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THE ANSWER Singer Signs Solo Deal With SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS

Cormac Neeson, the lead singer of Northern Irish rock band THE ANSWER, has inked a deal with the independent label Social Family Records (SFR). The label will be responsible for the re-release of Neeson's Americana/country soul/blues-based debut solo album, "White Feather", which has been well received in his home territory of Ireland and the U.K., ...

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NIGHT RANGER's JACK BLADES On Touring With SAMMY HAGAR's THE CIRCLE: 'After That, We Had To Practically Go Into Rehab'

NIGHT RANGER bassist/vocalist Jack Blades recently spoke with the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's work ethic: Jack: "Bands like FOREIGNER and us and STYX, all of us, when we get out there, we give 110 percent. None of these ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Politicians Who Blame Music And Video Games For Mass Shootings Are 'Idiots'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has once again pushed back against comments from politicians linking the most recent spate of mass shootings to popular culture. Earlier in the month, President Donald Trump called for curbing "gruesome and grisly video games" that contribute to a "culture of violence" as a response to the horrific shooting sprees in ...

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HIGH ON FIRE's MATT PIKE Gets Married In Las Vegas

HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike married Alyssa Maucere in an intimate ceremony at the Silver Wedding Chapel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (August 17). The wedding took place one day after HIGH ON FIRE's performance at the Psycho Las Vegas music festival, where Matt and his bandmates filmed an upcoming ...

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RIVAL SONS Frontman On Opening For BLACK SABBATH: 'They Gave Us The Opportunity To Receive An Education That You Can't Get Any Other Way'

American rockers RIVAL SONS were tapped as the sole opening act for BLACK SABBATH's farewell tour which eventually concluded in February 2017. According to frontman Jay Buchanan, the tour gave RIVAL SONS their proper introduction into big-league arena touring, and gave them the confidence they could handle crowds of a similar size on their own. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says K.K. DOWNING 'Looked And Sounded Great' During First Performance In 10 Years

Richie Faulkner says that K.K. Downing "looked and sounded great" when he returned to the live stage earlier this month as a special guest of ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman. Downing's August 11 appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, ...

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FOREIGNER Guitarist/Saxophonist THOM GIMBEL: 'I Feel So Fortunate To Have Found A Home In This Band'

FOREIGNER guitarist/saxophonist Thom Gimbel recently spoke with Debra Miller of the Evansville, Indiana radio station WIKY. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On studying music at Boston's Berklee College of Music: Thom: "It was hard. I got there and I thought I was good because I ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: People Who Say Hateful Things About RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Are 'Miserable'; They 'Don't Like Anything'

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that people who say hateful things about the Ronnie James Dio hologram are "miserable" individuals who "don't like anything." Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The legendary heavy metal frontman's hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken ...

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DAVE GROHL Doesn't Rule Out THEM CROOKED VULTURES Return

Dave Grohl isn't ruling out a return of THEM CROOKED VULTURES. The supergroup he formed more than a decade ago with LED ZEPPELIN's John Paul Jones and Josh Homme (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) released its first and only album to date in 2009 and toured extensively behind the LP, but hasn't performed live since ...

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ALICE COOPER Joined By MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, HALESTORM Members For 'School's Out' Performance In Holmdel (Video)

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's Chris "Motionless" Cerulli and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined Alice Cooper on stage this past Thursday night (August 15) at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to perform the Cooper classic "School's Out". Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below. Slotted as the opening act for the ALICE ...

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NICKELBACK Bassist Says Group Is In 'No Real Hurry' To Record New Album

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "greatest hits"-style set list they're currently playing in concert: Mike: "It's one of those enviable problems that we ...

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Dominion - HAMMERFALL

The problem with consistency and steady momentum is that it becomes increasingly hard to impress. HAMMERFALL have been admirably reliable over the years, releasing a steady stream of albums – ten in total, prior to "Dominion" – that have always hit the mark, delivered the goods and provided the Swedes with a new anthem or ...

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New HIGHLY SUSPECT Album 'MCID' To Feature Collaboration With GOJIRA

HIGHLY SUSPECT has announced its third album, "MCID", with two new singles, "16" and "Upper Drugs". The project is an adventurous new chapter for HIGHLY SUSPECT and spans across rock, hip-hop and pop, and includes features from Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, GOJIRA and NOTHING BUT THIEVES. "MCID" is based on inconceivable true-life experiences (and perceptions) ...

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Video Premiere: TRANSPORT LEAGUE's 'Dawn Of Lucifer'

"Dawn Of Lucifer", the new video from Swedish metallers TRANSPORT LEAGUE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Million Volt Scream", which will be released on August 30 via Mighty Music. Formed in 1994, TRANSPORT LEAGUE soon made its mark on the scene with its debut album, "Stallion ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Teases 'The Signal Fire' Music Video

A teaser for the "The Signal Fire" music video from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE is available below. The full clip will make its online debut on August 20. The song, which features a guest appearance by former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones, is taken from the band's new album, "Atonement", which is being released today ...

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