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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Parts Ways With Vocalist/Guitarist TOMMASO RICCARDI

Italian symphonic death metal titans FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have parted ways with vocalist/guitarist Tommaso Riccardi. Taking his place is the band's original frontman, drummer Francesco Paoli. David Folchitto (STORMLORD, PROPHILAX) will be taking over on...

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FOZZY Frontman CHRIS JERICHO: ‘We’ve Finally Figured Out What Our Sound Is After All These Records’

In a brand new interview with Australia's Loud, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho spoke about the success of the band's latest single and title track of the group's forthcoming album, "Judas". Asked why he thinks the song has resonated so strongly with audiences, Jericho said: "Well, we've had successful songs in our past, but I think there's a couple of factors. I think it's the right song at the right place at the right time. I think people have been hearing about FOZZY for years, and there's a lot of people that have heard of us, but never actually listened to us. And when they finally give us a shot and check us out, they like it. So I think that has a lot to do with it, and I think a very cool video really spiked it and took it to the next level. And also the song itself — it's a song that everybody can relate to. The lyrics, that feeling of betraying yourself, knowing that you're making the wrong decision… Even though you know it's the wrong decision; drinking that last shot before you go to bed, or cheating on your girlfriend or whatever it may be. I think it's a combination of the lyrics, the hook, the situation, the band." He continued: "We weren't ready for this a couple of years ago, and now we are. Whatever the reasons, you can really see that things have really changed for us in the past few months, in a good way." Jericho also talked about the evolution of the FOZZY songwriting process over the course of the last several albums. "Well, it changed quite a bit on this record because we decided to use an outside producer, which we've never had before," he explained. "We always had, between Rich [Ward, guitar] and I, we produced the record and kind of had the final say. But we decided to bring in Johnny Andrews, who we had worked with on the 'Do You Wanna Start A War' record on the song 'Lights Go Out'. We said, 'Listen, we're gonna do this with Johnny at the helm. Johnny's gonna be the boss, he's gonna call the shots,' and he had a lot to do with the songwriting. He was very adamant about some songs; maybe they didn't have a guitar solo because it doesn't need it. It's about making it a better song. It doesn't have a high scream on it, [but] it doesn't need it to make it a better song. We really focused in on the actual songwriting, focused in on the hooks, the melodies and the choruses, and making this record ten or eleven singles, much like 'Appetite For Destruction', 'Hysteria' or 'Kick' by INXS, whereas it's just one song after another after another. And that's what we kind of focused in on; we wanted eleven singles, and I think we've got that. It's also very diverse, which we've never had a problem with as well. So I think what you have is a very exciting record and the best of FOZZY's career. We've finally figured out what our sound is after all these records, and we nailed it on 'Judas'." "Judas" is scheduled for release on October 13 via Century Media. FOZZY will embark on "Fozzy Across America" later this month. The event will consist of three live performances in three separate cities and three different timezones in just one day — a feat that has never been attempted before by any other group.

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announces North American Tour With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will embark on a North American tour this winter in support of its upcoming album, "Grimmest Hits". Joining them on the trek will be CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on all dates, with EYEHATEGOD and RED FANG appearing at select shows. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. local time and end on Thursday, October 12 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code "BLABBERMOUTH" to access tickets before the general public. The general on-sale for U.S. dates is Friday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The general on-sale for Western Canadian dates is Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Confirmed tour dates: Dec. 27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre Dec. 29 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino Dec. 30 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater Dec. 31 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub Jan. 02 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium Jan. 03 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Jan. 04 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Jan. 05 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit Jan. 07 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall Jan. 08 - Montreal, QC @ M Telus Jan. 09 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel Jan. 10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live Jan. 12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom Jan. 13 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory Jan. 14 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jan. 15 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Jan. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Jan. 18 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works Jan. 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s Jan. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Jan. 26 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live Jan. 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Jan. 28 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Jan. 29 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring Jan. 31 - New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater Feb. 01 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Feb. 02 - Portland, ME @ Aura Feb. 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory Feb. 05 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom Feb. 06 - Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End Feb. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Feb. 08 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage Feb. 09 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live Feb. 11 - Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre Feb. 12 - Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse Feb. 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Feb. 16 - Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place Feb. 17 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Feb. 19 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo Feb. 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Feb. 21 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Feb. 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Feb. 24 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Feb. 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater Feb. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre EYEHATEGOD: December 29 - January 20, February 11 - February 27 RED FANG: January 26 – February 9 "Grimmest Hits" will be released January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). The "Room Of Nightmares" video, which can be seen below, was directed by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's longtime collaborator Justin Reich. The song is available on all digital service providers and streaming services. It is also an iTunes instant-gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will receive "Room Of Nightmares" as an instant download. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's last studio album, "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", sold around 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican" was released in Europe on April 7, 2014 via Mascot Label Group and one day later in North America through eOne Music. Prior to the release of "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", BLACK LABEL SOCIETY amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Nick Catanese and replaced him with Dario Lorina (LIZZY BORDEN). BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is: Zakk Wylde - Vocals/Guitar John DeServio - Bass Dario Lorina - Guitar Jeff Fabb - Drums

