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Peter Hodgson of Gibson.com recently conducted an interview with Sammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOT, VAN HALEN). An excerpt from the chat follows below.

Gibson.com: I’ve always wanted to ask you how you rank yourself as a guitarist. It takes balls to stand up there with Eddie Van Halen or Joe Satriani. I’ve been lucky to jam with Satriani and Vai, and to a certain point it’s intimidating but also at a certain point you’ve just got to tell yourself “Screw it, this is what I do.”

Sammy: I’m a little bit intimidated if we go too long, but in CHICKENFOOT and VAN HALEN, I just put the guitar on and got a big cheer always, and then I’d burn for a little bit and then take it back off before I ran out of chops, y’know? I rate myself as a guy that can play, and I can express myself extremely well but only in one language. I can only play blues-based guitar. And when a guy like Joe steps up there, he can play. Once he finishes with my repertoire, he can go into French, Spanish and Russian on the guitar! He’s just so versatile and fluent. Eddie‘s not as fluent and versatile. Eddie‘s got a style for himself and he’s very much in that pocket, but Joe can play anything. He freaks me out. When Joe and I start to write together, he’ll show me some chords and I’ll start singing, then I’ll pick up a guitar just mainly to figure a lick out: “What chord is that? What are you playing?” so I can know what notes I have to choose from to sing. Then he’ll go “That was a cool lick, what did you play?” and I’ll go “[Expletive], I don’t know!” I don’t get it. I just play.

Gibson.com: There were so many great guitar players to come out of the ’80s where you knew they’d kind of fade away, but even early on it was apparent that we’d still be hearing about Joe Satriani in 40, 50 years.

Sammy: Oh, Joe‘s here to stay. I think he’s going to have a kind of Jeff Beck career. He’s going to have these little windows where he gets a little bump, a little more publicity, a little more recognition, and then he kinda just cruises along, then all of a sudden somebody’s gonna say, “Wow, Joe Satriani‘s the best guitar player in the world” and everybody gets hip again. He ain’t going nowhere. The thing that amazes me the most about Joe‘s guitar playing over any other musician is he knows exactly what he’s playing and he can play it twice, three times exactly the same. He works his parts out but he does it really quick. It’s not like it takes him forever to come up with a part. He comes up with it, BAM, instantly, and he knows every note he’s playing and I don’t know how he does it. He’s too smart for his own good. But you’re a lucky man if you stood up and played next to Joe Satriani. What I do is, I learn. He immediately makes me better because it makes me aware of what I’m playing, because if I see him solo I think, “I don’t know what I’m doing.” So I start to think a little more, like “Oh I know why that note works.” So he just enlightens. He’s enlightening to play with. I don’t know if that works for you, but that’s how it works for me.

Read the entire interview at Gibson.com.

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– September 26th, 2013 – Today, Revolver Magazine is pleased to reveal an excerpt from THE OCEAN ‘s Pelagial DVD. The dramaticDVD, which is being screened as live video projections during the band’s current Pelagial world tour, is a conceptual movie by Craig Murray, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Converge, etc

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Total AC Blog recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM lead singer Lzzy Hale. An excerpt from the chat follows below.

Total AC Blog: How does it feel to be the chick amongst the guys? Do you ever feel like you need any girl time or do you like it?

Lzzy Hale: I like it! Too much estrogen makes it a little weird! I spend so much time with the guys that literally I become a crazy person when there are too many girls around. We’re usually not touring with a bunch of girls. The last tour I had that was consistently with another girl was Carnival Of Madness last year with Amy Lee [EVANESCENCE]. Within the first five minutes of us meeting, it was shoes, boys, makeup, all these things pouring out of me that I never talk about! The guys in my band were, like, “You become a different person when Amy‘s around!” I like being a girl. I like being with my guys. We all meet in the middle somewhere. They’re not über agro, they actually have really good hygiene [laughs] and for the most part, they enjoy everything that I like to do too. I think that just comes from growing up together. I’ve never taken being a girl in a band as a negative thing. It’s nice to stick out like a sore thumb on whatever bill and it’s nice to torture all of the guys that are on the tour with you because you can wear the high heels and they can’t! It’s a lot of fun!

