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METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to Live Nation about the stage setup for the band's "WorldWired" tour, which will officially kick off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland. "The new stage is… We're in the round," he said (see video below). "It feels a little smaller and tighter. One of the things, when we played the clubs, we felt that we should have hopefully more interaction with each other. 'Cause sometimes on the bigger stages, you don't hang out that much with each other. It's, like, 'Hey, James.' 'Hey, Rob. What's going on?'...

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SCORPIONS Announce ‘Crazy World’ North American Tour With MEGADETH
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German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have announced their North American "Crazy World" tour with very special guest MEGADETH. Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., the band will return to North America for a month-long run of dates. "When our album 'Crazy World' was released back in '91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future," said SOCRPIONS singer Klaus Meine. "Now, 26 years later,...

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Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can watch the chat below. Asked about Gene Simmons's recent statement that he was not interested in producing another KISS studio album "unless and if there's a financial model that works" to make it worthwhile for the band to write and record new music, Jansen said: "Yeah, I noticed that these old bands, they are still pretty pissed about how developed, and I sometimes have to laugh a little bit...

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SATYRICON: Fall 2017 European Tour Announced
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Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have announced a European tour for September/October to coincide with the release of their highly anticipated upcoming studio album. The revered and groundbreaking extremists are hard at work on the new opus, with a release pencilled for Friday, September 22. SATYRICON has always excelled live, its powerful, evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, are shows that stick in the memory. Their gigs are increasingly becoming special events, as the...

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JUNKYARD To Release ‘High Water’ Album In April
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Eleven songs — raucous, blues-based, uncompromising — mark a triumphant return for "Hollywood" rockers JUNKYARD on their first official album in 26 years, due on April 21 via Acetate Records. While odds and sods have been released over the decades, "High Water" is a firm statement of the band's 2017, and onward, intent. As singer and founding member David Roach explains, in recent years, JUNKYARD had a blast playing "reunion" shows, which quickly turned into mini-tours through Spain and packed gigs across America. New songs began...

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