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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: 'I Don't Think We Ever Try To Write For The Radio Or For The Commercial Aspect Of It'

Barbara Caserta of Linea Rock conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and drummer Shannon Larkin prior to the band's March 4 concert at Magazzini Generali in Milan, Italy. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether GODSMACK's spirit is still the same after ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Calls It Quits

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE, the project featuring GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola, has called it quits. The group, which also featured Brian Carpenter on bass and Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone on vocals, released its second album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", last July via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The news of THE APOCALYPSE BLUES ...

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Veteran Tour Manager ROBERT 'BOB' DALLAS Dies

Longtime tour manager Robert "Bob" Dallas, who has worked with GODSMACK, LINKIN PARK, EVANESCENCE, SLAYER, SCORPIONS, MASTODON and EXTREME, among others, passed away on Monday, February 4. The news of Dallas's death was confirmed by his son, Robert, who wrote on Facebook: "I am saddened to say that my Father, Bob Dallas, passed away early ...

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SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK And FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Set For INKCARCERATION MUSIC AND TATTOO FESTIVAL

The Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival has announced the massive lineup scheduled to perform at its second annual event, set to feature colossal rock headliners SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Quickly becoming one of the nation's premier rock festivals, Inkcarceration — taking place this year on July 12, 13 and 14 at the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It's Great That The Young People Are Wearing Our Shirts And Listening To Our Songs'

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "intimacy" of his current "Basstory" tour: David: "That seems to be the comment we get — it's such a different concept, it's such a different thing. In ...

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LIKE A STORM Releases Music Video For 'Pure Evil'

Hard rockers LIKE A STORM have released a music video for their track "Pure Evil". The clip was shot south of Chicago by Vince Lundi at the abandoned Methodist Church of Gary, Indiana, notorious for being one of the most dangerous cities in America. Lyrically, the song addresses the dark side of religious and political ...

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GODSMACK Announces Rescheduled European Tour

GODSMACK, the Massachusetts-based band which recently had to postpone its fall European tour due to the unexpected death of the son of guitarist Tony Rombola, has announced plans for a 20-date trek in 2019. The tour is set to kick off on February 27 in London, with LIKE A STORM confirmed as direct support. Tickets ...

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GODSMACK Drummer On Band's 'Conscious Effort' To 'Mature': 'We Didn't Look At It Like A Sellout'

Prior to GODSMACK's performance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California on October 13, drummer Shannon Larkin spoke with Two Doods Reviews. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band ever gets sick of playing certain songs: Shannon: "It's not really like that. The ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Says It Was 'A Huge Honor' To Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick says that it was "a huge honor" to take part in a special tribute to late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Joining Broderick for a cover of the PANTERA classic "A New ...

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Watch KORN, GODSMACK, DEFTONES Members Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Members of KORN, GODSMACK, HELLYEAH, DEFTONES, SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST are among the musicians who took part in a special tribute to late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Featured musicians (among others): * ...

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SHINEDOWN Guitarist Recalls Group's 'Some Kind Of Monster' Moment

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers recently spoke with Two Doods Reviews. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new single, "Get Up", the lyrics for which were inspired by bassist Eric Bass's battles with depression: Zach: "We started writing the same way that we always ...

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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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SHINEDOWN Unveils Video For Powerful New Single 'Get Up'

SHINEDOWN's new single, "Get Up", has quickly found its way into the hearts and minds of many people and for good reason — the moving, uplifting track offers hope and encouragement in the face of personal struggles, whatever they may be. For frontman Brent Smith, the song was born out of watching his friend, SHINEDOWN ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: 'We're Not Metal; We Never Really Were Metal'

GODSMACK front man was recently interviewed by Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On their current co-headlining summer tour with SHINEDOWN: Sully: "Between us and SHINEDOWN, I really feel like we've put together a great ...

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