Total AC Blog: You are a role model to so many of your female fans. How does that make you feel? Does it freak you out at all or do you kind of just go with it?

Lzzy Hale: I always err on the side of honesty. I’m sure I’m going to say something stupid over Twitter or something like that, if I haven’t already. Either way, whether it’s a bad influence or a good influence, I’m not going to pretend to be something I’m not. It’s just too much work to keep up with this weird façade. People have kind of attached themselves to me because I represent something to certain people and it’s so incredibly flattering. At first, it did freak me out to the point of where I was, like, “Should I say that?” I think the difference between the first record and the second record was kind of like the battle between that in my mind. The first record was über clean and a little vague. It was me trying to figure out if I should just say what I want to say or if I was going to get angry letters from parents. This last record that we did, “The Strange Case Of…”, I just, for lack of a better term, just said “fuck it” and wrote what I wanted to write. I think that people gravitate more towards the honesty rather than if you’re trying to be this squeaky, clean person. Hopefully I don’t scar too many people! It’s really flattering, because we see a lot of girls coming to our shows that are starting bands and started playing guitar and writing songs. It’s really neat to see. I didn’t have a whole lot of that growing up, which is part of the reason why all the people in my band are guys because I connected more to that and that’s what there was. It’s really neat to stand on the stage and see all these girls. I’m very proud.

Read the entire interview at Total AC Blog.

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Independent.ie and several other news outlets are reporting that Ian Watkins of Lostprophets, who has been in jail awaiting trial on several sex crimes charges, has been placed on suicide watch. An excerpt from the article follows: Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins is on suicide watch five times an hour as he prepares to stand trial in Wales accused of raping a baby

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Slipknot and Stone Sour member Corey Taylor’s second book, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process,” will be published next month by Da Capo Press. In the clip available below, Taylor reads an excerpt from the book. Corey will also be making a few personal appearances to promote the book, as well as the comic based on Stone Sour’s “House of Gold & Bones” album

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KSDK.com is reporting that “Vlad” (Martin Evanick), the drummer/vocalist from Collinsville, IL metal band The Core of Your Nightmares, has been arrested and is being charged with the production of child pornography. An excerpt from the story follows:

Prosecutors allege Martin Evanick, aka “Vlad,” took photographs of himself engaged in sexual activity with a minor, including close-up pictures of the minor’s genitalia. This particular incident took place April 1, 2012 and April 21, 2012.

A trial date has not been set. Evanick is being held without bond pending trial. If convicted, Martin Evanick faces between 15 and 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and term of supervised release between five years and life.

The Core of Your Nightmares also posted the following message via Facebook: “As most of you may already know, our drummer Vlad has been arrested on child pornography charges; we had no involvement or knowledge about these act, and we in no way condone in such actions, what happened to him is unfortunate, but he brought it on himself.”

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An excerpt from original KISS drummer Peter Criss’ upcoming memoir, “Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of Kiss”, can be found at RollingStone.com.

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Original KISS drummer Peter Criss will publish his memoir, “Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of Kiss”, on October 23 via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner.

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Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth has posted a new blog online discussing the band’s upcoming new album “The Manticore and Other Horrors,” which is due out on October 30th, 2012. You can read the full blog right here or catch this excerpt from Dani:

“Greetings fellow munchkins, At last I can verify that the witch is dead. The album is finished, and indeed finally titled; The Manticore and Other Horrors is officially signed, sealed and delivered to the Devil’s doorstep with a note written in spidery ink apologising for the delay.

“Of which there was basically none come to think of it, as we worked like the damned to bring this album kicking and screaming into being over the last few months. With the fulfillment of the vocals at Springvale studios, we reconvened at Scott Atkin’s Grindstone studios (newcomer Daniel Firth having just finished his bass off), to tackle a mix that had already been pre-waxed extensively into shape, and to finish what choir and female vocals were left to undertake, for what I call on this album, the evil faerie-dusting.

“Then it was three weeks deep (separated by a Hellgig weekend) locked away in the verdant Suffolk countryside gently coaxing our Frankenstein to life, assailed by some of the strangest weather an English July has ever seen, nibbling ever further and further into the mix as the heavens violated the earth. Goddamn that outside toilet!

