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DANKO JONES: 'I Think The Mark Of A Good Band Is If You Can Play Outside Of Your Own Backyard'

Prior to DANKO JONES's performance at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, frontman Danko Jones spoke with 4Sound. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing at festivals: Danko: "We've been playing festivals for quite a long time. I like them, especially a festival like Sweden Rock ...

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TESTAMENT's New Album To Be Released In January 2020

During a press conference at this weekend's Hellfest in Clisson, France, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album. "The day before we got on the plane [to start our European tour], we just finished recording ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS: "I Get Bored If I Play Exactly The Same Thing Every Night'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's June 16 performance at the Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke with RAMzine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DREAM THEATER has considered offering cassettes: Jordan: "Not really. Personally, I'm not that interested in ...

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MACHINE HEAD Bassist JARED MACEACHERN Dislocates Shoulder

MACHINE HEAD bassist Jared MacEachern has dislocated his shoulder in a mountain biking accident. As a result, he will be forced to wear a sling but will not require any surgery. He is expected to fully recover in time for the launch of the band's "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary tour in October. Jared wrote in ...

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SACRED REICH Frontman Calls Out BLABBERMOUTH.NET For 'Click-Inducing,' TRUMP-Bashing Headline

SACRED REICH frontman Phil Rind has called out BLABBERMOUTH.NET for picking a "click-inducing headline" for an article containing his comments about President Donald Trump. On Wednesday (June 19), BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported on an interview Rind gave to Revolver magazine in which he spoke about the lyrical inspiration for the band's new song "Don't Do ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's entire June 13 concert in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Joins Cast Of 'Trolls World Tour'

Ozzy Osbourne will lend his voice to the animated motion picture "Trolls World Tour", due for release in April 2020. The sequel to DreamWorks Animation's 2016 hit musical-comedy "Trolls", will see the legendary heavy metal singer voicing the movie's villain, King Thrash, leader of the rock trolls. "Trolls World Tour" will continue to where the ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Singer Says Partnership With DAVE MUSTAINE's THRASHVILLE MANAGEMENT 'Didn't Work Out'

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers DIAMOND HEAD have explained the end of their working relationship with MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine. It was announced in December 2017 that DIAMOND HEAD had inked a management deal with Thrashville Management, the company founded by Dave and his son Justis Mustaine. Several months later, the affiliation came to ...

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TESTAMENT Has Finished Recording New Album, Says GENE HOGLAN

Earlier this month, TESTAMENT drummer Gene Hoglan spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to the band's 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The Snake". He said (hear audio below): "I know the band was shooting for completing the album by June 12th. I know that they had ...

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STATUS QUO To Release 'Backbone' Album In September

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO has been through a lot, they have chalked up 130 shows as a ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform RATT's 'Wanted Man'

KINGS OF CHAOS headlined the Republic Of Texas (ROT) Rally this past Saturday (June 15) in Austin, Texas. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The MEGADETH leader broke the news of his diagnosis earlier today via his social media. He wrote: "I've been diagnosed with throat cancer. It's clearly something to be respected and faced head on — but I've faced obstacles before. I'm working closely with my doctors, and we've ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's entire June 11 concert in Saint Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling ...

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Irish Councillor Calls For BEHEMOTH To Be Banned From Performing In Limerick: 'Satanism Is Associated With Evil'

A councillor in Limerick, Ireland is calling on the Minister For Justice to block Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH from performing in the country next week. BEHEMOTH is scheduled to play at King John's Castle on June 17, the band's first visit to Ireland since performing at Dublin's Vicar Street in February. Fianna Fáil councillor and ...

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