Def Leppard’s Phil Collen: Spotify as Bad as Napster

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen says that music streaming service Spotify is an exploitative enterprise which is just as bad as Napster.

Def Leppard music isn’t available on Spotify or other streaming services. Phil loves what Taylor Swift has done and says he has a friend who is a songwriter, and has had song that got over a million plays on Spotify and he only received $18-$19.

 

Bruce Dickinson Had Golf Ball Sized Tumor

Iron Maiden’s frontman Bruce Dickinson says he is recovering after his treatment for tumors on his tongue and expects to be singing again soon.

When he was asked how big the tumor was, Dickinson said: “I had two, actually. One was three and a half centimeters — the size of a golf ball. And the other one was two and a half centimeters, and getting a bit bigger.And that was the only symptom — I had a lump in my neck, and that was the second one. So I went to the doc, and they went, ‘Oh, that’s a bit weird.’ [They] took a scan of it, had a look, had a poke around, and went, ‘You have head and neck cancer.’ So I went, ‘That’s a bit of a blow’ But you get on with it. You crack on and you get on with it. So… that was it.”

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Corey Taylor will start working on a new Stone Sour album soon

Corey Taylor’s “thing”, outside of Slipknot, is Stone Sour. They have two more covers EPs in the works following this spring’s “Meanwhile In Burbank…”

Taylor said that his attention next year will turn toward an all-new Stone Sour set:

“2016, I’ll probably wrap up touring with SLIPKNOT, you know, around — like somewhere around this summer or whatever, and I’ll take five minutes off and we’ll start working on a new Stone Sour album.”

Disturbed Expected To Announce End of Hiatus

UPDATE:
Here is the new video from Disturbed for “The Vengeful One”

Disturbed is expected to announce that their nearly four year hiatus is over. The band has a countdown on their website that will hit zero at 8 am Eastern Time today.

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Screen Capture of Disturbed’s Official Website

Disturbed revealed an updated logo and posted three videos on social media of their mascot, “The Guy” awakening from a deep sleep.

The announcement is expected to include their first new music since 2010 and some details for their upcoming CD.

Disturbed has been on hiatus since fall of 2011 and released their last album “Asylum” in 2010.

Justin Bieber Slammed For Metallica Shirt

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Justin Bieber posted a photo over the weekend of himself wearing a Metallica shirt… which led to him being abused about it for the next 2 days.

One Instagram user wrote: “Take that shirt off you don’t deserve it.” Another said: “U r a disgrace to metallica.”

In 2013, the members of Metallica were asked if they were “Beliebers” — fans of Justin Bieber. FrontmanJames Hetfield replied, “Are we Beliebers? Yes.”

Lars Ulrich said: “Is it possible to have respect for him without being a Belieber? I think the kid’s really talented. I admire that and I think he’s super talented, so I guess I am kind of a Belieber.”

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HERE’S THE NEW SLAYER SONG “REPENTLESS”

Slayer has released the title track to their newest album that is due on Sept. 11. This is now the third song they have released early, along with ““>Implode” and “>”When The Stillness Comes.”

Kerry King has called “Repentless” Slayer’s official “HanneAnthem” in tribute of the thrash icon. “I should write something about how I think Jeff looked at the world, because he looked at the world exactly how Slayer looked at the world,” King told Read the rest of his comments here.

IRON MAIDEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER

Iron Maiden have announced their new album The Book of Souls will be out September 4. Earlier this year, they announced they would hold off on releasing their newest album while Bruce Dickinson undergoes treatment for a cancerous tumor. Now that he has received treatment and has received the “all clear” from doctors, they are eyeing a September release for their new double album.

The Book Of Souls – coming September 4th. IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Book Of Souls will be…

Posted by Iron Maiden on Thursday, 18 June 2015