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Last week, Pat Lynch and Taco Bob of the morning show on the Orlando, Florida radio station WJRR conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. Cooper talked about how he hashed things out on stage with Marilyn Manson and how he helped keep Dave Mustaine from going over the edge. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below.

Cooper recently claimed that labeling MUMFORD AND SONS a rock back would be an “offense to rock ‘n’ roll.” According to The Pulse Of radio, the singer explained that modern musicians were “afraid to be in a rock band” and said that the current generation needs to “quit eating vegetarian food” and “eat a steak” instead.

Cooper added, “Rock ‘n’ roll is not about ‘Happy happy happy, everything’s okay. We’re THE LUMINEERS, let’s clog dance.’ Hey, there’s a place for that. If I wanted to see a great clog dancing band, I’d see THE LUMINEERS.”

Cooper also revealed that although MUMFORD AND SONS are great at what they do, they are not rock ‘n’ roll. He said, “I get they want to be folk rock, and I guess they want to look like everybody else. I’m old school when it comes to if you’re in a band, you’re an outlaw. You don’t play by those rules, you’re a rock ‘n’ roll outlaw. It doesn’t mean you have to be on drugs, but when you get onstage you don’t play the guitar up here, and it’s not an acoustic guitar. You play the guitar down here. It doesn’t come from your brain, it comes from your guts. It comes from your groin. It’s sexual. It’s tribal.”

He added, “Finally, I just went ‘Okay — you guys don’t want to be rock bands, great. That’s better for us.’ There’s more for FOO FIGHTERS, there’s more for GREEN DAY, more for the bands that really are rock bands. I don’t understand why everybody is so afraid to be in a rock band.”

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On August 31, KZRR 94 Rock morning show host Swami Rob conducted an interview with ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez. You can now listen to the chat below.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Cantrell was asked recently in an interview with Radio.com about the chances of his band getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ALICE IN CHAINS‘ debut album, “Facelift”, came out in 1990, which would make the group eligible in 2015. Cantrell, who performed at this year’s ceremony with inductees HEART, said about the possibility, “We’re not in this to win awards. And that’s the attitude I went there with. And I have to say, in fairness, that my opinion was a bit changed by being a guest with HEART and seeing how much it meant for them. It was a cool show, it was with a lot of respect. I was kind of moved.”

Cantrell added, “I also liked what [RUSH drummer and Hall Of Fame inductee] Neil Peart said: ‘For years, we’ve been saying that this isn’t a big deal. Turns out: it’s a pretty big deal!’ It was cool to see him say that.”

ALICE IN CHAINS‘ fellow Seattle groups, SOUNDGARDEN and PEARL JAM, are also at or close to eligibility. SOUNDGARDEN is eligible now, while PEARL JAM will celebrate 25 years since the release of “Ten” in 2016.

ALICE IN CHAINS is currently touring behind its fifth studio album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart in June, selling 61,000 copies in its first week of release. The disc follows up 2009’s “Black Gives Way To Blue”, which was the group’s first all-new collection of material in 14 years. That CD opened with 126,000 units back in October 2009 to debut at No. 5.

ALICE IN CHAINS was last in the Top Two with its self-titled 1995 set, which debuted at No. 1 on that year’s November 25 chart, according to Billboard.com. It would be their final studio release with singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002.

“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” is ALICE IN CHAINS‘ second album with William DuVall on vocals.

DuVall began touring with the group in 2006, four years after the death of Layne Staley from a drug overdose.

ALICE IN CHAINS began working on the new disc in 2011, but the sessions for the album were delayed when Jerry Cantrell had to undergo shoulder surgery.

