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Vinny Cecolini of Jam Magazine recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Jam Magazine: Do you at all regret that your disagreement with Geoff Tate spilled out onto the Internet and into the music media worldwide?

Scott: We have always only spoken the truth. We have never avoided any type of engagement on this matter and we’re not here to defend ourselves. I’d rather let the music, this band and our chemistry together do the talking for us. There are fans on the Internet, however, who insert themselves into the rhetoric. For what it’s worth, this would be an interesting reality show if you trolled the Internet to read about our transition. However, it would be time-consuming, and I’d rather write new songs and focus on what I’m good at.

Jam Magazine: When I spoke with Geoff Tate earlier last spring, he said the legal battle involving the band’s names is about the dissolution of a corporation.

Scott: [Silent pause] My answer to all of that is simple. If the case goes all the way ’til the actual [January 2014] court date, the judge is going to look at the facts and he or she will make a ruling. Hopefully, his or her decision will be based upon what is best for the band QUEENSRŸCHE, the brand QUEENSRŸCHE and the corporation QUEENSRŸCHE. It is an entity, and a successful one at that. I hope that come [January], the judge overseeing this case will do what is right for the band as far as who carries on with the name. I’m not a legal guy, so I do not know all of the details. But I have learned a lot from my attorney.

Jam Magazine: You don’t seem stressed about the upcoming ruling?

Scott: If I worried about everything that was going on right now, it would eat me alive. Whatever happens, Todd [La Torre, vocals], Parker [Lundgren, guitar], Michael [Wilton, guitar], Eddie [Jackson, bass] and I going on as a group regardless of the [January] ruling. We will continue on as a unit of five guys that makes records and plays shows. We have something that no one can take away from us — chemistry and friendship. No one can take that away from us.

Jam Magazine: How long did it take La Torre to become comfortable performing as QUEENSRŸCHE‘s singer?

Scott: When we played our first song together during the first RISING WEST show, the four of us knew instantly we were going to be able to do something together. The band felt comfortable on stage and off. We knew that traveling together was not going to be a problem. During the last year, we have gone on multiple tours using a bus. It felt like we were meant to be together. Being on the road was so much fun; we were always looking forward to our next tour rather than dreading it. That had been a case for a while. Now we just count down the days until new shows are booked and we’re back on the road performing another show.

Read the entire interview at Jam Magazine.

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EUROPE‘s 30th-anniversary performance at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden was the band’s only Swedish concert of 2013 and the stage show was one of the greatest, if not the greatest of the band’s entire career. The setlist was specially composed from EUROPE‘s entire nine-album discography, including their cult debut “Europe” (1983), multi-million-seller “The Final Countdown” (1986) and their most recent outing, “Bag Of Bones” (2012), which has now reached gold status in Sweden. The performance was also professionally filmed and recorded for release on double CD, DVD and Blu-ray, to be made available on October 16 in Scandinavia via Gain, in the rest of Europe through Edel, and in Japan via JVC.

“Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show” contains live renditions of 28 songs, including cover versions of THIN LIZZY‘s “Jailbreak” (featuring a guest appearance by THIN LIZZY‘s Scott Gorham) and UFO‘s “Lights Out” (featuring ex-UFO guitarist Michael Schenker).

“Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show” track listing:

01. Riches To Rags
02. Firebox
03. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
04. Scream Of Anger
05. Superstitious
06. No Stone Unturned
07. New Love In Town
08. In The Future To Come
09. Paradize Bay
10. Girl From Lebanon
11. Prisoners In Paradise
12. Always The Pretenders
13. Drink And A Smile
14. Open Your Heart
15. Love Is Not The Enemy
16. Sign Of The Times
17. Start From The Dark
18. Wings Of Tomorrow
19. Carrie
20. Jailbreak (feat. Scott Gorham)
21. Seven Doors Hotel
22. Drum Solo
23. The Beast
24. Let The Good Times Rock
25. Lights Out (feat. Michael Schenker)
26. Rock The Night
27. Last Look At Eden
28. Final Countdown

For the record: today’s version of EUROPE is identical to the classic “The Final Countdown” lineup: Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitar), John Levén (bass), Mic Michaeli (keyboards) and Ian Haugland (drums).

“Bag Of Bones” was released in Europe on April 27, 2012 via earMusic/Edel. The CD, which features a guest appearance by blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), was produced by Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with IRON MAIDEN, Joe Bonamassa, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK STONE CHERRY and JOURNEY, among others.

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On May 25, “The Signals Of Intuition” conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield.

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ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian (pictured below) has paid tribute to SLAYER axeman Jeff Hanneman, who passed away on May 2 from liver failure at the age of 49.

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Scott Ian: Chatty Man

Remember us giving Anthrax‘s Scott Ian the mother of all high fives for setting a snowman on fire a few months back? Well, turns out it was part of his involvement in Fangoria’s Blood And Guts show, in which he gets to set more stuff on fire, play with guns and blow shit up.

