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KISS Manager On Why He Believes Band Can Continue Without Original Members: This Isn't 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Veteran talent manager Doc McGhee (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI) was recently interviewed by Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his early days as a manager: Doc: "You start [by] learning what not to do. If you have ...

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GEOFF TATE Announces More 'Operation: Mindcrime' 30th-Anniversary Shows

In association with Glasgow-based Shock City Productions, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has announced a return to U.K. stages this November with stops including Newcastle, Aberdeen, Evesham and Leeds. Up-and-coming band TILL DEATH DO US PART, featuring Geoff's daughter Emily on vocals, has been announced as support for all the shows, a full list of which ...

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Watch Y&T Perform In Agoura Hills, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Y&T's April 22 performance at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California can be seen below. Y&T is still working on its long-awaited documentary, "On With The Show", to be released before the end of the year. "It's been taking an extremely long time to get that thing sorted out," frontman Dave ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Says JUDAS PRIEST And FOREIGNER Have Turned Into 'Cover Bands'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French took part in a question-and-answer session at this month's Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about bands which have continued performing well past their prime, French said: "[JUDAS] PRIEST is 65 years, 70 years old, SAXON's 80 fucking years old. THE ...

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POISON: 30th-Anniversary 180-Gram Red-Vinyl Reissue Of 'Open Up And Say… Ahh!'

Capitol/UMe is poised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of POISON's best-selling album, 1988's five-times-platinum "Open Up And Say… Ahh!", with a sensationally reproduced 180-gram reissue. The LP was pressed in two collectible color variants: red vinyl (available at select retailers) and a limited edition of 1,000 in green vinyl (available exclusively at The Sound Of ...

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AMORPHIS Releases 'Wrong Direction' Video

"Wrong Direction", the new video from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Queen Of Time", which will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral ...

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PAUL RODGERS's 'Free Spirit' Slated For June Release

Paul Rodgers is returning to where it all began, by celebrating the 50th anniversary of FREE. Fans fortunate enough to get a ticket to the sold-out performance at London's Royal Albert Hall witnessed a truly unique event. On June 22, fans worldwide will be able to experience the magic, captured for a live recording, set ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Performs QUEENSRŸCHE Classics In Munich

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's OPERATION: MINDCRIME performing on April 13 at Backstage in Munich, Germany can be seen below. Tate celebrated the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album on his recent European tour. "Operation: Mindcrime" is the third studio album of eleven that Geoff recorded with QUEENSRŸCHE. The concept album and rock ...

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LIV SIN Covers DANZIG's 'Devil's Plaything' For 'Inverted' EP

LIV SIN, the new band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, has released its cover version of the DANZIG song "Devil's Plaything". The track will appear on LIV SIN's upcoming EP, "Inverted", which will be issued on May 25. The vinyl-only release, which was produced by Martin Sandvik of HARDCORE SUPERSTAR at ...

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AMORPHIS: Second Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The second trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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Video Premiere: MIDNATTSOL's 'The Purple Sky'

"The Purple Sky", the new video from MIDNATTSOL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Aftermath", which will be released on May 25 via Napalm Records. The band's current lineup includes former LEAVES' EYES and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine Espenæs alongside Liv's younger sister, Carmen Elise ...

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Mindfucker - MONSTER MAGNET

For the band's 11th album, the first in five years, MONSTER MAGNET gets back to its roots by wringing out some old-school grit rock. By mere title alone, "Mindfucker" is designed to get your attention, as if the year is 1985 instead of 2018 and the band is begging to make the Filthy Fifteen. Filthy ...

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GHOST Introduces Its New Leader In Latest Video

GHOST has unveiled the "new" Papa in a three-minute video clip titled "Introducing The Cardinal." In the clip, the band's "new" leader comes face-to-face with an aged Papa Emeritus Zero and Sister Imperator after arriving from behind a door, bathed in red light. The new Papa, who is named Cardinal Copia and apparently isn't a ...

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AMORPHIS: First Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The first trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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MIDNATTSOL Releases 'Herr Mannelig' Video

"Herr Mannelig", the new video from MIDNATTSOL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Aftermath", which will be released on May 25 via Napalm Records. The band's current lineup includes former LEAVES' EYES and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine Espenæs alongside Liv's younger sister, Carmen Elise Espenaes. ...

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