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BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID Says He Has The 'Best Of Both Worlds' With SOILWORK And THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

Kjo of Germany's Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK prior to the band's January 11 concert at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany, alongside AMORPHIS, JINJER and NAILED TO OBSCURITY. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release 'Empath' Album In March; Details Revealed

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. In the lead-up to the album's release, Devin will walk fans through how "Empath" came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. Watch him explain more ...

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MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Completes Recording Vocals For New TOOL Album

Maynard James Keenan says that he has completed recording his vocals for TOOL's long-awaited new album. The singer took to his Twitter account earlier today to write: "Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then U.S.-UK-Euro run w #APC. If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w @puscifer for #puscifer2020 ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Announces 'Black Antenna' Film Project

Earlier this year, ALICE IN CHAINS released "Rainier Fog" (BMG), the band's first album in five years. It hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart and has now earned ALICE IN CHAINS a much-deserved Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Album." It's the ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOOL, THE PRODIGY, GHOST Set For CHICAGO OPEN AIR

This spring brings another must-see event from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, Chicago Open Air presents a massive stadium show with headlining sets from chart-topping acts including SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOOL, THE PRODIGY and GHOST, plus more appearances from today's biggest hard ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist: 'Rock Is Dead'

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the fact that his band is still holding the blowtorch high for theatrical rock and roll at a time when rock performances can be pretty stripped down and straightforward. "We're just doing what we like," he said. "But there's just nothing to ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, TOOL And KORN To Headline EPICENTER Festival

Epicenter festival — a new three-day destination music experience from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents — brings a massive music lineup to its 2019 debut, with over 65 music artists performing on four stages, led by FOO FIGHTERS, TOOL and KORN. The inaugural festival takes place in the heart of the ...

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STEVE VAI Says 'Generation Axe' Tour 'Turned Out So Much Better Than We Could Have Ever Expected'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Jedd Beaudoin of the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and KMUW). On the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours — which also feature Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'I'm Truly Living The Dream'

Guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ZAKK SABBATH) recently spoke with Deathwish Coffee's "Fueled By Death Cast" podcast. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Deathwish Coffee). On returning to Ozzy's band: Zakk: "It's business as usual. I always said back in ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN: 'I'm Never Returning To TWITTER'

DISTURBED singer David Draiman says that he is "never returning to Twitter," three years after deleting his account on the social media platform. Draiman, who once said that he spent more time on the Internet communicating with his fanbase than any other musician, told Loudwire that he is not longer able to keep in contact ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Announces European Tour

ALICE IN CHAINS has announced an extensive European tour for May and June 2019. Starting on May 23 in Glasgow, the 14-date trek includes three U.K. shows, with a date at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena on May 24 and Wembley The SSE Arena on May 25. These will be the biggest headline shows the band have ...

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Video Premiere: ALICE IN CHAINS' 'Never Fade'

ALICE IN CHAINS has released the official video for its song "Never Fade". The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Rainier Fog", which arrived in August. The clip was directed by Adam Mason, who previously helmed ALICE IN CHAINS' video for "The One You Know". "The 'Never Fade' video is a continuation ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Teases 'Never Fade' Video

ALICE IN CHAINS has released a teaser for the official video for its song "Never Fade". The full clip will make its online debut tomorrow (Thursday, November 1). ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William DuVall revealed in a recent interview with Kerrang! that "Never Fade" was inspired by his grandmother, late SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell, and ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces Summer 2019 European Tour

SLIPKNOT will embark a month-long tour of Europe next summer. The band will perform at a number of festivals across the continent, including Download, Rock Am Ring, Graspop Metal Meeting and Resurrection. Speaking to Kerrang! about headlining Download alongside TOOL and DEF LEPPARD, SLIPKNOT's Shawn "Clown" Crahan stated: "If someone chooses to come ...

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PHIL COLLEN Explains Why DEF LEPPARD Doesn't Invite Other Musicians Onstage To Jam

Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio's "All Things Considered" recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DEP LEPPARD has invited musical guests onstage during their live performances: Phil: "Not really. I mean, usually the songs ...

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NERGAL On BEHEMOTH's 'I Loved You At Your Darkest' Album: 'I Don't Think We Could Do Anything Better'

Finland's Tuonela magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH about their new album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest". You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why BEHEMOTH chose the "I Loved You At Your Darkest" album ...

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TOM MORELLO, STEVEN ADLER, CHUCK BILLY, ADAM JONES Among Celebrity Bowlers At This Year's 'Bowl For Ronnie'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL, WILLIAM DUVALL Perform Acoustic Set For Chicago's 101 WKQX (Video)

Video footage of ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar, vocals) and William DuVall (vocals, guitar) performing a short acoustic set at The Lounge, Chicago's premier music venue that hosts private, intimate concerts and exclusive events for 101 WKQX, can be seen below. ALICE IN CHAINS is touring in support of its latest album, "Rainier ...

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