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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Release Music Video For New Single 'Solara'

Acclaimed alternative rock pioneers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a music video for their new single, "Solara". Directed by Nick Koenig, the dreamlike clip expands on the theatrics of the band's catalog of iconic music videos. "Solara" marks the band's first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Unveils New 'Eruption' Model Guitars

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of 1978 landmark album "Van Halen", Eddie Van Halen has unveiled three tribute "Eruption" models, including the Super '78, '78 Eruption Relic and '78 Eruption. On the cover of VAN HALEN's eponymous debut album, Eddie Van Halen thrusts his black-and-white striped instrument towards the camera as if he's showing ...

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SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS To Release 'Living The Dream' Album In September; North American Tour Announced

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album, "Living The Dream", on September 21 via Slash's own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2014's "World On Fire" is Slash's fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns ...

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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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MARK TREMONTI On 'A Dying Machine': 'I Tried To Make The Music As Dynamic And Diverse As Any Album'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti about his namesake solo band. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On writing and recording TREMONTI's new concept album, "A Dying Machine": Mark: "It was a challenge, but it ...

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Listen To SMASHING PUMPKINS' New Song 'Solara'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a new song called "Solara". It marks the band's first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform "Solara" on Monday on "The Tonight ...

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SEVENDUST Vocalist On New Deal With RISE RECORDS: 'It's Like A New Fire Up Under The Band After All These Years'

SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon says that after the band parted ways with longtime label TVT Records, the courting process from other record companies "was like having a whole bunch of girlfriends all of the sudden that liked you." SEVENDUST eventually landed with Rise Records, who, according to Witherspoon, has given the band such a strong ...

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DEREK SMALLS On New Solo Album: 'I Didn't Want To Wait Any Longer' For SPINAL TAP Reunion

SPINAL TAP bassist Derek Smalls — the metallic alter-ego of comedic actor Harry Shearer ("Saturday Night Live", "The Simpsons") — recently discussed his debut solo album, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why it ...

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Listen To New TREMONTI Song 'As The Silence Becomes Me'

The song "As The Silence Becomes Me" from TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, can be streamed below. The track is taken from TREMONTI's fourth album, "A Dying Machine", which will be released on June 8 via Napalm Records. The disc was produced ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Lawsuit: 'It's Always Alarming When You Have People Working Diligently To Destroy Your Life'

GHOST leader and frontman Tobias Forge says that he hasn't "felt very anonymous for many years," this in spite of the great efforts he went through to conceal his true identity through various incarnations of his stage alter-ego Papa Emeritus. Forge has since "retired" Papa Emeritus and now performs as Cardinal Copia. Since GHOST arrived ...

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THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Feat. GODSMACK Members: 'The Shape Of Blues To Come' Album Due In June

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE will release its new album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", on July 20 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Following 2016's self-titled debut, GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin (drums) and Tony Rombola (guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with Brian Carpenter (bass) and the shamanistic frontman Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone. Larkin discovered Cerbone ...

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LIKE A STORM To Release 'Catacombs' Album In June

New Zealand rock act LIKE A STORM will release its new album, "Catacombs", on June 22 via RED Music. The disc marks the first collection of new music from the band in three years since the release of "Awaken The Fire", which spawned the hit singles "Love The Way You Hate Me", "Become The Enemy", ...

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NORTHLANE Releases 'Heartmachine' Video

NORTHLANE has released a brand new music video for "Heartmachine". The clip, which was directed by Jason Eshraghian, can be seen below. The deeply personal song about the human condition is off of the band's most recent release, "Mesmer", and is the final video in the "Mesmer" collection, which was alluded to in the album ...

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TREMONTI: 'Bringer Of War' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Bringer Of War" from TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, can be seen below. The song is taken from TREMONTI's fourth album, "A Dying Machine", which will be released on June 8 via Napalm Records. The disc was ...

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Watch SEVENDUST's 'Medicated' Video

SEVENDUST's Caleb Mallery-directed video for the song "Medicated" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 12th studio album, "All I See Is War", which is being released today (Friday, May 11). The follow-up to 2015's "Kill The Flaw" was recorded at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Releases 'Basic Needs' Song From 'Black Labyrinth' Solo Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has released the song "Basic Needs" from his upcoming debut solo album, "Black Labyrinth". The disc will be released on May 25 via Sumerian Records. Diverse and progressive, "Black Labyrinth" represents a natural evolution for Jonathan, whose previous musical contributions have yielded two Grammy Award wins, eight Grammy Award nominations, worldwide ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Millennials Want All The Power And All The Money Without Working For It

Legendary vocalist-bassist Glenn Hughes has spoken out about his decision to put CALIFORNIA BREED to rest only several months after the release of the group's debut album. CALIFORNIA BREED, the band originally built around the foundation of Hughes, drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham and newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter Andrew Watt, split up in January 2015 because Hughes said ...

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Listen To METAL CHURCH's Cover Of NAZARETH Classic 'Please Don't Judas Me' From 'Deep Cuts & Rarities' Album

METAL CHURCH's cover version of the NAZARETH classic "Please Don't Judas Me" can be streamed below. The song is taken from "Deep Cuts & Rarities", a limited-edition 15-track compilation CD that includes rare unreleased and previously released cover songs which are performed by various artists from the rock and hard rock genres. Due on Friday, ...

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MYLES KENNEDY Says He Didn't Want His Acoustic-Based Solo Album To Sound Too 'Soft' Or 'Pretty'

Vocalist Myles Kennedy (SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, ALTER BRIDGE) was recently interviewed by Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his recently released solo album, "Year Of The Tiger": Myles: "It was difficult to dive in initially, just because it ...

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