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Desert Rock Veterans Unite To Form BIG SCENIC NOWHERE

From the brain trust of revered desert rock veterans Gary Arce (YAWNING MAN) and Bob Balch (FU MANCHU) comes the new psychedelic-stoner rock outfit BIG SCENIC NOWHERE. The band will release its debut EP, "Dying On The Mountain", on September 13 via Blues Funeral Recordings. As friends and pioneering legends in the Palm Desert rock ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Display 10 Custom Cars At Petersen Automotive Museum

According to Hagerty, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has donated his collection of 10 highly regarded custom cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum. The announcement was made at the museum's annual press conference at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, along with news on the Petersen's upcoming "Hypercars" exhibit, and the institution's acquisition of 30 ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To Live Stage: 'It Was A Bit Of A Whirlwind'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman on stage earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom to perform four songs. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel ...

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PHIL DEMMEL Says VIO-LENCE Is Taking 'Delicate' Approach To Reunion: 'We're Still Kind Of Feeling Each Other Out'

VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel (formerly of MACHINE HEAD) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about the group's upcoming tour of the continent. The full conversation an be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the resurrection of VIO-LENCE and upcoming Australian tour: Phil: "This whole thing kind of started slow, right ...

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IN FLAMES Releases Lyric Video For 'Voices'

The official lyric video for the song "Voices" from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "I, The Mask", which was released in March via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The 12-track disc reunites IN FLAMES with ...

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PHIL DEMMEL Says 'Only ROBB FLYNN' Wanted To Include 'Bastards' Song On MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis' Album

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that "Bastards", the folk-driven, political song which appears on the band's latest album "Catharsis", would have been better suited for a Robb Flynn solo project. Originally released as an acoustic version on YouTube, "Bastards" is based on a conversation about white supremacy Robb had with his sons around ...

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THE OFFSPRING 'Had An Amazing Time In The Studio' Making New Album With Producer BOB ROCK

Seminal punk band THE OFFSPRING is putting the finishing touches on its first album in seven years. The mega-platinum-selling group has been recording with Grammy-winning producer Bob Rock in between extensive tours. The yet-to-be-titled album will be the follow-up to 2012's ninth studio album, "Days Go By", and their third consecutive release with Rock, who ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says He Has To Accept The Fact That He Will Not Be Invited To Play With JUDAS PRIEST Again

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing will join ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman for several songs at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival on August 11 at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. This will be K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel 30th Anniversary" date ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Making Of 'Rock Steady' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Rock Steady", the latest single from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, can be seen below. The song is taken from MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's second studio album, "Revelation", which will be released on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says JON BON JOVI Thought SKID ROW Looked 'Ridiculous' In Band's First Photo Shoot

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial impressions of SKID ROW upon receiving the band's demo: Sebastian: "My very first ...

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EUROPE Has 'Started Talking About' Making New Album

EUROPE frontman Joey Tempest has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that he and his bandmates have "started talking about" making the follow-up to 2017' "Walk The Earth" album. "Everybody is collecting ideas individually," he said (see video below). "And that's how we start. And sometimes we start something we call the 'Sunday club,' where every ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Manifest Reality'

"Manifest Reality", the new video from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Awakening", which will be released on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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