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Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, recently conducted an interview with IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference between the band's forthcoming "Battles" album and 2014's "Siren Charms": Anders: "I'd say the main difference is that it's recorded in the sun, in California, instead of the winter in Berlin. That's a big difference. I really believe the environment… it gets to you, somehow. That's really...

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Scott Ian says that he has "embraced Spotify" after initially being against the streaming-music service. Streaming-music services have gotten a lot of criticism for how little they pay artists for their music. Taylor Swift has been one of the most recognizable and vocal artists speaking out against how streaming services like Spotify treat musical artists. The ANTHRAX guitarist joined Swift in speaking out against Spotify last year when he said that "we should be being paid more for our streams" and claiming that services like Spotify had...

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Corey Taylor says that his management and record company stopped him from singing with ANTHRAX when the opportunity for him to work with the latter band presented itself nearly a decade ago. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman had harbored hopes of replacing Joey Belladonna for the follow-up to "We've Come For You All", recorded with John Bush in 2003. "I remember Charlie getting super stoked and sending me stuff," Corey recalled during an appearance on ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's show "Never Meet Your Heroes" on SiriusXM Volume (Ch....

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Watch METALLICA Perform With NEIL YOUNG At ‘Bridge School’ Benefit Concert
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METALLICA is taking part in Neil Young's 30th anniversary Bridge School benefit concert, which is being held on October 22-23 at at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Also scheduled to perform at the all-acoustic non-profit charity event are Young himself, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, MY MORNING JACKET, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones and others. The Bridge School, which was co-founded by Young's ex-wife Pegi, works to help people with physical and speech impairments through alternate methods of...

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QUEEN guitarist Brian May has been forced to cancel all of his December concerts with Kerry Ellis because he is "battling with a persistent illness." The rock legend and West End superstar Ellis were due to kick off their 11-date, three-week "Christmas Candlelight Tour" on December 7, but have scrapped the shows because May has been told performing will worsen his current condition. In a message on his web site, the legendary 69-year-old musician apologized to his fans and added: "This is a decision I've agonized over, but in the end, it has...

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