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‘He’s starting on his 15th lawsuit’: Gene Simmons on Kiss’ continuing feud with Vinnie Vincent

‘He’s starting on his 15th lawsuit’: Gene Simmons on Kiss’ continuing feud with Vinnie Vincent

Gene Simmons sorts through his stormy relationship with Kiss’ initial replacement for Ace Frehley, guitarist Vinnie Vincent — saying the split had less to do with artistic differences than it did with simple business.

Black Sabbath – 13 (2013)

Black Sabbath – 13 (2013)

Black Sabbath’s ’13,’ their first full-length LP with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, is a testament to the ties that bind, and to still sounding as evil as shit.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jon Oliva, “Father of Time” from Raise the Curtain (2013)

Jon Oliva promised that his upcoming solo album, which will also feature the last unused music written by his brother and Savatage co-founder Criss Oliva, would be something completely different

‘What Black Sabbath does is a lost art’: How Rick Rubin convinced a band to rediscover itself

‘What Black Sabbath does is a lost art’: How Rick Rubin convinced a band to rediscover itself

Producer Rick Rubin recognized something about Black Sabbath. It wasn’t just that none of their inheritors make records like the band’s earliest triumphs anymore. Even the co-founding members themselves hadn’t lately.

Something Else! sneak peek: Black Water Rising, “Show No Mercy” from Pissed and Driven (2013)

Black Water Rising’s self-titled debut album was one of my favorites of 2009, and one of the best pure hard rock records that I’d heard in a long time at that point.

‘This is a democracy’: Michael Wilton sees clear differences in the way Queensryche works now

‘This is a democracy’: Michael Wilton sees clear differences in the way Queensryche works now

Michael Wilton takes the high road when talking about the forthcoming Queensryche album, their first without the departed Geoff Tate. It’s easy to read between the lines, however, as he talks about working with new frontman Todd La Torre.

‘An easy choice; he understands me’: Joe Satriani on his new collaboration with Mike Keneally

‘An easy choice; he understands me’: Joe Satriani on his new collaboration with Mike Keneally

Joe Satriani’s new solo effort has become his highest-debuting album in two decades, thanks in no small way the Chickenfoot guitarist says to the smart contributions of sideman of Mike Keneally.

‘It makes you want to be great’: Brad Wilk enthuses about Black Sabbath’s loose, fun reunion

‘It makes you want to be great’: Brad Wilk enthuses about Black Sabbath’s loose, fun reunion

Brad Wilk, who was plucked out of Rage Against the Machine by producer Rick Rubin, has come to think of his time playing drums on the forthcoming Black Sabbath reunion project in almost mythical terms.

Judas Priest – Epitaph (2013)

Judas Priest – Epitaph (2013)

The final performance of Judas Priest’s “Epitaph World Tour” in May 2012 provided the perfect opportunity to offer a live video celebration of 40 years of metal.

Blue Cheer, “Summertime Blues” from Rocks Europe (2013): Exclusive stream

Blue Cheer, “Summertime Blues” from Rocks Europe (2013): Exclusive stream

Recorded for Rockpalast in 2008, ‘Rocks Europe’ finds Blue Cheer in full flight, just a year before Dickie Peterson passed.

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