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New AMON AMARTH Drummer Says His 'Input' Was Welcomed On 'Berserker'

AMON AMARTH drummer Jocke Wallgren recently spoke with Jake Patton of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new album, "Berserker", which marks his recording debut with the group: Jocke: "I'm really stoked. I was more spooked earlier on when we started with the 'Jomsviking' ...

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Video Premiere: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' 'The Boogieman Surprise'

Fresh off a triumphant seven-city North America tour this week, which included a stop at the famous Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES have unveiled the brand-new song "The Boogieman Surprise". At the aforementioned L.A. performance, Steven Tyler, the AEROSMITH frontman and longtime musical partner of Joe Perry, turned up for a guest ...

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DREAM THEATER To Record Show On 'Scenes From A Memory' 20th-Anniversary Tour For Future Release

PureGrainAudio recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the members of DREAM THEATER leaving their families and home lives to record their latest album, "Distance Over ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On Former Bandmates: 'They Like To Say Bad Things About Me,' But 'I Wish Them All The Best'

VikingDave recently conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen. You can listen to the chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind his new blues album, "Blue Lightning": Yngwie: "It's interesting because for the last, I don't know, 30 years, people always say ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Undergoing Surgery On Both Knees

Corey Taylor is recovering after undergoing surgery on both his knees. Earlier today (Friday, May 10), the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman posted an Instagram photo showing him lying in bed and flashing a smile for the camera while wearing a hospital gown and cap. He included the following caption: "Surgery in both knees today- ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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DROPKICK MURPHYS Announce Fall 2019 Tour With CLUTCH, HATEBREED

DROPKICK MURPHYS will kick off fall 2019 with a coast-to-coast tour featuring CLUTCH, launching September 20 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Joined by HATEBREED on most dates, plus special guests AMIGO THE DEVIL and Russ Rankin of GOOD RIDDANCE on select dates, the tour wraps October 15 at the WAMU Theater in Seattle, ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS: 'I Don't Have Any Shortage Of Musical Ideas'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently appeared on the "Talk Toomey" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 17-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography, both with DREAM THEATER and as a solo artist: Jordan: "As long as there's a keyboard around, or ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Postpones All 2019 Tour Dates

Ozzy Osbourne has announced the postponement of all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The BLACK SABBATH singer fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required ...

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