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GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA Cancels U.S. Tour Following BRENT HINDS's 'Motorcycle Incident'

GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, the band featuring ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall alongside members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, has canceled its previously announced U.S. tour. The group said in a statement: "We deeply regret to inform everyone that GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA has to cancel our U.S. tour. [MASTODON and GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA ...

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Video Premiere: ENUFF Z'NUFF's 'Dog On A Bone'

"Dog On A Bone", the new video from ENUFF Z'NUFF, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Clowns Lounge", which will be released on December 2 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Clowns Lounge" is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band. ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Says Playing With OVERKILL Was An 'Amazing' And 'Great' Experience

Waldemar Sorychta — former GRIP INC. guitarist who has produced a number of acclaimed albums from SODOM, MOONSPELL and TIAMAT, among others — played guitar for New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL for three shows on the latter band's current European headlining tour after regular OVERKILL guitarist Dave Linsk was unable to make the dates. Sorychta, who ...

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AXL ROSE To DONALD TRUMP: 'Stop Whining'

Axl Rose has accused Donald Trump of "whining" after the president-elect demanded an apology from the cast of "Hamilton", the hit Broadway musical, for "harassing" vice president-elect Mike Pence at a performance Friday evening. "'Hamilton cast harassed Pence,'" the GUNS N' ROSES singer tweeted. "Do you ever stop whining? An apology? Seriously?! You won, this ...

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METALLICA Bassist ROBERT TRUJILLO Says Songwriting Credits Are 'Not A Big Deal' To Him

Germany's Rock Antenne recently conducted an interview with METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the actual amount of time the band spent putting together "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct": Robert: "It's a long process because the riffs started eight years ago. A ...

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CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Makes His Live Debut With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA In Council Bluffs (Video)

Swedish vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) made his live debut with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Thursday night (November 17) at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Musicians performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA on the tour include Philip Brandon, storyteller; Angus Clark, guitar; Vitalij Kuprij, keyboards; Jane ...

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XANDRIA's 'Theater Of Dimensions' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By SOILWORK, FIREWIND Members

German/Dutch symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their new album, "Theater Of Dimensions", on January 27, 2017 via Napalm Records. Commented the band: "After the release of 'Sacrificium', we embarked on our longest tour so far. Over 150 shows that took us around the globe. Through so many different countries and diverse cultures. Through so many ...

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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES's Reality Show 'Holmes Sweet Holmes': Clip From First Episode

A clip from the first episode of "Holmes Sweet Holmes", the new reality-show project featuring former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes and his wife/manager Cathy-Sarah Holmes, can be seen below. Twenty episodes have reportedly been filmed, with the first episode to be released in the coming weeks. Show description: "Chris Holmes, former guitarist of W.A.S.P. and ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY: Watch Lyric Video For 'Shakin' My Cage' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Shakin' My Cage" from Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Kentucky", which was released on April 1 via Mascot Label Group. The CD was recorded at Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky. Taking a "back-to-the-roots" approach, ...

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ROCK CANDY RECORDS Announces Launch Of U.S. Operation

The times they are a-changing, but luckily there remains one constant: great music will live forever and in the catalogue and reissue world that has never been more relevant. In the land of rock, that's hard rock, heavy rock, classic rock or, call it what you will rock, no label has won more acclaim and ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Returns To JACKSON

Jackson has announced and welcomed guitar icon Marty Friedman back to its artist fold. One of the most influential and respected players in the world, Friedman's impactful and game-changing contributions to heavy metal and guitar in general continue to inspire generations of musicians and music fans to this day. He defined modern guitar playing with ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER Says RATT Fans 'Love' His New Version Of The Band

On November 12, Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer backstage at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing in the U.K. for the first time with his new ...

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MAX CAVALERA 'Rediscovered' SEPULTURA's 'Roots' Album While Preparing For 'Return To Roots' Tour

Former SEPULTURA member Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) spoke to Peavey about the "Return To Roots" North American tour during which he and his brother Igor are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the band's classic album "Roots" by performing the LP in its entirety. Speaking about the making of "Roots", Max said (see video below): "'Roots' ...

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GHOST: 'The Summoning VII: Are You Ready'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST have unveiled a new clip titled "The Summoning VII: Are You Ready" in the wake of the conclusion of their critically acclaimed 41-city headlining U.S. "Popestar" tour, which included sold-out shows from coast to coast. GHOST is known for its eccentric performances and is composed of six members easily recognized for ...

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Watch TWISTED SISTER's Last-Ever Concert

TWISTED SISTER played what was billed as the band's last-ever concert on Saturday, November 12 at the Corona Northside Rock Park Meeting Fest at Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico. Also appearing on the bill were KISS, LAMB OF GOD, CARCASS and SEPULTURA, among others. TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider tweeted the day before the festival ...

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