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QUEEN Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Nominated For Five Oscars, Including 'Best Actor' For RAMI MALEK

20th Century Fox's QUEEN biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" received five Academy Award nominations this morning (January 22): "Best Picture," "Sound Editing," "Sound Mixing," "Film Editing," and "Best Actor," for Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury. The smash biopic will compete for the "Best Picture" prize alongside "Black Panther", "BlacKkKlansman", "The Favourite", "Green Book", "Roma", "A Star ...

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GEEZER BUTLER On Why He Decided To Join DEADLAND RITUAL: Being In A Band Is 'What I've Known Since I Started' Playing Music

During an appearance on the latest edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA) spoke about the formation of their new collaborative project, ...

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SLIPKNOT's MICK THOMSON Was 'Horrified' When He First Heard METALLICA's 'Black Album'

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson says that he was "horrified" the first time he heard METALLICA's self-titled LP. Released in 1991, the so-called "Black Album" represented a shift toward a slower, more melodic, and more commercial heavy-metal sound, with many of METALLICA's hardcore fans believing that radio-friendly hard-rock anthems like "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven" and "Nothing ...

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KIP WINGER Says It 'Will Be A Cold Day In Hell' When WINGER Gets Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! Magazine conducted an interview with WINGER bassist/vocalist Kip Winger and lead guitarist Reb Beach prior to the band's November 23 show at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether they think '80s ...

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BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID Says He Has The 'Best Of Both Worlds' With SOILWORK And THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

Kjo of Germany's Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK prior to the band's January 11 concert at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany, alongside AMORPHIS, JINJER and NAILED TO OBSCURITY. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how ...

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BEAST IN BLACK Guitarist Says New Album 'From Hell With Love' Is 'More Like The '80s Style'

Laureline Tilkin of Tuonela magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarists Anton Kabanen and Kasperi Heikkinen of Finnish melodic metallers BEAST IN BLACK. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for BEAST IN BLACK's second album, "From Hell With Love": Anton: "It ...

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STEVE VAI, BILLY SHEEHAN, RIKKI ROCKETT, DOUG ALDRICH, Others To Perform At 2019 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its second annual show at NAMM dubbed "Ultimate NAMM Night - The Power Of Music" on Saturday, January 26 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show is sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, ...

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TOM MORELLO Hopes His New Solo Album Will Create 'A New Genre Of Rock 'N' Roll'

Politically minded guitarist Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, AUDIOSLAVE) was interviewed by Full Metal Jackie on the January 13 edition of her "Whiplash" program on Los Angeles's 95.5 KLOS radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether PROPHETS OF RAGE ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Performs On 'Saturday Night Live' (Video)

Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET performed their Grammy-nominated hit "Black Smoke Rising" and new single "You're The One" on the January 19 episode of "Saturday Night Live". Check out video footage below. GRETA VAN FLEET bassist Sam Kiszka told Vulture about the band's appearance on the long-running NBC variety sketch series: "This is ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is 'Shocked' R. KELLY 'Is Not In Jail Or Dead'

Nikki Sixx says that he is "shocked" R. Kelly, an artist who has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct throughout his career, "is not in jail or dead." The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching "Surviving R. Kelly", a new documentary series that chronicles the litany of sexual assault accusations against the singer ...

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Former BLACK STAR RIDERS Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON To Release 'Memoirs Of An Uprising' Album In March

"Memoirs Of An Uprising", the new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist Damon Johnson, will be released on March 8 via Double Dragon Records. Fans who pre-order the disc will receive the debut single, "Shivering Shivering", as an instant-grat track. After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, BLACK STAR RIDERS and '90's chart-toppers BROTHER CANE, Damon Johnson ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: 'Revelations In Autumn Flame' Video

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on CD ...

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WITHERFALL To Release 'Vintage' EP

In November 2018, U.S. dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL released its second studio album, "A Prelude To Sorrow". Never resting on its laurels, the group led by the creative duo comprised of vocalist Joseph Michael (SANCTUARY) and Jake Dreyer (ICED EARTH), has now announced the "Vintage" CD, LP, and digital release, to be available during ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'Firelights' Video

Finnish melancholy death-doom metal masters SWALLOW THE SUN have released the official music video for a new song called "Firelights". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light", which will be released on January 25. The disc was inspired by the tragic death of South African ...

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TESLA To Release 'Shock' Album In March; Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Sacramento, California rockers TESLA will release their eighth studio album, "Shock", on March 8 via UMC. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014's "Simplicity" is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited-edition translucent blue vinyl formats. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the album title track ...

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