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SEPULTURA: More 'Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio' CD, DVD, Blu-Ray Details Revealed

4 hours 55 min ago
In celebration of their astounding thirty-year career, Brazilian/American metallers bSEPULTURA/b will unleash a new live offering titled b"Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio"/b in North America on September 14 via bEagle Rock Entertainment/b. In a spectacular performance that finds bSEPULTURA/b accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group bLES TAMBOURS DU BRONX/b, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band's main stage appearance at the legendary bRock In Rio/b festival in 2013. Featuring bSEPULTURA/b's most revered tunes — including b"Refuse/Resist"/b, b"Territory"/b and b"Roots Bloody Roots"/b, the latter of which sees the audience chanting the entire cut from beginning to end — the sheer volume of sound, percussive enormity and powerful presentation sets this release apart from any previous bSEPULTURA/b concert offering to date. With a one-hour run time divided into thirteen cuts, the album also features a cover of bTHE PRODIGY/b's b"Firestarter"/b, the fan-chanted b"Sepulnation"/b and music from the band's b"Kairos"/b full-length. b"Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio"/b will come available on CD, DVD and for the first time in the band's history, Blu-ray via a partnership with bRock In Rio/b, bMZA Music/b and bEagle Rock Entertainment/b. In addition, the DVD includes an exclusive documentary of behind-the-scenes preparation with interviews, rehearsal and soundcheck footage and clips of the band just seconds before they hit the stage. b"Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio"/b track listing: 01. bKaiowas/b 02. bSpectrum/b 03. bRefuse/Resist/b 04. bSepulnation/b 05. bDelirium/b 06. bFever/b 07. bWe've Lost You/b 08. bFirestarter/b (THE PRODIGY cover) 09. bRequiem/b 10. bStructure Violence/b 11. bTerritory/b 12. bBig Hands/b 13. bRoots Bloody Roots/b bSEPULTURA/b's new album, b"The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart"/b, sold around 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD came out on October 29, 2013 via bNuclear Blast Records/b. Although it was inspired by bFritz Lang/b's classic 1927 movie b"Metropolis"/b, b"The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart"/b is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors b"Dante XXI"/b (based on b"The Divine Comedy"/b) and b"A-Lex"/b (based on b"A Clockwork Orange"/b). b"The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart"/b was tracked over a 40-day period at producer bRoss Robinson/b's (bKORN/b, bLIMP BIZKIT/b, bSLIPKNOT/b) studio in Venice, California and was mixed and mastered by co-producer bSteve Evetts/b, who previously worked with bSEPULTURA/b on the b"Nation"/b (2001), b"Revolusongs"/b (2002) and b"Roorback"/b (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with bRoss/b on a number of other projects in the past. img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/sepulturatamboursdvd.jpg" alt="sepulturatamboursdvd" width="638" height="734" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-481103" /
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MR. BIG Drummer PAT TORPEY Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

5 hours 28 min ago
bMR. BIG/b drummer bPat Torpey/b has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will be unable to perform all of his normal drumming duties on the band's upcoming world tour in support of the group's new album, b"...The Stories We Could Tell"/b. "I've been dealing with Parkinson’s symptoms for the past couple of years and only recently received a confirmed diagnosis as symptoms worsened," bTorpey/b said. "I intend to fight the disease with same intensity and tenacity that I drum and live my life by and will continue recording and performing, as always, to the best of my ability." bMR. BIG/b will announce a replacement drummer who will sit behind the kit for the band's fall 2014 tour. bTorpey/b, 54, is expected to join his bMR. BIG/b bandmates for select tracks as well as participate in the group's acoustic set. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. There is no cure for Parkinson's disease, but medications, surgery and multidisciplinary management can provide relief from the symptoms. Asked in a 2011 interview with bOnlineDrummer.com/b what influenced him to pick up a pair of sticks and start drumming, bTorpey/b said: "I was about 7 or 8 years old, and my family used to go to this local picnic event with a live polka band. I was able to sit behind them and look down on the drummer, right on the top of him, and so from that vantage point I could see what he was doing, and I thought, 'Wow, that looks like fun!' That was my first memory of when I can remember wanting to play the drums. I went to my mother and said, 'I wanna play the drums,' and she gave me that look that parents give you, you know the 'Oh, yeah, sure you do… you're 7 years old.' So from there I kind of held on to that dream. I'd fashioned some drum sticks from a couple of sticks out of the yard. I carved them and drew my name on them with a magic marker, you know, the kind of thing an aspiring kid would do." b"...The Stories We Could Tell"/b will be released in September via bFrontiers Records/b. The CD's first single will be made available later this summer. bMR. BIG/b's last album, b"What If…"/b, was released in Europe in January 2011 via bFrontiers Records/b. The North American release, also on bFrontiers Records/b, followed in February 2011. b"What If…"/b was bMR. BIG/b's first "all-original" album since the reunion of the four original members, bEric Martin/b, bPaul Gilbert/b, bBilly Sheehan/b and bPat Torpey/b, back in early 2009. Sixteen years after the release of b"Hey Man"/b, the new recording was produced by bKevin Shirley/b (bAEROSMITH/b, bRUSH/b, bIRON MAIDEN/b). Formed in 1988, bMR. BIG/b forged its place in hard rock history by combining trademark "shredding" musicianship with awesome vocal harmonies. The original lineup produced numerous hit songs that ranged across a wide array of rock genres, be it ballads, heavy metal, or blues rock. Their hits included b"To Be With You"/b (Billboard Hot 100 number one single in 15 countries for weeks, in 1991, propelling the band the band to huge international success and record sales in the multi-millions), b"Wild World"/b, b"Green-Tinted Sixties Mind"/b, b"Just Take My Heart"/b, and a host of heavy metal songs that were played mostly during their live performances: b"Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy"/b, b"Addicted to that Rush"/b, b"Colorado Bulldog"/b, and b"Take Cover"/b.
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SUCIDE SILENCE's MARK HEYLMUN Talks To TheRave.tv (Video)

