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NITA STRAUSS Says 'Crossroads' Movie Changed Her Life: 'All I Did From That Moment Forward Was Play The Guitar'

Guitarist Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, WE START WARS) was recently interviewed by Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what motivates her: Nita: "I guess sheer force of will and stubbornness. I've never met a girl in my life that wasn't pretty stubborn ...

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DEVILDRIVER Is Working On Staggered-Release Double Album: 'This Will Be The Record Of Our Career'

DEVILDRIVER has written 48 songs for what is planned to be a staggered-release double album. Even though the Dez Fafara-fronted outfit has spent most of the last couple of years recording its upcoming full-length collection of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", it has also been working on material for the follow-up to 2016's ...

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TOOL Members To Host Intimate Music Clinics

TOOL members Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Adam Jones (guitar) will take part in a series of music clinics next month. The musicians will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the group's music that will include discussing their writing process, dissecting tracks, as well as having an open question-and-answer discussion. Ticket holders will ...

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Video Premiere: BONFIRE's 'Stand Or Fall'

The official video for the song "Stand Or Fall" from German hard rockers BONFIRE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Temple Of Lies", which will be released on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as ...

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TOOL On New Album Recording Sessions: 'All Systems Are Go'

TOOL has released an official update on the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. The disc is being helmed by Joe Barresi, an acclaimed producer who has worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, VOLBEAT and SLIPKNOT, and who engineered and mixed TOOL's last LP, 2006's "10,000 Days". In a post on TOOL's web site and ...

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BONFIRE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Crazy Over You'

A lyric video for the song "Crazy Over You" from German hard rockers BONFIRE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Temple Of Lies", which will be released on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as ...

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KAMELOT Bassist's SAULT: 'Last Man Standing' Video

Rhythm-driven heavy rock band SAULT — featuring members of internationally acclaimed power metal group KAMELOT and groove metal outfit ARCANIUM, and guest appearances by members of KING DIAMOND, ONE EYED DOLL and more — has just released its debut full-length album, "Seeds Of Power". The official video for the song "Last Man Standing" can be ...

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TOOL Begins Recording New Album

According to a new Instagram post from TOOL guitarist Adam Jones, the band has finally entered the studio to begin recording its next LP. Last month, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed that he had finished writing the "words and melodies" to all but one new song for the new disc. Jones later wrote on ...

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HELMET: 'Life Or Death' Video Released

Video footage of HELMET performing the "Dead To The World" album track "Life Or Death" on April 28, 2017 at 170 Russell in Melbourne Australia can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Richard De Silva. As previously reported, HELMET and PRONG will join forces for a co-headlining U.S. tour in May. ...

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HELMET And PRONG Join Forces For U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

HELMET and PRONG will join forces for a co-headlining U.S. tour in May. The trek kicks off May 3 in Atlanta and concludes on May 26 at Baltimore's Maryland Deathfest. PRONG's Tommy Victor said in a statement: "Finally! HELMET and PRONG on tour together at last. The circle is now complete. rom the years of ...

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GEOFF TATE On Legal Battle With QUEENSRŸCHE: 'It Was Definitely An Uncomfortable Bump In The Road'

Ivor Whitten conducted an interview with Geoff Tate before the ex-QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer's January 12 concert at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked how he would categorize his music to someone who's never heard it, Tate said: ...

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Listen To Debut Album From LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN Feat. TOOL's DANNY CAREY And MASTODON's BRENT HINDS

LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN's self-titled debut album is available for streaming in its entirety below. The disc will be released this Friday, February 9 via Dine Alone Records. LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN is a genre-destroying supergroup featuring TOOL's Danny Carey on drums, MASTODON's Brent Hinds on guitar, director Jimmy Hayward ("Jonah Hex") on guitar, David ...

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BONFIRE To Release 'Temple Of Lies' Album In April

German hard rockers BONFIRE will release their new album, "Temple Of Lies", on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as BONFIRE. Counting the predecessor — a group called CACUMEN, which was also founded by Hans Ziller and featured more or less the ...

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SLIPKNOT's MICK THOMSON Discusses New Signature Soloist Guitars From JACKSON (Video)

Jackson has announced the release of the USA Signature Mick Thomson Soloist and the Pro Series Signature Mick Thomson Soloist SL2. One of metal's most successful and revered players, Thomson's game changing, take-no-prisoners approach to metal guitar has influenced countless musicians worldwide, while his black hole-heavy de-tuned guitar sound has been an integral part of ...

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TOOL Is 'Looking To Go Into The Studio' Very Soon

TOOL drummer Danny Carey spoke to Ireland's Overdrive about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" album. "It's all coming together really well," he said. "We'll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully we'll have ...

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