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New Wave - POWERMAN 5000

Spider One has always had a vision of living a rock 'n' roll life outside the shadow of his uber-famous older brother, Rob Zombie. Not that either has claimed sibling rivalry, but Spider One himself will tell you there was a fear factor after his band, POWERMAN 5000, hit platinum with 1999's "Tonight the Stars ...

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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: METALLICA Came Up From Los Angeles To San Francisco To Emulate What EXODUS Was Doing

EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza was interviewed on a recent installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about EXODUS's influence on the early thrash metal scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zetro said: "I started [the pre-TESTAMENT ...

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Former TROUBLE Vocalist ERIC WAGNER: 'Working On New Music Is One Of The Only Things That Gets Me High Anymore'

Legendary vocalist Eric Wagner (BLACKFINGER, THE SKULL, ex-TROUBLE) was recently interviewed by Danko Jones on "The Official Danko Jones Podcast". The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how a phone call from Dave Grohl restarted his career after he left TROUBLE originally: Eric: "I had a ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Defends OZZFEST's Lawsuit Against OZY FEST

Sharon Osbourne has defended Ozzfest's decision to file a lawsuit against the organizers of the interactive outdoor festival OZY Fest. It was reported last month that Ozzy Osbourne's long-running festival had sued the people behind OZY Fest, claiming that the New York City event and its logo were confusing music fans. During a recent edition ...

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DEE SNIDER's Voice 'Is Up There With' ROB HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON And RONNIE JAMES DIO, Says JAMEY JASTA

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is currently in the studio working on a new solo album, which is being produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta. The as-yet-untitled disc will feature contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM OF SORROW), and ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Announce 'CalJam18'

FOO FIGHTERS have confirmed that they will headline and curate the eagerly anticipated second incarnation of the rock 'n' roll marathon that LA Weekly hailed as "a celebration of music and life," the Los Angeles Times cited as a reminder to fans "why they come to music festivals: to feel connection and catharsis," and Forbes ...

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LOU GRAMM Says There May Be More Original FOREIGNER Reunion Shows In 2018

Lou Gramm says that "it was great" to perform with fellow original FOREIGNER members this past summer. Gramm (vocals), Dennis Elliott (drums), Al Greenwood (keyboards), Ian McDonald (multi-instrumentalist) and FOREIGNER's second bassist, Rick Wills, rejoined FOREIGNER's founder Mick Jones (guitar) on stage for a two-night special event on October 6 and October 7 at the ...

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FOO FIGHTERS: Nearly Three Quarters Of A Million Tickets Sold For 'Concrete And Gold' North American Tour

As its 2017 U.S. leg resumes with tonight's sold out show in Madison, Wisconsin, FOO FIGHTERS' "Concrete And Gold" tour is fast approaching 750,000 tickets sold in North America alone. Since kicking off October 7 with the band's triumphant headline set before some 30,000-plus true rock believers at its own CalJam 17 festival, the domestic ...

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PEARL JAM, GUNS N' ROSES And SCREAMING TREES Members Return With New LEVEE WALKERS Single

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready and SCREAMING TREES/MAD SEASON drummer Barrett Martin have returned with two new songs for their side project, LEVEE WALKERS. Check out the track "All Things Fade Away" below. The new two-song single ("All Things Fade Away" and "Madness") was helmed by Grammy-nominated producer and ...

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STRIFE To Release 'Live At The Troubadour' In November

Los Angeles hardcore quintet STRIFE will release a special "Live At The Troubadour" DVD and album through WAR Records on Record Store Day. A trailer for the set can be seen below. Recorded live at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 2005, STRIFE's "Live At The Troubadour" showcases the band at ...

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Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Calls THE CHOPHOUSE BAND 'A Fun, Joyful Vehicle To Get Our Ya-Ya's Out'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted spoke to Florida's InJupiter magazine about his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND. Named after his four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, the group began in 1992 when Newsted founded The Chophouse Records Studio in San Francisco. Following the success of METALLICA's 1991 ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Announce 2018 North American Tour

With newly minted memories of their Cal Jam 17 triumph still fresh in the eyes and ears of thirty-thousand-plus true rock believers, and with "Concrete And Gold" (Roswell/RCA) still riding high in the charts worldwide since its international No. 1 debut, FOO FIGHTERS have announced the next phase of the "Concrete And Gold" global domination ...

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OZZFEST Vs. OZY FEST

According to TMZ, Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest has filed a lawsuit against the organizers of the interactive outdoor festival OZY Fest, claiming that the New York City event and its logo were confusing music fans. OZY Fest, billed last year as OZY Fusion Fest, returned to Central Park's Rumsey Playfield this past July, featuring ...

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STAIND's AARON LEWIS Says More Gun Control Legislation Would Not Have Stopped Las Vegas Massacre

Aaron Lewis says that more gun control legislation would not have stopped a horrific massacre like that in Las Vegas from happening. A gunman opened fire on October 1 from thirty-second floor the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino during the Route 91 Harvest festival, killing fifty-eight people and wounding five hundred others. The gunman, identified ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Releases 'Cult Leader' Video

The official video for POWERMAN 5000's new song "Cult Leader" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "New Wave", which will be released on October 27 via Pavement Entertainment. "Cult Leader" pumps up the propaganda with the ultimate theme song for the Follow Me Age. The song also makes ...

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New FOREIGNER Musical, 'Jukebox Hero', To Premiere In Summer 2018

Annerin Theatricals and FOREIGNER announced today that, as part of FOREIGNER's fortieth-anniversary celebration, they are creating a brand-new musical titled "Jukebox Hero". Based on the screenplay written by the prolific writing duo, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, responsible for films "The Commitments" and "Across The Universe", and "The Tracey Ullman TV Show", "Jukebox Hero" ...

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Watch FOREIGNER Reunite With Original Members At Michigan Concerts

Original FOREIGNER members Lou Gramm (vocals), Dennis Elliott (drums), Al Greenwood (keyboards), Ian McDonald (multi-instrumentalist) and FOREIGNER's second bassist, Rick Wills, rejoined the band's founder Mick Jones (guitar) on stage for a two-night special event on October 6 and October 7 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Michigan for the ultimate toast to ...

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THE OFFSPRING To Release New Album In 2018

THE OFFSPRING is planning to release a new studio album in 2018. Singer Dexter Holland and guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman spoke about the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By" during an interview at last month's Rock In Rio festival in Brazil. Asked if it's true that THE OFFSPRING will make new music available ...

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The Rise of Chaos - ACCEPT

One of metal's most enduring tropes is devastation. While much of this horror and calamity is figuratively conveyed through bombastic, guitar and drum-driven textures, metal historically tends to hold an ugly reflection against what's happening in the world. Two notable past metal classics were released during the first Bush administration, particularly its affiliated desert conflicts ...

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