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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On 'Human. :II: Nature': 'It's A Concept Album Without Intending It To Be'

Arto Mäenpää of Finland's Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and drummer Kai Hahto of Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how Holopainen emerged from writer's block to write the band's forthcoming "Human. :II: ...

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INCUBUS Announces New EP, Summer Tour With 311

INCUBUS has announced summer North American amphitheater tour. Produced by Live Nation, the trek will kick off July 15 in Auburn, Washinigton and will travel to more than 35 cities across the country before concluding September 5 in Noblesville, Indiana. The Grammy-nominated band will be joined on the trek by alternative rock stalwarts 311, who ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces 'Knotfest Roadshow' 2020 Tour With A DAY TO REMEMBER, UNDEROATH And CODE ORANGE

Following the enormous success of 2019's inaugural "Knotfest Roadshow" tour, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning hard rock band SLIPKNOT has announced that they will once again be hitting the road this summer to headline the "Knotfest Roadshow" 2020 North American tour produced by Live Nation. Joining them and rounding out a killer lineup showcasing the best ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Members Recall Meeting MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY The First Time: 'It Was Like Serendipity'

In an interview with TotalRock Radio's Dawn Osbourne prior to their January 30 show at London Underworld in London, England, United Kingdom, members of veteran all-girl British hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL recalled their first encounter with legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. The two bands teamed up for the 1981 "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" EP that ...

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GLENN TIPTON, ROB HALFORD And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Working On Music For Next JUDAS PRIEST Album

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner have commenced the official songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature the 40-year-old Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist K.K. Downing following his exit in 2011. ...

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GEOFF TATE Says Performing QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire 'Empire' Album Is A 'Completely Selfish Endeavor'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rehearsing QUEENSRŸCHE's 1988 classic album, "Operation: Mindcrime" more than three decades after its release for a run of 30th-anniversary tour dates: Geoff: ...

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STRYPER Frontman Defends This Year's SUPER BOWL Halftime Show: It Was 'Very Entertaining To Watch'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has defended this year's Super Bowl halftime performance, saying it was "pretty amazing" and "very entertaining to watch." Sunday's (February 2) halftime show saw Shakira and Jennifer Lopez teaming up for a history-making performance that honored the Latino community. Shakira sang a medley of some of her hit songs before swapping ...

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Video Premiere: RICHIE KOTZEN's 'Devil's Hand'

"Devil's Hand", the new video from singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Richie Kotzen, can be seen below. The track is taken from his his 22nd solo album, "50 For 50" — which is now available via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc. The three-disc collection is just what the title implies: a collection of 50 previously unreleased ...

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ANGEL And STARZ To Team Up For 'Spirit Of '76' Tour

After a successful run of tour dates in December in support of its first new album in decades, "Risen", seminal rock band ANGEL will now tour more extensively in the United States with the "Spirit Of '76" 2020 tour. Kicking off in April, the bill also features STARZ, the American metal band that served as ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Announces Summer 2020 North American Stadium Tour

GUNS N' ROSES has announced North American dates as part of its epic 2020 worldwide stadium tour this summer. The powerhouse performers will bring their uninhibited signature sound and dominance to millions of fans across the globe starting this March in Mexico City. The colossal GUNS N' ROSES 2020 tour will steamroll through Toronto, Chicago, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS And ALL THAT REMAINS Members Rip TRUMP For Congratulating Wrong State After SUPER BOWL

Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) and Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS) are among the rock musicians who criticized President Donald Trump after he sent a congratulatory tweet to the wrong state following the Kansas City Chiefs's first Super Bowl win in 50 years. "Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'I Wanna Rock' Featured In FACEBOOK's SUPER BOWL Ad

TWISTED SISTER's "I Wanna Rock" was featured in Facebook's Super Bowl ad on Sunday (February 2). The ad, which promotes the Facebook Groups feature, also includes appearances by Sylvester Stallone and Chris Rock. Facebook's first-ever Super Bowl spot supports the idea that there's a Facebook group for every interest and showcases examples of Facebook groups ...

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