We love you, Scott Ian. <3

Scott sets off on his first ever spoken-word tour later this year.

Dates for the tour are as follows:

Fri 24 May  Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 25 May  Cardiff The Gate
Sun 26 May  Gloucester Guildhall
Mon 27 May  Plymouth White Rabbit
Wed 29 May  Rugby The Vault
Thu 30 May  York The Duchess
Fri 31 May  Liverpool O2 Academy
Sat 01 Jun  Manchester Sound Control
Sun 02 Jun  Stoke Underground
Tue 04 Jun Newcastle The Cluny
Wed 05 Jun  Glasgow The Arches
Thu 06 Jun  Belfast Limelight 2
Fri 07 Jun  Cork Cyprus Avenue
Sat 08 Jun  Dublin Button Factory
Mon 10 Jun  Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tue 11 Jun  London The Garage

Anthrax play Bloodstock in August.

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Brett Woodward of The Sydney Morning Herald recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian.

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Ryan and Jason of “Gear Addicts” recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield.

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Scott Ian: Chatty Man

Anthrax mainman Scott Ian has posted a teaser video for his upcoming, Metal Hammer-sponsored spoken-word UK tour! And it’s…um…different.

Dates for the tour are as follows:

Fri 24 May  Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 25 May  Cardiff The Gate
Sun 26 May  Gloucester Guildhall
Mon 27 May  Plymouth White Rabbit
Wed 29 May  Rugby The Vault
Thu 30 May  York The Duchess
Fri 31 May  Liverpool O2 Academy
Sat 01 Jun  Manchester Sound Control
Sun 02 Jun  Stoke Underground
Tue 04 Jun Newcastle The Cluny
Wed 05 Jun  Glasgow The Arches
Thu 06 Jun  Belfast Limelight 2
Fri 07 Jun  Cork Cyprus Avenue
Sat 08 Jun  Dublin Button Factory
Mon 10 Jun  Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tue 11 Jun  London The Garage

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’ve always been trying to figure out how can I do this, how would I ever make this possible,” he tells Decibel magazine about the upcoming trek. “I’ve seen [Henry] Rollins do it all these years; I saw Rollins, maybe on the first time he ever did a tour I went to see what it was going to be about. I mean, I am a huge fan of Rollins’ music and I had read all his books at the time, so I really knew that he had a point of view and something he needed to express and he did it really well. It’s something that I always wanted to do and I finally had the opportunity this year; doing this one-off show in London. I was approached by the band’s agent, who basically put it together, and asked, ‘Are you interested in doing this?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely. I’ve been kinda waiting for this to happen but I didn’t know how to kick-start it.’ I did the one show in London and I enjoyed myself so much, I had such a good time with it that I was like, ‘Can I do more of this? How do we do more of this?’ They came back and said, ‘There’s a lot of interest in it, do you wanna do a tour?’ I was like, ‘Sign me up! Let’s find a window when it works and go and do it.’”

Anthrax: now minus one Rob

Asked where he got the material from and whether it was something that he had sketched out in advance, Scott said: “No! I did absolutely zero rehearsal. I didn’t even know how to prepare for it, truthfully. The show was booked months in advance, and I had all these months to think about it, and think, ‘Okay, I’m going to put a whole show together… ‘ Because I am friends with a lot of stand-up comedians and a lot of writers, and I am a big fan of comedy and certainly live stand-up comedy. I’ve seen my friends do it and I think that it’s the most challenging thing in the world just to sit down, write jokes, get on stage and make people laugh. I mean, I think that’s the hardest thing in the entertainment industry. It doesn’t get any more raw than that, and I am certainly not a joke writer nor am I a stand-up comedian, but I just feel that my life is, in so many ways, ridiculous. The last 32 years of my life spent in a metal band; I’ve got so many stories, whether it’s shit that I’ve done, people that I’ve met, stories that I know from other people … I’ve kinda been in this bubble for so long. I sit around in bars with my friends and I’ll get around to telling stories, as we all do, and most of my friends are in this industry or connected to it somehow, so we all have stories and we all sit down and tell stories to each other and crack each other up. I always felt that people need to hear this stuff. This shit is hilarious. It’s just a really fun thing for me to do, to relate to people on that level. That’s what it is. That’s what the material is; it’s shit that I have been through in my life.”

Meanwhile, Anthrax are yet to announce their new guitarist after the departure of Rob Caggiano last month.

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Rob hit the red carpet of the Dee Snider Rock and Roll Roast on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 to interview some of the roasters, attendees and Dee Snider himself. See interview bits with Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Lita Ford, Geoff Tate, Brendon Small of Dethklok, Zakk Wylde, Jill Janus of Huntress, In This Moment, Michael Keene of The Faceless, Kyng, Kill Devil Hill, actor Mark Metcalf and comedians Craig Gass and Jim Florentine

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Date: 2013-02-01


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Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone and Monster conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

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