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GREAT WHITE Drummer Rules Out Reunion With JACK RUSSELL: 'I Couldn't Imagine Someone In His Condition Doing What We're Doing'

GREAT WHITE drummer Audie Desbrow spoke to ListenIowa about the band's recent decision to split with singer Terry Ilous and replace him with onetime VAN HALEN frontman candidate Mitch Malloy. "Some things don't work out business-wise, so we had to part ways with Terry," Audie said. "There were differences of opinions, personality clashes. ...

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RALF SCHEEPERS Says There's A 'Big Advantage' To Having Five Songwriters In PRIMAL FEAR

"The Rock Writer's Ramble" podcast recently conducted an interview with vocalist Ralf Scheepers of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR about the band's forthcoming "Apocalypse" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it's becoming more difficult for PRIMAL FEAR to ...

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DEE SNIDER: Lyric Video For New Song 'I Am The Hurricane'

The official lyric video for the song "I Am The Hurricane" from TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming solo album, titled "For The Love Of Metal", which will be released on July 27 via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Strained Relationship With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'We Both Made The Mistake Of Going After Each Other Through The Media'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD's current co-headlining North American tour with JOURNEY: Vivian: "It's incredible, actually. It's a really good fit. ...

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Ex-DIO Keyboardist CLAUDE SCHNELL Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Is A 'Travesty' And 'Disrespectful' To Singer's Memory

Former DIO keyboardist Claude Schnell has slammed the Ronnie James Dio hologram, calling it a "travesty" and "disrespectful" to the singer's memory. The legendary heavy metal frontman died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open ...

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MORBID ANGEL's STEVE TUCKER On SLAYER's 'Farewell' Tour: 'I Don't Know What I Think Of It, To Be Honest'

Mark Thompson from HardRockCore conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker of veteran Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL prior to the band's May 8 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MORBID ANGEL fares in smaller markets: ...

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Witch Mountain - WITCH MOUNTAIN

When bands shake up their lineups, the changes can be significant as far as the nature of future output as well as public perception. The impact is oftentimes much more profound when the change involves the vocalist, especially with regard to how the audience will respond. Needless to say, it was a big deal to ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Release 'Dead And Gone' Video

THE DEAD DAISIES have released a new single and music video for "Dead And Gone", one of the crowd favourites off their latest album, "Burn It Down". The clip combines classic performance elements intertwined with appearances from the Undead, which were created, filmed and edited by legendary horror visionary Tony Valenzuela. During the last run ...

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OBITUARY Is In No Rush To Make New Studio Album

OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy has told James Willard of the "Mosh Mag" podcast that the band is in no rush to return to the studio to begin work on the follow-up to last year's self-titled effort. "We are super happy with what's going on right now," he said (hear audio below). "We're supporting this new ...

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DEE SNIDER Says People Were 'Coming Out Of The Woodwork' To Take Part In 'For The Love Of Metal' Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says people were "coming out of the woodwork" to get involved in his forthcoming solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". Due on July 27 via Napalm Records, the disc — which was spearheaded, co-written and produced by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta — features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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