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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Bassist Defends A PERFECT CIRCLE's No-Cell-Phone Policy

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael has defended A PERFECT CIRCLE's strict no-cell-phone policy at all concerts, saying that the Maynard James Keenan-fronted outfit regularly performs previously unreleased material that should not be experienced for the first time through a low-quality YouTube recording. It was reported in early November that more than 60 concertgoers ...

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TOOL's DANNY CAREY And MASTODON's BRENT HINDS To Release LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN Debut In February

LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN will release its self-titled debut album on February 9, 2018 via Dine Alone Records. The track "Shipswreck", taken from the upcoming disc, can be streamed below. LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN is a genre-destroying supergroup featuring TOOL's Danny Carey on drums, MASTODON's Brent Hinds on guitar, director Jimmy Hayward ("Jonah Hex") on ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Guitarist Once Again Defends 'No-Cell-Phone' Policy At Concerts: 'We Would Like You To Be With Us, Present'

A PERFECT CIRCLE's Billy Howerdel has once again defended the band's strict no-cell-phone policy at all concerts, saying that it's "rude" for anyone to be "sticking your phone up in front of the face of the person behind you." The guitarist's latest comments come a month after it was reported that more than 60 concertgoers ...

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Former TRIVIUM Members Launch BLACKNOVA

Former TRIVIUM members Travis Smith and Brent Young have rejoined forces in a new Florida-based hard rock band called BLACKNOVA. The new group is writing and recording its debut EP for a tentative spring 2018 release. The debut single, "Eclipse From Within", will be accompanied with a music video. The formation of BLACKNOVA began in ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire Paris Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of PROPHETS OF RAGE's entire November 10 performance at Le Zénith in Paris, France can be seen below. PROPHETS OF RAGE is the supergroup featuring Chuck D, Tom Morello and other members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE alongside CYPRESS HILL's B-Real. PROPHETS OF RAGE's self-titled debut album was released on September ...

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Video Premiere: A PERFECT CIRCLE's 'The Doomed'

A PERFECT CIRCLE has released the official music video for "The Doomed", the first new music to be heard from the band's expected 2018 album. The clip, which was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, arrives as the band is in the final two weeks of its North American tour. A PERFECT CIRCLE also ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE Release Music Video For 'Hands Up'

PROPHETS OF RAGE's music video for the song "Hands Up" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which was released on September 15. The disc was recorded with legendary producer Brendan O'Brien who has done notable work with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE. PROPHETS OF RAGE is ...

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MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Responds To Fans Over 'No Photos' Policy

According to The Pulse Of Radio, A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued a brief response to fans following reports that more than 60 concertgoers were ejected from an APC show over the weekend for taking photos in violation of the band's stated policy. After a fan complained about the policy on Instagram, ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Others Set For 2018 WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BILLY IDOL, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH lead the bill for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, as Florida's biggest rock experience grows to three days — April 27-29 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Corey Taylor says: "STONE SOUR ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE: Preview Of AUDIENCE NETWORK Concert Special

Tune in Friday, November 3 to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special "Prophets Of Rage" on AT&T Audience Network via DirecTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DirecTV Now. Airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT the one-hour event titled "Prophets Of Rage" features a full, live concert shot on location at ...

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DIMEBAG's Longtime Girlfriend Says PANTERA 'Definitely' Would Have Reunited Had He Not Been Murdered

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney was recently interviewed by the "Talk Toomey" podcast about a number of topics, including "Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over", the upcoming DVD/CD set featuring video footage of the late PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist captured between the mid-'80s and his later years. You can ...

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MICHAEL AMOTT On Not Writing With JEFF LOOMIS: 'He Has A Great Style, But It's Not Really ARCH ENEMY Style'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott was recently interviewed by Greece's Rock Pages. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On not including guitarist Jeff Loomis in the writing process for new album "Will To Power": Michael: "I write all the music with Daniel [Erlandsson], our drummer, ...

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Hear New A PERFECT CIRCLE Song 'The Doomed'

A brand new A PERFECT CIRCLE song titled "The Doomed" can be streamed below. The track's release follows Friday's (October 13) fifteen-second tease from A PERFECT CIRCLE's official Twitter account and singer Maynard James Keenan recently hinting that a new APC album was on the way. "Fourteen years have passed since we released 'eMOTIVe'," said ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'When I Made Angry Music, It Was Horrible Music'

Poland's E-GitarzystaTV recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician and producer Devin Townsend. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he approaches the guitar in terms of songwriting: Devin: "I love guitar. I have played guitar for thirty-five years. And when I was a teen, like ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'STRYPER Sucks'

Sebastian Bach has once again slammed Christian rockers STRYPER, saying that their music "sucks." The feud beween the former SKID ROW singer and STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet began in November 2016 when Sweet shared a video on Facebook of 16-year-old emerging artist Moriah Formica perfoming the SKID ROW track "I Remember You", along with the ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE's Debut Album Makes Global Impact

PROPHETS OF RAGE's self-titled debut album, released on September 15 by Fantasy Records, scored top chart entries in multiple countries across the globe in its first week. The album sold more than 21,000 copies in the U.S., entering Billboard's Top 200 Album chart at No. 16. The set's strong international chart showings include a No. ...

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Add Violence - NINE INCH NAILS

Many have been eagerly awaiting "Add Violence" since Trent Reznor said we should expect a trilogy of Eps; the first, "Not the Actual Events", surfaced in December of 2016. Though Reznor is the infamous heart and soul of NINE INCH NAILS, he is rejoined by his longtime collaborator/cowriter Atticus Ross, the duo has worked on ...

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