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GEOFF TATE Joined By Professional Opera Singer MICHELLE LAJEUNESSE For 'Suite Sister Mary' Performance In Portland (Video)

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was joined by professional opera singer Michelle Lajeunesse on stage on October 10 at the Star Theater in Portland, Oregon to perform the band's classic song "Suite Sister Mary". Video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Tate is still celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album ...

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GREAT WHITE Has 'A Lot Of Ideas' For Next Studio Album

GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall has confirmed to Travis of the North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF that the band is planning to release a new studio album in 2020. The effort will mark GREAT WHITE's first collection of new material with singer Mitch Malloy, who joined the band last year following the departure of ...

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NOTHING MORE Will Be '100 Percent Focused On The Next Record' In 2020

Travis of North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF recently conducted an interview with NOTHING MORE guitarist Mark Vollelunga and bassist Daniel Oliver. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the oftentimes "intense" nature of NOTHING MORE's live shows: Mark: "We put a ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of SLAYER's Entire ROCK IN RIO Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of SLAYER's entire October 4 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Delusions Of Saviour (intro, played over PA) 02. Repentless 03. Postmortem 04. Hate Worldwide 05. War Ensemble 06. Disciple 07. Seasons In The ...

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ROB ZOMBIE On Directing Ailing Actor SID HAIG's Final Performance In '3 From Hell': 'It Was Very Complicated'

Rob Zombie recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new feature film, "3 From Hell". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On revisiting the Firefly characters, who were originally featured in 2003's "House Of 1000 Corpses" and 2005's "The Devil's Rejects": ...

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Video Premiere: LIFE OF AGONY's 'Black Heart'

LIFE OF AGONY has released the official music video for the song "Black Heart" from the band's forthcoming concept record, "The Sound Of Scars", due on October 11 via Napalm. On October 12, 1993, LIFE OF AGONY's iconic debut, "River Runs Red", was released. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest metal records ...

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Legendary MOUNTAIN Drummer CORKY LAING Releases 'Toledo Sessions' Solo Album

Half a century after his first MOUNTAIN rehearsals, Corky Laing, the legendary drummer and songwriter, shows no signs of slowing down. On September 27, Corky released his first studio album in decades, "Toledo Sessions", via Prudential Records. The excitement brought on by the new repertoire is reminiscent of the classic MOUNTAIN albums "Climbing!" and "Nantucket ...

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Listen To New CATTLE DECAPITATION Song 'Bring Back The Plague'

"Bring Back The Plague", a brand new song from San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, titled "Death Atlas", which will be released on November 29 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was once again recorded at Denver's Flatline Audio with producer Dave ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'The Memory Remains' With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Last month, METALLICA played two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with the symphony at the Berkeley Community ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR's 'Space Between' Short Film

"Space Between" is an experimental short film based on SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's concept album of the same name. The movie follows the main character, John, through a gluttonous and greed-filled arc of his life where newly inherited money consumes him as he chases an endless circle of drugs, gambling and parties. After bottoming ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Operation: Mindcrime' In Santa Clarita, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's September 27 performance at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, California can be seen below. Geoff has spent the last couple of years celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album by performing the LP in its entirety on European and U.S. tours. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Is 'Happy' To Get Questions About Why He Doesn't Growl On OPETH Albums Anymore

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked how annoying it is for him to constantly get questions about his decision to drop the "growling" vocals from the band's albums. He responded (see video below): "Well, it's not annoying. I get that question ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Is 'Stronger Than Ever': 'There's Not Going To Be Any Lineup Changes Anymore'

Prior to FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's performance in Toulouse, France on September 15, guitarist Michael Gilbert spoke with Metal Exhumator. The full conversation can seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's European "Killfest Part II" tour with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION: Michael: "The first half went so well that they said, ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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