ROCKET Interviews Bruce Corbitt

Legendary RIGOR MORTIS/WARBEAST vocalist, Bruce Corbitt, passed away in early 2019, and leaves behind a legion of fans who are going to miss his unmistakable voice and undeniable passion for Heavy Metal music. TMD’s creator/editor, Randy “Rocket” Cody, interviewed Bruce Corbitt prior to the debut Warbeast album being released via Philip Anselmo’s label Housecore Records in 2010. It would be Corbitt’s first official music release in 22 years, and his excitement for getting back into the game was child-like and totally inspirational.

ROCKET: What were the feelings you had after initially finding out Philip Anselmo was going to sign WARBEAST to his label Housecore Records?

BRUCE: Oh man, what a phone call that was for me. One of those moments that you will never forget...

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ROCKET Interviewed By The Romania Journal

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Randy “Rocket” Cody of THE METAL DEN has been interviewed by The Romania Journal. He discusses his Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington independent death investigations… and the revelations are staggering!!!

Who is Randy Cody? And why only you so serious about this very dark and confusing “Chris Cornell Case?”

I am rock music journalist. I own and operate my own website called, which is currently read in over 100 countries and is considered one of the premiere spots on the web for hard rock and heavy metal news, reviews and interviews. Over the past 2 months, on Twitter social site alone I have earned over 6 million impressions. ‘Earned’ means I did not have to pay any advertising dollars to reach that massive amount of people...

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Q&A With James Hetfield: “NO” To More Gaga!

The frontman for METALLICA has apparently had enough of the entire METALLIGA joke that has become his band’s achilles heel since the infamous ‘mic fail’ incident that plagued their much hyped Grammys collaboration with the queen of pop. James Hetfield recently answered some questions from journalist Claudio Vergara of the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, conducted before METALLICA’s April 1 appearance at Lollapalooza Chile in Santiago. Although Hetfield admits that Lady Gaga’s “energy was very, very exciting”… when also asked if he would want to collaborate with Lady Gaga again, he responded: “No. But even just talking with her, being around her, her energy was very, very exciting. She has lots of ideas, and she likes to push the boundaries like we do. So it was a good fit.”


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Lemmy Kilmister – The Final Interview

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Freddy Villano of posted the following interview on Dec 23, 2015.

When MOTÖRHEAD first started popping out albums in the late ’70s, it probably seemed implausible that the band would be around 40 years and 22 albums later. And yet, here they are. According to Lemmy—who embodies the sex, drugs, and rock & roll ethos more honestly than anyone alive besides Keith Richards—Motörhead’s career is defined by “sheer, dogged, pig-nosed fucking persistence and refusal to listen to the evidence.”

Lemmy was born Ian Fraiser Kilmister on December 24, 1945. Though it has never been confirmed nor denied, legend has it that the nickname “Lemmy” came from the phrase, “Lemme (lend me) a quid until Friday,” because of his habit of borrowing money...

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Interview With METALLICA Drummer Lars Ulrich

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The A.V. Club spoke to METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich about the 2017 Grammys, his band’s performance with Lady Gaga, and what a constantly shifting music industry means for Ulrich and his group. This interview was conducted two days after the Grammy awards show. A lot of speculation has begun about a potential collaboration between two of popular music’s biggest superstars, with Ulrich himself going on the record to other media outlets around the time of this Q&A, making it known he has indeed invited Gaga to join the band out on tour as their new co-lead singer, when her hectic schedule permits. No official word has come out from the band’s camp if Gaga will make another live appearance with the legendary metal act when they tour America.

The A.V...

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Nick Menza’s Final Interview

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The late drumming legend who died on the stage from heart failure at the age of 51 in 2016 discussed with The Wave NW – in what is believed to be his final interview ever – the difference between the “raw energy” when MEGADETH recorded albums in the studio live compared to the way they get made today. Here are a few excerpts from the discussion:

Nick: “We rehearsed Rust In Peace for a year, then we went into the studio and we cut it live. There’s no click track on that record – it’s really raw and has a lot of energy. Rust In Peace is the milestone album, because it’s not using the click, it’s about being tight. You’ve got to go into the studio and be prepared.

The next record, Countdown To Extinction, is done to click and it’s overdubbed...

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ROCKET Interviews Drummer Joey Gonzalez


Drummer Joey Gonzalez has developed into one of the hottest drummers in the metal scene today, lending his talents to heavy hitting bands like WARBEAST, HANK III, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, and SUPERJOINT. The latter group has now unleashed a new studio album entitled “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” via Housecore Records. The album is a masterpiece clinic in hardcore, punk and metal mixed into one violent concoction that will certainly leave the heavy music fiend foaming at the mouth begging for more.

The Metal Den’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted a phone interview recently with drummer Joey Gonzalez.


ROCKET: Where were you born and raised?

JOEY: I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.

ROCKET: Are you the only professional musician in your family?


JOEY: Ma...

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Philip H. Anselmo’s First Longform Interview Since Dimebash


Like so many huge mistakes, this one was made in Hollywood. Phil Anselmo was in town for the Dimebash, an annual benefit concert held to commemorate the life and music of Anselmo’s former Pantera bandmate “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, who was gunned down onstage 12 years ago in Columbus, OH. By many accounts, emotions were running high—this was, after all, a tribute to a massively talented and beloved musician who was murdered while doing what he loved—and the booze was flowing freely. But it was all for a good cause: Proceeds from the show would go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund...

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ROCKET Interviews Jimmy Bower

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Jimmy Bower is a founding member of several of the most important metal bands over the past three decades, including EYEHATEGOD, DOWN and SUPERJOINT RITUAL – now just SUPERJOINT due to legal reasons. This year on November 11th the latter act will finally release their highly anticipated third full length album entitled “Caught Up in the Gears of Application” via Housecore Records, which is owned and operated by none other than the group’s legendary lead vocalist, and Bower’s fellow DOWN cohort, Philip H. Anselmo (Ex-PANTERA). The heavy punk sound that was heard on the first two albums is very evident on the debut single, “Sociopathic Herd Dillusion”, that was recently released.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted a phone interview with guitarist and drummer Jimmy Bower f...

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ROCKET Interviews Guitarist Bill Lonero

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Instrumental rock guitarist Bill Lonero and his band, LONERO, gave birth to ‘Guitarcore’ with their first release entitled Relentless in 2007. Undoubtedly influenced by six-string heroes Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, and Joe Satriani, he is pushing the limits in both songwriting and shredding. Today on August 2nd, the guitar virtuoso and his rocking group have released The Defiant Machine studio album, the follow up to 2011’s J.F.L. – and they have certainly produced a fantastic collection of songs.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody recently conducted an email interview with guitarist Bill Lonero of LONERO band for his loyal Den Headz around the globe.


ROCKET: How’s life been treating you?

LONERO: Fantastic!! No complaints here...

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