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ROBERT PLANT Looks Back On 'Mighty ReArranger' Album In Latest Episode Of 'Digging Deep' Podcast

Robert Plant has released the latest episode of his new podcast. "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. In the first episode of "Digging Deep" series 2, the LED ZEPPELIN frontman discusses the creation of the "Mighty ReArranger" album with STRANGE SENSATION. "Mighty ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Operation: Mindcrime' In Santa Clarita, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's September 27 performance at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, California can be seen below. Geoff has spent the last couple of years celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album by performing the LP in its entirety on European and U.S. tours. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Is 'Happy' To Get Questions About Why He Doesn't Growl On OPETH Albums Anymore

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked how annoying it is for him to constantly get questions about his decision to drop the "growling" vocals from the band's albums. He responded (see video below): "Well, it's not annoying. I get that question ...

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CREAM's GINGER BAKER Is 'Holding His Own' In Hospital

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "holding his own," less than a week after being admitted to the hospital. Last Wednesday (September 25), Ginger's family revealed that he was "critically ill" and called on fans to "keep him in your prayers tonight." Earlier today (Sunday, September 29), the 80-year-old's family took to social media to ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EDDIE JACKSON Says He Doesn't Follow What GEOFF TATE Does

In an interview with "Rockpalast" at this year's Summer Breeze festival in Germany, QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson shared some of the ups and downs the band has experienced since its 1982 formation, namely the 1998 departure of guitarist/primary songwriter Chris DeGarmo, and, more recently, the acrimonious 2012 split with singer Geoff Tate which eventually resulted ...

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Watch DRAGONFORCE Perform At 'TwitchCon 2019' Opening Ceremony

On September 27, power metal legends DRAGONFORCE performed at TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego, California during the opening ceremony at the Glitch Theatre, to celebrate the launch of their eighth full-length, "Extreme Power Metal". In addition to the live audience of thousands, this performance was streamed live on Twitch. Video footage of the concert can ...

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The Infinite Loop - SIFTING

There are few things more thrilling than the sound of a young band with a total disregard for toeing the trendy line. Admittedly, the "prog" tag has been robustly rehabilitated over the last 20 years, but there is still something righteous about the complexity, diversity and sheer craziness that erupts across SIFTING's third record. In ...

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All Flesh Is Grass - GODEATER

The UK's death metal scene is currently healthier than it has been in decades. It's also becoming increasingly diverse, which probably explains why it doesn't seem particularly weird that GODEATER's debut album is a concept record concerning veganism and notions of ecological peril. It's hard to imagine any old-school death metal band complaining about the ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Undergo Spinal Surgery

Graham Bonnet will be unable to participate in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's U.K. dates in April 2020 because he will be recovering from spinal surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve. Bonnet will still take part in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's Japanese shows in March 2020. Graham regrets he is unable to make the U.K. shows and will ...

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SAXON Frontman Recovering From Triple Bypass Surgery

SAXON frontman Biff Byford is recovering after undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery on Monday, September 23. A heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is used to improve blood flow to the heart. A surgeon uses blood vessels taken from another area of the body to bypass the damaged arteries. The ...

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VOLBEAT: Illness Forces Bristol Concert Postponement

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have been forced to postpone their concert in Bristol, United Kingdom due to illness. The show with BARONESS and DANKO JONES was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 28 at the O2 Academy. VOLBEAT announced the postponement in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: "We're sad ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Re-Enters Rehab For Addiction; Australia/New Zealand Tour Postponed

METALLICA has postponed its previously announced tour of Australia and New Zealand so that frontman James Hetfield can re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction. The band announced the postponement in an emotional note earlier tonight (Friday, September 27). They wrote: "We are truly sorry to inform our fans and ...

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CLAWFINGER Releases Music Video For New Single 'Tear You Down'

Long-running Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER has released the official music video for its new single, "Tear You Down". The track will be made available digitally on October 4. The band stated about the lyrical inspiration for the single: "The current political situation is really... interesting, where one's perceived feeling is more important than facts in ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: Lyric Video For New Song 'Chemical'

The official lyric video for "Chemical", a brand new song from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Act", which will be made available on October 11 via Solid State Records. The members of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA consistently choose to both challenge themselves ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist RICHARD BRUNELLE Dead At 55

Former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle has died, his family has confirmed. He passed away on Monday, September 23 at the age of 55. The news of Richard's death was broken by his sister-in-law Megan Box-Brunnele. She wrote on Facebook: "This is Richie's sister-in-law. This devastating post is at the request of my husband and ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Is 'Stronger Than Ever': 'There's Not Going To Be Any Lineup Changes Anymore'

Prior to FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's performance in Toulouse, France on September 15, guitarist Michael Gilbert spoke with Metal Exhumator. The full conversation can seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's European "Killfest Part II" tour with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION: Michael: "The first half went so well that they said, ...

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