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The Door To Doom - CANDLEMASS

CANDLEMASS is one of the most important bands in the history of doom metal. The Swedish group is indisputably a torchbearer, even more particularly with regard to its role in establishing the "epic doom" styling. Spurring excitement amongst the fanbase of a band that's been running strong three decades is quite the challenge, to say ...

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SUZI QUATRO Releases 'No Soul/No Control' Video

American rock queen Suzi Quatro has released the official music video for the song "No Soul/No Control". The track is taken from her forthcoming studio album, "No Control". The clip was filmed at the Peppermint Pavillion and the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and was directed by Frank Suffert. Suzi says about the new ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer HERMAN RAREBELL Talks 'Drum Legends' Event With GINGER BAKER, PETE YORK

There have been various renowned drummers over the years but few more evocative, charismatic and diverse in style than these three absolute legends — Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell. Tub thumpers extraordinaire, each doing different (and seemingly impossible) things with every limb, these are the men who have forged rhythms with the best ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Like Guitar Players You Probably Wouldn't Think, Like ANGUS YOUNG And BRIAN MAY'

Andy Rawll of MetalTalk conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie J. Malmsteen about his forthcoming blues album, "Blue Lightning". You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind "Blue Lightning": Yngwie: "It's a funny thing. I've been told by people since as ...

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Guitarist JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Looking For Inspiration'

Guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) recently spoke with WSOU 89.5 FM — the South Orange, New Jersey-based college radio station of Seton Hall University — about "Invasion", the forthcoming new album by his solo band JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed ...

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JOHN 5 'Learned So Much' From DAVID LEE ROTH

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 says that he "learned so much" from VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth. John 5, whose first "big break" came when he was selected by Roth to play lead guitar on the critically well-received 1998 release "DLR Band", spoke about his collaboration with the iconic ...

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BRANT BJORK To Release 'Jacoozzi' Album In April

Desert rock icon Brant Bjork (KYUSS, FU MANCHU) will release a new studio album called "Jacoozzi" on April 5. Back in 2010, Bjork has just started to record another solo record. About four days into the sessions, he essentially decided to "jam" by himself only and for the rest of his scheduled sessions. When the ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces June/July 2019 North American Tour Dates

SHINEDOWN has announced new summer tour dates as part of its 2019 "Attention Attention" world tour, beginning June 21 through July 27. BADFLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP and BROKEN HANDS will support SHINEDOWN on these coast-to-coast dates produced by Live Nation. Fan club presale begins February 5 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi is the official presale ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' DUFF MCKAGAN: How I Became A Bassist

At the 2019 NAMM Show — a convention for the musical products industry that took place in Anaheim, California from January 24-27 — GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan participated in a "bass talk" with Fender. Video footage can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he came to ...

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WHITESNAKE: Listen To 'Slow An' Easy' (U.S. Mix, 2019 Remaster)' From 'Slide It In' 35th-Anniversary Edition

"Slow An' Easy" (U.S. Mix, 2019 Remaster)" from WHITESNAKE can be streamed below. The track is featured on the upcoming 35th-anniversary edition of the band's 1984 album, "Slide It In". WHITESNAKE scored its first platinum-selling album with "Slide It In", a release that has sold more than four million copies worldwide thanks to hard-rocking songs ...

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JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES: 'Crank It - Living With Ghosts' Video

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — has launched another music video from its forthcoming full-length album, "Invasion". The trippy clip for the two-part track titled "Crank It - Living With Ghosts" begins as a ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Complete 'Blue Lightning' Album Details Revealed; 'Sun's Up Top's Down' Lyric Video

Yngwie Malmsteen will release "Blue Lightning" globally on March 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. To call Malmsteen a "maestro" or "virtuoso" is to state the obvious. But such terms don't do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists who have copied a small part of the vast musical spectrum ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have announced a 27-date U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Family Tree", out now via Mascot Label Group. Beginning in Charlotte, North Carolina before routing throughout the south and midwest, the trek will be supported by TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN and include festival stops at Rocklahoma, Thunder ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Pays Tribute To DEEP PURPLE, THE BEATLES, JIMI HENDRIX, THE ROLLING STONES On 'Blue Lightning' Album

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release a new album, "Blue Lightning", on March 29 via Mascot Label Group. On the disc, Yngwie pays homage to those from the blues world who have fuelled his artistic spirit for so long. "Blue Lightning" track listing: 01. Blue Lightning 02. Foxey Lady 03. Demon's Eye (DEEP PURPLE) ...

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WHITESNAKE: Listen To Previously Unreleased Live Recording Of 'Ready An' Willing' From 'Slide It In' 35th-Anniversary Edition

A previously unreleased recording of WHITESNAKE performing the song "Ready An' Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)" live in Glasgow, Scotland in 1984 can be streamed below. The track is featured on the upcoming 35th-anniversary edition of the band's 1984 album, "Slide It In". WHITESNAKE scored its first platinum-selling album with "Slide It In", a release that ...

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MASTERPLAN's ROLAND GRAPOW Says Young Musicians Are 'A Bit More Lazy': 'Everybody's Used To Playing To The Computer'

Brazil's Rock Mania recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "PumpKings", MASTERPLAN's 2017 album that saw the band re-record the songs Grapow wrote while he was a member of HELLOWEEN: Roland: "I ...

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BOBBY LIEBLING Is Back! PENTAGRAM Announces 10-City U.S. Tour In March

Doom metal patriarchs PENTAGRAM will take the stage in 10 American cities this March. Remorseful and rehabilitated, legendary PENTAGRAM frontman and co-founder Bobby Liebling returns for a string of live performances. Greg Turley, longtime bass player and "Ram Family" member by blood, will appear alongside Liebling, drummer "Minnesota Pete" Campbell and the reemergence of Philadelphia's ...

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MR. BIG: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire WACKEN OPEN AIR Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of MR. BIG's entire August 2018 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Last fall, MR. BIG singer Eric Martin told the "Friday NI Rocks" show that the band was planning to make a new studio record in 2019. The effort will mark MR. ...

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