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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Defends Decision To Re-Record 'Burn My Eyes'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern, along with "Burn My Eyes"-era MH members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar), recently went into Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and re-recorded the debut album in its entirety. The sessions took place several months prior to the start of the "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Bassist Says He Doesn't Expect 'Drastic Departures' On Group's Next Album

Prior to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's performance at the recent Psycho Vegas festival in Las Vegas, bassist Mike Dean spoke with Shawn SixX of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's "surprised" at C.O.C.'s longevity: Mike: "Kind of. Yes and ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases Music Video For 'Rise' Title Track

The official music video for "Rise", the title track of the second solo album from CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer, can be seen below. The disc is being released today (Friday, September 13) via Cleopatra Records. The "Rise" song was written by Tom Keifer, Savannah Keifer with Keifer and Shawna Thompson of THOMPSON SQUARE. The official ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Slams Bands Who Rely On Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'I Think It's Too Easy To Fall Back On Technology'

Sebastian Bach recently spoke to the 94.3 The Shark radio station about his insistence on celebrating the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's self-titled debut album on his current tour by performing the entire LP completely live — without the aid of backing tracks. "I'm extremely proud to say that we are a band of real, ...

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TOM KEIFER: 'Touching The Divine' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Touching The Divine", a new solo song from CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming second solo album, "Rise", which will be released on September 13 via Cleopatra Records. Timing, as the saying goes, is everything. And when you're a career artist ...

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GIBSON Announces Release Of CHRIS CORNELL ES-335 Tribute Guitar

Gibson — the all American-made instrument brand — announced today the worldwide launch of the new, limited-edition Chris Cornell ES-335 Tribute guitar. The Chris Cornell ES 335 Tribute honors the rock legend who has left a modern legacy and contribution to music history that transcends genres. A pre-sale will officially begin on August 27; on ...

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Hear New QUIET RIOT Song 'Don't Call It Love'

"Don't Call It Love", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Playing With Members Of LED ZEPPELIN: 'It Was Definitely One Of The Highlights Of My Musical Career'

ALTER BRIDGE and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy says that his 2008 studio jam with the instrumental members of LED ZEPPELIN was "definitely one of the highlights of [his] musical career." Kennedy rehearsed and wrote music with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham over the course of two sessions after Page ...

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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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Desert Rock Veterans Unite To Form BIG SCENIC NOWHERE

From the brain trust of revered desert rock veterans Gary Arce (YAWNING MAN) and Bob Balch (FU MANCHU) comes the new psychedelic-stoner rock outfit BIG SCENIC NOWHERE. The band will release its debut EP, "Dying On The Mountain", on September 13 via Blues Funeral Recordings. As friends and pioneering legends in the Palm Desert rock ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Display 10 Custom Cars At Petersen Automotive Museum

According to Hagerty, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has donated his collection of 10 highly regarded custom cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum. The announcement was made at the museum's annual press conference at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, along with news on the Petersen's upcoming "Hypercars" exhibit, and the institution's acquisition of 30 ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To Live Stage: 'It Was A Bit Of A Whirlwind'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman on stage earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom to perform four songs. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel ...

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