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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Says DAVID COVERDALE Is 'Really Great At Focusing On Positive Energy And Being A Positive Guy'

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for WHITESNAKE's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood": Joel: "Most of the songs would start with an idea from David [Coverdale, vocals]. Then he would ...

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SABATON Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour With HAMMERFALL; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will make their triumphant return to North American this fall for "The Great Tour". The headline excursion will feature support from special guest HAMMERFALL, and will begin in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on October 4 and will end in Silver Spring, Maryland on November 3. Says SABATON: "'The Great Tour' begins! ...

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SABATON: Making Of 'Bismarck' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Bismarck", the new video from Swedish metallers SABATON, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Matthias Hoene and produced by Wargaming. SABATON said in a statement: "The most requested topic for a SABATON song ever! "The fate of the ship Bismarck is a fascinating story we wanted ...

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DESTRUCTION To Release 'Born To Perish' Album In August

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their 17th studio album, "Born To Perish", on August 9 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded in January and February 2019 with V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, BURNING WITCHES, NERVOSA) at Little Creek Studios in Switzerland and is the first DESTRUCTION album to feature Randy Black on drums and ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA On Writing With DAVID COVERDALE: 'The First Thing You Come Up With Has To Be Good'

WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's rigorous touring schedule: Joel: "That's something that David Coverdale still likes. He still enjoys production rehearsals and heading ...

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NIKKI SIXX Fires Back At 'Washed-Up,' 'Small-Career People' For 'Coming Out Of The Woodwork' Around MÖTLEY CRÜE Biopic Release

Nikki Sixx has fired back at "washed-up," "small-career people" for "coming out of the woodwork" following the release of MÖTLEY CRÜE's biopic "The Dirt". The CRÜE bassist made his comments just a day after BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported that former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Jake E. Lee said in an interview that Sixx and drummer Tommy ...

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SABATON: 'The Great War' Album Track Listing Revealed

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their ninth full-length album, "The Great War", on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record will be a concept effort covering stories from the First World War. "The Great War" track listing: 01. The Future Of Warfare 02. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom 03. 82nd All ...

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DESTRUCTION Signs New Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Founded in 1982, DESTRUCTION soared to the top of the national thrash metal movement, with albums like "Infernal Overkill" and "Eternal Devastation" tucked away in the band's impressive heavy metal arsenal. Even the group's later work such as "All Hell Breaks ...

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KISS: Front-Row Video Of Tampa Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's April 11 concert at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida can be seen below. The first North American leg of KISS's farewell tour, "End Of The Road", launched January 31 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Rogers Arena and is hitting an additional 43 cities. KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently said ...

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DANKO JONES Says He Doesn't Care About PAUL STANLEY Lip-Sync Accusations: 'That's His Own Business'

Danko Jones has defended Paul Stanley over lip-sync accusations on KISS's final tour, explaining that "that's his own business." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The speculation stemmed from the fact that Stanley had been ...

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WHITESNAKE: EPK For 'Flesh & Blood' Album

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Flesh & Blood", the upcoming studio album from WHITESNAKE, can be seen below. Due on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl, the disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind's David Coverdale's time in ...

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BLACK SABBATH To Be Honored At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' In Los Angeles

The Recording Academy will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with "Grammy Salute To Music Legends", an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11 at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are BLACK SABBATH, GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & ...

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