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LEMMY Pumpkins Arrive In Time For Halloween

A Welsh man is getting rave reviews from MOTÖRHEAD fans for his pumpkin carved with the likeness of the band's late frontman Lemmy Kilmister. 30-year-old civil servant Stefan Prosser, who began pumpkin carving in an attempt to stave off boredom, told Wales Online: "I'm a massive MOTÖRHEAD nut and it just seemed fitting ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman Says People 'Shouldn't Be Afraid To Go Out And Do Things' After Paris And Orlando Nightclub Shootings

Roxy Myzal of HardDrive Radio recently conducted an interview with TRIVIUM vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On staying in shape while on tour: Matt: "Jiu-jitsu has become the biggest part of my life outside of music. Music is probably first, then jiu-jitsu. That's ...

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Watch TRIVIUM Perform At ROCK ALLEGIANCE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of TRIVIUM's September 17 performance at the Rock Allegiance festival in Chester, Pennsylvania can be seen below. TRIVIUM's "Silence In The Snow" album was released on October 2, 2015 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to 2013's "Vengeance Falls" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (SLASH, ALTER BRIDGE, THE AMITY AFFLICTION) and was mixed ...

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Ex-THE RUNAWAYS Singer CHERIE CURRIE's Shelved Album Feat. SLASH, MATT SORUM, DUFF MCKAGAN To See Light Of Day

RUNAWAYS icon Cherie Currie says she will this month release an all-star album — shelved for the last five years — featuring Slash, Duff McKagan, Billy Corgan, Juliette Lewis, Brody Dalle and more. Currie, 56, revealed details of the Blackhearts Records release on the latest episode of the "White Line Fever" podcast, saying: "Matt Sorum ...

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BILLY CORGAN Named New President Of IMPACT VENTURES

Impact Ventures, the parent company of TNA Wrestling and Impact Wrestling, today announced the appointment of Billy Corgan as its new president. Current president Dixie Carter becomes chairman and chief strategy officer of Impact. As president, Billy Corgan will be responsible for leading day-to-day operations for Impact and its affiliated brands. As chairman, Carter will ...

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COREY BEAULIEU Explains TRIVIUM Drummer Changes

"Le Tour Du Metal" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TRIVIUM's frequent drummer changes: Corey: "Well, ever since the first time, when we replaced Travis [Smith], everything's always ...

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TRIVIUM Releases Performance Video For 'Dead And Gone' Song

"Dead And Gone", the new performance video from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's "Silence In The Snow" album, which was released on October 2, 2015 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to 2013's "Vengeance Falls" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (SLASH, ALTER BRIDGE, THE AMITY AFFLICTION) and ...

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Read KIRK HAMMETT's Foreword To 'German Metal Machine: Scorpions In The '70s' Book

Few rock bands were as successful as the SCORPIONS by the mid-eighties — headlining arenas/stadiums worldwide, scoring two mega-selling albums (the platinum-certified "Blackout" and the triple-platinum-certified "Love At First Sting") and two hit singles/videos ("No One Like You" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane"). But what quite a few newcomers to the band didn't realize ...

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SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SLAYER, DISTURBED, KORN Set For LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Following a 2015 sellout, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1-2, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region's culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. SLIPKNOT and AVENGED SEVENFOLD top a ...

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