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MATTHIAS JABS Says SCORPIONS 'Couldn't Continue' With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'We Gave Him All The Chances, And 10 More'

Matthias Jabs says that SCORPIONS "had to make" the decision to fire James Kottak, explaining that he and his bandmates gave the drummer "all the chances" to get better. In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Members LEMMY, PHIL CAMPBELL, 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE, WÜRZEL Featured On LEADER OF DOWN's Debut

LEADER OF DOWN, the brainchild of Grammy-nominated former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston and bass player Tim Atkinson, will release its debut album, "Cascade Into Chaos", on September 28 via Cleopatra Records. LEADER OF DOWN was formed in 2008 by Würzel and Atkinson, who busied themselves in a London rehearsal studio writing dozens of tracks ...

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New ALL THAT REMAINS Album Is 'Done,' Says PHIL LABONTE

ALL THAT REMAINS singer Phil Labonte has confirmed to "Jon's Untitled Podcast" that the band's new album is "done." As for the musical direction of the follow-up to last year's "Madness", Phil said (hear audio below): "I don't wanna start talking about what the new record sounds like yet. 'Cause we haven't talked about the ...

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Forever Warriors, Forever United - DORO

Consider 2018 a banner year for The Queen of Metal. For her 35th anniversary in the scene, Doro Pesch will be inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History in a ceremony at this summer's Wacken Open Air Festival. While the Hall is still relatively young, many fans would opine that Doro should've been a ...

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UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS To Release 'Wasteland' Album In October

The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making extraordinary music since 2009. Now they return with their fifth full-length album. 47 minutes of vital, audacious and frequently bewildering heavy psychedelia, it bears the title "Wasteland" and is instantly recognizable as Starrs's most immersive and evocative body of ...

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SCORPIONS' KLAUS MEINE Is Open To Making Another Studio Album

SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine says that the band is not opposed to making another studio album. The legendary German hard rockers' latest release, 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", was an anthology of the band's new and classic material. SCORPIONS' last full-length collection of new recordings was 2015's "Return To ...

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Listen To New VULCAIN Song 'Héros'

"Héros", a new song from French metal veterans VULCAIN, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Vinyle", which will be released on September 28 via Season Of Mist. VULCAIN comments: "We were born in the age of vinyl, and luckily the format is still here after almost losing it ...

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NASHVILLE PUSSY: 'One Bad Mother' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "One Bad Mother", a new song from NASHVILLE PUSSY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Pleased To Eat You", which will be released on September 7 via earMUSIC. Lemmy personally blessed NASHVILLE PUSSY calling them "America's last great rock 'n' roll band" — ...

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VENOM INC. Frontman On MANTAS's Heart Attack: 'Physically, You Recover, But Mentally, It's A Bit More Difficult'

Headbangers Lifestyle conducted an interview with VENOM INC. frontman Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan at this year's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held earlier this month in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the health of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" ...

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SLASH Recalls Recording Song With CHESTER BENNINGTON

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Slash revealed in a new interview with Variety that he recently rediscovered a never-before-heard collaboration between him and late LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington. The track was intended for Slash's first solo album, although he ended up recording it with late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister on vocals. ...

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SKINDRED Announces 'That's My Jam' U.S. Tour

Welsh "ragga metal" band SKINDRED has announced its return to North America in support of its new album, "Big Tings", which features the active rock radio smash "That's My Jam". The trek kicks off September 26 in Jacksonville, Florida and runs through October 12 in Tempe, Arizona. Support on the tour will come from SUMO ...

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