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GENE SIMMONS's Mother Dies

Flóra "Florence" Klein, the mother of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, has died at the age of 93. Florence's passing was confirmed by Simmons's wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, who wrote on her Facebook page: "Rest in peace my dear Flora. The best grandma and mother in law I could ask for. You were loved and you ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is Working On 'Trilogy Project' For 2019 Release

Nikki Sixx is working on a "trilogy" project for a 2019 release. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist, who said last year that he was "unofficially retired" from touring, discussed his plans in an Instagram post. "Officially start working on a new album tomorrow as part of my trilogy project for 2019," he wrote. "Very excited to ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Joins Forces With MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS In DEADLAND RITUAL

Bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA) have joined forces in a new supergroup called DEADLAND RITUAL. DEADLAND RITUAL is scheduled to appear at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France next summer. The group will perform on ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Accuses Rapper TRAVIS SCOTT Of 'Ripping Off' His 360-Degree 'Crüecifly' Setup

Tommy Lee is apparently contemplating taking legal action against Travis Scott after finding out that the rapper's new stage design includes a roller coaster the drummer claims is too similar to the one he used on MÖTLEY CRÜE's last few tours between 2011 and 2015. Lee's grievances center around Scott's "Astroworld" tour, which features a ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: 'My Last White Light' Video

The official music video for the song "My Last White Light" from German/Dutch progressive metallers SACROSANCT, founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, can be seen below. The track is taken from SACROSANCT's fourth album, "Necropolis", which will be released on November 30 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The disc was engineered, mixed and ...

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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: 'Bitter' Video

The official video for the song "Bitter" from RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, can be seen below. The track is taken from RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", which was released on November 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Begin Recording New Album

LIMP BIZKIT is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its sixth studio album. Guitarist Wes Borland said in an Instragram post that the original plan was to start the follow-up to 2011's "Gold Cobra" last weekend, but wildfires in Southern California forced him and his bandmates to delay the process by a few ...

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DAVE GROHL Cooks Barbecue For Southern California Firefighters

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl visited the firefighters at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas, California on Monday night (November 12), where he cooked barbecue for the crew. The station's Instagram page stated: "It was awesome to get a visit tonight from Dave Grohl of the @foofighters. He also treated ...

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SEPULTURA's Official Documentary, 'Sepultura Endurance', To Receive U.K. Premiere This Weekend

SEPULTURA's official documentary, "Sepultura Endurance", will receive its U.K. premiere this Sunday, November 11 November in Dalston, London at the Rio Dalston Cinema. The "Sepultura Endurance" premiere is a part of U.K. music documentary festival Doc'n Roll, which is returning this year for its fifth edition — running a diverse program running from ...

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JAKE E. LEE Thinks OZZY OSBOURNE 'Wasn't Completely Sure' He Was Capable Of Replacing RANDY RHOADS

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with current former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS and current RED DRAGON CARTEL guitarist Jake E. Lee. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether RED DRAGON CARTEL's new album, "Patina", is comparable of BADLANDS: Jake: "I've been ...

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Ritual - SOULFLY

Like how the in-demand Samuel L. Jackson manifests everywhere in film and commercials, Max Cavalera appears to be hell-bent to grind out metal every waking second he has. If he's not on tour with his brother, Igor, resurrecting live full renditions of classic SEPULTURA albums, Max has CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and, of course, SOULFLY to churn ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: Lyric Video For New Song 'Only One God'

The official lyric video for the song "Only One God" from German/Dutch progressive metallers SACROSANCT, founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, can be seen below. The track is taken from SACROSANCT's fourth album, "Necropolis", which will be released on November 30 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The disc was engineered, mixed and mastered ...

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SOULFLY Announces 2019 North American Tour With KATAKLYSM

SOULFLY has announced its first tour in support of its upcoming album, "Ritual". The trek, which will take place next January/February, will feature support from KATAKLYSM, INCITE, CHAOSEUM, ALUKAH and SKINFLINT. Commented vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: "Fuck yeah! We’re finally getting ready to tour America and Canada! We have the almighty KATAKLYSM and thrash masters INCITE ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Teases 'Not Dead Yet' Video

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released a teaser for their music video for the song "Not Dead Yet". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Gravity", which was issued in June. The effort was made available through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer's Charity Show In Nashville To Feature MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Members

SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg is hosting a one-night-only covers show on October 16 at Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Buddies On The Beat, Weinberg's charity through Best Buddies Tennessee — a nonprofit that creates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with ...

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