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A PERFECT CIRCLE Can't Stop Cameras At COACHELLA

According to The Pulse Of Radio, A PERFECT CIRCLE's ban on mobile phones and other devices that could be used to film the band's live show could not defeat fans at last weekend's Coachella festival in Indio, California. During the band's set this past weekend, either the crowd was too big or festival organizers just ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

A PERFECT CIRCLE will be the musical guests on the Monday, April 23 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band will perform several songs on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, ...

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DEVILDRIVER Is Working On Staggered-Release Double Album: 'This Will Be The Record Of Our Career'

DEVILDRIVER has written 48 songs for what is planned to be a staggered-release double album. Even though the Dez Fafara-fronted outfit has spent most of the last couple of years recording its upcoming full-length collection of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", it has also been working on material for the follow-up to 2016's ...

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TOOL Members To Host Intimate Music Clinics

TOOL members Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Adam Jones (guitar) will take part in a series of music clinics next month. The musicians will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the group's music that will include discussing their writing process, dissecting tracks, as well as having an open question-and-answer discussion. Ticket holders will ...

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MIKE DEAN Says CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Was 'Still On Our Games' When Writing 'No Cross No Crown'

The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series conducted an interview with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist Mike Dean prior to the band's February 27 concert at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California, in support of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working guitarist/vocalist Pepper ...

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TOOL On New Album Recording Sessions: 'All Systems Are Go'

TOOL has released an official update on the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. The disc is being helmed by Joe Barresi, an acclaimed producer who has worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, VOLBEAT and SLIPKNOT, and who engineered and mixed TOOL's last LP, 2006's "10,000 Days". In a post on TOOL's web site and ...

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Video Premiere: A PERFECT CIRCLE's 'Disillusioned'

A PERFECT CIRCLE's Alex Howard-directed video for the song "Disillusioned" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, "Eat The Elephant", which will be released on April 20 via BMG. The disc arrives following years of anticipation and speculation, which reached a fever pitch as the outfit helmed by Maynard ...

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TOOL Begins Recording New Album

According to a new Instagram post from TOOL guitarist Adam Jones, the band has finally entered the studio to begin recording its next LP. Last month, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed that he had finished writing the "words and melodies" to all but one new song for the new disc. Jones later wrote on ...

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PEPPER KEENAN On Returning To CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: 'I Felt Like The C.O.C. Chapter Of My Life Wasn't Over'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan was interviewed on the January 12-14 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's new album, "No Cross No Crown": Pepper: "Making a record, for us ...

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TOOL Is 'Looking To Go Into The Studio' Very Soon

TOOL drummer Danny Carey spoke to Ireland's Overdrive about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" album. "It's all coming together really well," he said. "We'll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully we'll have ...

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No Cross No Crown - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has returned with its best album in 22 years. The group has never released bad or subpar music, but since Pepper Keenan removed himself from the picture to focus upon DOWN, the unit lost its momentum and magic. Now that the charming frontman has returned to the fold, the group has repossessed ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer On Band's Early Years: 'We Were Always Into Metal; We Just Couldn't Play It Too Good'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin was recently interviewed by George Burnz of the "Full Metal Racket" show. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the surprisingly fertile nature of the North Carolina music scene: Reed: "Raleigh always had a good rock scene, punk rock scene ...

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Video Premiere: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's 'The Luddite'

"The Luddite", the new video from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade, "No Cross No Crown", which is being released today (Friday, January 12) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing ...

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