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WARRANT Drummer Says He Underwent Radical Prostatectomy Following Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

WARRANT drummer Steven Sweet recently spoke with Travis of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF-FM. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current "Dirty 30" tour, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of the group's debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy ...

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Listen To New OPETH Song 'Heart In Hand'

"Heart In Hand", a new song from Swedish masters of progressive heavy rock OPETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will be ...

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UGLY KID JOE's WHITFIELD CRANE To Embark On First-Ever Solo Tour

This September, UGLY KID JOE singer Whitfield Crane will embark on his first-ever solo tour. This unique show, dubbed "Playing All The Songs", will allow Whit to play tracks from his extensive back catalog for the very first time, including songs from ANOTHER ANIMAL, MEDICATION, LIFE OF AGONY, YELLOWCAKE, RICHARDS/CRANE and, of course, UGLY KID ...

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SUM 41 Frontman On DONALD TRUMP: 'He's Not My Kind Of Guy'

SUM 41 frontman Deryck Whibley spoke to Rock Sound about the lyrical inspiration for the band's new single, "45 (A Matter of Time)", which is his commentary on the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Asked about the very political nature of the song's lyrics, Deryck said: "See, I don't look at it ...

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ATHEIST's KELLY SHAEFER Says Legendary Death Metal Producer SCOTT BURNS 'Was A True Pioneer'

One of the men credited for bringing clarity to early 1990s death metal album recordings was Tampa, Florida-based producer/engineer Scott Burns. Working out of Morrisound Recordings, Burns became the go-to guy for death metal album production, handling the seminal works of ATHEIST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CYNIC, DEATH, DEICIDE, OBITUARY and SEPULTURA, just to name a few. ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Everybody Was On The Same Page'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, drummer Mike Mangini spoke with Heavy TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his contributions to the group's latest album, "Distance Over Time": Mike: "It's great to ...

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KREATOR Replaces MEGADETH At SANTIAGO GETS LOUDER Festival

KREATOR has replaced MEGADETH on the billing of the Santiago Gets Louder festival, which is scheduled to take place on October 6 in Santiago, Chile. Joining them at the event will be headliners SLAYER, along with ANTHRAX and Chilean extreme metal pioneers PENTAGRAM. The concert at Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida is being billed as ...

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TAU CROSS Members Had No Idea About ROB MILLER's Admiration For 'Notorious Right-Wing Author'

Four members of the multinational punk/heavy metal collective TAU CROSS say they were "blindsided" by Relapse Records' decision to drop the band before the release of their third LP, "Messengers Of Deception". On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with Relapse because "circumstances have arisen that ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Athens

Rockway.gr has uploaded video footage of DREAM THEATER's July 2 concert at Gazi Music Hall in Athens, Greece. Check it out below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will ...

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RELAPSE RECORDS Explains Decision To Part Ways With TAU CROSS

Relapse Records has explained its decision to part ways with TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE. On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with ...

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BLINK-182 Releases New Song 'Happy Days'

Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 have released another new track, "Happy Days", from their highly anticipated new album via Columbia Records. "Happy Days" follows previously released songs "Generational Divide" and "Blame It On My Youth", which is currently top 10 at Alternative Radio. Since its humble beginnings in 1992 in San Diego, BLINK-182 has sold ...

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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE Slam TRUMP Over 'Unauthorized' Use Of 'Crazy Train'

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have slammed President Donald Trump for his unauthorized use of "Crazy Train" in a Twitter video mocking the 2020 Democratic primary candidates. The video, which Trump posted Thursday morning, includes doctored footage of the technical difficulties that marred Wednesday's first Democratic primary combined with the Ozzy song, dry ice effects and ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Pratteln

Fan-filmed video footage of DREAM THEATER's June 23 concert at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be seen below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will be playing some of the new ...

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Listen To New SPREAD EAGLE Song 'Grand Scam'

SPREAD EAGLE will release its first album in over 26 years, "Subway To The Stars", on August 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. The latest single from the album, "Grand Scam", can be streamed below. Founder and bassist Rob De Luca states about the disc: "Our primary intention was to go back to the egg. Not ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE Release New Single, 'Made With Hate'

PROPHETS OF RAGE, the supergroup featuring members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL, has released a new single called "Made With Hate". The track, which was produced by Brendan O'Brien, can be streamed below. In addition to bassist Tim Commerford, drummer Brad Wilk and guitarist Tom Morello, who all played together ...

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