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ANVIL's LIPS Floats 9/11 And JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theories

In a new interview with Brazil's Alma Hard, frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL was asked what inspired the lyrics for songs like "Truth Is Dying" and "World Of Fools" from the band's latest album, "One And Only". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Frustration wi...
July 21, 2024
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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Admits He Can No Longer Play 'Caught Somewhere In Time' Like It Is On The Record

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...
July 20, 2024
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PANTERA's Former Manager Says 'The World Needed To See' The Band Again

During an appearance on the Nashville On The Rocks podcast, Scott McGhee of 1 Degree Music Entertainment, who has worked with bands like SKID ROW, DOWN and BUCKCHERRY, and who was involved in the early stages of PANTERA's current comeback, spoke about how he first got hooked up with the legendary Ph...
July 20, 2024
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Watch: KERRY KING Plays First Concert As Support Act For LAMB OF GOD And MASTODON

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King's solo band played its first concert as the support act for LAMB OF GOD and MASTODON on Friday (July 19) at the Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. Earlier this month, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton to...
July 20, 2024
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DEF LEPPARD Shares Recap Video From First Three Shows Of Summer 2024 Stadium Tour With JOURNEY

Legendary rockers DEF LEPPARD have shared a recap video of the first three shows from the band's summer 2024 stadium tour with JOURNEY: St. Louis, Missouri (July 6); Orlando, Florida (July 10) and Atlanta, Georgia (July 13). Check it out below. DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY kicked off their co-headlining...
July 20, 2024
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METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, VAN HALEN, SCORPIONS, Others Make ROLLING STONE's 'Worst Album Covers Of All Time' List

METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, ANTHRAX, VAN HALEN and SCORPIONS are among the artists who have made Rolling Stone magazine's list of "50 Worst Album Covers Of All Time". Rolling Stone explained its process for choosing the albums this way: "Our selection criteria for the list, other than fugliness: We sk...
July 19, 2024
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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist JASON HOOK's FLAT BLACK Releases 'A Bit Of Lightning' Music Video

FLAT BLACK, the band formed by ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook, has released the official music video for "A Bit Of Lightning". The track is taken from FLAT BLACK's debut album, "Dark Side Of The Brain", which arrives today (Friday, July 19) via Fearless Records. The LP was produced...
July 19, 2024
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ATREYU Announces New Album 'The Pronoia Sessions', Shares Cover Of AUDIOSLAVE's 'Like A Stone'

American metalcore stalwarts ATREYU make a passionate return to the hearts of fans everywhere with "The Pronoia Sessions" — a new collection of eight reimagined greatest hits and two nostalgic tribute covers — due out this fall on Spinefarm. The digital release will begin streaming on October 25 whi...
July 19, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH's Original Manager Receives Honorary Doctorate In Music

Jim Simpson, the original manager of BLACK SABBATH and the undisputed king promotor of jazz and blues in Birmingham, has received an honorary doctorate in music. The University of Birmingham bestowed its award on the city's famous live music impresario at a graduation ceremony yesterday — the eve of...
July 19, 2024
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SAMMY HAGAR Says JOE SATRIANI Is 'Doing EDDIE VAN HALEN Right' On 'Best Of All Worlds' Tour: 'No One Could Complain'

During an appearance on today's (Thursday, July 18) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Naition With Eddie Trunk", Sammy Hagar spoke about his summer 2024 tour, which kicked off Saturday night (July 13) at the 20,000-capacity iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. For "The Best Of All W...
July 18, 2024
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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. SHADOWS Discusses His Evolution As A Singer

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows talked about his evolution as a vocalist. Speaking about AVENGED's early touring days, the 42-year-old singer, whose real name is Matt Sanders, said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's always a learning experien...
July 18, 2024
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When you have a legacy as indisputably colossal as DEEP PURPLE's, making new music could easily be an afterthought. But tasked with producing new albums to rival the immortal likes of "Machine Head", "Burn" and "Perfect Strangers", the hard rock legends have done a solid job of keeping their creativ...
July 18, 2024
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Hálios

Five years after releasing one of the most terrifying debut records in recent memory, Slovakia's CEREMONY OF SILENCE have become even more twisted. There are certainly a few moments on "Hálios" which could, at a push, be described as blackened death metal, or at least some skewed facsimile. But what...
July 18, 2024
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EXODUS/SLAYER Guitarist GARY HOLT: 'If You Really Believe In God, You Believe In Some Horrible F***ing S***'

In a new interview with the Scandalous Podcast, EXODUS and SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt was asked if he is spiritual at all. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, fuck no. [Laughs] No, I'm an atheist. I do not believe at all. I'm not agnostic. I follow the science. If you really beli...
July 18, 2024
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PAUL BOSTAPH On How He Approached His Drumming On KERRY KING's Solo Debut: 'There Was No Shadow Hanging Over My Head'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has launched the fourth in a series of interview videos to promote his recently released debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise". Check it out below. Asked about the writing process for "From Hell I Rise", drummer Paul Bostaph, who previously played with Kerry in SLAYER, sai...
July 18, 2024