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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: 'We've Always Made Great Records'

Romania's Rock FM recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing so many songs off IRON MAIDEN's latest album, "The Book Of Souls", in the current setlist: Nicko: "We've always made great records, and I always ...

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JON OLIVA Recovering From Stroke

Jon Oliva, the American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer who is best known as the founder of and keyboardist and lead vocalist for SAVATAGE, has revealed that he suffered a stroke back in April. He writes on his Facebook page: "It was not as serious as it could have been, but it did leave me with ...

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STEVEN TYLER's 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere' Tops BILLBOARD's Country Albums Chart

According to Billboard.com, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's debut solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere", has entered Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 1 with first-week sales of 17,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music. On the all-genre, consumption-based Billboard 200, it starts at No. 19, with 18,000 equivalent album units. "We're All ...

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ICED EARTH: Video Footage Of BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of ICED EARTH's July 16 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. ICED EARTH will headline the "MTV Headbangers Ball" European tour in December. Support on the trek will come from ENSIFERUM, KATAKLYSM and UNEARTH. ICED EARTH took a break from touring in 2015, primarily ...

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SLAYER Comic Books Coming Later This Year

SLAYER and its record label, Nuclear Blast, have teamed with comic-book publisher Dark Horse for a three-part title based on the band's revenge-themed music videos "Repentless" and "You Against You", both of which share a story arc devised by director BJ McDonnell ("Hatchet III"). The first issue, "Slayer: Repentless, Vol. 1", will come out later ...

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ANTHRAX Members Look Back On 35-Year Career

Thirty-five years ago today (July 18, 1981), the then New York-based thrash/metal band ANTHRAX was formed and started on the road to help change the history of music. Says co-founder Scott Ian: "Thirty-five years have passed since that day and my life has changed profoundly. I am a husband, I am a father. I am ...

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Watch DEEP PURPLE Perform In Genoa, Italy

Fan-filmed video footage of DEEP PURPLE's July 12 performance at Arena Del Mare in Genoa, Italy can be seen below. DEEP PURPLE postponed two shows in Sweden last month after drummer Ian Paice suffered a "mini-stroke" or TIA. The band recently finished recording its new album for a late 2016 release. The follow-up to 2013's ...

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VOLBEAT Explains Decision To Cover TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET's 'Rebound' (Video)

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have uploaded a two-minute video clip in which guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen and drummer Jon Larsen talk about their decision to cover TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET's "Rebound" on their new album, "Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie", in honor of late TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET drummer Brandon Carlisle. VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano previously told Metal ...

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Read KIRK HAMMETT's Foreword To 'German Metal Machine: Scorpions In The '70s' Book

Few rock bands were as successful as the SCORPIONS by the mid-eighties — headlining arenas/stadiums worldwide, scoring two mega-selling albums (the platinum-certified "Blackout" and the triple-platinum-certified "Love At First Sting") and two hit singles/videos ("No One Like You" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane"). But what quite a few newcomers to the band didn't realize ...

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Watch Lyric Video For ANTHRAX's 'Zero Tolerance'

The official lyric video for the ANTHRAX song "Zero Tolerance" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "For All Kings", which sold 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. According to Billboard, ANTHRAX ...

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GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA Feat. ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Members: 'Crucifixion' Song

"Crucifixion", a song from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, the new band featuring ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall alongside members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, was premiered earlier today on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter". You can now listen to the track using the widget below (beginning arounf the 4:42 ...

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Video: VINNY APPICE, RUDY SARZO, CRAIG GOLDY, ANDREW FREEMAN Invite You To Concert With Temecula Valley Symphony

The City Of Temecula Community Services Department will present a one-of-a-kind concert event on Saturday, June 18. Set to take place on the steps of the Temecula Civic Center in Temecula, California, "Rock Legends In Concert With The Temecula Valley Symphony" will feature veteran rock musicians Vinny Appice, Rudy Sarzo, Craig Goldy and Andrew Freeman, ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Releases 'Apage Satana' Video

The official video for the song "Apage Satana" from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The clip was directed and produced by Jon Simvonis (Magnum Production Studios), who previously worked with the band on the "666" video. Commented ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis: "Dear friends, following a string of lyric videos specifically ...

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DEEP PURPLE: Illness Forces Cancelation Of Swedish Concerts

Legendary British hard rockers DEEP PURPLE have canceled the two shows they were scheduled to play in Sweden this week (Tuesday, June 14 at Gröna Lund in Stockholm and Wednesday, June 15 at Liseberg in Gothenburg) after one of the bandmembers became ill. No further details have yet been made available by the group or ...

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SCORPION CHILD: 'Reaper's Danse' Video Released

"Reaper's Danse", the new video from Texan classic rockers SCORPION CHILD, can be seen below. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) of Twilight 13 Media. SCORPION CHILD recorded "Acid Roulette" at The Bubble in Austin, Texas with Chris "Frenchie" Smith (THE ANSWER, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD... ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform At Germany's ROCKAVARIA Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's May 29 performance at this year's Rockavaria festival at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany can be seen below. ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante sat out the Rockavaria concert so that he could undergo physical therapy in his continuing battle with carpal tunnel syndrome. He was once again temporarily replaced by Jon Dette, ...

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