5 hours 48 min ago
bTheRave.tv/b conducted an interview with guitarist bMark Heylmun/b of California deathcore masters bSUICIDE SILENCE/b before the band's July 18 concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. bSUICIDE SILENCE/b's new album, b"You Can't Stop Me"/b, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous album, b"The Black Crown"/b, opened with 14,400 units back in July 2010 to land at No. 28. bSUICIDE SILENCE/b's 2009 CD, b"No Time To Bleed"/b, registered a first-week tally of 14,000 to enter the chart at No. 32. b"You Can't Stop Me"/b is bSUICIDE SILENCE/b's first album to feature new vocalist bHernan "Eddie" Hermida/b (ex-bALL SHALL PERISH/b) and their first since the tragic loss of singer bMitch Lucker/b. The CD was produced and mixed by bSteve Evetts/b (bSEPULTURA/b, bTHE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN/b), who worked with the band not only on b"The Black Crown"/b, but also on some instrumental demos for the new effort just prior to bLucker/b's death in the fall of 2012. The video for the b"You Can't Stop Me"/b title track can be seen below. The clip was directed by bNathan "Karma" Cox/b, who has previously worked with bLINKIN PARK/b, bBLACK VEIL BRIDES/b and bMARILYN MANSON/b, among many others. bMitch Lucker/b died November 1, 2012 after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach that Halloween night. Regarding the decision to enlist bHermida/b, bHeylmun/b told bMetalholic.com/b: "There was really nobody else — we didn't want to try anybody out. We didn't want to call people and be, like, 'You wanna come and jam with us?' That's not how this situation seemed like it would work for us. bEddie/b was just a friend. Somebody that we know is extremely talented, and someone that could put the passion behind the job that it is. To not replace bMitch/b or be the singer of this band, but to treat the gig that it is. He's replacing an idol to so many people and he's also coming into a band that preexists, which is the other four members of it. We just knew he would be able to handle it with respect and knock it out of the park." div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0lFxALUhfZI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3ehCh4WNivQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/suicidesilenceyoucantstopcd.jpg" alt="suicidesilenceyoucantstopcd" width="638" height="638" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-473356" /
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ACCEPT: First 'Blind Rage' Trailer Available

6 hours 16 min ago
The first of three trailers for b"Blind Rage"/b, the new album from German/American metallers bACCEPT/b, can be seen below. The CD will be released on August 15 (postponed from the previously announced July 18) via bNuclear Blast/b. Like its two predecessors, 2010's b"Blood Of The Nations"/b and 2012's b"Stalingrad"/b, the new effort was helmed by British producer bAndy Sneap/b, who has previously worked with bMEGADETH/b, bEXODUS/b, bTESTAMENT/b, bARCH ENEMY/b and bKILLSWITCH ENGAGE/b. The cover artwork was created by bDaniel Goldsworthy/b. b"Blind Rage"/b standard version track listing: 01. bStampede/b 02. bDying Breed/b 03. bDark Side Of My Heart/b 04. bFall Of The Empire/b 05. bTrail Of Tears/b 06. bWanna Be Free/b 07. b200 Years/b 08. bBloodbath Mastermind/b 09. bFrom The Ashes We Rise/b 10. bThe Curse/b 11. bFinal Journey/b The limited-edition digipak will include either a bonus DVD or Blu-ray disc. It features bACCEPT/b's complete April 12, 2013 concert at Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile during the b"Stalingrad"/b tour. Bonus DVD / Blu-ray disc track listing: 01. bIntro/b 02. bHung, Drawn Quartered/b 03. bHellfire/b 04. bRestless Wild/b 05. bLosers Winners/b 06. bStalingrad/b 07. bBreaker/b 08. bBucket Full Of Hate/b 09. bMonsterman/b 10. bShadow Soldier/b 11. bAmamos La Vida/b 12. bGuitar Solo Wolf/b 13. bNeon Nights/b 14. bBulletproof/b 15. bAiming High/b 16. bPrincess Of The Dawn/b 17. bUp To The Limit/b 18. bNo Shelter/b 19. bPandemic/b 20. bFast As A Shark/b 21. bMetal Heart/b 22. bTeutonic Terror/b 23. bBalls To The Wall/b A single, b"Stampede"/b, preceded the full-length album on July 11, available digitally and as a limited vinyl edition. The b"Stampede"/b video can be seen below. The clip was filmed on location in the high desert of California at the Devil's Punchbowl (a rock formation that looks like it's from another world) with director bGreg Aronowitz/b (b"Batman Robin"/b, b"A.I. Artificial Intelligence"/b, b"The Lost World: Jurassic Park"/b). You can pre-order b"Blind Rage"/b from the bNuclear Blast/b a href="http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2014/accept/accept-blind-rage.html" target="_blank"webshop/a. bACCEPT/b will promote b"Blind Rage"/b with a European headlining tour which will kick off on September 19 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In a recent interview with bMetal Assault/b, bACCEPT/b guitarist bWolf Hoffmann/b stated about the musical direction of b"Blind Rage"/b: "I think what we have here is really a collection of totally typical bACCEPT/b songs with the classic feel, and, of course, as always, there's an overriding theme of aggression and rage in all our music. I mean, otherwise it wouldn't be metal. "People call our music at this point 'classic metal,' I believe, and we just fell in love with the title b'Blind Rage'/b and the artwork. Interestingly enough, we don't even have a song called b'Blind Rage'/b. We just have a collection of songs that to me all feel totally 100 percent classic bACCEPT/b." Regarding the songwriting and recording process for b"Blind Rage"/b, bWolf/b said: "bAndy/b is such a good partner now, we couldn't even imagine working without him on this album. He's such a natural fit and he did a great job on the last two albums. The only thing that we did way different this time from b'Stalingrad'/b is, we really took our time. b'Stalingrad'/b was really made almost in a rush, to be honest, because we had so many commitments right before we went to the studio to do the album and right after. Basically, by the time we started working on that album, we already knew when it had to be finished and what gigs we had booked. So that put us under enormous pressure, but this time, we really made sure it's right before it's ever released. We didn't work excessively long, we just took a little more time to make sure that we were in a little more comfortable place. These last few weeks we've just refined and tweaked little things that we normally wouldn't have the time to do." Speaking to bMetal Wani/b bACCEPT/b singer bMark Tornillo/b stated about what fans can expect to hear on b"Blind Rage"/b: "You can expect more of the same, but you can also expect, on this album, a little more diversity, I think. And the way I see it, some of the songs sound more classic than the stuff that we've done. I mean, there are songs, I think, when I hear the opening riff, I go, 'Wow! That could be on b'Balls To The Wall'/b.' So you're gonna get a few different… I mean, we're not searching for a direction at this point. We're writing to please ourselves and to please our fans… We're not changing horses in the middle of a stream. I mean, if something works for us, we're gonna stick with it. We're certainly not gonna change direction, but I think we're not afraid to step out a little bit. We're also not afraid to go back and be what the band was in the '80s, which is what we've really strived for." On the topic of the vibe in bACCEPT/b during the songwriting process for b"Blind Rage"/b, compared to how it was for its two predecessors, 2010's b"Blood Of The Nations"/b and 2012's b"Stalingrad"/b, bTornillo/b said: "The vibe is good. We're, I think, more relaxed at this point. b'Blood Of The Nations'/b was… We really had no idea where we were going at that point; we didn't even have a record deal when we wrote that record. We had no idea what was gonna happen and where it was gonna go, and we had a lot of time to do it. And then the response came, and we set the bar pretty darn high with that record. And then when we went back to do b'Stalingrad'/b, we didn't have that luxury of time; they gave us a deadline, that they wanted the record by such and such a time, and it was a little more hectic. There was a lot more pressure than [there was on b'Blood Of The Nations'/b]. Plus we had b'Blood Of The Nations'/b out there, and we had to try to top it, if possible, or at least try to get to where that record was. This one, we've had a little more time. This past year, all we did was festivals, which was nice, which gave us time to write on the road. And when we were done touring, we had a good three or four months to complete everything, which is a nice time frame." div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LI2dSE_HbM0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tor7bDFQRpM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/acceptblindragecoverbig_638.jpeg" alt="acceptblindragecoverbig_638" width="638" height="638" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-471285" /
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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Teams With MODO EYEWEAR For His Own Line Of Glasses

