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Read Excerpt From PARADISE LOST's Official Book, 'No Celebration'

Decibel Books has posted an excerpt from "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost", which can be read below. The excerpt heavily features Music For Nations founder Martin Hooker, who passed away last month. Authored by American writer David E. Gehlke, "No Celebration" chronicles the British doom metal progenitors' groundbreaking three decades-plus career with ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's Manager ALLEN KOVAC Honored With 'Innovator Award'

Legendary music industry man Allen Kovac was awarded the prestigious "Innovator Award" at the AIM Awards in London tonight. Presented by Helen Smith, executive chair of IMPALA, a special video was sent by Sir Richard Branson, congratulating Allen and recognizing his role as an influential figure in the global music industry. Said Branson in the ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Singer Launches Atmospheric Doom Metal Band QAALM

"Reflections Doubt", the debut demo from QAALM, the new atmospheric doom metal band featuring ACT OF DEFIANCE and ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Elis (on guitar), can be streamed below. Starting a band these days may seem like somewhat of an unadorned idea. But among two creative and passionately involved music aficionados materialized a ...

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JOAN JETT On Getting 'Destroyed' By Crowd While Touring With SCORPIONS: 'I Was Covered From Head To Toe In Dripping, Gross Loogies'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Joan Jett recently spoke with disc jockeys Preston and Steve of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the motivation to start her own label, Blackheart Records, in 1980: Joan: "It was survival. ...

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SLASH On Collapse Of Music Industry: 'All The Warning Signs Were There, And The Record Business Didn't Want To Hear It'

Slash has lamented the state of the music industry, saying that the current market conditions are especially difficult for younger artists. Major record labels were caught off guard by new technology in the late 1990s and tried to force the issue by suing the original Napster file-sharing service out of existence rather than making partnership ...

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Video Premiere: PRETTY BOY FLOYD's 'Feel The Heat'

Frontiers Music Srl has just released the new album from PRETTY BOY FLOYD, titled "Public Enemies". The official music video for the song "Feel The Heat" can be seen below. "Public Enemies" is exactly what'd you expect from these seasoned Sunset Strip veterans — a fun record meant to be played at maximum volume to ...

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Listen To New PRETTY BOY FLOYD Song 'We Got The Power'

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from PRETTY BOY FLOYD, titled "Public Enemies", on December 1. The second track from the upcoming release, "We Got The Power", can be streamed below. "Public Enemies" is exactly what'd you expect from these seasoned Sunset Strip veterans — a fun record meant to be played at ...

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MOTT THE HOOPLE Drummer DALE GRIFFIN Dead At 67

Dale Griffin, the drummer and co-founder of the British glam-rock band MOTT THE HOOPLE, has died at the age of 67 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He passed away in his sleep on Sunday night, said Peter Purnell from Dale's record label Angel Air. Born in Ross-on Wye, Herefordshire, Griffin attended Ross Grammar ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Talks About Subliminal-Message Suicide Trial, Being Included In PMRC's 'Filthy Fifteen'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Hellbound.ca about the 25th anniversary of the the band's subliminal-message trial in Reno, Nevada as well as the 30th anniversary of the PRIEST track "Eat Me Alive" being included in Parents' Music Resource Center's (PMRC) "Filthy Fifteen" list of objectionable songs. Said Halford: "Some days you ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'I Like My Butt Better Than My Boobs'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently took part in the "Loveline High Five", a rapid-fire interview in which he provided off-the-cuff responses to questions that run the gamut from celebrity crushes to posing for Playgirl. Check out the clip below. On his first celebrity crush: Ian: "[Laughs] My first celebrity crush, that goes way back to ...

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Documentary About JUDAS PRIEST Suicide Trial, 'Dream Deceivers', Finally Released On DVD, Digital

"Dream Deceivers", the 1992 documentary about the infamous trial in which JUDAS PRIEST was accused of inserting subliminal messages into its music, was finally released on DVD and digital on August 5. Film synopsis: "Just before Christmas, 1985, 19-year-old James Vance watched his best friend Ray Belknap shoot himself to death with a .12 gauge ...

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JIMMY PAGE Talks Performing, Influences And Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College Of Music (Video)

Legendary LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page spoke to Berklee College Of Music about performing with the band, how he learned music, influences on his sound and music, and being chosen for an honorary doctorate from Berklee College Of Music. The four-and-a-half-minute clip — which was filed by 21summit Productions — can be seen below. Nearly ...

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JIMMY PAGE Delivers Berklee College Of Music Commencement Address

Nearly 900 graduates from 66 countries received degrees today at Berklee's 2014 commencement. Berklee president Roger H. Brown presented honorary doctor of music degrees to music legends Jimmy Page, Valerie Simpson, Geri Allen and Thara Memory — representatives of rock, R&B, jazz, and music education. Page delivered the commencement address to the graduating class and ...

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