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JOHN COOPER: 'I Never Wanted To Sing To Only Religious People. That's The Opposite Of What SKILLET Is All About'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" conducted an interview with SKILLET frontman John Cooper at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the creative process of putting together a graphic novel and the band's latest studio album, "Victorious": John: "It was interesting. ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman On RALPH SANTOLLA: 'He Was One Of The First Really Skilled Lead Players In Death Metal'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Schmier of German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) . On new second guitarist Damir Eskić: Schmier: "Damir, he's been a friend of the band. We met some years ...

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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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TRIXTER Drummer Steps Out Front For New Solo Single, 'With You...'

After rocking the world with MTV hair band TRIXTER for three decades, former New Jersey resident Mark Gus Scott steps out from behind the drums to stand center stage for his lead vocal debut and share something very special. The rock-star-turned-adult-contemporary-solo-artist's latest release, "With You..." , is an emotional, passionate and heartfelt ballad the likes ...

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LIV SIN Joined By SOILWORK's BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID For 'Hope Begins To Fade' Video

Following on from the acclaimed "Follow Me" album, Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakeable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), the band returns with the powerful and hard-hitting album "Burning Sermons". Channeling their love of classic heavy metal with a bruising modern edge, "Burning Sermons" is a riff-heavy collection, showcasing the band's innate ...

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Video Premiere: FOZZY's 'Nowhere To Run'

"Nowhere To Run", the new video from FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2017's "Judas" album, tentatively due in the spring of 2020 via RED Music. Jericho recently said that ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Helix'

"Helix", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. "Helix" is the title track of AMARANTHE's fifth album, which was released last October ...

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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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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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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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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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Fear Inoculum - TOOL

Art-metal legends TOOL took their time between releases in the past. There were three to five-year-long interims between TOOL's albums from 1993's "Undertow" through 2006's "10,000 Days". Yet, since that last release, there has been a whopping 13-year wait for fans. Finally, frontman Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin ...

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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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GEEZER BUTLER's Wife To Be Honored At LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS' 35th-Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Gloria Butler, music manager and wife of BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler, will be honored at international non-profit Last Chance for Animals' (LCA) star-studded 35th-anniversary fundraising gala, set to take place on Saturday, October 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The "Glamorous Hollywood Night"-themed event honors prominent individuals who have made a ...

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