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KISS Manager On Why He Believes Band Can Continue Without Original Members: This Isn't 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Veteran talent manager Doc McGhee (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI) was recently interviewed by Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his early days as a manager: Doc: "You start [by] learning what not to do. If you have ...

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Video Premiere: OF MICE & MEN's 'Instincts'

OF MICE & MEN's Ben Anderson-directed video for the song "Instincts" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album "Defy", which was released in January through Rise Records. "Defy" marks OF MICE & MEN's first full-length release without vocalist Austin Carlile, who left the group due to his ongoing battle ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform 'Madhouse' From 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX have just released "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, via Megaforce. Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the ...

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GHOST Leader Reveals Why He Wrote 'Rats'

GHOST lead singer Tobias Forge, who performs under the names Papa Emeritus and now Cardinal Copia, told The Pulse Of Radio what inspired him to write "Rats", the first single from the Swedish act's upcoming album, "Prequelle". "A few years ago, I decided, like, 'I really want to have a big opening track that just ...

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POISON: 30th-Anniversary 180-Gram Red-Vinyl Reissue Of 'Open Up And Say… Ahh!'

Capitol/UMe is poised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of POISON's best-selling album, 1988's five-times-platinum "Open Up And Say… Ahh!", with a sensationally reproduced 180-gram reissue. The LP was pressed in two collectible color variants: red vinyl (available at select retailers) and a limited edition of 1,000 in green vinyl (available exclusively at The Sound Of ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Gets Emotional At 'Spooky Empire': 'The Most Appreciation I Have Ever Had For Life Is Right Now'

Earlier this month at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida — his second public appearance since emerging from seclusion — former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent participated in a question-and-answer session. Footage can be viewed below (Q&A starts at the 5:41 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the status of the ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform 'Indians' From 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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OVERKILL: Second Trailer For 'Live In Overhausen'

The second trailer for "Live In Overhausen" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The set will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Says Group's Current Lineup Is Its 'Strongest'

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser was recently interviewed by the Luton, England radio station Radio Lab 97.1. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's latest album, "Machine Messiah": Andreas: "Usually, the latest album, it's always the favorite, because we put a lot of input and ...

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OVERKILL Bassist Signs Deal With MIGHTY MUSIC; Solo Album Due In October

OVERKILL songwriter and bassist D.D. Verni will release his debut solo album in October through Mighty Music. The effort features guest appearances by a number of guitarists, including Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY), Angus Clark (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR), Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE), Mike Romeo (SYMPHONY X), Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), Steve Leonard (ALMOST QUEEN) and ...

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OTEP Announces 'Fire & Fury' U.S. Tour Dates

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, recently announced the release of its eighth full-length album, due later this year via Napalm Records. Shamaya says: "After every album, there's an overwhelming sense of excitement, but this time it's in the stratosphere. This time, we hold nothing back. It's an ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Discusses Making Of 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD In New Trailer

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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BABYMETAL Teases Start Of 'Metal Resistance Episode VII'

On April 1, a.k.a. Fox Day, Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL released a cryptic video to mark the start of "Metal Resistance Episode VII". According to the clip, "a new era is about to begin," with a voiceover saying: "Light and darkness. Both are considered to be opposites but at the same time, one cannot ...

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ANTHRAX: First Trailer For 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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OVERKILL: First Trailer For 'Live In Overhausen'

The first trailer for "Live In Overhausen" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The set will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for ...

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SEPULTURA's Official Documentary, 'Sepultura Endurance', To Receive DVD, Blu-Ray Release In The Fall

SEPULTURA's official documentary, "Sepultura Endurance", will tentatively be released on DVD and Blu-ray this fall. The film, which received its world premiere in May 2017 at the Regent theater in Los Angeles, shows the journey from SEPULTURA's humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band ...

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OVERKILL To Release 'Live In Overhausen' In May

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release "Live In Overhausen" on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for the 25th anniversary of "Horrorscope" and 30th anniversary of where it all ...

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