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KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER Sworn In As Honorary Texas Cop

KISS drummer Eric Singer has been sworn in as an "honorary corporal" by the police department in Wharton, Texas. Wharton police chief Terry David Lynch performed the swearing in before the band's concert Monday in Houston, with Singer in full "Catman" makeup and the police chief wearing a KISS t-shirt. Singer accepted the lifetime position, ...

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DAVID HASSELHOFF Resurrects THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH's 'Open Your Eyes' With Help From STOOGES' JAMES WILLIAMSON

Although most recognizable for his starring turns in the hit TV shows "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch", along with numerous feature film appearances ("Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2", "Kung Fury", "Click", "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie", "Dodgeball" and Marvel's original "Nick Fury: Agent Of Shield", among others) and roles on Broadway and the West End in ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Slams Former Label SPV: 'They Didn't Care About People And Now People Don't Care About Them'

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund has slammed the band's former record company, Germany's SPV, calling them a "shit" label, while falsely claiming they are no longer around, when in fact, the label still maintains headquarters in Hanover and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. EVERGREY released two studio albums on SPV, 2008's "Torn" and 2011's "Glorious Collision". ...

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METALLICA Plays Second Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Sunday, September 8), METALLICA played the second of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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JOHN COOPER: 'I Never Wanted To Sing To Only Religious People. That's The Opposite Of What SKILLET Is All About'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" conducted an interview with SKILLET frontman John Cooper at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the creative process of putting together a graphic novel and the band's latest studio album, "Victorious": John: "It was interesting. ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Widow Is Engaged

Chester Bennington's widow has announced her engagement to her "angel on earth." According to TMZ, Talinda Bennington's fiancé is a Los Angeles County firefighter. Talinda broke the news of her engagement in a Twitter message on Friday (September 6). She wrote: "I am overjoyed to announce my engagement to my angel ...

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METALLICA Plays First Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Friday, September 6), METALLICA played the first of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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Video Premiere: BORKNAGAR's 'Up North'

Norwegian avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR will release their eleventh studio album, "True North", on September 27. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Up North", created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media, can be seen below. Øystein G. Brun comments: "'Up North' being the brainchild of I.C.S. Vortex, we gave his longtime friend Costin Chioreanu ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER On Brother RUDOLF: He 'Completely Distorted My Personality As An Icon By Using The Flying V Himself'

Guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS) recently spoke with Alex Haber of Heavy New York. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the religious imagery in the cover art of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album, "Revelation": Michael: "The whole ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On His 'Eclectic' Career Path: 'I've Pretty Much Just Done Whatever The Hell I Want To Do'

Guitarist Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his reaction when people call him the greatest lead guitarist in thrash metal history: Marty: "You never get tired of hearing that people ...

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The Nothing - KORN

Twenty-five years ago, few rock pundits would have predicted with confidence that KORN were destined for a lengthy career. As the band have admitted themselves on numerous occasions, the intensity of their early days partying was very nearly enough to derail the whole enterprise. Consequently, the Californians' subsequent longevity and current status as alternative metal's ...

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Fear Inoculum - TOOL

Art-metal legends TOOL took their time between releases in the past. There were three to five-year-long interims between TOOL's albums from 1993's "Undertow" through 2006's "10,000 Days". Yet, since that last release, there has been a whopping 13-year wait for fans. Finally, frontman Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DONALD TRUMP Is An 'Idiotic Monster' And 'Complete Piece Of S**t' Who 'Doesn't Know Anything'

DOKKEN guitar legend George Lynch has slammed President Donald Trump, calling the billionaire real estate mogul an "idiotic monster" and an "egotistical, self-aggrandizing, complete piece of shit" who "doesn't know anything." The iconic musician, who has previously called himself a "very progressive person" and "liberal in [his] politics," made his latest comments during an interview ...

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GLENN HUGHES: 'When I'm On Stage, I'm So Full Of Gratitude That I Have No Fear Of Anything At All'

Total Rock Radio conducted an interview with legendary rock English singer Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) at this year's Stonedeaf festival in Newark, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current status of his health after postponing his 2019 U.K. tour due ...

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PHIL RIND On Departure Of Founding SACRED REICH Member JASON RAINEY: 'It's A Real Heartbreaking Thing'

Michael Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with frontman Phil Rind of veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why founding member and longtime guitarist Jason Rainey departed SACRED REICH earlier this year: Phil: "Unfortunately, ...

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