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CLUTCH Vocalist Says Rock Is 'Pretty Piss Poor' In Regard To Keeping Up With Changes In Music Industry

Prior to CLUTCH's performance at the recent Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, vocalist Neil Fallon spoke with Shawn SixX of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CACTUS drummer Carmine Appice's praise for CLUTCH's cover of the blues standard "Evil", ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says Metal And Horror Are Both 'Really Good At Capturing Dark Emotions'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC) program "Q" about his exhibit of vintage horror film posters, "It's Alive!: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection", which is currently on display at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's GRAMMY Win

David Ellefson spoke to Sonic Perspectives about MEGADETH's first-ever Grammy win back in 2017 when he and his bandmates took home the trophy for "Best Metal Performance" for the title track of their latest album, "Dystopia". MEGADETH's "Dystopia" nod marked the band's twelfth Grammy nomination in the "Metal" category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best ...

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X JAPAN's YOSHIKI Donates $94,000 In Support Of Victims And Survivors Of Kyoto Animation Fire

X JAPAN's Yoshiki has donated 10 million Japanese yen (approximately $94,000) in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, Yoshiki made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ...

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ACE FREHLEY And ACCEPT To Headline Houston's FOAMHENGE Festival

The third annual Foamhenge music festival will take place Sunday, November 10 on the grounds of the Karbach Brewing Company in Houston, Texas. Foamhenge celebrates the legacy of hard rock and great beer. This year's artists will feature co-headliners Ace Frehley, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and original lead guitarist for KISS, along ...

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Watch ARCH ENEMY Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of ARCH ENEMY's July 15 concert at at GlavClub in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. This past January, ARCH ENEMY released a compilation, "Covered In Blood", of all cover songs the band has recorded throughout its career. Last fall, ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott revealed that he has commenced the songwriting ...

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IN FLAMES Releases Lyric Video For 'Voices'

The official lyric video for the song "Voices" from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "I, The Mask", which was released in March via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The 12-track disc reunites IN FLAMES with ...

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Watch Video For New REFUSED Single 'Blood Red'

Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy have partnered with REFUSED globally to deliver the band's opening salvo "Blood Red". The song is the first single off their upcoming album, "War Music", and is a straight forward declaration of the band's unwavering political and musical philosophy. Blending the musical and political passions that have helped the ...

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Watch Visualizer For KORN's New Song 'Cold'

The official visualizer for KORN's new song "Cold", directed and animated by Nicholas Fong, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Nothing", which will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner/Elektra. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz. KORN guitarist ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Shares Another Snippet From 'The Dirt' Audiobook

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", was recently made available in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. "The Dirt" is the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with this multi-voice edition performed by Sebastian ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Mechanix' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases Music Video For 'Dominion' Title Track

The official music video for "Dominion", the title track of the new album from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The disc will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed and edited by Oliver Route. For "Dominion", HAMMERFALL re-teamed with James Michael to do vocals at Red Level Three ...

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Former SAVATAGE Drummer's Gun Shop Under Fire For Controversial Political Billboard

A controversial billboard rented by Cherokee Guns, the North Carolina store owned by former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz, will soon be removed, according to the advertising company that owns the sign. Cherokee recently came under fire for its billboard mocking the minority female congresswomen known as "The Squad" — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Oman ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH To Publish Autobiography

Several online book retailers, including Google, Adlibris, Lehmanns and various Amazon sites, are advertising an upcoming autobiography from IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith. Titled "Monsters Of River And Rock: My Life As Iron Maiden's Compulsive Angler", the 288-page book will be released in May 2020 via Ebury, the non-fiction specialists of Penguin Random ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rings Now Available From THE GREAT FROG

The Great Frog, which has been hand-crafting rock jewelry in Carnaby, London since 1972, has announced a collaboration with British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. The Great Frog comments: "It is with great pleasure and excitement we announce the release of our TGF x Judas Priest collaboration. Inspired by some of the band's most iconic ...

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CHIMAIRA Singer MARK HUNTER Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer

CHIMAIRA singer Mark Hunter has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The Ohio-based musician revealed his diagnosis in a Facebook post earlier today (Thursday, August 1). He wrote: "Hello friends. There's no easy way to say it. I have thyroid cancer. "Last year during a physical, my doctor discovered a large mass in my neck. I ...

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THE FERRYMEN Feat. RAINBOW Singer, PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist: 'A New Evil' Album Due In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release THE FERRYMEN's sophomore album, titled "A New Evil", on October 11. The band, featuring guitarist Magnus Karlsson (MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL, PRIMAL FEAR), vocalist Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, LORDS OF BLACK) and drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL, VISION DIVINE), has also released a music video for the title ...

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ROB HALFORD: GLENN TIPTON Is 'Still Fully Immersed' In JUDAS PRIEST

Rob Halford says that Glenn Tipton "still fully immersed" in the world of JUDAS PRIEST, despite the fact that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 71-year-old guitarist announced his retirement from touring in February 2018 after revealing his unfortunate diagnosis. He passed on the torch to the producer of the "Firepower" LP, Andy Sneap. Asked ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Says MARIANNE WILLIAMSON Is First Presidential Candidate He Has Spoken To Who 'Understands Human Beings And Human Psyche'

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro spoke to Elle about his support of Marianne Williamson in the next presidential election, saying that she is the first candidate that he has ever spoken to who "understands human beings and human psyche." The author and spiritual adviser is one of six female candidates vying for the ...

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WOODSTOCK 50 Is Officially Canceled

Woodstock 50 has officially been canceled. Michael Lang, a co-founder of the original three-day concert, called off the event after attempting to move it to Maryland. Earlier this month, organizers attempted to relocate the festival to Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion after four failed attempts to stage the concert at Vernon Downs in Vernon, New York. ...

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