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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Play Rare Acoustic Concert For Charity In Norwood, Massachusetts (Video)

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS played a rare acoustic concert last night (Friday, December 14) at the Norwood Space Center in Norwood, Massachusetts. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "jimmy shine" and "shawnbrennan1"). All proceeds from the evening benefited Music Drives Us, a charity founded by Ernie Boch, Jr. ...

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OPETH Frontman Says Fans Can't 'Dictate' Group's Musical Direction: 'We Just Do What We Want To Do'

OPETH vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke with Owais "Vitek" Nabi of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he's been enjoying OPETH's apparent time off: Mikael: "I don't think, in retrospect, that I took so much time off, because we went off tour ...

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ATREYU-Branded Beer Has Arrived

Orange County, California rockers ATREYU have teamed up local brewery Noble Ale Works to create "Atreyu Superhero DIPA With Orange Zest". Led by Citra and El Dorado, this hazy DIPA gives soft notes of lychee, tropical fruit, and butterfly kisses, while bright California navel oranges keep the party going. On December 16, at noon EST, ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist's 'Anesthetic' Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH Members

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled "Anesthetic" on March 1, 2019 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. The disc's first single, "The Truth Is Dead", featuring guest vocals by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, can be streamed below. "Anesthetic" was made alongside ...

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IN FLAMES To Release 'I, The Mask' Album In March; Listen To New Songs '(This Is Our) House' And 'I Am Above'

Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES will release their thirteenth studio album, titled "I, The Mask", on March 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). Pre-orders for the album will begin January 11 offering "I Am Above" and "(This Is Our) House" as instant downloads. The 12-track album ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH And BREAKING BENJAMIN Donate $60,000 From U.S. Fall Arena Tour To Charity Organizations

This past Tuesday (December 11), FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN wrapped the fall arena portion of the biggest North American co-headlining rock tour of 2018. The bands announced today they have chosen to donate a portion of their ticket sales this fall to two charity organizations close to their hearts. FIVE FINGER DEATH ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist MARK MORTON To Release 'Anesthetic' Solo Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled "Anesthetic" in 2019. The disc will feature guest appearances by a number of musicians, including late LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington, LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz. The first single from "Anesthetic", a song called "The Truth ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOOL, THE PRODIGY, GHOST Set For CHICAGO OPEN AIR

This spring brings another must-see event from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, Chicago Open Air presents a massive stadium show with headlining sets from chart-topping acts including SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOOL, THE PRODIGY and GHOST, plus more appearances from today's biggest hard ...

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SHINEDOWN To Play Intimate Run Of Shows In May

SHINEDOWN has announced "An Evening With Shinedown" live dates — an intimate, limited run of shows kicking off May 6 in New Orleans. These nine special shows will offer fans an exclusive, up-close-and-personal live experience amidst the 2019 "Attention Attention" world tour, which will see SHINEDOWN pack arenas backed by its biggest, most eye-popping production ...

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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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HATEBREED Announces 25th-Anniversary Tour For Spring 2019

HATEBREED remains one of the most relevant and impactful acts in the hard rock and metal scenes. The Connecticut band will celebrate 25 years of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics across eight albums and consistently sold-out shows in 2019. The band, which has gone from playing basements and backyards to being a featured ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces Early 2019 North American Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will return to North America once again to promote their latest album, "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay". For the second leg of its North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker WEDNESDAY 13 as well as theatrical metal newcomers RAVEN BLACK. Comments CRADLE OF FILTH vocalist ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'I'm Truly Living The Dream'

Guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ZAKK SABBATH) recently spoke with Deathwish Coffee's "Fueled By Death Cast" podcast. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Deathwish Coffee). On returning to Ozzy's band: Zakk: "It's business as usual. I always said back in ...

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NITA STRAUSS Kicks Off 'The Guitar Collective' Tour (Video)

ALICE COOPER axemaiden Nita Strauss kicked off "The Guitar Collective" U.S. tour with renowned soloist Angel Vivaldi on November 19 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Fan-filmed video footage of the second concert of the trek, which took place November 20 in Philadelphia, can be seen below. "The Guitar Collective" will visit several major cities, ending in ...

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ONSLAUGHT Begins Recording New Album

British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The first teaser video can be seen below. ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett recently spoke to The Metal Crypt about the band's latest additions, drummer James Perry and guitarist Wayne Dorman. He said: "James has been waiting in the wings to ...

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DONNA GRANTIS Releases New Music In Collaboration With PEARL JAM Guitarist MIKE MCCREADY

Acclaimed guitarist Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince's celebrated funk-rock band 3RDEYEGIRL, has released two new songs, "Trashformer" and "Violetta", as a limited-edition seven-inch single with PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready via his vinyl label HockeyTalkter Records. The tracks are off Grantis's forthcoming album, "Diamonds & Dynamite", which is set for ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Announces February 2019 U.S. Tour

COHEED AND CAMBRIA has announced new U.S. headline tour. The winter trek, which kicks off February 5 in Norfolk, Virginia, features support from FOXING and MAPS & ATLASES on select dates. Fan club presale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, November 14 at 10 a.m. local time, with general onsale beginning Friday, November 16 at ...

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HYPOCRISY And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE To Join Forces For Early 2019 North American Tour

Legendary Swedish deathsters HYPOCRISY and Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will return to North America for the "Death...Is Just The Beginning" co-headlining tour in March/April 2019. Joining them will be the progressive extreme metal band AENIMUS. Tickets go on-sale everywhere on Friday, November 16. Confirmed tour dates: Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - ...

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