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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'We're Still Making Great Metal Albums'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Biff Byford of British metal legends SAXON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what SAXON's expectations were upon the release of the band's 1979 self-titled debut album: Biff: "[When] the first album came out, we were ...

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MARDUK Guitarist: 'I Will Never Let Anybody Tell Me What To Do'

Jerry of Rauta conducted an interview with guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson of Swedish black metal veterans MARDUK after the band's May 18 performance at this year's Steelfest in Hyvinkää, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new drummer Simon "BloodHammer" Schilling: Morgan: "The thing ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform At Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's July 13 performance at the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's ...

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HALESTORM Singer On Whether Rap Artists Are New 'Rock Stars': 'Unless You're Underground With Us, You're Probably Not'

Last December, BRING ME THE HORIZON frontman Oli Sykes rekindled the debate over the so-called decaying current state of rock music, echoing the sentiment of the mainstream that rap artists are the new "rock stars" based largely on their flamboyant lifestyles and oversized fanbases. "Rappers are almost the new rock 'n' roll or punk or ...

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Watch TARJA TURUNEN Perform With WITHIN TEMPTATION At Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen joined Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION on stage last night (Saturday, July 13) at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic to perform the song "Paradise (What About Us?)". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The studio version of "Paradise (What About Us?)" — ...

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VINNIE STIGMA Calls AGNOSTIC FRONT's 'Victim In Pain' Debut 'The Greatest Mistake Of My Life'

Germany's Moshpit Passion recently conducted an interview with guitarist Vinnie Stigma of legendary New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 35th anniversary tour of AGNOSTIC FRONT's influential "Victim In Pain" debut: Vinnie: "I call it 'the greatest mistake ...

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Ex-VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER Performs In Denver (Video)

Decibel Geek TV has uploaded video footage of Janet Gardner's July 12 concert at The Venue in Denver, Colorado. Check out the clips below. Gardner's second solo album, "Your Place In The Sun", was released on May 31 via Pavement Entertainment. Like her 2017 debut self-titled solo album, the new LP is a collaboration with ...

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Video: MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Performs In Baltimore During 'Basstory - More Life With Deth' Tour

Video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's July 12 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" performance at Fish Head Cantina in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. The "Basstory - More Life With Deth" shows feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Englewood, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's July 12 performance at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey can be seen below. RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier recently confirmed that the band is planning to release new music in 2020. "It's natural for us to, obviously, record," Croucier said during an appearance ...

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Van Fire Causes Cancelation Of BETRAYING THE MARTYRS Tour Dates

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS has been forced to cancel the rest of their North American summer "Rapture" tour, including Thursday night's (July 11) show in Orangevale, California, after being involved in a serious auto incident following the band's show in Los Angeles. All crew and band members are safe. The incident happened around 4 a.m. when ...

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Why Didn't OZZY OSBOURNE Join His BLACK SABBATH Bandmates At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends'? SHARON OSBOURNE Explains

Sharon Osbourne says that she refused to let Ozzy attend the "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" event this past spring because she was "pissed off" over The Recording Academy's treatment of BLACK SABBATH. The pioneering British heavy metal band was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the May 11 awards ceremony and live tribute ...

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AMON AMARTH Guitarist: 'We Always Try To Make The Next Album A Little Better Than The Previous One'

Prior to AMON AMARTH's June 11 performance in Bratislava, Slovakia, guitarist Johan Söderberg spoke with Rocker.sk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Berserker": Johan: "The inspiration was, 'We're going to make the best songs we can.' That's usually always ...

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BUCKCHERRY Singer Says Live Backing Tracks Take Away From Rock Concerts' 'Spontaneity': 'They're Becoming Like Pop Shows'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with Lee Eckley of the Toronto radio station 94.9 The Rock. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring at age 48: Josh: "This is a very physically demanding gig. Thank God I went through a lot of stuff before ...

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WARRANT Drummer Says He Underwent Radical Prostatectomy Following Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

WARRANT drummer Steven Sweet recently spoke with Travis of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF-FM. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current "Dirty 30" tour, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of the group's debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer On 'Atonement' Album: 'It's Musically The Most Diverse Record We've Done As A Band'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's forthcoming album, "Atonement": Jesse: "I think it's musically the most diverse record we've done as a band, and lyrically, I feel like I really captured different ...

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Watch KISS Perform In London

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's July 11 concert at the O2 Arena in London, England can be seen below. According to Billboard, the first North American leg of KISS's "End Of The Road" tour grossed $58.7 million and sold 518,395 tickets. The trek kicked off on January 31 in Vancouver and played an ...

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TRIVIUM: Pro-Shot Video Of VAINSTREAM ROCKFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of TRIVIUM's entire June 29 performance at Vainstream Rockfest in Münster, Germany can be seen below. Featured songs: 0:26 The Sin And The Sentence 6:43 Beyond Oblivion 12:41 Until The World Goes Cold 19:17 The Heart From Your Hate 23:38 Strife 28:24 Capsizing The Sea - In Waves TRIVIUM is continuing ...

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