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IN FLAMES Guitarist BJÖRN GELOTTE Doesn't Read Online Comments, Says He Is 'Tired' Of The 'Toxic Environment'

During an appearance on THE HAUNTED guitarist Ola Englund's YouTube show "Coffee With Ola", IN FLAMES guitarist Björn Gelotte spoke about the criticism he and his bandmates have faced for their musical evolution, which has seen them adopting a more alternative metal sound after starting out as melod...
November 27, 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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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of W.A.S.P.'s AQUILES PRIESTER Performing At Nashville Concert

Drum-cam video of W.A.S.P.'s Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester performing with his bandmates on November 23 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee can be seen below. Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. in September 2017 at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Id...
November 26, 2022
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Innate Passage

Some bands just have a special something. ELDER stood apart from the start, almost immediately transcending the doom and stoner rock scenes that gave them their initial platform. From their 2008 self-titled debut album to the sprawling, prog-drenched phantasmagoria of 2020's "Omens", the now Berlin-...
November 26, 2022
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ROB HALFORD On JUDAS PRIEST's Upcoming LP: 'We Always Try To Make An Album That Stands Alone'

In a new interview with the Corpus Christi Caller Times, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked about the inspiration for the band's upcoming follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He responded: "We never really know. I don't think we've ever made a plan, per se. We did a little bit with 'Firepow...
November 26, 2022
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NICKELBACK's RYAN PEAKE Doesn't Rule Out Possibility Of His Band Making 'Heavy Covers Album'

In a new interview with Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige, NICKELBACK guitarist Ryan Peake spoke about bassist Mike Kroeger's comment about three years ago that he wanted to make a SLAYER covers album. Asked if that is something all four members of NICKELBACK could agree on doing and whether it's...
November 26, 2022
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IN FLAMES Singer: 'I'm Happy That We Can Release Albums That Are Challenging To People'

IN FLAMES singer Anders Fridén spoke to Czech Republic's Metalshop TV about the criticism he and his bandmates have faced for their musical evolution, which has seen them adopting a more alternative metal sound after starting out as melodic death metal act. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NE...
November 25, 2022
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Will There Ever Be An Official QUEENSRŸCHE Band Biography? MICHAEL WILTON Responds

In a recent interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about the possibility of him and his bandmates releasing a band biography. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've had offers of people writing a book for us. And it just takes a lot of...
November 23, 2022
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NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER Is 'One Of The Great Rock Songwriters Of Our Time'

During a new appearance on the "Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged" podcast, NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger called his brother, NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger, "one of the great rock songwriters of our time. I think he belongs in the conversation of the greats of this moment in history and of the last 20...
November 23, 2022
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TWISTED SISTER To Be Inducted Into 'Metal Hall Of Fame'

TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza and late drummer A.J Pero will be inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame at the sixth annual charity gala, set to take place January 26, 2023, at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, California. Metal Hall Of Fame pre...
November 22, 2022
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STAIND Is 'Finishing Up' New Studio Album

Mike Mushok has confirmed to the "Talk Toomey" podcast that STAIND is completing a new studio LP for a 2023 release. Speaking about the band's plans for the coming months, the guitarist said: "STAIND is finishing up an album, actually. That'll be out next year. And I think there's some shows that'll...
November 22, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Looks Back On PMRC: 'It Changed My Life'

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 18 concert at The Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked how he was affected by his experience with the PMRC (Parents' Music Resource Center) more than three and a half decades ago...
November 21, 2022
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DISTURBED's DAN DONEGAN 'Embraces' Being Known As The 'Ooh-Wah-Ah-Ah-Ah' Band

In a new interview with "Cutter's Rockcast", DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan spoke about how it feels to always be associated with the signature "ooh-wah-ah-ah-ah" staccato noise from singer David Draiman in the band's song "Down With The Sickness". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It'...
November 21, 2022
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Watch JOHN 5 Play Along To MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Girls, Girls, Girls'

Former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 has uploaded a video of him playing along to "Girls, Girls, Girls", the title track of MÖTLEY CRÜE's sixth album, which was originally released in 1987. The 52-year-old rocker captioned the clip: "It's Motley Monday!" The latest video share comes...
November 21, 2022
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DEF LEPPARD Shares Official Performance Video For 'Kick' From 'The Stadium Tour'

DEF LEPPARD has released the official live video for the song "Kick". The clip, which was during the band's summer 2022 "The Stadium Tour" with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, can be seen below. "Kick" was the first single from DEF LEPPARD's latest album, "Diamond Star Halos...
November 21, 2022