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Ex-GREAT WHITE Singer JACK RUSSELL Slams Former Bandmates For 'Deceitful Way' TERRY ILOUS Was Fired

Ex-GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has slammed his former bandmates for the "deceitful" way his successor, Terry Ilous, was kicked out of the group. Ilous, formerly of '80s L.A. hard rockers XYZ, joined GREAT WHITE in 2010 after replacing touring vocalist Jani Lane (WARRANT). The Ilous-led GREAT WHITE released two albums, 2012's "Elation" and last ...

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SHINEDOWN Frontman On 'Attention Attention' Album: 'I Think There Is A Massive Amount Of Genuine Substance In This Work Of Art'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early musical upbringing: Brent: "The thing was for me, when I was 10 years old, I kind of figured out exactly what I ...

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DORO PESCH: 'Nobody Wrote More Sad Lyrics Than LEMMY'

German metal queen Doro Pesch says the late 2015 death of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister provided a "wake-up call" for her as she began work on the songs that eventually became her forthcoming "Forever Warriors, Forever United" double album. Pesch, who performed several duets with Kilmister over the years, also hailed his lyric writing abilities, ...

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Epica vs. Attack on Titan - EPICA

If you're a manga and anime fan, "Attack on Titan" (along with ""One Piece" and "Assassination Classroom") is one of today's global phenoms of the genre, much as "Akira", "Bubblegum Crisis", "Battle Angel Alita" and "Ghost in the Shell" were in the past. If you want to see culture clash at its best, come to ...

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DEZ FAFARA Says COAL CHAMBER 'Is Not Coming Back'

Dez Fafara says that COAL CHAMBER "is not coming back." The group that put Fafara on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the band's 1997 debut, COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other musical projects. They reunited in 2011 ...

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MAD MAX Releases 'Beat Of The Heart' Video

German melodic hard rockers MAD MAX will release their new album, "35", on August 10 via SPV/Steamhammer. The disc's first single, "Beat Of The Heart", stands out among the 11 songs for a number of reasons. On one hand, the track could be described as the 2018 sequel to MAD MAX's most important hit "Night ...

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DREAM THEATER: Second Video Of Drum Tracking For New Album

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently entered an undisclosed studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Astonishing" album. An early 2019 release is expected. A new two-minute video of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini "in the studio recording a short proggy bit" for the band's new disc can be seen ...

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JUNGLE ROT: 'Send Forth Oblivion' Video Released

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released the Dustin Smith-directed video for the song "Send Forth Oblivion". The track is taken from the band's self-titled album, due out July 20 via Victory Records. As the album hits shelves, JUNGLE ROT will hammer audiences as it returns to the road with HAVOK and EXTINCTION AD ...

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IAN GILLAN And THE JAVELINS: 'Do You Love Me' Lyric Video

Ian Gillan has reunited with his pre-DEEP PURPLE band THE JAVELINS to record the group's debut album. "Ian Gillan And The Javelins" will be released August 31 as a CD digipak, a vinyl LP and a digital download. The 16-track collection features covers of American blues, rock 'n' roll, soul and country tunes, including renditions ...

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GENE SIMMONS Joined By DORO PESCH For Performance Of KISS's 'War Machine' At Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK

Doro Pesch joined KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons on stage during his concert yesterday (Sunday, July 15) at Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic to perform the KISS classic "War Machine". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Gene executive-produced Doro's second solo album, 1990's "Doro". She later said in an ...

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DEMONAZ On IMMORTAL's 'Battles In The North' Album: 'I Wanted To Break The Speed Limit On That One'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers IMMORTAL's new "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album the ...

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CHRIS BRODERICK On ACT OF DEFIANCE: 'We Wanted The Freedom To Be Able To Write What We Felt Passionate About'

Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he would consider ACT OF DEFIANCE's sophomore album, "Old Scars, New Wounds", to be a "new start" for the band: ...

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EPICA: Fourth Trailer For 'Attack On Titan' EP

The fourth trailer for "Attack On Titan" from Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA can be seen below. The EP will be made available outside of Japan on July 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. Last December, Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA surprised their fans with a very special covers EP titled "Epica Vs. Attack On Titan". ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA: Why I Support PETA

In a recent interview with Czech Republic's Spark TV, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza was asked if he supports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the international organization that protects the rights of animals from people. "I have a friend that works for PETA2 [the youth division of PETA], and I work ...

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