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KATAKLYSM Vocalist On Canadian Metal Bands: 'We Have To Be Different To Get Noticed'

Prior to KATAKLYSM's performance in Louisville, Kentucky on February 17, front man Maurizio Iacono was interviewed by "The Great Metal Debate" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent tour with SOULFLY: Maurizio: "[It was] very good. It's been actually [a] really cool ...

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Ex-SLIPKNOT Percussionist CHRIS FEHN Thought Everyone In The Band 'Was Being Treated Equally,' Says His Attorney

The attorney for ex-SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn says that he was forced to take legal action against his former bandmates because he was unable to get information about a number of SLIPKNOT-related businesses. On March 13, the 46-year-old Fehn sued SLIPKNOT's leaders, vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist Michael Shawn Crahan; the band's manager, Robert Shore; ...

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JASON BECKER's Mother Says 'All Went Well' With His Operation

On March 21, Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, "All went well and we are waiting on the lab results, but the doctor was encouraging and didn't ...

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Three SLIPKNOT Singles Certified Platinum In U.S.

SLIPKNOT's singles "Snuff", "Before I Forget" and "Wait And Bleed" have just been certified platinum (one million units; each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams) by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America). These mark the first-ever platinum single certifications for the Iowa-based masked metallers. "Snuff" is taken off SLIPKNOT's platinum-certified ...

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ALAN PARSONS: 'I Can't Get There From Here' Video

"I Can't Get There From Here", the new video from Alan Parsons, can be seen below. The track is taken from Alan's upcoming studio album, "The Secret", which will be released on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. The song, which includes guest vocals by Jared Mahone, is also featured in the motion picture "5-25-77". ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

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ANDI DERIS On MICHAEL KISKE's Return To HELLOWEEN: 'It Felt Like He Was Coming Home'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with frontman Andi Deris of veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the personal chemistry that existed during HELLOWEEN's recently completed "Pumpkins United" tour, which ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Was 'Humbled' When Well-Known Guests Agreed To Appear On His Solo Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton 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 his new solo album, "Anesthetic": Mark: "That first Slash solo album is definitely kind of a template for at ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: 'I Don't Keep Track Of SLAYER'

Ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has told Drum! magazine in a new interview that he doesn't pay attention to what his former band is doing. "I don't keep track of SLAYER," he said. "I have too much to deal with over here." The 54-year-old musician, who splits his time between crossover pioneers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON: Video Of Entire Solo Tour Kickoff

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton kicked off his solo tour Wednesday night (March 13) at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Making a special guest appearance at the show for the song "The Truth Is Dead" was Mark's LAMB OF GOD bandmate, vocalist Randy ...

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Watch RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Entire Concert At Egyptian Pyramids

Earlier today (Friday, March 15), Nugs.net, the leading live music distribution platform for concert recordings and live streams, offered a free live stream of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS playing live from Egypt's Pyramids of Giza. This was the first time any event has been live streamed from the last-standing wonder of the ancient world. ...

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THANATOS To Release New Album In 2020

Dutch death metal veterans THANATOS have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band is currently working on material for the follow-up to 2014's "Global Purification" album for an early 2020 release. THANATOS, Holland's first-ever death/thrash metal band, has become an illustrious name that has been haunting the underground metal scene for decades and is ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's '333'

HELLYEAH has digitally released "333", the first song from the band's eagerly anticipated new album featuring the late Vinnie Paul Abbott's final recordings. The disc will be released this summer via Eleven Seven Music Group. "Vinnie originally came up with the idea for '333'," said singer Chad Gray. "A lot of people may think Vinnie ...

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HELLYEAH: '333' Single To Receive World Premiere Today

**Update**: A HELLYEAH representative has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band's new album does not yet have an official release date. A new HELLYEAH song titled "333" will premiere today (Thursday, March 14) starting at 8 a.m. EST every hour, all day long, on SiriusXM Liquid Metal and SiriusXM Octane. The track is taken from the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Understands Why Certain Artists Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen says that he understands why certain rock and pop artists rely on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked ...

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JASON BECKER To Undergo Operation To Drain Abscess In His Lung

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, will undergo an operation to drain the abscess in his lung on March 21. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, this "should be an outpatient procedure, if all goes well. He is off the antibiotics for now ...

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