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KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was interviewed on a recent episode of Brazil's "Wikimetal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether KORN's latest album, 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering", is a return to the band's roots: Brian: "I think in a lot of ways, it does feel like that. But, obviously, with the new technology and Nick Raskulinecz and then some of the extra people that we've brought in just for some ambient sounds and stuff...

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ENSLAVED To Release ‘Roadburn Live’ For ‘Record Store Day’
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"Roadburn Live" is ENSLAVED's first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of band's headlining shows at the renowned Roadburn festival 2015, an edition curated by ENSLAVED's guitar player Ivar Bjørnson. Walter Hoeijmakers, Roadburn's artistic director, comments on the release: "It's no secret that there's a strong friendship between Roadburn and ENSLAVED. One of the most hard-hitting and progressive bands to come out of Norway, ENSLAVED has played a...

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Public television's critically acclaimed concert series "Front And Center" has debuted a new episode featuring three-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Steve Vai. The intimate performance was filmed at New York's Iridium — the smallest venue Vai has played in years. He was voted tenth "Greatest Guitarist" by Guitar World magazine in 2015. In an exclusive interview captured prior to his performance, Vai said: "When I wrote 'Tender Surrender', it was similar to any other song that I wrote that I thought was worth its salt. It came...

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PEARL JAM Guitarist Planning To Publish Photo Book
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According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready is planning to publish a new photo book this spring containing a selection of Polaroid pictures he's snapped over the years. The 240-page book is titled "Of Potato Heads And Polaroids: My Life Inside And Out Of Pearl Jam" and is expected to arrive in May. The book documents McCready's travels both with PEARL JAM and on his own or with friends and family, and includes candid pictures of Neil Young, Questlove, Paul McCartney, Sting, Dave Grohl, Bono, Jack White, Lady Gaga,...

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First And Only Unauthorized Biography Of METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD: More Preview Pages Available
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Lesser Gods has offered a first look at their new book "So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica's James Hetfield". After months of speculation from fans and critics, preview pages of the introduction and chapter 1 are now available for your reading pleasure exclusively on CLRVYNT. With more than thitry years of touring and recording under Hetfield's belt and a live act that remains a must-see to this day, a book chronicling the METALLICA frontman seemed long overdue. In the first biography of a living METALLICA member, the author...

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