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PAUL STANLEY On Possibility Of Guest Appearances By ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS During 'End Of The Road' Tour: 'That Door Is Open'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley says that it's still possible that original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will make guest appearances during the band's "End Of The Road" tour. "Who knows?" he said during a recent interview with the "Torg And Eliott" morning show on 96.3 WLVQ in Columbus, Ohio (hear audio below). "I have ...

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ATREYU To Begin Work On New Music In 2020

ATREYU guitarist Travis Miguel spoke to the "Mike James Rock Show" at last month's Slam Dunk festival about the band's plans to begin work on the follow-up to 2018's "In Our Wake" album. "As of right now, we're concentrating mostly on touring as much as we can," he said (see video below). "We have this ...

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Listen To New NORTHLANE Song 'Talking Heads'

"Talking Heads", a new song from Sydney, Australia metallers NORTHLANE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Alien", which will be released on August 2 via UNFD. For a band that has traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, "Alien" is easily the most personal statement ...

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RAVEN Frontman On Almost Going Into Business With OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE: 'You Could Maybe Say We Dodged A Bullet'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British metal legends RAVEN. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On being part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene: John: "We had the first independent metal album out in England, which was 'Rock Until ...

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AVATAR Vocalist On Upcoming Tour With BABYMETAL: 'I Like The Opportunity Of Doing Something Different'

Prior to AVATAR's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist Johannes Eckerström spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's recent live release, "The King Live In Paris": Johannes: "For many ...

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MANOWAR's JOEY DEMAIO: 'We Are Not Retiring'

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio says that the band is "not retiring," despite the fact that it announced its "final" tour more than three years ago. Back in May 2016, MANOWAR revealed that it would say "thank you", "farewell" and "goodbye" to its fans on a world tour that would be "bigger and beyond anything" the ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist Thinks 'Lords Of Chaos' Movie Will 'Attract A Whole New Audience' To Black Metal

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) recently spoke with The Offering webzine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, 2016's "Where Shadows Forever Reign": Lord Ahriman: "I still feel very strong about it. It's a great record, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Was Told He Was Too Short To Audition For KISS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke with Sam Ash Music. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he practices: Marty: "I've never considered anything that I've done practicing. I was never one of those wood-shedding in a bedroom with a metronome type. [I've] always ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN On DISTURBED's Maturity: 'We're More At Ease With Wearing Our Heart On Our Sleeve'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist David Draiman spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent European headline tour, their first in nearly a decade: David: ...

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SEETHER To Release New Album In Early 2020

SEETHER is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "Poison The Parish" LP for a tentative early 2020 release. Drummer John Humphrey told T95 The Rock Station at last weekend's Rocklahoma festival: "We've been home since the holidays, kind of recharging our batteries. We've done a couple of shows, and ...

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VADER: Lyric Video For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Steeler'

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER have just released a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" via Nuclear Blast. The effort contains four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art was painted by ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's Next Album Will Be 'Much Heavier'

Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are already working on material for the follow-up to "The End Of Chaos" album, which came out this past January. Singer Eric "A.K." Knutson told The Metal Voice that guitarists Michael Gilbert and Steve Conley "wrote, like, 40-something songs for ['The End Of Chaos'], so we've got a lot ...

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CHEVELLE Re-Teams With Producer JOE BARRESI For New Album

CHEVELLE has entered Joe's House Of Compression studio in Pasadena, California with producer Joe Barresi (KYUSS, MELVINS, THE JESUS LIZARD) to begin recording its new album for a tentative early 2020 release. Earlier this month, drummer Sam Loeffler spoke HardDrive Radio about the upcoming follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor", saying: "We've only done about ...

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ACE FREHLEY Completes Work On 'Origins Vol. 2'

Ace Frehley has confirmed that he has completed work on "Origins Vol. 2", the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist. "Pretty much the whole concept behind that album is redoing songs of bands that influenced me growing up," Ace told Oklahoma's KATT Rock 100.5 radio station in ...

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MINISTRY Recruits Former TOOL Bassist PAUL D'AMOUR

Industrial metal legends MINISTRY have recruited former TOOL member Paul D'Amour as their new bassist. A founding member of TOOL, D'Amour played on the band's classic albums "Opiate" and "Undertow" and recorded some of the early demos for 1995's "Aenima" before leaving due to personal differences and being replaced by Justin Chancellor. In a new ...

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