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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Admits To Using Backing Tracks During Live Performances

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 26 concert at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. "To answer your qu...
November 27, 2022
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BILLY SHEEHAN Says MR. BIG Has Found New Drummer; 2023 Live Shows In The Works

Billy Sheehan says that MR. BIG has found a new drummer and is hoping to play some shows again starting next summer. The 69-year-old bassist made the comment while addressing MR. BIG's decision to go on hiatus following the passing of Pat Torpey. The drummer died in February 2018 at the age of 64 fr...
November 27, 2022
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PANTERA Shares New Video Teaser For Upcoming Return To Live Stage

PANTERA has shared a new teaser video for the band's upcoming return to the live stage. You can view the 34-second clip below. As previously reported, the reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE...
November 26, 2022
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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of W.A.S.P.'s AQUILES PRIESTER Performing At Nashville Concert

Drum-cam video of W.A.S.P.'s Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester performing with his bandmates on November 23 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee can be seen below. Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. in September 2017 at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Id...
November 26, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Think That's Cheating'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but...
November 26, 2022
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REX BROWN Calls PANTERA's New Lineup 'A Monster': 'This Is Gonna Be One Hell Of A Ride'

Rex Brown has made his first public comments about PANTERA's return to the live stage. As previously reported, the reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie B...
November 26, 2022
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Did PANTERA Rip Off EXHORDER? KYLE THOMAS Responds

In a new interview with Heavy Culture, vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was once again asked about his band's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
November 25, 2022
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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: Why EXODUS Failed To Reach Same Commercial Heights As 'Big Four' Bands

During a conversation with former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt for his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza spoke about why he thinks his band failed to achieve the same commercial heights as the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal, namely METALLICA, SLAYER,...
November 25, 2022
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JEAN-PAUL GASTER Explains How CLUTCH's Songwriting Process Is 'Very Much A Collaborative Effort'

In a new interview with The Razor's Edge, CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster spoke about the fact that all four members of the band are credited with writing on the music on their latest album, 2022's "Sunrise On Slaughter Beach". Regarding his contributions to the songwriting process, he said: "Well,...
November 24, 2022
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RAMMSTEIN Releases 'Adieu' Music Video

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released the official Specter Berlin-directed music video for their new single, "Adieu". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Zeit", which arrived in April. Till Lindemann (vocals),Paul Landers (guitar),Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar),Flake (keyb...
November 24, 2022
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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT: Why METALLICA Chose KIRK HAMMETT To Replace DAVE MUSTAINE

Former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt was recently interviewed for EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza's Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel. During the chat, Rick, who joined EXODUS in 1983, several months after the departure of Kirk Hammett, was asked why he thinks METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars...
November 24, 2022
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Sons Of IRON MAIDEN's JANICK GERS And RADIOHEAD's THOM YORKE Team Up On New Single 'Red Skies'

Dylan Gers, the son of IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers, has teamed up with Noah Yorke, the son of RADIOHEAD frontman Thom Yorke, on a new collaborative single, "Red Skies". Due on December 2 on all streaming platforms through independent record label Sly-Tone, the track is said to feature "a more...
November 24, 2022
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Will There Ever Be An Official QUEENSRŸCHE Band Biography? MICHAEL WILTON Responds

In a recent interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about the possibility of him and his bandmates releasing a band biography. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've had offers of people writing a book for us. And it just takes a lot of...
November 23, 2022
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PANTERA To Co-Headline Finland's ROCKFEST In June 2023

PANTERA has added another European concert to its spring/summer 2023 touring schedule. The band will co-headline the Rockfest festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Hyvinkää, Finland. As previously reported, the reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex...
November 23, 2022
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NONPOINT's ROBB RIVERA Will 'Absolutely' See New PANTERA Lineup Perform: 'I Still Love Those Songs'

NONPOINT drummer Robb Rivera has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselmo and...
November 22, 2022