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JACK RUSSELL Laments Death Of Album Format: 'There Was A Ritual To Music That Has Been Lost In The Age Of Streaming'

Former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has lamented the death of the album format in light of how comprehensively streaming music services are decimating record sales. Speaking about the widespread belief that the current generation of music fans doesn't understand that artists are not being properly compensated by industry giants like Spotify and Apple Music, ...

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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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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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SHINEDOWN Announces U.S. Tour With PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA

SHINEDOWN will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in February. Support on the trek will come from PAPA ROACH and ASKING ALEXANDRIA. Fan-club pre-sale begins on October 2 at 10 a.m. Citi card holders will have access to purchase presale tickets from noon Tuesday until 4 p.m. Thursday through Citi's Private Pass program. Spotify pre-sale ...

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URIAH HEEP Drummer Is 'Infuriated' By Classic Rock Radio Stations Who Won't Play Band's New Music

Drummer Russell Gilbrook of British hard rock veterans URIAH HEEP recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the high praise for the band's recent studio efforts: Russell: "It's a funny one, actually. The thing about music is it has ...

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Video Premiere: URIAH HEEP's 'Take Away My Soul'

The official music video for the song "Take Away My Soul" from British classic rock icons URIAH HEEP can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 25th studio album, "Living The Dream", which will be released on September 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. In conjunction with this release through Frontiers Music Srl, ...

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GAMA BOMB: 'Bring Out The Monster' Video

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have released a music video for new single "Bring Out The Monster". The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", due out October 12 via AFM Records. "Speed Between The Lines" was produced by longtime GAMA BOMB collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). The album's ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of GREAT WHITE Performing 'Once Bitten, Twice Shy' With New Singer MITCH MALLOY

GREAT WHITE has released a performance video of its cover version of Ian Hunter's "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", featuring the band's latest addition, singer Mitch Malloy. The clip was filmed on August 18 at the Kentucky State Fair at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall told KBACK Radio that the ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Three (Video)

The third in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: 'Northlanders' Video

"Northlanders", the new video from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONLORD's third album, "Dominion", which will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. The disc features eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting black and death metal assault. The album ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces Winter Tour 2018

Marking the band's 20th consecutive year of touring, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO) today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2018. TSO's annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group's status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition. This year's 20th anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO's unforgettable "The Ghosts Of Christmas ...

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GAMA BOMB Releases Animated Lyric Video For New Single '666teen'

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have released a face-melting animated lyric video for new single "666teen". The blistering track is the first single from the band's sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", due out October 12 via AFM Records. "Speed Between The Lines" was produced by longtime GAMA BOMB collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). ...

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GREAT WHITE Drummer Rules Out Reunion With JACK RUSSELL: 'I Couldn't Imagine Someone In His Condition Doing What We're Doing'

GREAT WHITE drummer Audie Desbrow spoke to ListenIowa about the band's recent decision to split with singer Terry Ilous and replace him with onetime VAN HALEN frontman candidate Mitch Malloy. "Some things don't work out business-wise, so we had to part ways with Terry," Audie said. "There were differences of opinions, personality clashes. ...

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GREAT WHITE Guitarist Says Band Grew 'Uncomfortable' With Former Singer TERRY ILOUS: 'It Wasn't Working'

GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall was recently interviewed by Shaggy of Idaho's 94.9 & 104.5 The Rock radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing at this month's Idaho Rockfest, a bill that also features Vince Neil: Mark: "I go way back with Vince. ...

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