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Reunited COAL CHAMBER Confirmed For Next Year's BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

The reunited COAL CHAMBER will perform at next year's edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set to take place September 7-10, 2023 in Alton, Virginia. Also set to appear at the event are TAPROOT (reunion show),COLD ("Year Of The Spider" 20th-anniversary show),ADEMA, SENSES FAIL, WOE, IS ME (ori...
December 3, 2022
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How Many Guitars Does SLASH Take On The Road With Him? He Responds

In a new interview with LA Lloyd, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash was asked how many guitars he normally takes out on the road with him. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I tour consistently with two bands. So with GUNS N' ROSES, we take two rigs out to do international [dates]. So w...
November 30, 2022
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METALLICA Partners With WOLVERINE To Release New Charitable Collection For 'Giving Tuesday'

METALLICA and Wolverine have announced a brand new collaboration. In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Wolverine, the 139-year-old boot and clothing brand, and Metallica Scholars, the major workforce education initiative within METALLICA's foundation All Within My Hands (AWMH),are joining forces for t...
November 29, 2022
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KING'S X's DOUG PINNICK On Changes In Music Industry: 'We Learn With Whatever Comes Our Way'

In a new interview with Metallerium, KING'S X frontman Doug "Dug" Pinnick spoke about the decline of the music industry as consumers value access over ownership and experiences over assets. Asked how the industry has changed since his band released its debut album, "Out Of The Silent Planet", nearly...
November 29, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS Says He Was Initially 'Happy' When TRUMP Became President, Admits He's An 'Ageist' About BIDEN

During an appearance on the latest episode of Bill Maher's "Club Random" podcast, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke about former U.S. president Donald Trump, on whose "The Celebrity Apprentice" show he was once a contestant. "For the record, when [Trump] first ran in 2016 and got elected, I w...
November 28, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Explains Why He Doesn't Perform 'Child In Time' Anymore

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan discussed his apparent unwillingness to perform the band's classic song "Child In Time" live. He explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "No, no. It's not possible. I could drop the key down, but it wouldn't sound the same....
November 27, 2022
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KING'S X Guitarist 'Can't Even Stand Up' After Contracting COVID-19; Houston Show Canceled

KING'S X was forced to cancel its concert tonight (Saturday, November 26) at the Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas. Earlier today, the band released the following statement via social media: "It is with our deepest apologies that we have to cancel tonight's show, in Houston, TX! Our guitarist [Ty Tab...
November 26, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Think That's Cheating'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but...
November 26, 2022
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IAN GILLAN Was 'Disappointed' With 'Final Production Mix' Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'I Threw It Out The Window Of My Car'

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked if it's true that he broke the sole BLACK SABBATH album he appeared on, 1983's "Born Again", when he first got a copy of it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I didn't break it. I threw it out the windo...
November 25, 2022
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IAN GILLAN: Reunion With RITCHIE BLACKMORE 'Would Be Utterly Disrespectful' To DEEP PURPLE's Current Lineup

Ian Gillan says that a DEEP PURPLE reunion with Ritchie Blackmore would be "utterly disrespectful" to the current lineup of the band. Blackmore is a co-founder of DEEP PURPLE and wrote many of their most memorable guitar riffs, including "Smoke On The Water", but he has not played with the group sin...
November 23, 2022
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The Majesty Of Decay

There is nothing quite like some rigorous independent thinking to make narrow-minded folk wet their beds. JUDICATOR have been one of power metal's most potent forces for some time, with a sound that owed plenty to BLIND GUARDIAN without ever borrowing directly from them, and that sounded neither ove...
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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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN Reflects On His Time In Prison: 'I'm Shocked I Survived'

Ex-STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen says that he has "accepted responsibility" for his role in two separate incidents involving sexual relations with minors. Eisen — whose real name is Tod Rex Salvador — was arrested in Orange County, California in late February 2005. The then-39-year-old mus...
November 22, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER On Challenges Of Pandemic-Era Touring: 'I Don't Know Where We're Gonna End Up With This'

In a new interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) touched upon the fact that inflation and the surplus of shows in the pandemic era has affected sales for most tours, with musicians not only competing with one another f...
November 20, 2022
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RICHIE FAULKNER 'Offered To Opt Out' Of ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Performance: 'I Didn't Need To Be There'

In a new interview with Lauren "Lern" Elwell of the KSHE radio station, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about Richie Faulkner's participation in the group's performance at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame even though the guitarist wasn't being inducted along with his bandmates. "He's a miracle m...
November 19, 2022