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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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VOIVOD To Release 'The Wake' Album In September

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "The Wake", in late September via Century Media Records. "The Wake" is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's "Target Earth" album and the 2016 mini-album "Post Society". Commented VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin: "We are thrilled to let you know that our new ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Release Official 'Röad Crew' Beer In U.S. On June 23

MOTÖRHEAD has announced June 23 as the official U.S. launch date for its Röad Crew beer, brewed by Kalamazoo, Michigan's Arcadia Brewing Company. Music fans and beer lovers alike are invited to the official launch party, taking place at Arcadia's Riverfront Brewery, Pub and Beer Garden, incorporating Lemmy's Lounge, in Kalamazoo. The party will begin ...

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DEE SNIDER Says People Were 'Coming Out Of The Woodwork' To Take Part In 'For The Love Of Metal' Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says people were "coming out of the woodwork" to get involved in his forthcoming solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". Due on July 27 via Napalm Records, the disc — which was spearheaded, co-written and produced by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta — features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE Celebrates 70th Birthday

May 25 marks the 70th birthday of SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. In the video below, his bandmates, as well as members of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI, DEEP PURPLE, KISS, WHITESNAKE, GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, and many more, wish Klaus a happy birthday. Meine told the Phoenix New Times in a ...

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DORO: 'All For Metal' Single, Video To Be Released Next Month

The long-awaited new studio album from German metal queen Doro Pesch will be released on August 17 via Nuclear Blast. Doro's 20th LP, "Forever Warriors, Forever United" will be a huge milestone as her first-ever double album, so fans can expect 24 brand new songs, including some stunning surprises. On "Forever Warriors", Doro channels her ...

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Stone Temple Pilots - STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has returned with "Stone Temple Pilots". While there's absolutely nothing wrong with an eponymously entitled song or album, the group named its previous album "Stone Temple Pilots". One can't help but wonder whether or not the best decision was made this time around. At any rate, what matters most is that it's ...

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SCORPIONS/Ex-MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE: Video Walkthrough Of New SONOR Drum Kit

Watch the two-and-a-half-minute video below for a walkthrough of former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee's new "Scorpions" Sonor Drums SQ² drum kit. The clip was filmed at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands and was uploaded to the official SCORPIONS YouTube channel. In September 2016, the 54-year-old Swedish musician was named as a permanent ...

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GENE HOGLAN Discusses His Art Piece 'The Full Rah' (Video)

Last November, drum legend Gene Hoglan unveiled his fine-art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release was a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance. In the clip below, shot during the production of his art collection, Gene discusses "The Full Rah", one of his favorite pieces ...

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Watch Y&T Perform In Agoura Hills, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Y&T's April 22 performance at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California can be seen below. Y&T is still working on its long-awaited documentary, "On With The Show", to be released before the end of the year. "It's been taking an extremely long time to get that thing sorted out," frontman Dave ...

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