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Welcome To My Nightmare - ALICE COOPER

In 1975, ALICE COOPER, along with his innovative manager, Shep Gordon, decided it was time to use the momentum and attention generated in the previous six or so years and shift everything to a higher gear. Alienating some of his long-time fans, he disbanded the group ALICE COOPER and literally became ALICE COOPER by legally ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Frontman Defends NICKELBACK

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan defended NICKELBACK and its chief songwriter, frontman Chad Kroeger, in a new interview with the "Joe Rogan Experience". After Rogan took a shot at the Canadian rockers, like so many people tend to do, Corgan responded: "I don't know enough about their world, but ...

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HELLOWEEN: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of 'Pumpkins United' Concert In Stuttgart

Fan-filmed video footage of the HELLOWEEN's November 11 concert in Stuttgart, Germany as part of the band's "Pumpkins United" world tour can be seen below. The trek features former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. ...

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MARKUS GROSSKOPF On HELLOWEEN's 'Pumpkins United' Reunion Tour: 'It's Getting Better And Better Every Day'

Brazil's Heavy Talk conducted an interview with bassist Markus Grosskopf of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to the band's October 31 "Pumpkins United" show at Pepsi On Stage in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The "Pumpkins United" tour features former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists ...

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SAXON To Release 'Thunderbolt' Album In February; Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release their 22nd studio album, "Thunderbolt", on February 2 via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" was once again helmed by producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH, ACCEPT and TESTAMENT, among others. The disc will feature original artwork by ...

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BILLY CORGAN Releases Music Video For 'Aeronaut'

Two-time Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan today shared a new music video for "Aeronaut", off his critically acclaimed new solo album, "Ogilala". The clip is a 2D preview of a forthcoming immersive virtuality reality experience for "Ogilala". The video was created inside a 3D world that was imagined by San ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: North American 'Pumpkins United' Tour Dates Announced

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — has announced the North American leg of its "Pumpkins United" world tour. The trek will kick off on September 7, 2018 in ...

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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Admits To Using Taped Vocals During Opening Concert Of 'Pumpkins United' Tour

HELLOWEEN's Kai Hansen has admitted to using taped vocals during the opening show of the band's "Pumpkins United" world tour. The trek features the reunited expanded classic lineup of the German power metal outfit, consisting of seven musicians, including Hansen and former vocalist Michael Kiske alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner. Although ...

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HELLOWEEN Plays First Reunion Show With MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN (Video)

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — played the first show of its "Pumpkins United" world tour last night (Thursday, October 19) at Escena in Monterrey, Mexico. The concert ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: Lyric Video For 'Pumpkins United' Song

The reunited expanded classic linep of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — has released a lyric video for its brand new song called "Pumpkins United". The track, which is being made available on the ...

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Listen To Audio Sample Of HELLOWEEN's First New Song Featuring MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN

The reunited expanded classic linep of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — will release a brand new song called "Pumpkins United" on Friday, October 13. The track, which is being made available on the ...

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BILLY CORGAN Releases Video For 'The Spaniards' Solo Song

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan has shared "The Spaniards", the second track off his forthcoming Rick Rubin-produced solo album, "Ogilala". The ethereal song is available now at all digital retailers. "Ogilala" is due for release on October 13 via BMG and is available for pre-order now. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads ...

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BILLY CORGAN Says Reunion Of Original SMASHING PUMPKINS Lineup 'Has Been Knocked About'

SMASHING PUMPKINS founding member and main songwriter Billy Corgan has hinted at a reunion of the band's original lineup. Corgan has been touring under the SMASHING PUMPKINS name for several years with a newer lineup of musicians, although drummer Jimmy Chamberlin rejoined the band two years ago. More significantly, Corgan confirmed last year that he ...

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BILLY CORGAN Announces 'Pillbox', A Silent Film Set To Music From His Forthcoming Solo Album 'Ogilala'

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan today announced "Pillbox", a silent film set to music from his forthcoming Rick Rubin-produced solo album "Ogilala", due out October 13 via BMG. Corgan today also shared the film's official trailer which can be seen below. "I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch ...

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STEELHEART Releases Video For 'Lips Of Rain'

"Lips Of Rain", the new video from STEELHEART — the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic, whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band — can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's new album, "Through Worlds Of Stardust", which will be released on September 15 via Frontiers ...

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New STEELHEART Song 'Come Inside' Available For Streaming

STEELHEART — the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic, whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band — will release its new album, "Through Worlds Of Stardust", on September 15 via Frontiers Music Srl. Another song from the disc, "Come Inside", can be streamed below. Says Miljenko: "I cannot express how ...

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ANVIL Completes Recording New Album 'Pounding The Pavement'

Canadian cult metal act ANVIL has completed recording its new album, "Pounding The Pavement". Drummer Robb Reiner states: "The birth of the tracks has yielded much classic ANVIL gold!! Without doubt, all pounders will find songs emerge as their favorites. Mixes of tracks to flow soon for us. [We're] very excited to hear the polished ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Says HELLOWEEN Doesn't Want Him To Take Part In 'Pumpkins United' Tour

Chris Akin from "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of German melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MASTERPLAN's new "PumpKings" album, which features re-recordings of songs Grapow wrote while he was in HELLOWEEN: Roland: "When you ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Says He Wasn't Asked To Take Part In HELLOWEEN's 'Pumpkins United' Tour

Former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow says that he wasn't invited to take part in the band's upcoming "Pumpkins United" tour. The trek, which will kick off in October, will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material ...

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HELLOWEEN: First Video Footage From 'Pumpkins United' Tour Rehearsals

Video footage from the rehearsals for HELLOWEEN's "Pumpkins United" tour can be seen below. The trek will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. Asked who was the first to suggest ...

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Watch STEELHEART's Video For New Single 'You Got Me Twisted'

STEELHEART — the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic, whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band — will release its new album, "Through Worlds Of Stardust", on September 15 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official video for the second single from the disc, "You Got Me Twisted", can be seen ...

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New Grunge Musical Could Feature Music From NIRVANA And SOUNDGARDEN

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a Seattle theater is currently developing a grunge musical that could feature songs from some of the genre's most iconic artists, including NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN and ALICE IN CHAINS. As first reported by Rolling Stone, the Seattle Repertory Theatre has commissioned the project, which will feature an original story about ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announces Fall 2017 U.S. Tour

A PERFECT CIRCLE, which recently wrapped up a sold-out U.S. tour, will return to the road this fall, kicking off a North American trek at the Aftershock festival on October 21. Tickets for all non-festival shows are on-sale this Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages will be available simultaneously. Tour dates: ...

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