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Leader Singers, original or new

It seems like everywhere you turn these days bands are replacing their lead singers for new ones, especially in the rock world, of course this is nothing new but in my opinion nothing is as goo das the original vocalist for example, Queensryche without Geoff Tate isn't truly Queensryche, another older example of this is when Rob Halford was replaced in Judas Priest, now I'm not saying that these replacements were bad vocalists it just isn't the same, when I go to a show I want to hear the guy who made me like the song in the first place, of course with that being said I certainly need to throw a couple of examples out that where improvements if not equals and those were of course Iron Maiden when they replaced Paul Dianno with Bruce Dickinson or when Van Halen replaced David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar (we won't mention Gary Cheron, Yikes...

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News
Crowd at concert
Melinda Nagy

Are concerts becoming too expensive?

In this part of the world in which we live have the average concert prices become too much for the average blue collar individual to afford or is it something else...

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cheering
Rolf Brenner

To Festival or Not: Are Rock Festivals Worth the Money These Days?

With the high cost of concerts these days, rock festivals are quickly becoming not only the best alternative to see all of your favorite bands in one location either over one day or in some cases four days, but they are quickly becoming family destination spots with many generations coming together for one huge event...

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Austin John Winkler (Formerly of Hinder) Talks to KBAT (AUDIO)

I had a chance to talk to the former lead vocalist of Hinder, Austin John Winkler about his current solo EP, "Love Sick Radio" just recently released and his sobriety.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Scott Stapp of the Band Creed Talks with Muttley

I had a chance to talk with Scott Stapp of Creed this afternoon about his new album, the future of Creed and his publicized health issue and his new album Proof of Life and the tour...

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Category: Audio, Rock, Rock News
Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica Share Cover and Sample Pages From New ‘Master of Puppets’ Book

The members of Metallica are offering fans a sneak peek at Back to the Front, the upcoming book that promises to provide "a fully authorized visual history" of their Master of Puppets album.

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Jesse Grant / Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Jesse Grant / Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Slash + Duff McKagan Officially Join Axl Rose in Guns N’ Roses Coachella Lineup

It's now been officially confirmed that Slash and Duff McKagan will join Axl Rose in the Guns N' Roses lineup that will be playing Coachella.

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Facebook: Metallica
Facebook: Metallica

Metallica Project Manager Thomas Ayad Died at Le Bataclan Attack in Paris

During the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris, Metallica project manager and friend of the band, Thomas Ayad, lost his life at Le Bataclan.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

KBAT Playlist – November 2015 Top Songs (VIDEOS)

It's a new month and here are the new songs you'll be hearing on KBAT!

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Shinedown - September 2015 Playlist
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

KBAT Playlist – September 2015 Top Songs (VIDEOS)

It's a new month and here are the new songs you'll be hearing on KBAT!

Check out the videos for the songs we're playing this month and if you find one you like, you can buy it in the list below...

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