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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Opens Up About CHESTER BENNINGTON

According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK co-vocalist Mike Shinoda opened up about his relationship with late singer Chester Bennington in a new interview with Kerrang! magazine. Shinoda revealed: "I spent more time with Chester than anyone else in my adult life, except for my wife. We were always around each other. People would ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Says 60% Of METALLICA's Audience On Stadium Tour Were 'Casual Fans' Who Only Owned 'Black' Album

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. Shadows says that the majority of the people who came to see METALLICA during the two bands' joint summer 2017 stadium tour are "casual fans" who only have a copy of the San Francisco heavy metal legends' multi-platinum 1991 album. METALLICA's first North American trek in eight years, which was seen by ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Plan On 'Revisiting' DREAM THEATER Material Once SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour Ends

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Chile's Video Volante. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent detours away from progressive metal: Mike: "Even though I made my name in progressive music with DREAM THEATER for twenty-five years, I could ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: If You're Relying On Backing Tracks, You're Doing Something Wrong

TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy and bassist Paolo Gregoletto were recently interviewed by Germany's Pitcam.tv. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On including more screaming vocals on the group's new album, "The Sin And The Sentence": Matt: "[2015's] 'Silence [In The Snow]' didn't have it because we ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Wanted To Do 'Something Cool' With Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'

Kat Mykals from the Evansville, Indiana radio station 103 GBF recently interviewed AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's latest release, "The Stage", being an "evolving album": Johnny: "Well, it was just the idea of basically releasing the [bonus] songs ...

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LINKIN PARK's CHESTER BENNINGTON Tribute Concert To Be Streamed Live

One week from tonight, the surviving members of LINKIN PARK will celebrate the life of their friend and bandmate Chester Bennington with an unforgettable night of music at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The one-night-only show sold out immediately, but now fans will have another chance to experience this historic concert event. "Linkin Park ...

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METALLICA: London Pop-Up Shop To Open This Week

Ahead of its sold-out U.K. tour, METALLICA has announced it will launch a pop-up store in London. It will be open from October 18 through October 24 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., except for October 24, when it will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is located in the pop-up hot ...

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LES CLAYPOOL Recalls His METALLICA Audition On LARS ULRICH's 'It's Electric!' Show (Video)

Lars Ulrich interviewed PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool on for the October 1 episode of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. During the chat, Les talked about auditioning for the then-vacant bassist slot in METALLICA following the September 1986 death of the group's previous bassist, Cliff Burton. "I got ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER Says Making New ACT OF DEFIANCE Album Was 'Seamless'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE drummer Shawn Drover. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for ACT OF DEFIANCE's forthcoming sophomore album, "Old Scars, New Wounds": Shawn: "The main difference in songwriting ...

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KORN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Members To Perform With LINKIN PARK At CHESTER BENNINGTON Tribute Concert

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. Shadows and Synyster Gates, KORN's Jonathan Davis, SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan, the members of BLINK-182, BRING ME THE HORIZON's Oli Sykes, YELLOWCARD's Ryan Key, Machine Gun Kelly and Kiiara will perform with the surviving members of LINKIN PARK at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles ...

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Watch LARS ULRICH's Full Interview With DAVE GROHL

Lars Ulrich interviewed FOO FIGHTERS leader Dave Grohl on a recent episode of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. During the chat, which can now be seen in its entirety below, Grohl told the the story of how FOO FIGHTERS became Mick Jagger's backing band on "Saturday Night ...

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