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DANKO JONES Begins Recording New Album

According to multiple Instagram posts made by the band, Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has entered The Farm Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia to record a new album with producer Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, TESTAMENT, THE MELVINS), presumably for release later this year. DANKO JONES's eighth studio album, "Wild Cat", came ...

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METALLICA To Receive Prestigious Swedish Award POLAR MUSIC PRIZE

METALLICA will be honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize. The San Francisco Bay Area heavy metal giants have been chosen as one of the 2018 recipients of Sweden's biggest music award. The announcement was made Wednesday (February 14) morning at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the Polar Music Prize award committee. ...

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POISON Announces U.S. Tour With CHEAP TRICK, POP EVIL

Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the "Poison…Nothin' But A Good Time 2018" tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on its trek across the U.S. this summer. The tour is set to ...

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DEE SNIDER Completes Recording JAMEY JASTA-Produced Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has finished laying down the final vocal tracks for his upcoming solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is being produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, will tentatively feature contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Announces Farewell Tour

After a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums, southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD will embark on their final "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour" presented by SiriusXM. The first leg of the career-concluding tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off Friday, May ...

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TOOL Is 'Looking To Go Into The Studio' Very Soon

TOOL drummer Danny Carey spoke to Ireland's Overdrive about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" album. "It's all coming together really well," he said. "We'll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully we'll have ...

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SACRED REICH Parts Ways With Drummer GREG HALL

Greg Hall has announced his departure from SACRED REICH. The drummer revealed his split with the veteran Arizona thrashers in a post on his personal Facebook page. He wrote: "So... I want you all to hear this directly from me. I am no longer the drummer for SACRED REICH. I was (rather abruptly and by ...

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Watch Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Perform Cover Of NEIL YOUNG's 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performed yesterday (Friday, January 12) at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth, Florida. You can watch video footage of their rendition of the Neil Young classic "Rockin' In The Free World" below. Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a ...

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Legendary Rock Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dead At 61

Legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides passed away early this morning (Sunday, January 7) after reportedly being taken ill at the start of the year. According to his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides, Chris was battling pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death. He was 61 years old. The British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Mourns Mother's Death

Marguerite Snider, the the 86-year old mother of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, passed away on January 2, more than two months after she was hit by a car. Snider announced his mother's death on Twitter, writing: "Since so many people continue to ask about my mom's health on social media, I have no choice ...

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DROWNING POOL Is Working On 'Monumental' Seventh Studio Album

Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2016 album "Hellelujah". Guitarist C.J. Pierce told the 97.1 The Eagle radio station in a brand new interview (see video below): "We're working on new songs right now, which is awesome. We're working on tunes for the next record. We ...

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Official LED ZEPPELIN Illustrated Book Coming In 2018

In 2018, LED ZEPPELIN will celebrate 50 years since the band's formation by collaborating with London's Reel Art Press on an official illustrated book. More details will be made available soon. Jimmy Page said in a recent interview that previously unheard and unreleased LED ZEPPELIN material will see the light of day in 2018. The ...

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JIMMY PAGE Says Previously Unheard LED ZEPPELIN Product Will Arrive In Time For Band's 50th Anniversary

Jimmy Page says that previously unheard LED ZEPPELIN material will be released next year to coincide with the band's 50th anniversary. In a new 50-minute video interview for the Academy Of Achievement, Page was asked about ZEPPELIN hitting the half-century mark, and he said: "There'll be LED ZEPPELIN product coming out, for sure, that people ...

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TIMES OF GRACE Feat. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Members: Drum Tracking For Second Album Begins

TIMES OF GRACE, the collaborative project featuring KILLSWITCH ENGAGE members Jesse Leach (vocals) and Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar), has entered Signature Sound studio in San Diego, California to begin recording material for its second album, tentatively due next year. Sitting behind the drum kit during the sessions is Dan Gluszak, who previously played drums for TIMES ...

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