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Back in the 80′s OZZY OSBOURNE had a revolving door of guitar players. Then he found a kid from New Jersey and when I saw Miracle Man on MTV, I was an instant fan of ZAKK WYLDE.

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Josh Homme: not a Jay Z fan

Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme has laid a verbal smackdown on superstar rapper Jay Z after accusing him of having bands on the same bill as him searched on the way in!

“That guy’s a kook, you know,” Josh revealed to CBC Radio 2, according to MTV. “He has his security frisking the bands on the way in. I just told them, ‘If you open up my bag, I’m not playing, so I guess it’s up to you whether we are playing or not’. The idea they frisked all my guys means you’re in some different place – no-one has ever done that [to me].

Jay Z: Feeling frisky

“He also gave us some champagne and wanted us to take a photo with it. And I thought, that’s not a gift that is a marketing tool. So I destroyed it. Because I thought it was rude overall. And you shouldn’t frisk my guys, you should fuck off.”

Fair enough.

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Italian rock/metal act 81db will release the third LP “A Blind Man’s Dream” on October 28, 2013 via Bakerteam Records. The album mixes heavy riffs, progressive beats and influences ranging from Classic Rock to Folk music, whilst the lyrical concept was inspired by the movie “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” The band debuted in 2009 with the critically acclaimed debut album “Evaluation,” which led to extensive touring throughout Europe and a single/music video for the track “Voices,” which was aired on MTV Greece and MAD TV

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BLACK SABBATH has been nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award in the “Best Rock” category alongside QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, GREEN DAY, KINGS OF LEON, THE KILLERS.

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) take place on November 10 at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The program will be hosted by Will Ferrell in character as “Anchorman” star Ron Burgundy and will be broadcast live on the night.

BLACK SABBATH will release a new DVD, “Live… Gathered In Their Masses”, on November 26 via Vertigo/Republic. The set will contain footage of the band’s April 29 and May 1, 2013 concerts in Melbourne, Australia in support of SABBATH‘s long-awaited reunion album, “13″.

The disc, which came out this past June, became the first SABBATH album in the band’s 43-year history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.

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Sebastian Bach has posted a link to a 1994 interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx which the former SKID ROW singer apparently feels supports Bach‘s claim that he was once asked to replace Vince Neil as the frontman of MÖTLEY CRÜE.

“Here is a fascinating interview with @nikkisixx where he describes the band MÖTLEY CRÜE rehearsing with Sebastian Bach. Enjoy!” Sebastian wrote on his Facebook page, before following it up with: “ABSOLUTLEY TRUE. @nikkisixx tells it like it is! Sebastian Bach Book on Book Shelves Soon… #ForTheWin #NoBullshit #Oops #YouCantMakeThisStuffUp #IAintMadAtYa #NotLying #ItsOK #SomeoneOwesSomeoneAnApology #ThanksForTheHype #IRememberYou”

In the above-mentioned clip (which can be seen below; skip to 3:50 mark), Nikki can be heard telling host Riki Rachtman of MTV‘s “Headbanger’s Ball”: “We said we owed it to ourselves to at least see what it felt like [to have a different singer]. At times when Vince was out of town or off doing whatever he was into doing, Sebastian Bach would come down and hang out with us. And we’d be rehearsing. We need a singer to rehearse. So he’d sing. Steve Perry from JOURNEY came down one time just to hang out and meet everybody. And he was singing. So we kind of had a feeling what it would be like to have a different singer. And we said, the least we could do is try it on for size before we, you know, end it. And we met John [Corabi] and it was magic.”

Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart.

After Bach revealed in a a three-word tweet to a fan on August 29 that he was asked to join MÖTLEY CRÜE more than two decades ago, Sixx quickly retorted that Bach‘s version of events never happened. Sebastian then took to his Facebook page to describe in some detail the circumstances behind his being asked to join the CRÜE, which included taking part in a full day’s rehearsal with the band and a slew of phone calls between various managers, agents and label executives. “I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee, and I spent a full day singing the MÖTLEY CRÜE set with the band MÖTLEY CRÜE,” Bach wrote. “I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crew’s ecstatic reaction to us jamming together all day. And I remember Nikki‘s very generous, kind offer, at the end of our rehearsal, for me to join the band MÖTLEY CRÜE. I remember his exact words that he said to me in front of his whole road crew, Tommy and Mick [Mars] as well. It’s not every day that your hero asks you to join his band.”

Bach didn’t reveal the full details of what went down that day, promising his Facebook followers that he “will tell the complete story of Nikki offering me to join MÖTLEY CRÜE in my upcoming book, which will be arriving on bookshelves soon.”

He added: “I am not simply ‘making this up’… I am not a liar. I am working on my book right now and I look forward to you all reading it. I plan on my book having even more information in it than one of my tweets does.”

