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DAN DONEGAN Confirms DISTURBED Is Working On New Material: 'I'm Very, Very Excited'

A week after DISTURBED shared a new photo from the recording studio, prompting speculation that the band was working on the follow-up to 2022's "Divisive" album, guitarist Dan Donegan took to Instagram Live to clarify that a new DISTURBED LP likely won't arrive until 2025 at the earliest. "[We're]...
July 11, 2024
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BLACKIE LAWLESS: New W.A.S.P. Music Has To Be Better Than The Classic Songs

In a new interview with George Dionne of KNAC.COM, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless was asked if he and his bandmates have been working on music for the follow-up to their 2015 album "Golgotha". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We have been, and last year, we had done quite a bit...
July 11, 2024
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MIKE TRAMP Blasts Singers Who Are 'Hacking Their Way Through Songs Because They Will Not Accept That They're Not 23 Anymore'

In a new interview with Dawn Osborne of TotalRock, former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp, who turned 63 in January, addressed his need to adjust his singing to suit his now-lower voice. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't sit here and deny what I've done [in the studio during the WH...
July 11, 2024
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JAY WEINBERG Says It Was 'Incredible' To Play With BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Again After 15 Years

In a new interview with Brazil's Headbangers News, former SLIPKNOT and current SUICIDAL TENDENCIES drummer Jay Weinberg reflected on being asked to fill in for his father Max Weinberg for the song "Radio Nowhere" during the BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND concert on June 22 at the Estadi O...
July 10, 2024
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DESTRUCTION Releases Cover Of ACCEPT's 'Fast As A Shark'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have released a cover version of ACCEPT's classic song "Fast As A Shark", alongside a new visualizer video. The song is featured on the two-track 12-inch vinyl in the very limited fan edition, "No Kings - No Masters". DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Schmier stat...
July 10, 2024
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SAMMY HAGAR: 'We Reached Out To ALEX VAN HALEN A Dozen Times' About Taking Part In 'The Best Of All Worlds' Tour

In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Sammy Hagar once again discussed his upcoming summer 2024 tour with bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Jason Bonham that will focus largely on the music of VAN HALEN. The 2024 tour will come more than two years after Satriani r...
July 9, 2024
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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' MIKE MUIR Embraces Digital Music Services: 'I Think It's Great'

In a new interview with Sonoridades, vocalist Mike Muir of U.S. thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES was asked for his opinion on streaming music services as well as the resurgence of vinyl. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, for me, I go all the way back when I first b...
July 9, 2024
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PAUL GILBERT Is 'In The Moment' As The End Of MR. BIG Approaches

By David E. Gehlke The release of MR. BIG's tenth and final studio album, "Ten", coincides with their farewell tour, appropriately titled "The BIG Finish". Citing the 2018 death of drummer Pat Torpey and vocalist Eric Martin's unwillingness to do long bouts of dates, MR. BIG is putting a nice, tidy,...
July 9, 2024
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EYEHATEGOD Announces Summer 2024 U.S. Tour With EXHORDER And HANS CONDOR

New Orleans disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD will embark on a U.S. tour in August with support from EXHORDER and HANS CONDOR. The dates for the "Turn Troubled Tables trek are as follows: Aug. 13 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers Aug. 14 - St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag A...
July 8, 2024
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See Trailer For 'Electric Lady Studios: A Jimi Hendrix Vision' Documentary

The official trailer for the full-length documentary "Electric Lady Studios: A Jimi Hendrix Vision" can be seen below. Last month, Abramorama announced that they have acquired global theatrical distribution rights to "Electric Lady Studios: A Jimi Hendrix Vision" from Experience Hendrix L.L.C. Abram...
July 8, 2024
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ROBERT TRUJILLO Recalls His 'First Introduction' To METALLICA's 'Massive' Stage Production

Fan-filmed video of the June 8 question-and-answer session at the "Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White" book signing at at Bio Rex, Lasipalatsi in Helsinki, Finland by METALLICA's official photographer Ross Halfin can be seen below. METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo also took part in the...
July 8, 2024
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JORDAN RUDESS On MIKE PORTNOY's Return To DREAM THEATER: 'In Many Ways It Feels Like We Never Lost A Beat'

In a new interview with Serbia's Highwaystar Magazine, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess was asked about the band's reunion with founding DT drummer Mike Portnoy, who rejoined the progressive metal titans last October after a 13-year absence. Jordan said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
July 7, 2024
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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Release First Studio Recording With Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JAY WEINBERG

U.S. thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have released a new single, "Nós Somos Família", a reworked version of their late 1990s song "We Are Family". The Portuguese-language rendition of the track brings together Brazilian artists Badauí (CPM22),B Negão (PLANET HEMP),João Gordo (RATO...
July 7, 2024
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EXCEL's 'Long-Lost' Album 'Seeking Refuge' To Be Re-Released

From the dark alleys and dead ends of Los Angeles, EXCEL have been delivering maximum crossover since crossover first crossed over. Their classic albums "Split Image" (1987) and "The Joke's On You" (1989) remain linchpins of the genre decades after their release. The band continues to pack venues ac...
July 5, 2024
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Watch HAGAR, ANTHONY, SATRIANI And BONHAM Rehearse VAN HALEN's 'Poundcake' For Upcoming Tour

Video of Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Jason Bonham rehearsing the VAN HALEN song "Poundcake" for their upcoming summer 2024 tour can be seen below. Produced by Live Nation, the 28-date "The Best Of All Worlds" tour will commence on July 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida and will concl...
July 4, 2024