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announces North American Tour With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will embark on a North American tour this winter in support of its upcoming album, "Grimmest Hits". Joining them on the trek will be CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on all dates, with EYEHATEGOD and RED FANG appearing at select shows. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. local time and end on Thursday, October 12 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code "BLABBERMOUTH" to access tickets before the general public. The general on-sale for U.S. dates is Friday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The general on-sale for Western Canadian dates is Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Confirmed tour dates: Dec. 27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre Dec. 29 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino Dec. 30 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater Dec. 31 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub Jan. 02 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium Jan. 03 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Jan. 04 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Jan. 05 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit Jan. 07 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall Jan. 08 - Montreal, QC @ M Telus Jan. 09 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel Jan. 10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live Jan. 12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom Jan. 13 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory Jan. 14 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jan. 15 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Jan. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Jan. 18 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works Jan. 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s Jan. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Jan. 26 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live Jan. 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Jan. 28 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Jan. 29 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring Jan. 31 - New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater Feb. 01 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Feb. 02 - Portland, ME @ Aura Feb. 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory Feb. 05 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom Feb. 06 - Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End Feb. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Feb. 08 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage Feb. 09 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live Feb. 11 - Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre Feb. 12 - Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse Feb. 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Feb. 16 - Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place Feb. 17 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Feb. 19 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo Feb. 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Feb. 21 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Feb. 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Feb. 24 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Feb. 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater Feb. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre EYEHATEGOD: December 29 - January 20, February 11 - February 27 RED FANG: January 26 – February 9 "Grimmest Hits" will be released January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). The "Room Of Nightmares" video, which can be seen below, was directed by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's longtime collaborator Justin Reich. The song is available on all digital service providers and streaming services. It is also an iTunes instant-gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will receive "Room Of Nightmares" as an instant download. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's last studio album, "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", sold around 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican" was released in Europe on April 7, 2014 via Mascot Label Group and one day later in North America through eOne Music. Prior to the release of "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", BLACK LABEL SOCIETY amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Nick Catanese and replaced him with Dario Lorina (LIZZY BORDEN). BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is: Zakk Wylde - Vocals/Guitar John DeServio - Bass Dario Lorina - Guitar Jeff Fabb - Drums

