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Sinister - APPICE

When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal drumming royalty, the lordly name of Appice should automatically spring to mind. Individually, Vinny and Carmine Appice have canvassed the history of heavy music in their times with BLACK SABBATH, the Ozzy Osbourne band, DIO, VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, KING KOBRA, BLUE MURDER, HEAVEN AND HELL and ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON On Leaving IRON MAIDEN In 1993: 'It Was All About Stepping Out Of What Was A Pretty Comfortable Regime'

Tom Bedell of Q104 radio station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada recently conducted an interview with Bruce Dickinson about the IRON MAIDEN frontman's new autobiography, "What Does This Button Do?" You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to write ...

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BAD WOLVES Feat. Former DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID, DIVINE HERESY Members: Debut Album Due In Spring

BAD WOLVES will release its debut album in the spring on Eleven Seven Music. The band, which is managed by Zoltan Bathory of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, consists of of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-DIVINE HERESY, SNOT), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DEVILDRIVER), guitarist Doc Coyle (VAGUS NERVE, ex-GOD FORBID), guitarist Chris Cain (BURY YOUR DEAD) and bassist ...

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JAKE E On Departure From AMARANTHE: 'We Came To A Point Where Everything Got Centered Around One Person'

Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric recently conducted an interview with vocalist Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg (ex-AMARANTHE) and guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES) of CYHRA, the new modern metal band that is rounded out by guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). A few excerpts ...

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METAL CHURCH Drummer STET HOWLAND Undergoes Spinal Tap

Former W.A.S.P. and current METAL CHURCH drummer Stet Howland underwent a spinal tap last week after he was recently diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from the B-cells in the lymphatic system. According to a post on the METAL CHURCH Facebook page, the procedure "was a ...

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DORO PESCH: 'The Fans Are Why I Get Out Of Bed Every Day'

The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch prior to her September 16 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, where she was celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of WARLOCK's "Triumph And Agony" album by performing the LP in its entirety. You can watch the ...

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JOEY JORDISON's VIMIC Is About To Sign New Record Deal

VIMIC, the new band featuring former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, is in the process of signing a new record deal for the release of its long-awaited debut album. "Open Your Omen" was originally supposed to arrive last year via Jordison's longtime label, Roadrunner, but VIMIC has since parted ways with the record company and has ...

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The Last Real Rock n' Roll - RHINO BUCKET

Let's be real here. For every ten hard rock and metal bands out there, eight are Jonesing to be one of the following: METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER, MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, FATES WARNING, JUDAS PRIEST or AC/DC. Indeed, the most emulated of these is AC/DC, a band that struck the right chord with the right rock ...

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GODSMACK Is Hoping To Release New Single In January

GODSMACK is hoping to release a new single in the first few weeks of 2018 before following it up with a full-length album by early spring. Speaking to Nivens of the 98.9 The Rock radio station at yesterday's (Saturday, June 3) Rockfest at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna stated about the ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Creator PAUL O'NEILL's Death Ruled Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

According to TMZ, Paul O'Neill, creator of the multi-platinum rock theater experience TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, died of intoxication from a mix of prescription drugs: methadone, codeine, diazepam (generic Valium) and doxylamine (an antihistamine). TMZ obtained a copy of O'Neill's autopsy report, and it also mentions other ailments he was battling, such as mild heart ...

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OF MICE & MEN Surprise-Releases Second New Song, 'Back To Me'

Inspired by the overwhelming response to previous release "Unbreakable" and the outpouring of support at live shows and fan demand for more new music, OF MICE & MEN has surprise-released its second new song, "Back To Me". Like "Unbreakable", "Back To Me" was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (IN FLAMES, ALL THAT REMAINS), mixed ...

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