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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
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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 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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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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AIC Sean Kinney Interview ROTR 2013
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Sean Kinney Says the ‘Door Never Closes’ On Alice in Chains [INTERVIEW]

Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney sat down with us for an exclusive interview at Rock on the Range and discussed at length his thoughts on the fans that want nothing to do with the current lineup of the band. If you were a fan of any incarnation of AIC, this interview is a must see.

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Slash On Velvet Revolver, Kings of Chaos Project + Cinematic Origin of ‘Anastasia’ [INTERVIEW]

There’s no doubt Slash is one of the greatest hard rock guitarists of all time. From his work in the ‘80s with Guns N’ Roses to Velvet Revolver to his current, solo project, Slash’s guitar lines and solos carry a course, high-octane voice, packed with raw emotion, speed and technical know-how.

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Ben Cornish Isn’t Leonardo DiCaprio, But He Plays Him in ‘Scary Movie 5′ [INTERVIEW]

Under a random set of circumstances, we ended up chatting with actor Ben Cornish today about his role in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and his portrayal of Leonardo DiCaprio's character from 'Inception' in 'Scary Movie 5.'

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David Draiman Talks Disturbed Hiatus and Device’s ‘Accidental’ Inception [INTERVIEW]

David Draiman called in to chat with Tony LaBrie about everything from the reason behind Disturbed's hiatus, to the "accidental" creation of his new band Device and their upcoming show at The Machine Shop in Flint -- get the full interview here.

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Devour the Day’s Joey Chicago Talks Demise of Egypt Central, Premieres New Song ‘Good Man’ [INTERVIEW]

Joey Chicago of Devour the Day gave us the scoop on his new band that rose from the ashes of Egypt Central and premiered their first single, 'Good Man,' in an exclusive interview with Tony LaBrie earlier -- hear both the song and interview here.

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Anne Erickson of Upon Wings and Banana 101.5 Talks About ‘Afterlife’ [INTERVIEW]

Our very own Anne Erickson has been gaining national attention with her band Upon Wings and the single 'Afterlife.' We caught up with Anne to talk about her recent success, music video and more -- get the interview here.

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