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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist DIZZY REED On Playing Stadiums: 'You've Got To Kick Ass, Or It's Going To Be Embarrassing As Hell'

Longtime GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed was recently interviewed by Australia's Wall Of Sound. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether it's difficult to go from playing stadiums with GN'R to club shows as a solo artist: Dizzy: "I think it's just ...

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METALLICA Teams Up With VANS For Another Exclusive Footwear Collection

METALLICA has once again teamed up with Vans to bring you two new styles in the Vans x Metallica exclusive collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories. The latest installment from the long-time partnership marks the third collaboration between the band and the iconic Southern California company. Available for purchase in the METALLICA store and on ...

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MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: Second Trailer For 'The Silent Vigil' Album

The second trailer for "The Silent Vigil", the second album from MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, can be seen below. Due on March 23 via ...

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METALLICA To Receive Prestigious Swedish Award POLAR MUSIC PRIZE

METALLICA will be honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize. The San Francisco Bay Area heavy metal giants have been chosen as one of the 2018 recipients of Sweden's biggest music award. The announcement was made Wednesday (February 14) morning at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the Polar Music Prize award committee. ...

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Pop Evil - POP EVIL

POP EVIL is one of the most predictable acts in heavy rock, and rolling out its fifth album as a self-titled release: did anyone see that coming? When a band self-titles a record, it can either be a rebirth or a schlep, and, in this case, both ring true. POP EVIL undeniably takes new strides ...

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Beyond the Rain - WILDESTARR

In case you're unfamiliar with the name, WILDESTARR is a power metal trio, comprised of the husband and wife team Dave Starr (VICIOUS RUMOURS) and London Wilde, along with drummer Josh Foster. Starr and Wilde got together indirectly through Wilde's former boyfriend and have fostered a trilogy of albums which culminates in this third entry. ...

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Red - SCOUR

Phil Anselmo is no stranger to black metal. He's been an uber fan for decades. While fronting his most well-known band, PANTERA, he was championing black metal bands by wearing their shirts and namedropping them in interviews and amid his onstage banter. He ventured into that dark art form on a deeper level with multiple ...

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OVERKILL Frontman On 'The Grinding Wheel': 'It Still Has The Feeling That It's A Five-Knuckle Punch'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he feels about the band's latest studio album, "The Grinding Wheel", a year after its release: Bobby: "I think after ...

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DISTURBED Re-Teams With Producer KEVIN CHURKO

DISTURBED has confirmed that it has returned to The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko to record its first new music since 2015's "Immortalized" album. Prior to the arrival of "Immortalized", DISTURBED had been on hiatus since the fall of 2011, after completing the touring cycle for its previous studio ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Heartrage' Video

CYHRA's video for the song "Heartrage" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Letters To Myself", which was released last October via Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN ...

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MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: First Trailer For 'The Silent Vigil' Album

The first trailer for "The Silent Vigil", the second album from MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, can be seen below. Due on March 23 via ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: Why I Loathe Guns

Former PANTERA and current SUPERJOINT and DOWN singer Philip Anselmo was interviewed on a recent episode of "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon". You can now listen to the hour-long chat in the YouTube clip below. Speaking about political division in the United States and the tendencies of people to isolate themselves within their ideological bubbles, ...

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Meet The Stars Of PAPA ROACH's 'Born For Greatness' Video

Three video clips spotlighting the stars of PAPA ROACH's new Bryson Roatch-directed music video for the song "Born For Greatness" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Crooked Teeth", which was released last May via Eleven Seven Music. Featuring galvanizing performances from Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, Jen Bricker and ...

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GENE SIMMONS Recalls Writing Songs With BOB DYLAN

Gene Simmons told The Pulse Of Radio that amazingly, writing songs with his hero Bob Dylan was a relatively normal experience. Fans were shocked when Simmons's 2004 solo set "Asshole", featured the Simmons/Dylan co-write "Waiting For The Morning Light", which the pair wrote back in 1991. Simmons's recently released, massive collection "Gene Simmons - The ...

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JOURNEY Guitarist: 'People Like To Create Controversy'

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon was recently interviewed by the St. Louis, Missouri classic rock radio station KSHE 95. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ever expected JOURNEY to once again play stadiums: Neal: "Good music is great music, and I think it's timeless. ...

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