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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's JOHNNY CHRIST On Making 'Life Is But A Dream…' Album: 'We Approached It Very Differently'

In a new interview with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3, AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ spoke about the making of the band's latest album, "Life Is But A Dream…" Written and recorded over the span of four years, it was produced by Joe Barresi and AVENGED SEVENFOL...
February 5, 2024
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JOB FOR A COWBOY Shares Music Video For 'Beyond The Chemical Doorway'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have released the official music video for their song "Beyond The Chemical Doorway". The track is taken from the band's first album in 10 years, "Moon Healer", due on February 23, 2024 via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2014's "Sun Eater" was prod...
January 31, 2024
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Freak Dreams

If nothing else, "Freak Dreams" makes a refreshing change. While many folk in the metal world seem unreasonably obsessed with the '90s, and the revival of every last shit-pot phenomenon that decade produced, SLOPE are making the rather more audacious move of bringing back the late-'80s funk-metal so...
January 30, 2024
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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT Earns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fourth-Degree Black Belt

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett hit a milestone this week when he was awarded a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fourth-degree black belt. The 62-year-old musician, who trains under Renato Magno, the owner of Street Sports Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Santa Monica, California, took to his Instagram on Saturday (January 2...
January 28, 2024
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MAGNUM's TONY CLARKIN Dead At 77

Tony Clarkin, guitarist, mastermind and main songwriter of the U.K. prog/pomp/AOR rock band MAGNUM, has died at the age of 77. The news of his death comes just weeks after it was announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare and incurable spinal condition. As a result of his diagnosis, MAGNUM can...
January 9, 2024
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MAGNUM Releases New Single 'The Seventh Darkness'

British rock band MAGNUM will release a new studio album, "Here Comes The Rain", on January 12, 2024 via Steamhammer/SPV. The official lyric video for the LP's second single, "The Seventh Darkness", can be seen below. "The Seventh Darkness" includes some awesome brass sections courtesy of guest musi...
January 3, 2024
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DAVID ELLEFSON On Scandal That Led To His Latest Exit From MEGADETH: 'When You Bare It All, You've Got Nothing To Hide'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has opened up about the sex scandal that caused his latest exit from the band. Speaking to Metal Hammer magazine, he said: "There's two sides to it. One: when you bare it all, you've got nothing to hide. Fuck it, now you can truly be yourself. We all come into...
January 2, 2024
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MAGNUM Members Open Up About TONY CLARKIN's Health: Canceling The Tour Was 'The Wise Thing To Do'

Earlier this week, it was announced that Tony Clarkin, guitarist, mastermind and main songwriter of the U.K. prog/pomp/AOR rock band MAGNUM, has been diagnosed with a rare and incurable spinal condition. As a result of his diagnosis, MAGNUM has canceled its previously announced spring 2024 tour. In...
December 23, 2023
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MAGNUM's TONY CLARKIN Diagnosed With Rare And Incurable Spinal Condition; Spring 2024 Tour Canceled

Tony Clarkin, guitarist, mastermind and main songwriter of the U.K. prog/pomp/AOR rock band MAGNUM, has been diagnosed with a rare and incurable spinal condition. As a result of his diagnosis, MAGNUM has canceled its previously announced spring 2024 tour. Earlier today (Monday, December 18),Clarkin...
December 18, 2023
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DON DOKKEN Says He Wrote DOKKEN's Hit Songs, Even Though They Were Credited To Entire Band

In a brand new interview with Justin Young of Monsters, Madness And Magic, Don Dokken was asked if he and his DOKKEN bandmates will continue performing live even though he has publicly stated that the group's recently released 13th studio album, "Heaven Comes Down", will be DOKKEN's last. He said in...
December 13, 2023
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See Video And Photos Of COREY TAYLOR's Surprise 50th-Birthday Party, Including AARP Card-Styled Cake

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor celebrated his 50th birthday last night (Friday, December 8) at a surprise party thrown by his wife Alicia at an undisclosed venue in the couple's hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which featured a superhero theme and a live yacht rock band, was attended by 75 invited...
December 9, 2023
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RON 'BUMBLEFOOT' THAL Says He Got 'Death Threats' Over Botched Guitar Solo During GUNS N' ROSES Concert

In a new interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, former GUNS N' ROSES and current ART OF ANARCHY guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal was asked to name one "Spinal Tap" moment from his decades of touring and performing live. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My biggest 'Spinal Tap' moment...
December 4, 2023
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COREY TAYLOR Opens Up About Turning 50 Next Week: 'I Try To Take Very Good Care Of Myself'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, who will celebrate his 50th birthday on December 8, was asked in a new interview with TellUs Rock if reaching the half-century mark is something that he thinks about or if it's "just a number" for him. He responded in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It dep...
December 1, 2023
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Sequel To Iconic Mockumentary 'Spinal Tap' To Start Filming In February 2024

The sequel to the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" is set to start filming in February 2024. Rob Reiner will return to direct and write, and original stars/writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer will reprise their roles as Nigel Tufnel, David St Hubbins and Derek Smalls,...
November 28, 2023
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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY: 'It's Devastating Watching Someone You Love Be Sick For So Long'

In a new interview with U.K.'s Metro, Sharon Osbourne admitted that Ozzy's Parkinson's disease battle and spinal injury have changed their lives dramatically. "It's been a very, very tough five years," she said. "The pain is getting better but it's devastating watching someone you love be sick for s...
November 22, 2023