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NITA STRAUSS On 'Beauty' Of Instrumental Music: 'The Songs Can Mean Whatever You Need Them To Mean'

ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss recently spoke with Sara of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of her "Hurricane" nickname: Nita: "It actually came from the first write-up of my first band ever. There was a little ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock Steady'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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CLUTCH Releases Cover Version Of WILLIE DIXON Classic 'Evil'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released their cover version of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS). The official lyric video for the track was directed by David Brodsky and can be seen below. CLUTCH's version of "Evil", which was mixed by Vance Powell, will be included on a collection of newly recorded ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On 'Different' New Album 'Tenderness': 'I Just Keep Trying To Grow As A Musician And Push Boundaries'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Tenderness": Duff: "This kind of more austere, restrained sort of music is something I've wanted ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD On Musical Direction Of His Solo Album: 'It's Mixed In All Sorts Of Styles That I Like'

SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke to Record Collector magazine about his upcoming debut solo album. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will feature guest appearances by drummer Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY). Regarding the album's musical direction, Biff said (hear audio below): ...

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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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PAUL STANLEY On Possibility Of Guest Appearances By ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS During 'End Of The Road' Tour: 'That Door Is Open'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley says that it's still possible that original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will make guest appearances during the band's "End Of The Road" tour. "Who knows?" he said during a recent interview with the "Torg And Eliott" morning show on 96.3 WLVQ in Columbus, Ohio (hear audio below). "I have ...

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ACID REIGN To Release New Album In September

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ACID REIGN will release their third full-length album in September via Dissonance. Commented vocalist Howard "H" Smith: "For our first album in 29 years, it was vitally important that we find the right home and I feel we have. From the very first contact, it was obvious that the Dissonance team not ...

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IMMOLATION Releases Music Video For 'The Distorting Light'

New York death metal giants IMMOLATION have released the music video for the song "The Distorting Light" off their latest album, "Atonement". The clip was created and directed by Robert Vigna while Angelo Damanti handled the camera work and served as the technical advisor and equipment specialist. The band performance was filmed at Dark City ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Munich

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's May concert at Königsplatz in Munich, Germany can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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Here Is First Video Of VINNIE PAUL's Grave Marker

The first video of Vinnie Paul Abbott's grave marker next to that of his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, can be seen below (courtesy of Tom Bachonski). Vinnie Paul's grave marker was officially installed on May 24. That same day, two pictures of the gravesite were released via PANTERA's social media, along with the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Was Told He Was Too Short To Audition For KISS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke with Sam Ash Music. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he practices: Marty: "I've never considered anything that I've done practicing. I was never one of those wood-shedding in a bedroom with a metronome type. [I've] always ...

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