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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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PEARL JAM's Documentary Film 'Let's Play Two' Gets Its Own 8-Bit Game

Following the release of the long-awaited documentary "Let's Play Two" that immortalized PEARL JAM's sold-out August 2016 shows from Wrigley Field comes the "Let's Play Two" baseball game named "Home Run Hitting Contest". Designed as an 8-bit game inspired by the iconic performances at Wrigley Field, the game features all the band members as baseball ...

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THE HELLCAT SAINTS Supergroup Feat. ALICE IN CHAINS, THE CULT Members Added To 'Rhonda's Kiss' Benefit Concert

Rhonda's Kiss, an organization that helps cancer patients in need, last month announced that JANE'S ADDICTION will headline the third annual benefit concert on Friday, December 8 at the Palladium in Hollywood. The L.A. based collective THE HELLCAT SAINTSJerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Josh Freese (DEVO, NINE INCH NAILS), Billy Duffy (THE CULT), ...

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POP EVIL Announces 'Music Over Words' U.S. Tour

POP EVIL has announced the "Music Over Words" tour today that will serve as the official kickoff for the band's recently announced all-new self-titled LP. "It's with great excitement to announce our U.S. headline tour," says vocalist Leigh Kakaty. "We can't wait to play our new material and see all our amazing fans across the ...

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Watch STONE SOUR's Entire Concert In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of STONE SOUR's entire November 10 performance at Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. STONE SOUR is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Hydrograd", which was released on June 30 via Roadrunner Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay ...

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SUFFOCATION Guitarist On '…Of The Dark Light' Album: 'The Band Was A Lot More Rehearsed Going Into This Record'

Bloodrock Media 's Mitch Ellerbrock conducted an interview with members of New York death metallers SUFFOCATION prior to their October 20 show at The Forge, in Joliet, Illinois, where they were supporting THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SUFFOCATION's origins: ...

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WILDESTARR To Release 'Beyond The Rain' Album In December

U.S. metal band WILDESTARR will release its new album, "Beyond The Rain", on Friday, December 8 via Scarlet Records. The first single from the disc is the title track, the official lyric video for which can be seen below. "Beyond The Rain" track listing: 01. Metamorphose 02. Beyond The Rain 03. Pressing The Wires 04. ...

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Villains - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

With ""Villains", QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has put out its best album in years, and one of the best of its career. It is informed by a sense of groove and swing unlike any other in the band's catalogue. Producer extraordinaire Mark Ronson—who has helmed hit albums by the likes of BRUNO MARS, PAUL ...

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