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HALESTORM Stays Away From Politics And Religion On Its Albums

In a brand new interview with Scotty Mars of the Live 105 radio station in Halifax, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was asked if it was hard to avoid writing about politics on the band's latest album, "Vicious", in light of the current political and social climates in the U.S. "Absolutely," she responded (hear audio below). ...

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Video Premiere: DEE SNIDER's 'American Made'

"American Made", the new video from TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider, can be seen below. The song is taken from Dee's latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released on July 27 via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Release 'Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.' Album In November

Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS today announced their new LP "Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.". Recorded at Shangri La Studios with legendary producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band's first in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, ...

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9ELECTRIC Signs With PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT

Los Angeles hard rockers 9ELECTRIC have inked a deal with Pavement Entertainment. The band's new album, "Megalith", is due in early 2019. "Megalith" is an album as true to the rock royalty that inspired it, as it is to the band members that created it. "We stripped our sound down and got back to basics, ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL, WILLIAM DUVALL Perform Acoustic Set For Chicago's 101 WKQX (Video)

Video footage of ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar, vocals) and William DuVall (vocals, guitar) performing a short acoustic set at The Lounge, Chicago's premier music venue that hosts private, intimate concerts and exclusive events for 101 WKQX, can be seen below. ALICE IN CHAINS is touring in support of its latest album, "Rainier ...

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MASTODON And GOJIRA Pay Tribute To Manager NICK JOHN

MASTODON and GOJIRA have paid tribute to their manager, who died this past weekend. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away in his sleep on Saturday morning (September 8)) after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In its first statement, MASTODON called Nick "a kind and gentle soul and an overall amazing human ...

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MASTODON's Longtime Manager NICK JOHN Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

MASTODON's longtime manager has died. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away earlier today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. MASTODON vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds broke the news of John's death, writing on Instagram "R.I.P. Nick John" and adding a broken heart emoji. Acclaimed rock photographer Andrew Stuart also weighed in on Nick's ...

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MASTODON Members Comment On Manager's Cancer Battle

Members of MASTODON have commented on their longtime manager's cancer battle. Late last month, the Atlanta progressive metal band canceled its tour with DINOSAUR JR. "due to a critical situation of a member of the MASTODON family," according to a statement released by the group. Over the weekend, vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds and drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor ...

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DORO Recruits Guitarist BILL HUDSON For PROGPOWER USA Performance

Guitarist Bill Hudson will perform with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's ProgPower USA festival on Thursday, September 6 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Hudson, who has previously played with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN and DIRKSCHNEIDER, says: "This is due to very unfortunate circumstances, and I will be ...

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For The Love Of Metal - Dee Snider

A House of Hair moment this is not. Officially retiring TWISTED SISTER from all activity following the passing of drummer A.J. Pero, Dee Snider answered a calling to perform new solo material. Enduring the further loss of his mother, Snider found a new habitat amongst a younger hardcore/metalcore community with which to voice his grief. ...

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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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LUCIFER'S CHILD Feat. ROTTING CHRIST, NIGHTFALL Members: 'The Order' Album Due In November

Greek black metallers LUCIFER'S CHILD will release their second studio album, titled "The Order", on November 9 via Agonia Records. The band, featuring members of ROTTING CHRIST, NIGHTFALL and CHAOSTAR, recorded eight new songs clad in artwork by Daniele Valeriani (DARK FUNERAL, DISSECTION, MAYHEM). LUCIFER'S CHILD originates from Athens. Its music is a bridge to ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Statue Unveiling Pushed Back To Early October

On Sunday, October 7, Vicky Cornell and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) will celebrate Seattle's son, music icon and late Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Chris Cornell, with the public unveiling of a commemorative statue. Following the unveiling, footage of SOUNDGARDEN's performance at The Wiltern, captured by the Artist Den, will be screened inside MoPOP's Sky ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Rattlehead' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "Rattlehead", which originally appeared on the band's 1985 album " Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", can be seen below. Last November, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked by the RQP 104.3 FM radio how the band goes about the process of choosing ...

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BLOODBATH To Release 'The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn' Album In October

Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup BLOODBATH's fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before. It's been four years since "Grand Morbid Funeral", and Stockholm's shadiest death cult — with members drawn from metal luminaries PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, OPETH and CRAFT — return with a new slab of ...

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Listen To New BEARTOOTH Song 'You Never Know'

"You Never Know", a brand new song from BEARTOOTH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's third album, "Disease", which will be released on September 28 via Red Bull Records. "Disease" was recorded at BlackBird studio in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (DEFTONES, KORN, FOO FIGHTERS). Vocalist Caleb Shomo told ...

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