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MORDRED Unveils Music Video For 'Love Of Money'

Influential San Francisco crossover thrash metal act MORDRED — which this summer will release its first full-length record in over 25 years — has unveiled a music video for "Love Of Money", the latest clip from the band's 2020 comeback EP "Volition". Shot on location in San Francisco by Eddie Granillo for Keptone Filmz and ...

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Original BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Is Working On Autobiography

Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has confirmed that he is working on an autobiography. The 72-year-old rocker revealed his plan to tell his life story in book form during a March 12 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk". Regarding what fans can expect from his autobiography, Ward said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): ...

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TRACII GUNS On MICHAEL SWEET: 'We Have The Same Influences In Music, We're Great Friends, And We Have Completely Opposite Ideologies'

Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) recently spoke to Talking Metal about SUNBOMB, his collaboration with STRYPER's Michael Sweet. Regarding how the project came about, Tracii said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The greatest thing about Michael and I is that we have the same influences in music, we're great friends, and we have completely opposite ideologies — ...

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GEOFF TATE Calls His QUEENSRŸCHE Album 'Frequency Unknown' 'A Mess' And Not 'A Very Satisfying Project'

Geoff Tate says that "Frequency Unknown", the sole album he released under the QUEENSRŸCHE banner during a period when the singer was battling his former bandmates over the rights to the group's name, was not "a very satisfying project." "Frequency Unknown" arrived in April 2013 amidst a swarm of controversy. QUEENSRŸCHE had just split in ...

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LAST IN LINE Is Working On A Cover Song

LAST IN LINE drummer Vinny Appice spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's third album. The follow-up to 2019's "II" is tentatively due next year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. "We got half the album pretty much done," Vinny said. "We're a band that ...

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SKILLET Announces Spring 2021 'Drive-In Theater Tour'

Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET has announced spring 2021 tour dates. Building on the previous success of the "Drive-In Theater Tour", Awakening Events has confirmed the fourth package of the 2021 series. SKILLET, along with JORDAN FELIZ and COLTON DIXON, will embark on a 21-city tour beginning April 22 in Mitchell, Indiana and wrapping up ...

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GEEZER BUTLER: 'DEADLAND RITUAL Is Dead'

Geezer Butler has confirmed to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" that DEADLAND RITUAL, the band he started a few years ago with guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA) likely won't get resurrected once life resumes post-pandemic. "DEADLAND RITUAL's dead," he ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Confirms 'Slapback' Is Unreleased BLACK SABBATH Song: It 'Didn't Make The Grade'

Geezer Butler has confirmed that he is featured on a previously unreleased Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH song titled "Slapback" which was uploaded to YouTube several days ago. Gary Rees, the stepson and executor of the estate of SABBATH's longtime keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, shared the track last Friday (March 5), writing in an accompanying message ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Says He Was Using 'Devil Horns' Hand Gesture Years Before RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'I Showed It To Him And He Made It Famous'

**UPDATE** After BLABBERMOUTH.NET published this article earlier today, Geezer Butler took to his Twitter to clarify that he did not say invented the "devil horns" hand sign. "I always used it in the song 'Black Sabbath'," he wrote. "I merely shared an onstage moment between Ronnie [James Dio] and me. Ronnie made it famous, and ...

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THE OFFSPRING Guitarist Looks Back On Massive Success Of 'Smash': 'That Was A Real Crazy Time For Us'

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the massive success of the band's 1994 breakthrough album "Smash". "Smash" was THE OFFSPRING's third LP and is often credited, along with GREEN DAY's "Dookie", with the commercial resurgence and success of punk rock in the mid-'90s. "That was a ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Widow JANIE: 'I'm Doing The Best I Can'

Eddie Van Halen's widow Janie Van Halen (née Liszewski) says that she is "doing the best" she can, five months after the legendary guitarist's passing. In addition to mourning his loss, Janie has dealt with the deaths of her brother last June and her mother in November. Janie, who is a ballroom dancer, discussed her ...

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LITA FORD's New 'Arena Rock' Album Will Contain 'Big Guitars And Great Melodies', Says Drummer BOBBY ROCK

Lita Ford recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" is once again being helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, which continues to consist of guitarist Patrick Kennison, drummer Bobby Rock and bassist ...

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The Mob Rules (2021 Deluxe Edition) - BLACK SABBATH

Ronnie James Dio's introduction into the BLACK SABBATH fold provided a much-needed infusion of fire on 1980's "Heaven and Hell". The group was re-energized, and that record's reception and subsequent touring cycle revived the vaunted icons as a heavy metal force. The group did not manage to avoid internal drama however, as drummer Bill Ward ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Releases 'Heat Above' Live Video

Grammy Award-winning four-piece GRETA VAN FLEET has unveiled a live video for "Heat Above", the latest track from its sophomore LP "The Battle At Garden's Gate", due April 16 via Lava/Republic. "'Heat Above' is theatrical, eloquent, and exaggerated," explains the group. "This is a dream in the clouds, a moment of peace in the storm. ...

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