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DAVID ELLEFSON Says New ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Album Came Together 'Seamlessly And Pretty Effortlessly'

Bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with PureGrainAudio about "Get It Out", the debut album by ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, his side project with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "rock" direction of the music of ALTITUDES ...

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THERAPY?: 'Kakistocracy' Video

The official music video for the song "Kakistocracy" from Northern Ireland rockers THERAPY? can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "Cleave", which was released in September via Marshall Records. THERAPY? vocalist and guitarist Andy Cairns says: "Michael [McKeegan, bass] actually sent me this riff. It was mid-paced, with ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Perform COAL CHAMBER Material On Tour With STATIC-X

DEVILDRIVER's upcoming co-headlining tour with STATIC-X will see the Dez Fafara-fronted outfit performing material from COAL CHAMBER, the band that put him on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the group's 1997 debut. COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue ...

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DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL: 'From Year To Year, From Tour To Tour, We Get Stronger At What We Do'

DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell recently spoke with Jake Taylor of the Edmonton, Alberta classic rock radio station K-97. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Vivian: "Who would have ...

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TOM MORELLO Hopes His New Solo Album Will Create 'A New Genre Of Rock 'N' Roll'

Politically minded guitarist Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, AUDIOSLAVE) was interviewed by Full Metal Jackie on the January 13 edition of her "Whiplash" program on Los Angeles's 95.5 KLOS radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether PROPHETS OF RAGE ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'I Am A Dick'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has responded to Andrew Freeman's recent comment that "a couple of guys" in the DIO DISCIPLES camp are "dicks." DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of singers, including Owens. Freeman, who formed LAST IN LINE in 2012 with original DIO members Vivian Campbell ...

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Watch LAST IN LINE Rehearse For Upcoming Tour

Video footage of LAST IN LINE rehearsing for its upcoming tour can be seen below. The trek is scheduled to kick off tonight (Thursday, January 17) in San Jose, California. LAST IN LINE's sophomore album, "II", will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was ...

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SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK And FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Set For INKCARCERATION MUSIC AND TATTOO FESTIVAL

The Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival has announced the massive lineup scheduled to perform at its second annual event, set to feature colossal rock headliners SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Quickly becoming one of the nation's premier rock festivals, Inkcarceration — taking place this year on July 12, 13 and 14 at the ...

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LAST IN LINE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Year Of The Gun'

The official lyric video for the song "Year Of The Gun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist GLEN DROVER Joined By QUEENSRŸCHE, TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members On WALLS OF BLOOD Debut

WALLS OF BLOOD, the new project led by Canadian guitarist Glen Drover, will release its debut album, "Imperium", on February 22 via Metalville. The disc will contain 10 songs of "high-class power metal," with guest appearances by some of the genre's most acclaimed vocalists, including Tim Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Todd ...

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'Ronnie Montrose Remembered' All-Star Memorial Concert To Feature Former Members Of DOKKEN, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS

The "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" concert will take place on Friday, January 25 at the M3 Live Anaheim Event Center. This all-star extravaganza will be hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk. Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by musicians whose own careers were influenced by his legendary, powerful sound. This celebratory concert ...

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MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Completes Recording Vocals For New TOOL Album

Maynard James Keenan says that he has completed recording his vocals for TOOL's long-awaited new album. The singer took to his Twitter account earlier today to write: "Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then U.S.-UK-Euro run w #APC. If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w @puscifer for #puscifer2020 ...

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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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