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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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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH On Upcoming Album: 'It's So Special'

At this weekend's Epicenter music festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to SiriusXM's Jose Mangin about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" is once again being produced by Nick Raskulinecz and will feature songwriting collaborations with GOLDFINGER's ...

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LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER Is Now Managing BETRAYING THE MARTYRS

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has announced the addition of French metalcore kings BETRAYING THE MARTYRS to his management agency, Kintsugi Management. BETRAYING THE MARTYRS vocalist Aaron Matts said in a statement: "We are beyond excited to announce our collaboration with the legendary Chris Adler and Kintsugi Management. To be on board the same ...

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(HED) P.E. To Release 'Stampede' Album In June

(HED) P.E. will release its new album, "Stampede", on June 21 via Pavement Entertainment. The follow-up to 2016's "Forever" "fus[es] elements of rock, punk, hip-hop and reggae and is ready to deliver on the eclectic and evolving sound synonymous with (HED) P.E.," according to a press release. "Stampede" is currently available for pre-order, and with ...

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TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST, Others Have Their EPICENTER Festival Performances Canceled Due To Severe Weather

TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST and THE CULT are among the artists who had their sets canceled earlier tonight (Saturday, May 11) at the Epicenter music festival in Rockingham, North Carolina because of severe weather. The festival organizers released a statement, saying: "For the safety of fans, artists, and staff, the county of Richmond has determined that ...

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AMY LEE: EVANESCENCE Will 'Hopefully' Release New Album In 2020

Amy Lee says that EVANESCENCE will spend much of 2019 working on material for the follow-up to 2011's self-titled effort. Speaking to SiriusXM's Grant Random at this weekend's Epicenter festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, the singer said (see video below): "This is sort of a creation year for us. We're playing a few festivals and ...

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Watch GHOST Perform In Zurich As Support Act For METALLICA

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's May 10 performance at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland as the support act for METALLICA can be seen below. Last week, GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge confirmed to Revolver that he will return to the studio in January 2020 to begin work on the band's follow-up to 2018's "Prequelle" album. Forge ...

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PAUL STANLEY's 'Backstage Pass' Book Sells More Than 11,000 Copies In First Week

KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", sold more than 11,000 copies in its first week of release. The title arrived on April 30, 2019 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. Earlier today, Stanley tweeted: "TEN THOUSAND hardcovers, over FIVE HUNDRED ebooks and ...

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COAL CHAMBER Members Reunite

Three members of COAL CHAMBER reunited Friday night (May 10) at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. Earlier today, vocalist Dez Fafara posted an Instagram photo of him, guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascón and bassist Nadja Peulen hanging out at what appears to be a local bar, along with the following caption: "About last night 'WE' ...

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GLENN HUGHES Postpones U.K. Tour Due To Illness

Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK SABBATH) has been forced to postpone his previously announced U.K. tour, which was due to start May 14 and run through May 24. According to a statement posted on Hughes's social media, "he needs to be treated for an illness that while not life threatening, ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Fresno

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's May 7 concert at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts in Fresno, California can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user fresnosean379). Malmsteen told the Los Angeles Daily News about his current string of California shows: "They'll be pretty much the same what I always do: just craziness, a ...

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MEGADETH Enters Studio For New Album Pre-Production

MEGADETH has entered a studio in Franklin, Tennessee to begin pre-production for its follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. Earlier today, the band tweeted a series of photos from the studio, along with the following caption: "It begins #megadeth16" MEGADETH's sessions for the new disc are being co-produced by Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on "Dystopia". ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Praises 'Focused' And 'Breathtaking' GEOFF TATE: 'He Sounds Like 1988'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe AVANTASIA to the uninitiated: Tobias: "It's an interesting question. I always say it's more song-oriented, less polished ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Quality Front-Row Video Of Atlanta Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's May 8 concert at Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user R. Albert). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Necromancer 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. The Sentinel 04. Spectre 05. (Take These) Chains 06. Judas Rising 07. Out In The ...

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