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EXTREME's Long-Awaited New Album Is 'Pretty Much Done'

During an appearance on this past Tuesday's (February 25) episode of "Trunk Nation: L.A. Invasion" on SiriusXM, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on its first new album since 2008's "Saudades De Rock". "It's done in a sense where it's done," he said about the new LP. "As ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says New THE DEAD DAISIES Album 'Sounds Amazing'

Prior to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's 10th Memorial Awards Gala, which took place at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 20, Doug Aldrich spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the forthcoming album from THE DEAD DAISIES, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of '30/30-150' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "30/30-150". The original track appeared on the band's sophomore album, "Come What(ever) May", which came out in 2006. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "30/30-150" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "Late in 2004 after cutting some tracks at Catamount Studios ...

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TOM KEIFER On His Years With CINDERELLA: 'I Don't Have Any Regrets'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer recently spoke with Jesse Bruce of 93.1 WMPA's "In The Basement With Jesse Bruce". The five-part conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new album, "Rise": Tom: "Stylistically, it's hard rock — blues-inspired hard rock like I've always written, kind of a straight-ahead, ...

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F8 - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Nothing engenders vitriol and scorn quite like success. By this point, everybody has pretty much decided whether they like FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH or not. One of the virtues of having such a recognizable sound is that there isn't much scope for sitting on the fence here: whether you regard the Las Vegas arena regulars ...

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URIAH HEEP Announces 50th-Anniversary U.K. Tour

Legendary progressive rock band URIAH HEEP will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a fall tour of the U.K. The six-date trek will kick off at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall on November 1 and conclude at Cardiff's St. David's Hall on November 7. Guitarist Mick Box comments: "Who would have imagined back in 1970 that URIAH ...

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JOHN BUSH On Upcoming ARMORED SAINT Album: 'We've Written Songs That Take It To A Whole Other Level'

ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush spoke to the "Shockwaves Skullsessions" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, tentatively due in late 2020 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" is being tracked with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera at the helm. "We're ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Asphyxiation' Lyric Video

"Asphyxiation", the new lyric video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is taken from ...

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RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos

RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed ...

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BRIAN TATLER Doesn't Know Why Original DIAMOND HEAD Singer SEAN HARRIS Hasn't Released Any New Music In Nearly 30 Years

Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the diversity of sounds found on their latest studio album, last year's "The Coffin ...

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DELAIN's CHARLOTTE WESSELS Wishes Interviewers Would Ask Her Less Questions About Her Gender And More About Her Music

Rhino Radio conducted an interview with frontwoman Charlotte Wessels of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN prior to the band's February 6 show at O2 Institute in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DELAIN shifting from moon-based themes to the ...

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ADRIAN SMITH On IRON MAIDEN's Three-Guitar Formation: 'If We Had Three YNGWIE MALMSTEENs, There Would Have Been A Fight After Five Minutes'

Chris Jericho of "Talk Is Jericho" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Adrian Smith of British metal legends IRON MAIDEN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "energy" that is often found at an IRON MAIDEN concert: Adrian: "It's a different energy now because it's ...

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III - DEMONS & WIZARDS

It was always a match made in heavy metal heaven, this eminently classy collaboration between BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch and ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer. The two albums the duo released in the early '00s ("Demons & Wizards" in 2000, and "Touched by the Crimson King" in 2005) delivered exactly what this joining of forces promised: ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'We All Agreed That We Would Like To Do A Third Record'

In a brand new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "The first record [2013's self-titled effort] ...

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Video Premiere: JOE SATRIANI's 'Nineteen Eighty'

Joe Satriani's new video for "Nineteen Eighty", the first single from his forthcoming studio album, "Shapeshifting", can be seen below. The clip was shot and directed by Satriani's son, ZZ Satriani, who also filmed, edited, directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary film "Beyond The Supernova" in addition to work with Sammy Hagar. Set in ...

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Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS Confirms Exit From RATT

Guitarist Chris Sanders has confirmed his exit from RATT. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band's most recent lineup, which also featured singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Is Working On New Music

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON are back in the studio working on new music. The band, which released its acclaimed sixth album "Amo" more than a year ago, is already putting together ideas for the follow-up effort. Speaking to NME at the Brit Awards 2020, frontman Oli Sykes revealed that ...

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DIRTY HONEY To Record New Music In The Spring

DIRTY HONEY, the hotly buzzed band that is giving the Millennials and Gen Z what they've been starved for — high-energy, sexy, gritty, and unapologetically-loud-AF rock'n'roll — will head to Byron Bay, Australia in early spring to record new music with producer Nick DiDia (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PEARL JAM) who produced the band's self-titled ...

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