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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Possibility Of More 'Big Four' Shows: 'There's One Person That's Holding It Up For Everybody'

Prior to MEGADETH's June 10 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Heavymetal.dk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early guitar inspirations: Dave: "My inspirations were more along the guidelines of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ...

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KING'S X Frontman: 'A Lot Of My Peers, They Just Put Crap Out Now'

KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick was recently interviewed by Izzy Presley of "Another FN Podcast". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current musical tastes: Doug: "I go back to LED ZEPPELIN and [Jimi] Hendrix and THE BEATLES sometimes, but I keep moving forward. ...

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Burn it Down - THE DEAD DAISIES

One might be tempted to ask David Lowy and THE DEAD DAISIES just what the hell the band is trying to prove by ramming four studio albums, two EPs and a live package into a meager five-year span. Culling 14 singles to this point through the supergroup's latest slab, "Burn it Down", is it too ...

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Memories in Rock II - RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW

Longing for days gone by is especially heartfelt in hard rock and heavy metal music, the genre's diehards pining for substance in a music climate growing characterless. More so, they cling to familiarity like syrup to peaches. The mere suggestion of paying to watch a Freddie Mercury hologram, much less Ronnie James Dio in a ...

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YES: 50th-Anniversary Tour To Feature TONY KAYE As 'Special Guest'

As YES gear up for their North American summer tour celebrating the band's landmark Golden Anniversary, the prog rock pioneers have started to reveal exciting plans in store for the year, including special tour guests, five-album vinyl set and a U.S. fan convention. Their 50th anniversary not only celebrates the musical contributions of YES but ...

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JOE ELLIOTT's Previously Unreleased Cover Of 'This Is For You' To Appear On 'Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack'

UMe has announced the release of "Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack" on June 8. The album comes on the heels of the film's streaming debuts on Hulu and Amazon Prime following last year's successful theatrical run and the DVD/Blu-ray releases. The soundtrack is the first official career retrospective compilation for the guitar ...

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THE SEA WITHIN Feat. Members Of TRANSATLANTIC, PAIN OF SALVATION, THE FLOWER KINGS: First Trailer For Debut Album

THE SEA WITHIN — the new art-rock collective comprise of Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC, THE FLOWER KINGS), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Jonas Reingold (STEVE HACKETT, THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, THE TANGENT), Tom Brislin (YES SYMPHONIC, RENAISSANCE, SPIRALING, DEBORAH HARRY) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, STEVEN WILSON, UK, JOE SATRIANI) — will release its debut self-titled ...

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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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ICARUS WITCH Announces New Singer, Releases 'Goodbye Cruel World' Video

Pittsburgh-based traditional heavy metal outfit ICARUS WITCH has announced the addition of vocalist Andrew D'Cagna (BRIMSTONE COVEN, IRONFLAME) to the group's ranks. The band has also released a music video for "Goodbye Cruel World", the title track of its forthcoming studio album, due later this year via Cleopatra Records. "After working closely with Andrew in ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Releases 'Chasing Dragons' Video

WHITE WIZZARD's video for the song "Chasing Dragons" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Infernal Overdrive", which came out in January. Fans have long anticipated the return full-length from traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD, who revamped their lineup last year to include the return of their strongest players ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN: Why I Needed To Take A Break From THE WINERY DOGS

In a brand new interview with Sofa King Cool, guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was once again asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). "We did the first record [2013's self-titled album]; ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Is Okay With Not Being Part Of HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'I'm Not Really Living In The Past'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of MASTERPLAN: Roland: "I just finished a couple of [studio] productions like LORDS OF BLACK ...

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