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NITA STRAUSS On 'Beauty' Of Instrumental Music: 'The Songs Can Mean Whatever You Need Them To Mean'

ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss recently spoke with Sara of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of her "Hurricane" nickname: Nita: "It actually came from the first write-up of my first band ever. There was a little ...

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MAGNUM To Release New Studio Album In January 2020

Prior to British rock veterans MAGNUM's June 5 performance in Aberdare, Wales, vocalist Bob Catley spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how, after 40 years and 20 albums, the band chooses which songs to play live: Bob: "Some songs just ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On ROB HALFORD's Comment That A Straight Man Can't Front JUDAS PRIEST: 'Maybe I'm Gay And I Didn't Know It'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has dismissed Rob Halford's recent claim that a straight man can't front JUDAS PRIEST as a "fun" comment that didn't mean anything. Earlier this month, Halford told the Edmonton Journal about his position in PRIEST: "A straight man can't do my job. That's the way I view it. Freddie [Mercury] said it ...

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HELMET Announces 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour

HELMET will celebrate its 30th anniversary by embarking on a tour of Europe and the U.S. this fall. That 30-city trek will see the band perform a 30-song set each night with no openers. Band leader Page Hamilton said: "The day John, Peter and I auditioned Henry is the day I consider to be the ...

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METALLICA Jams With 13-Year-Old Boy On Drums

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a 13-year-old boy named Evan got the birthday gift of a lifetime when he performed "Seek And Destroy" with METALLICA at the metal legends' show Tuesday night (June 11) at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. In pro-shot video posted on METALLICA's social media pages, frontman James Hetfield is ...

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Watch VINCE NEIL Perform MÖTLEY CRÜE Classics In Tinley Park

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil performed with his solo band on June 7 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert — which featured SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE in the headlining slot — can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user NightWarriorAlive). Neil is continuing to tour the ...

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Former STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN Says He Was Involved In Making Of Band's New Album, 'Project Regeneration'

Former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has confirmed that he was involved in the making of the band's upcoming album. Titled "Project Regeneration", the disc will feature the last recordings of the group's late frontman Wayne Static, who passed away more than four years ago. The rest of the band's original lineup — bassist Tony Campos, ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On 'Different' New Album 'Tenderness': 'I Just Keep Trying To Grow As A Musician And Push Boundaries'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Tenderness": Duff: "This kind of more austere, restrained sort of music is something I've wanted ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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METALLICA: Photo Exhibition, Pop-Up Shop To Coincide With London Concert

Kerrang!, the world's greatest global rock brand and the U.K.'s only weekly music magazine has announced a collaboration with House Of Vans to bring a one-of-a-kind, one-stop-shop METALLICA spectacle to London to coincide with the band's Kerrang! Awards nomination and its forthcoming Twickenham show. The extravaganza will include an epic photo exhibition which will not ...

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