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announces North American Tour With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will embark on a North American tour this winter in support of its upcoming album, "Grimmest Hits". Joining them on the trek will be CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on all dates, with EYEHATEGOD and RED FANG appearing at select shows. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. local time and end on Thursday, October 12 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code "BLABBERMOUTH" to access tickets before the general public. The general on-sale for U.S. dates is Friday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The general on-sale for Western Canadian dates is Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Confirmed tour dates: Dec. 27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre Dec. 29 - Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino Dec. 30 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater Dec. 31 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub Jan. 02 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium Jan. 03 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Jan. 04 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Jan. 05 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit Jan. 07 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall Jan. 08 - Montreal, QC @ M Telus Jan. 09 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel Jan. 10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live Jan. 12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom Jan. 13 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory Jan. 14 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jan. 15 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Jan. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Jan. 18 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works Jan. 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s Jan. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Jan. 26 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live Jan. 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Jan. 28 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Jan. 29 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring Jan. 31 - New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater Feb. 01 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Feb. 02 - Portland, ME @ Aura Feb. 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory Feb. 05 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom Feb. 06 - Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End Feb. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Feb. 08 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage Feb. 09 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live Feb. 11 - Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre Feb. 12 - Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse Feb. 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Feb. 16 - Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place Feb. 17 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Feb. 19 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo Feb. 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Feb. 21 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Feb. 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Feb. 24 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Feb. 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater Feb. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre EYEHATEGOD: December 29 - January 20, February 11 - February 27 RED FANG: January 26 – February 9 "Grimmest Hits" will be released January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). The "Room Of Nightmares" video, which can be seen below, was directed by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's longtime collaborator Justin Reich. The song is available on all digital service providers and streaming services. It is also an iTunes instant-gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will receive "Room Of Nightmares" as an instant download. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's last studio album, "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", sold around 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican" was released in Europe on April 7, 2014 via Mascot Label Group and one day later in North America through eOne Music. Prior to the release of "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", BLACK LABEL SOCIETY amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Nick Catanese and replaced him with Dario Lorina (LIZZY BORDEN). BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is: Zakk Wylde - Vocals/Guitar John DeServio - Bass Dario Lorina - Guitar Jeff Fabb - Drums

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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS Complete Recording Debut Album

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND), the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, has completed recording its debut full-length album with producer Romesh Dodangoda. An early 2018 release via Nuclear Blast is expected. Speaking to The Rockpit, Campbell stated about the upcoming disc: "We did the first three mixes yesterday and its sounding brilliant, so we've just got to finish the mixes now and then it's done." Phil was full of praise for Dodangoda, saying: "He's a local guy from Cardiff. He's done loads of records in the past. He did my guitars for MOTÖRHEAD on [2010's] 'The Wörld Is Yours' album, as when my dad got sick, I had to fly home from L.A., so I finished my guitars with Romesh. He's pretty talented, an amazing lad." According to Campbell, he wanted to record the PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS album locally because he "didn't want to go travelling because I've got a lot on my plate at the moment with a few different things, so I didn't want to go too far," he said. "So we went to the famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in Wales and that's only about an hour away. We went there for three or four days to do the drums and then a couple of weeks ago we were back to the studio in Cardiff. So it's all Welsh produce!" Asked if the upcoming PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS full-length effort will be musically similar to the last year's self-titled debut five-track EP, Phil said: "Because of all the touring involvement, I think it's gonna be a bigger sound, I think. Everything will be bigger, but it's still classic rock with elements of punk in it. But it's fantastic — the best album you'll hear in the next ten years! Honest to god, it's huge, the sound!" PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS' last release was a digital-only live EP, "Live At Solothurn", which came out in June.

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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS Complete Recording Debut Album

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND), the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, has completed recording its debut full-length album with producer Romesh Dodangoda. An early 2018 release via Nuclear Blast is expected. Speaking to The Rockpit, Campbell stated about the upcoming disc: "We did the first three mixes yesterday and its sounding brilliant, so we've just got to finish the mixes now and then it's done." Phil was full of praise for Dodangoda, saying: "He's a local guy from Cardiff. He's done loads of records in the past. He did my guitars for MOTÖRHEAD on [2010's] 'The Wörld Is Yours' album, as when my dad got sick, I had to fly home from L.A., so I finished my guitars with Romesh. He's pretty talented, an amazing lad." According to Campbell, he wanted to record the PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS album locally because he "didn't want to go travelling because I've got a lot on my plate at the moment with a few different things, so I didn't want to go too far," he said. "So we went to the famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in Wales and that's only about an hour away. We went there for three or four days to do the drums and then a couple of weeks ago we were back to the studio in Cardiff. So it's all Welsh produce!" Asked if the upcoming PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS full-length effort will be musically similar to the last year's self-titled debut five-track EP, Phil said: "Because of all the touring involvement, I think it's gonna be a bigger sound, I think. Everything will be bigger, but it's still classic rock with elements of punk in it. But it's fantastic — the best album you'll hear in the next ten years! Honest to god, it's huge, the sound!" PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS' last release was a digital-only live EP, "Live At Solothurn", which came out in June.

