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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Understands Why Certain Artists Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen says that he understands why certain rock and pop artists rely on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE: 'I Believe In Socialism'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has described himself as a "libertarian" who believes in socialism. The Seattle-based singer, who has pursued a solo career since exiting QUEENSRŸCHE seven years ago, discussed his political persuasion during a new interview with Greece's "TV War". He said: "Some people, like I'll do an interview, and they'll ask me ...

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UNDERØATH Releases 'Bloodlust' Music Video

Grammy-nominated six-piece UNDERØATH has dropped the video for "Bloodlust". The song appears on the band's latest album, "Erase Me", out now via Fearless Records. "For 'Bloodlust', which picks up where 'ihateit' left off, [singer] Spencer [Chamberlain] and I were chained to a pole for three hours with a stranger, who was the actress," said drummer ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Unearths Rare KISS Promotional Item He Previously Thought Was Lost In Hurricane Irene

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has unearthed a rare KISS promotional item that he previously thought was destroyed in Hurricane Irene. The KISS mirror, which was apparently released to promote the bandmembers 1978 solo albums, was locked away in storage after Bach's Lincroft, New Jersey home was severely damaged in massive flooding from the ...

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JASON BECKER To Undergo Operation To Drain Abscess In His Lung

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, will undergo an operation to drain the abscess in his lung on March 21. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, this "should be an outpatient procedure, if all goes well. He is off the antibiotics for now ...

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BUCKCHERRY: 'Warpaint' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Warpaint", the latest album from Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY, can be seen below. Released on March 8 via Century Media/RED Music, the 12-song disc, featuring 11 new BUCKCHERRY songs along with a cover of the NINE INCH NAILS classic "Head Like A Hole", was produced by Mike Plotnikoff, whose last collaboration with ...

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KAMELOT: Lyric Video For 'Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)" from KAMELOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Shadow Theory", which was released in April 2018 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Haven" was helmed by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob ...

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Listen To New WHITESNAKE Song 'Trouble Is Your Middle Name'

"Trouble Is Your Middle Name", a brand new song from WHITESNAKE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a ...

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Death Metal Fans Are 'Nice People'

According to BBC News, the song "Eaten" from the death metal supergroup BLOODBATH was used in a psychological test by Macquarie University's music lab. The university concluded that neither the cannibalism-themed track — nor the gruesome lyrics of others of the genre — inspire violence. Thirty-two self-declared fans of death metal or heavy ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Use Wah-Wah Pedal Live For First Time: 'I've Been Apprehensive Of Using One For Obvious Reasons'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine will use a wah-wah pedal live for the first time during tonight's (Tuesday, March 12) "Experience Hendrix" concert at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustaine revealed his plan in an Instagram video message earlier today. He said (see below): "Tonight's gonna be the first time I'm ever gonna use a wah-wah ...

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MIKE TRAMP On His 2008 Attempt To Resurrect WHITE LION Without VITO BRATTA: 'It Was Just A Moment Of Weakness'

Ex-WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp says that he has apologized to Vito Bratta for trying to resurrect his former band without his onetime songwriting partner and bandmate. The Danish-born singer hasn't played with Bratta since WHITE LION performed its last concert in Boston in September 1991. In the 28 years since WHITE LION broke up, ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Says DEADLAND RITUAL Will Perform BLACK SABBATH, VELVET REVOLVER And BILLY IDOL Songs

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring 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), will perform several songs from BLACK SABBATH, VELVET REVOLVER and Billy Idol on its upcoming tour. Asked by Billboard in a new ...

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