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SEBASTIAN BACH Interviewed For Official TRIUMPH Documentary

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach was interviewed for "Triumph: Lay It On The Line", the forthcoming first-ever feature documentary about the dramatic career of the legendary Canadian power trio TRIUMPH. Produced by Emmy and Peabody award-winning Banger Films, "Triumph: Lay It On The Line" is a Crave original documentary that's a celebratory, exhilarating thrill ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Joined By GREG PUCIATO, GIL SHARONE, JAMES LOMENZO At Los Angeles Concert (Video)

ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell played a solo concert Friday night (December 6) at The Pico Union Project in Los Angeles, California. He was joined at the gig by ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato, drummer Gil Sharone (ex-MARILYN MANSON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), among ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY's Final Years With KEITH NELSON Were 'Really Weird': 'It Just Wasn't A Band Anymore'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently appeared on the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his influences: Josh: "I guess I'm kind of a mutt, because I just crammed in all these different types of music. My foundation was really aggressive punk ...

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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: Second Album In The Works

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK), Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX) and Michael Crain (RETOX, FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. Helming the disc once again is producer Ross Robinson (KORN, SLIPKNOT, LIMP ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases 'Fine' Music Video

LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda has released the official music video for his new single, "Fine". The song is featured on the soundtrack of the film "The Blackout" which was released across Russia on November 21 and in Germany, Austria, and the Baltic States on November 28. Shinoda announced the "Fine" release on social media, sharing ...

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BUCKCHERRY Vocalist Hints At 15th-Anniversary Reissue Of '15'

During a recent appearance on the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd discussed the unexpected success of the band's multi-platinum third album, 2005's "15". "[We were] hanging on by the seat of our pants," Todd said. "We were all working day jobs before that. We were all broke. We were just doing what ...

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Teases 2020 Return

After a five-year hiatus, Mayhem Festival appears to be coming back in 2020. The touring festival hinted at its return earlier today (Monday, December 2) with an Instagram post of Rocky Balboa. An accompanying caption read: "don't call it a comeback. #mayhem2020" Following the SLAYER-headlined 2015 edition of Mayhem, co-founder John Reese declared that the ...

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PEARL JAM Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

PEARL JAM will embark on a European tour next summer. The 13-date trek, which will feature support from PIXIES, IDLES and WHITE REAPER, will mark the band's first live appearances in nearly two years. PEARL JAM's tour will kick off on on June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany and will include three festival appearances — Lollapalooza ...

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FAITH NO MORE Announces 2020 U.K. Tour Dates

FAITH NO MORE, which recently announced their first European live performances in five years, has extended the trek, adding five U.K. headlining dates: June 10 at O2 Apollo Manchester, June 11 at O2 Academy Glasgow, June 15 at Birmingham Academy and a June 16 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets for the newly announced shows ...

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FAITH NO MORE Confirms More European Festival Appearances

FAITH NO MORE has confirmed two more European festival appearances for next summer. The band will perform at Helsinki, Finland's Tuska on June 28 and at Madrid, Spain's Mad Cool in early July. So far, the following shows have been announced: June 13 - Punchestown, Ireland @ Sunstroke Festival June 20 - Clisson, France @ ...

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FATES WARNING's RAY ALDER Releases Music Video For Solo Song 'Wait'

FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder released his first solo album, "What The Water Wants", on October 18 via InsideOut Music. The disc includes 10 melodic and versatile songs created with assistance from guitarists Mike Abdow (FATES WARNING touring member) and Tony Hernando (LORDS OF BLACK) as well as drummer Craig Anderson (IGNITE, CRESCENT SHIELD). The ...

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FAITH NO MORE Announces First 2020 Tour Dates

FAITH NO MORE has confirmed that it will return to live activity next spring. Four years after the release of the group's acclaimed reunion album, "Sol Invictus", the influential alt-metal act has announced three European festival appearances for June 2020. "Five years, four colonoscopies, two root canals and a handful of prostate exams tell us ...

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Canadian Rock Legends TRIUMPH 'Had A Great Time' Performing Again At Special Event In Toronto

Canadian rock legends TRIUMPH were inducted into Canada's Walk Of Fame during an event in Toronto on Saturday, November 23. The 21st annual ceremony and gala took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where there was a celebration of Canadians who have achieved excellence in their respective fields on both national and international stages. ...

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Is FAITH NO MORE Plotting Another Comeback?

**UPDATE** FAITH NO MORE's web site now features a countdown clock that is scheduled to hit zero on Tuesday (November 26) at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. Could FAITH NO MORE be making another comeback? Four years after the release of the group's acclaimed reunion album, "Sol Invictus", FAITH ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On The VAN HALEN Brothers: 'I Wish We Could Be Friends'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT, MONTROSE) discussed his career at length with the facility's artistic director, Scott Goldman. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On believing in himself during the early days of his career: Sammy: ...

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