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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Weighs In On METALLICA Ticket Scam: 'There's Very Little' That Artists Can Do About It

GHOST leader Tobias Forge has commented on the recent controversy surrounding METALLICA after it was revealed that representatives for the iconic heavy metal band allegedly partnered with concert promoter Live Nation to sell portions of their tickets directly to resellers, denying fans the chance to buy tickets first at face value. Last month,

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ROB HALFORD Doesn't Rule Out K.K. DOWNING's Return To JUDAS PRIEST: 'What Will Happen Will Happen'

Rob Halford hasn't ruled out the return of K.K. Downing to JUDAS PRIEST, saying that "what will happen will happen." The guitarist, who left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance, was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades his junior. As part of a question-and-answer session ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Playing With Members Of LED ZEPPELIN: 'It Was Definitely One Of The Highlights Of My Musical Career'

ALTER BRIDGE and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy says that his 2008 studio jam with the instrumental members of LED ZEPPELIN was "definitely one of the highlights of [his] musical career." Kennedy rehearsed and wrote music with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham over the course of two sessions after Page ...

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RICKY WARWICK Says BLACK STAR RIDERS Is 'Really Firing On All Cylinders' On New Album

BLACK STAR RIDERS vocalist Ricky Warwick recently spoke with "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience", a program on Montclair State University's student radio station WMSC 90.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLACK STAR RIDERS' success: Ricky: "I can't retire just yet, but things are good. ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman: 'We've Never Held Back From Any Sort Of Emotional Outlet With Our Music'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Brandan Schieppati of California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH prior to the band's August 17 concert at The Kingsland in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers BLEEDING THROUGH's 2018 ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Blasts Music-Streaming Payouts: 'They're Chucking Crumbs At People'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has once again blasted Spotify for the the paltry payments the music streaming service pays out to music rightsholders. This past January, the Copyright Royalty Board ruled the royalties songwriters receive from on-demand subscription streaming would jump 44 percent over the next five years. Spotify, Google, Pandora and ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Guitarist On Hiring Vocalist JEFF GUTT: 'We Knew If We Didn't Get This Right, It's Over'

Prior to STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' performance at this year's Download festival in Castle Donington, United Kingdom, guitarist Dean DeLeo spoke with Guitar Interactive magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band ever considers performing a setlist that didn't include its best-known ...

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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Believes DREAM THEATER's Focus On 'Instrumentation' Helps Band Connect With Young Audiences

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Hakos Pervanidis of Metal Hammer Greece's "TV War". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that DREAM THEATER's latest album, "Distance Over Time", is its shortest since the 1989 debut, "When Dream And Day Unite": John: ...

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OPETH Frontman Feels 'Agony' Before Going On The Road: 'Generally, It's A Terrible Thing For Me To Be Facing A Tour'

Prior to OPETH's performance at Belgium's recent Alcatraz Metal Festival, vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt spoke with Lilo of Headbangers LifeStyle. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group will release both English- and Swedish-language editions of its upcoming album, "In Cauda Venenum": Mikael: ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Drummer Denied Entry To U.S. Due To Visa Issues

British stoner metal titans ORANGE GOBLIN will play their previously announced U.S. dates without longtime drummer Chris Turner, who has been denied entry to America due to visa issues. The band's six-show run, which kicks off on Tuesday, August 27, includes select stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin and Dallas, as well as ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Video For 'Sleeping Giants' Title Track Feat. DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a video for "Sleeping Giants", the title track of his debut solo release, in stores now via Combat Records. "Sleeping Giants" is a companion release to Ellefson's new memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores now via Jawbone Press. The track features lead vocals by Ellefson's partner, and "More ...

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SILVERTOMB Feat. Former TYPE O NEGATIVE, AGNOSTIC FRONT Members: 'Edge Of Existence' Album Due In November

U.S. metal act SILVERTOMB will release its debut album, "Edge Of Existence", on November 1 via the German independent label Long Branch Records/SPV. The first single from the disc, "Love You Without No Lies", can be streamed below. SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of guitarist-vocalist Kenny Hickey (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEVENTH VOID), drummer Johnny ...

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