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'What Is Metal' To DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA?

Terry Stevens of the Rock 94.7 radio station conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara at this year's Rock USA festival, which was held this past weekend in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. Asked "what is metal" to Dez Fafara, he responded: "I think it's gotta have attitude, it's gotta ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Going Through Changes' Photo Book Due In September

Due on September 28 via Wymer, "Black Sabbath: Going Through Changes" is a photographic journey of BLACK SABBATH during the halcyon days of the seventies. Throughout a long and sometimes turbulent career, BLACK SABBATH's classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward virtually created the blueprint for heavy rock. With eight ...

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How Would A Successful Artist Manager Handle AS I LAY DYING's Comeback After TIM LAMBESIS's Release From Prison?

OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (pictured), who is also a successful artist manager, was asked during a recent appearance on "Jon's Untitled Podcast" how he would have handled — from a band-manager perspective — AS I LAY DYING's comeback after the band's lead vocalist, Tim Lambesis, served two years in prison for soliciting the ...

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THE WATCHERS Feat. SPIRALARMS, ORCHID Members: 'Seven Tenets' Video

"Seven Tenets", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area stoner/doom heavyweights THE WATCHERS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Black Abyss", which was released in March via Ripple Music. THE WATCHERS is a gathering of international seasoned players Tim Narducci (SPIRALARMS, WHITE WITCH CANYON) on vocals, Carter ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'WARREN DEMARTINI Was Not Fired' From RATT

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that Warren DeMartini "didn't wanna go out there" and play shows with the band, leading to the guitarist's departure from the group. Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which made its live debut Saturday night (July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Joining ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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GUS G.: Why FIREWIND Did Not Become Bigger

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, was recently interviewed by "The Classic Metal Show". You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if he thinks his decision to join Ozzy's band in 2009 ...

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Renowned Artist Manager And Bassist ROB 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Launches 'A New Level' Podcast

Rob "Blasko" Nicholson is recognized internationally as the renowned current bassist for metal legend Ozzy Osbourne (and formerly for ROB ZOMBIE, DANZIG, PRONG and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER), and also as a successful artist manager. Blasko's significant experience in both of these distinct roles certifies him with a unique perspective of the inner workings of the music ...

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Witch Mountain - WITCH MOUNTAIN

When bands shake up their lineups, the changes can be significant as far as the nature of future output as well as public perception. The impact is oftentimes much more profound when the change involves the vocalist, especially with regard to how the audience will respond. Needless to say, it was a big deal to ...

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FOO FIGHTERS On VINNIE PAUL: 'You Were One In A Million'

FOO FIGHTERS have commented on the passing of Vinnie Paul Abbott. The former PANTERA drummer reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on Friday, June 22. In a statement posted to their social-media sites, FOO FIGHTERS wrote: "Vinnie... to the man with the slickest kicks and the best vibe ALWAYS. You ...

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