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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Speaks To Group Of People That No One Else Speaks To,' Says Co-Manager

During an in-depth discussion last week at the 30th International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in London, England, METALLICA co-manager Peter Mensch spoke about the band's lasting popularity. "[METALLICA frontman] James Hetfield speaks to group of people that no one else speaks to," Peter said, according to Billboard. "That's one of the reasons why ...

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Trident Wolf Eclipse - WATAIN

Ironically enough, and quite contrary to the darkness they surely wish to portray, the spotlight upon Sweden's WATAIN has shined quite brightly in terms of fanfare. The unit's notoriously vile live performances and consistently impressive and singular take on Scandinavian black metal over the last couple of decades has cemented its place as one of ...

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AEROSMITH, METALLICA, FOO FIGHTERS, JANE'S ADDICTION, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'Beyond The Beats' Book

A new book hitting shelves and kindles in April features exclusive interviews with the superstar drummers from the biggest bands in rock and metal, including Lars Ulrich of METALLICA, Joey Kramer of AEROSMITH, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS, Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford ...

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KORN Members Featured In Inspiring Rock Documentary 'Mind Over Matter'

The award-winning feature documentary "Mind Over Matter" tells the unbelievable story of Brandon Mendenhall who was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects movement, coordination and balance. It's an incurable disorder, and one that could have greatly limited Mendenhall's life. But he had other plans. The film shows how Mendenhall worked strenuously to ...

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ANVIL Frontman On America: 'People In That Country, Generally Speaking, Are Lazy, And If They Can Go On Welfare, They Will'

Ivor Whitten of Belfast Metal conducted an interview with Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL prior to the band's February 13 concert at The Limelight 2 in Belfast, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about why ANVIL's 2008 documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil" ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Fourth Trailer For 'Resurrection' Album

The fourth trailer for "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, is available below. Due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast, the disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne ...

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METALLICA To Announce 2018 North American Tour On Monday?

METALLICA is teasing a special announcement that will be delivered on Monday, February 26 via the band's official web site and social media channels. Although there has been no official word on the matter, the group is widely expected to reveal the details of a late summer and early fall 2018 North American arena tour. ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'We Thrive Off Being Challenged'

Polar Music Prize recently conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about his previous comment that he plays "mostly rhythm" guitar during METALLICA's concerts, Hammett said: "Well, when I said that statement, what I mean is a lot of times, over the course of the song, ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist: 'I Don't Think SLAYER Will Ever Die'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello says that SLAYER will never die, despite the fact that the Tom Araya-fronted outfit is retiring from the road. Last month, SLAYER, one of metal's most popular and influential bands of the past four decades, announced its "final world tour" via a 30-second video. The group also confirmed that its last-ever ...

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ROTTEN SOUND To Release 'Suffer To Abuse' EP In April

Finnish grindcore act ROTTEN SOUND will release its new EP, "Suffer To Abuse" (not to be confused with the band's previous album, "Abuse To Suffer"), on April 13 via Season Of Mist. A track from the EP, "Harvester Of Boredom", can be streamed below. Vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments: "Our new track 'Harvester of Boredom' is ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN: 'It's Insane To Be Having This Level Of Success This Deep Into Our Career'

Rob Rush of Long Island's 94.3 The Shark radio station recently conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the climate around MACHINE HEAD's 1994 "Burn My Eyes" debut, which was released on Roadrunner ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 ...

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