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Three-Fourths Of MACHINE HEAD's 'Burn My Eyes' Lineup To Reunite For 25th-Anniversary Tour

Three-fourths of MACHINE HEAD's "Burn My Eyes" lineup will reunite to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic debut album by performing the record on tour. Joining guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern will be returning members Logan Mader (guitarist) and Chris Kontos (drums). So far, two dates have been leaked, both in Italy: ...

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MICHAEL WILTON On QUEENSRŸCHE's 1999 'Q2K' Album: 'We Were Just Fragmented And Trying To Experiment'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE about the band's new studio album, "The Verdict". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On QUEENSRŸCHE still writing and recording new material well into their third decade as a ...

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MACHINE HEAD Is Holding Auditions For New Guitarist And Drummer

MACHINE HEAD has begun holding auditions to find replacements for drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel, who left the band last fall. During an Instagram live stream, frontman Robb Flynn revealed that the sessions are taking place at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with engineer Zack Ohren, who worked on the group's latest album, ...

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JOHN CORABI Reflects On His Years With MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'I'm Always Going To Be The Asterisk'

Vocalist John Corabi (THE DEAD DAISIES, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming Australian tour, in which he'll perform MÖTLEY CRÜE's self-titled 1994 album in its entirety for the final times: John: "I've got ...

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Original CANDLEMASS Vocalist JOHAN LÄNGQVIST On Why He Rejoined The Band: 'The Songs Really Hooked Me'

Prior to Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS's February 7 performance in Paris, vocalist Johan Längqvist spoke with Duke TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rejoining CANDLEMASS in 2018, 32 years after he performed on the group's debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus": Johan: ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX On 'The Dirt' Movie: 'We Wanted To Tell A Story That Had Multiple Layers'

Netflix's long-awaited MÖTLEY CRÜE biopic, "The Dirt", based on The New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by CRÜE and Neil Strauss, is finally hitting the flat-screen today (March 22) after 13 years of development limbo. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Pollstar that he and his bandmates were always confident that the film would eventually ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says JUDAS PRIEST Wouldn't Be Able To Stop Him From Re-Recording Songs From His Time With Band

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that JUDAS PRIEST wouldn't be able to stop him from re-recording the albums he made with the band. The Ohio-based singer created two studio LPs with the British heavy metal legends — 1997's "Jugulator" and 2001's "Demolition" — before the group reunited with Rob Halford. Asked by "J-Bunny's Music Hub" podcast ...

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SOTO To Release 'Origami' Album In May

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "BeLie", can be seen below. The clip was created by Cloud Music Typography. Jeff comments: ...

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P.O.D. Announces Spring 2019 Tour Dates With NONPOINT

Coming off an extremely successful European tour, rock veterans P.O.D. will bring their acclaimed live show back to America. The tour supporting their most recent release, "Circles", will run from May 10 to June 9 all over the country. NONPOINT, ISLANDER, NINE SHRINES and HYRO THE HERO will provide support on various dates. Singer Sonny ...

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ZEAL & ARDOR To Release 'Live In London'

Black metal blues alchemists ZEAL & ARDOR will drop "Live In London" on March 22 via MVKA/Radicallis. The 22-track album, which includes four previously unreleased songs, is the entire recording of the band's headline show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London on December 2017. It will be available digitally, on CD, and as a ...

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ROB HALFORD On Spate Of Suicides In Rock: 'It's Just This Terrible Thing That Doesn't Seem To Go Away'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has emphasized the importance of trying to end the stigma connected to talking about mental health. Halford made his comments while discussing the recent deaths of fellow musicians Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington and Keith Flint, all of whom took their own lives after battling substance abuse and depression. Acknowledging that ...

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NIKKI SIXX: 'I Stand 100 Percent Behind The #MeToo Movement'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx says that he fully supports the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment of women. Although MÖTLEY CRÜE was one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, shifting millions of records with its unique brand of glam metal, the band will be remembered more for its exploits off stage, including jaw-dropping groupie ...

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AMON AMARTH To Release 'Berserker' Album In May; First Single, 'Raven's Flight', Now Available

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their new album, "Berserker", on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The album's first single, "Raven's Flight", can be streamed ...

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BUCKCHERRY Singer Says Bassist KELLY LEMIEUX Is Doing 'Great,' Nearly Three Years After Being Diagnosed With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd recently spoke to Australia's Wall Of Sound about bassist Kelly LeMieux's battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The rocker was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease in June 2016 and has been in remission for more than two years. Todd said: "Kelly is doing so great. He handled that situation ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist's EMIGRATE Project: 'War' Music Video

"War", the new David Gesslbauer-directed video from EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, can be seen below. The song is taken from EMIGRATE's third album, "A Million Degrees", which was released last November 30 via Spinefarm Records. If there's a description that, personally and professionally, fits Kruspe like a Savile Row ...

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