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HEATHEN In Pre-Production For First Album In A Decade

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans HEATHEN are in the studio working on a new album. A one-minute video in which vocalist David White and guitarist Kragen Lum reveal that they are in pre-production for the follow-up to "The Evolution Of Chaos" LP can be seen below. HEATHEN is often credited — alongside EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Don't Want To' Rejoin VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar says he is "afraid" to contact Eddie and Alex Van Halen because he doesn't want them to think that he wants to rejoin the band. Hagar, who plays with ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony in THE CIRCLE and CHICKENFOOT, hasn't made music with Eddie or Alex Van Halen since ...

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Watch Trailer For RUSH's 'Cinema Strangiato' Film

The official trailer for the new RUSH film "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence" is available below. The movie will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. The film, which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, will feature song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, and new ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Guests On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell took part in an interview and live performance on last night's (Monday, June 17) episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Perry recently released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'The Dirt' Audiobook To Be Released Next Week

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", will be available next week (June 25) in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. Pre-order "The Dirt" audiobook now — the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with ...

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KIP WINGER And Acclaimed Writer/Director DAMIEN GRAY To Release 'Get Jack' Concept Album

Grammy Award-nominated classical composer and rock icon Kip Winger (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, ALAN PARSONS), in his theatrical composing debut, and acclaimed writer/director Damien Gray ("Atomic The Musical", "Animagique", "Steps In Time", "Biohazard" and "Sing On Tour") will release tahe concept album of their new musical thriller, "Get Jack", on Friday, July 19. Pre-order will be ...

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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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GEDDY LEE Explains RUSH's Longevity

During an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, June 11) edition of "Need To Know Bassist" on BBC Radio 6, Geddy Lee was asked how RUSH managed to stay together so long when a band like CREAM imploded after only a couple of years. "You look at CREAM and you look at Ginger Baker's temperament and the ...

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RUSH: 'Cinema Strangiato' Film To Get One-Night-Only Cinematic Screening

A new RUSH film, "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence", will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. The film, which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, will feature song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, and new interviews with producer Nick Raskulinecz and RUSH fans Tom ...

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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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RAVEN Frontman On Almost Going Into Business With OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE: 'You Could Maybe Say We Dodged A Bullet'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British metal legends RAVEN. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On being part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene: John: "We had the first independent metal album out in England, which was 'Rock Until ...

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Watch THE WINERY DOGS Perform In Denver, Colorado

Fan-filmed video footage of THE WINERY DOGS' May 23 concert at Oriental Theater in Denver, Colorado (courtesy of YouTube user "The Attitude"). THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Releases Music Video For His New Protest Song, 'Pirate Punk Politician'

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously described as "a good old-fashioned protest song," will appear on his upcoming album, "Kind Heaven", due out June 7 via BMG. Asked what exactly he is protesting with "Pirate Punk Politician", Farrell ...

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