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STATUS QUO To Release 'Backbone' Album In September

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO has been through a lot, they have chalked up 130 shows as a ...

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NITA STRAUSS On 'Beauty' Of Instrumental Music: 'The Songs Can Mean Whatever You Need Them To Mean'

ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss recently spoke with Sara of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of her "Hurricane" nickname: Nita: "It actually came from the first write-up of my first band ever. There was a little ...

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES: Audio Snippets Of Entire 'Rise' Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' second album, "Rise", can be streamed below. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES are built around the undeniable chemistry between rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper. "Rise" will be released on June 21 on earMUSIC as a ...

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Video Premiere: BADFLOWER's 'Promise Me'

BADFLOWER has released the official music video for the song "Promise Me", taken from the band's critically acclaimed debut album, "OK, I'M SICK". The track's expressive lyrics and smooth guitar riffs punctuate its message about holding on to love and the hope of youth. BADFLOWER frontman Josh Katz stated about "Promise Me": "The concept of ...

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HE IS LEGEND Releases 'Boogiewoman' Video

"Boogiewoman", the new Myles Erfurth-directed video from North Carolina's HE IS LEGEND, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "White Bat", which will be released on June 28 via Spinefarm Records. HE IS LEGEND frontman Schuylar Croom commented: "Myles Erfurth and I have been trying to team up for ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Failed Reunion Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Lineup: 'We Gave It Everything We Had To Try To Make It Work'

David Ellefson says that he and Dave Mustaine tried "everything" to make a reunion of MEGADETH's "Rust In Peace" lineup work. The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover in 2014. Drummer Nick Menza was approached by Mustaine and Ellefson to replace ...

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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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METALLICA: Photo Exhibition, Pop-Up Shop To Coincide With London Concert

Kerrang!, the world's greatest global rock brand and the U.K.'s only weekly music magazine has announced a collaboration with House Of Vans to bring a one-of-a-kind, one-stop-shop METALLICA spectacle to London to coincide with the band's Kerrang! Awards nomination and its forthcoming Twickenham show. The extravaganza will include an epic photo exhibition which will not ...

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Video: DEE SNIDER Performs In Malta

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's May 31 concert at Aria Complex in Malta can be seen below. The TWISTED SISTER frontman is continuing to tour in support of his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey ...

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MANOWAR's JOEY DEMAIO: 'We Are Not Retiring'

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio says that the band is "not retiring," despite the fact that it announced its "final" tour more than three years ago. Back in May 2016, MANOWAR revealed that it would say "thank you", "farewell" and "goodbye" to its fans on a world tour that would be "bigger and beyond anything" the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Was Told He Was Too Short To Audition For KISS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke with Sam Ash Music. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he practices: Marty: "I've never considered anything that I've done practicing. I was never one of those wood-shedding in a bedroom with a metronome type. [I've] always ...

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Video Premiere: DEATH ANGEL's 'I Came For Blood'

The official JayLaced Productions-produced music video for the song "I Came For Blood" from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "Humanicide", which is being released today (Friday, May 31) via Nuclear Blast Records. With "Humanicide", DEATH ANGEL has ...

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Video Premiere: DEE SNIDER's 'Tomorrow's No Concern'

Dee Snider's video for the song "Tomorrow's No Concern" can be seen below. The track is taken from the TWISTED SISTER frontman's latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: 'The Day I Give Up Singing Is The Day I Drop Down Dead'

Dennis Gray of "The Australian Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the RAINBOW song "Lost In Hollywood", which appears on the band's 1979 "Down To Earth" album: Graham: "That's ...

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