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STAIND's MIKE MUSHOK Says JASON NEWSTED Shut Down NEWSTED Project Because 'It Cost Him A Ton'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok says that Jason Newsted shut down the NEWSTED band because it "cost him a ton" to keep the project alive. Back in February 2014, Newsted canceled an appearance at Australia's Soundwave festival with NEWSTED, citing "private and personal circumstances." The cancelation followed more than a year of intense touring and promotional ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROBERT 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON To Be Honored At KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball At The Skirball' Gala

Robert "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist for OZZY OSBOURNE, will be honored by Kitten Rescue, one of Southern California's largest non-profit animal rescue organizations, with its 2019 Advocacy Award for his work homing adoptable cats and kittens. "Blasko is a true cat lover with a passion for advocating for homeless cats," said Sandra Harrison, Kitten Rescue's executive ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Once Again Credits 'Strippers In Florida' With Making 'Hysteria' Album A Massive Success

During a recent interview with "The Mike & Carla Morning Show", DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen once again recounted how the band's three-decade-old, career-defining anthem "Pour Some Sugar On Me" started an explosion of over a million copies of the "Hysteria" album to be shipped in a single day. "Actually, the album came out, 'Hysteria' ...

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New JIMMY PAGE Book, 'The Anthology', To Be Released In December; More Details Revealed

"Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is now available to pre-order from JimmyPageAnthology.com. A companion piece to "Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page", the new signed, limited edition documents Page's musical career through selected material from his rich personal archives. "Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is narrated entirely in Page's own words, and includes contextual ...

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LARS ULRICH Says METALLICA's Concerts With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Are 'An Opportunity For New Discoveries'

METALLICA will perform a pair of shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, on Friday, September 6, and Sunday, September 8. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, mark the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's ...

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DISMEMBER's Performance At SCANDINAVIA DEATHFEST To Be Professionally Filmed And Recorded

DISMEMBER's upcoming appearance at the Scandinavia Deathfest 2019 festival, set to take place October 11-12 at the Kraken Sthlm and Slaktkyrkan venues in Stockholm, Sweden, will be professionally filmed and recorded, presumably for future release. DISMEMBER's lineup for the show will be as follows: Matti Kärki - Vocals David Blomqvist - Lead Guitar Robert Sennebäck ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Playing With Members Of LED ZEPPELIN: 'It Was Definitely One Of The Highlights Of My Musical Career'

ALTER BRIDGE and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy says that his 2008 studio jam with the instrumental members of LED ZEPPELIN was "definitely one of the highlights of [his] musical career." Kennedy rehearsed and wrote music with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham over the course of two sessions after Page ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Guitarist On Hiring Vocalist JEFF GUTT: 'We Knew If We Didn't Get This Right, It's Over'

Prior to STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' performance at this year's Download festival in Castle Donington, United Kingdom, guitarist Dean DeLeo spoke with Guitar Interactive magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band ever considers performing a setlist that didn't include its best-known ...

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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO And KIRK HAMMETT: New 'Doodle' Videos Available

METALLICA has uploaded several videos spotlighting the so-called "doodles" from the band's recent shows in Tartu, Estonia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hämeenlinna, Finland; Trondheim, Norway; and Moscow, Russia. Check them out below. "Doodle" is the fun and unusual feature METALLICA added to its shows on the band's last few tours: at each stop, guitarist Kirk Hammett and ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams METALLICA For Covering His Songs: 'They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating'

Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST's "The Usurper", saying the San Francisco heavy metal giants "butchered it, and it was humiliating." Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played "The Usurper" during METALLICA's May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. They also previously paid tribute to late ...

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BEAST IN BLACK Vocalist Says New Album 'From Hell With Love' 'Turned Out Even Better Than Expected'

A&P-Reacts conducted an interview with vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos of Finnish melodic metallers BEAST IN BLACK at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the success of their 2017 "Berserker" debut put pressure on BEAST IN BLACK for its follow-up, ...

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