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SKINLAB Announces New Drummer, Begins Recording New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have entered the studio with producer Ulrich Wild to begin recording their new album. The disc will mark the band's recording debut with new drummer Fabian Vestod, who joined SKINLAB last year following the exit of the group's longtime drummer Paul Hopkins. SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel said: "Fabian, ...

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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: 'Speedbag' Video

The official video for the song "Speedbag" from RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, can be seen below. The track is taken from RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", which was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's eponymous ...

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BUCKCHERRY Releases Music Video For 'Bent'

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have released a brand new video for previously released single "Bent". The clip, which was shot behind the scenes and on the road during the first five days of the band's recent U.K. headline tour, can be seen below. The video was directed by Phil Wallis and produced by Alexander Milas/Twin V ...

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SILVERSTEIN To Release 'Redux: The First 10 Years' In April

Fresh off back-to-back tours celebrating the 15th anniversary of their 2003 full-length debut album "When Broken Is Easily Fixed", Canadian rockers SILVERSTEIN are gearing up to release "Redux: The First 10 Years". The album features all-new recordings of 12 classic songs from the band's first 10 years as a unit. Consider it a "sonic update" ...

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HELLYEAH Bassist On VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'It Was Awful'

HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders says that "everything was put on hold" with the band following the death of Vinnie Paul Abbott. Last June, the drummer died from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart, with coronary artery disease being identified as a significant condition in his death. Sanders, who launched Let There Be Rock Schools in Gainesville, ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman On Bands Who Drastically Change Their Sound: 'It's Not Cool For The Fans Who Have Been Following You All These Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their January 11 concert at Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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GENE SIMMONS Responds To ACE FREHLEY's Explosive Remarks

Gene Simmons has responded to Ace Frehley's recent social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched last month, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made about about a possible reunion of the band's original lineup, dismissing Gene's claim ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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SPIRITS OF FIRE Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS CAFFERY, STEVE DIGIORGIO And MARK ZONDER: 'It's Everywhere' Video

"It's Everywhere", the new video from SPIRITS OF FIRE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Defends KISS Over 'Lip-Sync' Accusations

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has defended KISS against claims that the band is using pre-recorded tracks during its farewell tour. Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched last month, there has been persistent online chatter about frontman Paul Stanley allegedly singing to a backing tape. The speculation stemmed from the fact ...

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THE QUIREBOYS To Release 'Amazing Disgrace' Album In April

U.K. rockers THE QUIREBOYS will release their new album, "Amazing Disgrace", on April 5 via Off Yer Rocka. The disc's first single and video will arrive on March 20. On their essential new album, THE QUIREBOYS amazed themselves. "The new music has surpassed all of my expectations," admitted longtime guitarist Guy Griffin. "It's the most ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Is 'Disappointed And Disheartened' By VINNIE PAUL's Exclusion From GRAMMY AWARDS' 'In Memoriam' Segment

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale says that she is "disappointed and disheartened" that Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, HELLYEAH), Oli Herbert (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Kyle Pavone (WE CAME AS ROMANS) "were not acknowledged" in the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. This year, The Recording Academy recognized Mac Miller, who passed away last ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL: 'We're Still Making Music That We Care About, And Other People Do Too'

In a brand new interview with Grammy.com, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell was asked for his opinion of where rock as a genre stands today. "Things are always changing, right?" he responded. "That is just the essence of existence, and life. There's always change happening. Nothing is fucking static. It's going somewhere. ...

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Listen To Title Track Of New BUCKCHERRY Album 'Warpaint'

"Warpaint", the title track of the new album from Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY, can be streamed below. Due on March 8 via Century Media/RED Music, the 12-song disc, featuring 11 new BUCKCHERRY songs along with a cover of the NINE INCH NAILS classic "Head Like A Hole", was produced by Mike Plotnikoff, whose last collaboration with ...

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IN FLAMES: Lyric Video For New Song 'Burn'

The official lyric video for the song "Burn" from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "I, The Mask", which will be released on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The 12-track disc reunites IN ...

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KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Hits Spokane (Video)

KISS played the fourth show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Monday night (February 4) at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington. As was the case with the three prior concerts, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one ...

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