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Finland's Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Asked if the surprise release of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's latest album, "The Stage", was always planned or if it was something that was decided shortly before the record's arrival, Christ said: "We had that plan in motion when we were writing the record, pretty much. We wanted to do something different and have a surprise release. At first, naturally, the label was getting a little scared about...

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METALLICA ‘Hardwired’ Cover Creator Says CROWBAR Similarities Are Coincidental
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Dimitri Scheblanov of Herring & Herring, one of the creative directors and photographers of METALLICA's "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" album, has denied drawing influence from the cover of CROWBAR's 1998 classic "Odd Fellows Rest" for the design of METALLICA's disc. While both covers feature four band dudes with their images superimposed into one hydra-like face, with the band dude on the left sticking out his tongue, Scheblanov said the similarity was "definitely not an intentional one." He told Decibel magazine: "I think while the look...

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VINNIE PAUL: PANTERA’s ‘Southern Trendkill’ Was ‘The Most Chaotic, Most Unorganized’ Record We Ever Made
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During a recent appearance on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, former PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott spoke about "The Great Southern Trendkill: 20th Anniversary Edition", which was released on October 21. This two-disc PANTERA set includes the original album remastered, plus a dozen previously unreleased mixes, instrumentals, and live recordings. Vinnie said (hear audio below): "Well, I don't revel in the past, so it had been a long time since I had listened to that record. And it was a really crazy record for...

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Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd hasn't ruled out a return to his former band, saying that he would "dearly love" to play with Angus Young again. Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession. The charge of threatening to kill was the result of him reportedly trying to hire someone to "take out" his personal assistant after Rudd was angered by the poor launch of his 2014 solo debut, "Head Job". Now the 62-year-old drummer, who is...

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Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd hasn't ruled out a return to his former band, saying that he would "dearly love" to play with Angus Young again. Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession. The charge of threatening to kill was the result of him reportedly trying to hire someone to "take out" his personal assistant after Rudd was angered by the poor launch of his 2014 solo debut, "Head Job". Now the 62-year-old drummer, who is...

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