On Friday (September 13), Nikki tweeted what appeared to be a short response to Bach‘s online rant: “Someone needs attention to try and sell some books.” He then added: “I always liked the term ‘Washed up.’”

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On September 11, September 12 and September 14, German hard rock legends SCORPIONS played three concerts in Athens, Greece under the banner “MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens” at the Lycabettus Theatre over the roofs of the ancient city. For the first time in the history of the “MTV Unplugged” series, a concert in Greece under the open sky took place.

SCORPIONS performed their biggest hits, album classics as well as some exclusive new songs in the typical sound and arrangement of “MTV Unplugged”. They were supported by national and international surprise guests.

Fan-filmed video footage of the September 12 concert can be seen below.

“MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens” will be released at the end of 2013 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc. In addition, the performance will be premiered on MTV and VIVA in Germany.

SCORPIONS recently spent time in the studio with producers Mikael “Nord” Andersson and Martin Hansen resurrecting a dozen unfinished songs from what some people believe was the band’s best and most creative period — leftovers from the albums “Blackout” (1982), “Love At First Sting” (1984), “Savage Amusement” (1988) and “Crazy World” (1990) — for an album that is tentatively scheduled for release next year.

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Justin R. Beckner of Classic Rock Revisited recently conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Classic Rock Revisited: Do you ever get caught up in thinking about commercial appeal of what you’re writing or composing?

Yngwie: I did at one point, when that actually existed. The radio format doesn’t exist, the singles don’t exist. The record label doesn’t exist. The record stores don’t exist. That whole entire thing is gone.

Classic Rock Revisited: Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Yngwie: Well, first of all is very bizarre, especially for someone like me. When I started out, it was very much like the guy with the big cigar in a big office saying, “I’ll give you a record deal, boy.” You had tour support, tour buses, local A&R people, the whole nine yards. I did that, but it’s all gone now. It can be for better or worse, because if you don’t have name recognition now. If you want to start out now, how the fuck do you do it? Back in the day, DEF LEPPARD said if they could get a few singles on MTV, they’d be able to make it, and they did. That happened with a lot of bands who did that back then. Now we have YouTube, but there are billions of videos and musicians on there and if nobody knows your name, nobody’s going to look you up. It’s a little bit weird, but in that sense, the music industry situation is really bad for whoever wants to start out now. The good part is that there is no longer this slavery to a certain format going on, where in the ’80s, if you didn’t follow format, they wouldn’t give you the time of day. You had to conform to get a shot at a record deal. That’s gone now, and it’s bizarre.

Classic Rock Revisited: The Internet changed a lot for the industry; piracy has certainly had a hand in changing the game. Do you think that piracy can be beneficial to some of those bands starting out? How has it affected you?

Yngwie: How could it possibly be positive? If you go into a store and you see a car that you like, you can’t just drive off with it. The cost and the blood and sweat and tears that go into making music is the same thing, it’s not free. Try telling the engineer and the producer that they have to work for free. It’s utterly bizarre. It’s like just going into a store and taking things off the shelves. It’s stealing. The reason there are no bands coming out now is that the money that was once there is not there anymore. So what happened was, in essence, by pirating music, you kill the music industry. The music industry died because of the piracy, and now all the fans will have no new music. Isn’t that wonderful? It’s a direct consequence of that.

Classic Rock Revisited: I think that, with piracy, we’ve lost the album art, the liner notes, the waiting in line to get the next record. It seems that there used to be this aura of awesomeness that used to surround a new record being released. Now it’s just a click away. One sad little click.

Yngwie: Yeah, that’s another aspect of it that I totally agree with what you’re saying. But I think that kind of got lost with the CD a little bit too. I think when the LP went, that’s when the art went. You know, when I was a little kid, I used to record cassette tapes for friends. So this music-sharing thing has been going on for a long time and the Internet just sped it up.

Classic Rock Revisited: It seems to me that over the years, you’ve been portrayed as a musical dictator of sorts. Most bands talk about the glory of collaboration and all the great things that come out of that. I find it interesting that you feel differently.

Yngwie: It’s funny; I was just talking to someone about this the other day. Yeah, you’ve got Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and you’ve got VAN HALEN, who wrote as a team, and that’s great for them, and I love that. For me, I look at it in the way that I am an artist. An artiste. When you’re a writer, you write the whole book. When you’re a painter like Da Vinci, you don’t say to someone, “Hey, come over here and help me with my painting.” There are a few reasons why I work this way. First of all, I’m so full of creativity that I don’t need any other input. The other is that I feel so strongly about my work; it’s like a burning passion to create something that is uniquely me. This comes with the full realization that you may love it or you may hate it. But this is what I’m going to do, and I’m not about to have any kind of discussion with anybody about how it should be done. I’m a very serious creative person. I don’t compromise, because I don’t collaborate. I tried it and I hated it every time and I was never pleased with the end result. I’ve been doing this way too long to change how I do things now. I’m not doing things this way because of some egotistical dictator type of reason. Ask Rembrandt if he would have liked for someone to come and paint in his paining. That’s exactly how I approach it. I have to love what I do. If other people love it, I’m happy. If other people hate it, I’m still happy because I’m doing what I want to do. I’m a tennis player, I’m a boxer — I don’t play team sports. I’m not a team player; I never have been and I never will be. In tennis, if I win, it’s because of my serve or my backhand. It’s a battle and is a challenge to myself. After it’s over, I don’t want to say, “Good job, pal, I couldn’t have done it without you.” I can’t live like that. It’s a lot of work to do things like that, but that’s how it has to be.

