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L.A. GUNS Parts Ways With Guitarist MICHAEL GRANT

Guitarist Michael Grant has left L.A. GUNS "to pursue other interests including his solo project, MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS," according to a statement from L.A. GUNS. The band adds: "L.A. GUNS thanks Michael for his contributions, and we wish him all the best with his future endeavors." L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns said in ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: 'Ejection' Video Released

Two weeks ago, MONSTER MAGNET premiered the second single from its forthcoming album, "Mindfucker" — a smokin'-hot, rocket-fueled version of HAWKWIND lead singer Robert Calvert's "Ejection". The original song is a true '70s classic and couldn't be a better choice to lead the way to what to expect from MONSTER MAGNET's 11th studio album. No ...

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TRIVIUM Bassist On His Twitter Feud With ALL THAT REMAINS Frontman: 'It's Something I Felt That Needed To Be Said'

TRIVIUM's Paolo Gregoletto has commented on his Twitter fight with ALL THAT REMAINS's Phil Labonte, explaining that it gave him a chance to say "something that needed to be said and said by someone in a band." The war of words between the two musicians started after Labonte appeared on Internet provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos's InfoWars ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN To Release 'The Wolf Bites Back' Album In June

London, England's ORANGE GOBLIN has completed work on its new album, "The Wolf Bites Back", for a June release via Candlelight/Spinefarm. The nine-song disc was recorded at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, GRAVE PLEASURES, PARADISE LOST, CATHEDRAL). Vocalist Ben Ward commented: "We are very excited about this new album. 'The Wolf Bites ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says Group Will Continue To Write And Release New Music: 'That's The Whole Point Of Being In A Band'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by the New Bern, North Carolina radio station 106.5 WSFL. The three-part conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Pour Some Sugar On Me": Phil: "I wrote the riff. Mutt [Lange, producer] wrote the intro and played it finger-style. I ...

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Listen To New MONSTER MAGNET Song 'Ejection'

The song "Ejection" from MONSTER MAGNET can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 11th album, "Mindfucker", which will be released on March 23 via Napalm. The disc "is different, a step forward and a step back at the same time to the almighty roots of hard rock music, kindled by the ...

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Y&T Frontman Explains Documentary Delay

Iconic Bay Area rockers Y&T are still working on their long-awaited documentary, "On With The Show", to be released before the end of the year. "It's been taking an extremely long time to get that thing sorted out," frontman Dave Meniketti told Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103 in a recent interview ...

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JOE SATRIANI On 'G3' Tourmates JOHN PETRUCCI And PHIL COLLEN: 'We're Definitely Out There Pushing Each Other'

"G3" tourmates Joe Satriani, John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) and Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD) were recently interviewed by the New York City classic rock radio station Q104.3. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how Collen came to be invited to join the tour: Joe: "Last August, ...

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SKINDRED Releases 'Machine' Music Video

Welsh "ragga metal" band SKINDRED has released a music video for its new single, "Machine". The clip features actor and stuntman Neil Chapelhow, best known for his work in the films "Wonder Woman" and "Fantastic Beasts". The band states: "When we were told we were doing a video with the stunt team that's be behind ...

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BLITZKRIEG To Release 'Judge Not!' Album In April

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) veterans BLITZKRIEG will release their new album, "Judge Not!", on April 27 via Mighty Music. The follow-up to 2013's "Back From Hell" was recorded at Downcast Base HQ in Newcastle, U.K. by Phil Davies, but the band elected to use a different studio this time around for mixing. ...

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TESLA To Release 'Shock' Album In The Fall

TESLA has set "Shock" as the title of its ninth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall. The long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was helmed by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who co-wrote and produced the TESLA song "Save That Goodness", which was released in August 2016 and included on the "Mechanical Resonance Live!" album. ...

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The Age of Absurdity - PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS

From a healing perspective, Phil Campbell couldn't have picked a better time to engage full-on in a project post-MOTÖRHEAD. What he must feel at this point in rock history, now that "Fast" Eddie Clarke has joined Lemmy Kilmister and "Philthy" Phil Taylor in the afterlife, MOTÖRHEAD's faded classic lineup. Ol' Wizzo clocked in 32 years ...

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