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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On 'The Stadium Tour''s Strong Early Ticket Sales: 'This Is Kind Of Like 'Hysteria' All Over Again'

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the band's upcoming "The Stadium Tour" with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS. Asked if he is surprised by the trek's out-of-the-gate's success, Joe said: "When you put something on of this magnitude, you hope for the best and kind of ...

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MIKKO SIRÉN Says New APOCALYPTICA Instrumental Album 'Cell-0' Is 'Back To The Roots'

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with drummer Mikko Sirén of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reasoning behind APOCALYPTICA recording their first instrumental album in 17 years, "Cell-0": Mikko: ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Plays Final Show With RAATIKAINEN, SEPPÄLÄ And WIRMAN In Helsinki (Video)

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM played the final show with drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman last night (Sunday, December 15) at the Black Box in Helsinki Ice Hall. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert, dubbed "A Chapter Called Children Of Bodom", can be seen below. Last month, ...

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GLENN DANZIG's Vampire Spaghetti Western Completes Filming: 'It's Pretty Crazy,' He Says

Glenn Danzig has completed filming his next movie. It is the follow-up to his "Verotika" feature film directorial debut, which received its premiere in June. Glenn spoke about his new project during a question-and-answer session for the Philadelphia screening of "Verotika" on Friday (December 13) at the Philadelphia Film Center. Danzig said (see video below): ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says He's 'Voting For' Touring Drummer CASEY GRILLO To Play On Next QUEENSRŸCHE Album

Southeast Wreckmetal conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton prior to the band's November 23 concert at Klubben/Fryshuset in Stockholm, Sweden. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having vocalist Todd La Torre play drums on the group's latest album, "The ...

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Listen To New CARCASS Song 'Under The Scalpel Blade'

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have released a new digital single, "Under The Scalpel Blade", The track, which was previously made available to deluxe Decibel magazine subscribers, can now be streamed below. "Under The Scalpel Blade" is taken from CARCASS's upcoming seventh studio album, which is due out in 2020 on Nuclear Blast. The disc ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE In 'Stable' Condition After Being Hospitalized

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose is in "stable" condition after being hospitalized for an undisclosed illness earlier in the week. On Wednesday (December 11), SEVENDUST announced that it was canceling its previously announced U.K. shows as the support act for ALTER BRIDGE and SHINEDOWN because Morgan was "sick" and "under doctor's orders not to leave the ...

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EVANESCENCE To Begin Recording New Album In Early 2020

Prior to EVANESCENCE's ill-fated appearance at the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City on November 30, singer Amy Lee confirmed to Summa Inferno that she and her bandmates were in process of composing material for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 self-titled effort. "We're working on a new album — the first time in a ...

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DISTURBED, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, GODSMACK, DEFTONES, STAIND, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

With a new home at the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 10th year of Welcome To Rockville features an unparalleled lineup of today's top rock and metal artists and up-and-coming talent for Florida's Biggest Rock Experience, happening on Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2020. As previously ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Music Video

Vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE), bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, THE END MACHINE, ex-DOKKEN), and drummer Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Their debut album, "Shake The World", is a delightful romp of powerful hard ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Album Due In February

BLACK SWAN, the new band featuring bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY), will release its debut album, "Shake The World", on February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's lead single and music video for ...

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