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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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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Forbidden" can be seen below. "Forbidden" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31 via Rhino. BLACK SABBATH's history with sin...
May 22, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Reflects On Classic Albums From AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW And JUDAS PRIEST

Qobuz has shared a new 12-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson discusses some of his favorite classic rock and heavy metal albums. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). AC/DC - "Powerage" (1978) Bruce: "It's AC/DC — what can I say? — with [singer] Bon Scott....
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
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Watch: Wildlife Officials Blast BLACK SABBATH's 'Iron Man' To Try To Coax Bear Out Of Tree

According to Fox Weather, rangers with Colorado Parks And Wildlife Northeast Region attempted to use a classic BLACK SABBATH song to coax a black bear out of a neighborhood tree in Golden, Colorado. The incident occurred on May 14 near the Colorado School of Mines campus, a 15-mile drive west of Den...
May 21, 2024
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Ex-ANTHRAX Frontman NEIL TURBIN Shoots Down SCOTT IAN's Claim Singer 'Fired' Original Bassist DAN LILKER For Being Too Tall

In a new interview with Almost Human, former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin addressed the oft-repeated claim by the band's guitarist Scott Ian that Turbin "fired" original ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker for being "too tall". Neil said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, if you believe that,...
May 18, 2024
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Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Covers 'All The Young Dudes' At First Show Of 'The Mandrake Project' U.K. Tour

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson kicked off his 2024 U.K. solo tour Thursday night (May 16) in Wolverhampton. The gig at The Halls was the first of a six-date U.K. run, which is also making stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Swansea, Nottingham and London. As was the case on his recently completed La...
May 18, 2024
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Under The Crooked Claw

There is no such thing as too much heavy metal. Ryan Waste knows this. With a laudable legacy as guitarist with MUNICIPAL WASTE, who almost single-handedly put crossover thrash back on the map back in the mid-'00s, he has already earned hero status. BAT may have been a low-key concern until recently...
May 16, 2024
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RICHIE KOTZEN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Cheap Shots'

Richie Kotzen has premiered the official music video for his hard-driving new single "Cheap Shots". The clip was directed and choreographed by Emmy Award winner Jeff Wolfe and pulls no punches and delivers knockout hooks throughout. "Cheap Shots" is part of Richie's new full-length solo album, to be...
May 16, 2024
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GEEZER BUTLER's Autobiography 'Into The Void' To Be Released In Trade Paperback

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler's autobiography "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", will be released in trade paperback on June 18, 2024 via HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books. Countless esteemed publications praised "Into The Void" when it was first made available in...
May 16, 2024
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PEARL JAM's STONE GOSSARD: 'Heavy Metal Changed My Life'

In a new interview with Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" show, PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard spoke about his appreciation for some of the classic heavy metal records of the early 1980s. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Heavy metal changed my life. And then punk roc...
May 15, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON On Cursing Out Fan For Lighting Flare At IRON MAIDEN Show: 'I Shouldn't Have Called Him A Greek C***'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has admitted that he "lost [his] rag" when he blasted a fan as a "Greek cunt" and a "fucking cocksucker" for lighting a flare during the band's concert in Athens, Greece less than two years ago. The incident occurred on July 16, 2022 as MAIDEN launched into the ten...
May 15, 2024
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WOLF HOFFMANN Responds To PETER BALTES's Comment That ACCEPT Albums 'Started To Sound The Same'

In a new interview with Sakis Fragos of Rock Hard Greece, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked about former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes's recent comment that ACCEPT's albums "started to sound the same towards the end" of his tenure with the band. I didn't like it anymore and felt like we were al...
May 13, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Announced As Patron Of The Blake Cottage Trust

In the week that Bruce Dickinson starts his hugely anticipated European tour in support of his brand new solo album, "The Mandrake Project", with a string of U.K. headline shows, the IRON MAIDEN frontman is delighted to be announced as Patron of The Blake Cottage Trust. Having been a lifelong devote...
May 13, 2024