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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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CARMINE APPICE Praises CLUTCH's Cover Of CACTUS's 'Evil'

Carmine Appice says that he is "very proud" to see CLUTCH recording a cover version of the CACTUS classic "Evil". On March 27, CLUTCH posted a short video from the studio in which the bandmembers could be seen laying down their rendition of "Evil". They wrote in an accompanying caption: "Back in the studio recording ...

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GEOFF TATE Recalls Recording HEAR 'N AID Charity Single With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'It Was A Petrifying Moment'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with the "Australian Rock Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring with AVANTASIA: Geoff: "It sounds like people are enjoying the show, which I think it's hard not to. It's a really good show, and very ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist On Why Band Continues To Work With Producer JASON SUECOF: 'If It Ain't Broke, Don't Try To Fix It'

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with Rustyn Rose of Metal Nation. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band continuing to deliver quality new material: Rob: "We're stubborn, and we don't want to give up. We don't want to fade out, and we ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Pack'

The official lyric video for "The Pack", a brand new song from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming ninth full-length album, "Humanicide", which will be released on May 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. Comments guitarist Rob Cavestany: "'The Pack' is ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's New Album Will Be 'Something Else,' Says JOHN 5

John 5 spoke to Totally Driven Radio about ROB ZOMBIE's forthcoming studio album, which will arrive later this year via the iconic rocker's new record label, Nuclear Blast Records. "That is gonna be something else," the guitarist said (hear audio below). "It's such a great record. We really worked hard on it. I think people ...

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REVOCATION Re-Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

REVOCATION, which has been part of the Metal Blade Records roster since 2014, has re-signed with the label. Vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson comments: "We've been on quite a journey since we signed with Metal Blade and dropped 'Deathless' back in 2014. We've released three full-length albums in just five years and each one has taken us ...

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SLIPKNOT's Manager Says CHRIS FEHN Was A Hired Gun

SLIPKNOT's business manager has fired back at Chris Fehn over the percussionist's claim that he hasn't been properly compensated for his years of touring with the group. On March 13, the 46-year-old Fehn sued SLIPKNOT's leaders, vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist Michael Shawn Crahan; the band's manager, Robert Shore; and six businesses, accusing Shore's New ...

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JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Happy With A Guitar In My Hand'

Banger TV 's Daniel Dekay recently conducted an interview with guitarist John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE). You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On jumpstarting his musical career: John: "I drove out with the drummer from MEGADETH, Chuck Behler, he was on the 'So Far…So ...

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