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SUZI QUATRO Releases 'No Soul/No Control' Video

American rock queen Suzi Quatro has released the official music video for the song "No Soul/No Control". The track is taken from her forthcoming studio album, "No Control". The clip was filmed at the Peppermint Pavillion and the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and was directed by Frank Suffert. Suzi says about the new ...

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KANSAS To Enter Studio In August

Progressive rock group KANSAS will enter the studio in August to begin work on its new album for a 2020 release. The band's first new studio LP in 16 years, "The Prelude Implicit", arrived in 2016. It followed the 2014 departure of singer Steve Walsh, who had fronted KANSAS for all but a few years ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On New Solo Album: 'It's Not A Rock Record'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan says that his upcoming solo album will consist of "observational songs" that find him "pointing out out some things" that he has noticed over the course of the last few years of touring. McKagan began recording the album back in March 2018 with producer Shooter Jennings. The two worked ...

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RAMMSTEIN Is Finalizing Mix For New Album

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are putting the finishing touches on their first studio album since 2009's "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da". Tentatively due this spring, the effort is being mixed at a Santa Monica, California studio with Rich Costey, an American producer who has previously worked with MUSE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and FRANZ FERDINAND, ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: 'I Couldn't Take Another Member Leaving The Band Anymore'

Rock Hard Slovakia conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen prior to the band's November 13 concert at Incheba Expo Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing older, lesser-known NIGHTWISH songs during the band's 2018 "Decades" tour: Tuomas: "I think nostalgic ...

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SUZI QUATRO: 'No Control' Album Due In March

Even in the highly adrenaline-fuelled music business, it's rare to find a bundle of energy on par with Suzi Quatro. The American rock vocalist has successfully worked as a musician for more than fifty years, delivering with unbridled energy her greatest hits such as "Can The Can", "48 Crash", "Devil Gate Drive", "If You Can't ...

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Original DISMEMBER Lineup To Perform At SCANDINAVIA DEATHFEST 2019

The original lineup of the 1990s Swedish death metal band DISMEMBER has reunited and will perform at the Scandinavia Deathfest 2019 festival, set to take place October 11-12 at the Kraken Sthlm and Slaktkyrkan venues in Stockholm, Sweden. DISMEMBER's lineup for the concert will be as follows: Matti Kärki - Vocals David Blomqvist - Lead ...

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SUZI QUATRO Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

American rock queen Suzi Quatro has been in the music business for more than 50 years, delivering her greatest hits such as "Can The Can", "48 Crash", "If You Can't Give Me Love", "She's In Love With You" and "Devil Gate Drive" with unbridled energy, mixing them with her current material. March 29 will see ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Release Five Music Videos From New Album

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have completed work on their long-awaited new album for a tentative April release. The follow-up to 2009's "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da" was mixed at a Los Angeles studio beginning with Rich Costey, an American producer who has previously worked with MUSE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and FRANZ FERDINAND, among others. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Record New Album In The Fall

British extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH will tentatively enter the studio in the fall of 2019 to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay" is expected to arrive sometime in 2020. CRADLE OF FILTH revealed its recording plans in a new Facebook message recapping its activities ...

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Albuquerque's Metalhead Mayor Dons PANTERA Christmas Sweater For Bill-Signing Ceremony

Albuquerque, New Mexico's mayor Tim Keller donned a PANTERA Christmas sweater for this past Thursday's (December 27) signing of a bill granting family paid parental leave to city employees. The legislation made Albuquerque the first city in New Mexico to extend paid parental leave benefits to its municipal workforce. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Keller ...

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RAMMSTEIN's New Album Could Arrive In April

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are tentatively scheduled to release their long-awaited new album in April 2019. The follow-up to 2009's "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da" is being mixed at a Los Angeles studio with Rich Costey, an American producer who has previously worked with MUSE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and FRANZ FERDINAND, among others. RAMMSTEIN ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist: 'Rock Is Dead'

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the fact that his band is still holding the blowtorch high for theatrical rock and roll at a time when rock performances can be pretty stripped down and straightforward. "We're just doing what we like," he said. "But there's just nothing to ...

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