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HELLYEAH Bassist On VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'It Was Awful'

HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders says that "everything was put on hold" with the band following the death of Vinnie Paul Abbott. Last June, the drummer died from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart, with coronary artery disease being identified as a significant condition in his death. Sanders, who launched Let There Be Rock Schools in Gainesville, ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Looks Back On 'Intense' Period Prior To Her Father's Death

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION about the band's new "Resist" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what year was the most important during the four-year break between studio albums for WITHIN ...

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MISFITS Guitarist DOYLE Says LARS ULRICH Was 'Right' To Sue NAPSTER, Calls SPOTIFY's Artist Payouts 'F**king Bulls**t'

MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein says that METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was right to launch legal action against Napster in 2000. Doyle made his comments while speaking to "The Liquid Conversations" about the changes in the music industry since the MISFITS' inception more than 40 years ago. "The thing that sucks the most about ...

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ROB HALFORD Comments On OZZY OSBOURNE's Latest Health Scare

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has commented on Ozzy Osbourne's latest hospitalization. The legendary British heavy metal band was scheduled to tour Europe with the BLACK SABBATH frontman before Ozzy canceled the trek when he was admitted to the hospital due to complications from the flu. Asked by Australia's Heavy if Ozzy's latest health scare ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: After Supporting IRON MAIDEN For Six Weeks, 'I'm Not Scared Of Any Band Or Audience'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his 2017 release, "Condolences": Wednesday: "My first few albums I still like and listen to them and they're cool, but that was me ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman On Bands Who Drastically Change Their Sound: 'It's Not Cool For The Fans Who Have Been Following You All These Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their January 11 concert at Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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GENE SIMMONS Responds To ACE FREHLEY's Explosive Remarks

Gene Simmons has responded to Ace Frehley's recent social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched last month, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made about about a possible reunion of the band's original lineup, dismissing Gene's claim ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Defends Being Involved In Several Projects: 'I'm A Singer. It's What I Do For A Living'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show" podcast about his three current projects — THE THREE TREMORS, SPIRITS OF FIRE and A NEW REVENGE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current busy workload: Ripper: ...

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TESLA Guitarist Praises Producer PHIL COLLEN's 'Positive Energy' And 'Attention To Detail'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's decision to hire DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to produce its new album, "Shock": Frank: "We've known Phil for ...

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IN FLAMES Vocalist ANDERS FRIDÉN On Professional 'Marriage' With Guitarist BJÖRN GELOTTE: 'I Need Him; He Needs Me'

IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén recently spoke with PureGrainAudio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the singles released to date from the group's new album, "I, The Mask", are representative of the record as a whole: Anders: "I think the songs that ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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EDENBRIDGE Working On 'Dynamind' Album

Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will release their tenth studio album, "Dynamind", later in the year via Steamhammer/SPV. Commented guitarist/composer Lanvall: "The whole songwriting process for the new album took around 18 months, and I soon realized that we could bring the band sound to a new level. Our trademark sound, of course, is still there. ...

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IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Shoots For The Stars In Epic 'Stardust' Music Video/Short Film

The Texas-based extreme progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has been described as "seriously epic" (MetalSucks), so it's only fitting that the group's new music video for the song "Stardust" fits that same description. A riveting, special effects-laden five-minute hybrid of an "Armageddon"-like action movie and a telenovela, the clip can be seen below. Featuring special ...

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GLENN TIPTON's Daughter To Raise Money For JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist's Foundation At Barcelona Marathon

Karina Greenin, the daughter of JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton, will take part in Barcelona, Spain's annual marathon next month to raise funds for the Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation. JUDAS PRIEST launched Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation last June in honor of the musician, who is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder. Earlier this week, Karina ...

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Which MEGADETH Album Does DAVID ELLEFSON Like Better: 'Risk' Or 'Super Collider'?

During a recent appearance on "The Metal Sucks Podcast", David Ellefson was asked which of the two most consistently maligned MEGADETH albums he prefers: 2013's "Super Collider" or 1999's "Risk". "It's funny," the bassist responded (hear audio below). "The 'Risk' songs worked great acoustically — these really simple singer-songwriter kind of songs almost. ...

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