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MASTODON And GOJIRA Pay Tribute To Manager NICK JOHN

MASTODON and GOJIRA have paid tribute to their manager, who died this past weekend. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away in his sleep on Saturday morning (September 8)) after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In its first statement, MASTODON called Nick "a kind and gentle soul and an overall amazing human ...

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AudioDope - DROPOUT KINGS

"Man, I wish LIMP BIZKIT was back," said someone, apparently. Plant a sextet of Arizona millennials into a would-be Compton plot, boasting a "don't give no fucks" attitude and dressed in letterman jackets like Archie Andrews's Red Circle avenger jock squad (other times running like Southside Serpents) on "Riverdale", and you have DROPOUT KINGS. You ...

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Book of Bad Decisions - CLUTCH

As one of the most beloved acts in the American-rock underground for nearly three decades, it's fascinating how Maryland distortion lord CLUTCH can still go the extra mile to impress its fans. The group's 12th album, "Book of Bad Decisions", was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Vance Powell (WHITE STRIPES/ARCTIC MONKEYS/Chris Stapleton). Powell traveled with ...

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VAN HALEN Singer DAVID LEE ROTH Performs At BRENT SHAPIRO FOUNDATION's 'Summer Spectacular': Video, Photos

VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth performed at the Brent Shapiro Foundation's Summer Spectacular on Friday (September 7) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The invite-only gala — which also featured a performance by CLETO AND THE CLETONES (house band from "Jimmy Kimmel Live!") — celebrated the 13th year of the foundation, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Dedicates PANTERA Medley To 'Untouchable Memory' Of VINNIE PAUL And DIMEBAG (Video)

Philip Anselmo paid tribute to his late PANTERA bandmates Vinnie Paul Abbott and "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott during last night's (Saturday, Sepember 8) PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS concert at Trees in Dallas, Texas. Just before launching into a medley of classic PANTERA songs, Anselmo told the crowd: "This goes out to the un-fucking-touchable memory ...

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DOKKEN Rejoined By GEORGE LYNCH For GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI Concert (Video)

George Lynch joined DOKKEN members Don Dokken (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Brown (drums, backing vocals) and Chris McCarvill (bass, backing vocals) on stage this past Friday night (September 7) at the Grand RockTember VI festival at Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater in Hinckley, Minnesota to perform set of the band's classic songs. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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VOIVOD Vocalist On Concept Behind New Album 'The Wake': 'History Repeats Itself, So It's Always Feeding Us'

Raw Cut Media conducted an interview with members of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD about their forthcoming studio album, "The Wake". You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the concept behind "The Wake": Denis "Snake" Bélanger (vocals): "I wanted to create a whole story ...

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EVERGREY Confirms 'The Atlantic' As Title Of Next Studio Album

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have confirmed "The Atlantic" as the title of their 11th studio album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Storm Within" is tentatively due in January via AFM. In an interview with Marielle Tengström of Metal Casino at this year's Skogsröjet festival which was held last month in Finspång, Sweden, frontman and founding member ...

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AMARANTHE's OLOF MÖRCK: 'The Metal Genre Has Gotten A Little More Conservative Than It Used To Be'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Olof Mörck of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE about their forthcoming "Helix" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what to expect from "Helix": Olof: "From my perspective, it's sort of like a resume ...

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MAX CAVALERA Praises 'Underrated' SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO: 'He's A True Guitar Hero'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA) about the band's forthcoming studio album, "Ritual". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "throwback" nature of "Ritual" that re-introduces some of the tribal elements heard on the ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Releases 'Love To Hate' Lyric Video

WESTFIELD MASSACRE has released the official lyric video for "Love To Hate" created by designer Ciao Macbeserra . This is the second official single from the band's forthcoming album, "Salvation", which will arrive on October 26 via Nerve Strike Records. "Salvation" was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House Studio in Altadena, California by veteran ...

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CANDLEMASS Feat. Singer JOHAN LÄNGQVIST: Video Of SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT Performance

Video footage of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS performing earlier tonight (Saturday, September 8) at the Southern Discomfort festival in Kristiansand, Norway can be seen below. CANDLEMASS announced earlier this week that it had parted ways with singer Mats Levén and reteamed with Johan Längqvist. Längqvist sang on CANDLEMASS's debut album, 1986's "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", ...

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Drummer ANDY WHALE Exits MEMORIAM

Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band MEMORIAM has announced the departure of drummer Andy Whale. The group said in a statement: "Those who know Andy will know he is a fiercely proud family man and father. "He wants to be with the first love of his life, which is his partner and children, more and ...

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MASTODON's Longtime Manager NICK JOHN Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

MASTODON's longtime manager has died. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away earlier today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. MASTODON vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds broke the news of John's death, writing on Instagram "R.I.P. Nick John" and adding a broken heart emoji. Acclaimed rock photographer Andrew Stuart also weighed in on Nick's ...

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Watch PHILIP ANSELMO Perform PANTERA Medley In San Antonio

Fan-filmed video footage of PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, performing a medley of classic PANTERA songs on September 7 at The Rock Box in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. The medley consisted of the tracks "Death Rattle", "Domination" and "Hollow". PHILIP ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of EVANESCENCE's 2018 'Synthesis' Tour (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from EVANESCENCE's current North American co-headlining tour with violin virtuoso Lindsey Stirling can be seen below. The trek, produced by Live Nation, kicked off July 6 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Starlight Theatre and is making stops in 31 North American cities. The trek will wrap September 8 in Ridgefield, Washington at ...

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GLENN HUGHES: If MICK JAGGER Is 'Still Doing It, I've Got A Chance'

Legendary rock vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) was recently interviewed by Shawn SixX of "The Liquid Conversations". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his work ethic: Glenn: "I'm just super, super busy, more so than I have been in decades, and I ...

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SLASH On Re-Teaming With MYLES KENNEDY And THE CONSPIRATORS: 'I Wanted To Come Back And Finish What We Started'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently spoke with SiriusXM DJ Jose Mangin about "Living The Dream", his new solo album featuring Myles Kennedy and THE CONSPIRATORS. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On juggling two bands: Slash: "I've been working with Myles and THE CONSPIRATORS since 2010, so up until just recently, everything ...

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