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Spotify, One Hit Wonders, Music and Fashion and Piracy past and present all were given great consideration during this very active week in music commentary. Perhaps you have something to share here our on our sister blog MusicThinkTank? Spotify Just Parked Its Tanks On YouTube’s Lawn The Death Of One-Hit Wonders How Music And Fashion Thrive As One Contract Leak Shows How Sony Let Spotify Get Off Cheap 5 Rea ...

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Last Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

A leaked  Sony Music and Spotify contract, Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" marketing campaign, unusual but effective music career investments and the war on piracy all topped this week's most read posts on Hypebot. Epic Fail: The War On Piracy 7 Smart But Unusual Music Career Investments Taylor Swifts "Bad Blood" Marketing Campaign Sony's Spotify Contract Music Managers Call For Change After Sony Leak ...

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MAX CAVALERA Reveals New SOULFLY Songtitles, Says 'Archangel' Album Is 'Really Artistic'

Alice Roques of conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, KILLER BE KILLED, SEPULTURA) before CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's April 23 concert at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about SOULFLY's tenth studio album, "Archangel", which is due on August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Max said: "It's a very bibli ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO On Toning Down His On-The-Road Partying: 'We Are Not 25 Anymore'

Ramon of Dutch webzine Lords Of Metal conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM during this year's Musikmesse trade show, which was held April 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Lords Of Metal: [Your] live DVD showed you guys having lots of fun. There was quite some partying going on on there… Alexi: That was in the go ...

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SABATON Has 'Good Ideas' For Next Studio Album

FeMetal TV's fiery redhead Mercedes recently conducted an interview with bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if SABATON has begun working on material for its eight album and when fans can expect the follow-up to 2014's "Heroes", Sundström said: "The next album's gonna come out at the end of next summer, if everything goes well. We have topics for it, w ...

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ANVIL's LIPS On Passing Of TWISTED SISTER's A.J. PERO: 'The Saddest Part Is Not Going For Checkups To The Doctor'

Jack Antonio conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metallers ANVIL on March 25 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below. Speaking about the recent passing of TWISTED SISTER drummer A.J. Pero, Lips said: "Well, A.J.'s, of course, an old acquaintance. We met the TWISTED SISTER guys going back to 1982… Yeah, it's, like ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Wife/Manager SHARON Takes Leave From TV Talk Show Because Of Exhaustion

According to People, Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon, is recovering from exhaustion after collapsing "from mental and physical fatigue" following a trip to New York and Toronto. The 62-year-old, who was hospitalized earlier this year for pneumonia, is now taking a break from her co-hosting duties at on the CBS show "The Talk" to focus on her health. "Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a ...

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