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GRETA VAN FLEET Has A Fan In ROBERT PLANT

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GRETA VAN FLEET has a fan in legendary singer Robert Plant. The LED ZEPPELIN frontman told Louisville radio station 91.9 WFPK that he's heard the young Michigan-based group, saying that vocalist Josh Kiszka is "pretty good... There's a job out there for him." The irony is that GRETA VAN ...

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Video Premiere: POP EVIL's 'Colors Bleed'

POP EVIL's music video today for the song "Colors Bleed" can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Columbia Tatone, who also helmed the recent "Waking Lions" video. "The #MeToo movement has been a paramount inspiration to my creative endeavors," says Tatone. "The courage of individuals has inspired and empowered me, not ...

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HALESTORM, AEROSMITH, SKID ROW, KIX Members Perform At 'Chemokaze VI' Nashville Charity Event (Video)

HALESTORM members Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith, along with Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH), Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) and Jimmy Chalfant (KIX) are among the musicians who joined THE EAST SIDE GAMBLERS on stage this past Saturday night (January 6) at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee at the Chemokaze VI charity event. Fan-filmed video ...

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BUCKCHERRY Frontman 'Never Thought About The Rock And Roll Lifestyle' When He First Started Playing Music

On November 4, Garret K. Woodward, arts and entertainment editor for The Smoky Mountain News and Smoky Mountain Living magazine, conducted an interview with BUCKCHERRY and JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT members Josh Todd (vocals) and Stevie Dacanay (a.k.a. Stevie D., guitar) backstage at Capone's in Johnson City, Tennessee. You can now listen to the ...

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SOULFLY: First Taste Of Music For Upcoming Album

The first taste of the material that SOULFLY is planning to record for the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" album, tentatively due this summer via Nuclear Blast, is available in the clip below. In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Max Cavalera stated about SOULFLY's next disc: "I'm writing right now. When I was home before ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Parts Ways With Drummer SAL ABRUSCATO

Drummer Sal Abruscato has "amicably" left LIFE OF AGONY, the band he was in, on and off, for the past two and a half decades. Abruscato seemingly alluded to his exit from LIFE OF AGONY in a December 19 post on his personal Facebook page. He wrote: "Sometimes you just have to let go and ...

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ROAD TO JERUSALEM Feat. Ex-THE HAUNTED, HYPOCRISY, KONKHRA Members: Debut LP To Be Released Through VICISOLUM PRODUCTIONS

ROAD TO JERUSALEM, the international project featuring Per Møller Jensen (drums; THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR, KONKHRA), Andreas Holma (bass; HYPOCRISY, SCAR SYMMETRY, SOILWORK), Michael Skovbakke (guitar; KONKHRA) and Josh Tyree (vocals), has signed a deal with the Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The band's debut album is tentatively due in early 2018. Commented ROAD TO JERUSALEM on ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Performs BLACK SABBATH Favorites, Solo Classics With ROYAL MACHINES (Video)

Ozzy Osbourne joined ROYAL MACHINES on stage last night (Saturday, December 16) at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California to perform six songs, including "I Don't Know" and the BLACK SABBATH classics "Paranoid" and "Iron Man". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. ROYAL MACHINES is the "all-star covers fun-times band" featuring ...

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STONE SOUR Bassist Says Transition From Guitarist JIM ROOT To CHRISTIAN MARTUCCI Has Been 'Easy'

Germany's Grasser Production recently conducted an interview with STONE SOUR bassist Johny Chow and drummer Roy Mayorga. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's latest album, "Hydrograd": Johny: "STONE SOUR takes decent amount of breaks because of Corey [Taylor, vocals] doing SLIPKNOT, ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Appearance On 'Ellen' Show Canceled

According to The Pulse Of Radio, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's appearance on Thursday's (December 14) edition of "Ellen" show was canceled abruptly, part of the ongoing fallout following an incident last weekend in which frontman Josh Homme kicked a female photographer in the face at a radio festival in Los Angeles. This is the ...

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POWERFLO Feat. BIOHAZARD, CYPRESS HILL, Ex-FEAR FACTORY Members: 'Less Than A Human' Video

"Less Than A Human", the new video from POWERFLO — the band featuring BIOHAZARD's Billy Graziadei and former FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers alongside Sen Dog from CYPRESS HILL, Rogelio Lozano from DOWNSET, and Brazilian drummer Fernando Schaefer — can be seen below. The song is taken from POWERFLO's self-titled debut album, which was ...

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Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist Says THE DARK ELEMENT Project Gives Him Chance To Explore His Pop Side

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen about THE DARK ELEMENT, his new project featuring ex-NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how THE DARK ELEMENT came together: Jani: "It was actually ...

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SOULFLY To Enter Studio In January With Producer JOSH WILBUR

In a brand new interview with Backstage Axxess, Max Cavalera spoke about his plans for SOULFLY's follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" album, tentatively due next summer via Nuclear Blast. He said (hear audio below): "I'm actually writing right now. I'm collecting the riffs right now and getting the ideas. We are already kind of booked for ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Announces New Lineup; 13th Album Due In 2018

An unfinished demo song that will be included on the forthcoming 13th album from MALEVOLENT CREATION can be streamed below. The disc will feature the band's current lineup, consisting of founding guitarist Phil Fasciana alongside new additions Lee Wollenschlaeger (vocals, guitar), Phil Cancilla (drums) and Josh L. Gibbs (bass). Fasciana stated about MALEVOLENT CREATION's latest ...

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