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VINNY APPICE: RONNIE JAMES DIO Was 'Like Another Brother To Me'

James from That Metal Interview recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, LAST IN LINE). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether there's any competition with his older brother Carmine, who has drummed for the likes of OZZY OSBOURNE and ...

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Birth of the Marvellous - SERMON

The internet age has pretty much annihilated the notion of mystery in rock 'n' roll, but it's always pleasing to note that a handful of fearless folk are still prepared to take the enigmatic plunge. SERMON arrive with little fanfare and virtually no information, beyond the fact that current VADER and DECAPITATED drummer James Stewart ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS: 'I Don't Have Any Shortage Of Musical Ideas'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently appeared on the "Talk Toomey" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 17-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography, both with DREAM THEATER and as a solo artist: Jordan: "As long as there's a keyboard around, or ...

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RINGWORM: 'Acquiesce' Video Released

Cleveland's metallic hardcore legends RINGWORM have shared the official video for "Acquiesce" less than one month before the release of their new album, "Death Becomes My Voice". The clip, directed by Don Tyler and RINGWORM vocalist James "Human Furnace" Bulloch, can be seen below. Bulloch says: "The 'Acquiesce' video is a sequel to the 'Shades ...

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JAKE E. LEE: 'Everything I Do Is Old School'

That Just Happened recently conducted an interview with RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On RED DRAGON CARTEL's current lineup and tour: Jake: "It feels like family. It feels like ...

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JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut To Premiere On NETFLIX Next Month; New Trailer Released

"Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", the thriller in which METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut, will premiere on Netflix on May 3. "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile" follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES: 'Midnight Mass' Video Released

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of world-renowned guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON), bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — have released yet another visually stunning music video in support of their forthcoming full-length album, "Invasion". The new video, this time for the track "Midnight Mass", features exclusive behind-the-scenes tour ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Is 'More DREAM THEATER-y' Than 'The Astonishing'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Pablo Abarca of Metal Hammer Spain. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences between new album "Distance Over Time" and its divisive predecessor, the 2016 conceptual double album "The Astonishing": James: "I ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Album Was Originally Called 'Velocity'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Your Majesty, the group's official French fan club. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title of the group's new album, "Distance Over Time": John: "The quickest answer is that it stemmed from ...

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Drummer GIL SHARONE Quits MARILYN MANSON

Drummer Gil Sharone has announced his departure from MARILYN MANSON. The Los Angeles native joined Manson's band in 2013 and was featured on the shock rocker's last two records, "The Pale Emperor" and "Heaven Upside Down". He has also performed with a number of other notable acts, including one of Maynard James Keenan's projects, PUSCIFER, ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Would 'Definitely' Pay Money To See RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram, But Doesn't Think RONNIE Would Be 'Into It'

Former DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich says that he would "definitely" pay money to go see the Ronnie James Dio hologram even though he doesn't believe the the legendary heavy metal singer would be pleased about having a a life-size digital version of him touring the world. The former vocalist in BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW, who ...

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LAST IN LINE: Making Of 'Blackout The Sun' Song (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which was released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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