May 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

GENE SIMMONS To Appear In 'Extract' Film

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons reportedly has a small part as a "shady lawyer" in Mike Judge's new comedy "Extract", which is set to open in theaters in September. The story centers on a flower extract factory owner (Jason Bateman) who's dealing with workplace problems and a streak of bad luck, including his wife's affair with ...

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LILLIAN AXE Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

LILLIAN AXE guitarist Steve Blaze and his wife Julie welcomed a son named Jude on May 1 (pictured below). According to a post on the band's web site, "both Julie and Jude are doing great and so is Steve." LILLIAN AXE will release its new album, entitled "Sad Day On Planet Earth", on June 30 ...

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STEELHEART Frontman To Guest On 'Music Mix USA'

On May 19, STEELHEART vocalist Miljenko Matijevic will appear on "Music Mix USA", a music series in which the featured band of the week hosts the episode. STEELHEART's "LOL" video will be shown during the program and a new Dean guitar signed by the band will be given away. For more information, visit

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HAIL!'s DAVID ELLEFSON, TIM' RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed; Video Available

Austria's Mulatschag.TV has posted a new 10-minute interview with HAIL! bassist David Ellefson (F5, MEGADETH) and vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH). Watch it below. HAIL! is the new all-star project featuring Owens, Ellefson, guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH). The group kicked off ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Leaves Canadian Tour To Be With His Family

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has been forced to leave the band's Canadian tour due to what singer Corey Taylor has described as "a very terrible, terrible predicament going on in [Crahan's] family". Fan-filmed video footage of Taylor addressing Clown absence during the band's May 1, 2009 concert in Toronto, Ontario can be viewed below. ...

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THE ROTTED: New Video Interview Available

Barry Anderson of Metal Storm recently conducted an interview with Ben McCrow and Tim Carley of U.K.'s THE ROTTED (formerly GOREROTTED). Watch the chat in two parts below. "Get Dead Or Die Trying", the latest album from THE ROTTED, was produced by Russ Russell (THE WILDHEARTS, DIMMU BORGIR, THE EXPLOITED, SPACE RITUAL, NAPALM ...

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