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Former NIRVANA Manager Dismisses KURT COBAIN Murder Theories

According to The Pulse Of Radio, former NIRVANA manager Danny Goldberg was asked at a signing session in Los Angeles for his new book, "Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain", for his thoughts on the conspiracy theory that Courtney Love had her husband, NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, murdered and made to look like a suicide. ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI: 'We're Not Selfish, But We're Going To Do What We Want'

Mistress Carrie of Boston radio station WAAF recently conducted an interview with drummer Mike Mangini of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DREAM THEATER fans point out the band's mistakes after a live performance: Mike: "Let me tell you something: ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases His New SLIPKNOT Mask (Again)

Corey Taylor took to Instagram on Saturday (April 20) to post a teaser photo of what appears to be his new SLIPKNOT mask. He wrote in an accompanying caption: "Soon." Taylor is working on the mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the film industry and especially the horror genre dates ...

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EXODUS Rejoined By Guitarist RICK HUNOLT For Special Appearance At METAL ALLEGIANCE Concert

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rock Hunolt rejoined his former bandmates Gary Holt (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums) and Steve "Zetro" Souza (vocals) to perform several of the group's classic songs during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. The Fillmore show followed a screening of new metal documentary "Murder In The Front Row: ...

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Former SODOM Members Launch BONDED

Former SODOM members Bernd "Bernemann" Kost (guitar) and Markus "Makka" Freiwald (drums) have launched a new metal band called BONDED. Joining them in the group are Ingo Bajonczak (ASSASSIN) on vocals, Marc Hauschild (bass) and Chris Tsitsis (ex-SUICIDAL ANGELS) on guitar. BONDED is in the process of recording five new songs for a late 2019 ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS On 'Distance Over Time': 'This Album Is A Bit Of A Return To Roots and Getting Back To Basics'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he feels DREAM THEATER is "lucky" to still be releasing new music considering the current state of the music industry: Jordan: ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS: 'I Don't Have Any Shortage Of Musical Ideas'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently appeared on the "Talk Toomey" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 17-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography, both with DREAM THEATER and as a solo artist: Jordan: "As long as there's a keyboard around, or ...

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NEBULA To Release 'Holy S**t' Album In June

Desert rock titans NEBULA will release their first studio album in 10 years, "Holy Shit" on June 14 via Heavy Psych Sounds. The band's first LP since 2009's "Heavy Psych" EP quickly puts to rest the question that's loomed since guitarist and vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies and drummer Michael Amster announced their reformation ...

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SLAYER Looks Back On 37 Years: Episode 7 Released

Over SLAYER's career, the band has made available to its fans some pretty cool swag, from an ugly Christmas sweater to BMX's "Cradle to Grave" four-bike collection, a SLAYER Snow Globe where blood-red particles fall, a series of Vans footwear including one with blood-splatters, the SLAYER Pinball Rocks app, the Rockhard limited-edition biker helmet, and ...

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FOREIGNER's KELLY HANSEN On Performing With Original Members: 'Everyone Had A Great Attitude'

FOREIGNER's "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts last fall saw the band's original members take the stage with the current members. Singer Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, guitarist/saxophonist Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills joined guitarist Mick Jones and the rest of FOREIGNER's present-day lineup — Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel ...

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Uncivilized - POUNDER

We are only a few months into the 2019 calendar year, but I am already set to declare the heavy metal anthem of the year: "Fuck Off and Die". The song's the opening serve from POUNDER's debut full-length album, "Uncivilized", and is a fist-pumping piece of heavy metal triumph. The track launches with a furious ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER Perform In São Paulo, Brazil

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's March 23 concert at Tom Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. The TWISTED SISTER frontman is continuing to play shows in support of his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Is 'More DREAM THEATER-y' Than 'The Astonishing'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Pablo Abarca of Metal Hammer Spain. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences between new album "Distance Over Time" and its divisive predecessor, the 2016 conceptual double album "The Astonishing": James: "I ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Debuts To Better Audience Reviews Than 'Black Panther'

The long-awaited MÖTLEY CRÜE biopic "The Dirt", based on the band's 2001 New York Times bestselling autobiography, debuted last Friday, March 22. The band immediately became the top-searched topic on Google Trends with a 4300% spike in searches. Streaming partners have been quick to support the film's soundtrack and MÖTLEY CRÜE's catalogue with the Global ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Album Was Originally Called 'Velocity'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Your Majesty, the group's official French fan club. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title of the group's new album, "Distance Over Time": John: "The quickest answer is that it stemmed from ...

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