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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says K.K. DOWNING 'Looked And Sounded Great' During First Performance In 10 Years

Richie Faulkner says that K.K. Downing "looked and sounded great" when he returned to the live stage earlier this month as a special guest of ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman. Downing's August 11 appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Postpones Tour Dates After Guitarist GARY ROSSINGTON Undergoes Heart Surgery

Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD have postponed this weekend's concerts so that founding member Gary Rossington can recover from recent heart surgery. The shows, originally scheduled for August 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada and August 17 in Wheatland, California, will now take place on October 18 and October 19, respectively. The 67-year-old guitarist and last ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Is A Genetic Mutant, DNA Researcher Claims

In 2010, a Massachusetts-based research company called Knome used a blood sample taken from Ozzy Osbourne to map out his genetic code and attempt to figure out how he has survived after years of abusing drugs and alcohol. Researchers at Knome hoped that analyzing Ozzy's blood and DNA would give them insight into how drugs ...

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MAYHEM To Release 'Daemon' Album In October

Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM will release their sixth studio album, titled "Daemon", on October 25. By the power of darkness and with the might of black-hearted will no two MAYHEM albums have been or will ever be the same. Over the course of MAYHEM's storied and groundbreaking 35-year career — from "Deathcrush" (1987) through ...

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LACUNA COIL's ANDREA FERRO: 'When We Do Whatever We Want And Pursue A Heavier Path, Our Music Sounds Really Good'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming "Black Anima" studio album: Cristina: "Of course it is a different record ...

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Listen To New HELLYEAH Song 'Perfect'

"Perfect", a brand new song from HELLYEAH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which will be released on September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc marks the group's final effort with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away more than a year ago. "Welcome ...

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NIKKI SIXX Pays Tribute To Former Bandmate LIZZIE GREY

Nikki Sixx has paid tribute to his former bandmate Lizzie Grey, who died this morning at a Las Vegas hospital. Lizzie (a.k.a. Stephen Perry), 60, had long been suffering from a rare brain disorder known as Lewy Body Disease and had been undergoing treatment for years. Earlier today, the MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist took to his ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Was Asked To Play With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA After MEGADETH Disbanded In 2002

Shortly after MEGADETH disbanded in early 2002 due to a severe arm injury suffered by frontman Dave Mustaine, bassist David Ellefson says he was approached by then-MEGADETH lead guitarist Al Pitrelli to play with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. Although Ellefson turned the gig down, it apparently taught him a valuable lesson — he would go on to ...

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Watch HELLYEAH Play PANTERA Covers In Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of HELLYEAH covering PANTERA's "I'm Broken" and "Walk" on July 30 at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "KymPisces"). HELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", will be released on September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc will mark the group's final effort with drummer ...

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NERGAL Says BEHEMOTH's Next Album Will Arrive In 2021

Following BEHEMOTH's performance in San Bernardino, California on July 27, guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's participation in SLIPKNOT's current "Knotfest ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's GRAMMY Win

David Ellefson spoke to Sonic Perspectives about MEGADETH's first-ever Grammy win back in 2017 when he and his bandmates took home the trophy for "Best Metal Performance" for the title track of their latest album, "Dystopia". MEGADETH's "Dystopia" nod marked the band's twelfth Grammy nomination in the "Metal" category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best ...

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ROB HALFORD: GLENN TIPTON Is 'Still Fully Immersed' In JUDAS PRIEST

Rob Halford says that Glenn Tipton "still fully immersed" in the world of JUDAS PRIEST, despite the fact that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 71-year-old guitarist announced his retirement from touring in February 2018 after revealing his unfortunate diagnosis. He passed on the torch to the producer of the "Firepower" LP, Andy Sneap. Asked ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Says MARIANNE WILLIAMSON Is First Presidential Candidate He Has Spoken To Who 'Understands Human Beings And Human Psyche'

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro spoke to Elle about his support of Marianne Williamson in the next presidential election, saying that she is the first candidate that he has ever spoken to who "understands human beings and human psyche." The author and spiritual adviser is one of six female candidates vying for the ...

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Video Premiere: LACUNA COIL's 'Layers Of Time'

"Layers Of Time", the new video from Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Black Anima", which will be released on October 11 through Century Media Records. Once more, LACUNA COIL teamed up with director Roberto Cinardi (a.k.a. SaKu) to shoot the video for ...

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STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH: SGT. D Action Figure Coming Soon

NECA Toys will release the Stormtroopers Of Death Sgt. D eight-inch clothed action figure in December. The figure is based on the mascot of the satirical 1980s metal band STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH (a.k.a. S.O.D.), which consisted of ANTHRAX members Scott Ian (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums), ex-ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker, and M.O.D.'s Billy Milano (vocals). ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Joined By MAX CAVALERA For 'Walk' Performance At DYNAMO METALFEST (Video)

Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) joined Philip Anselmo on stage yesterday (Saturday, July 20) at the Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, Netherlands to perform the PANTERA classic "Walk". Video footage of Max's appearance can be seen below. Last month, Anselmo spoke to Graspop Metal Meeting about his decision to play a number of PANTERA songs ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Receives Honorary Degree From University Of Derby: Video, Photos

Noted British heavy metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap is among six people from Derbyshire who were honored at the University Of Derby's graduation ceremonies this week. Sneap received his honorary degree on his 50th birthday (Thursday, July 18) in front of thousands of graduating students, their families and friends at ...

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