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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Fans Understand That Paid Meet-And-Greets Are 'An Important Part Of The Music Business Nowadays'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Life In The Stocks" podcast, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman spoke about the need for musicians can tap into a new market and possibly earn more money than they would through traditional methods such as streaming or physical sales. "Some peop...
November 9, 2023
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STONE SOUR Guitarist JOSH RAND Undergoes Spinal Surgery, Opens Up About Mental Health Issues

STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand says that he recently underwent spinal surgery after dealing with chronic back pain for what seems like forever". The 49-year-old musician, who left STONE SOUR's tour in 2018 to seek out treatment for "an alcohol and Xanax dependency," also revealed that he has been me...
November 9, 2023
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COREY TAYLOR: I Sincerely Hope That I'm A Part Of SLIPKNOT Until I Hang The Mask Up

In a recent interview with Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC Radio 6 Music, Corey Taylor was asked a series of either-or questions, including this one: "SLIPKNOT or solo?" He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Interesting. I'm going to say solo, only because I'm starting it right now. And I'm re...
November 7, 2023
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RAFAEL BITTENCOURT On ANGRA's Reign Atop Brazilian Power Metal: 'We Want Songs That Will Last For Decades'

By David E. Gehlke ANGRA kicked open the door for Brazilian power metal 30 years ago with its "Angels Cry" debut. Keeping it open, however, has proved to be difficult. The band's classic early lineup, fronted by the dashing André Matos, became a sensation in their home continent and Europe but disso...
November 2, 2023
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JOB FOR A COWBOY Shares Music Video For 'The Forever Rot'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have released the official music video for their song "The Forever Rot". 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 produced by Jaso...
October 31, 2023
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Original VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN On 'Welcome To Hell' Album: 'That Was A Moment Captured In Time'

In an interview with Neuborn Open Air festival in Wörrstadt, Germany, original VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn reflected on the former band's early albums, particularly 1981's "Welcome To Hell", which had a low-budget raw production that many black metal bands took influenc...
October 31, 2023
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JOB FOR A COWBOY Announces First Album In 10 Years, 'Moon Healer'

Extreme experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY will release their first album in 10 years, "Moon Healer", on February 23 via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2014's "Sun Eater" was produced by Jason Suecof, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL TH...
October 25, 2023
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PHIL COLLEN Doesn't Think DEF LEPPARD's Story Is 'Interesting' Enough For Proper Biopic: 'It's Been Done'

In a recent interview with Guitar Interactive magazine, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was asked if he thinks there will ever be a proper LEPPARD biopic in the style of QUEEN's mega-successful "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Elton John's "Rocketman". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't...
October 25, 2023
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OZZY OSBOURNE Says His Next Album Won't Feature Multiple Guests: 'It's Gonna Be Maybe One'

In a new interview with Brent Porche of Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR radio station, legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, who released two albums in the last four years — 2020's "Ordinary Man" and 2022's "Patient Number 9", both produced by Andrew Watt — has confirmed that he is planning to make a...
October 18, 2023
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First Details Revealed About Upcoming Sequel To Cult Heavy Metal Comedy 'Heavy Trip'

Last month filming wrapped up for the sequel to the Finnish movie "Heavy Trip" about IMPALED REKTUM, an underground blackened death metal band and their search for their sound: symphonic, post-apocalyptic, reindeer-grinding, Christ-abusing, extreme war pagan, Fennoscandian metal. The 2018 film, a tr...
October 13, 2023
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BRING ME THE HORIZON Drops New Single 'DArkSide'

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have released a new single, "DArkSide". The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length studio album, "Post Human: NeX Gen", which is expected to arrive in January 2024 via Columbia Records. In a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio stati...
October 13, 2023
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COREY TAYLOR Cancels AFTERSHOCK Festival Performance After Sustaining 'Significant' Knee Injury

Corey Taylor has canceled his appearance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman took to his social media earlier today (Saturday, October 7) to write: "To my Aftershock friends & family - I am so saddened to inform you that we will not be able...
October 7, 2023
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OZZY OSBOURNE Wants To Record New Studio Album In 2024: 'I'm Just Starting To Work On It Now'

Legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, who released two albums in the last four years — 2020's "Ordinary Man" and 2022's "Patient Number 9", both produced by Andrew Watt — has told Metal Hammer magazine that he has plans to record a new LP in 2024. "I'm getting myself fit," he said. "I've done...
September 26, 2023
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Reissue Of Eighties Metal All-Star Project HEAR 'N AID Will Arrive 'Sometime Soon', Says WENDY DIO

Ronnie James Dio's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio has once again said that there are plans to reissue "Stars", the 1985 charity single for famine relief released under the HEAR 'N AID banner. On May 20 and May 21, 1985, 40 artists from the metal community gathered at A&M Records Studios in...
September 25, 2023
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DON DOKKEN: 'My Whole Right Arm Is Paralyzed'

In a new interview with Cassius Morris, DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken spoke about how the complications from his November 2019 neck and spinal surgery affected the making of the band's upcoming thirteenth studio album, "Heaven Comes Down", which will arrive on October 27 via Silver Lining Music. The 70...
September 24, 2023