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BENEDICTION Working On First Album In 10 Years

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION are in the process of writing their first album in 10 years. After getting together a few months ago, guitarists and original members Darren Brookes and Peter Rewinsky have been compiling ideas for a new release. Both agree that it's the best stuff they have written for a really ...

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BUMBLEFOOT Calls SONS OF APOLLO 'An Interesting Coming Together Of Musical Personalities'

Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-GUNS N'ROSES) was recently interviewed by RadioactiveMike Z. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On recording SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Ron: "With technology today, it's so easy to just piece things together, and there's a disconnect. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On 'Prioritizing' SONS OF APOLLO: 'This Isn't Just Some Sort Of Recording Project; This Is A Real Band'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Let's Rock. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Korea Guitar): On why SONS OF APOLLO wasn't formed sooner: Mike: "[Keyboardist] Derek [Sherinian] and myself, along with [bassist] Billy Sheehan and [guitarist] Tony MacAlpine, ...

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Hear New A PERFECT CIRCLE Song 'Disillusioned'

A PERFECT CIRCLE has released a brand new song called "Disillusioned", the second track to be heard from the band's upcoming album. Back in October, A PERFECT CIRCLE released another song called "The Doomed". The official music video for the track was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn. "Disillusioned" stands in stark contrast to ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's BILLY HOWERDEL: 'We're Very Lucky That Fans Have Let Us Stay At This Level After Being Absent For A While'

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how often he wrote music even while A PERFECT CIRCLE was inactive: Billy: "Constantly. But, I never flesh them ...

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TOM KEIFER Says 'Country Influence' In His Music Comes From Listening To THE ROLLING STONES, Not From Living In Nashville

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has confirmed to AntiHero Magazine that he has commenced writing material for the follow-up to his debut solo album, 2013's "The Way Life Goes". "There has definitely been some song ideas, gathering or collecting," he said. "Once 'The Way Life Goes' was released and the many years that we ...

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MR. BIG: Video Recap Of Return To The Philippines

A video recap of MR. BIG's October 12 return to Manila, the Philippines can be seen below. MR. BIG is on tour promoting its ninth studio album, "Defying Gravity", which was released on July 7 via Frontiers Music Srl. The effort is available at traditional retail and all digital service providers, as is a deluxe-edition ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Bassist Defends A PERFECT CIRCLE's No-Cell-Phone Policy

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael has defended A PERFECT CIRCLE's strict no-cell-phone policy at all concerts, saying that the Maynard James Keenan-fronted outfit regularly performs previously unreleased material that should not be experienced for the first time through a low-quality YouTube recording. It was reported in early November that more than 60 concertgoers ...

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BIOHAZARD's BILLY GRAZIADEI Explains SCOTT ROBERTS's Exit, Looks Back On Original-Lineup Reunion

Guitarist, vocalist, and producer Billy Graziadei (BIOHAZARD, POWERFLO) was interviewed on a recent episode of Doc Coyle's (GOD FORBID, BAD WOLVES) "The Ex Man" podcast. Graziadei spoke about how forming BIOHAZARD helped him stay out of trouble in the streets, the band's unique sound and genesis of blending hardcore, metal, and hip hop, how fame ...

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SAINTED SINNERS Feat. Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE: 'Back With A Vengeance' Album Due In February

SAINTED SINNERS, the band featuring former ACCEPT singer David Reece, will release its second album, "Back With A Vengeance", on February 16, 2018 via El Puerto Records. Expressing the "pure essence of rock 'n' roll" was the ambition that paired those four well-known and experienced musicians together in early 2016 to create and play the ...

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Watch Multi-Camera Footage Of TOM KEIFER's Concert In Westland, Michigan

Quality multi-camera video footage of CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer's December 15 performance at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan can be seen below (video produced by George S Pogacich). Keifer, who recently released an expanded compilation of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, "The Way Life Goes", told Detroit's WRIF radio station about the progress ...

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BILLY CORGAN To Appear On 'Last Call With Carson Daly'

Tune in to NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly" tonight to catch an interview with two-time Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan. Corgan released his critically acclaimed second solo album, "Ogilala", on October 13 via BMG. Produced by Rick Rubin, the album presents Corgan's distinctive vocals and melodies across a sparse, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Performs BLACK SABBATH Favorites, Solo Classics With ROYAL MACHINES (Video)

Ozzy Osbourne joined ROYAL MACHINES on stage last night (Saturday, December 16) at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California to perform six songs, including "I Don't Know" and the BLACK SABBATH classics "Paranoid" and "Iron Man". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. ROYAL MACHINES is the "all-star covers fun-times band" featuring ...

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POWERFLO Feat. BIOHAZARD, CYPRESS HILL, Ex-FEAR FACTORY Members: 'Less Than A Human' Video

"Less Than A Human", the new video from POWERFLO — the band featuring BIOHAZARD's Billy Graziadei and former FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers alongside Sen Dog from CYPRESS HILL, Rogelio Lozano from DOWNSET, and Brazilian drummer Fernando Schaefer — can be seen below. The song is taken from POWERFLO's self-titled debut album, which was ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Bulgarian Concert W/ Orchestra To Be Recorded For Release

SONS OF APOLLO — the new progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will perform alongside an orchestra during their concert appearance at ...

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New JIMI HENDRIX Album, 'Both Sides Of The Sky', Due In March

On March 9, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, proudly release "Both Sides Of The Sky", a dynamic new Jimi Hendrix album featuring 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970 — 10 of which have never before been released. The album will be released on multiple formats including ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Guitarist Once Again Defends 'No-Cell-Phone' Policy At Concerts: 'We Would Like You To Be With Us, Present'

A PERFECT CIRCLE's Billy Howerdel has once again defended the band's strict no-cell-phone policy at all concerts, saying that it's "rude" for anyone to be "sticking your phone up in front of the face of the person behind you." The guitarist's latest comments come a month after it was reported that more than 60 concertgoers ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, GODSMACK, ALICE IN CHAINS, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Set For Next Year's CAROLINA REBELLION

Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents are bringing a diverse and unprecedented music lineup to the eighth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday, May 4, Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018. The Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion music lineup ...

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