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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On GLENN TIPTON: 'He's A Hero'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner says that the band's Parkinson's disease-stricken axeman Glenn Tipton is a hero" whose "tenacity" and songwriting style made PRIEST what it is. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's more than five years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but announced in early ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Collaborates With FEW SPIRITS On New Bourbon Finished In Tequila Barrels

Few Spirits and Warner Music Artist Services have announced All Secrets Known, a new, limited-release bourbon distilled by Few Spirits master distiller Paul Hletko in collaboration with Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling Seattle grunge pioneers ALICE IN CHAINS. Bottles feature a custom-designed label by artist Justin Helton. All Secrets Known (SRP: $75/750 ml), a nod to the ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Tour Is In The Works

Guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) recently spoke with Derek "Mr. Shred" Thomas of "Talking Shred". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to cancel his appearance with DOKKEN at this year's M3 Rock Festival after contracting pneumonia: George: "We're going to make up ...

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How Much Did Publicity Generated By KENDALL JENNER Wearing SLAYER T-Shirt Affect Band's $10 Million Merchandise Haul?

SLAYER publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald has shot down suggestion that the short-term publicity created by Kendall Jenner being photographed wearing one of the group's t-shirts contributed in any meaningful way to the $10 million merchandise haul on the legendary thrash metal act's farewell tour. "As this is SLAYER's final tour, more fans ...

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Video Premiere: LIFE OF AGONY's 'Black Heart'

LIFE OF AGONY has released the official music video for the song "Black Heart" from the band's forthcoming concept record, "The Sound Of Scars", due on October 11 via Napalm. On October 12, 1993, LIFE OF AGONY's iconic debut, "River Runs Red", was released. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest metal records ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Re-Enters Rehab For Addiction; Australia/New Zealand Tour Postponed

METALLICA has postponed its previously announced tour of Australia and New Zealand so that frontman James Hetfield can re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction. The band announced the postponement in an emotional note earlier tonight (Friday, September 27). They wrote: "We are truly sorry to inform our fans and ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'No Halos In Hell' Album Due In November

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will release its second album, "No Halos In Hell", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Letters To Myself" was produced by Jacob Hansen and co-produced by ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: Inside Look At Drum Rig (Video)

Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio recently joined Charlie Banante from ANTHRAX for an inside look at his drum rig. Watch the clip below. Earlier this year, Benante spoke to Australia's "Everblack" podcast about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He said: "There's a collection of songs so far ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Says New 'Black Anima' Album Is 'Deep, Intense And Melancholic'

Vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL recently spoke with "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience", a program on Montclair State University's student radio station WMSC 90.3. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for the band's forthcoming ...

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