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SHINEDOWN Announces June/July 2019 North American Tour Dates

SHINEDOWN has announced new summer tour dates as part of its 2019 "Attention Attention" world tour, beginning June 21 through July 27. BADFLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP and BROKEN HANDS will support SHINEDOWN on these coast-to-coast dates produced by Live Nation. Fan club presale begins February 5 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi is the official presale ...

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ANVIL: 'Bitch In The Box' Video Released

"Bitch In The Box", the new video from Canadian metal legends ANVIL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Pounding The Pavement", which was released in January 2018 via SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (including one bonus track and poster), two-LP gatefold colored version, digital download and stream. The ...

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MASTERPLAN's ROLAND GRAPOW Says Young Musicians Are 'A Bit More Lazy': 'Everybody's Used To Playing To The Computer'

Brazil's Rock Mania recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "PumpKings", MASTERPLAN's 2017 album that saw the band re-record the songs Grapow wrote while he was a member of HELLOWEEN: Roland: "I ...

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Which DREAM THEATER Drummer Plays With More 'Feel': MIKE MANGINI Or MIKE PORTNOY? JOHN PETRUCCI Weighs In

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has dismissed suggestions that Mike Mangini has a more "robotic" drumming style than that of Mike Portnoy, saying that Mangini is "one of the most talented" musicians he has ever had the opportunity to play with. Mangini joined DREAM THEATER in late 2010 through a widely publicized audition following the ...

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PAPA ROACH Hits Milestone With Billion Streams

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PAPA ROACH was awarded Pandora's "Billion Streams" plaque in celebration of the group's catalog reaching a billion streams on the music service. The bandmembers were presented with the plaque on Thursday (January 24), the last of their three-night run at the Roxy in Los Angeles to celebrate the release ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says It Was 'Special' To Have 'Creative Trust' With CHESTER BENNINGTON On 'Cross Off' Song

Cutter and Kaytie of Green Bay, Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7/104.7 recently conducted an interview with LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the success of lead single "Cross Off", which features a guest vocal contribution ...

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RIVAL SONS Vocalist On Working With Producer DAVE COBB: 'He's Just Looking For Authenticity'

RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with Sweden's RockSverige. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's surroundings influence the direction of their new album, "Feral Roots": Jay: "Absolutely. I think that those two days in Muscle ...

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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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