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DUFF MCKAGAN On Possibility Of IZZY STRADLIN Playing With GUNS N' ROSES Again: 'That Is Something That We Tried To Make Happen'

Gregg Stone of Northern Colorado radio station 92.9 The Bear recently conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he has plans to write a book about his recent experiences on the ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Undergoing Surgery On Both Knees

Corey Taylor is recovering after undergoing surgery on both his knees. Earlier today (Friday, May 10), the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman posted an Instagram photo showing him lying in bed and flashing a smile for the camera while wearing a hospital gown and cap. He included the following caption: "Surgery in both knees today- ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Lyric Video For Remastered 'Heaven Denies'

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, recently released remastered versions of its first two albums on all digital platforms. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), "Demons & Wizards" (2000) and "Touched By The Crimson King" (2005) will also be released ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of SKID ROW's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. SKID ROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Australia's Golden Robot Records. The the final chapter of the band's "United World Rebellion" trilogy will be released later this year. The disc was recorded at ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour North America With EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET

Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers KATAKLYSM will embark on a North American tour in September. Support on the "Meditations Over North America 2019" trek will come from EXHORDER, KRISIUN and HATCHET. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. KATAKLYSM is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Meditations", which was released last ...

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It's Official: HELLYEAH Recruits STONE SOUR Drummer ROY MAYORGA

HELLYEAH has officially recruited STONE SOUR's Roy Mayorga as its new drummer. Earlier today, HELLYEAH released the following statement via social media: "Please welcome our dear friend and brother Roy Mayorga, who will be guesting behind the drum kit as we honor our brother Vinnie Paul. These men had so much love and mutual respect ...

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SHINEDOWN Releases Piano Version Of 'Get Up'

SHINEDOWN has released a stunning new piano version of its anthemic single "Get Up", which has become a crossover hit and is about to break into the Top 30 at Hot AC after spending several weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart.The new stripped-down version, propelled by the undeniable power of frontman ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS And RIVAL SONS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and RIVAL SONS will embark on their first ever co-headlining U.S. tour this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 12-city outing will begin September 13 in Baltimore and see the two bands performing on intimate stages across the states including The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheater in New York City, The Fillmore ...

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ENTOMBED Will Record New Music Soon, Says ALEX HELLID

Original ENTOMBED members Alex Hellid (guitar), Uffe Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) are planning to record some of their newly composed material for release in the coming months. ENTOMBED has been virtually inactive since it played its groundbreaking 1991 album, "Clandestine", in its entirety at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden on November 12, 2016. ...

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WOODSTOCK 50 Organizer Says Financial Backer Doesn't Have 'The Right' To Cancel Festival

Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang has released a lengthy new statement vowing that his 50th-anniversary festival will take place, despite the event's main investors announcing it was canceled yesterday. On Monday (April 29), Dentsu, one of the festival's backers, announced that the show, organized in part by Lang, would not proceed. Dentsu said in a statement: ...

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DARON MALAKIAN On SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'As Bandmembers, We Tend To Have Different Ways Of Wanting To Do Things'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian has once again said that it's unlikely the band will make new music anytime soon. Last summer, Malakian publicly accused singer Sej Tankian of not wanting to record, with Tankian responding that creative and financial issues with Malakian led to the stalemate. In a message on Facebook, Tankian ...

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ATREYU Drummer: 'We're Very Much A Band That Will Do What We Feel Regardless Of What The Consequence May Be'

Brandon Saller says ATREYU's self-imposed three-year hiatus was "good" for the band, allowing him and his bandmates to pursue opportunities beyond ATREYU, not to mention providing them with a break after over a decade of regular touring and album releases. As one of the leading acts from the Orange County, California hard rock/metal scene that ...

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AMON AMARTH's OLAVI MIKKONEN Says Band 'Wanted To Create More Dynamics' On 'Berserker' Album

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for AMON AMARTH's upcoming studio album, "Berserker": Olavi: "Since [2016's] 'Jomsviking' was a ...

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Jacoozzi - BRANT BJORK

Brant Bjork is revered as a legend in the niche, rock 'n' roll realm of fuzz 'n' filth—desert rock and stoner rock, that is. He has been involved with numerous projects during his career, even delving into hardcore punk early on. But he's primarily known for his work with the band from which QUEENS OF ...

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