6 hours 48 min ago
a href="http://www.coastal.com/steven-tyler-401-gunmetal" target="_blank"Coastal.com/a, which is said to be "the largest online contact lenses and prescription glasses retailer," is now selling the official bSteven Tyler/b (bAEROSMITH/b) glasses. Priced at $89, bSteven Tyler 401 Gunmetal/b eyeglasses are boldly modest. This sophisticated semi-rimless style boasts a dark satin gunmetal metal construction, paired with distinguished rectangular shaped lenses. The temples are a rich tortoise acetate, embedded with a bSteven Tyler/b logo by the hinges and at the tips. bTyler/b is best known as the frontman of the iconic rock band bAEROSMITH/b and for his distinctively outrageous sense of style. His look has inspired fashion trends and clothing lines, and gradually expanded into eyewear. bSteven Tyler/b collaborated with bModo Eyewear/b to come out with a collection of eyeglasses featuring his eclectic personality that is both accessible and fearless. img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/steventylerglasses2.jpg" alt="steventylerglasses2" width="638" height="253" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-481090" / img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/steventylerglasses.jpg" alt="steventylerglasses" width="638" height="395" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-481089" /
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ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist JOHN 5 On His 'Onstage Nightmares' (Video)

7 hours 19 min ago
bTotal Guitar/b magazine met with bROB ZOMBIE/b guitarist bJohn 5/b at the U.K.'s bDownload/b festival in June and asked him what the worst thing was that has ever happened to him while playing a show. Check out his response below. bJohn 5/b digitally released a new solo single, b"This Is My Rifle"/b, on June 17. The track is taken from his eighth solo album, b"Careful With That Axe"/b, to be made available on August 12 through b60 Cycle Hum/b. The effort features bRodger Carter/b on drums and bMatt Bissonette/b on bass. bZombie/b's first-ever concert film, b"The Zombie Horror Picture Show"/b, came out on May 20. The set features bZombie/b leading his band through longtime favorites like b"Living Dead Girl"/b, b"More Human Than Human"/b and b"Dragula"/b. The movie was filmed during stops on last year's bRockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival/b tour in Houston on August 3, 2013 and Dallas on August 4. A photo book by photographer bRob Fenn/b is being published as a companion to the Blu-ray and DVD. bZombie/b has also been working on a new studio album, telling bBillboard/b, "It sounds fuckin' weird man. That's a really good thing… It's going good. I'll work on that for about a month and get as far as I can get. Then in July we have a little bit of a break where I'll probably finish the record, and then we have some more touring." bZombie/b's fifth solo album, b"Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor"/b, came out in April 2013. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/39ZGotejQuw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says MIKE MANGINI Is 'Totally Settled' In His Role Behind The Kit

7 hours 42 min ago
bTeamRock Radio/b conducted an interview with guitarist bJohn Petrucci/b of progressive metal giants bDREAM THEATER/b at the U.K. edition of the bSonisphere/b festival, which was held July 4-6 at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how drummer bMike Mangini/b is settling in nearly four years after joining bDREAM THEATER/b as the replacement for bMike Portnoy/b, bPetrucci/b said: "He's totally settled. Yeah, he is just really, really on it 100 percent. This is our second album with him and second world tour, and he's one of the family and just… He has a lot to handle on his plate — as the drummer, there's a lot of responsilbiity, and he just handles it in stride. So he's great." In an interview with bMyglobalmind/b, bPetrucci/b stated about bMangini/b: "We auditioned a lot of great drummers [back at the end of 2010]; every one of them was world-class. We had a lot of fun playing with each of them and had some great jams. With bMike/b, it was just something really special about what was going on. First and foremost, with everybody, we wanted to see if they can pull off the songs, play them correctly, and that they it felt right musically. That's something bMike/b did; it felt like the band. He really gets the style and delivers in a powerful metal way. He has all the techniques, chops and sensibility; everything just flows musically. Over and above that, there were a few things, like his attitude and dedication to wanting to get everything exactly right, as well as genuinely wanting the position. Not just wishy-washy, 'Yeah, if I get it, great. If not, OK too.' Personality wise, we are all kindred spirits. I've said this before; if we ever went to high school together, we would have been friends. He is just one of us. We felt that immediate connect. He the right fit on every level." Speaking to bThe AU Review/b, bDREAM THEATER/b keyboardist bJordan Rudess/b stated about having bMangini/b involved in the songwriting process for the band's new, self-titled CD: "Well, it was really interesting having bMangini/b there for the whole process. One part of the situation was that he's a very upbeat, energized guy, so just having that personality in the room with us was a good experience for all of us. On a musical level, you know, bMike/b has one of the most incredible rhythmic minds, I think, of anybody. So he was kind of able to conceptualize these kind of concepts that we would just take and try to compose around. We got some really interesting results form doing that — it was fascinating for us because everyone in bDREAM THEATER/b has a good sense of rhythm, but we never before in our history have had this kind of input where someone would say, "bPetrucci/b, if you play a bar of seven ten times, and bJordan/b, if you repeat something in five and I play this, it'll all come together" — you know, we would all just smile, because it was some pretty cool wacky stuff that was just purely conceptualized by bMike/b. And, you know, I guess what helped the most with the writing process was just his drumming — you know, having him be there for the writing, so we could try something and have him do his thing on the drums which would lead us to compose differently." bDREAM THEATER/b's latest, self-titled album sold around 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on September 24, 2013 via bRoadrunner/b. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/i5juap0Iqac" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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TED NUGENT Slams Critics As 'Unclean Vermin' Who Are Upset By His 'Positive Energy'

