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DEVILDRIVER To Perform COAL CHAMBER Material On Tour With STATIC-X

DEVILDRIVER's upcoming co-headlining tour with STATIC-X will see the Dez Fafara-fronted outfit performing material from COAL CHAMBER, the band that put him on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the group's 1997 debut. COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue ...

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GENE SIMMONS Is 'Heartbroken' Over Mother's Death

Gene Simmons says that he is "heartbroken" over the death of his mother, who passed away at the age of 93. The KISS bassist/vocalist took to his Instagram to share a picture of him as a boy with his mom, and paid tribute to the person that raised him as a single mother in Israel. ...

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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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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It's Great That The Young People Are Wearing Our Shirts And Listening To Our Songs'

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "intimacy" of his current "Basstory" tour: David: "That seems to be the comment we get — it's such a different concept, it's such a different thing. In ...

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STATIC-X Bassist Says 'Project Regeneration' Is 'The Send-Off WAYNE STATIC Deserves'

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos has addressed "questions and misinformation surrounding the dynamics" of his relationship with the band's frontman Wayne Static, particularly in the years prior to Wayne's tragic passing in 2014. Static founded STATIC-X in 1994 and achieved commercial success with the band's 1999 debut, "Wisconsin Death Trip", which included the rock radio hit ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'I'm Blessed With An Audience That Is Open To Everything I Do'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with former THE GATHERING and current VUUR frontwoman Anneke Van Giersbergen about her forthcoming "Symphonized" orchestral album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "Symphonized", which features material across her career ...

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Watch LARS ULRICH's 90-Year-Old Father In Improvised Performance In Denmark

Torben Ulrich, the 90-year-old father of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, joined Søren Kjærgaard (piano) and Kresten Osgood (drums, pocket trumpet) for an improvised set of experimental music on October 25 at Jyderup Højskole in Denmark. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. The Danish musician, filmmaker and former tennis pro and Kjærgaard have made three ...

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New STATIC-X Album, 'Project Regeneration', Featuring WAYNE STATIC's Final Vocal Performances, To Arrive In 2019

STATIC-X is back! Featuring the band's original lineup introduced on their 1999 platinum-selling debut full-length album, "Wisconsin Death Trip", bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay have joined forces once again to release a new album, "Project Regeneration". Due in the spring of 2019, the effort will be released in conjunction with ...

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Listen To New UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Song 'Shockwave City'

"Shockwave City", a brand new song from UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wasteland", which is due to be released on October 12 via Rise Above Records. The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making ...

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SLIPKNOT Puts Out Mystery Music Video Casting Call

SLIPKNOT has put out a casting call for a new music video, inviting fans to a shoot in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5. The message was captioned "Slipknot 20th Anniversary," presumably referring to the 20th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album, which arrived in 1999. Fans wanting to participate in ...

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Listen To New UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Song 'Stranger Tonight'

"Stranger Tonight", a brand new song from UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wasteland", which is due to be released on October 12 via Rise Above Records. The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making ...

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Outlaws 'Til The End - DEVILDRIVER

In spite of DEVILDRIVER's 15-plus years of existence, during which time the collective has been far more productive in terms of creativity compared to frontman Dez Fafara's previous, notable nu-metal band COAL CHAMBER, some people forever link the vocalist with his former project more than anything. What's clear is that the two projects are vastly ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Speaks Out Against Use Of Prescription Drugs To Treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has spoken out against the use of medication to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, saying that prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin "pushing kids to the most fucking darkest place possible." The former COAL CHAMBER singer, who has previously described himself as a "really bad" sufferer of ADHD, opened ...

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UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS To Release 'Wasteland' Album In October

The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making extraordinary music since 2009. Now they return with their fifth full-length album. 47 minutes of vital, audacious and frequently bewildering heavy psychedelia, it bears the title "Wasteland" and is instantly recognizable as Starrs's most immersive and evocative body of ...

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VINNIE PAUL: Official Cause Of Death Revealed

Vinnie Paul Abbott's cause of death has been revealed. The 54-year-old PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer died of dilated cardiomyopathy — an enlarged heart — as well as severe coronary artery disease, a heart condition. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told TMZ he died of natural causes. Dilated cardiomyopathy results in is a chronic ...

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DEZ FAFARA Says COAL CHAMBER 'Is Not Coming Back'

Dez Fafara says that COAL CHAMBER "is not coming back." The group that put Fafara on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the band's 1997 debut, COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other musical projects. They reunited in 2011 ...

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'What Is Metal' To DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA?

Terry Stevens of the Rock 94.7 radio station conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara at this year's Rock USA festival, which was held this past weekend in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. Asked "what is metal" to Dez Fafara, he responded: "I think it's gotta have attitude, it's gotta ...

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REDEMPTION: 'Someone Else's Problem' Video Released

The official music video for the song "Someone Else's Problem" from REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Long Night's Journey Into Day", which will be released on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman On Becoming Sober: 'I'd Like To Live Long, I'd Like To Live Healthy'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has further explained the rationale behind their forthcoming "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol.1" full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems. The disc, which is due July 6 via Napalm Records, is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have ...

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REDEMPTION To Release 'Long Night's Journey Into Day' Album In July

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, will release its seventh full-length album, "Long Night's Journey Into Day", on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, AMARANTHE, DORO). The follow-up to 2016's "The Art Of Loss", which Van Dyk counts amongst REDEMPTION's ...

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Omni - ANGRA

Brazilian prog metal masters ANGRA has maintained a solid if grossly unheralded presence for many years, leading to wonder how it hasn't been muttered in the same breath as the genre's elite, through the band is frequently compared to DREAM THEATER. This band is elite, however, and at times better, let the debate machine grind. ...

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