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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE: 'My First Idols Were KISS'

iHeartRadio's Bodhi recently conducted an interview with GHOST leader Tobias Forge. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked what first made him want to get involved in the music business, Forge said: "I've been interested in music for as long as I can remember. My first idols were KISS. Ever since I was ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Joined By COURTNEY LOVE, CHINO MORENO, MARK MCGRATH At 30th-Anniversary Concert (Video)

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were joined by a number of special guests for their 30th-anniversary performance last night (Thursday, August 2) at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER bassist Peter Hook, KILLERS members Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, Courtney Love, SUGAR RAY's Mark McGrath, and DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Be Joined By COURTNEY LOVE, CHINO MORENO, DAVEY HAVOK At 30th-Anniversary Concert

Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will be joined by a number of special guests for their upcoming 30th-anniversary performance on August 2 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. AFI frontman Davey Havok, JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER bassist Peter Hook, KILLERS members Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, Courtney ...

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BEARTOOTH's Fall 2018 U.S. Tour: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Columbus, Ohio rock band BEARTOOTH will release its new studio album, "Disease", on September 28. The band's third effort is a stark look inward and the next installment chronicling frontman Caleb Shomo's battle with his own demons. In celebration of "Disease"'s release, BEARTOOTH will be taking off on a headline tour in the fall. Kicking ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Unveils Solo Track 'Setting Sun' In Celebration Of DC COMICS' 'Dark Nights: Metal'

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell has released a solo track, "Setting Sun", inspired by DC Entertainment's new graphic novel "Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition", available now in comic book shops, bookstores and digitally. The "Setting Sun" visualizer can be seen below. This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the "Dark Nights: Metal" monthly series ...

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DEFTONES Announce First Annual 'Dia De Los Deftones' Festival

Join multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning alternative-rock band DEFTONES as they celebrate the first annual Dia De Los Deftones with food, beverage and music on November 3 at Petco Park at the Park in San Diego, California. This all-ages lineup includes Future, Mike Shinoda (of LINKIN PARK), local legends ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, H09909, DOJA CAT, VOWW ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says One Of The 'Biggest Misconceptions' About GHOST 'Is That It's Just About The Devil'

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge recently spoke with Germany's Star FM. The complete two-part conversation can be streamed below (Forge's responses begin at the 6:48 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised that GHOST's mystique was preserved for several album cycles: Tobias: "Yes, I guess so. I ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Still Considers GHOST To Be A 'Metal Band'

GHOST's Tobias Forge was interviewed backstage at this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held earlier this month in Dessel, Belgium. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what inspired him to form GHOST: Tobias: "It's a myriad of different things, but over ...

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DEFTONES Frontman Records 'Brief Exchange' Solo Song For 'Dark Nights: Metal' Soundtrack

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has released a new solo song, "Brief Exchange". Inspired by DC Comics' graphic novel "Dark Days: Metal", the track is collaboration with producer Mike Elizondo, MARILYN MANSON collaborator Tyler Bates and ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN drummer Gil Sharone. "Brief Exchange" marks the second in a series of tracks inspired by "Dark ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Upcoming Arena Shows: 'Everything Needs To Be Done Ten Times Bigger'

105.7 The Point's Donny Fandango recently conducted an interview with GHOST leader Tobias Forge. You can listen to the chat below. Speaking about how GHOST's current theater tour will compare to the band's upcoming performances at arenas, Forge said: "It's two different things. When you go into a theater, you're basically presenting everything through a ...

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Muerte - WILL HAVEN

WILL HAVEN exists somewhere in the gray area between metalcore, noisecore, noise rock and sludge, synthesizing the best qualities into something the band can call its own. Social media and message board pundits can wrangle over the particulars, but what's important to note is that the freedom with which it roams continues to yield interesting ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Lawsuit: 'It's Always Alarming When You Have People Working Diligently To Destroy Your Life'

GHOST leader and frontman Tobias Forge says that he hasn't "felt very anonymous for many years," this in spite of the great efforts he went through to conceal his true identity through various incarnations of his stage alter-ego Papa Emeritus. Forge has since "retired" Papa Emeritus and now performs as Cardinal Copia. Since GHOST arrived ...

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