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METAL CHURCH To Release 'Damned If You Do' Album In December

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release their 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and Japan via King Records. The latest release is the follow-up to 2016's "XI", which saw the return of legendary ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's DAVE NAVARRO: 'Guitar Playing Is A Gift'

Ernie Ball's latest "String Theory" episode features JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro. In the clip below, Dave discusses his beginnings with music and guitar, his love of playing and his relationship with Ernie Ball. "Guitar playing is a gift," Navarro said. "It's something I got into when I was, I think, seven years old. I ...

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SKINLAB Signs With ART IS WAR RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans SKINLAB have inked a deal with Art Is War Records. The newly launched full-service label is providing artist services with physical and digital distribution in partnership with Amplified Distribution. SKINLAB is putting the finishing touches on its fifth studio album for a 2019 release. Lucas Joyner, CEO of Art ...

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Listen To Early Version Of METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' From '…And Justice For All' 30th-Anniversary Reissue

A "writing in progress" verson of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw", recorded in December 1987 in drummer Lars Ulrich's garage in El Cerrito, California can be heard below. The track will be included on the 30th-anniversary reissue of METALLICA's breakthrough fourth album "…And Justice For All", due on November 2 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. ...

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SAXON To Celebrate 40th Anniversary In 2019

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has told Moshpit Passion in a new interview that the band is planning to celebrate a special milestone in 2019. "We are touring until December, I think, but we've got something planned next year for our 40th anniversary," he said (see video below). "So I'm looking forward to that. There should ...

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Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv - THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

For those that have followed DEVIN TOWNSEND's career since his humbler mid-'90s beginnings with the harsher industrial-metal insanity of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD — and before that, as vocalist for Steve Vai's 1993 rocker "Sex & Religion" — it has to be incredibly satisfying to see the eclectic Canadian musician proudly making music on his own ...

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Original WHITESNAKE Guitarist BERNIE MARSDEN Discusses 1964 Gibson Firebird 1 Guitar In 'Tales Of Tone And Volume' Trailer

Rufus Publications will release the book "Bernie Marsden - Tales Of Tone And Volume" in November. In the trailer below, Marsden discusses the 1964 Gibson Firebird 1 guitar. Marsden is one of the U.K.'s foremost rock and blues guitarists, famous for his time in professional bands since 1972 and a founding member of one of ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Video Of Santander, Spain Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's September 21 performance at Escenario Santander in Santander, Spain can be seen below. Yngwie will take part in the 2018 edition of the "Generation Axe" tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. Beginning on November 7 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, the run ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says JUDAS PRIEST Should Have Considered Fans' Wishes When Deciding On GLENN TIPTON's Replacement For 'Firepower' Tour

Thomas S, Orwat Jr. of Rock Music Star recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that he wasn't invited to rejoin JUDAS PRIEST following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Says NEAL SCHON Is Considering 'Journey Through Time' Tour Next Year During Break From JOURNEY

Veteran drummer Deen Castronovo (THE DEAD DAISIES, JOURNEY, REVOLUTION SAINTS) recently spoke with "The Blaring Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with John Waite in BAD ENGLISH: Deen: "Professional, just very professional. He did what he was supposed to ...

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Video Premiere: STEVE PERRY's 'We're Still Here'

Former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry has released the official music video for his latest solo single, "We're Still Here". The song, which celebrates the continuity of life and a sense of camaraderie with a new generation, is taken from "Traces", his first solo album in more than two decades, due on October 5 via Fantasy ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says It Was 'Extremely Unfair' Of IAN HILL To Claim That None Of JUDAS PRIEST Fans Were Missing Him

Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to open his upcoming autobiography, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", with him walking ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Is Not Interested In Starting Brand New Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing was recently interviewed by the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the deterioration of his relationship with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton: Downing: "I think everyone will know ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Drummer Says Group Hopes To Release New Album Next Spring

MUSHROOMHEAD drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton was recently interviewed by Ned of the Waterloo, Iowa radio station Rock 108. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recently released, "Evil Dead"-inspired music video for the song "We Are The Truth": Skinny: "I can't take single-handed credit ...

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