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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On AC/DC's Handling Of BRIAN JOHNSON's Hearing Loss: 'I Wouldn't Have Done It Like That'

DEF LEPPARD‘s Joe Elliott says that Axl Rose “did a pretty good job” fronting AC/DC but he believes that the legendary Australian hard rock outfit could have handled Brian Johnson‘s apparent exit from the group differently. AC/DC postponed the last ten dates of its North American tour last year after doctors told Johnson he faced

IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: 'We're Only A Heartbeat Away From Auschwitz'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson spoke to Newsweek about visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial And Museum and memorial in Oświęcim, Poland during the band’s 1984 “Powerslave” tour. The museum and memorial, which occupy the site where the Nazis murdered approximately 1.1 million prisoners, preserve Auschwitz’s history through powerful exhibitions — display cases fill the blocks that

A PERFECT CIRCLE's BILLY HOWERDEL: 'We're Very Lucky That Fans Have Let Us Stay At This Level After Being Absent For A While'

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel was recently interviewed on “Whiplash”, the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how often he wrote music even while A PERFECT CIRCLE was inactive: Billy: “Constantly. But, I never flesh them

ORPHANED LAND's KOBI FARHI: 'We Always Blame Religion Or Politicians, But It's The People Who Do Not Change'

Alexiel Divine of The Offering webzine recently conducted an interview with frontman Kobi Farhi of Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the concept behind ORPHANED LAND‘s forthcoming “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” studio album: Kobi: “This is a

IGOR CAVALERA Doesn't Think Production On 'Bestial Devastation' And 'Morbid Visions' Did SEPULTURA's Early Sound Justice

United Rock Nations conducted an interview with former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) prior to their December 6 show at Lùsine in Istres, France as part of the “Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots” tour where they were celebrating the 20th anniversary of SEPULTURA‘s “Roots”

FOREIGNER Founder Says 'Very Emotional' 40th-Anniversary Tour Provided 'A Little Bit Of Closure'

FOREIGNER founder Mick Jones was recently interviewed by the New York classic rock radio station Q104.3. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how FOREIGNER was able to keep the peace during its 40th-anniversary tour, which featured both past and present members, and avoid messy lawsuits

Demo:listen: Best of 2017

Welcome to Demo:listen. For two years now Demo:listen has brought you a weekly peek into the future of underground extreme metal. Whether they’re death, black, doom, sludge, grind, thrash, -core, heavy, speed, punk-, stoner, etc., we to bring you the latest demos from the newest bands. On this week’s Demo:listen we invite some of our

JON SCHAFFER Says ICED EARTH Will Re-Record Early Albums, Calls Original Record Contract 'A Bad Business Deal'

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer was recently interviewed by Greece’s Rock Overdose. The complete three-part conversation can be heard at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Rock Overdose): On whether he stands by his prediction that the group’s latest release, “Incorruptible”, will eventually be considered a “classic ICED EARTH album”:

TESLA: 2017 Recap Video

California rockers TESLA have uploaded a 2017 recap video. The six-and-a-half-minute clip, which was shot by Oliver Halfin and edited by Rob Neilson, can be seen below. TESLA is continuing to work on a new studio album, tentatively due in 2018. The disc is being produced by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who encouraged the

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