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PARADISE LOST's GREG MACKINTOSH: I'd Prefer People Downloaded Our Records For Nothing Than Got Them From SPOTIFY

During a brand new question-and-answer session with asQme, guitarist Greg Mackintosh of British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST was asked how he sees the music industry evolving in the next ten years. He responded: "Well, it's obviously gonna progress with the online downloading thing now that Apple have adopted a Spotify type of [streaming] scenario." He continued: "Personally, I'd prefer people downlo ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW Guitarist RITCHIE BLACKMORE: 'I'm Thinking About Playing Rock Again'

Former DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore says that he is contemplating a return to his rock roots for several shows next year. Blackmore, 70, quit rock and roll in 1997 to form a medieval folk band called BLACKMORE'S NIGHT with then-girlfriend and now-wife Candice Night. Since then, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT has released nine studio albums, with a new CD, "All Our Yesterdays", due in September ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN: SPOTIFY Is As Bad As NAPSTER Was For Songwriters And Artists

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen says that music streaming service Spotify is an exploitative enterprise which is just as bad as Napster, the pioneering file-sharing service which unleashed piracy on the record business and began the cataclysm that caused worldwide revenues to decline from a peak of twenty-seven billion dollars in 1999 to fifteen billion in 2013. Speaking to CTNow, Collen was asked about t ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's JEREMY SPENCER: LARS ULRICH Inspired Me To Play Double Bass

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's Jeremy Spencer says that Lars Ulrich was a huge influence on him as a drummer and credits the METALLICA sticksman for inspiring him to play double bass. Spencer, 42, started playing drums at age six on a drum set his grandmother purchased at Sears. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles, where he met BULLETBOYS guitarist Mick Sweda. After spending a few years in various bands a ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On Diminishing Record Sales: 'It's About People Knowing The Music, Not Owning It'

SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor was interviewed on a recent edition of "The Mike Calta Show" on 102.5 The Bone WHPT in the Tampa Bay area, Florida. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons's recent comment that "rock is dead": "I'm so tired of hearing that, man. [With] all due ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING: 'I'm Getting To That Age Where You Deal With More Deaths Than You Do Weddings'

SLAYER's eleventh studio album, "Repentless", will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "World Painted Blood" is the band's first CD to be produced by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and SOUNDGARDEN, among others. It is also SLAYER's first album to be recorded after the passing of the band's co-founding guitarist Jef ...

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STRYPER: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Fallen' Album

"Fallen", the new album from STRYPER, will be released worldwide on Friday, October 16 via Frontiers. The CD was tracked at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts and will include a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "After Forever". 30-second audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Fallen" have been posted on Amazon and can be streamed in the YouTube clip bel ...

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MARK TREMONTI Is 'Bummed And Happy' That WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Is Skipping TREMONTI Tour

HardDrive Radio recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE and CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti about "Cauterize", the second album from his TREMONTI band. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he decides a musical idea should go to TREMONTI and not ALTER BRIDGE: "The ALTER BRIDGE and TREMONTI division of where a song's gonna go is kind o ...

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What House Would ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Want To Be A Part Of If He Was On 'Game Of Thrones'?

Just prior to last month's season finale of HBO's Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series "Game Of Thrones", Scott Ian of ANTHRAX sat down with Music Choice and gave his pick of what house he would want to be a part of if he was on the show. He said (see video below): "If I could be in any of the noble houses on the TV show 'Game Of Thrones', I wouldn't — I wouldn't be in any of those stinking houses filled w ...

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MAX CAVALERA On 'Archangel': I Have Not Been As Excited About A SOULFLY Album In Ten Years

On June 21, Carmziofa of United Rock Nations conducted an interview with SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY frontman Max Cavalera. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about SOULFLY's forthcoming tenth studio album, "Archangel", which will be released on August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Max said: "Well, I have not been excited for a SOULFLY record like 'Archangel' for ten years. It sounds reall ...

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