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Ex-ANTHRAX Frontman NEIL TURBIN Shoots Down SCOTT IAN's Claim Singer 'Fired' Original Bassist DAN LILKER For Being Too Tall

In a new interview with Almost Human, former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin addressed the oft-repeated claim by the band's guitarist Scott Ian that Turbin "fired" original ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker for being "too tall". Neil said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, if you believe that,...
May 18, 2024
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MANOWAR's ERIC ADAMS: 'If You Believe In What You're Going To Do, Nothing Will Be In Your Way'

In the video below, MANOWAR frontman Eric Adams talks about how he and his bandmates managed to overcome the rough conditions of their early touring days to become one of the most famous heavy metal acts in the world. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The people that do hear their calli...
April 20, 2024
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Offers For TWISTED SISTER Reunion Are 'Getting Close' To Being Impossible To Refuse, Says DEE SNIDER

Nearly a year and a half after TWISTED SISTER's one-off onstage reunion at the Metal Hall Of Fame in Agoura Hills, California, Dee Snider was asked by "The Hook Rocks!" podcast if he and the rest of the band would consider coming back together for special performances. The singer said (as transcribe...
April 8, 2024
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ERIC ADAMS On Performing For MANOWAR Fans: 'We Soak In Their Energy And We Give It Right Back To Them'

In the video below, MANOWAR frontman Eric Adams looks back on the band's 2023 tour of South America, including first-ever performances in Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador and the long-awaited return to Brazil and Chile, and explains the electrifying energy at any MANOWAR show. Eric talks about the mess...
March 16, 2024
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RICK ALLEN, PETER CRISS And SIMON KIRKE To Take Part In All-Star Jam At RAVEN DRUM FOUNDATION Benefit Concert

Raven Drum Foundation, the organization founded by legendary drummer Rick Allen of DEF LEPPARD and his wife, singer-songwriter and healing arts practitioner Lauren Monroe, has announced its first benefit concert taking place in New York City. On Thursday, March 14, at the Cutting Room, Allen and Mon...
February 14, 2024
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EDDIE OJEDA On TWISTED SISTER's Involvement In PMRC Hearings: 'I Think We Went A Bit Far With It'

In 1985, the Parents' Music Resource Center (PMRC),led by Tipper Gore, was trying to introduce a parental warning system that would label all albums containing "offensive material." The system was to include letters identifying the type of objectionable content to be found in each album (e.g. O for...
January 29, 2024
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VICIOUS RUMORS Announces Spring 2024 North American Tour With RAVEN

U.S. metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS have announced a co-headlining North American tour with RAVEN from March 22 to May 4, 2024. The two bands have shared the stage many times over the years. However, this will be the first time these old-school metal pioneers join forces on tour. To celebrate VICIOUS...
January 8, 2024
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MANOWAR's First U.S. Concert In A Decade Is Officially Sold Out

MANOWAR's exclusive U.S. concert, which will take place on November 30, 2024 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, is officially sold out. It will mark the band's first live appearance in MANOWAR's home country in a decade. Earlier today (Friday, December 29),MANOWAR shared the following message...
December 29, 2023
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KILLING JOKE's JAZ COLEMAN Pays Heartfelt Tribute To KEVIN 'GEORDIE' WALKER: 'I Shall Never Recover From Your Passing'

KILLING JOKE frontman Jaz Coleman has paid tribute to the band's guitarist Kevin "Geordie" Walker who died on November 26 in Prague, Czech Republic after suffering a massive stroke. He was 64 years old. Geordie was born in Chester le Street, Newcastle on December 18, 1958, and began his career in th...
December 28, 2023
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JOEY DEMAIO Says MANOWAR's 'Recording And Touring Schedule Won't Allow For More' Than One U.S. Concert

MANOWAR has announced an exclusive U.S. concert for November 30, 2024 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. It will mark the band's first live appearance in MANOWAR's home country in a decade. Earlier today (Monday, December 18),MANOWAR shared a video message from bassist/leader Joey DeMaio in wh...
December 18, 2023
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MANOWAR Announces First U.S. Concert In A Decade

MANOWAR has announced an exclusive U.S. concert for November 30, 2024 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. It will mark the band's first live appearance in MANOWAR's home country in a decade. Earlier today (Saturday, December 16),MANOWAR shared a video message from bassist/leader Joey DeMaio in...
December 16, 2023
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DEE SNIDER 'Won't Be Surprised' If TWISTED SISTER Reunites This Election Year 'To Champion Some Important Causes'

Nearly a year after TWISTED SISTER's one-off onstage reunion at the Metal Hall Of Fame in Agoura Hills, California, Dee Snider has confirmed to Canada's The Metal Voice that the band will likely come back together in 2024 for special performances at different political rallies that need TWISTED SIST...
December 8, 2023
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DAVID ELLEFSON On METALLICA: 'They're Kind, They're Gracious, They're Cool Guys'

In a new interview with Chris McLernon and Jack Trash of the "Plus One: A Rock N Roll Podcast", former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about recently celebrating his 59th birthday by attending METALLICA's "No Repeat Weekend" shows at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. He said (as transcribed by...
December 2, 2023
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KIRK HAMMETT Looks Back On Making Of METALLICA's 'Kill 'Em All' For Album's 40th Anniversary

On the latest episode of the "Metal Mayhem ROC" podcast, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", by going back in time for an in-depth look back at the rehearsals and the recording of the LP that took place in "Metal Mayhem ROC"'s h...
December 1, 2023
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KILLING JOKE Guitarist KEVIN 'GEORDIE' WALKER Dead At 64

**UPDATE**: KILLING JOKE has issued a statement on Kevin "Geordie" Walker's passing, writing: "It is with extreme sadness we confirm that at 6:30am on 26th November 2023 in Prague, KILLING JOKE's legendary guitarist Kevin 'Geordie' Walker passed away after suffering a stroke, he was surrounded by fa...
November 26, 2023