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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM Says His Forthcoming Autobiography Will Be 'The Juiciest Of The Juiciest Of The GN'R Books'

Drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER) recently guested on the "2 Hours With Matt Pinfield" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his plans to write an autobiography: Matt: "I'm writing [it] right now. When you write a ...

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MIDNATTSOL: 'The Aftermath' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

MIDNATTSOL will release its new album, "The Aftermath", on May 25 via Napalm Records. The band's current lineup includes former LEAVES' EYES and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine Espenæs alongside Liv's younger sister, Carmen Elise Espenaes. "The Aftermath" relies much more heavily on folk influences lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic metal compositions. ...

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Listen To CHRIS CORNELL Sing JOHNNY CASH's 'You Never Knew My Mind'

A recording of Chris Cornell performing Johnny Cash's "You Never Knew My Mind" can be streamed below. Also available is a video of Cornell discussing the track. "You Never Knew My Mind" will appear on "Johnny Cash: Forever Words", a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Cash's poetry, lyrics, and letters, previously collected in ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer And PAGAN'S MIND Guitarist Join Forces In NORTHWARD

It was during the "all-star jam" at ProgPower USA festival in 2007 when current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad spontaneously joined forces on stage for some cover songs and noticed a certain creative magic between them. Although the two musicians had never met before, they soon discovered their mutual ...

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Y&T Frontman Explains Documentary Delay

Iconic Bay Area rockers Y&T are still working on their long-awaited documentary, "On With The Show", to be released before the end of the year. "It's been taking an extremely long time to get that thing sorted out," frontman Dave Meniketti told Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103 in a recent interview ...

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MIDNATTSOL: Teaser For 'The Aftermath' Album

MIDNATTSOL will release its new album, "The Aftermath", on May 25 via Napalm Records. The band's current lineup includes former LEAVES' EYES and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine alongside Liv's younger sister, Carmen Elise Espenaes. A teaser for "The Aftermath" is available below. MIDNATTSOL announced Liv's addition to the band last December. The group ...

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DEE SNIDER: Pro-Shot Footage Of HARD ROCK HELL XI Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of Dee Snider's performance at the Hard Rock Hell XI festival, which was held last November at Camp HRH in Pwllheli, North Wales can be seen below. The TWISTED SISTER frontman recently finished laying down the final vocal tracks for his upcoming solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is being produced ...

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Rise to Glory - LOUDNESS

If you were there in the mid-eighties, you couldn't help but root for LOUDNESS. To an American heavy metal audience of the day, LOUDNESS, EZO, ANTHEM and EARTHSHAKER were a novelty. In Japan, however, these bands and a slew of others formed an entire movement centered around the "Kansai" and "Kanto" hard rock scenes. By ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's 'You Never Knew My Mind' Featured On 'Johnny Cash: Forever Words' Album; Trailer Available

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Johnny Cash: Forever Words" — a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists — on Friday, April 6. "Johnny Cash: Forever Words" will be available on CD, 2LP ...

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DEE SNIDER Completes Recording JAMEY JASTA-Produced Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has finished laying down the final vocal tracks for his upcoming solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is being produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, will tentatively feature contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM ...

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BRIAN JOHNSON: 'I Had A Great Run' With AC/DC

Brian Johnson has described his time with AC/DC as "a great run." The singer was forced to leave the band in March 2016, midway through its world tour in support of "Rock Or Bust", after doctors told him he faced total hearing loss if he continued to perform live. His replacement for the balance of ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Operation: Mindcrime' In Heerlen, Netherlands

Fan-filmed video footage of ex-QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate performing on January 24 at Poppodium Nieuwe Nor in Heerlen, The Netherlands can be seen below. Tate, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album on his current European tour, was joined for the performance of the song "Suite Sister ...

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LZZY HALE Talks #MeToo Movement, Next HALESTORM Album (Video)

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History event, which was held on Wednesday, January 24 at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked for her opinion of ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Calls Brother RUDOLF 'A Desperate Wannabe', Says KLAUS MEINE Is 'The Only Artist' In SCORPIONS

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) has once again slammed his brother Rudolf, saying that the SCORPIONS axeman is "a desperate wannabe" who "cheated and bullied" his younger sibling. Michael Schenker gave a number of interviews in the last couple of years in which he questioned his brother's integrity, going so far as to ...

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PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN: 'My Inspiration Was ZZ TOP, Always Was And Always Will Be'

When most rock fans think of hard-rocking bass player Rex Brown, they undoubtedly think first of his more than 20 years with groove/thrash metal pioneers PANTERA. Multiple Grammy nominations and platinum-selling records will do that. Post-PANTERA, however, Brown has kept the music flowing, going on to play for DOWN, co-founding KILL DEVIL HILL, and performing ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE Sing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Suite Sister Mary' With His Daughter EMILY In London

Fan-filmed video footage of ex-QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate performing his former band's classic song "Suite Sister Mary" on January 15 at the Garage in London, England can be seen below. Tate, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album on his current European tour, was joined for the ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Operation: Mindcrime' Album In Belfast

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate has just kicked off a European tour on which he is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his former band's "Operation: Mindcrime" album. Fan-filmed video footage of the January 12 concert at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, United Kingdom can be seen below. Last month, Tate told ...

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