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David Brody and Elvis Duran of “The Morning Show” recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson. You can listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

MEGADETH has just completed a headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 63,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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On August 21, KZRR 94 Rock morning show host Swami Rob conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance. You can now listen to the chat below.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will release its sixth studio album, “Hail To The King”, on August 27. The long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s “Nightmare” was once again produced by Mike Elizondo and is the first to be wholly written without drummer and key songwriter James “The Rev” Sullivan, who died in December 2009. Sullivan has since been replaced by Arin Ilejay, a former member of CONFIDE.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has announced the “Hail To The King” tour — a massive headlining U.S. arena tour to take place this October and the band’s first full scale American tour since 2011. The run of dates will kick off in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, October 3 and wrap up on October 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Supporting the band on all dates will be special guests DEFTONES and GHOST B.C.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will celebrate the album release by playing a free show at the Hollywood Palladium on August 26.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s video for the song “Hail To The King” can be seen below. The clip was directed by Syndrome, an award-winning design and live-action directing studio.




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“The Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent returned to “Quinn’s AM Army” just before his stop in Baltimore during the summer tour.

Just days after making headlines for his comments regarding the George Zimmerman acquittal, Nuge talks respect for tools, guns, racism, independence and life.

The interview in its entirety can be heard using the SoundCloud widget below.

Shawn Quinn hosts the “AM Army” morning show weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on mainstream rock station 94.3 WQCM.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Nugent cut loose with his opinions on racial profiling, George Zimmerman verdict backlash and several other topics during an interview on Nick Cannon‘s podcast,. Nugent explained, “I think when you use the word profile, if a Dalmatian has been biting the children in the neighborhood, I think we’re going to look for a black and white dog . . . We played the Milwaukee state fair a couple years ago and these black mobs were just attacking white folks coming out of the fair. And over and over again I watch the news and here’s a rape and here’s a burglary and here’s a murder in Chicago. Twenty-nine shot. Twenty-nine blacks shot by 29 blacks. At some point you got to be afraid of black and white dogs if the Dalmatian’s doing the biting.”

The rocker also shared that he doesn’t believe that African Americans are oppressed. He explained, “I’m not buying any claim of black oppression. We have a black president, a black attorney general, black Supreme Court justices, we have Nick Cannon, we have the most respected and revered black leaders and entrepreneurs and CEOs and entertainers. There is no limitation to anybody of any color, any race, any ethnicity, any sexual orientation if you put your heart and soul into being the best that you can be, to speak clearly and show up early and produce more than the competition. I don’t care where you’re from, you will be the American dream. Case closed.”

Later during an interview with WXBR in Massachusetts, Nugent shared his thoughts on Stevie Wonder‘s boycott of Florida following the George Zimmerman verdict. He said, “So 700 black people, mostly young children and young people were slaughtered in Chicago last year by black people, and not a peep out of Stevie Wonder? . . . Are you kidding me? What is this, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest? How brain-dead do you have to be? How strangled by denial, how dishonest, how cheap do you have to be to focus on a clear-cut case where all the evidence, from the DOJ, from the FBI, from the army of investigative specialists in Florida determined that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense against a life-threatening attack by hoodlum, dope-smoking Trayvon Martin?”

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Video footage of DEEP PURPLE performing the song “All The Time In The World” live on April 24 on the German morning show “ARD Morgenmagazin” can be seen below.

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Legendary guitarist Ted Nugent was interviewed last week by Shawn Quinn of the “AM Army” morning show, which airs on the WQCM radio station, serving Hagerstown, Maryland and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

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Larry and Kylie of “The Morning Show” on 7News in Sydney, Australia earlier this week get guitar and rock star move lessons from GUNS N’ ROSES members Dizzy Reed (keyboards) and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), and return the favor by teaching them some Tamworth RSL moves.

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“The X Morning Show” hosts Tim Benz and Bob McLaughlin of the 105.9 The X radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were joined by Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane this morning (Wednesday, March 6) to discuss the not-guilty verdict in the trial of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe (pictured below) in the Czech Republic in connection with the death of a fan more than two years ago.

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Omelette from 97.5 KLT’s morning show “Omelette & Friends” recently conducted an interview with Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA.

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