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JOHN BUSH On ARMORED SAINT's Studio Output: 'The Way I See It, It's All About The Quality, Not The Quantity'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", conducted an interview with ARMORED SAINT vocalist John Bush prior to the band's August 17 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California where it was performing its seminal 1991 album "Symbol Of Salvation" in full. You can ...

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HALESTORM Vocalist Says Her Brother Is 'Good' With Doing Backing Vocals For Threesome-Inspired Song 'Do Not Disturb'

HALESTORM vocalist Lzzy Hale recently spoke with the Fresno, California radio station 105.1 The Blaze. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what she enjoys doing during her spare time: Lzzy: "I go to a lot of metal shows when we're home. I don't know why, ...

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DREAM THEATER Launches 'Distance Over Time' In-Studio Video Series

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have launched the first in a series of three in-the-studio video interviews, where the entire band sat down and discussed how their upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", came together. "Distance Over Time" will be released on February 22, 2019. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Each Track Is Very, Very Exciting And Very, Very Unique'

Lotsofmuzik recently conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Lotsofmuzik: For [DREAM THEATER's upcoming] album ["Distance Over Time"], you guys decided to convene in an isolated property and work together in the album. When I heard about that, I couldn't help but ...

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TESTAMENT Singer Understands Why Certain Bands Use Off-Stage Backing Musicians And Pre-Recorded Tapes During Live Performances

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy says that he understands why certain rock and metal artists rely on off-stage backing musicians or use pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but ...

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Video Premiere: P.O.D.'s 'Listening For The Silence'

"Listening For The Silence", the new video from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Circles", which was released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell ...

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Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA Launches New Band BIAS

Former KORN drummer David Silveria has launched a new band called BIAS. He is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. Silveria, Dorame and Taback previously played together in CORE 10, which "imploded" earlier this year after releasing a couple of ...

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METALLICA Donates $100,000 To California Wildfire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has donated $100,000 toward wildfire relief efforts in California. The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism. "Sadly once again communities in California are experiencing historically devastating ...

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PAPA ROACH: 'Who Do You Trust?' Album Details Revealed; 'Not The Only One' Lyric Video Released

California alternative-rock quartet PAPA ROACH will release its 10th studio album, "Who Do You Trust?", on January 18, 2019 through Eleven Seven Music. The 12-track disc features the band's signature heavy rhythmic guitars and catchy hooks on "Who Do You Trust" and "Renegade Music", with "Not The Only One" supplying melody and emotionally charged lyrics. ...

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JINJER: 'Micro' EP Details Revealed

Ukrainian metal act JINJER will release a new five-song EP, "Micro", on January 11, 2019 via Napalm Records. Bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov comments: "Nearly two and a half years since releasing and touring for our 'King Of Everything' album, we all got the urge to start writing new music again. The passion to create new songs ...

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CKY Releases Cover of GG ALLIN Classic 'Bite It You Scum'

CKY has released a cover of the GG Allin classic "Bite It You Scum". The song is taken from the band's vinyl-only EP "Too Precious To Kill", which will be released in stores on Black Friday, November 23 (Record Store Day). "Nobody knows fucking GG Allin!" says CKY frontman and guitarist Chad I Ginsburg. "CKY ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Begin Recording New Album

LIMP BIZKIT is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its sixth studio album. Guitarist Wes Borland said in an Instragram post that the original plan was to start the follow-up to 2011's "Gold Cobra" last weekend, but wildfires in Southern California forced him and his bandmates to delay the process by a few ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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DAVE GROHL Cooks Barbecue For Southern California Firefighters

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl visited the firefighters at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas, California on Monday night (November 12), where he cooked barbecue for the crew. The station's Instagram page stated: "It was awesome to get a visit tonight from Dave Grohl of the @foofighters. He also treated ...

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STEVE VAI On Playing With FRANK ZAPPA: 'A Day Doesn't Pass Where I Don't Marvel That It All Happened'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is having fun on the "Generation Axe" tour, which sees him joining forces with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt ...

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STEEL PANTHER To Begin Recording Fifth Album This Week

California glam favorites STEEL PANTHER will enter the studio on Tuesday, November 13 to begin laying down drums for their fifth album. Drummer Stix Zadinia tweeted on Sunday: "Holy shit. We are doin it again!!! These songs are gonna fuuuuck your face up. In the cool way." STEEL PANTHER's latest album, "Lower The Bar", was ...

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