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Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the digital music revolution has affected SABATON: Pär: "You know, I think we came in the right time for this, 'cause we came in a time when we were interested in that too. I was a lot into computers before starting the band, so I was following the development of the Internet and stuff like that. At...

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Drummer Stix Zadinia and vocalist Michael Starr of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER met with German chancellor Angela Merkel (played by German actress Sara Kelly-Husain of ARTE Concert) at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch their discussion below. STEEL PANTHER is working on the follow-up to 2014's "All You Can Eat" album for a tentative October release. Starr recently told Metal Wani about the musical and lyrical direction of STEEL PANTER's new material: "As...

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Kaaos TV conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French prior to the band's August 4 performance in Finland. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if he thinks any of the newer hard rock artists have a shot at becoming arena-sized acts once the current crop of dinosaur bands are no longer around, Jay Jay said: "When I was 17 years old, when Jay Jay French was 17, THE BEATLES, THE STONES, THE WHO, , FLOYD, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, THE GRATEFUL DEAD, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, THE DOORS… none of them were...

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BUCKCHERRY Side Project SPRAYGUN WAR Is Working On Full-Length Album
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SPRAYGUN WAR, the new project featuring BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd and guitarist Stevie D., is working on a full-length album to follow the band's recently released debut EP. Issued on June 10, "Into The Blackness" was described in a press release as a departure from BUCKCHERRY's sound, featuring strong electronic and hip-hop elements. During an August 8 appearance on the SiriusXM satellite radio show "Eddie Trunk Live", Todd explained how SPRAYGUN WAR came together. "Stevie and I have a long relationship," he said. "We knew each other way...

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HELLYEAH frontman Chad Gray says that people constantly calling for a PANTERA reunion are "assholes" for seemingly forgetting that Vinnie Paul Abbott "watched his brother get tragically murdered in front of him." Speaking about the inspiration for the title of HELLYEAH's new album, "Unden!able", Gray told Revolver magazine: "As an artist — or whatever you do — you wanna be respected for your work. But even after all the records we've done, there's still the stigma of PANTERA and MUDVAYNE and everyone wanting the reunions and all...

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