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SKID ROW's DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Didn't Blame Grunge For 'Downfall' Of 1980s Hard Rock Scene

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has weighed in on the never-ending debate about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting. Asked in a new interview with Andrew Daly of Metal Edge about the "downfall" of the...
August 7, 2023
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Picks DAVE GROHL As His 'Rock God': 'He's Everything I Aspire To Be'

Former VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was the featured guest on BBC's "The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker" during the "Rock God" segment. Wolfgang picked Dave Grohl and stated about his choice (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've chosen Dave Grohl because...
August 5, 2023
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN On Playing VAN HALEN Songs At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concerts: 'It Was Emotional'

Wolfgang Van Halen says that performing his late father's songs at last year's Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts was an "emotional" experience. The son of Eddie Van Halen played three VAN HALEN songs — "On Fire", "Hot For Teacher" and "Panama" — over the course of two concerts in September alongside D...
July 27, 2023
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3RD SECRET, Featuring Members of SOUNDGARDEN, NIRVANA And PEARL JAM: 'State Of Mind' Video Released

3RD SECRET, the new band featuring SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil, NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic and SOUNDGARDEN and PEARL JAM drummer Matt Cameron, has shared a new music video for the song "State Of Mind". The track is taken from 3RD SECRET's second full-length album, "The 2nd 3rd Secret", whi...
July 20, 2023
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Is CREED Plotting 2024 Tour To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of 'Human Clay'?

CREED is rumored to be planning a tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band's best-selling album "Human Clay". Earlier today (Thursday, July 13),the CREED social media was updated with an 18-second video containing early photos of the band soundtracked by "Are You Ready"?", the opening son...
July 13, 2023
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BUCKCHERRY's JOSH TODD Says Rock Is No Longer Dangerous

BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd has once again described the current rock scene as lacking in "danger" and memorable songs. The 53-year-old Californian-born musician, who co-founded BUCKCHERRY nearly 30 years ago, addressed the state of rock music in a new interview with "The Logan Show". He said (as tr...
July 10, 2023
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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY Doesn't Blame Grunge For Death Of 'Hair Metal'

RATT vocalist Stephen Pearcy has weighed in on the never-ending debate about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting. Asked in a new interview with Goldmine magazine if grunge was the deciding factor in RATT's...
July 3, 2023
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BILLY CORGAN Denies There Was Ever A Rivalry Between Him And KURT COBAIN

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan has clarified his recent comments about NIRVANA's Kurt Cobain and has denied that there was ever a rivalry between the two bands. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Corgan seemingly equated himself with Cobain as the best songwriters of their generation, sa...
June 30, 2023
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3RD SECRET, Featuring Members of SOUNDGARDEN, NIRVANA And PEARL JAM: 'Ditch' Video Released

3RD SECRET, the new band featuring SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil, NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic and SOUNDGARDEN and PEARL JAM drummer Matt Cameron, has shared a new music video for the song "Ditch". The track is taken from 3RD SECRET's second full-length album, "The 2nd 3rd Secret", which came...
June 26, 2023
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BARONESS Announces 'Stone' Album, Shares 'Last Word' Single

BARONESS will release its sixth album, "Stone", on September 15 via Abraxan Hymns. BARONESS frontman John Baizley comments: "An important through line in BARONESS is we don't like to repeat ourselves. It's all about the willingness to take risks. When I was younger, the whole point of music was to b...
June 20, 2023
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN On Playing VAN HALEN Songs At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concerts: 'I Was Nervous As Hell'

Wolfgang Van Halen says that he was "nervous as hell" performing his late father's songs at last year's Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts. The son of Eddie Van Halen played three VAN HALEN songs — "On Fire", "Hot For Teacher" and "Panama" — over the course of two concerts in September alongside Dave G...
June 8, 2023
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CANDLEBOX Announces Final Album 'The Long Goodbye'

CANDLEBOX will release its final studio album, "The Long Goodbye", on August 25. The LP was produced by Don Miggs and will be made available via Round Hill Records. "The Long Goodbye" was officially announced two days ahead of the launch of CANDLEBOX's 30th-anniversary celebration and farewell tour....
June 8, 2023
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GOJIRA Frontman Expresses Frustration At Lack Of Action On Climate Change: 'It Feels Like We're In The Middle Of A Nightmare'

In a new interview with MoreCore.TV conducted at this past weekend's Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany, Joseph Duplantier of French metallers GOJIRA spoke about his frustration with the pace of collective efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat the effects of global climate...
June 5, 2023
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DAVID ELLEFSON Finds His Joy And Happiness After MEGADETH: 'I Got A Little Too Famous And Got Too Much Press'

By David E. Gehlke David Ellefson survived his 2021 dismissal from MEGADETH after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. Instead of obfuscating, Ellefson got out in front by taking legal action and talking to the press. While his actions wer...
May 29, 2023
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KURT COBAIN's 'Nevermind'-Era Smashed Guitar Sells For $595,900

Julien's Auctions, the acclaimed auction house to the stars, held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 the industry's premiere music auction event "Music Icons", featuring a spectacular line-up of over 1,200 pieces of music history from rock royalty owned and used by the likes of Kurt Cobain, NIRV...
May 21, 2023