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STATIC-X Explains Decision To Enlist Mask-Wearing Touring Vocalist

STATIC-X has explained its decision to enlist a vocalist who will wear a mask in the likeness of late frontman Wayne Static during the band's upcoming reunion tour. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER and support from ...

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RUSH To Be Featured In ABC's 'Schooled'

Canadian rock legends RUSH will be in the national spotlight on ABC-TV's hit comedy "Schooled" on Wednesday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. In this all-new episode, character Johnny Atkins, who always wears a RUSH concert T-shirt, shows his love for the band in a new way. In "Schooled", Johnny is working at William Penn Academy ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Veteran Cleveland, Ohio metallers MUSHROOMHEAD have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. MUSHROOMHEAD is one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for its stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative group has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push ...

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SLASH's Ex-Wife Auctioning Items From Their Marriage

Perla Hudson, the ex-wife of GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, is selling off exotic and erotic items from their 14 years of marriage. The collection comes directly from their personal possessions and ranges in date from the early 1980s when he was still a struggling musician on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood to the late ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Postpones All 2019 Tour Dates

Ozzy Osbourne has announced the postponement of all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The BLACK SABBATH singer fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required ...

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SCOTT STAPP Doesn't Pay Attention To Critics

CREED frontman Scott Stapp says that he doesn't pay attention to his critics. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter and vocalist, who will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records, made the decision nearly two decades ago to dismiss the disparaging reviews that have become par for the course ...

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NORTHTALE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

NORTHTALE, the new Swedish-American power metal band featuring guitarist Bill Hudson (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, I AM MORBID, ex-U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER), vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-TWILIGHT FORCE), and drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-W.A.S.P.) — has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The group, which is completed by bassist Mikael Planefeldt and keyboardist Jimmy Pitts, will release its debut ...

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SLAYER Looks Back On 37 Years: Episode 7 Released

Over SLAYER's career, the band has made available to its fans some pretty cool swag, from an ugly Christmas sweater to BMX's "Cradle to Grave" four-bike collection, a SLAYER Snow Globe where blood-red particles fall, a series of Vans footwear including one with blood-splatters, the SLAYER Pinball Rocks app, the Rockhard limited-edition biker helmet, and ...

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THE DARKNESS To Release 'Easter Is Cancelled' Album In October

British rockers THE DARKNESS will release a new studio album, "Easter Is Cancelled", on October 4 via via Cooking Vinyl. Frontman Justin Hawkins said about the follow-up to 2017's "Pinewood Smile": "We live in dark times. As power-hungry clowns cast a shadow of despair across this land, our people cower in tumbledown hovels. The birds ...

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FOZZY Signs With SONY MUSIC

FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — has inked a new record deal with Sony Music. The group's last three albums — 2012's "Sin And Bones", 2014's "Do You Wanna Start A War" and 2017's "Judas" — were released through Century Media. Jericho announced FOZZY's ...

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DISTURBED To Perform In Israel For First Time In July

DISTURBED will perform in Israel for the first time this summer. The American hard rock act, whose lead singer, David Draiman, is of Jewish heritage, promoted its Israeli live debut in a video message in Hebrew. Draiman said: "Shalom, we are DISTURBED and we will be at Rishon Lezion's Live Park on July 2nd." Although ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Rules Out Another 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel: 'There's Many Reasons Why Not To Do It'

Michael Wilton says that there are no plans for QUEENSRŸCHE to release another sequel to the band's 1988 masterpiece "Operation: Mindcrime". The original "Operation: Mindcrime" album weaved themes of religion, drug abuse and underground, radical politics and was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in August 1991. By contrast, 2006's "Operation: ...

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TOOL Updates Logo, Sends Fans Into Frenzy

TOOL has uploaded a new Facebook image consisting of the band's logo with the addition of the Roman numerals for 2019. Some fans have taken the image to confirm that TOOL will put its long-awaited new studio album out this year, although no announcement regarding an official release date has yet been made. The latest ...

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FOREIGNER's KELLY HANSEN On Performing With Original Members: 'Everyone Had A Great Attitude'

FOREIGNER's "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts last fall saw the band's original members take the stage with the current members. Singer Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, guitarist/saxophonist Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills joined guitarist Mick Jones and the rest of FOREIGNER's present-day lineup — Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel ...

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SHANNON LARKIN: Why GODSMACK Wanted To Tour With VOLBEAT

GODSMACK will embark on a headlining tour across North America with special guests VOLBEAT later this month. The Massachusetts rockers wrapped up a co-headlining trek with SHINEDOWN over the summer and a European tour with LIKE A STORM earlier this year. Asked why GODSMACK wanted to tour with VOLBEAT, drummer Shannon Larkin told

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ALL THAT REMAINS: 'Everything's Wrong' Video Released

"Everything's Wrong", the new video from ALL THAT REMAINS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Victim Of The New Disease", which was released last November. Singer Phil Labonte said: "We're super excited to share this video with everyone. Everyone in ATR really feels like the video captured the ...

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