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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says K.K. DOWNING Is 'Telling The Truth' About Behind-The-Scenes Turbulence In JUDAS PRIEST Camp

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has defended Kenneth "K.K." Downing over the comments the ex-PRIEST guitarist made about his former bandmates in his recently released autobiography, explaining that Downing is "just telling the truth." K.K. departed the iconic band eight years ago, but looked back on his time with the British metal titans ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER On Group's New 'Warts-And-All' Live Album: 'It's Real, And That's Why It Works'

John Gallagher, the bassist/vocalist of British/American heavy metal veterans RAVEN, recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new live album, "Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg": John: "We didn't plan on doing this, ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS: 'Cycles Of Tragedy' Video

BORN OF OSIRIS has just released one of the most expansive offerings of its already heralded career. "The Simulation" shows the group continuing to evolve and push itself further to create something that is truly timeless. A brand new music video for the song "Cycles Of Tragedy", taken from "The Simulation", can be seen below. ...

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MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Completes Recording Vocals For New TOOL Album

Maynard James Keenan says that he has completed recording his vocals for TOOL's long-awaited new album. The singer took to his Twitter account earlier today to write: "Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then U.S.-UK-Euro run w #APC. If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w @puscifer for #puscifer2020 ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On Guitarists Having Their Own Unique Sound: 'When A Player Is Playing, It's Really That Person's Life Coming Out'

During a recent appearance on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, former MEGADETH axeman Marty Friedman spoke about the importance of guitarists having their own sound and style that can be easily identified. "I think, especially if you create a lot of music, you have to decide every single thing that ...

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BIAS Feat. Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: First Single To Be Released Next Month

BIAS, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, will release its debut single, "Pity", on January 4. David is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. Silveria, Dorame and Taback previously played together in CORE 10, which "imploded" earlier ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist: 'Our Band Gets Closer And Closer Every Day; We Genuinely Love Each Other'

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass has revealed that "Attention Attention" is the first album he and his bandmates have written sober. The follow-up to 2015's "Threat To Survival" lyrically touches upon singer Brent Smith's former drug addiction and Bass's depression. "[There was] no drugs, no alcohol for any of us," Eric told Holland's FaceCulture (see video ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Animated Music Video For 'Vultures'

ASKING ALEXANDRIA has released an animated music video for its latest single, "Vultures". The song is taken from ASKING ALEXANDRIA's self-titled fifth studio album, which was released in December 2017 via Sumerian Records. The disc marks the group's first full-length effort with singer Danny Worsnop since he rejoined ASKING ALEXANDRIA in the fall of 2016. ...

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SHINEDOWN Singer: 'We're Never Gonna Phone An Album In'

Brent Smith has told "The Morning Blaze" in a new interview that SHINEDOWN never approaches the making of its albums with the intention of topping its previous releases. "We try not to compare anything and put it in the idea of, 'I need to beat the last record that we did,'" the singer said. "The ...

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PAPA ROACH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Elevate'

The official lyric video for "Elevate", a brand new song from the California alternative-rock quartet PAPA ROACH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 10th studio album, "Who Do You Trust?", which will be released on January 18, 2019 through Eleven Seven Music. The 12-song disc features the band's signature heavy ...

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