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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS Complete Recording Debut Album

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND), the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, has completed recording its debut full-length album with producer Romesh Dodangoda. An early 2018 release via Nuclear Blast is expected. Speaking to The Rockpit, Campbell stated about the upcoming disc: "We did the first three mixes yesterday and its sounding brilliant, so we've just got to finish the mixes now and then it's done." Phil was full of praise for Dodangoda, saying: "He's a local guy from Cardiff. He's done loads of records in the past. He did my guitars for MOTÖRHEAD on [2010's] 'The Wörld Is Yours' album, as when my dad got sick, I had to fly home from L.A., so I finished my guitars with Romesh. He's pretty talented, an amazing lad." According to Campbell, he wanted to record the PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS album locally because he "didn't want to go travelling because I've got a lot on my plate at the moment with a few different things, so I didn't want to go too far," he said. "So we went to the famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in Wales and that's only about an hour away. We went there for three or four days to do the drums and then a couple of weeks ago we were back to the studio in Cardiff. So it's all Welsh produce!" Asked if the upcoming PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS full-length effort will be musically similar to the last year's self-titled debut five-track EP, Phil said: "Because of all the touring involvement, I think it's gonna be a bigger sound, I think. Everything will be bigger, but it's still classic rock with elements of punk in it. But it's fantastic — the best album you'll hear in the next ten years! Honest to god, it's huge, the sound!" PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS' last release was a digital-only live EP, "Live At Solothurn", which came out in June.

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STET HOWLAND Is Open To Rejoining W.A.S.P. For ‘Handful’ Of Reunion Dates

Stet Howland says that he is open to returning to W.A.S.P. for a "handful" of dates featuring a partial reunion of the band's classic lineup. The veteran drummer, who has been a member of METAL CHURCH since earlier this year, tells Duke TV: "I'm very happy where I am. I somehow landed in METAL CHURCH and I just love it. But if Chris [Holmes, former W.A.S.P. guitarist] did W.A.S.P. [again] and it came up and I got a phone call, I might do the handful of dates that the world would probably be interested in. There might be a reconciliation, like DOKKEN did in Japan, if someone had enough money or something. And I may or may not be included in it, but Chris should be. I think he was a big part of W.A.S.P. His image and the movie 'Max Max' are where the whole damn thing came from, really." Howland, whose last stint with W.A.S.P. ended in early 2006, recalled some of the heated exhanges he had with the band's leader, Blackie Lawless. "When me and Blackie would have a fight or something, I'd be at the studio… I remember one time I'm in there tracking, and we'd been working for days in a row, and I'm, like trying and trying, I'm, like, 'Ah, fuck!'" he said. "And he's, like, 'Stet, you've gotta get this.' And I'm, like, 'You fucking get it,' and I threw the sticks at the fucking window and [I said], 'Fuck you!' and I stormed out like a little girl. And then [we would have] no contact for about a week and then he'd call me up and go, 'So, are we over our little tiff and ready to get back to work?' I'm, like, 'Yup. I'm ready to come back to work.' I'm, like, 'Shit, I don't wanna be fired.' And I didn't necessarily quit; I just wanted to stop doing what we were doing." Stet was recently diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from the B-cells in the lymphatic system. He said in an online posting that "while it is a very aggressive form of cancer, it is also very treatable with an eighty percent cure rate." He added that he expected to be given a clean bill of health and begin tracking the next METAL CHURCH album in the coming months. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour" on September 25 at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Drummer Mike Dupke left W.A.S.P. in 2015 after a nine-year stint with the band. He was initially replaced on the road by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Patrick Johansson and, later, by Randy Black (PRIMAL FEAR).

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RICHIE SAMBORA Is Open To Reunion With BON JOVI At ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

Richie Sambora says that he would be willing to reunite with BON JOVI for a one-off performance, should the band finally get enough votes to get into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. BON JOVI is nominated for induction for the first time since 2011. T...

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