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Will There Ever Be Another AC/DC Or Metallica?

(Gibson) Will there ever be another AC/DC or Metallica, or is the age of the arena rock star over? If you ask Disturbed frontman David Draiman, he'll tell you it's complicated.

Chatting with Argentina's Vorterix radio, Draiman spoke about the current state of rock music and what's ahead for the next generation of heavy music makers. "Look, one can only hope, pray and try to become a legend. It's not something that's guaranteed, it's not something that's automatic, there's no scientific formula for it," Draiman said.

"But one thing that people need to reconsider here is that the elements that existed that made the Lemmys, the Ozzys, the AC/DCs and Metallicas of the world - MTV, big rock radio; things of that nature - don't exist anymore. So it takes longer, and it takes more persistence, and it takes more consistency these days to achieve that level."

He added, "Maybe it can't be done in twenty years. Maybe it takes a lifetime. And if that's what it takes, given the change in this environment, then that's what it takes."

Draiman went on to say he believes there are still "the Freddie Mercurys of our time" out there, even if they aren't getting the exposure right now. "...I definitely think that there's a future generation, and there's even a current generation of luminary rock stars out there who don't have the kind of visibility that, in the past, used to be able to make (that) happen," he said. "And that'll come in time." Comment on the report here.

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Video From Rolling Stones Desert Trip Opening Night Goes Online

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones headlined the opening night of the Desert Trip mega festival in Indio, CA this past Friday, October 7 and video from the show has surfaced.

The hit-filled 20-song set opened with the 1981 classic, "Start Me Up", and included the band's live debut cover of The Beatles' "Come Together", and the "Steel Wheels" single "Mixed Emotions",.

The show also included an updated rendition of the Eddie Taylor blues classic "Ride 'Em On Down," delivered live for the first time since 1962 with a studio version to be included on the group's forthcoming album "Blue & Lonesome."

The new classic rock festival - running October 7-9 and 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club - sees the Stones and Bob Dylan perform on Fridays, Paul McCartney and Neil Young on Saturdays, and Roger Waters and The Who on Sunday evenings. here.

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Korn Believe Sepultura's Roots Was A Blatant Rip-Off

(Metal Hammer) Jonathan Davis has recalled thinking that Sepultura's 1996 album Roots was a "blatant Korn rip-off." He says his younger self couldn't get his head around Max Cavalera and co's record at the time - but insists they were such an influence on him that he's now come to terms with the album and that "it's all good."

When asked if he's proud of the bands Korn have inspired in their 23-year career, Davis tells Metal Hammer: "Yeah. Slipknot were inspired by what we did, but they took it and did their own thing, which is f***ing amazing.

"One that I thought was a big compliment, but I also thought was f***ed up, was Sepultura's Roots album. That was just a blatant Korn rip-off, and I had it out with producer Ross Robinson about that, because he just took our sound and gave it to Sepultura.

"My young brain couldn't handle it. But they were one of our biggest influences, so I guess they get a pass. And that's a classic album, so it's all good."

Korn guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer adds: "Here's the thing - that was us trying to imitate them! When Sepultura released Chaos A.D. in 1993, that was a huge influence on us, and it's still one of my favorite records. Now I'm older, I can appreciate art inspiring art." here.

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Video Of Paul McCartney and Neil Young Desert Trip Jam Goes Online

(hennemusic) Neil Young joined Paul McCartney for a pair of Beatles classics at the Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA on Saturday, October 8th, a video of the jam has been posted online.

Following his set with Promise Of The Real, Young sat in with McCartney for the Sgt Pepper classic "A Day In The Life" and a snippet of John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance."

The later returned for a jam of The White Album track "Why Don't We Do It In The Road", a song McCartney has never performed live before. Check out front row shot fan filmed video here.

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Glenn Hughes Streams New Song 'My Town'

(hennemusic) Former Deep Purple icon Glenn Hughes has released a stream of his new track "My Town". The track comes from his forthcoming solo album "Resonate," which will be released on October 28th.

Hughes had the following to say about the song, "'My Town' can kind of mean something for everybody. I just feel really comfortable singing that song about where I live. Los Angeles is a make-or-break city.

"It's a town that can kill you. Like New York, you have to be ready to live on the streets and be a part of the streets. But I have been living here most of my life and this is my town." Read more and listen to the song here.

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Video Of Randy Blythe Fronting Eyehategod Goes Online

(Metal Hammer) Footage has been released showing Randy Blythe fronting Eyehategod. The Lamb Of God vocalist is filling in for Mike Williams, who's taken a step back from the band to deal with unspecified health issues. Blythe will sing with Eyehategod for a total of 11 US dates.

