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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Says He 'Never Practiced' Guitar: 'I Played As If I Was Performing'

In a new interview with United Rock Nations, legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was asked if he spent "many hours each day practicing" his guitar playing when he was a kid. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I didn't practice. I never practiced — never practiced ever. I played as...
July 22, 2024
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Watch: ACCEPT Joined By JUDAS PRIEST's ANDY SNEAP For 'Balls To The Wall' Performance In Athens

German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT were joined by their longtime producer — and JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist — Andy Sneap on stage earlier today (Sunday, July 21) at the Release festival in Athens, Greece for a performance of the ACCEPT classic "Balls To The Wall". Video of his appearance...
July 21, 2024
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AGNOSTIC FRONT Has Written Eight Songs For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with Prescription Punk Rock, vocalist Roger Miret of New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT confirmed that he and his bandmates are working on material for the follow-up to 2019's "Get Loud!" album. "We're currently writing right now," he said. "We've got about eight songs." Ask...
July 21, 2024
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STEVEN WILSON Struggles To Hear That It's Not Him Singing A.I.-Created Songs: 'This Is Uncanny, Almost Surreal'

Acclaimed British musician, singer-songwriter and record producer Steven Wilson has expressed his concern for the rise of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in the music industry. His comments come after several songs used A.I. technology to "clone" his vocals and create new tracks. Wilson, who has been...
July 21, 2024
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ROB HALFORD: 'JUDAS PRIEST Has Been Defending The Faith Of Heavy Metal Since We Began'

In a new interview with Elena Rosberg of link textRadiocast BG, Rob Halford was asked about the significance of the album title "Invincible Shield" for a band like JUDAS PRIEST. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "JUDAS PRIEST has been defending the faith of heavy metal, not just the...
July 19, 2024
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SHARON OSBOURNE Claims BRUCE DICKINSON Was 'Eaten Up With Jealousy For' OZZY During 2005 OZZFEST

Sharon Osbourne has once again accused Bruce Dickinson of being "jealous" of Ozzy Osbourne. The IRON MAIDEN singer was involved in a verbal battle with Ozzy's wife and manager nearly two decades ago when his band was pelted with eggs, lighters and ice during the final performance of its headlining p...
July 17, 2024
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Watch: RICHIE FAULKNER Performs ELEGANT WEAPONS' 'Do Or Die' For EMGtv

Video of JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner performing the ELEGANT WEAPONS song "Do Or Die" live for EMGtv can be seen below. Also available is the previously released video of him performing "Horns For A Halo". ELEGANT WEAPONS features Faulkner on guitar and Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) on vocals, alo...
July 17, 2024
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DEEP PURPLE's SIMON MCBRIDE Names 'Most Difficult' RITCHIE BLACKMORE Lick To Play

In a new interview with Greg Prato of Ultimate Guitar, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Simon McBride was asked to name the most difficult part to play that was originally written and recorded by founding PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. He responded: "Most of it is actually not too bad. There's one little...
July 16, 2024
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See KK'S PRIEST Perform In Kraków, Poland During Summer 2024 European Tour

Fan-filmed video of KK'S PRIEST's July 13 concert at Kwadrat in Kraków, Poland can be seen below. According to Setlist.fm, the setlist for the show was as follows: 01. Hellfire Thunderbolt 02. Strike Of The Viper 03. One More Shot At Glory 04. The Ripper (JUDAS PRIEST song) 05. Reap The Whirlwind 06...
July 14, 2024
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MIKE TRAMP Blasts Singers Who Are 'Hacking Their Way Through Songs Because They Will Not Accept That They're Not 23 Anymore'

In a new interview with Dawn Osborne of TotalRock, former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp, who turned 63 in January, addressed his need to adjust his singing to suit his now-lower voice. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't sit here and deny what I've done [in the studio during the WH...
July 11, 2024
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DESTRUCTION Releases Cover Of ACCEPT's 'Fast As A Shark'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have released a cover version of ACCEPT's classic song "Fast As A Shark", alongside a new visualizer video. The song is featured on the two-track 12-inch vinyl in the very limited fan edition, "No Kings - No Masters". DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Schmier stat...
July 10, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'The Experience Of A Live Show Has As Much Value As, Or Maybe Even More Value Than, It Ever Did'

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked what the biggest changes have been in his 50 years of recording music and touring. He responded: "Oh my god. Yeah, the whole landscape has changed tremendously. If you think about i...
July 9, 2024
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PAUL GILBERT Is 'In The Moment' As The End Of MR. BIG Approaches

By David E. Gehlke The release of MR. BIG's tenth and final studio album, "Ten", coincides with their farewell tour, appropriately titled "The BIG Finish". Citing the 2018 death of drummer Pat Torpey and vocalist Eric Martin's unwillingness to do long bouts of dates, MR. BIG is putting a nice, tidy,...
July 9, 2024
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FORBIDDEN Parts Ways With Guitarist STEVE SMYTH, Recruits VOIVOD's DANIEL MONGRAIN

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans FORBIDDEN have parted ways with guitarist Steve Smyth. Stepping in for Smyth as his temporary replacement for FORBIDDEN's next batch of European dates in August will be VOIVOD's Daniel Mongrain. Steve said in a statement: "Hey everybody, I've...
July 8, 2024
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Ex-ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Releases Music Video For 'Tomorrow Don't Matter Today'

American singer David Reece, who fronted ACCEPT in the late '80s, has released the official music video for the song "Tomorrow Don't Matter Today" with live footage from his recent tours of the USA and Scandinavia. The track is taken from his new solo album, "Baptized By Fire", which came out on Mar...
July 5, 2024