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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Rules Out Another 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel: 'There's Many Reasons Why Not To Do It'

Michael Wilton says that there are no plans for QUEENSRŸCHE to release another sequel to the band's 1988 masterpiece "Operation: Mindcrime". The original "Operation: Mindcrime" album weaved themes of religion, drug abuse and underground, radical politics and was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in August 1991. By contrast, 2006's "Operation: ...

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FOREIGNER's KELLY HANSEN On Performing With Original Members: 'Everyone Had A Great Attitude'

FOREIGNER's "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts last fall saw the band's original members take the stage with the current members. Singer Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, guitarist/saxophonist Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills joined guitarist Mick Jones and the rest of FOREIGNER's present-day lineup — Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel ...

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BLACK EARTH Feat. Original ARCH ENEMY Members: Listen To Two New Songs Included On 'Path Of The Immortal' Collection

BLACK EARTH — the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from the latter band's first three albums live on stage — has released "Path Of The Immortal", a collection of remastered tracks from those early LPs. The disc, which was made available exclusively in Japan on March 20, includes two ...

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JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut To Premiere On NETFLIX Next Month; New Trailer Released

"Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", the thriller in which METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut, will premiere on Netflix on May 3. "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile" follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES: 'Midnight Mass' Video Released

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of world-renowned guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON), bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — have released yet another visually-stunning music video in support of their forthcoming full-length album, "Invasion". The new video, this time for the track "Midnight Mass", features exclusive behind-the-scenes tour clips ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says STEVE VAI Contributed Material To In-Progress ALCATRAZZ Album

Prior to GRAHAM BONNET BAND's March 15 performance in Helsinki, Finland, legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) was interviewed by Southeast Wreckmetal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On GRAHAM BONNET BAND's current European tour: Graham: "We have a new guitar ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I'm Committed To Christ'

Michael Sweet, singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the openly Christian hard rock band STRYPER, says that he is tired of "being judged" by people who question his commitment to God. Even though STRYPER's third album, 1986's "To Hell With The Devil", made him and his bandmates the first contemporary Christian act to score a ...

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LIVING COLOUR's COREY GLOVER Collaborates With STEPHEN DEACUTIS: 'Final Resting Place' Video

The official music video for "Final Resting Place", the first single from STEVIE D FEAT. COREY GLOVER, a musical partnership between producer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen DeAcutis a.k.a. Stevie D and legendary singer Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR), can be seen below. The track is taken from STEVIE D FEAT. COREY GLOVER's debut album, "Torn From The ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release 'Revelation' Album In August

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on August 23 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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Former BIOHAZARD And AGNOSTIC FRONT Members Launch THE TAKE

New York hardcore/punk veterans Will Shepler (AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL), Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, SPUDMONSTERS, BLOODCLOT) and Carlos Congate (45 ADAPTERS, URBAN NOISE, LEGION 76) have joined forces to create THE TAKE. Shepler, a drummer of legend, is back on the scene after a long hiatus, in which time he's gained a family and a degree. He ...

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L.A. GUNS: Music Video For 'The Devil You Know' Title Track

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video ...

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SLIPKNOT Treated CHRIS FEHN Like A 'Second-Class Citizen,' Says His Attorney

An attorney for ex-SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn says that he was forced to take legal action against his former bandmates because he was presented with a contract that would have effectively relegated him to "second-class-citizen" status. On March 13, the 46-year-old Fehn sued SLIPKNOT's leaders, vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist Michael Shawn Crahan; the band's ...

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MICHAEL WILTON On QUEENSRŸCHE's 1999 'Q2K' Album: 'We Were Just Fragmented And Trying To Experiment'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE about the band's new studio album, "The Verdict". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On QUEENSRŸCHE still writing and recording new material well into their third decade as a ...

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Ex-SLIPKNOT Percussionist CHRIS FEHN Thought Everyone In The Band 'Was Being Treated Equally,' Says His Attorney

The attorney for ex-SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn says that he was forced to take legal action against his former bandmates because he was unable to get information about a number of SLIPKNOT-related businesses. On March 13, the 46-year-old Fehn sued SLIPKNOT's leaders, vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist Michael Shawn Crahan; the band's manager, Robert Shore; ...

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