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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA To SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It's A Bad Idea To Pick A Fight With A Guy Like CHRIS JERICHO'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has once again come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last month, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during ...

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WILL CARROLL Addresses CHUCK BILLY's Comment That He 'Should Have Said Something' If He Thought He Had Contracted COVID-19

Will Carroll says that he is "cool" with Chuck Billy, two months after the TESTAMENT singer publicly wondered if he had contracted COVID-19 from the DEATH ANGEL drummer when the two bands toured together. Carroll, who spent almost two weeks on a ventilator in an intensive care unit at a Northern California hospital, told San ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Slams TRUMP For Claiming He Didn't Know He Fired U.S. Pandemic Response Team In 2018

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has slammed President Donald Trump for his response to a question about his decision to fire top health officials who were responsible for the response to pandemics. During Trump's press conference Friday, he was asked if he was responsible for the failures in testing for coronavirus. He responded: "I don't take ...

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BLABBERMOUTH BLITZ: Get 25% Off Tickets To Some Of The Hottest Rock And Metal Club Tours This Spring

It's time for a "Blabbermouth Blitz" promotion! As an exclusive thank you for our readers, we are offering 25% off tickets to some of the hottest rock and metal club tours this spring, including KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SEPULTURA, IN THIS MOMENT, JINJER, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and many more. To unlock this exclusive limited-time offer, use password "BLITZ" ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's 2019 'Christmas Eve And Other Stories' Tour: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group, today announced its highly anticipated winter tour 2019. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, "Christmas Eve And Other Stories". TSO's show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded on to ...

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SACRED REICH's PHIL RIND: 'We're Not Going To Stop Saying What We Believe In Because We're Afraid Of Losing Some Sales'

SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind recently spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Awakening": Phil: "It was really special. It took a long time to get to that point — getting ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Talks 'Social Media Wars'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet recently spoke to "The Herman Show" about the lyrical inspiration for "One Sided War", the title track of his 2016 solo album. He said (hear audio below): "I've been writing songs lately based on the social media wars and words that are exchanged and how people are on social media. Everybody's ...

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LAST IN LINE Bassist Slams 'Medicare For All' Proposal, Says People Would Have To 'Wait Weeks To Get Even Basic Appointments'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has slammed the "Medicare For All" proposal, arguing that moving to a single-payer system run by the government would result in people having "to wait weeks to get even basic appointments." Unlike the existing Affordable Care Act (ACA), more popularly called Obamacare, which helps ...

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