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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Defends Producer TOM WERMAN's Work On 'Stay Hungry': 'I Don't Wanna Smear' Him

In a new interview with "Heritage Musicians In Conversation With Joe Matera", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked how important veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman was to the commercial success of the band's triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Boy, that's a complicated answer. ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist RON MCGOVNEY Dismisses BIFF BYFORD's 'Electric Fan' Anecdote As 'Total Fiction'

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has dismissed SAXON singer Biff Byford's anecdote about the first show the two bands played together nearly four decades ago as "total fiction." During a new appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", Byford recounted a funny incident that allegedly happened when METALLICA was the support act for SAXON at the ...

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BIFF BYFORD Looks Back On METALLICA's 1982 Gig As Support Act For SAXON: 'They Didn't Talk To Us For A Long Time' After That

During an appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON was asked to recount a "good story" involving the members of METALLICA. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Back in the day, METALLICA, they supported us. [We played at] the Whisky [A Go Go] club [in West Hollywood ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases Music Video For Cover Of 'Knock On Wood'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a cover version of the hit song "Knock On Wood" available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "We wanted to release something cool and unexpected as a Christmas gift to our fans. This song will be perfect cranked up ...

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SAXON Announces 'Carpe Diem' Album, Releases First Single

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release their 23rd studio album, "Carpe Diem", on February 4, 2022 via Silver Lining Music. Comprised of 10 titanic tracks bristling with steel-clad riffery and proud intent, the band draws on a variety of ingredients from its career to forget what is its most dynamic release in many a ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Announces 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal' Special On SiriusXM's 'Mandatory Metallica'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has put together a special on the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal for Mandatory Metallica, a new limited-engagement SiriusXM radio channel with music and content curated by the band. Launched a little over two weeks ago, this new artist-branded channel coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's ...

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Rockers React To CHARLIE WATTS's Death

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Rob Zombie are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of THE ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts. Watts's death was confirmed by his publicist Bernard Doherty, who said in a statement: "It is ...

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TIIT - SUN OF THE SUNS

While the term "modern metal" seems to have become conversational shorthand, among the half-hearted, for "don't panic, it doesn't sound like SAXON!", there are still a few emerging bands that genuinely fit the bill. SUN OF THE SUNS are a box-fresh, tech-metal trio from Italy, featuring former members of esteemed deathcore crew THE MODERN AGE ...

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METAL CHURCH Singer MIKE HOWE's Death Ruled Suicide

According to TMZ, METAL CHURCH singer Mike Howe's official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging. A spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept. told the site authorities are calling it a suicide. Cops got a call Monday morning (July 26) just after 10 a.m. in Eureka, ...

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METAL CHURCH Singer MIKE HOWE Dead At 55

METAL CHURCH singer Mike Howe has died at the age of 55. No cause of death has been revealed. The news of Howe's passing was broken by METAL CHURCH in a social media post this evening. The band wrote: "It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our ...

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DOOGIE WHITE-Fronted Version Of ALCATRAZZ Releases 'Sword Of Deliverance' Single, Announces New Album 'V'

"Sword of Deliverance", the second single from ALCATRAZZ's brand new album "V", set for release October 15, can be streamed below. The LP will feature original members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea, along with new vocalist Doogie White (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST), drummer Mark Benquechea and guitarist Joe Stump. White said: "'Sword Of ...

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