12 hours 22 min ago
Outspoken rocker bTed Nugent/b, who is known for causing a stir with his colorful comments, has slammed his critics as "unclean vermin" who are "upset by [his] positive energy." Earlier this week, it was reported that an Idaho Native American tribe had canceled one of bNugent/b's concerts because of the legendary guitarist's "racist and hate-filled remarks." "The Motor City Madman" was scheduled to perform for Couer D'Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho on August 4. But after the Southern Poverty Law Center informed the tribe about bNugent/b's controversial comments and stances, the show was scrapped. bNugent/b's July 26 concert at the bWaterfest/b in Oshkosh, Wisconsin generated controversy last month when a group of the city's residents started a petition on bMoveOn.org/b to have the show canceled. The petition has since been taken down. "I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy," bNugent/b told a href="http://www.postcrescent.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/07/22/ted-nugent-fires-back-vermin-want-oshkosh-show-canceled/13010455/" target="_blank"Gannett Wisconsin Media/a. "Put your heart and soul into everything you do and nobody can stop you. Sometimes you give the world the best you got and you get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you got anyway." He added: "By all indicators, I don't think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, dishonest people that hate happy, successful people. I believe raising hell and demanding accountability from our elected employees is Job One for every American. I am simply doing my job." In March, the city of Longview, Texas paid $16,000 to end contract negotiations with bNugent/b, who was under consideration as the headliner for the city's Fourth of July celebration (a verbal agreement required paying bNugent/b half his guaranteed performance fee of about $32,000).
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'Millionaire' DAVE MUSTAINE Is 'Pissed Off' That He Has To Wait To Get Approval For CT Scan

12 hours 25 min ago
Earlier this month, bCutter/b of bEnvision Radio Networks/b' b"Hangar 19"/b podcast conducted an interview with bMEGADETH/b mainman bDave Mustaine/b. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow (transcribed by bBLABBERMOUTH.NET/b). On the songwriting process for bMEGADETH/b's follow-up to last year's b"Super Collider"/b album: bMustaine/b: "Believe it or not, I've been up since 6:45 editing drum tracks [on a demo version of a new bMEGADETH/b song] in my studio… "Sometimes bands wait a long time in between [releasing albums]. We've never really had that problem, because there's so many people that, when they make a record, they kind of rest on their laurels. And I think that's really great if you make a great record, but if you're a musician and you've got it inside of you, share it, man — share it with the world. "In heavy metal, it's not like we're writing songs like bU2/b where they're all something that's gonna be evaluated by the entire world and you live and die by your songs. Heavy metal's more fun, I think, where you can have your friends listening to music and jam and solo and stuff like that. It's just, for me, I enjoy [composing original heavy metal music] more than when I was playing cover songs when I was a kid doing rock songs. It's a totally different mentality." On the lyrical inspiration for the songs that will appear on the next bMEGADETH/b album: bMustaine/b: "The track I'm working on right now is called b'Why We Lie To You'/b, and it's another friendly little political song about the stuff that they keep from you — kind of like if bJack Bauer/b [the fictional character and the lead protagonist of the bFox/b television series b'24'/b] was in a band, what he would sing about. "Anybody that watches the news nowadays… I watch the news, I read voraciously, I am a bNew York Times/b best-selling author, so obviously I know a little bit about writing and reading, and when you think about what's going on in our world as we know it, especially our nation here, it has totally changed, and it's not the same country that it used to be. It's really a drag, and the gutless people in Congress won't do anything about it. You see what's going on with our borders. "I live in San Diego, and I can get along peacefully with any nationality and anything like that, because I'm an international rock star, but when it comes down to destroying a country for pandering to lobbyists and stuff like that?! Hum-um. The Supreme Court rules 9-0 against the President overusing his powers? Hello?! In 2008, I said that [bPresident Obama/b] was gonna be the most divisive president ever, and I was right. He's got the lowest approval ratings in the history of America. "That's one of the things that's a bummer, because people said that I was a Republican. I'm not a Republican. Go back and look at the history when I covered the bDemocratic National Convention/b and helped get bBill Clinton/b into office. I met him at the White House. We went up there to do the b'Rock The Vote'/b thing. I mean, I didn't get stoned on the roof like bWillie Nelson/b or anything, but… [ichuckles/i] I was very active in what I thought was a promising new America and we had a great economy at the time, but God, I mean, look at the way things are right now. "I had the surgery on my neck and I was going to get a doctor's appointment yesterday to get a CT scan, 'cause I've got a pinched nerve, and they said, 'Well, we've gotta apply to see if you can get approval for a CT scan.' And I said, 'You know what?! I'm a freakin' millionaire, and for me to have to go in there and iask/i somebody to get an X-ray? Shame on you, guys. 'Cause if you're doing this to me, what are you doing to the middle-class, what are you doing to the lower-class people?' I was a poor kid, but that stuff pisses me off. And that's gonna come out in the [next bMEGADETH/b] record, trust me!" Interview (audio): div align=center audio id="wp_mep_1"src="http://www.hangar19radio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/H19-Podcast-Dave-Mustaine14.mp3" type="audio/mp3" controls="controls" preload="none" object width="400" height="30" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data=" http://www.blabbermouth.net/soulflypremiere/flashmediaelement.swf" param name="movie" value="http://www.blabbermouth.net/soulflypremiere/flashmediaelement.swf" / param name="flashvars" value="controls=trueamp;file=http://www.hangar19radio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/H19-Podcast-Dave-Mustaine14.mp3" / /object /audio /div
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JOE PERRY's Mystery Recording Session With PAUL MCCARTNEY

12 hours 28 min ago
bAEROSMITH/b guitarist bJoe Perry/b has revealed to the a href="http://voices.suntimes.com/arts-entertainment/the-daily-sizzle/aerosmith-guitarist-joe-perry-jazzed-about-new-tour-upcoming-book-and-paul-mccartney/" target="_blank"Chicago Sun-Times/a that he "did a [recording] session with bPaul McCartney/b a month and a half ago for a private thing." bPerry/b added: "I met him once or twice [over the years] to say hello. To spend 6 or 8 hours in studio with him recording! He makes you feel like [you're recording with just another guy]. He just happens to be a motherfucking huge talent! Everyone's in the room at once; you play until you get a good take." Asked what it was like jamming with bMcCartney/b, bPerry/b said: "It's the great ego leveler. I was in the studio with bAlice Cooper/b and bJohnny Depp/b, playing guitar, and the three of us are looking at each other like, hey, we're sitting here with bPaul McCartney/b! And we're all looking at each other like open-mouthed kids. bPaul/b was really nice. He's all about business [when he's recording]. At 72 he can still hit all those notes." bPerry/b declined to offer any more information about the session, explaining that "it's a project that were keeping under wraps for now. There will be [an announcement when the time is right]." In a 2009 interview with bMusic Radar/b, bPerry/b said about bTHE BEATLES/b: "Probably around the late '60s, when they were getting ready to break up, that's when I started to appreciate what geniuses bTHE BEATLES/b were, how they set trends and broke every rule in the book. How they went from being this live group to mastering the recording studio and showing everybody that nothing was impossible, as long as you had the imagination and the guts to go for it. Plus, they had gone from singing these simple love tunes to writing songs about any topic you could think of. I think that's what really impressed me the most — they taught me that music could liberate you, teach you, take you somewhere else, expand your consciousness, all of that." He added: "bTHE BEATLES/b taught us all so much. They taught us to be brave, to follow our dreams and aim high. That's a wonderful legacy to leave."
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COURTNEY LOVE Says KURT COBAIN Biopic Will Start Shooting Next Year

