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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM Wants To Cut Out Middleman So Artist Can Get Paid First

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum spoke to Yahoo! Finance about his latest venture: Artbit, a revolutionary distributed-ledger platform that allows both artists and fans to share and monetize artistic talent from anywhere across the globe. Founded by Sorum, Pablo Martins, Renan Monjon, Saulo Monjon and Jean-Philippe Innocent, Artbit was created on ...

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SLASH, JIMMY PAGE, KEITH RICHARDS Spotlighted in ERNIE BALL's New Campaign Celebrating 'The Colors Of Rock 'N' Roll'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is a "Purple" man. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page has been playing "Pinks" for years. THE ROLLING STONES' Keith Richards always goes for the "Green." We're talking about the iconic and exhilaratingly colorful packaging of Ernie Ball's Slinky guitar strings — each vibrantly designed pack representing a different string recipe/gauge. For ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GODSMACK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Set For This Year's MONTEBELLO ROCKFEST

PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GODSMACK and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS are among the scheduled performers at the 2018 edition of the Montebello Rockfest, set to take place June 14-16 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. Rockfest will celebrate its 13th anniversary with a back-to-roots edition featuring over 70 rock, metal, punk-rock, hardcore, and hip-hop acts. ...

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CREMATORY Calls Out 'Lazy' Fans For Not Buying Concert Tickets, Threatens To Split Unless CD Sales Improve

German gothic metallers CREMATORY have called out their "lazy" fans for not buying tickets to the band's upcoming tour and have threatened to break up the act unless "metalheads start honoring the value of real music and come back to" spending money on artists' physical product. CREMATORY will release its new album, "Oblivion", on April ...

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TOOL On New Album Recording Sessions: 'All Systems Are Go'

TOOL has released an official update on the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. The disc is being helmed by Joe Barresi, an acclaimed producer who has worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, VOLBEAT and SLIPKNOT, and who engineered and mixed TOOL's last LP, 2006's "10,000 Days". In a post on TOOL's web site and ...

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AEROSMITH, METALLICA, FOO FIGHTERS, JANE'S ADDICTION, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'Beyond The Beats' Book

A new book hitting shelves and kindles in April features exclusive interviews with the superstar drummers from the biggest bands in rock and metal, including Lars Ulrich of METALLICA, Joey Kramer of AEROSMITH, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS, Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Guitarist TOMMY CHURCH Quits

Guitarist Tommy Church has announced his departure from MUSHROOMHEAD. The musician, who had been with the band since 2012, released a statement last night in which he said: "It is with a heavy heart tonight I announce that I have left MUSHROOMHEAD. I will miss all the crazy, loyal and most amazing fans and family ...

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NEVERMORE's 'The Complete Collection': Unboxing Video

On March 9, Century Media Records will release "The Complete Collection" by NEVERMORE, an impressive 12-disc CD box set including all studio releases, the "Year Of The Voyager" live album as well as a disc of rarities. Limited to 2,000 copies, it also includes a numbered collector's certificate, an 80-page booklet (with lyrics, photos, liner ...

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MATT SORUM Plans To Record Album With KINGS OF CHAOS

Drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER) says that he wants to make an album with his all-star band KINGS OF CHAOS. Originally formed in 2012 as ROCK 'N' ROLL ALL STARS, KINGS OF CHAOS features a core lineup of members as well as a rotating cast of guest musicians, including well-known ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM Says His Forthcoming Autobiography Will Be 'The Juiciest Of The Juiciest Of The GN'R Books'

Drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER) recently guested on the "2 Hours With Matt Pinfield" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his plans to write an autobiography: Matt: "I'm writing [it] right now. When you write a ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Fourth Trailer For 'Resurrection' Album

The fourth trailer for "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, is available below. Due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast, the disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne ...

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SUPERJOINT Releases New Performance Video For 'The Alcoholik'

SUPERJOINT's new video for the song "The Alcoholik" can be seen below. The clip was shot by Mike Holderbeast in New Orleans, Lousiana during the band's 2017 tour. SUPERJOINT's latest album, "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application", was released in November 2017 via singer Philip Anselmo's Housecore record label. The disc was recorded at ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Announces 'Record Store Day' Limited-Edition 7-Inch Single

In advance of LED ZEPPELIN's 50th-anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will whet fan's appetites with their first ever release for Record Store Day on April 21. The limited edition seven-inch single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl. The single will feature two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked ...

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Is SMASHING PUMPKINS Tour Selling As Well As Expected?

According to The Pulse Of Radio, tickets for the upcoming SMASHING PUMPKINS tour featuring three-quarters of the original lineup are not selling as well as expected. While tickets have moved briskly in top markets like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, along with cities such as Duluth, Uncasville, Kansas City, and Austin, they're much slower ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Has 'Always Been On The Front Edge Of Technology'

"The Rockside Chronicles with Shawn Sixx" conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether caffeine is the new "drug of choice" for veteran rockers: David: "It's been ...

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ANTHRAX Cancels European Tour Plans

According to the Facebook page of the IN FLAMES-curated Borgholm Brinner festival, ANTHRAX has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer "due to scheduling conflicts." The bandmembers "sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon," ANTHRAX says in a statement. ANTHRAX was one of several acts scheduled to ...

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