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DAVID LEE ROTH On VAN HALEN: 'We Never Got Along'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast, David Lee Roth spoke about his decision to leave VAN HALEN in 1985 to pursue a solo career. "Why did it fracture? 'Cause all rock bands fracture," he explained. "It turns into diverse interests. People have the friction of time. And ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says DONALD TRUMP Has 'Forever Changed' Politics, Claims 'Earth Has Never Been In Better Shape'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons — who is a former contestant on Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — says that he wasn't entirely surprised to see the billionaire real estate mogul become the 45th president of the United States. "Quite honestly, I didn't think of the presidency, but it takes a certain personality, certain DNA ...

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STEEL PANTHER To Release 'Heavy Metal Rules' Album In September

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER will release their fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a self-help manual and ultimate party album combined," was once again produced by Jay Ruston, who collaborated with the band on all ...

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Watch STATIC-X Perform In Hampton, New Hampshire

Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X's July 5 performance at Wally's Pub in Hampton, New Hampshire can be seen below. STATIC-X kicked off its reunion tour on June 18 in Tempe, Arizona. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to late STATIC-X frontman Wayne ...

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Couple Filmed Engaging In Sexual Act During BEHEMOTH Concert

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has shared a video of a couple engaging in a sexual act while in the moshpit during the band's performance Saturday night (July 6) at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark. In an accompanying message, Nergal wrote: "Well, I'm no veteran but I've seen things. I've seen a lot... yesterday ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Pro-Shot Video Of HELLFEST Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of DEADLAND RITUAL's June 22 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. DEADLAND RITUAL is the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA). DEADLAND RITUAL's setlist consists ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Vocalist Says Band's New Music Will Be 'Easier For The Listener To Really Grasp What's Going On'

AUGUST BURNS RED vocalist Jake Luhrs recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's upcoming tour, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of their third album, "Constellations": ...

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High Fantasy - GYGAX

If you've never had the pleasure of listening to GYGAX, go back and give "Dice Throwers and Rock 'n' Rollers", the opening track from last year's "2nd Edition", and blast at high volume. Therein lies everything you need about this band, from their unwavering devotion to the twin-lead evangelism of THIN LIZZY to their mastery ...

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New Song Premiere: ZINNGESCHREI's 'Amok'

Metal Assault Records has unveiled the final band lineup and track listing for "Metal Assault Mixtape - Vol. 1", the label's very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring nine of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music. Nine bands, nine brand new, previously unreleased tunes. One of the artists included on this mixtape ...

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CARNIFEX Releases Video For 'World War X' Title Track

San Diego, California-based metal outfit CARNIFEX will release its seventh studio album, "World War X", on August 2 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's second single, the album's title track, can be seen below. "World War X" was produced by CARNIFEX and Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, CHELSEA GRIN, JOB FOR A ...

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RANDY BLYTHE: 'If You're Sitting Behind A Computer Screen And Judging People, That Goes Against Everything This Music Stands For'

Randy Blythe says that the culture of outrage has become so pervasive in today's world that people are quick to condemn others in self-righteous indignation even before they have the facts. Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, the LAMB OF GOD frontman bemoaned today's call-out culture and how it is negatively impacting artistry. "In today's ...

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STATIC-X Bassist On Band's New Touring Singer: 'It's A Cool Thing To Have A Buddy Doing This With Us'

Tony Campos says that the vocalist who is wearing a mask in the likeness of late frontman Wayne Static during STATIC-X's reunion tour is a longtime "buddy" who is "recaptur[ing] the vibe and the spirit of what Wayne did." The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album ...

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Video: UFO Performs in Pratteln

Fan-filmed video footage of UFO's June 16 concert at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be seen below. The British rock legends have been rejoined by Neil Carter as they continue their 50th-anniversary "Last Orders" tour following the recent passing of Paul Raymond. Raymond died from a heart attack on April 13, just days after UFO ...

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Video: DUFF MCKAGAN Performs At Seattle Record Store

On June 18, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan took part in an in-store performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle, Washington. Video footage of the event can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "woodlawn1477"). Duff's new solo album, "Tenderness", came out on May 31. McKagan and Shooter Jennings began recording "Tenderness" more than ...

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KORN Frontman Explains 'The Nothing' Album Title

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has explained the title of the band's upcoming 13th studio album, "The Nothing". Due on September 13, the follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" is a sonic reaction to the darkness in the singer's life over the past year. "I was struggling with the thing that's chasing me — that's ...

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BLINK-182 Releases New Song 'Happy Days'

Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 have released another new track, "Happy Days", from their highly anticipated new album via Columbia Records. "Happy Days" follows previously released songs "Generational Divide" and "Blame It On My Youth", which is currently top 10 at Alternative Radio. Since its humble beginnings in 1992 in San Diego, BLINK-182 has sold ...

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