12 hours 31 min ago
According to bThe Pulse Of Radio/b, bCourtney Love/b recently revealed that a biopic on her late husband, bKurt Cobain/b, will go into production next year. No one has landed the lead role but bLove/b has a few ideas on who could capture the essence of the former bNIRVANA/b frontman. She told bInquirer Entertainment/b, "The biopic should start within the next year or so… I won't name names because I don't want to jinx it for anyone but these are 25-year-olds who are blonde, gorgeous and the new bBrad Pitts/b. There's a ton of those. Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces. I don't want to be the person who makes that decision." bLove/b also shared who would be involved with the film. She explained, "I do have a say in it. So do [bKurt/b and bCourtney/b's daughter] bFrances/b, and [former bNIRVANA/b members] bKrist Novoselic/b and bDave Grohl/b, for that matter, if it touches on bNIRVANA/b… and it will. I am leading the charge because it's timely to do this." bLove/b is also interested in doing a documentary and a stage play on bCobain/b's life. bNIRVANA/b was inducted into the bRock And Roll Hall Of Fame/b on April 10 — five days after the 20th anniversary of bCobain/b's death — alongside bKISS/b and others.
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SCOTT WEILAND: 'I Wanna Make A Rock And Roll Record Again'

12 hours 35 min ago
a href="http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/music/video/exclusives.aspx?videoid=8c7ce4e6-df3b-49e6-94de-58b25f92e205" target="_blank"MSN Canada/a's bMatt Schichter/b recently conducted an interview with former bSTONE TEMPLE PILOTS/b and bVELVET REVOLVER/b singer bScott Weiland/b. You can now watch the chat at a href="http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/music/video/exclusives.aspx?videoid=8c7ce4e6-df3b-49e6-94de-58b25f92e205" target="_blank"this location/a. bWeiland/b's current tour with his solo band bTHE WILDABOUTS/b features him playing bSTP/b classics and select bVELVET REVOLVER/b cuts alongside two songs from bTHE WILDABOUTS/b' forthcoming album, tentatively due in November. So far, seven songs have been recorded, with five more to come. It will be bScott/b's third solo studio LP and first since 2008's b"Happy In Galoshes"/b. bWeiland/b has stated in recent interviews that the new album will be more of a full-band effort. Regarding the songwriting process with bTHE WILDABOUTS/b, bScott/b told bMSN Canada/b: "We all are very close friends. We all have a very similar taste in music — music that we grew up with, music that our parents grew up with and music that is current now. So it's so easy [to write music together]." He continued: "We talked about what we wanted, and I said, 'First of all, I wanna make a rock and roll record again.' I think that bSTP/b and bVELVET REVOLVER/b fans aren't getting necessarily what they want from an art record; that kind of production. I think if we make an art record, they'll be into it, they'll be a lot more receptive and we'll have a bigger audience, at least from the core audience. And we'll get new fans too. But I didn't wanna make just a rock record, like hard rock and roll. I wanted to have it be retro-modern. I wanted to have influences from older music yet use sounds and techniques of recording that are modern and give it a combination — that one-two combination of modern-retro, retro-modern, whatever you wanna call it. You know, go away from using big Marshall sounds and find obscure, old fuzz boxes and all kinds of bizarre pedals. My guitar player's pedal board is about as big as a surf board." bTHE WILDABOUTS/b originally began as a five-piece but recently decided to drop down to a four-piece. "The reason for doing that was, we started playing one time… like, there 's a couple of times bDoug/b [bGrean/b, guitar] was gone and we played, and we realized that it sounded a lot better as a four-piece; there was a lot more space between the beats, between the notes," bScott/b told bMSN Canada/b. Last year, bWeiland/b embarked on the b"Purple At The Core"/b tour, where he and bTHE WILDABOUTS/b delivered selections from bSTONE TEMPLE PILOTS/b' first two albums, 1992's b"Core"/b and 1994's b"Purple"/b. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/v2w_8MN6L6U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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SMASHING PUMPKINS Complete Recording New Album

12 hours 42 min ago
According to bThe Pulse Of Radio/b, the bSMASHING PUMPKINS/b announced plans to record two new albums and it looks like they're moving right along with their plans as bBilly Corgan/b recently revealed the first album, b"Monuments For An Elegy"/b featuring bMÖTLEY CRÜE/b's bTommy Lee/b on drums, is done. bCorgan/b told bLoudwire/b: "So it's done now, b'Monuments For An Elegy'/b, that is; and what a relief." The album still has to be mixed. bCorgan/b also shared his thoughts on the recording process. He said, "I'd most hoped to convey the joy of creativity, and how with any artistic endeavor, when undertaken with friends, makes the journey worthwhile. So let me say for the record… that b'Monuments For An Elegy'/b was one of the easiest and most pleasurable albums I've ever made." He added, "Having heard the album through for a first time in this, a finished form I was taken aback. 'It's indescribable, that,' I told bShredder/b [bSMASHING PUMPKINS/b guitarist bJeff Schroeder/b], meaning that what I heard was unlike anything I could recognize. Yet none of it was unfamiliar, either… big choruses, probing lyrics, odd twists of melody and guitars, guitars for days. Strange indeed." bSMASHING PUMPKINS/b is hoping to release the project soon. Songtitles set to appear on b"Monuments To An Elegy"/b include b"Tiberius"/b, b"Being Beige"/b, b"Anaise"/b, b"One And All"/b and b"Stomper"/b. The group is also aiming to release a second album, b"Day For Night"/b, in 2015.
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SAMMY HAGAR: Why MICHAEL ANTHONY Is My Favorite Guy To Party With

