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VOIVOD Drummer: 'It's A Good Challenge To Be 35 Years In The Business And Try To Be Innovative'

Southeast Wreckmetal conducted an interview with drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD prior to the band's October 17 show at Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the secret to VOIVOD's longevity: Away: "Perseverance, I guess. Maybe a ...

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JORDAN RUDESS Says Certain DREAM THEATER Songs Are 'Easier To Express' On Piano Than Others

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about his "From Bach To Rock" three-continent solo piano tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreakr widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "From Bach To Rock": Jordan: ...

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STEVE VAI On Performing With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'It's A Peak Moment For Me In The Pantheon Of My Live Touring Experience'

Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai about his "Generation Axe" tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he had a "wish list" for the "Generation Axe" tour: Steve: ...

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JAKE E. LEE Thinks OZZY OSBOURNE 'Wasn't Completely Sure' He Was Capable Of Replacing RANDY RHOADS

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with current former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS and current RED DRAGON CARTEL guitarist Jake E. Lee. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether RED DRAGON CARTEL's new album, "Patina", is comparable of BADLANDS: Jake: "I've been ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Vocalist HOWARD JONES Talks Demise Of DEVIL YOU KNOW: 'It Was A Rough Ride'

Prior to LIGHT THE TORCH's October 19 performance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, vocalist Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the city's 100.5 The KATT radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the delay between the release of the group's debut album, ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Hints At Releasing New Material Next Year 'That Might Have Been Recorded Already'

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's upcoming arena concerts in Los Angeles and New York City: Tobias: "[It's] very exciting. A lot of planning... ...

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Attorney For CHRIS CORNELL's Doctor Responds To Family's Lawsuit Over Singer's Death

An attorney for Chris Cornell's doctor has commented on the lawsuit filed against him by the late SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE singer's widow. Vicky Cornell filed a lawsuit against Dr. Robert Koblin for malpractice, accusing the physician of over-prescribing drugs that eventually caused her husband to commit suicide. In the lawsuit, Vicky claims that Dr. Robert ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Zo Lief' Video Released

In May 2018, Anneke Van Giersbergen performed two career-spanning concerts with orchestral arrangements together with Residentie Orkest The Hague. Now those special concerts will be available for all to hear when they are released as "Symphonized", an 11-track live album due out on November 16. The promotional video for the previously unreleased track "Zo Lief", ...

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METALLICA Mourns Death Of Distiller Behind Its Recently Launched 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA is mourning the death of the acclaimed master distiller and blender behind the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. Dave Pickerell died on Thursday (November 1) in San Francisco where he was scheduled to take part in the annual WhiskyFest event. No other details have been released. Earlier today, METALLICA issued the following statement: ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Will 'Hopefully' Include Guest Appearances By Past Members

In the weeks after KISS announced its "End Of The Road" farewell tour, fans wondered openly if past members of the group would be involved in any capacity, especially considering the apparent current goodwill between Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and former guitarist Ace Frehley. Frehley's new album "Spaceman" — a title suggested by Simmons ...

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Woodshed - VESSEL OF LIGHT

Quickly trailing its self-titled EP released earlier this year, two-man doom-crusaders Dan Lorenzo (HADES, NON FICTION, THE CURSED) and Nathan "Opposition" Jochum (ANCIENT VVISDOM) release their debut full-length as VESSEL OF LIGHT. "Woodshed" is as cheerful and sometimes gruesome as an orgy through barbed wire, but doom hounds will get off on this foggy slab ...

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Mercury Retrograde - TANTRIC

Flashback to the late nineties when DAYS OF THE NEW refugees Todd Whitener, Jesse Vest and Matt Taul found a distinctive voice in the form of Hugo Ferreira to join a little band originally called C-14, quickly rebranded as TANTRIC. Quickly, the band grabbed a coveted deal with Madonna's Maverick Records and was asked in ...

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