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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
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STRYPER's OZ FOX Released From Hospital After Undergoing Latest Brain Surgery

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox has been released from the hospital after undergoing his latest brain surgery. The procedure, which will force him to sit out the band's upcoming "To Hell With The Amps" acoustic tour, was reportedly overseen by Richard G. Everson, MD at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in...
May 19, 2024
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GILBY CLARKE's Passion For Motorcycle Building Explored In New Episode Of THNKLAB MOTORS' 'Origins'

Gilby Clarke is the focus of an upcoming Thnklab Motors episode of "Origins". Best known as the former rhythm guitarist for GUNS N' ROSES, Gilby is more than just a rock icon. He's a masterful artist who channels his creative genius into building custom Harley Davidsons. Beyond the iconic riffs and...
May 18, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN On His Upcoming Autobiography: 'It Became This Monster Of A Project'

In a new interview with "THAT Rocks!", the YouTube series hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman spoke about his upcoming autobiography, "Dreaming Japanese", which will arrive on December 3 via Permuted Press. Asked why now is the right time...
May 16, 2024
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STRYPER's OZ FOX On His Latest Brain Surgery: 'I Don't Expect' Any Problems

During an appearance on yesterday's (Wednesday, May 15) installment of Waste Some Time With Jason Green, STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox discussed his latest brain surgery, which will force him to sit out the band's upcoming "To Hell With The Amps" acoustic tour. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERM...
May 16, 2024
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GOJIRA's MARIO DUPLANTIER Releases Video For New Drum Solo, 'Meteor'

GOJIRA drummer Mario Duplantier has released a video for his latest drum solo "Meteor". The clip, which was directed by Anne Deguehegny, can be seen below. In an interview with the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier was asked if he ever has arguments with Mario, who is als...
May 16, 2024
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VINCE NEIL Reveals How He Prepares For MÖTLEY CRÜE Live Shows

The latest episode of "The Allison Hagendorf Show" features the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE in an unprecedented display of emotional openness and mutual admiration, marking a first in the band's storied history. During this landmark interview, each member of CRÜE delves deep into their feelings, rev...
May 15, 2024
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MIKE TRAMP'S WHITE LION Announces Summer/Fall 2024 U.S. Tour

MIKE TRAMP'S WHITE LION, the band fronted by former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp, will embark on a U.S. tour this summer. So far the following shows have been announced: Aug. 23 - [to be announced] - Las Vegas, NV Aug. 24 - Club 44 - Glendale, AZ Aug. 29 - Arcada Theater - St. Charles, IL Aug. 30 -...
May 14, 2024
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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Release 'Monsters' Single From Upcoming 'Pirates II - Armada' Album

The pirates of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have released "Monsters", the second single from their upcoming studio album, titled "Pirates II - Armada", which is set for release on July 5, 2024 via Napalm Records. The new successor to their high-charting previous release, "Pirates" (2022),is set as high as t...
May 14, 2024
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NIKKI SIXX: It Was 'Never My Intention To Steal' JOHN 5 From ROB ZOMBIE's Band

In a new interview with The Mistress Carrie Podcast, MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx discussed his band's decision to hire guitarist John 5 as Mick Mars's replacement following the latter's announcement that he would no longer tour with the legendary rock act. Speaking about how John 5's addition to CRÜE c...
May 9, 2024
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BRET MICHAELS, DEE SNIDER, ALICE COOPER, SAMMY HAGAR And SEBASTIAN BACH Are Focus Of New 'Biography' Specials

A&E offers viewers a backstage pass to the celebrated careers of some of hard rock's greatest legends with new specials celebrating rock icons Bret Michaels (POISON),Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER),Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN) and Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW). Produced by Banger Films in ass...
May 9, 2024
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KERRY KING Wants To 'Bang Out' Second Solo Album Shortly After Completing 'From Hell I Rise' Touring Cycle

In a new interview with Brian Aberback of The Aquarian, Kerry King spoke about his return to the live stage five years after SLAYER played what was at the time being billed as the band's final gig. He said: "I'm very into playing. It's not the travel. I love going to cities, of course, but getting t...
May 9, 2024
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KERRY KING: The Official Story Of How 'From Hell I Rise' Was Made

SLAYER's "final" gig was on November 30, 2019, in the band's Los Angeles hometown. But the night marked a new beginning for iconic SLAYER songwriter/guitarist Kerry King. The band co-founder wasn't nearly finished; he had much more brutal and provocative music brewing, stages to dominate, heads to r...
May 8, 2024
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MEGADETH Announces Four-Day Fall 2024 'Megadeth In Mexico City' Experience

MEGADETH has announced a four-day experience in Mexico City, set for this fall. Scheduled for October 31 - November 3, 2024, the event will include private concerts, an acoustic breakfast show, Lucha Libre, street food tours, and deluxe accommodations at Andaz Hotel. Only 200 spots are available and...
May 5, 2024
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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'When DAVID LEE ROTH Gave Me His Phone Number, I Had It In My Brain That We Were Gonna Be Best Buddies'

In a new interview with "Paltrocast" host Darren Paltrowitz, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach reflected on the time, more than a decade ago, when he spent a 12-hour flight sitting next to legendary VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "What a great me...
May 2, 2024