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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Mourns Death Of His Wife

Bron Gillan, the wife of DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan, passed away on November 19, reportedly after a long illness. She was 67 years old. Ian and Bron got married in 1984 and have one daughter, Grace Gillan. Ian previously said that one of his favorite songs from his career is "Don't Hold Me Back",...
November 28, 2022
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POWERWOLF To Release 'Interludium' Album In April 2023

POWERWOLF will release a new album, "Interludium", on April 7, 2023. The LP will feature six new studio songs, including the single "Sainted By The Storm", which was already celebrated on the band's exhilarating "Wolfsnächte" 2022 headline tour, as well as one of the most intense tracks in the band'...
November 28, 2022
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KING DIAMOND Outlines Differences Between Songwriting Styles Of MERCYFUL FATE And His Namesake Band

During a recent appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond spoke about the differences in the songwriting styles between MERCYFUL FATE and his namesake band. He said: "Well, Hank [Shermann, MERCYFUL FATE guitarist] is a differ...
November 26, 2022
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'Metal Drummer Of The Year' JAY WEINBERG Of SLIPKNOT Is 'Incredibly Grateful' For The Recognition

In a new interview with WSOU 89.5 FM, SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg was asked how it felt for him to have been named No. 1 metal drummer in Modern Drummer magazine's 2022 Readers' Poll. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's awesome. I'm incredibly grateful for that recognition and...
November 26, 2022
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BUTCHER BABIES' HEIDI SHEPHERD: People Are Gonna Hear 'Weird Emotions' On Band's Upcoming Fourth Album

BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd spoke to "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about the band's upcoming fourth studio album which was recently completed with producer Josh Schroeder (LORNA SHORE, KING 810). She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We have an album that… well, it's gonna be a d...
November 25, 2022
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JEAN-PAUL GASTER Explains How CLUTCH's Songwriting Process Is 'Very Much A Collaborative Effort'

In a new interview with The Razor's Edge, CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster spoke about the fact that all four members of the band are credited with writing on the music on their latest album, 2022's "Sunrise On Slaughter Beach". Regarding his contributions to the songwriting process, he said: "Well,...
November 24, 2022
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NITA STRAUSS To Undergo Surgery For Torn Meniscus

Former Alice Cooper and current Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus in late December. The procedure will take place seven months after she first sustained the injury while on the road with Cooper. Earlier today, Strauss, who has been the in-house guitarist for...
November 24, 2022
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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist Says METALLICA Covering His Band's Songs 'Has Been An Incredible Bonus'

DIAMOND HEAD influenced a slew of early '80s thrash metal bands, in particular METALLICA, which recorded "Am I Evil?" as a B-side to their 1984 "Creeping Death" single and again included on the band's multi-platinum 1998 covers album "Garage Inc." METALLICA would record three additional DIAMOND...
November 23, 2022
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GLENN HUGHES Celebrates 25 Years Of Sobriety

Glenn Hughes is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Wednesday, November 23),the 71-year-old former DEEP PURPLE and current THE DEAD DAISIES bassist and vocalist shared an image revealing he has been sober for 25 years, 300 months, 9,132 days or 219,150 hours. He wr...
November 23, 2022
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JOSH TODD Says There Are 'No Fillers' On BUCKCHERRY's Upcoming Album

Vocalist Josh Todd of California rockers BUCKCHERRY spoke to Australia's Silver Tiger Media about the band's upcoming album. The follow-up to last year's "Hellbound" was once again helmed by producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPA...
November 23, 2022
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TONY MARTIN Says A Box Set Of His Recordings With BLACK SABBATH Will Now Arrive In 2023

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin spoke about previously announced plans to reissue the albums he recorded with the band. Martin said: "Honestly, I have no idea what's happening with it. I know it's gonna be next year, but that's all I know." T...
November 23, 2022
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DR. FEELGOOD Guitarist WILKO JOHNSON Dead At 75

Wilko Johnson, guitarist and vocalist of British rock band DR. FEELGOOD, has died at the age of 75. News of Johnson's passing was confirmed on his social media pages early this morning. The message states: "This is the announcement we never wanted to make, & we do so with a very heavy heart: Wil...
November 23, 2022
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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Intercontinental Champions' Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and MEGADETH bassist James LoMenzo, has just released another new single, "Intercontinental Champions". As was the case with "Bad Things" and "One Of A Kind", which were made available in September, and "Dead Rats", which came ou...
November 22, 2022
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Watch: Ex-MEGADETH Members ELLEFSON, YOUNG And POLAND Perform At 'Days Of The Dead' Convention In Chicago

This past Saturday (November 19),KINGS OF THRASH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar),performed at the Days Of The Dead horror convention in Chicago, Illinois. Video of the concert can be seen below. The group, which also includes drummer Fr...
November 21, 2022
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Dead Again

TYPE O NEGATIVE is one of the most immediately recognizable metal bands. Every band member was significant in their own right, but the undeniable focal point was always the late, great frontman Peter Steele, the imposing, charismatic vocalist and bassist who stood at 6' 7" and will forever be known...
November 21, 2022