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GEORGE LYNCH Says He Received Offer To Join New Lineup Of RATT

During an interview with SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk that aired yesterday (Thursday, June 14), guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) revealed that he recently received an offer to play with RATT. Asked whether the rumors are true that he was asked to join the current touring lineup of RATT — presumably alongside singer Stephen ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Possibility Of More 'Big Four' Shows: 'There's One Person That's Holding It Up For Everybody'

Prior to MEGADETH's June 10 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Heavymetal.dk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early guitar inspirations: Dave: "My inspirations were more along the guidelines of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ...

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VOIVOD To Release 'The Wake' Album In September

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "The Wake", in late September via Century Media Records. "The Wake" is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's "Target Earth" album and the 2016 mini-album "Post Society". Commented VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin: "We are thrilled to let you know that our new ...

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Listen To SMASHING PUMPKINS' New Song 'Solara'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a new song called "Solara". It marks the band's first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform "Solara" on Monday on "The Tonight ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's ERIK KNUTSON Decries Use Of 'Cookie Monster' Vocals In Thrash: 'That's Not A Complete Band To Me. That's Being Lazy'

Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice conducted an interview with vocalist Erik "A.K." Knutson and guitarist Michael Gilbert of veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM prior to their May 28 concert at Les Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as the support act for HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. ...

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And Justice for None - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

"Blabbermouth can fucking suck it, 'cause they never fucking knew me..." Never underestimate the power of publicity, positive and negative. Ivan Moody and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are riding their latest mount of angst rock into the summer as early on concert breadwinners. Yet surrounding Moody is unnecessary hullabaloo as he fights personal demons on ...

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Listen To Title Track Of New YOB Album, 'Our Raw Heart'

Oregon trio YOB will release its eighth album, "Our Raw Heart", on June 8 via Relapse Records. The disc was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Oregon, with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (THE MARS VOLTA, DIAMANDA GALAS, SLOWDIVE). The album's title track, "Our Raw Heart", can be ...

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LED ZEPPELIN's Limited-Edition 7-Inch Was Top-Selling 'Record Store Day'-Exclusive Single

According to Billboard, LED ZEPPELIN's double-sided seven-inch single "Friends"/"Rock And Roll" was the top-selling Record Store Day-exclusive single at indie stores this year. The limited-edition single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl. The single features two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked by Page to appear on the release: the ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's 'Eat The Elephant' Released In Hologram Version

A PERFECT CIRCLE's "Eat The Elephant", the Maynard James Keenan- and Billy Howerdel-led rock band's return release following a 14-year gap between new albums, debuted atop numerous Billboard charts, grabbing the No. 1 spot on the Rock, Independent and Alternative Albums charts, a No. 2 entry on the Top Current Albums chart (for pure album ...

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KISS Manager On Why He Believes Band Can Continue Without Original Members: This Isn't 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Veteran talent manager Doc McGhee (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI) was recently interviewed by Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his early days as a manager: Doc: "You start [by] learning what not to do. If you have ...

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Watch A PERFECT CIRCLE Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

A PERFECT CIRCLE was the musical guest on the Monday, April 23 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band played several songs — including "TalkTalk" and "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish" — on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Official video footage of the performance can be seen ...

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HATESPHERE Signs New Deal With SCARLET RECORDS

Danish thrash/death metal act HATESPHERE has signed a new deal with Scarlet Records. To honor the band's sights on old-school values and the roots that got them started 18 years ago and to also close the circle of a successful and productive business relationship, HATESPHERE and Scarlet decided to join forces together again for the ...

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Listen To New YOB Song 'The Screen'

Oregon trio YOB will release its eighth album, "Our Raw Heart", on June 8 via Relapse Records. The disc was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Oregon, with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (THE MARS VOLTA, DIAMANDA GALAS, SLOWDIVE). A track from the album, "The Screen", can be ...

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