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PERRY FARRELL Recruits Ex-PEARL JAM, JANE'S ADDICTION Members For Solo Band, KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA

Visionary artist and impresario Perry Farrell announced today the highly anticipated live performance of his new musical venture, PERRY FARRELL'S KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA. Farrell has assembled a dream team of musicians and performers to deliver an immersive experience of sound and vision. Perry will headline Los Angeles's Teragram Ballroom on Friday, November 30 as part ...

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LIKE A STORM Releases Music Video For 'Pure Evil'

Hard rockers LIKE A STORM have released a music video for their track "Pure Evil". The clip was shot south of Chicago by Vince Lundi at the abandoned Methodist Church of Gary, Indiana, notorious for being one of the most dangerous cities in America. Lyrically, the song addresses the dark side of religious and political ...

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Mercury Retrograde - TANTRIC

Flashback to the late nineties when DAYS OF THE NEW refugees Todd Whitener, Jesse Vest and Matt Taul found a distinctive voice in the form of Hugo Ferreira to join a little band originally called C-14, quickly rebranded as TANTRIC. Quickly, the band grabbed a coveted deal with Madonna's Maverick Records and was asked in ...

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COREY BEAULIEU Says TRIVIUM Wanted To 'Bring The Intensity' Back On 'The Sin And The Sentence'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the heavier nature of their 2017 "The ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist GILBY CLARKE On Hearing 'Appetite For Destruction' For First Time: 'I Was Blown Away'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke recently spoke with IndiePower. The two-part conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On Paul Stanley nearly producing his early band CANDY: Gilby: "That was the idea. We were managed by KISS's manager at the time, Howard Marks. At that ...

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Electric Messiah - HIGH ON FIRE

Matt Pike had a dream: "When Lemmy was still alive, I always got compared to Lemmy," he recounts discussing HIGH ON FIRE's eighth album, "Electric Messiah". "I had this dream where he got pissed at me. He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn't approve of me, ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman On 'Gravity': 'We Knew It Was Going To Be A Slightly More Divisive Album'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's happy with the response to the band's new studio album, "Gravity": Matt: "Absolutely. Yeah, it's been ...

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INTO ETERNITY: 'Sandstorm' Lyric Video

Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet INTO ETERNITY will release its long-awaited sixth album, "The Sirens", on October 26 via M-Theory Audio. The official lyric video for the disc's new single, "Sandstorm", can be seen below. Guitarist Tim Roth comments: "'Sandstorm' was the second song written for 'The Sirens'. Most of the other tracks are long ...

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CHRIS CORNELL: Unboxing Video For New Box Set

On November 16, fans can celebrate the recorded legacy of musical icon and singer/songwriter Chris Cornell with the 17-track self-titled album, "Chris Cornell", and a 64-track limited-edition deluxe box set. The first release since his passing in 2017, the album will be made available by Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Chris Cornell ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Frontman PERRY FARRELL Signs With BMG For New Solo Album, 'Kind Heaven'

Visionary singer-songwriter and musician Perry Farrell has signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with BMG to release his new solo album, "Kind Heaven", a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination "Kind Heaven" set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year. Slated for release in 2019, "Kind Heaven" marks the first ...

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UNDERØATH: 'ihateit' Video Released

Fresh off an electrifying performance at the Aftershock festival over the weekend, where singer Spencer Chamberlain performed while still nursing a still-healing broken foot that he sustained during the band's appearance at Riot Fest, UNDERØATH has released the cinematic and thematically arresting video for "ihateit". "The 'ihateit' video is a glimpse into what it's like ...

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Video Premiere: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's 'Not Dead Yet'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released their music video for the song "Not Dead Yet". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Gravity", which was issued in June. The effort was made available through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in 2014 by Spinefarm ...

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DISTURBED Singer Explains Decision To Remove Chin Piercings: 'It Felt Weird Walking Around Like A 45-Year-Old Hot Topic Kid'

In a brand new interview with Germany's Deutsche Welle, DISTURBED singer David Draiman spoke about his decision to finally remove his signature double labret vertical piercings, the long hook- or talon-shaped decoration that came down over his chin. "They're kind of a pain in the butt, to be honest," Draiman said about the ...

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