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STEVE VAI On 'Generation Axe' Tour: 'We Didn't Want It To Be Just A Gang-Bang Of Guitar Freaks'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with PureGrainAudio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "Generation Axe" tour with fellow guitar heroes Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS): Steve: "It's fantastic. These ...

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WOLFMOTHER's ANDREW STOCKDALE Says His New Solo Album 'Slipstream' Is About 'Positive Energy' And 'Good Vibrations'

Following WOLFMOTHER's performance at the Foamhenge 2018 festival in Houston, Texas on November 4, vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale spoke with Front Row Joe of That Just Happened. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recently released second solo album, "Slipstream": Andrew: "I travel the ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist: 'Our Band Gets Closer And Closer Every Day; We Genuinely Love Each Other'

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass has revealed that "Attention Attention" is the first album he and his bandmates have written sober. The follow-up to 2015's "Threat To Survival" lyrically touches upon singer Brent Smith's former drug addiction and Bass's depression. "[There was] no drugs, no alcohol for any of us," Eric told Holland's FaceCulture (see video ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Frontman Discusses CONVERSE Footwear And Apparel Collaboration (Audio)

Vocalist Mike Muir of Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES spoke to the KLOS radio show "Whiplash" about the band's Converse collaboration. The Converse x Suicidal Tendencies collection is a collection of Chuck 70's and accompanying apparel based on digital and screen-printed graphics in the classic style of Ric Clayton, who designed posters ...

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Behind The Scenes: SLIPKNOT's 'All Out Life' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "All Out Life", the new video from SLIPKNOT, can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by the band's own M. Shawn Crahan, amassed 3.4 million views in the first 24 hours after the video was released. Views on the video are currently approaching the 16-million mark. According ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'The Ignorant Point' Performance From New Orleans

Professionally filmed video footage of PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS performing the song "The Ignorant Point" live on September 6 at Santos in New Orleans, Louisiana can be seen below (courtesy of Mike Holderbeast). The audio was recorded and mastered by Steven W. Richardson. PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' sophomore album, "Choosing Mental ...

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JOHN BUSH On ARMORED SAINT's Studio Output: 'The Way I See It, It's All About The Quality, Not The Quantity'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", conducted an interview with ARMORED SAINT vocalist John Bush prior to the band's August 17 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California where it was performing its seminal 1991 album "Symbol Of Salvation" in full. You can ...

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Post-Apocalypto - TENACIOUS D

TENACIOUS D has returned with its absurdist humor and tunes. The accolades bestowed upon the musical jokesters have been impressive and noteworthy. But while the platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning, one-of-a-kind comedy metal and hard rock duo started off strong, the duo certainly fumbled the ball and stumbled into the sidelines. The considerable talent at hand lends ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says USA Has 'Never Had Innocence' In Jab At DONALD TRUMP's 'Make America Great Again' Slogan

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he doesn't understand why people get so upset by celebrities using their fame and status to bring attention to contemporary political issues. "Look, everybody has opinions," he told Landry.Audio (hear audio below). "I see it online. I'll see entertainers — whether they're musicians or actors or whoever… painters; it ...

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FOREIGNER's Original Members Reunite On Stage In Los Angeles (Video)

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER played the first of four "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts Friday night (November 9) at Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater. The show, which marked the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER's second album, "Double Vision", featured all current bandmembers plus the original musicians who helped to put the iconic group on the map more ...

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DEVIL'S HAND Feat. MIKE SLAMER And LAST IN LINE's ANDREW FREEMAN: Listen To 'We Come Alive' Song

"We Come Alive", a song from DEVIL'S HAND, exciting new project featuring the amazing talents of two outstanding musicians — famed producer/guitarist/songwriter Mike Slamer and singer Andrew Freeman of LAST IN LINE — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the project's self-titled debut album, which will be released on December 7 via ...

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'Never Say Die!: Celebrating 50 Years Of Black Sabbath' Immersive Exhibition To Open In Los Angeles This Week

Home Of Metal has partnered with Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles to present "Never Say Die!: Celebrating 50 Years Of Black Sabbath". This immersive exhibition features portraits from the Home Of Metal BLACK SABBATH fan archive, historical photos, ephemera, and memorabilia sourced directly from the bandmembers, and a group art exhibition. Formed in Aston, Birmingham ...

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Video Premiere: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's 'Not Dead Yet'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released their music video for the song "Not Dead Yet". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Gravity", which was issued in June. The effort was made available through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in 2014 by Spinefarm ...

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