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  • Music Industry Web Site Predicts AC/DC's 'Rock Or Bust' Will Sell 250K-350K Copies First Week
    Music industry web site Hits Daily Double is predicting that AC/DC's new album, "Rock Or Bust", will sell between 250,000 and 350,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This would be a significant drop from the opening number of AC/DC's last CD, 2008's "Black Ice", which topped sales charts in 29 coun […]
  • EXODUS' 'Blood In Blood Out' Cracks U.S. Top 40
    "Blood In Blood Out", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS, sold around 8,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", opened with around 4,600 units back in May 2010 to l […]
    Reigning queen of metal Doro Pesch kicked off the North American leg of her "30 Years Strong & Proud" anniversary tour on October 10 in Wisconsin. The German singer has rocked ten venues so far, including New York City's Gramercy Theater on October 20, where she was joined by a host of special guests, including Bobby "Blitz" Ells […]
  • GENE SIMMONS: Success Offers You Freedom
    In a brand new interview with, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was asked if there was a word he could use to define what success meant to him. "Freedom," he replied. "When you don't have money, you don't have freedom. You don't have freedom of what to do with your day; you've gotta go to work at whatever tim […]
  • PHILIP ANSELMO Stars In 'Metal Grasshopper' Weekly Series: Second Episode Posted Online
    Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo stars in "Metal Grasshopper", a web series produced and directed by Chris Lee, the SUPAGROUP guitarist-and-singer-turned-web–series-producer, who is married to Sean Yseult, the former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist. The series, which was shot mostly at Anselmo's wooded compound north of Lake Pontch […]
  • SLIPKNOT Members Look Back On Nearly Two Decades Of Trials, Tribulations, Victories And Tragedies (Video)
    As they release their long-awaited fifth studio album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", the members of SLIPKNOT look back on the last four years since the passing of their co-founder and bass player Paul Gray, and at their nearly two decades of trials, tribulations, victories and tragedies as a band. Forget the headlines, look past the masks, and watch belo […]
  • JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL: 'We Want To Be Out There And Doing What We Love'
    JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill says that he is grateful for his band's decades-spanning career and says that there are no plans for PRIEST to retire, despite a 2010 announcement that the band's "Epitaph" tour would be its last. "When I look back over 40 years, I do so with a great sense of gratitude, really, and privilege to have done […]
  • SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single 'Being Beige' Available For Streaming
    SMASHING PUMPKINS have premiered "Being Beige", the first single from the band's album "Monuments To An Elegy", due out Tuesday, December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG. "Monuments To An Elegy" marks the iconic alternative band'seighth studio album and is the follow-up to their 2012 critically acclaimed album "Ocea […]
  • GEOFF TATE On Songwriting Process For His Upcoming Trilogy: 'It's Like I Saw God All Of A Sudden'
    Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate says that he is approaching the songwriting sessions for the forthcoming debut album from his OPERATION: MINDCRIME project in a very different way to how he used to compose music for his former band. "I'm doing a trilogy album," Tate told the "10songs" podcast. "And it's three records, and I […]
  • Video: Cult Metal Band BITCH Returns To Whisky A Go Go
    Video footage of BITCH — the veteran Los Angeles metal band fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss — performing on October 2 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below. In August 2011, BITCH's classic album "Be My Slave" — which could be seen in the hands of Tipper Gore as she campaigned to save our children throug […]
  • JOB FOR A COWBOY: New Song 'Eating The Visions Of God' Available For Streaming
    Arizona extreme metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY will release their fourth full-length album, "Sun Eater", on November 11 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was poroduced by Jason Suecof, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL and DEV […]
  • BERNIE MARSDEN's Video For 'Trouble' Song Featuring DAVID COVERDALE
    "Trouble", the new video from former WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by WHITESNAKE, is taken from Marsden's new solo album, "Shine", which was released on August 18 via Provogue as a double-LP, CD and digital download. At a rough guesstimate, Marsden's name appe […]
  • VINCE NEIL Says MÖTLEY CRÜE Learned From All Its Mistakes
    Army Sergeant Russell Toof recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if he looks back on any of his experiences with regret, Neil said: "No, because any mistakes that we actually made, we learned from 'em. So you take those mistakes away and you're not gonna get any farther. So, […]
  • KERRY KING: Next SLAYER Album Will Contain 'Fast', 'Heavy' And 'Spooky' Material
    SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says that fans will "dig" the band's next album because it contains much of the same type of material that SLAYER has covered on its previous efforts. SLAYER's new CD is being produced by Terry Date, who previously worked with the band on the song "Implode", which was made available as a free download […]
  • KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Is 'Stoked To Be A Part Of' Debut Album's 20th-Anniversary Celebrations
    KORN plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut album by performing the disc from start to finish at selected shows on its upcoming tour itinerary. The actual 20th anniversary of its release was October 11. KORN will head out on tour as special guests of SLIPKNOT on the latter's "Prepare For Hell" tour, which begins on October 29 in […]
  • PHILIP ANSELMO's Autobiography Will Paint 'More Upbeat' Picture Of PANTERA Years Than Did REX BROWN's 'Official Truth'
    Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo says that the "biggest aim" with his forthcoming autobiography will be to paint a "more upbeat" picture of his time with the band than bassist Rex Brown did in his 2013 memoir, "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera". Anselmo's book, which is tentatively titled "M […]
  • METALLICA To Perform At BLIZZCON Gaming Convention
    METALLICA will perform live at this year's BlizzCon gaming convention in Anaheim, California. As with previous years, the performance will take place during the convention's closing ceremony on Saturday, November 8. If you are not attending BlizzCon, you will be still able to watch the concert with the BlizzCon virtual ticket. "We're thri […]
  • OPETH's FREDRIK ÅKESSON Says 'Majority' Of Band's Fans Have Embraced 'Pale Communion'
    GetYourRockOut recently conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to OPETH's latest album, "Pale Communion": Fredrik: "I don't read everything on the Internet, so there […]
  • BRING ME THE HORIZON: Video For New Single 'Drown' Released
    British deathcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON will release a brand new single, "Drown", on December 7 via Epitaph. A new full-length album is tentatetively due to be recorded early next year for a late 2015 release. "Drown" can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. BRING ME THE HORIZON's fourth CD, "Sempiternal", has sold […]
  • HELLYEAH Singer CHAD GRAY: 'Metal Saved My Life Countless Times'
    HELLYEAH and MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray 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 age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed […]

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