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Watch: VOLBEAT Frontman MICHAEL POULSEN's Death Metal Project ASINHELL Performs Live For First Time

ASINHELL, the new death metal band featuring VOLBEAT's Michael Poulsen, Marc Grewe (INSIDIOUS DISEASE, ex-MORGOTH) and Morten Toft Hansen (RAUNCHY),played its first live show ever last night (Thursday, May 30) at Pumphuset in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. P...
May 31, 2024
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JANET GARDNER: 'I Am Not Rejoining VIXEN'

Original VIXEN singer Janet Gardner has shot down rumors that she will rejoin her former band following the departure of Lorraine Lewis. Earlier today (Wednesday, May 27),Janet released the following statement via social media: "Just to clear things up…I am not rejoining VIXEN. As always, I wish th...
May 29, 2024
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VIXEN Has Already Found A New Singer Following LORRAINE LEWIS's Exit

VIXEN has announced that it has already found a replacement for recently departed singer Lorraine Lewis. Earlier today (Wednesday, May 27),the band released the following statement via social media: "Hello Foxhead Nation! First of all we want to extend a special thank you to Lorraine Lewis. We're g...
May 29, 2024
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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON On His Third Marriage: 'It's The Calmest' Relationship 'I've Ever Had'

In a new interview with Big Issue, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson said that he doesn't know whether he is qualified to advise his younger self about love. "Because I've just got married for the third time," he said. "All I can do is just talk about my relationship right now because it's the calmest I...
May 27, 2024
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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Discusses 'Perfume Of The Timeless' Single In First 'Yesterwynde' Making-Of Video

Symphonic metal veterans NIGHTWISH have released a new video in which keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen discusses the making of the band's upcoming album, "Yesterwynde", due on September 20, 2024 via Nuclear Blast. It marks the band's tenth studio LP, following on from the release of...
May 27, 2024
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VIXEN Parts Ways With Singer LORRAINE LEWIS

VIXEN has parted ways with singer Lorraine Lewis. Earlier today, Lewis released the following statement via her social media: "VIXEN Tribe and devoted fans: The band has taken a different direction, and as much as I will miss you please know that more Rock & Roll from me is on the way! "It has b...
May 26, 2024
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of NICKO MCBRAIN Performing Reimagined Versions Of IRON MAIDEN Classics With Orchestra

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain performed reimagined versions of some of the band's classic songs with The Massed Bands of His Majesty's Royal Marines on March 8 at this year's 52nd Mountbatten Festival Of Music (MFM) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Nicko played his kit, named Legacy...
May 25, 2024
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IRON BUTTERFLY's DOUG INGLE Dead At 78

IRON BUTTERFLY founding member, organist, primary composer and lead vocalist Doug Ingle has died at the age of 78. The news of his passing was shared by his son, Doug Ingle Jr., who wrote on social media: "It's with a heavy heart & great sadness to announce the passing of my Father Doug Ingle. D...
May 25, 2024
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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN On His Post-Ministroke Recovery: 'Even Holding A Drumstick, There Was Nothing There'

In January 2023, Nicko McBrain, who has been the drummer for the heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN since 1982, was at his home in Boca Raton when he suffered a stroke with partial paralysis. That was the beginning of a challenging journey of physical rehabilitation that followed rapid and precise treatme...
May 24, 2024
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IAN GILLAN: SIMON MCBRIDE Is 'One Of The Best Things That Could Have Happened' To DEEP PURPLE

In a new interview with Made In Metal, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked how he feels about the band's current guitarist Simon McBride performing songs that were originally written and recorded by Ritchie Blackmore. Ian responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, first of all, Simon i...
May 24, 2024
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Watch: Ex-SKID ROW Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL Joins EUROPE For 'Cherokee' Performance In Stockholm

Former SKID ROW singer Erik Grönwall joined veteran Swedish hard rockers EUROPE on stage earlier tonight (Thursday, May 23) at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden to perform the latter band's song "Cherokee". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. Grönwall took to his social media to shar...
May 23, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Interviewed By BRIAN POSEHN At 'Filling The Void' Event In Colorado: Video, Photos

On May 22, Geezer Butler was joined by comedian Brian Posehn at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado for a night of discussion with BLACK SABBATH's legendary bassist about his book, "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", life, and career, for an event billed as "Filling The...
May 23, 2024
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JAMES HETFIELD: It Is 'A Travesty' That MOTÖRHEAD Hasn't Been Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke about some of his recently acquired tattoos, including one that pays tribute to Lemmy Kilmister in the form of a tattoo c...
May 22, 2024
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MICHAEL ANTHONY Feels That WOLFGANG VAN HALEN 'Probably Wasn't Excited' About Being In VAN HALEN

In a new interview with Sally Steele, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was asked if he had a chance to speak to Eddie Van Halen before the legendary guitarist's passing in October 2020. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No, unfortunately, Eddie and I never had a chance to really...
May 21, 2024
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MICHAEL SWEET Fends Off Thyroid Cancer, Readies New STRYPER Album: 'I Think It's Our Best'

By David E. Gehlke STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet underwent treatment last October for a growing nodule on his thyroid. It was the latest in a series of health issues for Sweet, who previously dealt with a detached retina. Yet for the repeated trips to the doctor ("I don't like going to the doctor,"...
May 21, 2024