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LAST IN LINE Bassist PHIL SOUSSAN Says 'Global Temperature Fluctuations Are Caused Primarily By Solar Activity'

LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has weighed in on the environmental Green New Deal, saying that "global temperature fluctuations are caused primarily by solar activity." The landmark proposal by Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seeks to address climate change and income inequality, but has often been subject of mocking by Republicans, who believe it to be ...

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XENTRIX To Release 'Bury The Pain' Album This Summer

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's new album, "Bury The Pain", will be released in the summer. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy and can be seen below. XENTRIX made its ...

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LAST IN LINE: Making Of 'Blackout The Sun' Song (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which was released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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SCOTT STAPP To Release 'The Space Between The Shadows' Album In July; 'Purpose For Pain' Visualizer Video Available

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, vocalist, and frontman Scott Stapp will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records. The visualizer video for the disc's bombastic first single, "Purpose For Pain", can be seen below. "The Space Between The Shadows" documents a five-year journey to find meaning — and redemption ...

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WATAIN Blasts Singapore's 'Tragic Excuse For A Government' And 'Honorless Rats' Who Forced Concert Cancelation

WATAIN has slammed Singapore's "tragic excuse of a government" and the "honorless rats" who were responsible for the cancelation of the band's concert in the country. The Swedish black metallers were scheduled to perform in Singapore on Thursday evening, but the show was scrapped that same afternoon by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), following ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's Wife To Publish First Novel In April

Susan Holmes McKagan, the wife of GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, will publish her first novel, "The Velvet Rose", on April 16 via Rare Bird Books. Susan told Westlake Malibu Lifestyle about the book: "It's the earnest generation authenticity of a '90s 'coming of age' page-turning novel. It has a strong lead female protagonist ...

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HALESTORM Was 'Ready' To Get Heavier On 'Vicious' Album

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about the heavier musical direction of HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", compared to its predecessor, 2015's "Into The Wild Life", Lzzy said: "I think that we were just ready ...

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LAST IN LINE Members Discuss Making Of 'II' Album (Video)

In the eight-minute video below, the four members of LAST IN LINE — guitarist Vivian Campbell, drummer Vinny Appice, vocalist Andrew Freeman and bassist Phil Soussan — give you insight into the making of their "II" album. "II" will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new ...

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IN FLAMES Vocalist ANDERS FRIDÉN On Professional 'Marriage' With Guitarist BJÖRN GELOTTE: 'I Need Him; He Needs Me'

IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén recently spoke with PureGrainAudio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the singles released to date from the group's new album, "I, The Mask", are representative of the record as a whole: Anders: "I think the songs that ...

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K.K. DOWNING: 'Physically And Technically, RIPPER Was A Better Singer Than ROB HALFORD, Because TIM Was Always In Tune'

Andrew Catania of All That Shreds recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. An excerpt from the chat follows below. All That Shreds: Comparing [longtime JUDAS PRIEST singer] Rob [Halford] to [former JUDAS PRIEST frontman] Ripper [Tim Owens], who do you feel is a better fit for PRIEST? Downing: ...

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Video Premiere: LAST IN LINE's 'Blackout The Sun'

The official music video for the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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Video: AEROSMITH Performs At STEVEN TYLER's Second Annual 'Grammy Awards Viewing Party'

Last night, iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler celebrated his second annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund with over 500 friends and supporters, including Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Alice Cooper, and more at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Hosted by Jane Lynch, the exclusive gala featured a live viewing of the ...

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