Founding YES Bassist CHRIS SQUIRE Diagnosed With Leukemia

Founding YES bassist Chris Squire has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia called acute erythroid leukemia. As a result, he will be forced to miss the group's tour this summer for the first time to receive medical treatment in Phoenix, where he resides. He will be temporarily replaced by Billy Sherwood, who played guitar ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Dismisses Criticism Over OPETH's Musical Direction

Lady Obscure recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. Asked for his opinion about some OPETH fans' position that Mikael should have started a side project under a new name instead of taking the band completely away from the death metal-tinged sounds ...

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Video: SCOTT WEILAND Performs At ROCK ON THE RANGE Festival

Video footage of SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS performing at this year's Rock On The Range festival, which was held May 15-17 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, Ohio, can be seen below. Weiland blamed the poor deliver of the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS classic "Vasoline" at a show in Texas last month on ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Trailer For 'Praise Abort' Video

The official trailer for "Praise Abort", the first video from LINDEMANN, the new project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), is available below. The full clip will make its online debut on May 28. "Praise Abort" is taken from LINDEMANN's debut album, "Skills ...

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ROSETTA To Release 'Quintessential Ephemera' Album In June

Philadelphia's ROSETTA will release its new album, "Quintessential Ephemera", on June 22 with "pay-as-you-wish pricing" directly from the band's Bandcamp page. Formed in 2003, ROSETTA's first two full-lengths, 2005's "The Galilean Satellites" and 2007's "Wake/Lift", pulled together elements from '90s hardcore, drone, doom, and atmospheric sludge metal. Influenced as much by the minimal ...

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