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Reunited MASSACRE Signs With U.K.'s UNITED TALENT AGENCY

Resurrected Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have been added to the roster of U.K.'s United Talent Agency, under the representation of Ben Ward for all territories (excluding North America). The current lineup of the band features three-fourths of the original team that is responsible for the classic death metal material that became the album "From ...

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BUCKCHERRY Singer Says Live Backing Tracks Take Away From Rock Concerts' 'Spontaneity': 'They're Becoming Like Pop Shows'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with Lee Eckley of the Toronto radio station 94.9 The Rock. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring at age 48: Josh: "This is a very physically demanding gig. Thank God I went through a lot of stuff before ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Rattlehead' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Says BOB DAISLEY Is A 'Sad Old F**k' Who 'Can't Get Over The Fact' That He Was Fired From OZZY's Band

Sharon Osbourne has slammed Bob Daisley as a "sad old fuck" who "can't get over the fact" that he was fired from Ozzy Osbourne's solo band. Daisley, who played bass on the first two Ozzy solo albums, sued the Osbournes several times over unpaid performance royalties. Daisley continues to get paid his songwriting royalties for ...

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ANACRUSIS To Reunite For Special Hometown Show In December

St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metallers ANACRUSIS will once again take the stage for a special hometown show to celebrate the reissue of their entire catalog on Metal Blade Records later this year. The December 7 concert at Delmar Hall will be a three-part performance featuring all original members from the band's 1986-1993 run. Come ...

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JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI, GENE HOGLAN Among Guests On BRYAN BELLER's 'Scenes From The Flood' Solo Album

As a bassist and composer, Bryan Beller (THE ARISTOCRATS, JOE SATRIANI, DETHKLOK, STEVE VAI) has never been accused of being insufficiently driven. But nothing he's done before can truly prepare audiences for his newest release, the massively ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept album "Scenes From The Flood", scheduled for worldwide release on September 13. ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH On VAN HALEN: 'We Never Got Along'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast, David Lee Roth spoke about his decision to leave VAN HALEN in 1985 to pursue a solo career. "Why did it fracture? 'Cause all rock bands fracture," he explained. "It turns into diverse interests. People have the friction of time. And ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai 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 recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Vocalist Says Band's New Music Will Be 'Easier For The Listener To Really Grasp What's Going On'

AUGUST BURNS RED vocalist Jake Luhrs recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's upcoming tour, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of their third album, "Constellations": ...

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TAU CROSS Members Had No Idea About ROB MILLER's Admiration For 'Notorious Right-Wing Author'

Four members of the multinational punk/heavy metal collective TAU CROSS say they were "blindsided" by Relapse Records' decision to drop the band before the release of their third LP, "Messengers Of Deception". On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with Relapse because "circumstances have arisen that ...

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DISTURBED Singer Says ROGER WATERS Is 'A Very Sick Man' Who Is 'Wrapped Up In His Own Psychosis And His Own Hatred'

DISTURBED singer David Draiman, who is of Jewish heritage, has once again spoken out against a growing international movement that targets Israel. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

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HEATHEN In Pre-Production For First Album In A Decade

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans HEATHEN are in the studio working on a new album. A one-minute video in which vocalist David White and guitarist Kragen Lum reveal that they are in pre-production for the follow-up to "The Evolution Of Chaos" LP can be seen below. HEATHEN is often credited — alongside EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ...

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STATIC-X: Video Of Entire San Antonio Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X's entire June 23 concert at Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. STATIC-X kicked off its reunion tour on June 18 in Tempe, Arizona. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to late STATIC-X frontman ...

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