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JOE SATRIANI Says 'Door Is Always Open' For CHICKENFOOT To Reunite

Joe Satriani says that "the door is always open" for CHICKENFOOT to reunite for more live shows and possible new music. The supergroup, which features the legendary guitarist alongside former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has been largely inactive since 2012 when ...

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GODSMACK Drummer On Vocalist SULLY ERNA: 'He's Our Leader, And We Follow Him And Trust Him'

Prior to GODSMACK's performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, drummer Shannon Larkin spoke with Adam Hayward of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the band's latest record, "When Legends Rise", reflects today's GODSMACK: Shannon: "It was ...

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Watch KROKUS Perform At Switzerland's ROCK THE RING Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's June 21 performance at the Rock The Ring festival in Hinwil, Switzerland can be seen below. As previously reported, KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced that they were going to be embarking ...

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STATIC-X Bassist: Why Mask-Wearing Touring Vocalist's Identity Has Not Been Officially Revealed

Tony Campos has explained STATIC-X's decision to enlist a vocalist who wears a mask in the likeness of late frontman Wayne Static during the band's current reunion tour. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER and support from ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Don't Want To' Rejoin VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar says he is "afraid" to contact Eddie and Alex Van Halen because he doesn't want them to think that he wants to rejoin the band. Hagar, who plays with ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony in THE CIRCLE and CHICKENFOOT, hasn't made music with Eddie or Alex Van Halen since ...

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Guitarist MEREL BECHTOLD Quits DELAIN

Guitarist Merel Bechtold has decided to leave Dutch heavy rockers DELAIN and focus on different musical ambitions. Her final performance with DELAIN will take place on June 23 at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Says the band: "We are aware this is very short notice, and this we regret for those of you ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On ROB HALFORD's Comment That A Straight Man Can't Front JUDAS PRIEST: 'Maybe I'm Gay And I Didn't Know It'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has dismissed Rob Halford's recent claim that a straight man can't front JUDAS PRIEST as a "fun" comment that didn't mean anything. Earlier this month, Halford told the Edmonton Journal about his position in PRIEST: "A straight man can't do my job. That's the way I view it. Freddie [Mercury] said it ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: 'Godsend' Video Feat. MARIANGELA DEMURTAS

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the return of TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, "Return To Eden", on June 14. Today, the official music video for the third single, "Godsend", featuring Mariangela Demurtas (ARDOURS, TRISTANIA) on lead vocals, has been made available. Check it out below. ...

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Video: SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Perform 'I Can't Drive 55' In Burbank

Last month, SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE celebrated the release of their first album of all-original material, "Space Between", with an exclusive performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California. Video of the band performing "I Can't Drive 55" can be seen below. THE CIRCLE is Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, ...

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KROKUS To Embark On Final North American Tour In 2020

KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced that they were going to be embarking on a farewell tour dubbed "Adios Amigos" before calling it a day. At the time, they said their final show would take place on ...

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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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