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SKINDRED Forced To Cancel U.S. Tour Due To Visa Issues

Welsh "ragga metal" band SKINDRED has been forced to cancel its previously announced U.S. tour in support of its new album, "Big Tings". The trek was scheduled to kick off on September 26 in Jacksonville, Florida and run through October 12 in Tempe, Arizona. SKINDRED said in a statement: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond our ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says JUDAS PRIEST Should Have Considered Fans' Wishes When Deciding On GLENN TIPTON's Replacement For 'Firepower' Tour

Thomas S, Orwat Jr. of Rock Music Star recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that he wasn't invited to rejoin JUDAS PRIEST following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says People Don't 'Make The Same Connection With Albums' That They Used To

Stefan from Australia's "The Moshpit Backstage" podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On doing spoken-word shows: Scott: "I pretty much get to stand in a room and just relate my experiences over the last three or ...

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SHINEDOWN Guitarist Recalls Group's 'Some Kind Of Monster' Moment

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers recently spoke with Two Doods Reviews. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new single, "Get Up", the lyrics for which were inspired by bassist Eric Bass's battles with depression: Zach: "We started writing the same way that we always ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Says NEAL SCHON Is Considering 'Journey Through Time' Tour Next Year During Break From JOURNEY

Veteran drummer Deen Castronovo (THE DEAD DAISIES, JOURNEY, REVOLUTION SAINTS) recently spoke with "The Blaring Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with John Waite in BAD ENGLISH: Deen: "Professional, just very professional. He did what he was supposed to ...

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SEAN PECK Owns THE THREE TREMORS Name But Says BRUCE DICKINSON Has His Permission To Use It

Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice recently conducted an interview with THE THREE TREMORS, the new project featuring acclaimed heavy metal singers Tim "The Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, DENNER/SHERMANN). You can listen to ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Drummer Says He Would 'Really Love To See' SAVATAGE Reunite

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA drummer Jeff Plate (SAVATAGE, ex-METAL CHURCH) recently spoke with Bill Louis of the Cleveland radio station 98.5 WNCX. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TSO's evolution: Jeff: "It's been an amazing journey. Obviously, when we started out, it was a very humble show ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN On His Spoken-Word Performances: 'I Just Kind Of Build It As I Go'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke with Double Kick about "One Man Riot", his upcoming spoken-word tour of Australia. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind "One Man Riot": Scott: "I get asked all the time, 'What's the craziest thing I've ever seen?', ...

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NOTHING MORE Vocalist Recalls 'Wake-Up Call' He Got From VINNIE PAUL

NOTHING MORE vocalist Jonny Hawkins was recently interviewed by RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent single, "Do You Really Want It?": Jonny: "Honestly, I think part ...

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Hear JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS' New Single, 'Fresh Start'

"Fresh Start", a brand new song from Joan Jett, can be streamed below. The track is included in the Jett documentary "Bad Reputation", which will be released in theaters and on demand on September 28. The film, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, was directed by Kevin Kerslake and written by Joel ...

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MASTODON's Longtime Manager NICK JOHN Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

MASTODON's longtime manager has died. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away earlier today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. MASTODON vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds broke the news of John's death, writing on Instagram "R.I.P. Nick John" and adding a broken heart emoji. Acclaimed rock photographer Andrew Stuart also weighed in on Nick's ...

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MATTHIAS JABS Says SCORPIONS 'Couldn't Continue' With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'We Gave Him All The Chances, And 10 More'

Matthias Jabs says that SCORPIONS "had to make" the decision to fire James Kottak, explaining that he and his bandmates gave the drummer "all the chances" to get better. In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer ...

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THE UNITY Feat. GAMMA RAY Members: 'The Storm' Video

The official video for the song "The Storm" from the German-Italian melodic metal act THE UNITY can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "Rise", which will be released on September 14 via SPV/Steamhammer. The recording features 13 brand-new songs and was cut by drummer Michael Ehré (GAMMA RAY) at ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Releases 'Beer Visualizer' Video For 'The Accuser'

METAL ALLEGIANCE has released the official "beer visualizer" video for "The Accuser", featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor Strnad. The song is taken from METAL ALLEGIANCE's sophomore album, "Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty", out now via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Strnad comments: "I am super honored to have been asked to join METAL ALLEGIANCE as ...

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JOAN JETT Catalog Part Of SONY MUSIC/LEGACY's New Agreement with BLACKHEART RECORDS

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, have entered into an historic new agreement with Blackheart Records, the groundbreaking American music label founded in 1980 by rock icon Joan Jett, legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna and Meryl Laguna. The new SME/Legacy/Blackheart pact covers the worldwide rights to Joan Jett's recorded music catalog, including ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Returns To NUCLEAR BLAST

PRIMAL FEAR and Nuclear Blast have teamed up once again! The relationship between the German metal commandos and the label from southern Germany goes back over 20 years, since PRIMAL FEAR released its self-titled debut in February 1998 via Nuclear Blast. The record hit the Top 50 in the German Media Control chart, where it ...

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