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BILLY CORGAN Named New President Of IMPACT VENTURES

Impact Ventures, the parent company of TNA Wrestling and Impact Wrestling, today announced the appointment of Billy Corgan as its new president. Current president Dixie Carter becomes chairman and chief strategy officer of Impact. As president, Billy Corgan will be responsible for leading day-to-day operations for Impact and its affiliated brands. As chairman, Carter will ...

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COREY BEAULIEU Explains TRIVIUM Drummer Changes

"Le Tour Du Metal" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TRIVIUM's frequent drummer changes: Corey: "Well, ever since the first time, when we replaced Travis [Smith], everything's always ...

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TRIVIUM Releases Performance Video For 'Dead And Gone' Song

"Dead And Gone", the new performance video from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's "Silence In The Snow" album, which was released on October 2, 2015 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to 2013's "Vengeance Falls" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (SLASH, ALTER BRIDGE, THE AMITY AFFLICTION) and ...

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Read KIRK HAMMETT's Foreword To 'German Metal Machine: Scorpions In The '70s' Book

Few rock bands were as successful as the SCORPIONS by the mid-eighties — headlining arenas/stadiums worldwide, scoring two mega-selling albums (the platinum-certified "Blackout" and the triple-platinum-certified "Love At First Sting") and two hit singles/videos ("No One Like You" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane"). But what quite a few newcomers to the band didn't realize ...

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SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SLAYER, DISTURBED, KORN Set For LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Following a 2015 sellout, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1-2, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region's culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. SLIPKNOT and AVENGED SEVENFOLD top a ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Responds To Record-Company Lawsuit

In response to a recent lawsuit filed against the members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH by their label, Prospect Park LLC, the band has released the following statement: "Desperate people do desperate things. "We are saddened, but not surprised by the recent lawsuit filed by Prospect Park, LLC against the members of FIVE FINGER DEATH ...

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AKERCOCKE Is Back

After a five-year break during which individual members pursued other projects, three founding members of AKERCOCKEJason Mendonca, Paul Scanlan and David Gray — have returned to their original purpose; to create new, exciting and innovative music. Complemented by the addition of bass player Nathaniel Underwood, AKERCOCKE is presently producing its sixth studio album, ...

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Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'Dead And Gone'

"Dead And Gone", the new video from Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "Silence In The Snow", which was released on October 2, 2015 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to 2013's "Vengeance Falls" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (SLASH, ALTER BRIDGE, THE AMITY AFFLICTION) ...

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DEE SNIDER Discusses Documentary About TWISTED SISTER's Early Days On 'Good Day LA' (Video)

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider discussed the band's movie, "We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!", during an appearance this past Monday, February 15 on "Good Day LA", the morning television news and entertainment program airing on KTTV, a Fox owned-and-operated television station in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch the interview below. "We Are Twisted ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce 'In Plainsong' Spring 2016 Tour Dates

Building on their fans' demands for more of last year's brief, but critically acclaimed "In Plainsong" tour, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS return to the road this spring to bring the "Acoustic-Electro Evening" across the country for a full run of classic North American theaters. Last year's shows sold out in a matter of minutes, and the ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer Says ROBB FLYNN And PHILIP ANSELMO Are Both 'Dumbass Self-Centered Blowhards'

Former MACHINE HEAD drummer Chris Kontos has slammed Robb Flynn and Philip Anselmo in the aftermath of last week's incident when the ex-PANTERA singer made a "white power" gesture onstage at a concert. Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 22 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California in honor ...

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TRIVIUM: PAUL WANDTKE Drum-Cam Footage From U.S. Tour

New TRIVIUM drummer Paul Wandtke made his live debut with the band on December 5, 2015 at Knotfest in Mexico. Drum-cam footage of Wandtke performing live TRIVIUM during the band's latest U.S. tour can be seen below. Wandtke previously drummed for the hit musical "Rock Of Ages" and sat behind the kit for KILL HANNAH ...

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MOTT THE HOOPLE Drummer DALE GRIFFIN Dead At 67

Dale Griffin, the drummer and co-founder of the British glam-rock band MOTT THE HOOPLE, has died at the age of 67 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He passed away in his sleep on Sunday night, said Peter Purnell from Dale's record label Angel Air. Born in Ross-on Wye, Herefordshire, Griffin attended Ross Grammar ...

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