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IGGY POP To Executive-Produce 'Punk' Docuseries Feat. JOHNNY ROTTEN. MARKY RAMONE, DUFF MCKAGAN

Premium network EPIX has greenlit "Punk", a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos. Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the punk movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray's Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk. The series is currently in production, and will premiere on ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Third Album On The Way

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — has started recording its third album for a tentative late ...

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EVERGREY Frontman: 'On Each And Every Album, We Try To Progress And Do Things Differently'

Metal Wani's Carl O'Rourke recently conducted an interview with frontman Tom S. Englund of acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY about the band's upcoming studio album, "The Atlantic". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EVERGREY operates without any musical boundaries: Tom: "Yeah, the ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On Why NIGHTWISH Took A Year Off: 'The Passion Just Wasn't There'

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke with Spain's Metal Journal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On revisiting some of NIGHTWISH's earliest material during the band's ongoing "Decades" tour: Tuomas: "Nostalgia would be the perfect word to describe how we feel. It really is ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'That Was Me Capitulating To MARTY FRIEDMAN's Desires To Be More Of An Alternative Band'

Dave Mustaine says that MEGADETH's "Risk" was the result of him "capitulating" to Marty Friedman's "desires to be more of an alternative band." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, pop rock ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Martyrs' Video

"Martyrs", the new video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is taken from SOEN's fourth album, "Lotus", which will be released on February 1, 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Driven by the contrast of different moods, and ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Disposable Heroes' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA will release a limited-edition vinyl of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic" this winter. The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural "Helping Hands" benefit concert held in San Francisco on November 3. "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic ...

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CHAS WEST And ROY Z Join Forces In WEST BOUND; 'Volume I' Album Due In February

WEST BOUND is a hard-hitting new rock band formed in the Los Angeles area by vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), with a lineup completed by Jimmy Burkard (guitar), Jason Cornwell (bass) and Dave "Chilli" Moreno (drums). Additionally, Stephen LeBlanc provides keyboards ...

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KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's 'Loud Krazy Love' Film To Premiere On SHOWTIME This Month

A new trailer for "Loud Krazy Love", an unconventional new documentary chronicling the chaotic and unexpectedly uplifting life story of Brian "Head" Welch, best known as guitarist and co-founder of KORN, can be seen below. The 86-minute film directed by first-time feature filmmakers Trey Hill and Scott Mayo will premiere Friday, December 14 at 10 ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman: 'A Lot Of People Now Call Us 'The PANTERA Of Death Metal' Because Of The Grooves'

Jerry of Rauta conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their November 9 concert at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the evolution of KATAKLYSM's sound from an extreme death metal ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Recordings For Second Album Begin

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. The follow-up to last year's "The Dark Element" will tentatively arrive in the fall of 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Olzon says: "I'm so excited that me ...

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DON DOKKEN Says DOKKEN Will Record 'Straight-Up, Straight-Ahead' And 'Classic-Sounding' New Album in February

During a recent appearance on "The Classic Metal Show" podcast, DOKKEN vocalist Don Dokken said that the band plans to finish recording their new album — the group's first since 2012's "Broken Bones" — in February, and that it won't be released through recent label partner Frontiers Music Srl. "The whole month of February, I ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members Featured On 'Stay Tuned' Charity Album

"Stay Tuned" is the passion project of Austrian multi-instrumentalist Bernhard Welz. Not unlike other musicians, Welz often gathers his musical friends around to play and sing along to the songs he wrote, produced and arranged. The difference between him and others is however, that his friends include some of the greatest rock and roll legends ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sing DEEP PURPLE's 'Burn' At Bethlehem Stop Of 'Generation Axe' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi performing the DEEP PURPLE classic "Burn" on November 27 at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania stop of the "Generation Axe" tour can be seen below. Vai recently told the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW that the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours in ...

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METALLICA To Release 'Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic' In February

METALLICA, the All Within My Hands Foundation and its contributors commemorate Giving Tuesday with the launching of the pre-order for the limited-edition vinyl release of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic". The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural ...

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NIGHT RANGER's JACK BLADES: 'There's Nothing Worse To Me Than A Musician Getting Up On A Soapbox And Starting To Lecture People'

NIGHT RANGER bassist/vocalist Jack Blades recently spoke with the Salisbury, Maryland radio station Classic Rewind 949 JackFM. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what keeps the band motivated: Jack: "I'm a musician. It's in my blood. This is what I do as a career. Brad ...

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JASON BONHAM Says He Listens To LED ZEPPELIN Bootlegs To Study His Father's Live Performances

Drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, THE CIRCLE, BONHAM, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING) was recently interviewed by the Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station 97.5 KMOD's "DOMKcast" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how faithfully he performs his father's drum parts faithfully during LED ZEPPELIN ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'I'm Truly Living The Dream'

Guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ZAKK SABBATH) recently spoke with Deathwish Coffee's "Fueled By Death Cast" podcast. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Deathwish Coffee). On returning to Ozzy's band: Zakk: "It's business as usual. I always said back in ...

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