“So here and now, with Bod as my witness, I can truly say that The Manticore and Other Horrors sounds fxxking awesome, a real noticeable twist in tone but all the better for it. It’s ornate, taut, punk and aggressive but very much the neo-classical whore of yore, spitting raw bloody fury through the maw of the majestic. But I would say that, I’ve had a firm hand in it’s oily whelping!

“Next stop, having entertained Cambridge and Wacken, Germany live (both days were really fantastical adventures separated by a relatively quiet night in Hamburg), and dripping video and photo-shoots along the way (I’m sure by now you’ve seen some of the pictures taken at our day long shoot in Osterley House by James Sharrock, if you haven’t here are some behind-the-scenes shots snapped by my wife… More found in my photos!), next comes the months of selling this monster into the metal marketplace, despite the fact that you, our loyal undead retinue, know full well what this album is potentially bristling with.

“Something that surpasses our previous two albums with nary a blink for forgiveness. Something that has the true pumping blood of Cradle at it’s indelible helm. Something truly wicked. I can also reveal to you, o deadicated followers of gashion, the full extent of our end-of-year European invasion plans, still slimy with ink, having officiallyjust rolled off the press. And I can also say that the European tour will be followed soon after by a Mexican, North American and Canadian tour that will see us right through to Spring 2013. Unlucky for some (in this case, those who didn’t come).

“Thus, in all it’s vile and vivid glory, Ladles and Jelly spoons, I proudly present… The Creatures From The Black Abyss – European Tour 2012 E.H- featuring Godseed (featuring Gaahl and King, formally Gorgoroth), Rotting Christ, Darkend and Blynd (subject to dates).”

Wed 07 Nov HOLLAND HAARLEM PATRONAAT
Thu 08 Nov HOLLAND LEEUWARDEN ROMEIN
Fri 09 Nov GERMANY OSNABRÜCK HYDE PARK
Sat 10 Nov DENMARK AARHUS TRAIN
Mon 12 Nov SWEDEN GOTHENBURG TRÄDGARN
Tue 13 Nov SWEDEN STOCKHOLM KLUBBEN
Thu 15 Nov FINLAND TAMPERE KLUBBI
Fri 16 Nov FINLAND HELSINKI NOSTURI
Sat 17 Nov ESTONIA TALLINN ROCK CAFE
Mon 19 Nov BELARUS MINSK RE:PUBLIC
Tue 20 Nov UKRAINE KIEV BINGO
Thu 22 Nov POLAND WARSAW PROGRESSJA
Fri 23 Nov POLAND KRAKOW KWADRAT
Sat 24 Nov CZECH ZLIN WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK
Mon 26 Nov ITALY BOLOGNA ESTRAGON
Tue 27 Nov ITALY MILAN ALCATRAZ (small hall)
Thu 29 Nov FRANCE MONTPELLIER ROCKSTORE
Fri 30 Nov SPAIN BILBAO SANTANA 27
Sat 01 Dec SPAIN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA CAPITOL
Sun 02 Dec PORTUGAL PORTO HARD CLUB
Tue 04 Dec SPAIN MADRID LA RIVIERA
Wed 05 Dec SPAIN BARCELONA SALAMANDRA
Fri 07 Dec GERMANY GEISELWIND MUSICHALL
Sat 08 Dec GERMANY BOCHUM MATRIX
Sun 09 Dec SWISS PRATTELN Z-7
Tue 11 Dec CZECH PRAGUE MEET FACTORY
Thu 13 Dec SLOVAKIA BRATISLAVA MAJESTIC MUSIC CLUB
Fri 14 Dec GERMANY MÜNCHEN THEATERFABRIK
Sat 15 Dec AUSTRIA WELS SCHLACHTHOF
Sun 16 Dec GERMANY BERLIN C-CLUB
Tue 18 Dec BELGIUM CHARLEROI LE COLISEUM
Wed 19 Dec UK LONDON FORUM

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VAN HALEN fan site Van Halen News Desk has posted an excerpt from Guitar World’s exclusive in-depth interview with VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, which appears in the magazine’s August 2012 issue.

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