<a href="/artists/nickelback" target="_blank"><strong>Nickelback</strong></a> sat down for an exclusive fans-only interview shortly before the release of their latest album, <em>Here and Now</em>, back in November. In this short clip, they talk about their songwriting and recording process, whether songs emerge as favorites during the sessions, and the cat that took up residence in the studio.<br /><br />
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<br /><br />To see a much longer version of this interview, <a href="http://hereandnow.pushexp.com/welcome" target="_blank">verify your CD or digital album purchase at this link</a>!<br /><br /><em>Here and Now</em> is available now; <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NF2UE6/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=roadrurecord-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B005NF2UE6&utm_source=roadrunner&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=nickelback%2Binterview%2B20120106" target="_blank">click here to get it</a>!.
<strong>Howard Jones</strong> has posted a message on <strong><a href="/artists/killswitchengage" target="_blank">Killswitch Engage</a></strong>'s Facebook page explaining the reasons behind his departure from the group, announced earlier this week. The message reads as follows:<br /><br />"Message From <strong>Howard</strong>: Well, I guess I will shed a little light without going too deep.
<a href="/artists/slipknot" target="_blank"><strong>Slipknot</strong></a> and <a href="/artists/stonesour" target="_blank"><strong>Stone Sour</strong></a> guitarist <strong>Jim Root</strong> will be launching a signature amplifier at this year's NAMM conference in Los Angeles on January 21. The Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head is modelled after the dirty channel on the same amp that <strong>Root </strong>plays in the studio and on the road: the Orange Rockerverb 100.