Read the entire interview at Classic Rock Revisited.

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Glenn BurnSilver of the Phoenix New Times recently conducted an interview with legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Phoenix New Times: How is playing together — recording together — after so many years of tension and not being in the studio? The last album with the original lineup was in 1978… [Singer] Ozzy [Osbourne] was booted out in 1979…

Iommi: Tensions? The tensions over the years have mainly been about business. It’s not been personal at all. We always got on well on a personal level. It’s been going really good. It’s just a different attitude now. When we got back together to record this album ["13"], everybody had a different attitude toward what we were doing this time. We wanted to make an album together. We all really appreciated each other and respected each other. That’s really the only way to go into it — a full band commitment — and everybody was ready to put everything into it. We did try back 12 years ago, and nobody could settle on it then. It wasn’t the right time, there were to many things going on. Ozzy was doing MTV, so it just didn’t work then. We weren’t going to do it until everybody was fully committed, and that was this time. [Producer Rick] Rubin was interested in doing the album [in 2001]. We played him some tracks but that’s as far as we got with it. We pulled the plug on it. We never got into the studio. We’d just played him some tracks.”

Phoenix New Times: Where do you rank “13″ among the many BLACK SABBATH albums?

Iommi: Every album you do means something of that time period. Certainly the early stuff I like. I liked the stuff we did with [Ronnie James] Dio. If you try to rank it against with the Ozzy stuff, I think it ranks right up there.

Phoenix New Times: Where’s [original BLACK SABBATH drummer] Bill [Ward]? I know all of you have worked together on and off since that 1997 reunion, but is Bill even able to perform right now?

Iommi: Of course — we were hoping Bill was going to do it. When we first got together, Bill was involved. It was Bill who pulled the plug, it wasn’t us. Bill decided on his own he didn’t want to do this, because he didn’t like things the way it was. But we still don’t know exactly what that was, because Bill won’t exactly talk to us about it. He got his lawyers to talk with our lawyers, and it went that way instead of talking to the band personally. It got to be a silly situation. It would have been nice to have had Bill on the album, but it was getting too complicated. It had been after a year of this stuff, and we just had to get on with it.

Phoenix New Times: Given how well this is going, and the success of the record, will we see more of this BLACK SABBATH in the future?

Iommi: We’re not looking at like that. We’re looking at in the moment. Unfortunately, we have to work around my treatments. I’m still having treatments for the cancer. I have to go back to England every seven or eight weeks, and I have to come off the road while my system adjusts. Then we go back on the road. It’s all been very new to me. I didn’t know how it was going to work. I haven’t done a tour since I was ill. Maybe a couple of shows, but I haven’t done a day on, day off, day on, day off tour. I have to treat my life quite differently than I did five years ago. So we don’t plan things too far down the road since I don’t know how I’m going to be after this tour.

Read the entire interview at Phoenix New Times.

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Drummer Taylor Hawkins disses VMAs, as Jared Leto claims rock deserves a place on MTV.

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Hilltop TV and One Stop Band Shop conducted an interview with DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno and drummer Abe Cunningham prior to the band’s August 8 concert at the Grand West Casino in Cape Town, South Africa. You can now watch the chat below.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Moreno believes that the band should and will release “Eros”, the album it recorded before late bassist Chi Cheng was left in a semi-comatose state by a car accident in November 2008. Although Moreno was not sure if the disc would ever surface, his feelings have changed since Cheng‘s death this past April. Moreno told MTV Hive, “I get asked about that record a lot. For a while, I was giving the same answer, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no.’ After Chi‘s passing, I went back and listened to some of the record and it was a pretty intense experience to say the least.”

Moreno added, “I think it should be released, but we don’t have any definite plans. There’s some work to do on it. DEFTONES have been moving forward in a strong, positive motion, so for us to stop and reflect on something five years ago, I don’t know if we’re ready for that.”

But he also said, “It is a special thing for us: it’s the last thing Chi played on. It will see the light of day. I just don’t know when.”

Moreno‘s new side project, PALMS, released its self-titled debut disc on June 25.

Cheng performed on DEFTONES‘ first five albums, with his last released work being on 2006′s “Saturday Night Wrist”.

Bassist Sergio Vega played on “Diamond Eyes” and the most recent DEFTONES disc, “Koi No Yokan”.



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