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STRYPER Announces 'History' 2019 U.S. Tour

STRYPER will return to the road in May for the 2019 "History Tour - Greatest Hits & Covers That Influenced Our Generation". The trek comes on the heels of the band's yearlong "God Damn Evil" world tour, which concluded in Japan in February. "The music of our generation was and is timeless," says STRYPER frontman ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Be Joined By CHAD KROEGER, JOE SATRIANI, MICHAEL ANTHONY At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI' Benefit Concert

Sammy Hagar has announced the lineup for the sixth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert, set to take place on May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Artists performing at "Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI" include (in alphabetical order): Tom Johnston (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield, Nancy Wilson (HEART) and SAMMY HAGAR ...

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ANDI DERIS On MICHAEL KISKE's Return To HELLOWEEN: 'It Felt Like He Was Coming Home'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with frontman Andi Deris of veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the personal chemistry that existed during HELLOWEEN's recently completed "Pumpkins United" tour, which ...

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Listen To New WHITESNAKE Song 'Trouble Is Your Middle Name'

"Trouble Is Your Middle Name", a brand new song from WHITESNAKE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a ...

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NEBULA To Release New Album In June

Desert rock titans NEBULA have extended their record deal with cult and fuzz rock label Heavy Psych Sounds. The band is currently working in the studio with producer Matt Lynch on its first new album in 13 years for a June release. Formed in 1997 by guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano upon leaving ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's ERIC 'A.K.' KNUTSON Is 'Singing At The Top Of His Game Right Now'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Gilbert of Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's the "difference maker" in FLOTSAM AND JETSAM considering the studio albums he's appeared on tend ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Calls 'The Verdict' 'A Complete Band Effort With Brilliant Chemistry'

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton recently spoke with Valentino Petrarca of WSOU 89.5 FM, the South Orange, New Jersey college radio station of Seton Hall University. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "The Verdict": Michael: "The writing process was a complete band ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET On Bassist PERRY RICHARDSON: 'Musically And Spiritually, He's Brought Peace To The Band'

In a brand new interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet praised the band's latest addition, bassist Perry Richardson, who joined STRYPER in the fall of 2017 as the replacement for longtime bassist Tim Gaines. "First and foremost, we all know how talented Perry is," Michael said. "He came from the ...

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KORN's 'Untouchables' Producer: 'They Have The Most Incredible Case Of Collective ADHD I've Ever Seen'

During a recent appearance on the "BREWtally Speaking" podcast, famed producer Michael Beinhorn spoke about his work on KORN's "Untouchables" album. Released in June 2002, the LP debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured the Grammy-winning single "Here to Stay". Addressing some of the issues he encountered while making the record, Michael ...

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Video Premiere: L.A. GUNS' 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video ...

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The Verdict - QUEENSRŸCHE

Think back to 2011. It was pretty hard to imagine anyone beyond Geoff Tate's immediate friends and family feeling particularly excited about the prospect of a new QUEENSRŸCHE album, and while "Dedicated to Chaos" was full of interesting ideas and strong melodies, even the band's most devoted fans must surely have been stifling a bemused ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'We Need Some Truth And Some Enlightenment On This Planet And Get Rid Of The Hate'

Sammy Hagar spoke to Philadelphia's WMMR radio station about the lyrical inspiration for "Devil Came To Philly", the opening track of "Space Between", the first album of all-original material from his THE CIRCLE supergroup, also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. "Well, let me tell you something," Sammy said (hear audio below). "I ...

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