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JAY WEINBERG's Drumming Colleagues Offer Words Of Support Following His Shock Firing From SLIPKNOT

A number of Jay Weinberg's drumming colleagues have offered their words of support to the musician after his shock firing from SLIPKNOT last weekend. On November 5, SLIPKNOT released a statement via social media in which it said it had "decided to make a creative decision and to part ways with Jay."...
November 12, 2023
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BLACKIE LAWLESS Denies Using Backing Tapes For His Lead Vocals: 'As A Singer, I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Do'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless was once again asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The conclusion that I came...
November 8, 2023
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W.A.S.P. Is 'Pretty Far Into The Writing Process' For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless, who underwent two successful surgeries in August to treat two herniated discs and a broken vertebra, was asked about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new studio albu...
November 5, 2023
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BLACKIE LAWLESS On STEVE RILEY's Death: 'It Was A Big Shock To All Of Us'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless paid tribute to the band's former drummer Steve Riley, who died on October 24 after battling a severe case of pneumonia for several weeks. He was 67 years old. Blackie said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I wr...
November 4, 2023
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'Gym Rat' BLACKIE LAWLESS Says He Is 'Getting There' In His Post-Surgery Recovery

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless, who underwent two successful surgeries in August to treat two herniated discs and a broken vertebra, offered an update on his condition in a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice. Asked how he is doing right now in his recovery, the 67-year-old said (as trans...
November 2, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Pays Tribute To Former Bandmate STEVE RILEY: 'His Individual Legacy Will Live On'

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has paid tribute to the band's former drummer Steve Riley, who died on Tuesday (October 24) after battling a severe case of pneumonia for several weeks. He was 67 years old. Late Friday night (October 27),Blackie released the following statement via the W.A.S.P.&nb...
October 28, 2023
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L.A. GUNS' PHIL LEWIS Was 'Very Shocked' To Hear About STEVE RILEY's Passing: 'We Were Never Truly Friends'

L.A. GUNS singer Phil Lewis says that he was "very shocked" to hear about the passing of the band's former drummer Steve Riley. Steve died on Tuesday (October 24) after "battling a severe case of pneumonia for several weeks," his family confirmed in a statement. He was 67 years old. Earlier today (F...
October 27, 2023
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Former L.A. GUNS And W.A.S.P. Drummer STEVE RILEY Dead At 67

Former L.A. GUNS and W.A.S.P. drummer Steve Riley has died at the age of 67. Riley's death was confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by his son Cole, who said that Steve passed away this past Tuesday, October 24. The Riley family has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We are devastated t...
October 27, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS On Importance Of Free Speech: 'I Don't Want To Limit Your Ability To Speak'

In a new interview with "Metalshop", W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless spoke about how he was affected by his experience with the PMRC (Parents' Music Resource Center) more than three and a half decades ago. Back in the mid-'80s, the PMRC published a list called "The Filthy Fifteen" which consisted...
October 22, 2023
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DORO PESCH Hits 40th Anniversary With New Album And Same Outlook: 'I Always Follow My Heart'

By David E. Gehlke German metal queen Doro Pesch is many things to many people, but not least of all, she is unflinchingly positive. There is not a trace of bitterness in her voice about the 1989 collapse of WARLOCK, her influential breakout band, nor the subsequent rough patch that she and so many...
October 18, 2023
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES: 'I Personally Don't Know How Long I'll Be Able To Do This'

France's Duke TV has uploaded a video report on former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes's June 2023 tour of the United Kingdom. The 13-minute Antoine de Montremy-directed report, which includes footage of Chris's concerts in Northampton and London, can be seen below. Holmes, who turned 65 in June, to...
October 13, 2023
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W.A.S.P. Announces 'The 7 Savage' Deluxe 8-LP Box Set

W.A.S.P. has announced "The 7 Savage: 1984-1992" deluxe 8LP box set from its "Capitol Years", with studio album half-speed mastering, LP of bonus tracks, 60-page book, posters and numbered certificate. "The 7 Savage: 1984-1992" will be released Friday, October 27 on Madfish and is strictly limited t...
August 30, 2023
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Undergoes Successful Back Surgery

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has undergone a successful surgery to treat two herniated discs and a broken vertebra. On Thursday (August 10),Lawless released the following statement via social media: "I just got out my back surgery earlier today and all is good, the surgery was a big success! T...
August 11, 2023
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES's June 2023 Concert In London

France's Duke TV has uploaded professionally filmed video of former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes's June 24 performance at the Boston Music Room in London, England. You can now watch the Antoine de Montremy-directed footage below. Featured songs: 00:13 - L.O.V.E. Machine 4:15 - Born Work Die 14:22...
August 4, 2023
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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer BLAZE BAYLEY Finds New Lease On Life After Heart Attack: 'I'm Incredibly Lucky'

By David E. Gehlke "I must have done a hundred selfies that night. I had to sign my way in and out of the bathroom, but that's when somebody took a picture of the back of my head. It got eight thousand likes on social media. I've been doing it wrong all these years!" So begins ex-IRON MAIDEN singer...
July 26, 2023