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ROLLING STONE Magazine Launches Music Charts

What does it mean to be popular? That's a question that music fans and music makers alike have asked for ages — but recently with more urgency than ever before, as listening patterns in the digital age shift and splinter. There are now dozens of ways to tally listeners' music consumption, and streaming services have ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Says Death Metal Is One Of The Most Exciting Genres In Music Today

Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with frontman Jeff Becerra of Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED at this year's Rock Hard Festival in Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he expected such positive feedback to the band's "Revelations Of Oblivion" comeback studio album: ...

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CONCEPTION Announces First European Tour In More Than Two Decades

Reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, have announced a European headlining tour for spring 2020. It will be the band's first run of European shows since 1997. Guitarist Tore Østby states: "With the overwhelming response we've received from fans, and with these last shows under our ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS To Release 'Wanderers' Album In August

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release a new album, titled "Wanderers", on August 30 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "Wanderers" "offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey across the untamed seas along a powerful path towards self-discovery. It's armed with amazing duets by Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli and is one of the ...

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Inside AEROSMITH Museum In Las Vegas (Video)

America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band AEROSMITH kicked off the second leg of its critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, "Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild", on June 19, and to celebrate, they are allowing fans access to their museum showcasing incredible items they've collected over their nearly 50 years together. Initially only accessible to VIP ticket ...

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GWAR To Unveil Memorial Marker For DAVE BROCKIE

GWAR will unveil a monument to the band's co-founder and longtime leader Dave Brockie on Friday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. in Richmond, Virginia's famed Hollywood Cemetery (412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA). All are invited to the unveiling, and to a free party the next day, August 31, at the GWARbar (217 W Clay ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Doesn't Feel Like Doing SUPERJOINT Anymore, Wants KIRK WINDSTEIN For DOWN's 'Nola' Celebration

Philip Anselmo says that he wants Kirk Windstein involved in a hypothetical 25th-anniversary celebration of DOWN's classic debut album. A founding member of DOWN, Windstein left the band in 2013 in order to focus on CROWBAR and his family life. He was replaced by Bobby Landgraf, DOWN's former guitar tech who was previously in GAHDZILLA ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'I've Always Thought Of KISS As My Band'

Prior to KISS's performance at the Finnish festival Rockfest on June 9, singer/guitarist Paul Stanley spoke with Kaaos TV. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing in cities on KISS's current farewell tour that he may never visit again: Paul: "How should I ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Gets Reimagined As Universal Monsters In New Funko POP! Line Of Figures

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has reimagined METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett as two Universal Monsters: Frankenstein's Monster and The Creature From The Black Lagoon. The two limited figures, which are the first in the new "The Kirk Hammett Collection," will be made available starting July ...

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VOLBEAT's ROB CAGGIANO Joins JACKSON Family

Jackson has welcomed VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano to its family of signature artists. Throughout summer 2019, sharp-eyed fans will see the Bronx-born guitarist putting prototypes of his distinctive new Jackson model through their paces at SLIPKNOT's "Knotfest Roadshow" with GOJIRA and BEHEMOTH as well as VOLBEAT's upcoming "Rewind, Replay, Rebound" world tour, which will kick ...

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CRO-MAGS Are Back With 'Don't Give In' EP

The CRO-MAGS, the seminal hardcore punk crossover New York City outfit, founded and fronted by Harley Flanagan, has signed with Arising Empire for Europe and Victory Records for the U.S. A new EP, "Don't Give In", has just been released on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are also available for the limited seven-inch EP vinyls coming ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's 'Oh My God'

The official music video for the song "Oh My God" from HELLYEAH can be seen below. The clip was directed by William "Wombat" Felch and second DP Sebastien Paquet. "Oh My God" is taken fromHELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which will be released on September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc contains the ...

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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE Slam TRUMP Over 'Unauthorized' Use Of 'Crazy Train'

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have slammed President Donald Trump for his unauthorized use of "Crazy Train" in a Twitter video mocking the 2020 Democratic primary candidates. The video, which Trump posted Thursday morning, includes doctored footage of the technical difficulties that marred Wednesday's first Democratic primary combined with the Ozzy song, dry ice effects and ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To DAVE PICKERELL, Introduces ROB DIETRICH In New Video For 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA recently welcomed Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller of the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob will oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened American Whiskey. Dietrich joins the Blackened team following the tragic passing of his ...

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OBITUARY To Tour North America With ABBATH

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY will embark on a North American headlining tour in the fall. Support on the 24-date trek will come from ABBATH, MIDNIGHT and DEVIL MASTER. The tour will kick off on September 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and end on October 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets will go on sale on ...

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BLACK SABBATH Exhibition Opens In Birmingham (Video)

A major exhibition dedicated to BLACK SABBATH and the band's legacy has just opened at the Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery in Birmingham, England. The "Home Of Metal: Black Sabbath At 50" exhibition, which will run to September 29, celebrates BLACK SABBATH from the perspective of the group's fans and includes key costumes loaned by ...

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