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TESLA Guitarist Says Working With PHIL COLLEN On Upcoming 'Shock' Album Was 'Really Cool And Pretty Organic'

TESLA guitarist Dave Rude recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESLA's recently completed tour with STYX and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS: Dave: "It was such a great tour. ...

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SPINAL TAP Bassist DEREK SMALLS: 'MRI' Video

"MRI", the new video from Derek Smalls, the bass force formerly of the fabled heavy metal band formerly known as SPINAL TAP, can be seen below. The song is taken from his first full-length solo venture, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", which was released on April 13 via Twanky Records/BMG on digital, CD and vinyl. ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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Prequelle - GHOST

Swedish rockers GHOST has been one of the most divisive acts in metal since the band hit the ground running with its 2010 debut "Opus Eponymous". Arguments over the band's comic book-esque imagery and stage personas — mostly centered around the face-painted, Papal regalia wearing frontman initially known as Papa Emeritus — overwhelmed the merits ...

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DENNIS DEYOUNG Comments On STYX Bringing Back 'Mr. Roboto'

Former STYX vocalist Dennis DeYoung has commented on the band's decision to perform the song "Mr. Roboto" live in its entirety for the first time in 35 years. "Mr. Roboto" — which originally appeared on STYX's 1983 concept album "Kilroy Was Here" — was written by DeYoung, who left the group in 1999. The song ...

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TESLA To Release 'Shock' Album In The Fall

TESLA has set "Shock" as the title of its ninth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall. The long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was helmed by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who co-wrote and produced the TESLA song "Save That Goodness", which was released in August 2016 and included on the "Mechanical Resonance Live!" album. ...

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Original STYX Vocalist DENNIS DEYOUNG Announces 'The Grand Illusion' 40th-Anniversary Tour

Dennis DeYoung has announced a special live tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of STYX's iconic 1977 album release, "The Grand Illusion". DeYoung will reflect back on more than four decades of musical excellence throughout the performance. This includes performing the entire "Grand Illusion" album plus all the greatest hits written and sung by DeYoung, including ...

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JACK BLADES Says NIGHT RANGER Is 'One Of Those Rare Bands That All Still Like Each Other'

NIGHT RANGER bassist/vocalist Jack Blades was recently interviewed by the Cleveland radio station WKYC. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the importance of continuing to write and record new music: Jack: "With NIGHT RANGER, it's always about [that] we just want to keep creating. I ...

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KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER And STYX Bassist RICKY PHILLIPS Talk Final RONNIE MONTROSE Album '10X10' (Video)

When Ronnie Montrose passed away on March 3, 2012, he was in the midst of working on an album that would have thrilled fans of his original MONTROSE (1973-1974) and GAMMA (1979-1983) periods. The artistically restless Montrose followed his muse without question, but, in 2003, he called in bassist Ricky Phillips (STYX, BAD ENGLISH) and ...

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STYX's Releases Lyric Video For 'Radio Silence'

The official lyric video for the song "Radio Silence" from STYX can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixteenth studio album, "The Mission", which arrived on June 16 via the band's label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. Dr. Tony Phillips is a scientist and researcher that launches weather balloons one hundred and eleven ...

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