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Watch HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES were the musical guest on last night's (Wednesday, June 19) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band performed two songs, David Bowie's "Heroes" and their own "I Want My Now", on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES are built around the undeniable chemistry between rock and roll ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform RATT's 'Wanted Man'

KINGS OF CHAOS headlined the Republic Of Texas (ROT) Rally this past Saturday (June 15) in Austin, Texas. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist ...

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NITA STRAUSS On 'Beauty' Of Instrumental Music: 'The Songs Can Mean Whatever You Need Them To Mean'

ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss recently spoke with Sara of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of her "Hurricane" nickname: Nita: "It actually came from the first write-up of my first band ever. There was a little ...

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES: Audio Snippets Of Entire 'Rise' Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' second album, "Rise", can be streamed below. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES are built around the undeniable chemistry between rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper. "Rise" will be released on June 21 on earMUSIC as a ...

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AEROSMITH Opens Las Vegas Museum

America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band AEROSMITH is set to kick off the second leg of its critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, "Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild", on Wednesday, June 19, and to celebrate they are allowing fans access to their museum showcasing incredible items they've collected over their nearly 50 years together. Initially only ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Gets Sugar Chakra Pickup From DiMarzio

DiMarzio, Inc. has announced the release of the Sugar Chakra (DP427) pickup for electric guitars. The Sugar Chakra was developed for Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD. An iconic player needs iconic pickups; that's why world-renowned guitarist Phil Collen has used DiMarzio pickups exclusively for over 40 years. When he asks a question that starts with ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Release 'Rare Ass S**t!' Digital Collection

SUICIDE SILENCE will release a digital collection of rarities, titled "Rare Ass Shit!", on June 14. The effort will contain tracks originally featured on the band's 2005 self-titled debut EP as well as pre-production recordings of songs that later appeared on the group's 2007 debut album, "The Cleansing". "Rare Ass Shit!" track listing: 01. Ending ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces November 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper has just announced his fall 2019 tour plans. He will embark on a spate of "An Evening With" headline tour dates this November, beginning November 3 in Florida. Additional dates will be announced shortly. Cooper will spend the summer on the road. He hits the road again ...

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RAVEN Frontman On Almost Going Into Business With OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE: 'You Could Maybe Say We Dodged A Bullet'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British metal legends RAVEN. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On being part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene: John: "We had the first independent metal album out in England, which was 'Rock Until ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN On DISTURBED's Maturity: 'We're More At Ease With Wearing Our Heart On Our Sleeve'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist David Draiman spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent European headline tour, their first in nearly a decade: David: ...

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Video Premiere: DEATH ANGEL's 'I Came For Blood'

The official JayLaced Productions-produced music video for the song "I Came For Blood" from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "Humanicide", which is being released today (Friday, May 31) via Nuclear Blast Records. With "Humanicide", DEATH ANGEL has ...

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CHEVELLE Re-Teams With Producer JOE BARRESI For New Album

CHEVELLE has entered Joe's House Of Compression studio in Pasadena, California with producer Joe Barresi (KYUSS, MELVINS, THE JESUS LIZARD) to begin recording its new album for a tentative early 2020 release. Earlier this month, drummer Sam Loeffler spoke HardDrive Radio about the upcoming follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor", saying: "We've only done about ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER: 'We Like To Grab An Audience By Their Short-And-Curlies And Pull Very Hard'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's international momentum: John: "It's a big world, but it's getting smaller these days. After we kind of got over [guitarist] Mark's [Gallagher] accident [Editor's note: ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says Producer 'MUTT' LANGE 'Deserves All The Credit' For 'Hysteria'

Guitar Interactive magazine's Jonathan Graham conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen during the band's 2018 "Hysteria" anniversary tour. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the political themes DEF LEPPARD explored on "Hysteria" are still relevant today: Phil: "Nothing changed 2,000 ...

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