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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL's Cancer Returns

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, who has been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma since 2013, has posted the following statement on his Facebook page: "I'm saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned. However, I'm beyond consolation that its return will prevent me from being able to do my job for a while. "I'm still working ...

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Freedom Conspiracy - WINO AND CONNY OCHS

It was no fluke doom-legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich and German troubadour Conny Ochs came together a few years ago. What began as tour mates immediately matured into a thing of beauty, a collaborative stroke of genius between two men who "get" one another enough to push the boundaries of acoustic rock. Wino and Ochs wield ...

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Video: New SAIGON KICK Lineup Performs In Orlando

Video footage of SAIGON KICK's new touring lineup — featuring drummer Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton) and bassist Jason Rosner — performing on May 30 at The Social in Orlando, Florida can be seen below. Bassist Chris McLernon announced his departure from SAIGON KICK on May 16, only ...

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POISON IDEA Taking Hiatus To Address 'Health Issues' And 'Personal Matters'

Upon returning from its successful European tour which lasted several weeks, long-running Portland, Oregon-based American hardcore punk outfit POISON IDEA has announced that it will be taking a hiatus for an undetermined amount of time to "address some health issues and personal matters." As a result, all previously announced POISON IDEA have been canceled. Additional ...

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Bassist CHRIS MCLERNON Quits SAIGON KICK

Bassist Chris McLernon has left acclaimed 1990s rockers SAIGON KICK, only three days after the group parted ways with drummer Phil Varone. Says McLernon in a statement: "I'm leaving my post on stage right. It's been a humbling honor to see you all, and I can't ever express sufficient gratitude for your undying dedication and ...

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SAIGON KICK Parts Ways With Drummer PHIL VARONE

Reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK has parted ways with drummer Phil Varone. Says Varone in a statement: "I have officially left SAIGON KICK effective immediately. I would like to thank all the fans for coming out to the shows over the last couple of years, it was fun to play for you. I ...

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DAVE GROHL Says KISS Inspired Him To Become Musician

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl paid tribute to KISS on Wednesday night (April 29) during the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, where the legendary band was recognized for their influence as songwriters. Grohl presented founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons with the ASCAP Founders Award while recalling when he ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Drummer PETE SANDOVAL: How 'I Fell In Love With God'

On March 7, AndrewHaug.com, Australia's first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station launched by Andrew Haug, the former host of Triple J Australia's "The Racket" radio show (originally "Full Metal Racket"; 2001-2011), conducted an interview with drummer Pedro "Pete" Sandoval (MORBID ANGEL, TERRORIZER) at the Hammersonic festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. You ...

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KATAKLYSM: 'Of Ghosts And Gods' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Montreal-based death metallers KATAKLYSM will release new album, "Of Ghosts And Gods", on July 31 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the follow-up to "Waiting For The End To Come" was created by up-and-coming dark and macabre artist Art By Surtsey and can be seen below. According to KATAKYSM, the "cover art echoes a ...

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CARCASS's JEFF WALKER On Making Of 'Surgical Steel': 'It Started Off Fun, And Then It Turned Into Complete Torture'

Ilias "Nerevarine" Kytidis of Greece's Rock Overdose recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker of reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Speaking about the recording sessions for CARCASS's comeback album, 2013's "Surgical Steel", Walker said: "It started off fun, and ...

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CANCER BATS: 'True Zero' Video Released

Canadian hardcore-punk-metal band CANCER BATS will release its fifth studio album, "Searching For Zero", in the U.S. on March 10 via Metal Blade Records. The CD features 10 tracks, including "True Zero", for which the Jim Agapito-directed video can be seen below. The iTunes version of the album will include two exclusive tracks titled "Kill ...

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Legendary THE RUNAWAYS Producer KIM FOWLEY Dies At 75

Legendary Hollywood impresario/producer Kim Fowley died earlier today (Thursday, January 15) after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 75. Fowley is best known for his role behind a string of novelty and cult pop rock singles in the 1960s, and for managing THE RUNAWAYS in the 1970s. He produced the band's 1976 self-titled ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH, PAUL STANLEY, SLASH, ALICE COOPER Join FOO FIGHTERS On Stage In Los Angeles (Video)

VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth joined FOO FIGHTERS on stage last night (Saturday, January 10) at the Forum in Los Angeles to perform two of his band's biggest hits, "Panama" and "Ain't Talking About Love". Other onstage guests included MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Trombone Shorty, Joe Walsh, Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION), Zakk Wylde ...

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SAIGON KICK: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of St. Petersburg Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK performing on December 27 at State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida can be seen below. Bassist Chris McLernon was forced to sit out the St. Petersburg concert "due to unforeseen circumstances" and was replaced by SAIGON KICK's original bassist, Tom Defile. In a ...

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Mass & Volume - PIG DESTROYER

Perhaps one of the unlikeliest breakouts in metal is PIG DESTROYER. Their superb grindcore blaster "Book Burner" was one of 2012's best slabs and for the band's fans, the long-shelved "Mass & Volume" EP finally sees the light of day. Its main attraction is to expose a different dimension to the band, especially to those ...

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POISON IDEA To Release 'Confuse & Conquer' Album Via SOUTHERN LORD RECORDINGS

Long-running Portland, Oregon-based American hardcore punk outfit POISON IDEA will release its new album, "Confuse & Conquer", in the spring of 2015 via Southern Lord Recordings. Over recent months, out of the public eye, the current POISON IDEA lineup has been intermittently raiding Audiosiege in Portland for clandestine recording and mastering sessions, covertly harnessing their ...

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CARCASS: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Entire Richmond Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of CARCASS' entire November 5 performance at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia can be seen below. CARCASS will issue a collection of previously unreleased and hard-to-find tracks this November. Titled "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel", all the songs on the EP were recorded during the sessions for "Surgical Steel", which was produced ...

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