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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Explains Decision To Move To Florida

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman says that Florida's lack of state income tax and the state's quality of schools were factors in his family's recent decision to relocate to Miami. The 49-year-old singer, who has been married to Lena Draiman since 2011 and with whom he shares an eight-year-old son, a...
August 13, 2022
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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: 'For Us, The Music Always Came First'

In a recent interview with the "Talk Toomey" podcast, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante spoke about how he and his bandmates managed to weather the peaks and valleys of a four-decade career that included several singer changes and a fluctuation of heavy metal's popularity. He said (as transcribed by B...
August 13, 2022
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Openly Christian STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET: 'We're Definitely Living In The End Times'

In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", Michael Sweet of openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER discussed the inspiration for the title and artwork for the band's upcoming studio album, "The Final Battle", which is due in October via Frontiers Music Srl. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERM...
August 13, 2022
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Report: METALLICA Frontman JAMES HETFIELD Files For Divorce After 25 Years Of Marriage

According to TMZ, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield and his wife of more than two decades have called it quits. Sources close to the former couple tell the tabloid site James filed for divorce from Francesca Hetfield in their home state of Colorado earlier this year. Hetfield met Francesca in 1992 a...
August 13, 2022
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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Album Is 'Mixed And Mastered'; 2023 Release Expected

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Chuck Shute Podcast", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike...
August 12, 2022
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BLAZE BAYLEY Didn't Think BRUCE DICKINSON Would Ever Come Back To IRON MAIDEN

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, was asked in a new interview with Rolling Stone if he was always thinking in the back of his head during his tenure with MAIDEN that at some point they would bring back Bruce Dickinson and that would be the en...
August 12, 2022
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DOUG PINNICK: How KING'S X Influenced SOUNDGARDEN, PEARL JAM And ALICE IN CHAINS

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, KING'S X frontman Doug "Dug" Pinnick spoke about the influence his band had on the grunge scene in the early 1990s. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There was thing called drop-D tuning we did in '88 when our first recor...
August 12, 2022
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MEGADETH Shares New Single 'Soldier On!'

"Soldier On!", a brand new song from MEGADETH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixteenth studio album, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!", which will arrive on September 2 via UMe. MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine says about "Soldier On!": "Coming to the realization that yo...
August 12, 2022
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Undergoes Third Eye Surgery

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet recently underwent his third eye surgery after being diagnosed with a detached retina last November. In a new interview with Myglobalmind, he stated about the experience (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When you think of eye surgery, it certainly doesn't seem lik...
August 11, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of VENOM Performing 'Black Metal' At This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of VENOM performing its classic song "Black Metal" on August 5 at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album. Speaki...
August 11, 2022
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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Shocks Fans By Sharing Full-Frontal Naked Photo From Bathroom

Tommy Lee shocked fans earlier today by posting a full-frontal nude photo to social media. The 59-year-old MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer shared a picture of his tattooed body sitting down on what appeared to be the edge of a bath on Thursday. Although the angle cut off the top half of Lee's face, the image s...
August 11, 2022
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Former IN FLAMES Members Didn't 'Overthink' The Songwriting Process For THE HALO EFFECT: 'We Just Stick To What We Know Best'

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES — Jesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — will release its debut album, "Days Of The Lost", on August...
August 11, 2022
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DAN DONEGAN: The 'Majority' Of DISTURBED's New Album Is 'A Lot Heavier' Than 'Evolution'

DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan recently spoke to Australia's May The Rock Be With You about the band's upcoming eighth studio album, which was recently mixed for a tentative fall 2022 release. Asked if fans should expect more single drops before the LP release, he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOU...
August 10, 2022
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Days Of The Lost

As much as most of us like to see metal progress and evolve, there remains a lot to be said for getting straight to the point. THE HALO EFFECT comprises five former members of IN FLAMES, and "Days Of The Lost" is a big, brash and bombastic melodic death metal album, noticeably akin to the kind of re...
August 10, 2022
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Watch: SONS OF APOLLO Plays First Concert With Fill-In Bassist FELIPE ANDREOLI

SONS OF APOLLO kicked off their 2022 South American tour last night (Tuesday, August 9) at Ópera de Arame in Curitiba, Brazil. Fan-filmed video of the concert is available below. Bassist Billy Sheehan was unable to join his SONS OF APOLLO bandmates on their South American tour due to "travel restric...
August 10, 2022