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PHIL COLLEN Explains Why DEF LEPPARD Doesn't Invite Other Musicians Onstage To Jam

Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio's "All Things Considered" recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DEP LEPPARD has invited musical guests onstage during their live performances: Phil: "Not really. I mean, usually the songs ...

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CLUTCH Drummer: 'This Is The Best Job In The World'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview drummer Jean-Paul Gaster of Maryland rockers CLUTCH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the release of CLUTCH's latest studio album, "Book Of Bad Decisions": Jean-Paul: "It's been great so far. We pretty much hit the ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman: 'Life Is Too Short To Try To Be Liked By Everybody'

Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the title of BEHEMOTH's new album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest", is ...

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KAMELOT Keyboardist On 'Fantastic' Touring Drummer ALEX LANDENBURG: 'I Hope He Stays'

KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai recently spoke with Finland's Metalliluola. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "The Shadow Theory": Oliver: "The creation of the album was not without troubles. Some albums are just born under difficult circumstances, and I was ...

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SLASH On Returning To GUNS N' ROSES: 'It Turned Out To Be One Of The Greatest Things That I Ever Did'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was recently interviewed by syndicated radio DJ Theresa Rockface. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the music video for "Driving Rain", the first single from his new solo album "Living The Dream": Slash: "The puppets are great. Sort of the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On Seeing RICK ALLEN Play Drums With One Arm For The First Time: 'It Was Astonishing'

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott was recently interviewed by "All Things Considered" host Dave Lawrence of HPR/Hawaii Public Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's rapid rise during their 1983 in support of "Pyromania": Joe: "It was all a bit of a whirlwind, ...

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NICKELBACK Bassist Says Band Uses Radio Data As A 'Barometer For What People Want To Hear' During Its Concerts

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning the band's live production: Mike: "It's pretty much an open creative process, and it's not unlike writing songs, because it is creative as well. It is more of ...

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STARBREAKER To Release 'Dysphoria' Album In January; 'Pure Evil' Single Available

Tony Harnell, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and former vocalist of hard rock band TNT, and Magnus Karlsson, current PRIMAL FEAR guitarist extraordinaire, have rejoined forces for the release of the third STARBREAKER album. Titled "Dysphoria", the disc showcases everything the project has become known for: metal sensibilities, melodic songs with killer hooks, thought provoking lyrics, ...

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BAD RELIGION Returns With New Song, 'The Profane Rights Of Man'

Punk rock legends BAD RELIGION have released a new single titled "The Profane Rights Of Man". A worried look at the state of human rights in America, the song continues the band's long-held commitment to incisively topical songwriting. "The Profane Rights Of Man", featuring BAD RELIGION's signature breakneck rhythms, mournful harmonies, and serpentine guitar work, ...

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SLASH On Current GUNS N' ROSES Lineup: 'It's This Really, Really Well-Oiled Machine That's Super Functional'

Slash says that the current lineup of GUNS N' ROSES is a "really well-oiled machine that's super functional." Only rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler are missing from the classic GN'R lineup that recorded 1987's classic debut, "Appetite For Destruction". Slash, singer Axl Rose and bassist Duff McKagan are on board, fortified with ...

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JOHN CORABI On AXL ROSE Singing For AC/DC: 'I Thought He Nailed It'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES vocalist John Corabi recently guested on the "TODDCast Podcast". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THE DEAD DAISIES: John: "The cool thing about the band is that we've never actually worked together until we got up with ...

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ACE FREHLEY Releases 'Rockin' With The Boys' Music Video

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Ace Frehley has released the official music video for his new single, "Rockin' With The Boys". The clip was filmed on August 18 at the Motor City Muscle Music Festival in Detroit, Michigan. "Rockin' With The Boys" is the second song Frehley has made ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'I'm Trying To Make Sure People Don't Miss A Singer When They See Me Play Live'

Bob Zerull of the "Nothing Shocking" podcast recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can listen to the entire chat via the audio widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he reacts when fans put him on a pedestal: Marty: "First of all, I'm just always flattered ...

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