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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turns 56 On Saturday

METALLICA singer/guitarist James Hetfield turns 56 years old on Saturday (August 3). Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named Virgil and a singer named Cynthia. Hetfield's parents were Christian Scientists and strongly disapproved of the use of any kind of medicine or medical treatments, even when Cynthia ...

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DEEP PURPLE, VANILLA FUDGE Featured On 'Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood' Soundtrack

The soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino's heavily anticipated music-laden film "Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood" was announced today. The soundtrack will release globally through Columbia Records on July 26 in line with the nationwide film release. Personally curated by Tarantino himself, the soundtrack is a love letter to the music of 1960s-era Hollywood. The "Once ...

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Will AC/DC Announce 2019/2020 Tour Dates Next Week?

According to Topeka, Kansas rock radio station V100, AC/DC will announce the details of its 2019-2020 world tour on Wednesday, July 17. So far, there has been no corroboration from an official source about the timeline of a possible tour announcement, with the station adding on its web site: "Obviously, we're talking about ...

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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Is Making Music With EAGLES' JOE WALSH

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has been making music with EAGLES guitarist Joe Walsh. One day after the EAGLES' sold-out June 23 show at London, England's Wembley Stadium, Joe took to his Instagram to post a photo of him with Johnson, writing in an accompanying caption: "Great day making music with my old pal Brian today ...

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BAD RELIGION Announces Summer 2019 North American Tour

Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band BAD RELIGION has announced a North American headlining tour in support of its latest album, "Age Of Unreason". One leg of the trek will also feature THE LAWRENCE ARMS, while another will include DAVE HAUSE + THE MERMAID. Also announced were two New York City shows with reunited Boston ...

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DINO CAZARES Has No Information To Share About New FEAR FACTORY Album

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares says that he has no information to share regarding a possible release for the band's already-completed new album, tentatively titled "Monolith". Cazares was asked about the status of FEAR FACTORY's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP during a brand new interview with "The Metal Command" radio show. ...

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LARS ULRICH Looks Back On METALLICA's First-Ever Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich celebrated the 37th anniversary of the band's first-ever concert by sharing the only photo he could find of the drum kit he used at the show, plus the setlist and his diary entry from that day. The concert took place on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California — ...

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TANK Reimagines Classic Songs On 'Re-Ignition' Album

Veteran British metallers TANK will release their new album, "Re-Ignition", on April 26 via Cleopatra Records (Rubicon Music in Japan). The LP is a tribute to the early days of TANK and features 11 classic TANK songs chosen from the first four albums which were originally released in the early '80s: "Filth Hounds Of Hades", ...

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BURTON C. BELL Reveals New FEAR FACTORY Album Title, Cover Art

FEAR FACTORY has set "Monolith" as the title of its long-awaited new album, tentatively due later this year. The effort, which will once again be made available via Nuclear Blast, will mark the Californian band's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP. The news of FEAR FACTORY's album title was broken by singer ...

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AC/DC Singer BRIAN JOHNSON Photographed With Wife In Florida

Author and concert promoter Daniel Hartwell has posted a brand new photo of AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and his wife Brenda Johnson. In the picture, which can be seen below, Brian is holding a copy of Hartwell's fictional novel "Saint John Lennon", co-written with Roseanne Bottone. Daniel wrote in a caption accompanying the photo: "Its ...

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