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In a brand new interview with CBS News, legendary rocker Sammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOT, VAN HALEN, MONTROSE) spoke aboout first-ever rock collaborations album, “Sammy Hagar & Friends”, and his time with VAN HALEN, which he fronted from 1985 to 1996.

“It seems like so long ago, but at the same time it’s such a big part of me,” Hagar said of his VAN HALEN sting. “If I had never done that, this record that I just did, ‘Sammy Hagar & Friends’, would sound different if I had never been in VAN HALEN.

“Everything I’ve ever done has made me what I am today. But fronting a band like VAN HALEN, I don’t know… It seems like it was so right at the time, but today it doesn’t quite fit in my lifestyle and my world. I don’t know why. But, you know, I think about that. I like the way I fit in CHICKENFOOT. We have a different kind of thing. I like being new. I really do. I just gotta say it. I love being new. I’d rather do a record like this.”

Hagar added that his time in VAN HALEN was “wonderful.”

“I will play ‘Right Now’ and ‘Finish What You Started’, ‘Why Can’t This Be Love’, ‘Dreams’ for the rest of my life,” he said. “There’s no question about it. I will play those songs for the rest of my life. There are a lot of songs that I won’t. But those songs will be played for the rest of my life because they were great, great, great. I like keeping those in my back pocket.”

Among the high-profile guest performers and/or writers on “Sammy Hagar & Friends” are Hagar’s CHICKENFOOT bandmates Michael Anthony, Chad Smith, and Joe Satriani, along with Kid Rock, Ronnie Dunn, JOURNEY‘s Neal Schon, HEART‘s Nancy Wilson and various members of MONTROSE. The album will feature covers of BOB SEGER‘s “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” and DEPECHE MODE‘s “Personal Jesus”.

For his new solo set, Sammy Hagar partially revived his early-’80s supergroup with JOURNEY‘s Neal Schon, with the addition of his CHICKENFOOT bandmates Michael Anthony and Chad Smith.

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You’ve come to the right place to get a quick look at a dozen new metal albums with our weekly column of short reviews. This week we feature the latest from Blackfield, Diesto, End Of Green, Exitus, Infanticide, Nekrogoblikon, Northless, Saprogenic, Self-Defense Family, Speedtrap, Sworn In and Until Rain. There are also full reviews of several new high profile releases.

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We have some high profile album reviews this week, including Black Sabbath and Megadeth. We have also collected two dozen short reviews of the latest metal albums in one convenient article. Aborym, Author And Punisher, Celldweller, Church Of Misery, Civil War, Creations, Dark Buddha Rising, Days Of Anger, The Devil’s Blood, Drunk Dad, Fejd, Full Of Hell, Gyze, Haust, Integrity, Jorn, Lacrimas Profundere, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, Necronomicon, Noisem, Power Trip, Scum From The Sun, Seth, Summoning, Trail Of Tears and Zombie Sam are featured this week.

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2013 is turning out to be a good year for Warbeast. They have a high-profile tour lined up and in January released a split EP with Phil Anselmo. Now the band has unleashed their sophomore full-length Destroy. I caught up with frontman Bruce Corbitt for a discussion about the new album, stories from the road, his musical beginnings, helping raise money for the family of Rigor Mortis bandmate Mike Scaccia who passed away last year and other topics.

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U.K. act Aonia has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with the band’s guitarist:

“We regret to announce that, due to time commitments, guitarist Paul has sadly had to leave Aonia. We are now looking for a lead/rhythm guitarist to replace him so we can record our new EP early next year and fulfill our gigging commitments to the best standard we can.

“Aonia is a band that is looking to go somewhere in the next 1-2 years – we are starting to secure bigger gigs and more high profile support slots so we need someone who is reliable and confident onstage. We also are looking for someone with his/her own gear who is a creative songwriter, flexible, available, committed – and, above all, someone with a sense of humor. Own transport and gigging experience would both be great too.

“If interested, please either PM our Facebook account or email guitarist@aonia.co.uk – we look forward to meeting you and driving the band forward!”

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After a year of high-profile reformations, we asked you which bands should make a comeback. The results are in, and you might be surprised at who was nominated…

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After a year of high-profile reformations, it’s time to ask you which acts should make a comeback. Place your nominations and votes here.

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When it comes to being the king of all media, Chris Jericho can give Howard Stern a run for his money. He’s been one of the most popular wrestlers for two decades, has written a couple of best selling books, was on Dancing With The Stars, and is the frontman of the band Fozzy. Jericho is focusing most of his attention of Fozzy now, with a new album and a slot on the high profile Uproar Festival tour. I spoke with Jericho about Fozzy’s latest effort Sin and Bones, their move to Century Media, tour plans, wrestling and other subjects.

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Icelandic extreme death metal act Angist has signed with Abyss Records. The band’s self-released five-track EP, “Circle of Suffering,” was made available for the first time in North America by Abyss Records this summer and was recorded, mixed & mastered by Wann at Emissary Studio. Abyss Records will release the band’s full-length debut in the near future.

Angist released their two song demo in summer 2010 and within a year they had been given the opportunity to play several high profile shows such as Iceland Airwaves and as the opening act for Heaven Shall Burn and L’esprit du Clan. Angist placed second in the Wacken Metal Battle (Icelandic log). The band then toured around France as an opening act for L’esprit du Clan in support of the EP. Live footage of the band playing “Death Incarnate” can be viewed below.

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For the third consecutive year, the staff of DRUM! magazine has joined a host of high-profile cosponsors to present the biggest drumming event in Northern California, while raising money and awareness for the cause of music education in schools.

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