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MACHINE HEAD Bassist JARED MACEACHERN Dislocates Shoulder

MACHINE HEAD bassist Jared MacEachern has dislocated his shoulder in a mountain biking accident. As a result, he will be forced to wear a sling but will not require any surgery. He is expected to fully recover in time for the launch of the band's "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary tour in October. Jared wrote in ...

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MANOWAR Cancels Tonight's Appearance At France's HELLFEST

MANOWAR canceled its appearance at Hellfest just hours before the band was supposed to take the stage. The band was scheduled perform at the annual festival in Clisson, France tonight (Friday, June 21), but Hellfest organizers announced that MANOWAR called off its appearance. Hellfest issued the following statement: "Despite a presence on site on June ...

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SAXON Has Begun Writing Music For Follow-Up To 'Thunderbolt'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2018 album "Thunderbolt". Vocalist Biff Byford spoke about SAXON's upcoming activities during an interview with 4Sound at this month's Sweden Rock Festival. He said (see video below): "We've got a 40th-anniversary album coming out, a live album. And it's got ...

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STATIC-X Kicks Off 'Wisconsin Death Trip' 20th-Anniversary Tour In Tempe (Video)

STATIC-X kicked off its reunion tour Tuesday night (June 18) in Tempe, Arizona. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to late STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER and support from DOPE. Fan-filmed video footage of the Tempe concert can be seen ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform Acoustic Set At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

ANTHRAX played an acoustic set over the weekend at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The event was part of Zippo Encore's "Zippo Sessions", exclusive, intimate acoustic sessions with some of the hottest bands playing at the major festivals that the company booth attends. Watch video footage of the performance below. ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform RATT's 'Wanted Man'

KINGS OF CHAOS headlined the Republic Of Texas (ROT) Rally this past Saturday (June 15) in Austin, Texas. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist ...

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DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA: Why I Became A Vegan

During a recent interview with Australia's Heavy magazine, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara spoke at length about his decision to become a vegan four years ago. "I did that for the suffering of animals," Fafara explained," (hear audio below). "If you've ever seen how a cow suffers... Yeah, you may love cheese, but you ...

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TONY CAMPOS Doesn't Know If STATIC-X Will Continue After 'Wisconsin Death Trip' 20th-Anniversary Tour

Dave The Interview Guy recently conducted an interview with STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On getting the blessing from late frontman Wayne Static's family to proceed with the "Wisconsin Death Trip" 20th-anniversary tour: Tony: "Yeah, absolutely. Every ...

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Video Premiere: NONPOINT's 'Fix This'

NONPOINT has released a music video for the song "Fix This", directed by Eric Richter. Check it out below. "There are two sides of everything that's broken," said singer Elias Soriano. "One side lives in the world of destruction and the other in the world of repair. The song 'Fix This' dives into what it ...

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Former STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN Says He Was Involved In Making Of Band's New Album, 'Project Regeneration'

Former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has confirmed that he was involved in the making of the band's upcoming album. Titled "Project Regeneration", the disc will feature the last recordings of the group's late frontman Wayne Static, who passed away more than four years ago. The rest of the band's original lineup — bassist Tony Campos, ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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