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FLOOR JANSEN: 'The Reason Why NIGHTWISH Sounds The Way It Does Is Because TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Writes The Music'

France's Duke TV recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On developing her voice within NIGHTWISH: Floor: "I didn't really work on the voice. It's more a natural progression of thinking of what kind of feel the ...

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ATREYU's DAN JACOBS On Metalcore Acts Continuing To Tour And Release New Music: 'It Just Shows How Talented These Bands Really Are'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", recently conducted an interview with guitarist Dan Jacobs of California metalcore band ATREYU. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with producer John Feldmann for ...

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EVERGREY Frontman: 'On Each And Every Album, We Try To Progress And Do Things Differently'

Metal Wani's Carl O'Rourke recently conducted an interview with frontman Tom S. Englund of acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY about the band's upcoming studio album, "The Atlantic". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EVERGREY operates without any musical boundaries: Tom: "Yeah, the ...

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SLAUGHTER Frontman Says 'People Really Don't Care' About New Music From His Band: 'They Still Wanna Hear The Hits'

Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! recently conducted an interview with SLAUGHTER frontman Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether they thought their career was over when hair metal's popularity took a nosedive in the 1990s in the wake ...

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CYHRA Drummer Says Next Studio Album Will Be More 'Riff- And Guitar-Oriented' Than 'Letters To Myself'

Finland's Tuonela magazine recently conducted an interview with CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's songwriting process for their next studio album: Jake: "It started off that ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE And Fiancée BRITTANY FURLAN Featured In NETFLIX Documentary 'The American Meme'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee appears in Netflix's documentary "The American Meme", which follows celebrity social media personalities on the ups and downs of fame in the digital age. Directed by Bert Marcus and produced by Paris Hilton, "The American Meme" features Tommy's fiancée, actress Brittany Furlan, talking about how she built a mega empire ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Blasts GERALDO RIVERA For Airing Show About Murder Of His Mother

Dave Navarro has slammed Geraldo Rivera's new docuseries for allegedly including "inaccurate facts" in an episode about the death of the JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist's mother at the hands of her ex-boyfriend in 1981. Although Navarro previously discussed the tragedy in the 2015 documentary "Mourning Son", he declined to participate in the Reelz series "Geraldo Rivera's ...

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TORA TORA To Release 'Bastards Of Beale' Album In February

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On Why NIGHTWISH Took A Year Off: 'The Passion Just Wasn't There'

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke with Spain's Metal Journal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On revisiting some of NIGHTWISH's earliest material during the band's ongoing "Decades" tour: Tuomas: "Nostalgia would be the perfect word to describe how we feel. It really is ...

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RUDY SARZO Recalls MOTÖRHEAD Opening For OZZY OSBOURNE: 'It Was Like Touring With Pirates'

During a recent appearance on FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, veteran bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT) discussed how he ended up joining Canadian classic rockers THE GUESS WHO ("American Woman"). Said Sarzo: "It's really a roundabout way. The path towards me joining started maybe four years ago. I ...

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Watch SHINEDOWN's Entire Concert In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of SHINEDOWN's entire December 4 concert at Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. As previously reported, SHINEDOWN has announced "An Evening With Shinedown" live dates — an intimate, limited run of shows kicking off May 6 in New Orleans. These nine special shows will offer fans an exclusive, up-close-and-personal ...

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STEVE HARRIS On BLAZE BAYLEY's 'Bloody Good' Albums With IRON MAIDEN: 'It Was An Important Part Of Our Career'

During a recent appearance on FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris praised the era during which the group was fronted by former WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley. After Jericho said that 1995's "The X Factor" was one of his two favorite MAIDEN albums, Harris responded (audio below), "I really ...

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NIGHTRAGE Releases 'By Darkness Drawn' Single

Greek/Swedish extreme metal stalwarts NIGHTRAGE have released a new single, "By Darkness Drawn". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wolf To Man", which will arrive on March 29, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says the band: "With 'By Darkness Drawn', we wanted to combine our trademark NIGHTRAGE guitar melodies with a straightforward thrash ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA's DANNY WORSNOP Releases New Solo Single, 'Little Did I Know'

ASKING ALEXANDRIA singer Danny Worsnop has released "Little Did I Know", his latest solo single and follow-up to "Angels", which came out earlier this year. The new track is available now on all streaming platforms. Combining Eric Clapton-esque guitar licks, soulful melodies, bright bursts of organ and Worsnop's phenomenal vocal, "Little Did I Know" showcases ...

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