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Three Original SMASHING PUMPKINS Members Photographed In Studio

According to The Pulse Of Radio, three original SMASHING PUMPKINS members were photographed together in the studio on Tuesday (January 16). Founder and frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin were joined at a Los Angeles recording studio by original guitarist James Iha, prompting Corgan to write on Instagram: "@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy ...

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No Cross No Crown - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has returned with its best album in 22 years. The group has never released bad or subpar music, but since Pepper Keenan removed himself from the picture to focus upon DOWN, the unit lost its momentum and magic. Now that the charming frontman has returned to the fold, the group has repossessed ...

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VIXEN Singer Undergoes Surgery For Blood Clots On Brain

VIXEN frontwoman Janet Gardner is recovering from surgery to remove blood clots in her brain, a condition known as a subdural hematoma. Subdural hematomas result from bleeding on the surface of the brain, and the condition is most often due to a serious fall or head injury. According to Healthline, the condition can be very ...

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CARMINE APPICE Hopes A Producer Or Screenwriter Will Turn His Autobiography Into A Movie

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA, VANILLA FUDGE). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Sinister", the new collaborative studio album from him and his brother, fellow legendary drummer Vinny: Carmine: "We ...

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Watch Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Perform Cover Of NEIL YOUNG's 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performed yesterday (Friday, January 12) at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth, Florida. You can watch video footage of their rendition of the Neil Young classic "Rockin' In The Free World" below. Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a ...

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Video: VIXEN's JANET GARDNER Performs At Whisky A Go Go In Hollywood

Video footage of VIXEN frontman Janet Gardner performing the song "Rat Hole" live on January 11 at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California can be seen below. The track, which was inspired by Gardner's frustration with health care insurance companies, is taken from her self-titled debut solo album, released last August via Pavement Entertainment. ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer On Band's Early Years: 'We Were Always Into Metal; We Just Couldn't Play It Too Good'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin was recently interviewed by George Burnz of the "Full Metal Racket" show. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the surprisingly fertile nature of the North Carolina music scene: Reed: "Raleigh always had a good rock scene, punk rock scene ...

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Video Premiere: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's 'The Luddite'

"The Luddite", the new video from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade, "No Cross No Crown", which is being released today (Friday, January 12) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: 'Infernal Overdrive' Lyric Video Released

This Friday, January 12 marks the release of the new album from WHITE WIZZARD. Today the lyric video to the disc's title track, "Infernal Overdrive", has been released and can be viewed below. Fans have long anticipated the return full-length from traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD, who revamped their lineup last year to include the ...

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DRESS THE DEAD Joined By WITCH MOUNTAIN Singer KAYLA DIXON

DRESS THE DEAD, the band featuring ex-FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero, has announced the addition of singer Kayla Dixon (WITCH MOUNTAIN) to the group's ranks. Dixon joins DRESS THE DEAD as the replacement for former THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving, who left DRESS THE DEAD in March 2017. The split happened only three months after DRESS ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Guitarist On 'No Cross No Crown' Album: 'We Aren't Going To Toss Any Crap Out There'

Dianne Webb of YesterdazeNews recently conducted an interview with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist Woody Weatherman. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming studio album, "No Cross No Crown", the first to feature frontman Pepper Keenan (also of ...

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Invincible - DEUCE

If you're Aron Erlichman, your HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD years must seem a lifetime ago, ditto for when he first laid down the tracks to his second solo album under his alter ego, "Deuce". The fourteen songs on "Invincible" were laid down five years ago, and due to legal entanglement, they're just now emerging as an official ...

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Sinister - APPICE

When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal drumming royalty, the lordly name of Appice should automatically spring to mind. Individually, Vinny and Carmine Appice have canvassed the history of heavy music in their times with BLACK SABBATH, the Ozzy Osbourne band, DIO, VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, KING KOBRA, BLUE MURDER, HEAVEN AND HELL and ...

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MEGADETH, L.A. GUNS, WARRANT, DOKKEN Members To Perform At 'Ronnie Montrose Remembered' Concert

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar rock-star lineup whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" — one of the most-talked-about shows of NAMM 2018. This celebratory concert highlighting Montrose's career will feature his greatest hits from early MONTROSE, EDGAR WINTER, ...

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Watch RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Perform In Bucharest

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — played its seventh show on December 17 at Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", "King Of ...

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GEOFF TATE On Proposed THE THREE TREMORS Project: 'It's Never Coming Out, 'Cause It Was Never Done'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate was recently interviewed on the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Asked about the never-materialized project called THE THREE TREMORS which was supposed to feature Tate, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, Geoff said: "As far ...

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Hear New A PERFECT CIRCLE Song 'Disillusioned'

A PERFECT CIRCLE has released a brand new song called "Disillusioned", the second track to be heard from the band's upcoming album. Back in October, A PERFECT CIRCLE released another song called "The Doomed". The official music video for the track was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn. "Disillusioned" stands in stark contrast to ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunited

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has posted a photo of him apparently hanging out with his former bandmate, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Portnoy wrote in an accompanying caption: "Happy New Year from MP & JP #givepeaceachance #carpediem Here's to a great 2018!" Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO On Hypothetical PANTERA 'Reunion' Concert: 'It Would Be A Great Idea If Everyone Else Felt It Was A Great Idea'

Former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo was recently interviewed by Metal Wani's Jake Patton. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On a hypothetical PANTERA reunion concert featuring all surviving members of the band paying tribute to late ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's BILLY HOWERDEL: 'We're Very Lucky That Fans Have Let Us Stay At This Level After Being Absent For A While'

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how often he wrote music even while A PERFECT CIRCLE was inactive: Billy: "Constantly. But, I never flesh them ...

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