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BRIAN TATLER On DIAMOND HEAD's Early Sound: 'I Didn't Want To Be In A Punk Band, But I Wanted To Play Fast Songs'

Michael "MettleAngel" Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Belly Of The Beast", the opening track from the band's forthcoming "The Coffin Train" studio album: Brian: "It's ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Talks Upcoming Shows Celebrating 40th Anniversary Of RAINBOW's 'Down To Earth'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming Australian tour: Graham: "We're actually going to play the whole 'Down To Earth' album that I did with RAINBOW that's ...

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SANCTUARY To Release New Album In 2020

On December 13, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album "Shadow Work". At that time, SANCTUARY had already confirmed and announced a U.S. tour supporting ICED EARTH in February and March 2018 and, while shocked by Dane's passing, decided to turn it ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On K.K. DOWNING's Negative Comments About JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Disappointment More Than Anything'

Richie Faulkner says that "it's a disappointment more than anything" to see Kenneth "K.K." Downing making derogatory comments about JUDAS PRIEST in the press. Ever since the release of his autobiography last summer, Downing has been taking jabs at his former bandmates, saying that he left the group in 2011 over band conflict, shoddy management ...

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ZZ TOP: 'Sharp Dressed Man' Rock Musical Coming To Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment's team led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth along with lead producers Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju are developing "Sharp Dressed Man", a rock musical featuring ZZ TOP hits. The show is expected to open in 2020 in Las Vegas and will include ZZ TOP members, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, ...

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MICHAEL WILTON: Once TODD LA TORRE Came Into The Fold, QUEENSRŸCHE 'Was A Band Again'

"BODS Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's surprised QUEENSRŸCHE is still able to tour and release records in this climate: Michael: "Yeah, that's the way you do it ...

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KURT COBAIN's Final Photo-Shoot Cardigan Sold For $75,000

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its marquee music auction event "MUSIC Icons" on Saturday, May 18 live in Hard Rock Café Times Square in front of a packed crowd of collectors and music fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe. The mega-star lineup featured 670 ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR, NANCY WILSON, MICHAEL ANTHONY, JOE SATRIANI Perform 'Comfortably Numb' At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure'

Sammy Hagar's sixth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert took place last night (Wednesday, May 15) at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Artists performing at "Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI" included (in alphabetical order): Tom Johnston (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield, Nancy Wilson (HEART) and SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE, featuring Michael Anthony ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Born To Perish' Cover Artwork Unveiled

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming 17th studio album, "Born To Perish". This visualization was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more. A trailer where you can follow the creation of the artwork is ...

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VOLBEAT To Release 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' Album In August

Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT will release its seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", on August 2 via Republic Records. For the album, VOLBEATMichael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) — builds upon its distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock 'n' roll sound it is known for, while reaching ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'I Certainly Don't Intend To Retire Any Time Soon'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AVANTASIA's new album "Moonglow": Tobias: "It's not trendy. It's not flavor of the week, but it's put together with a lot ...

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