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TOOL's JUSTIN CHANCELLOR Featured In ERNIE Ball's New 'Striking A Chord' Podcast Series

Ernie Ball, the iconic maker of Slinky guitar strings and instrument accessories, has announced the launch of their new podcast series, "Striking A Chord". The first episode features bassist Justin Chancellor of TOOL. "Striking A Chord" is a new bi-monthly, audio-only podcast interview series hosted by Ernie Ball brand ambassador Evan Ball that features artists ...

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Former TNT Vocalist TONY HARNELL To Become First American Inducted Into Norway's ROCKHEIM HALL OF FAME

Vocalist Tony Harnell (TNT, SKID ROW, STARBREAKER) recently spoke with the "Digital Killed The Radio Star" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the art of singing: Tony: "It's just an instinct...You have to take in what the greats [do]. If you're a singer and ...

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GENE HOGLAN On 'Gracious,' 'Complex',' Open-Minded' CHUCK SCHULDINER: 'He Was A Very Brave Person'

During a recent conversation with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, veteran drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) discussed his time in the pioneering metal band DEATH, with whom he played from 1993 to 1995. "Chuck [Schuldiner] was very open-minded, and he was into having his musicians that were ...

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Video Premiere: PRETTY MAIDS' 'Serpentine'

Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS will release their new album, "Undress Your Madness", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Undress Your Madness" is PRETTY MAIDS' highly anticipated follow-up to 2016's critically and commercially successful release "Kingmaker", a record that continued the "revitalized" path that the band set out upon with the now stone ...

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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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GEORGE LYNCH: DONALD TRUMP Is An 'Idiotic Monster' And 'Complete Piece Of S**t' Who 'Doesn't Know Anything'

DOKKEN guitar legend George Lynch has slammed President Donald Trump, calling the billionaire real estate mogul an "idiotic monster" and an "egotistical, self-aggrandizing, complete piece of shit" who "doesn't know anything." The iconic musician, who has previously called himself a "very progressive person" and "liberal in [his] politics," made his latest comments during an interview ...

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SABATON's PÄR SUNDSTRÖM: 'I Like The Bands That Have Stayed True To Their Original Sound'

EMP Spain conducted an interview with guitarist Tommy Johansson and bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON prior to their June 28 appearance at Download Spain in Madrid. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the significance of SABATON releasing its new studio album, "The Great War", ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist On Inviting WOLFGANG VAN HALEN To Play Drums On His Solo Record: 'He Can Do It All'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery recently spoke with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:34 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who produced SEVENDUST's 2018 album "All I See Is War": Clint: "We had some mutual friends that ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS: 'Ghost' Performance Clip From 'Living The Dream Tour' DVD

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release "Living The Dream Tour" on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited-edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio on September 20 via Eagle Vision. A new performance clip of the song "Ghost", taken from "Living The Dream Tour", is available below. "Living The Dream ...

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Watch KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Perform 'Unleashed' In Las Vegas

Professionally filmed video footage of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE performing the song "Unleashed" on August 13 at the Space in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. "Unleashed" is taken from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's latest album, "Atonement", which was released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of ...

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SACRED REICH's PHIL RIND: 'We're Not Going To Stop Saying What We Believe In Because We're Afraid Of Losing Some Sales'

SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind recently spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Awakening": Phil: "It was really special. It took a long time to get to that point — getting ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Second Album To Be Released Via NUCLEAR BLAST

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), has inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's sophomore full-length album will tentatively be released before the end of the year. CYHRA comments: "Finally we can share this ...

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Watch VIO-LENCE Perform At PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

Psycho Entertainment has uploaded video footage of VIO-LENCE's August 18 performance at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check it out below. VIO-LENCE released three studio albums between 1988 and 1993. The group reunited soon after guitarist Phil Demmel left MACHINE HEAD in late 2018. VIO-LENCE performed its first comeback concert in ...

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ROB HALFORD Doesn't Rule Out K.K. DOWNING's Return To JUDAS PRIEST: 'What Will Happen Will Happen'

Rob Halford hasn't ruled out the return of K.K. Downing to JUDAS PRIEST, saying that "what will happen will happen." The guitarist, who left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance, was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades his junior. As part of a question-and-answer session ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Playing With Members Of LED ZEPPELIN: 'It Was Definitely One Of The Highlights Of My Musical Career'

ALTER BRIDGE and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy says that his 2008 studio jam with the instrumental members of LED ZEPPELIN was "definitely one of the highlights of [his] musical career." Kennedy rehearsed and wrote music with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham over the course of two sessions after Page ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman: 'We've Never Held Back From Any Sort Of Emotional Outlet With Our Music'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Brandan Schieppati of California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH prior to the band's August 17 concert at The Kingsland in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers BLEEDING THROUGH's 2018 ...

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