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RELAPSE RECORDS Explains Decision To Part Ways With TAU CROSS

Relapse Records has explained its decision to part ways with TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE. On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

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STEVEN ADLER's Stab Wound Was An 'Accident,' Not A Suicide Attempt

A representative for former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steve Adler has denied that the musician tried to kill himself. Adler was hospitalized on Thursday after local authorities responded to a call shortly after 6:30 p.m. for a possible suicide attempt at a Studio City, California, home. A spokesperson at the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says He Recently Spoke With PAUL STANLEY

Ace Frehley says that he has had no contact with Gene Simmons since his social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched in January, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made about about a possible reunion of the ...

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SANCTUARY To Release New Album In 2020

On December 13, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album "Shadow Work". At that time, SANCTUARY had already confirmed and announced a U.S. tour supporting ICED EARTH in February and March 2018 and, while shocked by Dane's passing, decided to turn it ...

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VINCE NEIL Refuses To Pay Former Lawyers $190,000

According to The Blast, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has denied owing his former lawyers nearly two hundred thousand dollars and has accused the attorneys of overcharging him for years. Last December, the lawyers at Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC filed court documents claiming that they were owed $187,364.01. They were requesting the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I've Got This Reputation That I'm A Right-Winger'

Dave Mustaine has lamented what he perceives to be growing political divisiveness in the United States. Although heated political arguments have existed for hundreds of years, politics seem to be dividing Americans more and more. Consequences include marital stress, divorce, family separations and even sharp divides over national pastimes like football. "There was a time ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says His Twitter 'Feud' With JOE BONAMASSA Was 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner says that his supposed Twitter "feud" with Joe Bonamassa was blown out of proportion. Faulkner made headlines last month when he implored Bonamassa to "stop acting like a spoilt tit" after the blues/rock guitar titan complained about an online article based on one of his tweets. The online exchange started when ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Rules Out Another 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel: 'There's Many Reasons Why Not To Do It'

Michael Wilton says that there are no plans for QUEENSRŸCHE to release another sequel to the band's 1988 masterpiece "Operation: Mindcrime". The original "Operation: Mindcrime" album weaved themes of religion, drug abuse and underground, radical politics and was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in August 1991. By contrast, 2006's "Operation: ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says STEVE VAI Contributed Material To In-Progress ALCATRAZZ Album

Prior to GRAHAM BONNET BAND's March 15 performance in Helsinki, Finland, legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) was interviewed by Southeast Wreckmetal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On GRAHAM BONNET BAND's current European tour: Graham: "We have a new guitar ...

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SLIPKNOT Treated CHRIS FEHN Like A 'Second-Class Citizen,' Says His Attorney

An attorney for ex-SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn says that he was forced to take legal action against his former bandmates because he was presented with a contract that would have effectively relegated him to "second-class-citizen" status. On March 13, the 46-year-old Fehn sued SLIPKNOT's leaders, vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist Michael Shawn Crahan; the band's ...

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