12 hours 44 min ago
bGuy Favazz/b of the St. Louis, Missouri radio station bKSHE/b conducted an interview with legendary rocker bSammy Hagar/b before the former bVAN HALEN/b frontman's July 19 b"A Journey Through The History Of Rock"/b concert in the city. You can now watch the chat below. bHagar/b's backing band for the b"A Journey Through The History Of Rock"/b tour includes bJason Bonham/b, son of the late bLED ZEPPELIN/b drummer bJohn Bonham/b, plus former bVAN HALEN/b bassist bMichael Anthony/b and guitarist bVic Johnson/b from bHagar/b's bWABORITAS/b. Speaking about his continued friendship and working relationship (as members of both bVAN HALEN/b and bCHICKENFOOT/b) with bAnthony/b, bHagar/b said: "We call ourselves 'The Other Half' [of bVAN HALEN/b] all the time as a joke. And [we are] the half that can play our songs [from the bHagar/b era of bVAN HALEN/b], you see what I'm saying?! Because [the current version of bVAN HALEN/b] can't play [that material]. They can't play it. I mean, how can they play b'Dreams'/b? How can they play b'Right Now'/b? How can they play b'When It's Love'/b? How can they play b'Best Of Both Worlds'/b? They can't. bEd/b [bVan Halen/b] and bAl/b [bVan Halen/b] can play it. [ilaughs/i] But it's gonna be an instrumental." He continued: "bMikey/b makes it so much better to sing the bVAN HALEN/b stuff. It's awesome. I mean, our voices, when we're singing together on those harmonies, it sounds just like the record. And bMikey/b is the most fun guy in the world. "Someone asked me, 'Who's your favorite guy to party with?' And I said, 'bMichael Anthony/b.' I like to play music with him, I like to drink with him, I like to eat tacos and hot sauce with him, and I like to just hang out and drive cars with him. It's, like, no matter what I wanna do, or what he wants to do, both of us are willing to do it. It's, like, 'Hey, you feel like going to eat some tacos?' 'Yeah, let's go.' 'Hey, let's go drive some cars.' 'Yeah, let's go.' We have everything in common. And so he's my favorite guy to hang with. So being on the road with him is just a joy. And being on stage with him is just a joy. He's just upbeat, positive all the time. I love the guy." div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/F7fbQyzUeO0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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Heavy Metal Youngsters UNLOCKING THE TRUTH Get Judge's Approval To Sign SONY Deal

16 hours 17 min ago
According to the a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-middle-schoolers-judge-approve-record-contract-worth-1-7-million-article-1.1875967" target="_blank"New York Daily News/a, bUNLOCKING THE TRUTH/b — the heavy metal band from Flatbush, Brooklyn made up of three African American boys, 13-year-old guitarist bMalcolm Brickhouse/b, 13-year-old bassist bAlec Atkins/b and 12-year-old drummer bJarad Dawkins/b — got permission from a New York judge on Tuesday (July 22) to sign a multi-album deal with bSony/b. The musicians needed the judge's approval because they are minors. Supreme Court Justice bCarol Edmead/b questioned the boys' parents to make sure that they understood the contract and had set up trust accounts for their children. She also told the boys to spend their money wisely. "No Porsches!" she said. bUNLOCKING THE TRUTH/b entered the studio on Wednesday to record its first single, b"Monster"/b, for bThe Cherry Group/b, a division of bSony/b. As part of its guaranteed two-album deal with bSony/b, bUNLOCKING THE TRUTH/b will receive $60,000 to record the first disc and possibly as much as $325,000 for the second CD. bSony/b has an option to release a total of five albums from bUNLOCKING THE TRUTH/b that could push the label's financial investment to around $1.7 million ($325,000 for the second album, $400,000 for the third, $450,000 for the fourth and $550,000 for the fifth). It should be noted, however, that the band will only see the real money after an initial $60,000 advance if their debut album sells more than 250,000 copies, a prospect that seems highly unlikely in an age of diminishing record sales. Commenting on news reports that bUNLOCKING THE TRUTH/b landed a "$1.7 million-dollar deal with bSony/b," bTRIVIUM/b bassist bPaolo Gregoletto/b wrote on bFacebook/b: "The young kids that were signed got a $60,000 recording budget for their first album and have to sell 250,000 copies to receive royalties. That isn't a 1.7 million-dollar recording deal. I hope that they got a good lawyer and someone looking out for them." bUNLOCKING THE TRUTH/b, which is now managed by b"Welcome Back, Kotter"/b co-creator bAlan Sacks/b, has already played the bCoachella/b festival and has supported bGUNS N' ROSES/b. In addition, the band has appeared in a national ad campaign for bVerizon Wireless/b. An bUNLOCKING THE TRUTH/b book about the band's rise to success will be released by bPenguin/b around Christmas, and a documentary about the group's experiences is also in the works. bUNLOCKING THE TRUTH/b credits bands such as bMETALLICA/b, bSLIPKNOT/b, bDISTURBED/b, bCHELSEA GRIN/b, bMOTIONLESS IN WHITE/b and bESCAPE THE FATE/b as its influences. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2g1O18mItlU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/puHDeb7gW7I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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LOSTPROPHETS Singer IAN WATKINS Loses Bid To Reduce Sentence For Child-Abuse Crimes

17 hours 11 min ago
According to a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-28423518" target="_blank"BBC News/a, former bLOSTPROPHETS/b frontman bIan Watkins/b' appeal to have his prison sentence reduced was denied. bWatkins/b was sentenced to 29 years in prison for child-abuse crimes, including the attempted rape of an 11-month-old baby. The appeal judges in Cardiff stated that the offenses were "of such shocking depravity that they demanded a lengthy prison sentence." Commenting on bWatkins/b' case, the lord justice said: "It is not demonstrated that the total sentence of 29 years together with the extended licence period was arguably manifestly excessive. Accordingly, the application in his case is refused." The 37-year-old musician was not in court, but his legal representative said that while his offenses were very serious, they were "not the worst that can happen." She also argued that the sentence was "too high in the circumstances" and added that his guilty plea, which kept disturbing evidence from being shown in court, deserved consideration for a greater reduction. "This case causes a very disturbing reaction for anyone who has anything to do with it," bWatkins/b' barrister, bSally O'Neill/b QC, told the court. "We accept these matters are very serious. But by pleading guilty my client averted the need for a most distressing and unpleasant trial for all those concerned, especially a jury. "He did not have to plead guilty and if he had done so, the consequences would have been shocking. "I am not trying to minimise the gravity of these offences, just simply make the observation that a sense of proportion needs to be maintained. These offenses, however bad, are not the worst." bWatkins/b denied all the charges against him when he was arrested in December 2012 but eventually admitted to more than a dozen offenses that occurred over a period of five years, including attempting to rape one of the children and conspiring to rape the other. A police investigation uncovered a huge cache of child abuse photos and films stored on bWatkins/b' computers and online — almost five times the storage size of the South Wales Police force's entire computer database. bWatkins/b must serve at least two-thirds of his jail time before being eligible for parole, followed by another six years of probation. The judge in the case said it broke "new ground" and "plunged into new depths of depravity." He added that bWatkins/b showed a "complete lack of remorse" and that what the women did in handing over their children to bWatkins/b was "both sickening and incomprehensible." bWatkins/b' defense attorney said that her client "belatedly realized the gravity of what happened" and was "deeply, deeply sorry." The singer has maintained that he did not remember many of the incidents due to drug abuse. bLOSTPROPHETS/b released five albums and scored a No. 1 hit in 2004 with b"Last Train Home"/b. img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/ianwatkinssouthwalespolice_638.jpg" alt="ianwatkinssouthwalespolice_638" width="510" height="627" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-460019" /
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DRAGONFORCE Singer Says 'Maximum Overload' Album Contains Some 'Thrashier' Elements

