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AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE Is Ready To Start Writing New Album

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee says that the band is about to begin working on its long-awaited follow-up to 2011's self-titled effort. EVANESCENCE spent much of the last two years recording and touring in support of 2017's "Synthesis", which contained some of the band's best-loved songs — as well as a couple of new ones — ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's 'Welcome Home'

HELLYEAH's official music video for "Welcome Home", the title track of its sixth studio album, can be seen below. The clip was directed by William "Wombat" Felch and Sebastien Paquet. "Welcome Home" will be released on September 27. The disc contains the final recordings by late HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died in June ...

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TESLA's DAVE RUDE Gets Signature Flying V Guitar From EPIPHONE

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments proudly presents the limited-edition Dave Rude Flying V Outfit, the debut Epiphone signature guitar from TESLA's guitarist. Featuring a classic Flying V in an Alpine White finish with a striking red pearloid pickguard, ProBucker humbuckers with coil-splitting, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, jumbo frets, a GraphTech nut, and an ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Columbia, Maryland

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's May 14 concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Repentless 02. Evil Has No Boundaries 03. World Painted Blood 04. Postmortem 05. Hate Worldwide 06. War Ensemble 07. Gemini 08. Disciple 09. Mandatory Suicide 10. Chemical Warfare 11. ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'I Certainly Don't Intend To Retire Any Time Soon'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AVANTASIA's new album "Moonglow": Tobias: "It's not trendy. It's not flavor of the week, but it's put together with a lot ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY On Late TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Mastermind PAUL O'NEILL: 'His Vision' Was 'So Magical'

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SPIRITS OF FIRE) recently appeared on "The Metal Command" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of SPIRITS OF FIRE, his project with Tim "Ripper" Owens, Mark Zonder and Steve Di Giorgio: Chris: "I love playing with ...

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HELLYEAH To Release 'Welcome Home' Album In September

HELLYEAH will release its sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", on Friday, September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The official music video for the disc's title track will be made available on Friday, May 17. HELLYEAH played an emotional sold-out concert on Saturday, May 11 celebrating the life of its late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The ...

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AMY LEE: EVANESCENCE Will 'Hopefully' Release New Album In 2020

Amy Lee says that EVANESCENCE will spend much of 2019 working on material for the follow-up to 2011's self-titled effort. Speaking to SiriusXM's Grant Random at this weekend's Epicenter festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, the singer said (see video below): "This is sort of a creation year for us. We're playing a few festivals and ...

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PAUL STANLEY's 'Backstage Pass' Book Sells More Than 11,000 Copies In First Week

KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", sold more than 11,000 copies in its first week of release. The title arrived on April 30, 2019 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. Earlier today, Stanley tweeted: "TEN THOUSAND hardcovers, over FIVE HUNDRED ebooks and ...

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BABYMETAL Announces Summer/Fall U.S. Tour With AVATAR

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will embark on a fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour in support of its upcoming album. The band's first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at ...

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WHITESNAKE's REB BEACH Has 'No Problems' With Certain Artists Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

WHITESNAKE and WINGER guitarist Reb Beach says that he has "no problems" with certain rock and pop artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour North America With EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET

Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers KATAKLYSM will embark on a North American tour in September. Support on the "Meditations Over North America 2019" trek will come from EXHORDER, KRISIUN and HATCHET. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. KATAKLYSM is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Meditations", which was released last ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: Official Documentary Announced For 50th Anniversary

A new documentary on LED ZEPPELIN is currently in post-production. The as-yet-untitled film is being helmed by Bernard MacMahon, the director of the Emmy-nominated music documentary series "American Epic", and will feature new interviews with guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says His 'Off-Color Joke' At 'Dimebash' Led To 'Ridiculous' Accusations Of Racism

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo says that the controversy surrounding his actions at a California concert three years ago is "ridiculous." Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. As he left the stage, he ...

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It's Official: HELLYEAH Recruits STONE SOUR Drummer ROY MAYORGA

HELLYEAH has officially recruited STONE SOUR's Roy Mayorga as its new drummer. Earlier today, HELLYEAH released the following statement via social media: "Please welcome our dear friend and brother Roy Mayorga, who will be guesting behind the drum kit as we honor our brother Vinnie Paul. These men had so much love and mutual respect ...

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