Video of Blythe performing New Orleans Is The New Vietnam with the band at Dante's Portland, Oregon, on October 7 can be viewed below, along with a second clip showing the final moments of the gig. The footage was captured by Doomed & Stoned and shared by the band.

The tour with Blythe runs through until October 16. After the Portland show, Blythe said on Instagram: "Great sold out show in Portland last night. Tonight in Santa Ana is sold out too. Bring on the warm weather." Watch the video here.

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Slipknot's Clown Releases 'Officer Downe' Film Trailer

(Metal Hammer) A trailer from Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan's film Officer Downe has been released. The movie is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, with the trailer following a short clip which was premiered in June this year.

Crahan directed the film which stars Sons Of Anarchy's Kim Coates who plays the lead character - a Los Angeles cop who is killed in the line of duty but repeatedly resurrected by the government to fight crime across the city.

The trailer shows gun-toting nuns and Officer Downe taking on sword-wielding gang members. here.

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Garbage Release 'Magnetized' Video

Garbage have released a new music video for their latest single "Magnetized". The track comes from the group's latest album 'Strange Little Birds'.

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson had the following to say about the Scott Stuckey directed video, "We made the video for Magnetized at Pancake Mountain Headquarters in Los Angeles with an incredibly gifted team under the madcap direction of my next door neighbor Scott Stuckey."

Manson then added this about the aim of the videos theme "We wanted to create an ode to the magic of science and the mysteries of love." Watch the clip here.

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Stevie Nicks Rocks 'Leather And Lace' For Late Night TV

(hennemusic) Stevie Nicks performed her 1981 hit, "Leather And Lace", on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden on October 6th and video of the performance has been posted online.

Prior to the Late Show performance, the Fleetwood Mac singer joined actors Taylor Lautner and Zach Galifianakis on the panel to discuss their various current projects, with Nicks promoting her latest release, "24 Karat Gold -Songs From the Vault", and an upcoming North American tour with The Pretenders that will begin in Phoenix, Arizona on October 25.

Nicks revealed that her last two albums were directly inspired by the Twilight series of films - especially 2009's "New Moon" - which featured Lautner.

"If it hadn't been for your movies," Nicks told the actor, "I've since made two records - In Your Dreams and 24 Karat Gold -- I would never have never made those albums because I was so staunch in my belief that it was over." Watch the video clips here.

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From Ashes To New Stream New Song 'The Last Time'

From Ashes To New have released a Spotify stream of their new digital single "The Last Time", which features a guest appearance from rapper and producer Deuce.

Frontman Matt Brandyberry had the following to say about the track, "'The Last Time' is a song about all the people who try to bring you down over and over again.

"It talks about finally making a stand and putting the naysayers in their place. Deuce's part of the song was first written as a heavy breakdown, but after talking with Deuce, we knew his feature was a great fit!"

North American fans can purchase the track at their favorite digital music retailer and it can also be streamed online here.

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Clutch Release La Curandera Compilation LP

For fans that missed the opportunity to purchase Clutch's limited edition pink vinyl version of the "La Curandera" compilation album, the band has now released it for wider release on black vinyl.

The original limited edition version was released back on September. 29, 2015 as part of RED's Ten Bands One Cause campaign for breast cancer awareness month.

Frontman Neil Fallon had this to say about the new black vinyl reissue. "The track listing features characters that can only be described as formidable female protagonists.

"And to put this project over the top we are lucky to have the cooperation of world renowned illustrator Becky Cloonan who created brand new artwork fitting this cause." Read more including the tracklisting here.

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Singled Out: Attraction To Tragedy's Trippin

Attraction To Tragedy are releasing their new album "Passion Over Fashion" this Friday (October 14th) and to celebrate we asked Jaiden Shay to tell us about the track "Trippin". Here is the story:

At the time I was listening to alot of Funeral For A Friend and Fightstar. So when I started writing what became Trippin I wanted to make something that had a similar vibe. It all started with that clean Stutterfly esque intro. Originally when I started the band at 16 the first songs we wrote sounded similar to this but because I couldn't really sing we decided to go more metal. This was the first song I had written in this style in years and it felt really pure and honest.

Typically when I write I just open my mouth and the words just seem to come out. Sometimes it works and sometimes I need to write down a line or two to start. This was one of the times where it all just seemed to come together. I wrote the bulk of it in about 2 and a half hours. Months later in the studio my producer Jim Fogarty called me into his "command center" for the sessions, studio B. He played me a re-arranged version of the Trippin demo. I was so attached to my version that I really wasn't into it but I said I'd listen to it some more back at my hotel. I listened to it once or twice more and I knew he was right.

One of my goals with this record, Passion Over Fashion, was to make something me in high school would want to listen to and with Trippin I feel like I accomplished that and then some.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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