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GLENN HUGHES Doesn't See BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Returning To Studio Before 2020

In a brand new interview with Midlands Metalheads Radio, Glenn Hughes spoke about the possibility of more live performances from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the band he formed with drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), guitarist Joe Bonamassa and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL). "When we got back together about 18 months ago, ...

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JEFF PILSON Is 'Thrilled Beyond Belief' With 'Phenomenal' New Album Featuring Three-Fourths Of Classic DOKKEN Lineup

Bassist/producer Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER) has confirmed that recording sessions for the new album featuring three-fourths of the classic DOKKEN lineup and vocalist Robert Mason (WARRANT, LYNCH MOB) have been completed. Just don't ask him about the name of the group, which was originally reported to be SUPER STROKE. "The band does have a new ...

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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES: LOU GRAMM And KELLY HANSEN 'Really Respect Each Other's Vocal Ability'

FOREIGNER's first-ever ticketed reunion concert featuring all original members will take place on August 4 at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones and FOREIGNER to rock through some of the best-selling songs from the band's 10 multi-platinum albums ...

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Could DOKKEN Follow FOREIGNER's Lead And Perform With Both Present And Former Members? JEFF PILSON Isn't Sure

When FOREIGNER performs in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 4, the group's current seven-piece lineup will share the stage with five former members — Dennis Elliot (drums, 1976-1992), Al Greenwood (keyboards, 1976-1980), Rick Wills (bass, 1979-1991), Ian MacDonald (guitar/vocals, 1976-1980) and Lou Gramm (vocals, 1976-1990 and 1992-2003). While the group has performed a handful of ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH To Release 'A New Kind Of Horror' In September

On September 28, Birmingham extreme metal miscreants ANAAL NATHRAKH will release their 10th full-length album, "A New Kind Of Horror", via Metal Blade Records. The disc's first single, "Forward!", can be streamed below. When writing about "A New Kind Of Horror" in the record's liner notes, ANAAL NATHRAKH vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his ...

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Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA: 'When Everyone Was Going Faster, I Was Slowing Things Down With 'Chaos A.D.'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor Cavalera prior to CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's December 8, 2017 concert at Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany. You can now watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when ...

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JOHN CORABI Looks Back On MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Massive Mistake'

In a brand new interview with "Rock Talk With Lafon", former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi spoke about the experience of working on the band's 1997 album "Generation Swine" before he was replaced by a returning Vince Neil. "As enjoyable and amazing of an experience the first record was [referring to 1994's self-titled album], that's ...

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METALLICA: Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'WorldWired' Stage Production And Setup (Video)

German web site Mothergrid has uploaded behind-the-scenes footage from the European leg of METALLICA's 2018 "WorldWired" tour, featuring interviews with the band's crew, including lighting director Rob Koenig and audio engineer Mick Hughes. Check out the four-part report below. METALLICA recently landed on Pollstar's Global Concert Pulse chart with concert grosses ...

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NO RETURN: 'Despise Your Heroes' Video

"Despise Your Heroes", the new video from the French melodic death-thrash metal band NO RETURN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "The Curse Within", which was released in November via Mighty Music. Formed in 1989, NO RETURN recorded its first album, 1990's "Psychological Torment", in Germany with CORONER ...

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GEOFF TATE: 'I'm Very Lucky That I Have A Strong Voice And My Body Is Still Pretty Active And Physical'

The "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate about his 30th-anniversary tour for QUEENSRŸCHE's landmark "Operation: Mindcrime" concept album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the stage show for "Operation: Mindcrime": Geoff: "We're really just ...

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Former L.A. GUNS, QUIREBOYS Members Join Forces In THE BRUTALISTS

THE BRUTALISTS are a Los Angeles-based transatlantic rock group which is inspired by the concrete architecture called Brutalism that came into vogue at the point where economy superseded beauty as the chief factor in urban design, and where function superseded form. The band use brutalism as a metaphor for the artistic underdog. The fascinating history ...

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