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OTHERWISE To Release 'Defy' Album In November

OTHERWISE will release its new studio album, "Defy", on November 8 via Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group. The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by Fox News as one of the best unsigned bands in the U.S. after their debut single, "Soldiers", ...

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GENE HOGLAN On DEVIN TOWNSEND Once Again Performing STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Material Live: 'Good On Ya'

Veteran drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DETHKLOK) recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DARK ANGEL's reunion: Gene: "It's more for the love of metal, and the love of my ...

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DANKO JONES On How Artists Make It Big Despite Being 'Mediocre': 'It All Has To Do With How Much Money Is Behind The Band'

DANKO JONES frontman Danko Jones recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's nontraditional music video for recent single "Dance Dance Dance": Danko: "We didn't really have much to do with the video. It ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY: 'Never Boring' Solo Box Set Due In October

Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. The spectacular global success of the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", with global box office takings now close to one billion U.S. dollars, was a powerful testament to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's Manager ALLEN KOVAC Honored With 'Innovator Award'

Legendary music industry man Allen Kovac was awarded the prestigious "Innovator Award" at the AIM Awards in London tonight. Presented by Helen Smith, executive chair of IMPALA, a special video was sent by Sir Richard Branson, congratulating Allen and recognizing his role as an influential figure in the global music industry. Said Branson in the ...

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New JIMMY PAGE Book, 'The Anthology', To Be Released In December; More Details Revealed

"Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is now available to pre-order from JimmyPageAnthology.com. A companion piece to "Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page", the new signed, limited edition documents Page's musical career through selected material from his rich personal archives. "Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is narrated entirely in Page's own words, and includes contextual ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's 'Bomber' 40th Anniversary Celebrated With AIRFIX's Model Bomber

The striking album artwork for iconic heavy-metal band MOTÖRHEAD's 1979 "Bomber" album was carefully created by illustrator Adrian Chesterman. Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clark and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor are shown inside the cockpit of a Heinkel in the Blitz. Lemmy, himself a collector of WWII memorabilia, insisted the plane be German. Chesterman explains: "I suggested ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER On Brother RUDOLF: He 'Completely Distorted My Personality As An Icon By Using The Flying V Himself'

Guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS) recently spoke with Alex Haber of Heavy New York. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the religious imagery in the cover art of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album, "Revelation": Michael: "The whole ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On His 'Eclectic' Career Path: 'I've Pretty Much Just Done Whatever The Hell I Want To Do'

Guitarist Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his reaction when people call him the greatest lead guitarist in thrash metal history: Marty: "You never get tired of hearing that people ...

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LARS ULRICH Says METALLICA's Concerts With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Are 'An Opportunity For New Discoveries'

METALLICA will perform a pair of shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, on Friday, September 6, and Sunday, September 8. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, mark the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's ...

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TOM KEIFER: 'Touching The Divine' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Touching The Divine", a new solo song from CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming second solo album, "Rise", which will be released on September 13 via Cleopatra Records. Timing, as the saying goes, is everything. And when you're a career artist ...

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QUEEN Jigsaw Puzzles Due In October

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release four classic QUEEN album covers as 500-piece jigsaws next month. "News Of The World", "A Night At The Opera", "A Day At The Races" and "Queen II" will be made available on October 18. The iconic art of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in ...

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LEE AARON To Release 'Power, Soul, Rock N' Roll' Live Album

Canadian rock icon Lee Aaron will release the first official live album of her long career exclusively on September 20 via Metalville Records. "Power, Soul, Rock N' Roll" was recorded during Aaron's 2017 German tour at the concerts in Balingen and Nuremberg and will be released as a CD-DVD set in digipak. In addition to ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Video

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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