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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo recently spoke to Bill Bodkin of about the band’s decision to fire its former lead singer, Scott Weiland, and join forces with LINKIN PARK‘s Chester Bennington.

“When you’re a band that’s had a career like we’ve had and you’re considering terminating your singer, people kinda react to that like ‘riiiiight’ [because] I think with any band that’s the person [the lead singer] people relate to the band,” he said.

“I felt that over time, it wasn’t really about the music anymore. It was, for live purposes, the novelty of what condition Scott was going to be in. It gets very frustrating to have to be in that position with someone over that amount of years.”

He continued: “Chester was really the only person we thought of having come in. He was a fan of STP and when we talked to him his full idea was ‘If we’re going to do this, I want to do this honoring the past but moving forward in a direction with contributing something valid to music.’ That’s where we really agreed in the utmost — having that sentiment of moving forward.

“There’s a lot of songs that I’m really anxious to play, especially with someone who can sing those songs and perform those songs the way they were written.

“We’re right in the midst of getting a five-song EP together. We have ‘Out Of Time’, which is currently out there as a single and we have another song called ‘Tomorrow’, which was recorded when we did ‘Out Of Time’. We’re looking to release that EP in October and that’s really exciting because we’re moving forward and we’re creating new music that we’re all really proud of.”

Asked if there was a backlash from the STP fan base because of Chester‘s involvement, Robert said: “I think there was going to be. How many have people have terminated their singer and wanted to terminate their singer? [laughs]

“Look, man, anyone can go online and be what they call a ‘hater’ or have an opinion and that goes in many different directions. We’re just really trying to do something that feels good and not only honors the catalog of what we have but moving forward musically.

“Looking at the last 10 years of STP, not much has gotten done and that’s very, very frustrating to live with. I don’t want the next 10 years of life to be like that. I want the next 10 years to be great and we contribute or at least try to contribute really valid music. It’s really what I got into this for — to write the best songs I can write.”

Robert was also full of praise for his new bandmate, telling, “Chester is an amazing human being.

“Coming in, we knew we wanted to do this right and sing our songs the way they were supposed to be sung and move forward as a band.

LINKIN PARK will always be his first priority and we respect that.

“The guys in LINKIN PARK have been amazing with all this.

“Everyone likes to be surrounded by amazing people. We have a great management team, everyone’s excited and working hard. We’ve got a lot of work to do.

“There’s people out there that really don’t like the fact Scott isn’t in the band. We have to go out there and prove ourselves. Our goal is to play the best set of songs we can play and really make that count.”

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Hailing from New York, Voices of Extreme is a powerful hard rock ensemble that will appeal to fans of dynamic, harmonic metal and melodic rock.

The post Voices Of Extreme To Release New Album “Break The Silence” Via Smash-Mouth Records appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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God Forbid breaking up was a pretty big deal, especially since nobody really saw it coming. Now we've got guitarist Doc Coyle and bassist John Outcalt's take on the break-up. Will we finally learn what was the final straw that broke the camel's back? In an interview done by Danko Jones and posted on Blabbermouth, …

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Band calls time on four year career.

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After ten years of being a band, The Chariot have announced their final tour via video announcement and attached statement. The Chariot posted the above video, along with the following statement regarding their ending as a band: "Thank you. To everyone on this planet Earth that has ever supported us, helped us, watched us, hung …

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DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has ruled out the possibility of a reunion with the band’s former drummer, Mike Portnoy, saying that Portnoy‘s replacement, Mike Mangini, “will be our drummer until the day that we finish doing this.”

On July 30, Portnoy was asked by Chile’s Radio Futuro whether he would one day be willing to reunite with DREAM THEATER and rejoin the band as their drummer. “Sure,” he replied. “I would do it in a heartbeat. They are the ones that have closed the door on it. I’ve only needed a break, and I’ve had that break. So I’m ready, willing and able. But I honestly don’t think they ever will; they’ve closed their door on it and I think they’re too headstrong in having to prove themselves without me. So I wouldn’t count on it. But my door is always open.”

In a brand new interview with the same rado station, LaBrie was asked to respond to Portnoy‘s comments. “That possibility, I don’t see it ever happening; it’s not gonna happen,” the singer replied. “Because, first and foremost, Mike Mangini is a full-fledged member of the band now, he’s a phenomenal drummer and he’s doing everything that we could possibly want as a drummer in a band. He’s helping us realize exactly what we wanna do right now musically. And he will be our drummer until the day that we finish doing this, when we conclude. Mike Portnoy was a big part of our past, but I think that’s where it’s going to remain. He was a drummer from the past. And as far as presently and into the future, it will be Mike Mangini, and we all feel very strongly about that. He’s an incredible drummer, he’s an incredible asset to the band, and he is fulfilling out wildest dreams as far as what we’re doing musically and what we’re doing with each album. So that’s the way it stands.”

Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 27 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He has since been replaced by Mike Mangini (ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE, STEVE VAI).

Portnoy played on AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s latest album, “Nightmare”, following the death of that band’s drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, and toured with them for the entire second half of 2010.

Portnoy announced his departure from ADRENALINE MOB in June due to “scheduling conflicts.” A replacement drummer has not yet been announced.

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The As I Lay Dying frontman who allegedly ordered an undercover cop to kill his wife has been given leave from his house arrest to attend “holistic therapy.”

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We Came As Romans have a new album out later this month. Go get it.

High fives are in order for We Came As Romans, whose ace new album Tracing Back Roots entered into the US Billboard Chart at Number 8 and Number 1 in the Billboard Rock Chart! Well played, lads.

You can grab the album for yourself right now, out via Nuclear Blast.

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The official lyric video for the 31-second song “Break Every Chain” from DEATH RAY VISION — the project featuring SHADOWS FALL frontman Brian Fair, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D’Antonio and former OVERCAST/SEEMLESS guitarist Pete Cortese — can be seen below.

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New York rockers VOICES OF EXTREME will release their second album, “Break The Silence”, on November 15.

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