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SAINT ASONIA's ADAM GONTIER: 'I've Always Been Pretty Transparent As To What The Songs Are About'

Australia's Keen Eye 4 Concerts recently conducted an interview with SAINT ASONIA frontman Adam Gontier. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting and creation of SAINT ASONIA's sophomore studio album, "Flawed Design": Adam: "Specifically 'Sirens' was ...

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UFO To Continue 'Last Orders' Tour In 2020

UFO just wrapped the initial North American leg of the "Last Orders" tour, but fear not, the tour is not over yet and the band is pleased to announce new North American tour dates for 2020. These shows kick off February 13 in Medina, Minnesota and run through March 2. Included in this run is ...

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CHEVELLE Frontman: 'Rock Shows Should Be Fun'

In a recent interview with the Arizona radio station 98 KUPD, CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler were asked what they hope their music has done for fans. Pete responded (see video below): "We like playing the heavy stuff, but, honestly, it's hard to say. We just want people to get something out ...

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Here Is Your Chance To Spend Eight Days With GEOFF TATE

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate is offering his fans a chance to join him on a Pacific Northwest tour in January 2020. In a newly released two-minute video promoting the offer, Tate says: "It seems like I've been on the road for about 40 years straight. I spend more time on the road traveling than ...

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Former DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist BART WALSH Dies At 56

Former David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh has died at the age of 56. According to Bart's family, the cause of his death was gastrointestinal bleed and dehydration. Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi paid tribute to Bart on social media, writing: "R.I.P. Bart Walsh ....A great guy, talented guitar player, and ...

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MAYHEM And ABBATH To Headline Ninth Annual 'Decibel Magazine Tour'

Norwegian black metal royalty MAYHEM and ABBATH unite for metal media leader's latest North American live campaign this March/April. The "Decibel Magazine Tour" celebrates its ninth annual run with the ambitious pairing of legendary Norwegian black metal progenitors MAYHEM with their countrymates of black 'n' roll heroes ABBATH. Two more support acts, very much in ...

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JETHRO TULL Announces 'The Prog Years' 2020 Tour

Ian Anderson and the JETHRO TULL band, one of the world's most successful and enduring progressive rock acts, have announced that they will return to the road with "The Prog Years Tour 2020" with 11 dates across the U.K. in September and October. This tour will draw heavily on material from JETHRO TULL's more "prog" ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL On His Collaboration With ROB HALFORD: 'I Always Thought He Was An Amazing Character, Amazing Vocalist'

Last week, longtime MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell released his first-ever solo record, "Old Lions Still Roar", via Nuclear Blast. The disc includes the track "Straight Up", featuring the unmistakable vocal talents of JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford. Speaking about how the collaboration came about, Campbell said: "We did a bunch of tours with JUDAS PRIEST over ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL Teams Up With JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 'Straight Up' Song

Longtime MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has released his first-ever solo record, "Old Lions Still Roar", via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, he has unveiled a brand new track, "Straight Up", featuring the unmistakable vocal talents of JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford. Watch the video below. Phil comments: "'The Metal God' Rob Halford has always been an artist ...

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OTHERWISE Releases Music Video For 'Lifted'

Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE have released a music video for their new song "Lifted". The Chisel Pixel Productions-directed clip was shot last month in Los Angeles. Regarding the shoot, OTHERWISE's Adrian Patrick said: "Making the video for 'Lifted' was perhaps the most fun we've ever had filming! The locale was absolutely stunning (thanks to Patten ...

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Old Lions Still Roar - PHIL CAMPBELL

Everybody loves Phil Campbell. And so they fucking should, quite frankly. Lemmy's right-hand man for more than three decades has done more than enough to have earned the adoration and respect of millions of rock fans and metalheads, which makes his decision to power forward and to keep making great music all the more admirable. ...

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Ex-FLYLEAF Vocalist LACEY STURM Confirms She Is Talking To BREAKING BENJAMIN's BENJAMIN BURNLEY About Starting New Band

Former FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey Sturm recently spoke with Brandon Woolum of CCM Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On filling in for SKILLET drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger during the band's recent tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN: Lacey: "It was weird. I have a ...

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GEOFF TATE Joined By Professional Opera Singer MICHELLE LAJEUNESSE For 'Suite Sister Mary' Performance In Portland (Video)

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was joined by professional opera singer Michelle Lajeunesse on stage on October 10 at the Star Theater in Portland, Oregon to perform the band's classic song "Suite Sister Mary". Video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Tate is still celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On GLENN TIPTON: 'He's A Hero'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner says that the band's Parkinson's disease-stricken axeman Glenn Tipton is a hero" whose "tenacity" and songwriting style made PRIEST what it is. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's more than five years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but announced in early ...

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