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METALLICA PRODUCER FLEMMING RASMUSSEN DISCUSSES WORKING WITH THE BAND

Greg Prato for Songfacts spoke with Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen. Highlights from the discussion appear below. Greg Prato (Songfacts): Looking back at the recording sessions for Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, and …And Justice for All, which songs were the trickiest to record? Flemming Rasmussen: I would say some of the first songs on…

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TESLA’S FRANK HANNON SAYS THEIR PHIL COLLEN PRODUCED ALBUM WILL BE COMING OUT IN SEPTEMBER

Greg Prato of the Long Island Pulse spoke with Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Long Island Pulse: The band has recorded an album with Phil Collen [of Def Leppard] as producer. When will it be released? Frank Hannon: The last thing I heard is that it is going to be…

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GUITARIST GEORGE LYNCH CONFIRMS THAT HE WAS ASKED TO JOIN STEPHEN PEARCY AND JUAN CROUCIER IN RATT

Iconic guitarist George Lynch was a guest on Eddie’s SiriusXM show on June 14th. An excerpt from the interview appears below via Blabbermouth.net. When asked whether the rumors are true that he was asked to join the current touring lineup of Ratt — presumably alongside singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier for their upcoming…

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DRUMMER JASON BONHAM ON GRETA VAN FLEET, “I’D HAVE BEEN ANNOYED IF THEY SAID THAT HE SOUNDED LIKE ROBERT [PLANT], ROBERT DID NOT SOUND LIKE THAT”

Drummer Jason Bonham (Bonham, The Circle, Black Country Communion, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening) was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York-based radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by Blabbermouth.net). Discussing being a member of multiple active bands: Jason: “I’m one of these…

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KING DIAMOND: “IN CONCERT 1987: ABIGAIL,” “THE GRAVEYARD,” “THE SPIDER’S LULLABYE” LP REISSUES NOW AVAILABLE

On August 3rd, King Diamond will release LP re-issues of the classic albums In Concert 1987: Abigail, The Graveyard, and The Spider’s Lullabye via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at metalblade.com/kingdiamond. King says, “You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic King Diamond albums,…

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TWISTED SISTER GUITARIST JAY JAY FRENCH REVEALS PROSTATE CANCER BATTLE

Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French has revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. French said that he was diagnosed in March and had an operation to successfully remove his prostate in April. “I’m a prostate cancer survivor,” he told comedian Dean Delray on his Let There Be Talk podcast. “They…

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