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LUCIFER Releases Cover Of SCORPIONS' 'Evening Wind'

Heavy rockers LUCIFER have released their cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Evening Wind". The track was previously made available as the B-side of LUCIFER's seven-inch single "California Son" and as a bonus track of the Japanese edition of LUCIFER's new album, "Lucifer II". Comments singer Johanna Sadonis: "Since many have asked, we are happy ...

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Federal Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Copyright Case Over LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway to Heaven'

According to Variety, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Friday to overturn a jury's decision that LED ZEPPELIN's 1971 classic "Stairway To Heaven" was not a rip-off of the 1968 instrumental song "Taurus". Michael Skidmore, the trustee of "Taurus" songwriter Randy "California" Wolfe's estate, had brought the claims more than four decades after ...

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SKINLAB Signs With ART IS WAR RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterasn SKINLAB have inked a deal with Art Is War Records. The newly launched full-service label is providing artist services with physical and digital distribution in partnership with Amplified Distribution. SKINLAB is putting the finishing touches on its fifth studio album for a 2019 release. Lucas Joyner, CEO of Art ...

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Listen To Early Version Of METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' From '…And Justice For All' 30th-Anniversary Reissue

A "writing in progress" verson of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw", recorded in December 1987 in drummer Lars Ulrich's garage in El Cerrito, California can be heard below. The track will be included on the 30th-anniversary reissue of METALLICA's breakthrough fourth album "…And Justice For All", due on November 2 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. ...

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Listen To New UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Song 'Shockwave City'

"Shockwave City", a brand new song from UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wasteland", which is due to be released on October 12 via Rise Above Records. The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making ...

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Listen To Title Track Of New P.O.D. Album, 'Circles'

"Circles", the title track of the upcoming album from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be streamed below. The band's 10th studio disc will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell and Jordan Miller), who ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS have set "Victim Of The New Disease" as the title of their new album. The cover artwork for the follow-up to last year's "Madness" has been posted on the band's social media pages and can be seen below. More information about "Victim Of The New Disease", including the official release ...

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DAVE GROHL Describes Pre-Show Drinking Routine

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl described his pre-show drinking routine in a new interview with Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS, saying that he begins by taking three Advil an hour and a half before showtime — and then it all gets a little crazy from there. Grohl explained: ...

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Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal 2 - Various

Bob Nalbandian is a walking compendium of American metal, particularly conversant of the scene cultivated within his California habitat in the 1980s. His "Inside Metal" documentary series has become a go-to source on the subject of West Coast-birthed heavy metal. His recent work focuses upon the dawn of thrash from the Los Angeles and Bay ...

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DISTURBED Hits No. 1 At Rock Radio With 'Are You Ready'

Two-time Grammy-nominated rock band DISTURBED has hit No. 1 at rock radio with new single "Are You Ready", the band's 12th No. 1 single and the fastest chart-climber of its career, reaching the top spot in only six short weeks. "Are You Ready", which has close to 4 million Spotify streams and a companion video ...

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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'The Time Is Now'

"The Time Is Now", the new video from the California metalcore band ATREYU, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's seventh full-length album, "In Our Wake", which will be released on October 12 through Spinefarm. Following a hiatus post-"Congregation Of The Damned" in 2009, Alex Varkatzas (vocals), Brandon Saller (drums, vocals), ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Video Of Santander, Spain Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's September 21 performance at Escenario Santander in Santander, Spain can be seen below. Yngwie will take part in the 2018 edition of the "Generation Axe" tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. Beginning on November 7 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, the run ...

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NICK HOLMES On PARADISE LOST Returning To Its Gothic Doom Roots On 'Medusa': 'It's Like Putting On An Old Jacket'

Mark Uricheck of "The Rock Writer's Ramble" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Nick Holmes of British gothic doom pioneers PARADISE LOST. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he and lead guitarist/primary songwriter Greg Mackintosh still manage to "push ...

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ROB HALFORD Says JUDAS PRIEST Didn't Listen To Its Classic Albums While Making 'Firepower'

Max Volume of Reno's 105.7 KOZZ radio station recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "Firepower": Rob: "We're having the time of our lives right now with 'Firepower' ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Appear On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' This Monday

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Ace Frehley will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" this coming Monday, September 24. Ace will sit in with the official "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" house band, CLETO AND THE CLETONES. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT, 10:35 CDT on ABC. Frehley ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE: 'Your Salvation' Video Released

WESTFIELD MASSACRE has released another new song, "Your Salvation", from its forthcoming sophomore album, "Salvation". "Your Salvation" marks the third official single from the disc and is accompanied by a full-feature music video directed by Ron Underwood. The song and video are based on the band's real-life experiences of losing close friends and family members ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Says NEAL SCHON Is Considering 'Journey Through Time' Tour Next Year During Break From JOURNEY

Veteran drummer Deen Castronovo (THE DEAD DAISIES, JOURNEY, REVOLUTION SAINTS) recently spoke with "The Blaring Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with John Waite in BAD ENGLISH: Deen: "Professional, just very professional. He did what he was supposed to ...

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Watch BRANT BJORK's 'Chocolatize' Video

Brant Bjork has premiered a brand new music video for the track "Chocolatize", taken from his critically acclaimed 13th solo album, "Mankind Woman". Although this is indeed a Brant Bjork record, it is the first effort where Brant so closely collaborated with a producer and co-writer: his LOW DESERT PUNK BAND guitarist and friend Bubba ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: Heavy Metal Is 'Alive And Well'

In a brand new interview with the "DOMKcast", TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy was asked to weigh in on the current state of the heavy metal scene. He responded: "Metal is alive and well. There's too many records to even list of how many incredible bands there are. There is no shortage of incredible bands making ...

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