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Ozzy Osbourne was interviewed by Brazil’s Jornal Da Globo on April 24 — one day before his performance at the Monsters Of Rock festival in São Paulo, Brazil. You can now watch the Portuguese-language report below.

As previously reported, Ozzy will undergo surgery in May, forcing the singer to cancel his planned Ozzfiesta event scheduled to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico from May 27 to May 31.

Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that despite abusing his body for decades with drugs and alcohol, his overall health was good. “I went to my doctor a while ago and he says to me, ‘Your liver’s perfect, your blood’s perfect, your heart’s perfect, your kidneys are perfect…’” he said. “He says to me, ‘You know what? You’re a testament to what the human body can take.’ You know, Keith Richards, he smokes, he drinks vodka like there’s no tomorrow, he used to do heroin, you know, I don’t know how that guy’s sucking in air.”

Osbourne still has two more dates in Brazil and one in Argentina scheduled for late April and early May.

Ozzy‘s only other confirmed live plans at the moment are two shows in Mexico in August, an October solo residency in Las Vegas and a late November concert in Japan.

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General Music News: Frontman taken to hospital after "suffering from gastric distress and dehydration."

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“You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left”, the new book from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, has had its release date pushed back to July 7 from the previously announced June 30 9via Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group).

Official book description: “In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR Corey Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.

“Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and — most of all — the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor‘s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline — sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.

“Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor‘s inimitable voice, ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves.”

During an appearance on the Nerdist podcast, Taylor stated about “You’re Making Me Hate You”: “It’s fucking brutal. It’s just me basically trashing everyone.”

Taylor said that his original title — which the publisher refused to allow him to use — was “You’re Making Me Hate You (Or How Justin Bieber Sucked A Million Dicks To Make His Money)”.

The “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left” book cover can be seen below.

Taylor‘s last book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven”, was published in the summer of 2013 and landed at No. 23 on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.

His first book, 2011′s “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good”, also made the list at No. 26.

The singer told The Pulse Of Radio in 2013 that his third book would be a collection of columns he’d written over the past decade for U.K. magazine Rock Sound. It is not clear whether this is that book. Taylor also said he plans to write a novel.

Taylor is currently on the road with SLIPKNOT, who are touring in support of the band’s latest album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”.

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Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE‘s April 20 performance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise can be seen below.

QUEENSRŸCHE recently entered Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED, SOULFLY, SHADOWS FALL) to begin recording new album, due later in the year via Century Media.

In an interview with Metal Nation Radio, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre spoke about what fans can expect to hear on the band’s follow-up to 2013′s self-titled album. He said: “The songs that we have right now are, I would say, melodic. There are some heavy tunes on there that are just, like, really rocking. I mean, some of the songs remind me, again, of ‘Rage For Order’, ‘[Operation:] Mindcrime’… We’ll probably slip in something that’s got a commercial… Not that we’re trying to… Something with a more commercial appeal, like the song ‘In This Light’ did on the record that I did before. But, overall, I’m hopeful that, when it’s all said and done, this record will have a really good drive, great, melodic choruses, great guitar parts, very dynamic… A little more prog… There’s a little more proggy elements…

“When you’ve got two years [between albums], you don’t want [people] to say, ‘Wow, that’s the best they could come up with?’ You never want that. You always want, ‘Hell yeah! This is another great QUEENSRŸCHE record.’ And that’s all that you can really hope for. But it’s definitely going to have, again, what I consider all of the elements that the true QUEENSRŸCHE fans will enjoy: great drumming, solid foundation, bass driven, great guitar work and harmony things… Vocally, there’s some things where I get into the upper register pretty good.”

QUEENSRŸCHE‘s latest, self-titled album sold around 13,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 25, 2013 via Century Media Records.

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Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM is turning the Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland into an amazing metal arena. Alexi is composing a commissioned song for the Helsinki Festival, and he is inviting 100 electric guitarists to join him in performing it on the big stage on August 14 at 6:00 p.m.

In the video below, Alexi plays a short riff that he wants to see and hear you play in your audition video. From the auditions, he will pick 100 guitarists to play with him on the Senate Square in Helsinki.

