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DOUG ALDRICH Would 'Definitely' Pay Money To See RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram, But Doesn't Think RONNIE Would Be 'Into It'

Former DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich says that he would "definitely" pay money to go see the Ronnie James Dio hologram even though he doesn't believe the the legendary heavy metal singer would be pleased about having a a life-size digital version of him touring the world. The former vocalist in BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW, who ...

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JOHN CORABI Reflects On His Years With MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'I'm Always Going To Be The Asterisk'

Vocalist John Corabi (THE DEAD DAISIES, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming Australian tour, in which he'll perform MÖTLEY CRÜE's self-titled 1994 album in its entirety for the final times: John: "I've got ...

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KATAKLYSM Vocalist On Canadian Metal Bands: 'We Have To Be Different To Get Noticed'

Prior to KATAKLYSM's performance in Louisville, Kentucky on February 17, front man Maurizio Iacono was interviewed by "The Great Metal Debate" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent tour with SOULFLY: Maurizio: "[It was] very good. It's been actually [a] really cool ...

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Original CANDLEMASS Vocalist JOHAN LÄNGQVIST On Why He Rejoined The Band: 'The Songs Really Hooked Me'

Prior to Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS's February 7 performance in Paris, vocalist Johan Längqvist spoke with Duke TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rejoining CANDLEMASS in 2018, 32 years after he performed on the group's debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus": Johan: ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX On 'The Dirt' Movie: 'We Wanted To Tell A Story That Had Multiple Layers'

Netflix's long-awaited MÖTLEY CRÜE biopic, "The Dirt", based on The New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by CRÜE and Neil Strauss, is finally hitting the flat-screen today (March 22) after 13 years of development limbo. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Pollstar that he and his bandmates were always confident that the film would eventually ...

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Rock Legends ANGEL Sign Deal With CLEOPATRA RECORDS

Legendary rock band ANGEL has signed a deal with Cleopatra Records. Original members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino, along with current member Danny Farrow (rhythm guitar), have written 14 brand new songs for the album, which they will begin recording in April. The tracks are described in a press release as "very diverse, ranging from ...

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Ex-SLIPKNOT Percussionist CHRIS FEHN Thought Everyone In The Band 'Was Being Treated Equally,' Says His Attorney

The attorney for ex-SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn says that he was forced to take legal action against his former bandmates because he was unable to get information about a number of SLIPKNOT-related businesses. On March 13, the 46-year-old Fehn sued SLIPKNOT's leaders, vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist Michael Shawn Crahan; the band's manager, Robert Shore; ...

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LES CLAYPOOL Says PRIMUS Will Open For SLAYER On Final U.S. Leg Of Farewell Tour

PRIMUS bassist/vocalist Les Claypool says that his band will support SLAYER on the thrash metal veterans "very last" U.S. tour. Claypool broke the news of the PRIMUS-SLAYER pairing during an appearance Thursday (March 21) on "Bill Burr's Thursday Afternoon Monday Morning Podcast". He said (around 50-minute mark in SoundCloud widget below): "There's another thing too ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says JUDAS PRIEST Wouldn't Be Able To Stop Him From Re-Recording Songs From His Time With Band

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that JUDAS PRIEST wouldn't be able to stop him from re-recording the albums he made with the band. The Ohio-based singer created two studio LPs with the British heavy metal legends — 1997's "Jugulator" and 2001's "Demolition" — before the group reunited with Rob Halford. Asked by "J-Bunny's Music Hub" podcast ...

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LAST IN LINE: Making Of 'Blackout The Sun' Song (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which was released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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SENTENCED Photo Book 'Agony Walk' To Be Released In September

Vesa Ranta, drummer for long-defunct Finnish metallers SENTENCED, will release a book, "Agony Walk – On The Road With Sentenced", on September 2. A unique 100-page picture book about a band that loved playing shows but hated touring, it contains Ranta's photos of SENTENCED's daily life between the years 1995 and 2003 when the band ...

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Video Premiere: JINJER's 'Teacher, Teacher!'

"Teacher, Teacher!", the new video from the Ukrainian metal band JINJER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's critically acclaimed EP "Micro", which was released in January via Napalm Records. Filmed in various concert venues throughout Europe on JINJER's last tour with AMORPHIS and SOILWORK, "Teacher, Teacher!" is a visually stunning ...

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JASON BECKER's Mother Says 'All Went Well' With His Operation

On March 21, Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, "All went well and we are waiting on the lab results, but the doctor was encouraging and didn't ...

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MISERY INDEX: 'Naysayer' Video Released

Death metal extremists MISERY INDEX have released an official music video for the song "Naysayer", taken from the band's latest album, "Rituals Of Power". The clip's arrival coincides with the launch of the group's European tour, which kicks off this Saturday, March 23 at Heidelberg Deathfest. MISERY INDEX will be supported by THE LION'S DAUGHTER ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Release 'Humanicide' Album In May

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL will release their long-awaited ninth full-length album, "Humanicide", on May 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. With "Humanicide", DEATH ANGEL has maintained its throne in the universe of thrash while still managing to remain progressive in their style. They apply a wide variety of different elements to ...

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SOTO To Release 'Origami' Album In May

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "BeLie", can be seen below. The clip was created by Cloud Music Typography. Jeff comments: ...

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