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DISTURBED Frontman Doesn't Understand Why People 'Went Crazy' Over His Decision To Remove Chin Piercings

David Draiman has told HardDrive Radio that DISTURBED's massively successful cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" has had a profound effect on him and his bandmates. While they had another No. 1 Mainstream Rock Songs hit from 2015's "Immortalized" with their original tune "Open Your Eyes", the triple-platinum "Silence" spent seven weeks ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Reflects On His 15 Years Of Living In Japan: 'I Just Love It So Much'

On October 15, guitarist Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) — who moved from America to Tokyo in 2003 — participated in a public question-and-answer session, "Ask Marty: An Insider's View Of Japan Through The Eyes Of An American Rockstar", at the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist's EMIGRATE Project To Release 'A Million Degrees' Album Feat. TILL LINDEMANN, CARDINAL COPIA

EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, will release its third album, "A Million Degrees", on November 30 via Vertigo/Universal Music. If there's a description that, personally and professionally, fits Kruspe like a Savile Row suit, "fired up" would be it… As a member of RAMMSTEIN, the music world's most explosive live ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Had A 'No-Guitar-Solo' Policy For Opening Bands In '80s: 'He Didn't Like Having A Guitar Competition'

According to former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, legendary DEEP PURPLE axeman Ritchie Blackmore prevented Goldy's then-band GIUFFRIA from having a guitar solo spot during the 1984 "Perfect Strangers" tour because Ritchie feared being upstaged. Goldy, fresh off his gig with ROUGH CUTT and being secretly courted by Ronnie James Dio, said Blackmore was going to ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On Seeing RICK ALLEN Play Drums With One Arm For The First Time: 'It Was Astonishing'

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott was recently interviewed by "All Things Considered" host Dave Lawrence of HPR/Hawaii Public Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's rapid rise during their 1983 in support of "Pyromania": Joe: "It was all a bit of a whirlwind, ...

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THE HEARD Feat. Ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DEATHSTARS Members: 'A Death Supreme' Single Available

THE HEARD, the new Swedish rock band featuring former CRUCIFIED BARBARA guitarist Klara "Force" Rönnqvist Fors, bassist Ida "Evileye" Stenbacka and drummer Nikki Wicked (a.k.a. Jannicke Lindström) alongside DEATHSTARS bassist Jonas "Skinny Disco" Kangur (on lead guitar) and burlesque performer, model and singer Pepper Potemkin, has released a new single, "A Death Supreme". The song ...

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Burst Into Flame - Haunt

Guitarist/vocalist Trevor William Church has already become a fave musician of the stoner-metal scene over the last five years thanks to consistently strong output from his Fresno-based occult-themed band, BEASTMAKER. While not reinventing the wheel, Church has capably aped the tropes of that end of the genre to strong results, most notably on that band's ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON Talks About 'Immortal' Album

HEART singer Ann Wilson, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, recently sat down to discuss her latest solo album, "Immortal". Released on September 14 on BMG, marking her debut for the label, the critically acclaimed album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of Ann's influences and friends who've recently ...

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AMON AMARTH: Third Trailer For 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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NERGAL Says Side Project ME AND THAT MAN Made BEHEMOTH's New Album 'More Dynamic': 'It Opened Me Up'

BEHEMOTH vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of Australia's "The Void With Christina" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his personal philosophy: Nergal: "I just try to keep my eyes open and process the world, because at every corner, you can ...

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AUDIOTOPSY Feat. MUDVAYNE Members: Listen To 'War' Song

"War", a new song from AUDIOTOPSY, the American heavy rock quartet featuring the deft musical talents of guitarist Greg Tribbett and drummer Matt McDonough — both of Grammy-nominated metal band MUDVAYNE — as well as SKRAPE vocalist Billy Keeton and bassist Perry Stern, can be streamed below. The track is taken from AUDIOTOPSY's second full-length ...

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TNT Releases 'Not Feeling Anything' Music Video

Norwegian/Spanish hard rockers TNT have released the official music video for their new single, "Not Feeling Anything". The trackis taken from their latest studio album, "XIII", which came out on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The aptly titled "XIII" is the band's thirteenth studio album to date and features founding members Ronni Le Tekrø ...

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CHTHONIC: 'A Crimson Sky's Command' Video

Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC have released the official music video for "A Crimson Sky's Command", the second track from their upcoming album, "Battlefields Of Asura". Check it out below. Earlier on in March, CHTHONIC performed the song in public for the first time at one of the biggest music festivals in Taiwan — Megaport Music Festival. ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'Twilight Of The Thunder God' Performance Clip From 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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LIV SIN Begins Recording Second Album

LIV SIN, the Swedish band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, has entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore album. The follow-up to 2017's "Follow Me" is being helmed by producer Emil Nödtveidt (DEATHSTARS) at Black Syndicate Studios. Regarding why LIV SIN chose to work with Nödtveidt this time around, Jagrell ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND: 'Long Island Tea' Video

"Long Island Tea", the new video from the GRAHAM BONNET BAND, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage", which was released on July 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. Graham recently told Jason Saulnier about "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage": "It's important to me that ...

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AMON AMARTH: Second Trailer For 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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SIGH's New Album 'Heir To Despair' To Feature Guest Appearance By PHILIP ANSELMO

Japanese avant garde metal veterans SIGH will release their 11th studio album, "Heir To Despair", on November 16 via Candlelight Records. While the previous album, "Graveward" (2015), was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, "Heir To Despair" is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old crazy progressive bands like BRAINTICKET, EMBRYO, AGITATION FREE, BETWEEN, ...

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