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MANOWAR's JOEY DEMAIO: 'We Are Not Retiring'

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio says that the band is "not retiring," despite the fact that it announced its "final" tour more than three years ago. Back in May 2016, MANOWAR revealed that it would say "thank you", "farewell" and "goodbye" to its fans on a world tour that would be "bigger and beyond anything" the ...

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DORO PESCH On GENE SIMMONS: 'He Really Was A Great Mentor'

German "metal queen" Doro Pesch (DORO, WARLOCK) recently spoke with Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early years of her career: Doro: "We were just doing what we loved. Back then, I felt I was one of the ...

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SHINEDOWN Releases Music Video For Piano Version Of 'Get Up'

SHINEDOWN has released the official music video for the stunning new piano version of its anthemic single "Get Up", which has become a crossover hit and is about to break into the Top 30 at Hot AC after spending several weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The new stripped-down version, propelled ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates

SHINEDOWN has announced new fall tour dates on its 2019 "Attention Attention" world tour, produced by Frank Productions, beginning September 17 and ending on October 19. PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA and SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT will support on select dates. SHINEDOWN has been selling out arenas and receiving rave reviews during its tour, backed by its ...

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SKINTRADE Is Back With New Single, 'Woman'

Swedish hard rockers SKINTRADE have returned with a new single, "Woman", via Ninetone Records. You can listen to the song below. SKINTRADE was formed in 1992 by Matti Alfonzetti (vocals), George Bravo (guitar, backing vocals), Stefan Bergström (guitar, backing vocals), Hakan Calmroth (bass) and Håkan Persson (drums, backing vocals). The group's self-titled debut was released ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist: 'We Always Write From A Personal Place'

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass recently spoke with Ethan Jackson of the Topeka, Kansas radio station V100. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current American leg of the band's ongoing "Attention Attention" tour: Eric: "Almost every show's sold out. It's been very humbling [and] extremely ...

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Is SLASH Recording New GUNS N' ROSES Music This Weekend?

Slash will reportedly record guitar parts for some brand new GUNS N' ROSES material this weekend at singer Axl Rose's studio in Malibu, California. The news of the recording session was broken in a social media post by Kruse Kontrol Amplification, which performs amplifier modifications for customers from the entire U.S. and Canada. In the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Looks Back On 'Silent Lucidity''s Crossover Success: 'That Song Hit So Many People'

Michael Wilton says that QUEENSRŸCHE's touching ballad "Silent Lucidity" helped the band cross over from a primarily hard rock audience to the mainstream. After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988's critically acclaimed "Operation: Mindcrime", QUEENSRŸCHE achieved multi-platinum success across North America and abroad with the 1990 ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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