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Melodic technical metal band Subversion comes back swinging from a short hiatus with a new sound, new label, and a taste for blood. Rogue Records America is proud to announce the signing of Subversion for a two album deal for publishing and distribution, which includes a bundle with the new album and the band’s previous EP. Dean Martinetti of Rogue Records comments: “I remember hearing Subversion a while back, actually putting them on one of our compilations Songs in the Key of D and thinking how much I’d love to work with them one day… well that day has finally come and I am super excited.

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KidsInterviewBands.com, a video interview series hosted by 7th-graders Olivia and Connie, conducted an interview with Josh Homme and Dean Fertita of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE on September 15 at The LC in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.

According to KidsInterviewBands.com, Olivia and Connie “are active in sports and other activities that typical 7th-graders enjoy. They aren’t sure if they want to make a living interviewing bands, but they are having a lot of fun getting the chance to talk to all the great artists who have agreed to sit down and chat with them.”

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s latest album, “…Like Clockwork”, sold 91,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on June 4 via Matador Records, the disc follows up “Era Vulgaris”, which opened with 52,000 units back in June 2007 to enter the chart at No. 14. The band’s 2005 offering “Lullabies to Paralyze” registered a first-week tally of nearly 97,000 copies, to debut at No. 5.

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Earlier this week, Tom Mann of Australia’s Faster Louder conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the band’s split with lead singer Scott Weiland:

“It was plain to see nothing was going to get done anymore with these four members of STP. Nothing was going to get done. It was very clear from Scott‘s side of things, he doesn’t want to make music with us anymore. He didn’t want to tour anymore … I don’t think Scott really is into playing rock and roll music, and being in a rock and roll band, and being around us in particular. As friends or business partners. And it’s really sad, it’s sad to see.”

“It wasn’t an overnight thing [to fire Scott]; it was building for many, many years and I just think that we tried to do everything we could. We had a lot of great years with Scott, and I feel thankful we complemented each other’s lives immensely through the years. But friends don’t treat friends like that. I think Dean [DeLeo, guitar] and Eric [Kretz, drums] and myself just got tired of being treated that way. I got really tired of being treated that way.”

On working with LINKIN PARK‘s Chester Bennington in the new version of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS:

“It’s been great. It’s been a huge breath of fresh air, a lot more sanity, a lot more reasoning, and patience. Having a ‘stable’ singer, it’s new. It’s a very new feeling, and I don’t quite think Dean and Eric and I are used to it yet; it’s kind of surprising. Things are running very smoothly, it’s interesting because what I notice is I actually have a lot more energy onstage, because my day doesn’t involve wondering what’s going to happen that day.”

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Chester Bennington and Dean DeLeo spoke to Artisan News about the pressure of replacing the band’s original lead singer, Scott Weiland, and plans to make new music with the LINKIN PARK frontman. Check out the report below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Chester Bennington and Dean DeLeo spoke to Artisan News about why the band had to fire its original lead singer, Scott Weiland, and replace him with the LINKIN PARK frontman. Check out the report below.

Asked when the communication between Weiland and the rest of the band started to break down, DeLeo laughed before replying: “1994.”

He added: “The communication never broke down between the three of us — meaning, Robert [DeLeo, bass], Eric [Kretz, drums] and myself. There has always been an immense amount of respect and love and honor and commitment.

“There’s only so much, man… I can go to my grave saying I gave it my all.”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Chester Bennington and Dean DeLeo spoke to Artisan News about their song selection as they made a triumphant return to the stage. Dean also talked about re-opening the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. Check out the report below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired singer Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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One lucky winner will receive a Custom Engraved Private Label Tagliare guitar with their name etched into the guitar body’s artwork.

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Singer/guitarist receives special honors at Mexico City’s Fermatta Music Academy.

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Steve Baltin of RollingStone.com recently conducted an interview with Robert DeLeo and Chester Bennington of the new version of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.

Regarding his decision to join STONE TEMPLE PILOTS as the replacement for Scott Weiland, the LINKIN PARK singer said: “I think that this is happening at the right time. From an outsider, this is something I expected was going to happen. For us the transition has been about as smooth creatively as a band as possible. And the fact that we all get along so well, we enjoy each other’s company, we have the same work ethic and we’re all enjoying what we’re doing, it’s a trip in a lot of ways. At the same time I have the chance to write songs with two of my favorite songwriters that have ever written, Robert and Dean [DeLeo]. Writing songs with these guys, that’s something I can check off my list of shit to do.”

He continued: “One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about this process is seeing these guys have a good time doing it, and everybody’s talking and we’re all smiling. I’ve seen this whole process become fun for these guys again and see the joy that everybody is having when we’re doing band-related stuff. So that, to me, is a really great reward . . . The depth or the length at which I think these guys have been operating for the last 10, 15 years, they’ve put their dues in and they’ve really tried to make it work. This was the choice they had to make, and if it wasn’t me it was going to be somebody else. STP is moving forward without Scott 100 percent, whether I say yes or no. So I’m just glad that it’s me, because I am such a big fan of the band — I know the songs as well as these guys know the songs, maybe even better than some guys know the songs. And I do my best to honor the legacy of the music. We just want to go out and fucking play and have fun doing it — play rock and roll really loud and smile.”

Speaking about STONE TEMPLE PILOTS‘ split with Weiland, Robert said: “It was a very difficult decision to terminate the face of your band. There are many paths to the history of certain bands and each one is a little different, but it all kind of turns out the same at the end. But it was a very difficult decision to do that. That’s as big as it gets. But we really didn’t have any other choice. I don’t want to get too into that right now because of legal things, but Dean, Eric [Kretz, drums] and I have been saddled by someone for a long time. We’ve always looked out for Scott‘s best interests and tried to be a great friend to someone who really didn’t care to be friends with us . . . And I don’t think we had any other choice. We knew that was what we wanted before we thought about getting another singer. I think Scott‘s made it very clear, his path and his decisions on what he’s done with or to this band. So when you’re in that situation, Dean, Eric and myself would rather move ahead. I want to have fucking fun, man, making music. I have the complete luxury of making music for a living. If I’m around people that don’t fucking get that, then I want to be around people who get that.”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

The band fired Weiland in February and sued him in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo activities, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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Former GUNS N’ ROSES and ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA guitarist Gilby Clarke was interviewed on Episode 41 of the “Let There Be Talk” podcast with with rock and roll comedian Dean Delray. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Clarke, 51, is best known for a three-year tenure as the rhythm guitarist of GUNS N’ ROSES. He joined the band in November 1991, replacing Izzy Stradlin, who quit the group in the middle of a 28-month world tour. Gilby has also played with ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA, HEART, NANCY SINATRA, Kathy Valentine (of THE GO-GO’S) and the reformed MC5 on their 2005 European tour.

Clarke has produced a number of artists, including L.A. GUNS, BULLETS AND OCTANE, THE BRONX, GIRLSPLAYBOYS, VAINS OF JENNA and LADYJACK.

Interview (audio):

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