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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Offers Advice To Young Bands: 'It's All About Writing Songs'

In a new interview with Tulsa Music Stream, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked what piece of advice he would give to a young band looking to succeed in the "competitive" music industry in 2024. Biff responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It is very competitive. And the thing is that you...
May 29, 2024
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COREY GLOVER On Next LIVING COLOUR Album: 'We're In Search Of A Voice At This Point'

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, LIVING COLOUR singer Corey Glover was asked about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2017's "Shade" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're still in the writing stage. I think...
May 29, 2024
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Challenge The Wind

However we choose to slice it, RHAPSODY OF FIRE are power metal heavyweights. Alongside the likes of BLIND GUARDIAN and ANGRA, the Italians have been a consistent benchmark for excellence in all departments, and a great advert for the progressive mindset that has made their records such a reliable s...
May 29, 2024
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KERRY KING On SLAYER Reunion Shows: 'Don't Get Used To This Being A Yearly Event'

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of ClassicRockHistory.com, Kerry King was asked about his outlook on SLAYER's upcoming reunion shows. He said: "It's not really much different at all. It's the same heads, same cabs, same pedals, same guitars. You know, there will be a lot of fire when SLAYER play...
May 29, 2024
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PUSCIFER Releases New Original Song 'The Algorithm'

PUSCIFER has unveiled a brand new original track. Titled "The Algorithm", the new release is crafted exclusively for the soundtrack of Sumerian Comics' hugely popular "American Psycho" comic book series. This dynamic partnership between musical and visual storytelling realms provides an enhanced and...
May 29, 2024
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STRYPER's ROBERT SWEET: In A Way, The Music Industry Is 'Kind Of The Devil's Industry'

In a new interview with Sofa King Cool Magazine, STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet said that the band was never fully embraced by the heavy metal and hard rock communities, largely because of the group's Christian lyrics. "I think, and a lot of people have told us, especially in the industry, 'If you guy...
May 28, 2024
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KERRY KING Names MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN And METALLICA Classics He Might Cover With His Solo Band

On May 9, American Musical Supply conducted an interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King at this year's Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the differences in the musical direction of his solo band compared to that of SLAYER, Kerry...
May 27, 2024
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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON Blasts 'Crybabies' Over A.I. Artwork Controversy: 'We Gave All The Wrong People A Voice'

In a new interview with Belgian Jasper, DEICIDE bassist/vocalist Glen Benton once again addressed the controversy surrounding the cover artwork for the band's latest album, "Banished By Sin". Released on April 26 via Reigning Phoenix Music, the LP features art that some people believe was generated...
May 26, 2024
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KERRY KING: 'I Don't Say Stupid S**t' In Interviews

In a new interview with Oran O'Beirne of Fistful Of Metal magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King, who is promoting his debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise", talked about what it's like to be in the spotlight and deal with the media, particularly as it relates to answering some tough questions about t...
May 24, 2024
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'Have You Got It Yet? The Story Of Syd Barrett And Pink Floyd' To Receive DVD And Blu-Ray Release In July

Mercury Studios, Universal Music Group's innovative and multi-faceted content studio, has announced the DVD+Blu-ray release of the critically acclaimed documentary film "Have You Got It Yet?", a compelling dive into the life and genius of Syd Barrett of PINK FLOYD fame. The film will also be made av...
May 23, 2024
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SAXON: 'Portraits' Photo Book Coming From RUFUS PUBLICATIONS

"Portraits Of Saxon - Through The Eighties", the latest book in the new "Portraits" series from Rufus Publications, is a photographic celebration of SAXON at their hungriest, most powerful and strident, fronted of course by the authentic Peter "Biff" Byford, a man who before SAXON earned his living...
May 23, 2024
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KERRY KING On Use Of Fire During Live Shows: 'It Goes Hand In Hand With This Kind Of Music'

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about his love of concert pyrotechnics and the use of fire in the "Residue" music video from his solo band. Asked where his love of pyro started and what types of things he likes to see th...
May 22, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Explains Why He Didn't Use His Flying V Guitars In The Studio

On a recent episode of the "Talk Louder" podcast, hosted by veteran music journalist "Metal Dave" Glessner and lifelong hard rock/metal vocalist Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS),ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann talked about his early interest in the Flying V guitars. Asked if he is partial to Flying V...
May 22, 2024
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HALESTORM And I PREVAIL Have Collaborated On 'A Really Beautiful, Powerful' New Song

In a new interview with "The Mistress Carrie Podcast", HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke about her band's upcoming co-headline tour with I PREVAIL, produced by Live Nation. The trek kicks off on July 9 in Raleigh and runs through August 17 in Las Vegas. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD and FIT FOR A KING will se...
May 22, 2024
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CREED's SCOTT STAPP Admits There Was 'Frustration, Anger' And 'Hurt' Over Being 'The Most Hated Band By The Media'

In a new interview with Consequence, Scott Stapp was asked if the enthusiastic response to CREED's current reunion serves as vindication for the singer and his bandmates after they experienced "a good amount of backlash" following their initial commercial success. He responded: "To comment on the wo...
May 21, 2024