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Ex-SLIPKNOT Percussionist CHRIS FEHN Thought Everyone In The Band 'Was Being Treated Equally,' Says His Attorney

The attorney for ex-SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn says that he was forced to take legal action against his former bandmates because he was unable to get information about a number of SLIPKNOT-related businesses. On March 13, the 46-year-old Fehn sued SLIPKNOT's leaders, vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist Michael Shawn Crahan; the band's manager, Robert Shore; ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Third Album To Be Released Through CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of DEMONS & WIZARDS to a worldwide deal. Founded in 1999 by Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) and Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH), DEMONS & WIZARDS released two highly acclaimed albums, 1999s' "Demons & Wizards" and 2005's "Touched By The Crimson King". The band is currently recording its as-yet-untitled third ...

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ROB HALFORD On Spate Of Suicides In Rock: 'It's Just This Terrible Thing That Doesn't Seem To Go Away'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has emphasized the importance of trying to end the stigma connected to talking about mental health. Halford made his comments while discussing the recent deaths of fellow musicians Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington and Keith Flint, all of whom took their own lives after battling substance abuse and depression. Acknowledging that ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

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SLIPKNOT Officially Parts Ways With CHRIS FEHN

SLIPKNOT has officially parted ways with Chris Fehn. The masked metallers made the split official just days after it was reported that the percussionist had filed a lawsuit against his bandmates, claiming that he hasn't been properly compensated for his years of touring with the group. SLIPKNOT said in a statement: "SLIPKNOT's focus is on ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON: Video Of Entire Solo Tour Kickoff

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton kicked off his solo tour Wednesday night (March 13) at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Making a special guest appearance at the show for the song "The Truth Is Dead" was Mark's LAMB OF GOD bandmate, vocalist Randy ...

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Video Premiere: DEE SNIDER's 'Lies Are a Business'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has released a music video for the song "Lies Are a Business". The track is taken from his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ...

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CRASHDÏET To Release New Album This Year

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has re-signed with Frontiers Music Srl. The band's fifth album and follow-up to 2013's "The Savage Playground" will arrive before the end of the year. This past January, CRASHDÏET released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Celebrates First Year Of Sobriety

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody is celebrating his first year of sobriety this weekend. Moody's FIVE FINGER bandmate, bassist Chris Kael, congratulated his friend on the milestone, writing on Instagram: "Join me in celebrating @ivanmoody today on his One Year Sober Birthday! Roughly 75 percent of those who start the path to sobriety ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's ERIC 'A.K.' KNUTSON Is 'Singing At The Top Of His Game Right Now'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Gilbert of Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's the "difference maker" in FLOTSAM AND JETSAM considering the studio albums he's appeared on tend ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Calls 'The Verdict' 'A Complete Band Effort With Brilliant Chemistry'

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton recently spoke with Valentino Petrarca of WSOU 89.5 FM, the South Orange, New Jersey college radio station of Seton Hall University. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "The Verdict": Michael: "The writing process was a complete band ...

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