For more information, visit www.100guitarsfromhel.fi.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered an as-yet-undisclosed studio to begin recording its ninth album, due later in the year.

CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s last CD, “Halo Of Blood”, was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. The effort, which sold 8,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release, was made available in June 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover art was created by Sami Saramäki, who was responsible for the artwork on previous CHILDREN OF BODOM albums “Follow The Reaper”, “Are You Dead Yet?” and “Hate Crew Deathroll”.

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Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM is turning the Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland into an amazing metal arena. Alexi is composing a commissioned song for the Helsinki Festival, and he is inviting 100 electric guitarists to join him in performing it on the big stage on August 14 at 6:00 p.m.

In the video below, Alexi plays a short riff that he wants to see and hear you play in your audition video. From the auditions, he will pick 100 guitarists to play with him on the Senate Square in Helsinki.

For more information, visit www.100guitarsfromhel.fi.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered an as-yet-undisclosed studio to begin recording its ninth album, due later in the year.

CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s last CD, “Halo Of Blood”, was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. The effort, which sold 8,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release, was made available in June 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover art was created by Sami Saramäki, who was responsible for the artwork on previous CHILDREN OF BODOM albums “Follow The Reaper”, “Are You Dead Yet?” and “Hate Crew Deathroll”.

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From First To Last – showcasing Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo as vocalist – is streaming the band’s entire new album “Dead Trees” including the three bonus tracks. “Dead Trees” will be released on April 28th via Sumerian Records

The post From First To Last Streaming Entire New Album “Dead Trees” appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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BENEDICTUM frontwoman Veronica Freeman joined THE RODS on stage Friday night (April 24) at Suzy’s Tavern in Auburn, New York to perform three classics that were originally sung by Ronnie James Dio“The Mob Rules” (BLACK SABBATH), “Heaven And Hell” (BLACK SABBATH) and “Stand Up And Shout” (DIO). Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Randy “MetalWulf” Smith from The Metallic Onslaught).

David “Rock” Feinstein of THE RODS is the cousin of Ronnie James Dio (both played together in ELF) and THE RODS drummer Carl Canedy is an acclaimed metal producer who has worked on classic early releases by MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and OVERKILL.

THE RODS‘ seventh release overall (and sixth release overall for Niji Entertainment Group, a label that was created by Ronnie and Wendy Dio) was titled “Vengeance” and was made available in May 2011. The album arrived on the heels of Feinstein‘s solo album, “Bitten By The Beast”.

The first single off “Vengeance” was “The Code”, which featured vocals from none other than Ronnie James Dio (one of the very last songs that Ronnie ever recorded, before his untimely death in May of 2010). Ronnie also appeared on the headbanging anthem “Metal Will Never Die”, which was included on Feinstein‘s solo effort, “Bitten By The Beast”.

In a 2010 interview with Artisan News, Feinstein stated about “Metal Will Never Die”: “About two years ago, Ronnie was coming back home [to upstate New York] more frequently because his mother had gotten ill, so he was making frequent trips back to Cortland. And one of the times he had called me and said, ‘I’m gonna be up, I’m gonna be there for a few extra days. It’ll be a good time. I can sing a couple of songs.’ And I said, ‘That’d be great.’ And when I got my solo record done, Wendy [Dio‘s wife/manager] and both decided, ‘Hey, let’s put one song on your solo album and the other song could go on the new THE RODS record.’ The horrific turn of events, with Ronnie passing away, the fact that I wrote that song, the fact that he chose that week to come up and sing it, it’s just kind of an eerie thing, because it was kind of meant for him to write it, meant for him to sing it. And now this song is part of his legacy; it’s a tribute to him, really, in a way. And now it becomes, like, the most important song I’ve ever written.”

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Australian metal act Make Them Suffer premieres a new music video for the track “Blood Moon” taken from the upcoming new album “Old Souls” which is set to drop on June 2nd 2015. Check out now the brand new song and music video below.

The post Make Them Suffer Streaming New Music Video “Blood Moon” appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Alice Cooper says he sings more vinyl records for fans these days than he does CDs.

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