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ZZ TOP Guitarist/Vocalist BILLY F GIBBONS To Release 'The Big Bad Blues' Solo Album In September

Concord Records will release "The Big Bad Blues", ZZ TOP legend Billy F Gibbons's second-ever solo effort, on September 21. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 Afro-Cuban-flavored solo album "Perfectamundo". "The Big Bad Blues", as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons's lifelong love of the blues and rock and roll, showcasing the blues-influenced ...

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Video Premiere: VOIVOD's 'Obsolete Beings'

Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "The Wake", on September 21 for via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's "Target Earth" album as well as the 2016 mini-album "Post Society" was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording ...

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Ex-JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO On Feud Between NEAL SCHON And JONATHAN CAIN: 'I Was Grateful Not To Be There'

Former JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo has commented on the war of words between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain over a White House visit by several members of the band. Schon and Cain feuded publicly on social media last summer after the keyboardist, singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory were photographed with President Donald Trump. ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Going Through Changes' Photo Book Due In September

Due on September 28 via Wymer, "Black Sabbath: Going Through Changes" is a photographic journey of BLACK SABBATH during the halcyon days of the seventies. Throughout a long and sometimes turbulent career, BLACK SABBATH's classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward virtually created the blueprint for heavy rock. With eight ...

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Former EYEHATEGOD Guitarist BRIAN PATTON Explains His Departure

Fresh of a three-week European headlining tour, EYEHATEGOD will return to North American stages this week for the second leg of their tour supporting BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Scheduled to begin on July 18, the journey will wind its way through more than two dozen cities and includes a handful of headlining ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Strained Relationship With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'We Both Made The Mistake Of Going After Each Other Through The Media'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD's current co-headlining North American tour with JOURNEY: Vivian: "It's incredible, actually. It's a really good fit. ...

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JASON BONHAM Says THE CIRCLE's First Record Of All-Original Material Is A 'Concept Kind Of Album'

THE CIRCLE, the critically acclaimed supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, has completed work on its first album of all-original material. Bonham told Sonic Perspectives in a recent interview (hear audio below) that THE CIRCLE's upcoming disc is a "concept kind of album" that needs to be listened to "in ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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HATE Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Polish death/black metallers HATE. Based in Warsaw, HATE has been praised by press and fans alike for years for creating lacerating and dark music, proven best on its current album, "Tremendum" (2017). The album saw Adam "ATF Sinner" Buszko (vocals, guitars) utilize the dark aspects of the ...

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REDEMPTION: 'Someone Else's Problem' Video Released

The official music video for the song "Someone Else's Problem" from REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Long Night's Journey Into Day", which will be released on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was ...

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VOIVOD: 'The Wake' Album Details Revealed

Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "The Wake", on September 21 for via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's "Target Earth" album as well as the 2016 mini-album "Post Society" was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Be Joined By NEAL SCHON, RICK NIELSEN, BUMBLEFOOT At' G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert'

Joe Satriani has announced the details of "Joe Satriani's G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert", set for January 3-7, 2019 at Hotel Zosa in beautiful Palm Springs, California. The legendary guitarist's fifth annual event will boast the most illustrious and diverse roster of special guests instructors in G4 history, including Rock And Roll Hall Of ...

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Video Premiere: KORPIKLAANI's 'Harmaja'

The official video for the song "Harmaja" from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Harmaja" clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK and ...

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