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KISS Manager On Why He Believes Band Can Continue Without Original Members: This Isn't 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Veteran talent manager Doc McGhee (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI) was recently interviewed by Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his early days as a manager: Doc: "You start [by] learning what not to do. If you have ...

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ZAKK WYLDE, GEORGE LYNCH, PAUL GILBERT Perform Popular DISNEY Songs On 'Disney Super Guitar' Album

The new instrumental album "Disney Super Guitar" features guitarists Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Paul Gilbert (MR. BIG), Tak Matsumoto (B'Z), George Lynch (DOKKEN), Orianthi, and others performing hard-rocking, virtuosic versions of timeless Disney songs. With cover art depicting Mickey Mouse "shredding" on an electric guitar, "Disney Super Guitar" arrives worldwide on April ...

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Video Premiere: PRAYING MANTIS's 'Keep It Alive'

British rockers PRAYING MANTIS will release their 11th studio album, "Gravity", on May 11 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "Keep It Alive", can be seen below. "Gravity" track listing: 01. Keep It Alive 02. Mantis Anthem 03. Time Can Heal 04. 39 Years 05. Gravity 06. Ghosts ...

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ORGY To Release 'Army To Your Party' Single, '#newmusic' Album

Electronic rockers ORGY have been consistently releasing addictive EDM-influenced singles for the better part of the last decade, and their newest super single, "Army To Your Party", featuring buzzworthy rapper Crichy Crich, is no exception. Listen to a sample of "Army To Your Party" below. "Army To Your Party" can be pre-ordered now via iTunes, ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of Geneva, Stuttgart Concerts

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "One" on April 11 at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland and a cover of the DIAMOND HEAD classic "Am I Evil?" on April 9 at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany can be seen below. METALLICA has played 16 shows in Europe since early February and has another eight ...

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IRON ANGEL: 'Blood And Leather' Video

"Blood And Leather", the new video from IRON ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Hellbound", which will be released on May 4 through Scandinavia's premiere metal-rock label Mighty Music. IRON ANGEL is one of the true cult legends of the German speed metal genre. Formed in the ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Postpone U.S. Tour

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, has postponed its previously announced spring U.S. tour with KING PARROT until late summer/early fall. Says Anselmo: "I've decided to delay the PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS/KING PARROT tour until August-September. As many of you know, I ...

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Germany's NAILED TO OBSCURITY Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

German metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band is currently writing material for a new studio album. For more than ten years, NAILED TO OBSCURITY from Northern Germany has successfully developed its distinctive style, somewhere between melodic death metal and doom with progressive influences. Their underground debut, "Abyss…", exhibited ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Montreal

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on April 12 at Piranha Bar in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN: Why I Needed To Take A Break From THE WINERY DOGS

In a brand new interview with Sofa King Cool, guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was once again asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). "We did the first record [2013's self-titled album]; ...

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Listen To New PRAYING MANTIS Song 'Keep It Alive'

British rockers PRAYING MANTIS will release their 11th studio album, "Gravity", on May 11 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's opening track, "Keep It Alive", can now be streamed below. "Gravity" track listing: 01. Keep It Alive 02. Mantis Anthem 03. Time Can Heal 04. 39 Years 05. Gravity 06. Ghosts Of The Past 07. ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Gets Action-Figure Treatment

An eight-inch action figure of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian is coming this fall from NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association). Said Scott: "Scott Ian 8" action figure with three heads! Created by toy masters #necatoys. Pre-order now and receive my signature on the box! Includes my infamous 'Walking Dead' appearance Walker head! Paying close attention to ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist's DENNERS TRICKBAG: Second Album In The Works

DENNERS TRICKBAG, the band featuring legendary MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner, has entered the studio to finalize its second album. DENNERS TRICKBAG's debut disc was released in September 2013. Denner previously said about DENNERS TRICKBAG's formation: "I got the idea one evening when I was sitting at home philosophizing about whom I ...

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LIV SIN Covers DANZIG's 'Devil's Plaything' For 'Inverted' EP

LIV SIN, the new band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, has released its cover version of the DANZIG song "Devil's Plaything". The track will appear on LIV SIN's upcoming EP, "Inverted", which will be issued on May 25. The vinyl-only release, which was produced by Martin Sandvik of HARDCORE SUPERSTAR at ...

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Black Metal Supergroup TWILIGHT To Release 'Trident Death Rattle' EP In May

Influential American black metal supergroup TWILIGHT will release its final recording, "Trident Death Rattle", on May 1 via Ascension Monuments Media. Featuring three previously unreleased tracks from the 2012 "III: Beneath Trident's Tomb" LP sessions, the extended play is much more an experimental output than its predecessors. It's a dark, uncomfortable listen — much like ...

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KORN Frontman Kicks Off Solo Tour In Portland (Video)

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis began his solo tour in support of his forthcoming album, "Black Labyrinth", on Friday (April 6) in Portland, Oregon. Davis's set was weighed heavily in favor of the new LP, along with songs he wrote for the soundtrack of the 2002 movie "Queen Of The Damned" and a cover of Neil ...

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Mindfucker - MONSTER MAGNET

For the band's 11th album, the first in five years, MONSTER MAGNET gets back to its roots by wringing out some old-school grit rock. By mere title alone, "Mindfucker" is designed to get your attention, as if the year is 1985 instead of 2018 and the band is begging to make the Filthy Fifteen. Filthy ...

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Earthrage - W.E.T.

Although his impressive resume boasts stints with JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE and Roger Taylor's QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA, to say nothing of a discography that numbers into three digits, it wasn't until recent years that the profile of Jeff Scott Soto has grown to match his considerable vocal talents. Perhaps that's because, with the possible exception ...

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JON SCHAFFER Says '2019 Is Realistic' For Next DEMONS & WIZARDS Album

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall conducted an interview with ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer prior to the band's March 28 concert at The Shelter in Detroit, Michigan. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what ICED EARTH has planned after their "Incorruptible" North American tour: Jon: "We're going ...

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