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DANKO JONES On Rock's Current 'Underground' Status: 'It's Almost Outsider Music, And I Like That'

DANKO JONES's namesake vocalist/guitarist recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "A Rock Supreme": Danko: "We never try to 'say' anything — we just try to write a bunch of good-sounding rock ...

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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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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Rattlehead' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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UGLY KID JOE's WHITFIELD CRANE To Embark On First-Ever Solo Tour

This September, UGLY KID JOE singer Whitfield Crane will embark on his first-ever solo tour. This unique show, dubbed "Playing All The Songs", will allow Whit to play tracks from his extensive back catalog for the very first time, including songs from ANOTHER ANIMAL, MEDICATION, LIFE OF AGONY, YELLOWCAKE, RICHARDS/CRANE and, of course, UGLY KID ...

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JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI, GENE HOGLAN Among Guests On BRYAN BELLER's 'Scenes From The Flood' Solo Album

As a bassist and composer, Bryan Beller (THE ARISTOCRATS, JOE SATRIANI, DETHKLOK, STEVE VAI) has never been accused of being insufficiently driven. But nothing he's done before can truly prepare audiences for his newest release, the massively ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept album "Scenes From The Flood", scheduled for worldwide release on September 13. ...

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Here Are New Photos Of VINNIE PAUL's And DIMEBAG's Gravesite

New photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott's grave marker next to that of his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, can be seen below. The pictures were taken by Steve Quarrella and tweeted out by Black Sabbath Online's Joe Siegler, who wrote in an accompanying message: "A friend of mine was in Arlington TX today and ...

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HALESTORM Members Perform Acoustic Set At Nashville Bar (Video)

Three-quarters of HALESTORMLzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith — played a five-song acoustic set Saturday night (July 6) at Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. HALESTORM and GODSMACK will join forces for a month-long U.S. tour in the fall. The trek ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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Video: GREAT WHITE Performs At Colorado's FREEDOM FEST

Fan-filmed video footage of GREAT WHITE's June 29 performance at the Freedom Fest in Golden, Colorado can be seen below. GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall recently confirmed to the "Music Mania" podcast that the band is working on new material with its latest addition, singer Mitch Malloy. "We've been writing songs," Mark said. "In fact, ...

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JOE SATRIANI Says 'Door Is Always Open' For CHICKENFOOT To Reunite

Joe Satriani says that "the door is always open" for CHICKENFOOT to reunite for more live shows and possible new music. The supergroup, which features the legendary guitarist alongside former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has been largely inactive since 2012 when ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI Cover GUNS N' ROSES' 'Paradise City'

KINGS OF CHAOS performed at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Illinois on June 22. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist James LoMenzo (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ...

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