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IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON DISCUSSES HIS CANCER BATTLE AND SAYS HE HAS BEEN “VERY FORTUNATE”

While receiving the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award for Outstanding Contribution to U.K. Music, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson took time out to give an update on his recovery from cancer. He said that he’s been “very fortunate” and has had a “really good bounce-back.” Dickinson told the BBC that he had two tumors. […]

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SLAYER DRUMMER PAUL BOSTAPH ON LATE GUITARIST JEFF HANNEMAN, “I REALLY LOVED THE DUDE”

Gary Graff of Billboard reports: Joining Slayer for a second time has been a different kind of reign for drummer Paul Bostaph. When Bostaph first replaced founding drummer Dave Lombardo in 1992, the group had completed its first decade and released its first five albums. “It was very intimidating,” Bostaph tells Billboard. But there was […]

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AEROSMITH BASSIST TOM HAMILTON DISCUSSES “TOYS IN THE ATTIC,” HIS HEALTH AND VISUAL ART

Greg Prato of the Long Island Pulse spoke with Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton. Portions of the interview appear below. Long Island Pulse: Forty years later, how do you view Toys in the Attic? Tom Hamilton: That one was really a moment of inspiration for us. Our second album, Get Your Wings, we were under a […]

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SOME INTERESTING FACTS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT RUSH

Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone reports: For years, Rush had an uneasy relationship with an oft-skeptical rock press. So fans got to know the band members’ diverse personalities largely from live shows, tour books, videos and drummer Neil Peart’s own prose. But as the band proved this month in their first-ever Rolling Stone cover story, […]

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EDDIE TRUNK, ALONG WITH JAKE E. LEE AND WARREN DEMARTINI, WERE JUDGES AT THE ROCKBAR GUITAR PLAYER CONTEST WHICH TOOK PLACE ON JUNE 27TH

On June 27th, 2015 Rockbar opened its doors to some of the finest guitar players in the San Jose, California Bay area. Contestants got to show their talents on guitar and battle Satan Guitar Soul Collecting Fury for a grand prize of cool stuff and guitar glory celebrity rockers and guitar Gods were on hand […]

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ORIGINAL BLACK SABBATH MEMBER BILL WARD HAS REGRETS OVER “IRON MAN’S” BASS DRUM SOUND

Estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says he never stops listening back to his recorded work – and wishes he could improve certain aspects. The most famous example, he says, is Black Sabbath’s Iron Man, from 1970 album Paranoid. Ward, who released his solo album Accountable Beasts in April, says he still frets over the […]

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GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION: MINDCRIME TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER, SONG SAMPLES POSTED ONLINE

Operation: Mindcrime, Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche, is proud to announce their upcoming debut album, The Key, on September 18th. To hear a sampling of four songs from the album, watch a trailer below: The first full song from the album will be released in the coming weeks. Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime features band members: […]

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NICK SIMMONS WRITES “MY DAD, [KISS BASSIST] GENE SIMMONS, IS FULL OF SHIT AND SO ARE YOU”

Gene Simmons’ son, Nick Simmons, wrote an article about his father for Vice magazine. Excerpts from the feature appear below. Patton Oswalt has a routine about the first time he ever realized one of his parents was full of shit. “When you’re growing up, up to a certain point, no matter what an adult says […]

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MOTOR SISTER RELEASE VIDEO FOR “BEG BORROW STEAL”

Motor Sister, the band featuring Jim Wilson (Mother Superior), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), John Tempesta (The Cult) and Ian’s wife Pearl Aday, have released a video for Beg Borrow Steal. Watch it below. The group came about in 2013 as part of Ian’s 50th birthday celebrations. He wanted to jam some songs […]

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EDDIE TRUNK ON WHY HE GOT INTO RADIO: “I FELT HARD ROCK AND METAL BANDS WERE BEING MARGINALIZED”

Ruben Mosqueda of Oregon Music News spoke with our very own Eddie Trunk. Excerpts from the interview appear below. OMN: Who has been your biggest influence in getting you into rock radio? Eddie Trunk: First and foremost I got into radio because I felt that hard rock and metal bands were being marginalized. I didn’t […]

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