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  • FATES WARNING Singer Blames Band's 'Lackadaisical' Attitude For Lack Of DREAM THEATER-Level Commercial Success
    FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder believes that the group's "lackadaisical" attitude towards recording and touring was was what ultimates cost him and his bandmates the kind of sustained commercial success that is enjoyed by DREAM THEATER, a band that many consider to be the premier progressive metal outfit in the world. Formed in 1982 by vocalis […]
  • SKID ROW To 'Do Some Writing' For Next EP In January
    Rock N Reel Reviews conducted an interview with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo during the band's recently completed UK tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's plans to release another EP to follow up this year's "Rise Of The Damnation Army - Unite […]
  • DECAPITATED Involved In 'Serious' Van Accident
    Polish death metallers DECAPITATED were involved in a serious van accident yesterday afternoon (Friday, October 24) while en route to a show in New Orleans, Luisiana. The band says in a statement: "We are all okay (two persons were hospitalized and released after a few hours) and we will continue our tour with AMERICAN SHARKS and GWAR. This time we were […]
  • DEATHSTARS Narrowly Avoid Tragedy After Tour Bus Catches Fire
    Swedish industrial rock band DEATHSTARS narrowly escaped a tragedy early this morning (Saturday, October 25) when the tour bus they were travelling in caught fire in the middle of the Austrian Alps. The group had just picked up the bus in Graz, Austria, where it was left for repair, and was on its way to a gig in Italy. It was around 8 a.m. when the bus driv […]
  • Legendary CREAM Bassist JACK BRUCE Dies
    Legendary CREAM bassist/singer Jack Bruce died today of liver disease. He was 71 years old. His family said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music an […]
  • SUICIDE SILENCE Unveils New Mobile App
    Powered by DiscipleMedia, the new, exclusive SUICIDE SILENCE mobile app — compatible with all handheld iOS and Android devices — has been unveiled. Get yours here: * iOS/Apple users * Android/Google users As an added incentive for those who download the app within the first 24 hours, SUICIDE SILENCE and Disciple Media will randomly select three lucky winners […]
  • SISTER SIN: Entire 'Black Lotus' Album Available For Streaming
    Swedish female-fronted heavy rockers SISTER SIN will release their fifth studio album, "Black Lotus", on October 27 via Victory. The CD is now available for streaming in its entirety below. SISTER SIN vocalist Liv Jagrell tells Examiner.com about "Black Lotus": "We always grow a little bit more into the metal scene for each record we […]
  • METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO: How I Helped Recover PASTORIUS' Infamous 'Bass Of Doom'
    Jaco Pastorius has long been regarded as one of, if not the, most influential bass guitarist of all time and is METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo personal hero. So upon overhearing a phone conversation that Jaco's legendary "Bass Of Doom" had resurfaced after being missing for over twenty years, but was tied up in an ugly legal battle, Robert […]
  • Former SCORPIONS Drummer HERMAN RAREBELL To Release 'Herman's Scorpions Songs' In November
    Former SCORPIONS drummer Herman Rarebell will release a new album under the HERMAN RAREBELL & FRIENDS banner on November 7. Titled "Herman's Scorpions Songs", the CD will feature 14 cover versions of classic SCORPIONS songs sung by different vocalists, including Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jack Russell (GREAT WHITE), Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH) a […]
  • SLASH To Discuss 'The Walking Dead' On AMC TV's 'Talking Dead'
    Tune in this Sunday, October 26 at 10/9c to AMC TV's live "The Walking Dead" after-show "Talking Dead" to watch iconic, Grammy-winning artist Slash join host Chris Hardwick, along with a "Walking Dead" cast member and guest Mary Lynn Rajskub. They will discuss "The Walking Dead"'s new episode "Four Walls […]
  • ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN 'Doesn't Give A S**t' About NEIL TURBIN's Opinion Of Guitarist's Autobiography
    ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "doesn't give a shit" about former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin's opinion of Ian's autobiography, "I'm The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax", explaining that the book is an accurate account of the band's history from Scott's point of view. Turbin recently slammed […]
  • RUSH Is 'Talking About Putting A Tour Together For Next Spring,' Says ALEX LIFESON
    Canadian rock legends RUSH will release a special "R40" video box set on six Blu-ray discs or ten DVDs this coming November to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The set features live footage spanning all four decades of the band's career, including over two hours of unreleased material, a rare performance of entire seven-part version of " […]
  • STEEL PANTHER's MICHAEL STARR: What Separates Us From A Band Like SPINAL TAP
    Brian Aberback of Patch.com recently conducted an interview with singer Michael Starr of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Patch.com: Would you say that your high-caliber musicianship sets you apart as being more than a simple novelty act? Your songs are hilarious and in many aspects you're […]
  • STEVEN TYLER To Perform On ABC's 'CMA Country Christmas'
    Celebrate the holidays with some of the biggest names in music performing holiday classics on "CMA Country Christmas", a two-hour special hosted for the fifth year by Jennifer Nettles airing Monday, December 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC television network. The special, which tapes in front of a live audience Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m. CT), […]
  • SLIPKNOT's TAYLOR Says He Was 'Laughing His Ass Off' When He Said He Was 'Upset' Over Bassist Identity Leak
    SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor has denied that he was angry over the leak of the identity of the band's new bassist, insisting that he was "laughing [his] ass off" when he said he was "upset" about the musician's name being revealed in the media. SLIPKNOT's fifth album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", was released on Octobe […]
  • BLEEDING THROUGH's MARTA DEMMEL: 'I Really Would Like To Continue To Make Music'
    Keyboardist Marta Demmel of Orange County, California's BLEEDING THROUGH, who announced in 2013 that the band would be coming to an end after a 15-year run, spoke to Ghost Cult magazine about her plans for the future and whether she will ever end up joining another group. "I'm a full-time step mom," Marta, who is married to MACHINE HEAD g […]
  • RAMMSTEIN's RICHARD Z. KRUSPE: 'I Wouldn't Say Rock's Dead'
    RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, who is currently promoting the sophomore album from his EMIGRATE project, is the latest musician to respond to KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' recent comment that "rock is dead." Simmons told Esquire magazine last month — in an interview conducted by his son Nick — that "rock did not die of old a […]
  • OZZY OSBOURNE Says BLACK SABBATH Will 'Disband' After Next Studio Album, Tour
    Ozzy Osbourne says that BLACK SABBATH will "disband" after completing the next album and touring cycle, leaving him to focus entirely on his solo career. The singer released a solo retrospective called "Memoirs Of A Madman" earlier this month. The collection features 17 of Ozzy's greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the fir […]
  • AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. SHADOWS Teaches You How To Play 'Hail To The King: Deathbat'
    AVENGED SEVENFOLD has finally released its long-in-development mobile role-playing game, "Hail To The King: Deathbat". The game is available on the App Store and Google Play for $4.99. A "Hail To The King: Deathbat" video tutorial from AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows can be seen below. M. Shadows said in a statement: "The process […]
  • ALTER BRIDGE's MARK TREMONTI Says U.S. Rock Scene Is 'Faceless' Right Now
    In The Now Magazine 's Brett Tully recently conducted an interview with guitarist Mark Tremonti of ALTER BRIDGE and CREED. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if there has ever been a low point in his music career where he came close to calling it quits, Tremonti said: "No. I mean, there's nothing else I'd wanna do. This is all I know […]

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