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Is DEVILDRIVER's 'Outlaws 'Til The End' A Country Album?

DEVILDRIVER's long-awaited full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", will be released on July 6 via Napalm Records. The disc is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal ...

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KISS Manager On Why He Believes Band Can Continue Without Original Members: This Isn't 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Veteran talent manager Doc McGhee (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI) was recently interviewed by Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his early days as a manager: Doc: "You start [by] learning what not to do. If you have ...

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Listen To WITCH CASKET's Entire 'Hatred Index' EP

"Hatred Index", the debut EP from the Southern California blackened death metal outfit WITCH CASKET, can be streamed in its entirety below. The effort was produced, engineered and mixed by the band's guitarist, Colin "Nylock" Cameron, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering. Nylock handled guitar, bass, drums, piano, keyboards and orchestral arrangements, ...

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Video Premiere: PARKWAY DRIVE's 'Prey'

"Prey", the new Neal Walters-directed video from the Australian metal band PARKWAY DRIVE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming studio album, "Reverence", which will be released on May 4 via Epitaph Records. Frontman Winston McCall stated about the follow-up to 2015's "Ire": "'Reverence' represents the most honest and personal ...

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WITCH CASKET To Release 'Hatred Index' EP

Southern California blackened death metal outfit WITCH CASKET will release its debut EP, "Hatred Index", on April 27. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by the band's guitarist, Colin "Nylock" Cameron, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering. The band plans to release a music video for their new single "The True ...

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DEVILDRIVER Recruits LAMB OF GOD, FEAR FACTORY Members For Country Covers Album, 'Outlaws 'Til The End'

DEVILDRIVER's long-awaited full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", will be released on July 6 via Napalm Records. The disc is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Hopes To Change Live Music Again With 'Kind Heaven'

The music, film and entertainment visionaries behind a groundbreaking new entertainment venture have announced that Kind Heaven will open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas in 2019. Kind Heaven is the result of a partnership between Perry Farrell, whose Lollapalooza franchise has revolutionized the modern music festival, Immersive Artistry, whose award-winning co-founders have been ...

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SPOCK'S BEARD To Release 'Noise Floor' Album In May

U.S. progressive rockers SPOCK'S BEARD will release their 13th studio album, "Noise Floor", on May 25. For this disc, Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros and Ryo Okumoto are joined in the studio once again by drummer and original member Nick D'Virgilio. SPOCK'S BEARD is a band that is in a continual state of evolution, ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer, JOURNEY Guitarist Plot Massive Tour In Hilarious 'Mission Possible' Video

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott and JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon have released a hilarious video touting their massive upcoming co-headlining tour. The clip, titled "Mission Possible", shows the two plotting their 60-plus-city trek this summer in a hilarious behind-the-scenes fashion. Promising to be one of the top tours of the year, the North American trek ...

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MARCO MENDOZA: Lyric Video For 'Sweetest Emotions'

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On New Year's Eve Photo With MIKE PORTNOY: 'It's Good To Maintain Good Relationships'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci says that fans shouldn't read anything into his recent encounter with Mike Portnoy, explaining that he continues to maintain a "good relationship" with his former bandmate. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He ...

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JOURNEY Guitarist: 'People Like To Create Controversy'

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon was recently interviewed by the St. Louis, Missouri classic rock radio station KSHE 95. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ever expected JOURNEY to once again play stadiums: Neal: "Good music is great music, and I think it's timeless. ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Calls It Quits Once Again

Chicago metallers DIRGE WITHIN have once again called it quits — five months after playing their comeback concert. DIRGE WITHIN guitarist Shaun Glass said in a statement: "As many of you have rightly suspected, DIRGE WITHIN has sadly come to an end. Being the creator and sole founding member of the band, I tried to ...

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DON AIREY On Possibility Of RITCHIE BLACKMORE Playing With DEEP PURPLE Again: 'I Wouldn't Count On That Happening'

Don Airey says that fans shouldn't count on seeing a DEEP PURPLE reunion with Ritchie Blackmore. Blackmore is a co-founder of DEEP PURPLE and wrote many of their most memorable riffs, including "Smoke On The Water", but he has not played with the group since his 1993 departure. Steve Morse effectively took over Blackmore's slot ...

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How Did NEAL SCHON Resolve His Public Feud With JONATHAN CAIN? 'We Just Don't Talk,' The JOURNEY Guitarist Says

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has commented on his war of words with Jonathan Cain over a White House visit by several members of the band. Schon and the keyboardist feuded publicly on social media last summer after Cain, singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory were photographed with President Donald Trump. Cain is married to ...

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Watch MARCO MENDOZA's Video For 'Viva La Rock' Title Track

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in ...

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NEAL SCHON Joins JOE SATRIANI, PHIL COLLEN, JOHN PETRUCCI For 'Superstition' Cover In Oakland (Video)

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon appeared as a guest at this past Sunday's "G3" concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The "G3" tour features Joe Satriani, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and DREAM THEATER axeman John Petrucci. The four musicians were joined by singer extraordinaire Debbi Blackwell-Cook (DELTA DEEP) for an electric rendition of ...

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