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OLIVER DAWSON SAXON To Release 'Motorbiker' This Month

OLIVER DAWSON SAXON, the British heavy metal band featuring founding SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, will release its long-awaited album, "Motorbiker", on February 27 via Angel Air Records. The CD was described by Dawson in a recent interview as "what me and Graham do best . . . a hard...
February 1, 2012
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KISS Singer PAUL STANLEY On The Band's Famous Makeup (Video)

KISS frontman Paul Stanley sat with Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins for an exclusive interview about his life and career. In the two-minute clip below, Stanley shares the origin of the famous KISS makeup. This clip is a sneak peek from the debut WSJLive YouTube launch tomorrow, February 1. KISS ha...
January 31, 2012
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UFO: Audio Interview Posted Online; New Song Available For Streaming

On January 30, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with drummer Andy Parker of legendary British hard rockers UFO. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below. UFO will release its new album, "Seven Deadly", on February 28 (one day earlier internationa...
January 31, 2012
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TESTAMENT Frontman: New Album Picks Up 'Where We Left Off With The Last Record'

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT will tentatively release their new album, "The Dark Roots Of Earth", on April 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. Due to a "serious injury," TESTAMENT drummer Paul Bostaph was unable to take part in the recording sessions for the CD and was replaced by Gene...
January 31, 2012
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VINNIE PAUL Says He Understands Why Some PANTERA Fans Are 'On The Fence' About HELLYEAH

The metal juggernaut known as HELLYEAH — featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN),Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE),Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE) and Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (DAMAGEPLAN) — has completed work on its third album for a late spring release. The CD was recorded at Abbott's home i...
January 31, 2012
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GLENN HUGHES: 'I've Bared My Ass And Beat The Devil'

J.M. Blaine of The Nervous Breakdown recently conducted an interview with legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The Nervous Breakdown: I watched the recent BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION "Live In Europ...
January 30, 2012
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Former NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS: New Solo Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis has set "Plains Of Oblivion" as the title of his sophomore solo album, to be released on April 10 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Aaron Smith (7 HORNS 7 EYES) and features cover artwork by Colin Mar...
January 30, 2012
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SEBASTIAN BACH To Play Another NYC Show With STEVE STEVENS

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach played three "special concerts" in New York City this past weekend with BILLY IDOL guitarist Steve Stevens. The shows took place on January 27, January 28 and January 29 at The Iridium and featured Bach and Stevens "doing two sets a night," including "some speci...
January 30, 2012
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ICED EARTH Mainman: RON PAUL Is The Only Politician In Congress I Trust

Rene Trujillo of ThrashHead recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. ThrashHead: This latest release, how did you come to call it Dystopia, it's such an appropriate name for our time. Jon: Yeah, seeing where the...
January 30, 2012
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SLASH's Bassist TODD KERNS Talks About Upcoming Studio Album

Leslie Michele Derrough of GlideMagazine.com recently conducted an interview with Todd Kerns, who plays bass in Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) band. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On working with producer Eric Valentine on Slash's new album: "He's a very, very talented...
January 29, 2012
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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Says Las Vegas Show 'Is Coming Together Fast'

MÖTLEY CRÜE recently became the first hard rock band to sign a short-term residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The CRÜE will play a three-week series of four-night concerts a week at the off-Strip casino starting on February 3 and running through February 19. 2012...
January 29, 2012
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL Says DEF LEPPARD Will Tour America This Summer

Frankie DiVita, radio personality for 96.7 KCAL Rocks, conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD/ex-DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell at the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention which took place January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anah...
January 29, 2012
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STEVE VAI Receives 'Les Paul Award' At 27th Annual TEC AWARDS (Video)

Guitarist, composer and producer Steve Vai was the recipient of the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 27th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The gala co-presented by the TEC Foundation For Excellence In Audio and NAMM, was held on January 20 at the Hilton in Anaheim, California as...
January 28, 2012
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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Didn't Get Into This Business To Sing Music That I Don't Like'

Legendary Rock Interviews recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Legendary Rock Interviews: I'm not going to ask you about recording "Wasted Time" or "Big Guns" but I want to clear up a misconception which is amazi...
January 28, 2012
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KISS Guitarist Talks 'Monster Mini Golf' In New Audio Interview

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer was interviewed on the Las Vegas radio station KOMP yesterday (Friday, January 27) about the grand opening of Kiss By Monster Mini Golf, this weekend's "Kiss Off" tribute band competition, the "Hotter Than Hell" wedding chapel and more. You can now listen to the chat in t...
January 28, 2012