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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: 'Am I Still A Christian?'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has once again clarified his recent comments about Christianity, insisting that he was only referring to the fact that he was "overzealous" and "obnoxious" with his faith when he first became a Christian. During a March 2021 appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Reflects On His Split With ICED EARTH: My Manager WENDY DIO Kept Saying, 'Get Out Of This Thing'

In a recent interview with Metal Mythos Aftershock, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, reflected on his split with the Jon Schaffer-led outfit. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It wasn't a very good parting. I was ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN On DISTURBED's New Music: 'We Really Wanted To Go Back To Where We Came From'

At last month's Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida, DISTURBED frontman David Draiman spoke to SiriusXM's Shannon Gunz about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Evolution" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This past week has just been amazing for the DISTURBED camp — like, amazing ...

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DERRICK GREEN Says 'Certain People' Thought SEPULTURA Was 'Definitely Over' When IGOR CAVALERA Left

During an appearance on a recent episode of "Stoke The Fire", the alternative lifestyle and culture podcast hosted by musician Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and DJ/presenter Matt Stocks ("Life In The Stocks"), SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green spoke about the departure of original drummer Igor Cavalera more than a decade and a half ago. Igor left ...

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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Cruise To Return In 2023

It's official: the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise will return in January 2023. The 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise creator, Swiss concert promoter Andy Piller, confirmed that the event was back on track after being canceled in 2021 and 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We've been working hard to secure a new ship, possibly ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: Why I Stopped Making Music

During a recent appearance on producer Rick Rubin's "Broken Record" podcast, punk rock icon Henry Rollins discussed his decision to stop making music 15 years ago after spending well over a decade recording and touring with ROLLINS BAND, his alt-rock powerhouse. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The smart thing I did as a younger ...

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Listen To DREAM THEATER's Cover Of Holiday Classic 'O Holy Night'

DREAM THEATER's official YouTube channel has uploaded the band's cover of the holiday classic "O Holy Night". The track was recorded during a soundcheck at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon on June 9, 1993 and was released three years later on a very rare fan-club-only Christmas CD. Last year, DREAM THEATER released a medley ...

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ROB HALFORD Dons JUDAS PRIEST Ugly Christmas Sweater For New 'Merry Christmas' Video Message

Rob Halford donned a JUDAS PRIEST ugly Christmas sweater as he shared a new "Merry Christmas" video message for his fans via Instagram. Check it out below. Rob captioned the video: "'Merry Christmas love and peace be with you' heavymetal #ink #christmas #love #family #friends #fans #one #world #peace #respect #all". Halford recently publicly revealed ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Houston, Texas

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's December 18 concert at RISE Rooftop in Houston, Texas can be viewed below. Earlier this month, Yngwie postponed several concerts on his U.S. tour "due to unforeseen circumstances" and "doctor's orders." Malmsteen's latest album, "Parabellum", was released in July via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Only four of the ...

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Ex-JOURNEY Frontman STEVE PERRY Blasts Auto-Tune, Says It 'Has Turned Everybody Into The Same Singer'

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry has criticized the pitch-correction technology Auto-Tune, saying it is the imperfections of the human voice that make music appealing. Created by musician and geophysical scientist Dr. Andy Hildebrand in 1997, Auto-Tune is a software program that digitally corrects pitch, allowing singers who sing off key to produce perfectly tuned vocal ...

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Former ICED EARTH Singers MATT BARLOW And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Unite On New ASHES OF ARES Song 'Monster's Lament'

ASHES OF ARES, the band featuring former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales, will release its third studio album, "Emperors And Fools", on January 21, 2022 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels. The LP ends with the eleven-minute-long epic "Monster's Lament" which features the long-imagined joining of forces between Barlow and another former ICED ...

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MASTODON's BRANN DAILOR Weighs In On ASTROWORLD Festival Disaster: 'It's A Horrible, Horrible Tragedy'

MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor has described the recent Astroworld concert tragedy as "a horrible situation." Ten people, including a 9-year-old and two teenagers, died while many more were injured after a crowd surge during Travis Scott's performance at the Houston music festival. The rapper has since been critized for appearing to keep the show going ...

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