18 hours 15 min ago
Norway's a href="http://www.metalexpressradio.com/" target="_blank"Metal Express Radio/a recently conducted an interview with vocalist bMarc Hudson/b of British epic power metallers bDRAGONFORCE/b about the band's forthcoming album, b"Maximum Overload"/b. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. On whether bDRAGONFORCE/b has explored any new musical ground on b"Maximum Overload"/b: bMarc/b: "I think with this album… It sounds like I'm saying it just because I'm on it… But the last two albums have been quite different to the ones previously, I think. There iis/i a formula that we're kind of following 'cause we iare/i a certain genre, like, melodic speed metal — [so] we can't certainly slow down and play everything slowly. But with this album, we've got bJens Bogren/b as our producer — he's a guy from Sweden; he's worked with bSYMPHONY X/b and bOPETH/b and some other bands — and he's had an influence on this album. And our bass player, bFred/b [bFrédéric Leclercq/b], has also helped a lot with songwriting. So, to be honest, this album has brought quite a lot of new stuff to it; it's got some heavier aspects to it. Like, we recently released the single b'The Game'/b, and before that this kind of a demo thing we did for bMetal Hammer/b called b'Defenders'/b, and both those songs have got a thrashy sort of feel to them, and that's definitely come from bFred/b and bJens/b, their influence and stuff. So, although we have to stick to what we're good at, we are able to move around and evolve and change the sound here and there. On this album, there's a lot of different stuff. We've got the classic bDRAGONFORCE/b power metal stuff to some thrashier [moments]… yeah, and progressive stuff, too." On whether he has had chance to contribute to the songwriting process in bDRAGONFORCE/b in terms of vocal melodies: bMarc/b: "Honestly, bSam/b [bTotman/b, guitar] and bFred/b have been doing most of the writing in terms of that kind of stuff. But from the second I got in the studio, obviously, 'cause I've got a different voice from the last singer [bZP Theart/b], we were able to adapt things to suit me. So there might be something I can sing that they weren't expecting, so we can change vocal melodies, depending on what I've come up with in the studio. But normally, I'd say 90 percent of the time, it's just that the songs are written and I turn up and I sing them. I can change things — expressions, and kind of put my own feel into it — but vocal melodies are largely finished before I get in there. But then again, there's been some times… like on [2012's] b'The Power Within'/b [album], the first song, b'Holding On'/b, there's this big scream in the beginning, that was just 'cause I did it in the studio and they were, like, 'Wow. Let's put that on the album.' So some stuff I've done had made it. But hopefully as we make more and more albums, I'll have more of a chance to write some stuff. I'm letting the experts do it for now. [ilaughs/i]" b"Maximum Overload"/b will be released on August 19 in North America via bMetal Blade/b and August 18 in Europe through bearMUSIC/b, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of bEdel Group/b. The CD was recorded at bFascination Street/b studios in Örebro, Sweden. It marks the band's first-ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with bKarl Groom/b. b"Maximum Overload"/b will be released on standard CD, standard digital version, special edition CD with five bonus tracks and a bonus DVD, special edition digital version (same bonus material as special edition CD), and vinyl. The effort features a couple of surprises, notably a guest appearance on some of the songs from bTRIVIUM/b's bMatt Heafy/b. b"Maximum Overload"/b also features an all-time first for bDRAGONFORCE/b — a cover version of b"Ring Of Fire"/b by bJohnny Cash/b. b"Maximum Overload"/b is the follow-up to 2012's b"The Power Within"/b, which was the band's first with bHudson/b. Since his live debut with the group in July 2011, bMarc/b has gone on to front over 100 shows with bDRAGONFORCE/b in 32 countries across the globe, including arenas with bIRON MAIDEN/b as well as a mammoth headlining world tour to support the CD. bDRAGONFORCE/b recently parted ways with drummer bDave Mackintosh/b and replaced him with former bBRAINDAMAGE/b and bKILL RITUAL/b member bGee Anzalone/b. A native of Turin, Italy, bGee/b is a drum teacher who graduated from the NAMM Academy of Milan and carries on the well established multi-national mix of musicians that make up bDRAGONFORCE/b. bGee/b will make his live debut with bDRAGONFORCE/b on the forthcoming b"Maximum Overload"/b U.K. tour, which commences on September 17 in Edinburgh. 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AC/DC's Rare Debut Australian Single Sells For Nearly $4,500

