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In This Moment Guitarist Chris Howorth Discusses Upcoming Album + More

It’s no secret that In This Moment’s latest album, ‘Blood,’ has had massive success, and the reception to both the album and the live performances have made the band one of the most unique and interesting rock acts today. The music and production definitely won over ShipRockers as the band performed on the Norwegian Pearl for ShipRocked 2014 earlier this year. While on the cruise we spoke to guitarist Chris Howorth and in Part 1 of our interview he talked about memorable fan moments, the growth of the band and much more.

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Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul Talks ‘Blood for Blood’ Album, Band Brotherhood + Lineup Change

When history is revisited, this will be one of the key periods for Hellyeah. The band has undergone a lineup change, necessitated by their musical vision, and they've come out of the studio with the 'Blood for Blood' album, one of their most cohesive records to date.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Sevendust Members Discuss New Acoustic Album ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ + More

In Part 1 of our interview with Sevendust, singer Lajon Witherspoon, bassist Vince Hornsby and drummer Morgan Rose spoke about their latest experience on ShipRocked 2014 and their forthcoming acoustic tour. In Part 2 of our interview (watch above), the band talks about their upcoming acoustic album and more.

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Autumn Coma - 'The Ghost of Witness'
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Autumn Coma, ‘The Ghost of Witness’ — Exclusive Music Video Premiere + Interview

Autumn Coma, our Flint Town Throwdown Band of 2013, recently wrapped up recording a couple of tunes and are exclusively debuting one titled 'The Ghost of Witness' and its music video right here.

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Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless – ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

The Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen has led a life rarely out of the spotlight. She began her career at the age of two, working ever since to become a beloved actress and musician. Momsen dropped by our studio recently for to discuss the Pretty Reckless' upcoming album, 'Going to Hell,' but first, we've got a new episode of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' to share with you now.

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Dee Snider
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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Discusses New Christmas Project on ‘Loudwire Reloaded’

Every weekend, I host 'Loudwire Reloaded,' a two-hour radio show that features a countdown of the biggest rock songs in America, plus the winner of the Loudwire Reloaded Airplay Poll, a song selected by your votes at Loudwire.com. I also feature songs that are tied into the content here at Loudwire.com. This weekend (Dec. 14-15), hear a track from Loudwire's pick for the best rock album of 2013 and many more cool spotlight songs. Also on the show this weekend is my interview with Dee Snider.

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Billy Howerdel Talks New A Perfect Circle, ASHES dIVIDE Albums + Working on ‘Chinese Democracy’ [INTERVIEW]

Billy Howerdel has more than a few irons in the fire for 2014, including the forthcoming ASHES dIVIDE album and, hopefully, new A Perfect Circle material. That's why we're surprised he found time to talk to us about all of that and to recall working with Guns n' Roses on 'Chinese Democracy.' Get all that and more in our exclusive interview.

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Photo by Pamela Rodriguez
Photo by Pamela Rodriguez
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Local Band Spotlight: adrenachrome.

If the name adrenachrome. sounds familiar, that’s probably because the Lansing-based hard rockers have been together for almost two decades. The guys will bring their heavy-yet-melodic mix to the Machine Shop on Dec. 13 alongside GivenSix, Know Lyfe, Pralaya, All Ends Black and Deadringer, so I figured it would be a great time to profile them on the Banana site and get their story out!

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Rob Zombie
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Rob Zombie Talks ‘Great American Nightmare,’ Fascination With Charles Manson + More

Rob Zombie has been a busy guy these days, planning his upcoming 'Night of the Living Dreads' tour with Korn and designing and building his Halloween spectacular, Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, which is currently taking place at the FEARplex in Pomona, Calif. The gory and graphic attraction, which also features lots of music, will culminate on Nov. 1 and 2, when Zombie himself takes over as the headlining act. Loudwire was there to experience the show on opening night and as we wrote, it’s dazzling and mind-bending experience.

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Pop Evil Trivia at Dirt Fest 2013
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Pop Evil Answer Trivia Questions About Their Own Lyrics at Dirt Fest 2013 [VIDEO]

We imagine that bands get tired of answering the same old questions in every interview. So prior to Dirt Fest 2013, we came up with a bunch of trivia questions based on the lyrics of Pop Evil songs and played a little game with the band called Pop Evil Trivia. How well does the band know their own music? Guess you'll have to watch the video and find out.

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Photo by Anne Erickson
Photo by Anne Erickson
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Metallica’s Robert Trujillo + James Hetfield Talk Orion Music + More Festival at Press Conference

Metallica's Orion Music + More festival takes place at Detroit’s Belle Isle this coming weekend (June 8 + 9), and frontman James Hetfield and bass player Robert Trujillo are already in town, taking in the Motor City. Yesterday (June 6), the singer and bass player joined Kyle “Gumby” Gunter and Hiran Deraniyagala of Detroit-based metal band Battlecross and others at a press conference in advance of the event.

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Munky Head Interview - Korn ROTR
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Korn Guitarists Munky + Head Discuss New Album, ‘Secret’ Reunion + More

Korn fans have had a lot to be thankful for lately with Brian 'Head' Welch's return to the band after an eight-year break and news that that their "best album ever" is completed. We discussed those things and more with the band's guitarists, Munky and Head, in our exclusive interview with the duo at Rock on the Range.

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