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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Says KEVIN DUBROW Is 'Irreplaceable'

Michele from Long Branch, New Jersey radio station 107.1 The Boss recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On surpassing both Michael Jackson and THE POLICE on the charts with 1983's "Metal Health": Frankie: "It was interesting ...

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Former ANGRA Singer ANDRÉ MATOS Died Of Heart Attack

The official Facebook page of André Matos, former lead singer of the Brazilian metal band ANGRA, has confirmed that the musician died of a heart attack on Saturday (June 8). Because André was "an extremely reserved person" who made it clear while he was alive that he did not want his family to have a ...

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ANVIL Frontman Says METALLICA Came Across Like They Were 'Whining And Complaining' In 'Some Kind Of Monster' Documentary

"Rock Hard With Jay Conroy" recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what territories ANVIL had a record deal while opening up for larger bands during the early part of their career: ...

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BURNING WITCHES Recruit SHADOWRISE Singer LAURA GULDEMOND

Swiss heavy metallers BURNING WITCHES have recruited Laura Guldemond, vocalist of the Dutch symphonic metal band SHADOWRISE, as their new lead singer. She joins the group as the replacement for Seraina Telli, who exited BURNING WITCHES earlier in the month. Guldemond made her live debut with BURNING WITCHES earlier this week at the Sweden Rock ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL: 'Every Album We've Ever Done, We've Tried To Make It Better Than The One Before'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill recently spoke with Crazy Bob from the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania radio station 101.5 Bob Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the keys to the band's longevity: Ian: "Apart from a sense of humor? It's moving forward, really. Every album we've ...

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PHIL RIND On Asking DAVE MCCLAIN To Rejoin SACRED REICH: 'Instead Of Getting A Guy, Why Not Just Get The Guy?'

Prior to SACRED REICH's May 17 performance in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), bassist/vocalist Phil Rind spoke with Metal Master Kingdom. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group decided to make a new album, the forthcoming "Awakening": Phil: "Songs. All that time [since ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On 'Different' New Album 'Tenderness': 'I Just Keep Trying To Grow As A Musician And Push Boundaries'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Tenderness": Duff: "This kind of more austere, restrained sort of music is something I've wanted ...

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Former ANGRA Singer ANDRÉ MATOS Dead At 47

André Matos, former lead singer of the Brazilian metal bands ANGRA and VIPER, has died at the age of 47. His death was confirmed by ex-ANGRA drummer Ricardo Confessori, who also played with Matos in SHAMAN (a.k.a. SHAAMAN). Ricardo wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with deep pain in our hearts that we say ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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RED Releases New Single, 'The Evening Hate'

Grammy-nominated, RIAA gold-certified rock band RED has released a digital single, "The Evening Hate", via its newly formed Red Entertainment label with distribution for the first time from The Fuel Music into digital and streaming outlets globally. The song's accompanying music video and short film, written, directed and produced by RED and starring the band, ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), performed at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As expected, ...

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