October 2018 - Blabbermouth Archive

ACE FREHLEY On His 1978 Solo Debut: 'I Realized I Could Make Better Music Away From' KISS 'Than I Could With Them'

During a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute on September 25, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley discussed his 1978 debut solo album, which was released simultaneously alongside solo recordings by his three bandmates. "I just wanted to make the best record possible," Frehley said. "I had a revelation after all four albums came out and ...

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METAL CHURCH Teases New Studio Album

The first teaser for METAL CHURCH's upcoming album is available below. The follow-up to 2016's "XI" marks the band's first release since the departure of drummer Jeff Plate and addition of Stet Howland. "XI" was issued in March 2016 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier, ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce Special 30th-Anniversary Live Shows

Grammy-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced a string of 30th-anniversary live shows that kick off November 28 at The Sylvee in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to their previously announced sold-out date in Chicago, these upcoming shows will see the band performing in St. Louis, Tulsa, San Antonio, Tucson, and Phoenix. Tickets ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces U.S. Tour With PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA

SHINEDOWN will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in February. Support on the trek will come from PAPA ROACH and ASKING ALEXANDRIA. Fan-club pre-sale begins on October 2 at 10 a.m. Citi card holders will have access to purchase presale tickets from noon Tuesday until 4 p.m. Thursday through Citi's Private Pass program. Spotify pre-sale ...

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SLASH Praises GUNS N' ROSES' 'Great Camaraderie'

Going into 2018, GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" tour had already grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. By the time it wraps up in South Africa in November, it will likely be the second-highest-grossing tour of all time, but guitarist Slash says that's not why he considers it a success. "Sitting on ...

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SABATON To Release Next Studio Album In 2019

SABATON singer Joakim Brodén has confirmed that the band is planning to release the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Stand" LP in 2019. "Obviously, we're gonna start making that album — well, we already started, actually, songwriting; songwriting never stops for us," he told Greece's "TV War" in a new interview (see video below). "But, ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Begins Recording New Album

Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2016 release, "King". Commented drummer Francesco Paoli: "It's official, we're finally back in the studio and it feels absolutely great! "This past year marked a new era for the band, so we felt the need to look back ...

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