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Former AMON AMARTH Drummer Slams JOHAN HEGG For 'Hypocritical' Comments About Music-Streaming Payouts

Ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson says that it's "hypocritical" of singer Johan Hegg to complain about payouts from music-streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. In a recent interview with Australia's Wall Of Sound, the AMON AMARTH frontman said that the music-streaming companies "are not paying the artists nearly enough." He added that "one of ...

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CARMINE APPICE Praises CLUTCH's Cover Of CACTUS's 'Evil'

Carmine Appice says that he is "very proud" to see CLUTCH recording a cover version of the CACTUS classic "Evil". On March 27, CLUTCH posted a short video from the studio in which the bandmembers could be seen laying down their rendition of "Evil". They wrote in an accompanying caption: "Back in the studio recording ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Nailed' His Role As Cop In TED BUNDY Movie

Actor Zac Efron has praised METALLICA frontman James Hetfield's performance in the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which premieres on Netflix and in select theaters this Friday (May 3). The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Los Angeles-based metal act EDGE OF PARADISE. Formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011, EDGE OF PARADISE debuted on the scene a few months later with "Mask", an album of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, which was warmly received by critics ...

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BLOODBATH Guitarist JOAKIM KARLSSON Quits

Joakim Karlsson has left the death metal supergroup BLOODBATH. The guitarist announced his departure via statement posted on the band's Facebook page earlier today. He wrote: "I am putting away my BLOODBATH vest for good. "To be honest, I've never really considered myself a guitarist — at least not a particularly good one — just ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Singer PHIL MCCORMACK Dies

Phil McCormack, the frontman for rock band MOLLY HATCHET, has died. No official cause of death has yet been revealed, but the 102.7 WSNR radio station has reported that it "looks like a heart attack." He was 58 years old. MOLLY HATCHET issued a statement on McCormack's passing earlier today, saying: "It is with great ...

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Former NIRVANA Manager Dismisses KURT COBAIN Murder Theories

According to The Pulse Of Radio, former NIRVANA manager Danny Goldberg was asked at a signing session in Los Angeles for his new book, "Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain", for his thoughts on the conspiracy theory that Courtney Love had her husband, NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, murdered and made to look like a suicide. ...

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There Are Now Officially Two Different Versions Of CRO-MAGS

CRO-MAGS members John Joseph and Mackie Jayson have reached an agreement with their former bandmate Harley Flanagan over the rights to the group's name. Going forward, Joseph and Jayson will perform as CRO-MAGS JM while Flanagan will get to use the CRO-MAGS name for his own version of the band. The news of the settlement ...

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Former MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, LIZZY BORDEN Members To Take Part In 'From Classical To Rock' Benefit Concert

"From Classical To Rock" has once again joined forces with the non-profit Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) to present an intimate star-studded concert benefiting local schools. Set to take place on May 11 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, the event will bring aspiring high school musicians from local high schools, together with rock stars ...

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DAVE GROHL Busks In Seattle With BRANDI CARLILE (Video)

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile delivered a surprise performance on Saturday (April 20) in Seattle, playing a brief set that included a rendition of THE BEATLES' "Let It Be". The musicians reportedly busked for 15 to 20 minutes in the city's Pike Place Market, ...

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PERRY FARRELL Calls Attorney General WILLIAM BARR A 'Scoundrel' And A 'Wretched Individual'

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has called Attorney General William Barr a "scoundrel" and a "wretched individual." On Thursday (April 18), Farrell tweeted a photo showing Barr with a hand-drawn moustache and wearing glasses with one lens blacked out. He wrote in an accompanying message: "Promised I wouldn't watch the morning's news for a while, ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Says Musicians And Athletes Have Right To Speak Out On Issues They Are Passionate About

Duff McKagan says that musicians and athletes should have the right to speak out on political or social issues, adding that they are perfectly justified in using their platform to voice their opinions on things they feel passionate about. The GUNS N' ROSES bassist made his comments while speaking to SiriusXM's "Debatable" about the inspiration ...

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