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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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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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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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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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DEE SNIDER On METALLICA: 'Those Motherf**kers Earned Every F**king Dollar They Made'

During a brand new question-and-answer session with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke about his appreciation for METALLICA's work ethic after the two bands toured together in their early days. "Those motherfuckers earned every fucking dollar they made," Dee said (hear audio below). "They didn't give ...

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SUZI QUATRO Releases 'No Soul/No Control' Video

American rock queen Suzi Quatro has released the official music video for the song "No Soul/No Control". The track is taken from her forthcoming studio album, "No Control". The clip was filmed at the Peppermint Pavillion and the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and was directed by Frank Suffert. Suzi says about the new ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'The Studio Collection - Remastered'; Second Set Of CD Digipak Albums To Be Released In March

BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the second set of digipak CD titles in "The Studio Collection - Remastered", to be released on March 22. Following on from 2014/2017's black vinyl releases and 2015's "Mastered For iTunes" project, "The Studio Collection - Remastered" features recordings taken from the same ...

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BERNIE TORMÉ Is Now On A Ventilator In Intensive Care

The family of Bernie Tormé says that there has been no improvement in the guitarist's health after he was hospitalized earlier this week with double pneumonia. It was reported a few days ago that the Irish musician was "extremely ill" and he has since been placed on a ventilator. The family's statement reads: "Whilst Bernie ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says There Was 'A Really Weird Vibe' In Brazil When Controversial Leader JAIR BOLSONARO Was Elected

Brazilian heavy metal musician Max Cavalera, who has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1992, has told the Reading Eagle that he is still closely tied to his birth country. Brazil's recent controversial election of Jair Bolsonaro as president, whose policies and actions are very far-right, has him concerned. "Brazil has a history of ...

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AEROSMITH's 'Hollywood Walk Of Fame' Star Ceremony Postponed

Due to severe weather conditions today, the unveiling of AEROSMITH's Hollywood Walk Of Fame star has been postponed. Singer Steven Tyler was scheduled to be joined by actress Sharon Stone in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Musicians Institute. That ceremony is now postponed until further notice. Steven tweeted earlier today: ...

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POP EVIL Releases Music Video For 'Be Legendary'

POP EVIL has released a new music video for the song "Be Legendary". It marks the fourth clip the band has released from its latest, self-titled album, whcih came out last year. POP EVIL once again teamed up with American film director Columbia Tatone. The group previously collaborated with her on the videos for "A ...

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Video Premiere: BEAST IN BLACK's 'From Hell With Love'

The official music video for "From Hell With Love", the title track of the sophomore album from BEAST IN BLACK, can be seen below. The disc was released on February 8 via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal group led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Announces New Drummer

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has recruited drummers Simon Phillips and Bodo Schopf following the recent passing of Ted McKenna. Simon, who played on the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP debut album, will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST LP. Due to his schedule, he is unable ...

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