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TESLA Guitarist Praises Producer PHIL COLLEN's 'Positive Energy' And 'Attention To Detail'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's decision to hire DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to produce its new album, "Shock": Frank: "We've known Phil for ...

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Which MEGADETH Album Does DAVID ELLEFSON Like Better: 'Risk' Or 'Super Collider'?

During a recent appearance on "The Metal Sucks Podcast", David Ellefson was asked which of the two most consistently maligned MEGADETH albums he prefers: 2013's "Super Collider" or 1999's "Risk". "It's funny," the bassist responded (hear audio below). "The 'Risk' songs worked great acoustically — these really simple singer-songwriter kind of songs almost. ...

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PEARL JAM Named 'Record Store Day' 2019 Ambassador

PEARL JAM has been selected as the official Record Store Day ambassador for 2019. Record Store Day takes place on April 13 at independent record stores around the world. Guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement: "Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years old. Before ...

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SACRED REICH To Release 'Awakening' Album In The Summer

Veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH are currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated new studio album — the band's first in 23 years — titled "Awakening". Due this summer, the disc is being produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. "Awakening" will mark ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Says 'The Wings Of War' Has 'Old Is New Again' Vibe

Corey Gorechrist of the "Fantasm" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL about the band's forthcoming studio album, "The Wings Of War". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that "The Wings Of War" ...

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Listen To New TESLA Song 'Taste Like'

"Taste Like", a new song from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Shock", which will be released on March 8 via UMe. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014's "Simplicity" is available on CD, digital, black ...

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DROWNING POOL Begins Recording Follow-Up To 2016's 'Hellelujah'

DROWNING POOL has apparently commenced the recording process for the follow-up to its 2016 album "Hellelujah". This past Tuesday (February 5), the Texas heavy rockers posted a picture of a studio whiteboard on their Facebook page, along with several working songtitles that are set to appear on the band's next disc. Back in December 2017, ...

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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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MEGADETH: Trailer For 'Warheads On Foreheads' Career Retrospective

On March 22, MEGADETH will celebrate its 35th anniversary with the release of "Warheads On Foreheads", a 35-track career retrospective. The anthology spans the band's entire studio recording career, from its first album "Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good" to its 2016 Grammy Award-winning release "Dystopia", and will be available as a 3-CD set, ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' MIKE MUIR Calls BEN WEINMAN A 'Legendary Dude', Says DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'An Amazing Person'

During an interview with Rockwell Anderson of The Edge aboard this year's ShipRocked cruise, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir spoke about the latest two high-profile additions to the band's lineup: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman and ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo . "Ben Weinman [is a] legendary dude," Mike said (see video below). "My ...

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