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According to a href="http://www.acdccollector.com/" target="_blank"ACDCCollector.com/a, a rare copy of bAC/DC/b's debut Australian single, b"Can I Sit Next To You, Girl"/b, backed with b"Rockin' In The Parlour"/b, just sold on beBay/b for a whopping $4,471! The New Zealand-only bPolydor/b label pressing of the single fetched this new record price on the auction site today (Wednesday, July 23). The original b"Can I Sit Next To You, Girl"/b seven-inch vinyl came out in 1974 on bAlbert Productions/b (through bEMI Australia/b) and is one of the most sought-after bAC/DC/b singles ever. The track features lead vocals by bAC/DC/b's original singer bDave Evans/b, who was subsequently replaced by bBon Scott/b. b"Can I Sit Next To You, Girl"/b was later re-recorded with bScott/b on vocals for the b"TNT"/b album. In a May 2013 interview with the b"Flight 750"/b radio show on bSports 750 The Game/b, bEvans/b stated about why he eventually left bAC/DC/b: "When our single (b'Can I Sit Next To You, Girl'/b) was released, we had our third bass player, third drummer, and third manager. And I didn't get on with those guys. I didn't know them. They were from Melbourne, we were a Sydney band. And it was morphing into something I didn't like. The songs were fantastic. The hit record we had was fantastic. The shows were great and all that kind of stuff. But I wasn't getting on with any of them. And those times, bMalcolm Young/b was getting very jealous all the time because I just happened to be popular with the girls and bMalcolm/b didn't have a girlfriend. So he was very jealous. So bMalcolm/b and I sort of fell out because of that. And then the manager, we all thought he was doing the wrong thing by us as far as money was concerned because we were doing a lot of shows — major shows in Australia; sometimes two or three shows an evening — and we were absolutely flat broke. We were pooling our money together to buy hamburgers and French fries… So I left the band." Speaking to bClassic Rock/b magazine in 2009, bEvans/b said about bAC/DC/b's early days: "We built up a great following in Sydney, Australia and had a hit record with our very first release. I also recorded b'Soul Stripper'/b and b'Rock 'N' Roll Singer'/b as well. We performed a lot of bROLLING STONES/b and bChuck Berry/b tunes, which is where the bAngus Young/b duck-walk came from." bEvans/b also spoke about the occasional clash with bAngus/b. "He has an explosive temper," bEvans/b claimed. "I was backstage one time having a disagreement with bAngus/b when he just came at me with both fists flying. He is only a bit over 5 foot tall, but that didn't deter him. I put one of my hands on top of his head to keep him from reaching me. I guess it would have looked pretty comical for anyone watching. Another time, we picked up bMalcolm/b and bAngus/b to go to a gig when they started arguing with each other. bAngus/b just flew into bMalcolm/b and the two of them were throwing punches right, left and center." bEvans/b was a member of bAC/DC/b from the band's inception in 1973 until 1974. Following his departure from bAC/DC/b, bDave Evans/b formed the wild hedonistic rock band bRABBIT/b, Melbourne '80s rock outfit bDAVE EVANS AND THUNDER DOWN UNDER/b, and lastly bDAVE EVANS AND HOT COCKEREL/b. bDave Evans/b has spent the last few years touring as a solo act. div align=center iframe width="638" height="479" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/O23nVL4iQuI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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METALLICA: Official Footage Of Warsaw Concert

July 23, 2014 - 23:42
bMETALLICA/b's official bYouTube/b channel bMetallica TV/b has been updated with fly-on-the-wall footage shot by a bMetOnTour.com/b reporter on July 11 in Warsaw, Poland. The 26-minute clip includes footage of bassist bRobert Trujillo/b, guitarist bKirk Hammett/b and drummer bLars Ulrich/b in the bMet Club/b meet-and-greet, warming up in the Tuning Room and b"For Whom The Bell Tolls"/b and b"The Call Of Ktulu"/b from the show. The band's setlist for the concert was as follows: 01. bBattery/b 02. bMaster Of Puppets/b 03. bWelcome Home (Sanitarium)/b 04. bRide The Lightning/b 05. bThe Unforgiven/b 06. bThe Memory Remains/b 07. bLords Of Summer/b 08. bSad But True/b 09. bFade To Black/b 10. bOrion/b 11. bOne/b 12. bFor Whom The Bell Tolls/b 13. bWhiskey In The Jar/b 14. bNothing Else Matters/b 15. bEnter Sandman/b Encore: 16. bCreeping Death/b 17. bThe Call Of Ktulu/b 18. bSeek Destroy/b As previously reported, bMETALLICA/b stars in the latest bESPN "This Is SportsCenter"/b ad. The clip, which debuted on July 14 during this year's bAll-Star Home Run Derby/b, plays off the idea that the band members don't know what to do with themselves since bYankees/b star reliever bMariano Rivera/b retired last season and took his b"Enter Sandman"/b entrance music with him — so the band begins a desperate search for something else to do. Drummer bLars Ulrich/b said, "Sometimes it can be quite freeing to put yourself at the mercy of others. bESPN/b's commercials have a tendency to be hilarious. We were like, 'That sounds like a good time.' The whole thing had an overriding impulsivity to it." The long-running series of comical b"This Is SportsCenter"/b ads promote bESPN/b's b"SportsCenter"/b sports news show. The commercials, which debuted in 1994, are presented in a deadpan mockumentary style, lampooning various aspects of sports and sports broadcasting. After completing a recent European festival run, bMETALLICA/b has just one show on its calendar for the rest of 2014, at the bHeavy MTL/b festival in Montreal on August 9. The band is slated to enter the studio and begin recording its 10th studio album this fall. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FV9zNP0lJM8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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TOM KEIFER: 'It's Not Enough' Lyric Video

July 23, 2014 - 21:30
The official lyric video for the song b"It's Not Enough"/b from bTom Keifer/b, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band bCINDERELLA/b, can be seen below. The track is taken from Keifer's debut solo album, b"The Way Life Goes"/b, which sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on April 30, 2013 via bMerovee Records/b (through bWarner Music Group/b's bIndependent Label Group/b). bKeifer/b tells bLoudwire/b about the song: "b'It's Not Enough'/b is a song about living life to the max! "The initial thought for a video was a performance clip, but that didn't seem to really capture the essence of the song for everyone as we all have different passions in life. Instead, the video is a montage of lyrics and images that depict rushes of adrenaline. From loud volume and speed to jumping out of planes. There can never be enough of what makes us feel alive! It's different for everyone!" b"The Way Life Goes"/b is a raw, introspective look at the roller coaster ride that has been bKeifer/b's life for the past 15 years. From being told that he would never sing again as a result of a partially paralyzed left vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed, his solo debut is a story of perseverance, a testament to the power of passion and will, when combined with a true love of music. "It's pretty scary," bKeifer/b said of his vocal paralysis. "I've had six surgeries to deal with the collateral damage. Performing… has been difficult for me because of the vocal issues I've had. I work several hours every day on that. That's a difficult thing for me every day." The collection of 14 new songs ranges from intimate, organic, acoustic tracks to driving hard rock. It embraces the blues, rock and country roots that have always been present in his unique sound that has generated the sale of over 15 million records worldwide for bCINDERELLA/b. bRolling Stone/b praised bKeifer/b as "a gritty, bluesy (rocker) with enough genuine swagger to draw comparisons to bMick Jagger/b." "This record was a labor of love," bKeifer/b told bTriCities.com/b. "When I started this record, bCINDERELLA/b was in the middle of a lawsuit with bSony Records/b. This record is not in any way to be taken as me stepping away from bCINDERELLA/b." "I took a lot of time making this record," he continued. "I made it over 10 years. I wanted to make something I loved. My wife, bSavannah/b (bSnow/b), co-wrote a lot of the songs with me. It was a blessing to me. "Each song has something to do with life. It's just life, love, love lost, being crazy, going crazy, being lost. The record, there's no change, really, in style. It has the peaks and valleys. "I've always approached music, played music that I like. I've never chased trends through bCINDERELLA/b and with this album. It reflects what's in me." div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VZptihTxZaA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/tomkeiferlifegoescd.jpg" alt="tomkeiferlifegoescd" width="638" height="638" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-481043" /
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