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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Is 'Disappointed And Disheartened' By VINNIE PAUL's Exclusion From GRAMMY AWARDS' 'In Memoriam' Segment

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale says that she is "disappointed and disheartened" that Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, HELLYEAH), Oli Herbert (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Kyle Pavone (WE CAME AS ROMANS) "were not acknowledged" in the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. This year, The Recording Academy recognized Mac Miller, who passed away last ...

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Guitarist JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Looking For Inspiration'

Guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) recently spoke with WSOU 89.5 FM — the South Orange, New Jersey-based college radio station of Seton Hall University — about "Invasion", the forthcoming new album by his solo band JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: 'I Feel Like I Owe Him A Real Debt Of Gratitude'

Devin Townsend says that he owes Chad Kroeger "a real debt of gratitude" for giving him invaluable career advice. Last August, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's upcoming "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike ...

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FOREIGNER Announces Search For Original 'Juke Box Hero'

The search is on for the original "Juke Box Hero", the die-hard fan who inspired FOREIGNER's eponymous hit song. FOREIGNER founder, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones and original lead singer Lou Gramm wrote the song following a memorable encounter with a fan at a sold-out show. Interest in the identity of the person was ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON In Horror Comedy Series 'The Midnight Snack'

SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, a.k.a. DJ Starscream, plays the lead role of John in Deathaus Films' new offbeat horror/comedy project "The Midnight Snack". For his character transformation, Sid's numerous tattoos, including his trademark gas mask face tat, neck ink, and transformers hand tattoos were all covered by expert FX make-up artist and "Face Off" (SyFy) alumni ...

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SIXX:A.M. Films New Video

SIXX:A.M. filmed a new video on Wednesday, December 19. A new photo of bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist DJ Ashba, singer James Michael and drummer Dustin Steinke was posted on the band's Instagram page last night, along with the caption: "Did ya miss us? Shooting a new video" SIXX:A.M. hasn't released any new music in two ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is Working On 'Trilogy Project' For 2019 Release

Nikki Sixx is working on a "trilogy" project for a 2019 release. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist, who said last year that he was "unofficially retired" from touring, discussed his plans in an Instagram post. "Officially start working on a new album tomorrow as part of my trilogy project for 2019," he wrote. "Very excited to ...

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NITA STRAUSS On JILL JANUS's Suicide: 'I Did Not See It Coming'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that she was surprised by the death of her THE STARBREAKERS bandmate Jill Janus. Janus, who was also the frontwoman for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own ...

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JOHAN SÖDERBERG On The Best Part Of Being In AMON AMARTH: 'You Get To See The Whole World And Meet People Who Like What We Do'

DJ Jesse of the WSOU radio station recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On putting together AMON AMARTH's new retrospective documentary and live DVD, "The Pursuit Of Vikings: ...

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STEVE VAI Says 'Generation Axe' Tour 'Turned Out So Much Better Than We Could Have Ever Expected'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Jedd Beaudoin of the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and KMUW). On the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours — which also feature Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin ...

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See SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON Like You've Never Seen Him Before In Photos From Horror Comedy 'The Midnight Snack'

SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, a.k.a. DJ Starscream, plays the lead role of John in Deathaus Films' new offbeat horror/comedy project "The Midnight Snack". For his character transformation, Sid's numerous tattoos, including his trademark gas mask face tat, neck ink, and transformers hand tattoos were all covered by expert FX make-up artist and "Face Off" (SyFy) alumni ...

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SLASH On Returning To GUNS N' ROSES: 'It Turned Out To Be One Of The Greatest Things That I Ever Did'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was recently interviewed by syndicated radio DJ Theresa Rockface. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the music video for "Driving Rain", the first single from his new solo album "Living The Dream": Slash: "The puppets are great. Sort of the ...

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Watch KORN, GODSMACK, DEFTONES Members Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Members of KORN, GODSMACK, HELLYEAH, DEFTONES, SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST are among the musicians who took part in a special tribute to late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Featured musicians (among others): * ...

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TOM MORELLO, STEVEN ADLER, CHUCK BILLY, ADAM JONES Among Celebrity Bowlers At This Year's 'Bowl For Ronnie'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and ...

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