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GEOFF TATE Says Current Tour 'Might Be The Last Time' He Will Perform QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire 'Operation: Mindcrime' Album

Original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate has told the "Iron City Rocks" podcast in a new interview that he never expected to be spending most of this year celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band's landmark concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". "You never even know when you're making an album that it's going to affect people the ...

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BLITZKRIEG: 'Angels Or Demons' Video Released

"Angels Or Demons", the new video from NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) veterans BLITZKRIEG, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Judge Not!", which was released on April 27 via Mighty Music. The follow-up to 2013's "Back From Hell" was recorded at Downcast Base HQ in Newcastle, ...

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JASON BONHAM On GRETA VAN FLEET: 'I Worry The Hype Will Ruin Them'

Drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, THE CIRCLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING) was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York-based radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his upcoming summer tour with FOREIGNER and WHITESNAKE: Jason: "I am so ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Possibility Of More 'Big Four' Shows: 'There's One Person That's Holding It Up For Everybody'

Prior to MEGADETH's June 10 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Heavymetal.dk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early guitar inspirations: Dave: "My inspirations were more along the guidelines of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ...

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GENE SIMMONS: How DONALD TRUMP Will Get Re-Elected In 2020

Gene Simmons has laid out a scenario in which President Donald Trump will almost certainly get re-elected in 2020. The KISS bassist/vocalist — who is a former contestant on Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — made his comments while discussing his new business venture as Chief Evangelist Officer for Invictus MD, a publicly traded cannabis ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman On Becoming Sober: 'I'd Like To Live Long, I'd Like To Live Healthy'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has further explained the rationale behind their forthcoming "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol.1" full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems. The disc, which is due July 6 via Napalm Records, is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have ...

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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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Video: LITA FORD Performs In Houston

Fan-filmed video footage of Lita Ford's June 7 performance at the Proof Rooftop Lounge in Houston, Texas can be seen below. Ford's backing band continues to consist of drummer Bobby Rock, guitarist Patrick Kennison and bassist Marty O'Brien. Lita revealed in a recent interview that she is planning to release a standalone song this summer. ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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KREATOR And DIMMU BORGIR Announce European Co-Headlining Tour

German thrash titans KREATOR and Norwegian symphonic black metal giants DIMMU BORGIR will team up for a big European co-headline run in late fall. Support on the trek will come from U.S. hardcore institution HATEBREED and death metal supergroup BLOODBATH. Commented KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza: "I am more than excited to team up with three ...

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Texas Band I AM To Release Second Album In The Fall

Texas metalcore band I AM has signed with the New England-based label 1126 Records. The group will enter the studio this summer with Randy LeBoeuf at Graphic Nature Audio to begin recording its second full-length album. The follow-up to "Life Through Torment" is due this fall. "We are very proud to be signing with 1126 ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO On Solo Career: 'It's Me Flexing The Freedom Of Being A Free Agent And Being Able To Play Any Kind Of Music I Want'

Colombia's El Santuario Del Rock recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo about his solo band, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' second ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Once Again Rules Out SEBASTIAN BACH Reunion: 'I Don't Want To Be Traveling Around With People I Can't Stand'

France's Loud TV conducted an interview with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan at a recent stop on the band's European tour. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming studio album, tentatively due in 2019: Rachel: "The last ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: Video Tour Of 2018 Drum Kit

A five-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain takes the viewer for a close-up tour of his 2018 kit can be seen below. McBrain recently opened a drum store, Nicko McBrain's Drum One. Located in Manchester, the retail capital of the North of England on the Trafford Park business estate, the store features ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On Being Managed By DAVE MUSTAINE: 'It's Nice To Be Working With Professional People Who Know What They're Doing'

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen and guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DIAMOND HEAD's older fanbase has welcome Andersen with open arms: ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN On IRON MAIDEN's Future: 'If We Ever Became A Parody Of Ourselves, That Would Be Time To Hang It Up'

Finland's Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Nicko McBrain of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN prior to the band's May 28 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current "Legacy Of The Beast" tour: ...

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