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GEORGE LYNCH Says He Received Offer To Join New Lineup Of RATT

During an interview with SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk that aired yesterday (Thursday, June 14), guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) revealed that he recently received an offer to play with RATT. Asked whether the rumors are true that he was asked to join the current touring lineup of RATT — presumably alongside singer Stephen ...

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TNT Guitarist On New Singer BAOL BARDOT BULSARA: 'What He Brings To The Table Is Youth And Aspiration'

TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On parting ways with longtime vocalist Tony Harnell: Ronni: "The departure of Tony was not expected. I just felt like we went into different musical directions. I won't ...

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SEVENDUST Vocalist On New Deal With RISE RECORDS: 'It's Like A New Fire Up Under The Band After All These Years'

SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon says that after the band parted ways with longtime label TVT Records, the courting process from other record companies "was like having a whole bunch of girlfriends all of the sudden that liked you." SEVENDUST eventually landed with Rise Records, who, according to Witherspoon, has given the band such a strong ...

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TALLAH Feat. MAX PORTNOY: 'Placenta' Video Released

Pennsylvania metal band TALLAH — which features in its ranks Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) — has released a video for the song "Placenta". The track is expected to appear on the group's upcoming five-song EP. Max stated about video: "It's like 2001, but ...

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SEVENDUST Vocalist Says Current Rock Festival 'Movement' Reminds Him Of Early Days Of OZZFEST And LOLLAPALOOZA

Prior to the group's performance at the Carolina Rebellion festival earlier this month, SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon was interviewed by LA Lloyd. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as followed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his earliest musical influences: Lajon: "Growing up for me, church was [my] first introduction to music, growing ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'OVERKILL Has Never Aired Its Dirty Laundry In Public'

OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On OVERKILL's momentum in recent years, when they've released numerous critically acclaimed albums and delivered strong live performances: Bobby: "I think that for the 30-plus years that ...

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Listen To LAMB OF GOD's Cover Of BAD BRAINS' 'I Against I'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD will release their covers album as BURN THE PRIEST, "Legion: XX", next Friday, May 18 via Nuclear Blast in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST's upcoming 20th anniversary. "Legion: XX" is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them ...

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Former L.A. GUNS, QUIREBOYS Members Join Forces In THE BRUTALISTS

THE BRUTALISTS are a Los Angeles-based transatlantic rock group which is inspired by the concrete architecture called Brutalism that came into vogue at the point where economy superseded beauty as the chief factor in urban design, and where function superseded form. The band use brutalism as a metaphor for the artistic underdog. The fascinating history ...

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All I See Is War - SEVENDUST

It's been 21 years since we first saw that hazy spliff glob in our faces, and with it, the arrival of SEVENDUST—the band once labeled nu-metal, then alt metal then melodic agro rock. At this point, whatevs. Now, it is hardly the same band that extolled the raucous "Black", "Bitch" and "Too Close to Hate". ...

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Listen To LAMB OF GOD's Cover Of BIG BLACK's 'Kerosene'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have released their cover version of the BIG BLACK song "Kerosene". The track is taken from LAMB OF GOD's covers album, "Legion: XX", which will be released under the BURN THE PRIEST banner on May 18 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Epic Records in the U.S. "BIG BLACK ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On METALLICA: Never Has Such A Huge Band Also Had So Many 'Incredible Misses'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about METALLICA's inconsistent catalogue of music, which has ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Members Arrested In Georgia

Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST have been arrested in the Eastern European state of Georgia on spurious grounds involving charges of terrorism allegedly based on the band's name. ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis relates the events in his own words: "We arrived in Georgia's capital Tbilisi very early in the morning of Thursday, 12th of ...

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Resurrection - MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST

The moment was bigger than anyone could've expected, but the end result was something everyone saw coming. The MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST gave fans the rare treat of seeing three vocalists sharing one stage behind the MSG banner. Robin McCauley, Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet returned to Schenker's court of honor in what appeared to be ...

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Video Premiere: SEVENDUST's 'Not Original'

"Not Original", the brand new video from SEVENDUST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 12th studio album, "All I See Is War", which will be released on May 11. The follow-up to 2015's "Kill The Flaw" was recorded at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who ...

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MINISTRY Releases Trippy 'Victims Of A Clown' Video

Like a mid-20th century funhouse gone mad, MINISTRY's just-released video for the track "Victims Of A Clown" is a relentless hallucinogenic ride through images of creepy clowns roaming circuses where there are no exits, men parading in ghoulish gas masks, psychological messaging, physical reality bending, and nightmarish suburbia. And then there's DJ Swamp's couture. You ...

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Video Premiere: SEVENDUST's 'Dirty'

"Dirty", the brand new video from SEVENDUST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 12th studio album, "All I See Is War", which will be released on May 11. The follow-up to 2015's "Kill The Flaw" was recorded at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has ...

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AC/DC's BON SCOTT Honored With Permanent Sculpture In Melbourne, Australia (Video)

Late AC/DC singer Bon Scott has been honored with a sculpture in Melbourne, Australia. The three-meter-high-and-two-meter-wide metal-and-plaster sculpture was officially unveiled Tuesday morning (March 6) on AC/DC Lane, named for the Australian rock band. The sculpture is part of the Victorian Government's "Rockin' The Laneways" Initiative. Cherry Bar owner and booker James Young collaborated with ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's Son MAX Launches New Metal Band TALLAH

Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), has launched a new metal band called TALLAH. The Pennsylvania-based group is comprised of five members who share a passion for playing intense, heavy, and intricate music combined with an insane live show, unlike any other. Influenced by bands ...

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