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DAVE GROHL Meets AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON For New Documentary

U.K's Sky Arts will air a new documentary in which FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will discuss their careers. "Brian Johnson Meets Dave Grohl" will premiere on September 17, and will see the duo coming together at Grohl's Studio 606 in Southern California. An official synopsis reads: "It's a meeting ...

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MASTODON Is 'Ready' To Begin Recording New Album: 'We've Got Loads Of Materal,' Says TROY SANDERS

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album, according to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. Speaking to Dean ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Ludicrous'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to The ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: 'A Lot Of People Are Underestimating The Value And Importance Of Music In The World'

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia recently spoke to Campus Party about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the music industry, with pretty much every live show, and festival being canceled or postponed. She said (see video below): "It feels crazy, 'cause it has already changed the music industry, because everything stopped. There is nothing happening ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'People Are Really Happy' About His Musical Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy recorded ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KREATOR's Performance At Last Month's WACKEN WORLD WIDE Virtual Festival

Professionally filmed video of KREATOR's performance at last month's Wacken World Wide digital festival can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Violent Revolution 05:34 Hordes Of Chaos 10:56 Enemy Of God This past March, KREATOR surprise-released a new single, "666 - World Divided". The song was produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and was ...

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ACCEPT Partners With CONTINENTAL CONCERTS & MANAGEMENT

More than a year after announcing that ACCEPT's longtime manager, designer and lyricist Gaby Hoffmann was retiring, the German/American heavy metal legends have partnered with Continental Concerts & Management. Continental's Antje Lange, a music industry veteran, will represent ACCEPT going forward. Lange said: "I feel very honored that a band like ACCEPT has placed their ...

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MACABRE Announces First Album In Almost 10 Years, 'Carnival Of Killers'

Chicago legends of "murder metal/death metal" MACABRE will release their first full-length album in almost 10 years, "Carnival Of Killers", on November 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc's first single, "The Lake Of Fire", can be streamed below. MACABRE's Corporate Death (a.k.a. guitarist/vocalist Lance Lencioni) comments: "'The Lake Of Fire' is about the hidden ...

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IMMOLATION And GOREAPHOBIA Members Launch SHADOWS

SHADOWS has signed a deal with Agonia Records. The band's debut EP was produced at Rhawn Street Studios in the U.S. and mastered by Tore Stjerna (MAYHEM, WATAIN) at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden. It's expected to be released in 2021. SHADOWS is a new dark avant-garde metal group from IMMOLATION and ex-GOREAPHOBIA guitarist Alex Bouks, ...

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Pyramids Of Damnation - ABORTED FETUS

Another strong reason to conclude that Russian death metal is absolutely where it's at right now is "Pyramids of Damnation" , which reinvents ABORTED FETUS as one of the modern era's truly epic extreme metal bands. The band's formula remains mainly unchanged from previous albums, like 2018's "The Ancient Spirits Of Decay", but there is ...

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VOLBEAT Has Been 'Super Creative' Working On New Music

On August 28, VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano spoke to Matt Pinfield of "Raise Your Horns" about how he has been spending his coronavirus downtime. He said (see video below): "[The other members of VOLBEAT have] been writing [new music] over [in their home base of Denmark]. Michael's [Poulsen, VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist] been writing a bunch of ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says ''Risk'-Like Moments' Kept Coming Into His Head During Making Of 'Super Collider'

During an appearance on the August 26 edition of the "Aftershocks Tremors Live" podcast, David Ellefson was asked how he reacts to fans sometimes not responding to certain MEGADETH albums as favorably as they do to others, specifically such critically panned releases "Risk" (1999) and "Super Collider" (2013). The bassist responded (see video below): "When ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON And HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Perform Quarantine Acoustic Cover Of THE BLACK CROWES' 'She Talks To Angels'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale teamed up with LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton to perform a quarantine acoustic cover version of THE BLACK CROWES' "She Talks To Angels" during an appearance on this past Friday's (September 4) "Raise Your Horns" Internet TV show. Check out video below. Morton previously recorded a cover of "She Talks To Angels" ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He Doesn't Have 'The Slightest Interest' In Playing Another BLACK SABBATH Show

Ozzy Osbourne says that he has no interest in playing any more BLACK SABBATH shows. Ever since SABBATH finished "The End" tour in Birmingham, England in February 2017, closing out the quartet's groundbreaking 49-year career, there has been talk of a possible one-off reunion, either for a festival appearance or another special event. "The End" ...

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TONY CAMPOS: 'It's Up To The Fans' Whether STATIC-X Will Continue After 'Project Regeneration' Touring Cycle

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos says that "it's up to the fans" whether the group's current lineup will continue once he and his bandmates have finished touring in support of "Project Regeneration". STATIC-X's latest album "Project Regeneration Vol. 1", came out in July. The first of two volumes, it features 12 brand new tracks, containing many ...

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COREY TAYLOR Performs Acoustic Cover Of ELVIS COSTELLO's 'What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding' (Video)

Video of Corey Taylor's performance during SiriusXM's Octane Home Invasion Festival can be seen below. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer performed a cover of Elvis Costello's "What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding" as well as an acoustic rendition of his new solo song "Black Eyes Blue". "Black Eyes Blue" is taken from ...

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