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DROPKICK MURPHYS Announce Fall 2019 Tour With CLUTCH, HATEBREED

DROPKICK MURPHYS will kick off fall 2019 with a coast-to-coast tour featuring CLUTCH, launching September 20 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Joined by HATEBREED on most dates, plus special guests AMIGO THE DEVIL and Russ Rankin of GOOD RIDDANCE on select dates, the tour wraps October 15 at the WAMU Theater in Seattle, ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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POSSESSED Releases 'Shadowcult' Music Video

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unveiled the disc's second single, "Shadowcult", with a live clip from its performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We had such ...

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SCOTT STAPP Debuts Autobiographical 'Purpose For Pain' Video

Grammy-winning songwriter, powerhouse frontman for CREED, and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp has debuted the video for his new single, "Purpose For Pain", revealing an autobiographical rush of memories, from abuse, to escape, and going from bad to worse before finding the beauty in life's hard-learned lessons. The single is the first from Stapp's upcoming ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Slams Legendary A&R Executive JOHN KALODNER: 'I Don't Have A Good Word To Say About Him Anymore'

David Coverdale has slammed former A&R executive John Kalodner as a "pain in the arse" who has "burnt pretty much every bridge of everyone he's worked with." Kalodner, whose tenure spanned posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia and Sanctuary, was legendary for discovering, signing and working with a wide array of artists, and for his signature ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Blasts America's 'Fourth-World' Medical System: 'Everybody Should Be Entitled To First-Class Health Care'

WHITESNAKE leader David Coverdale, who had both his knees replaced with titanium in 2017 after suffering from degenerative arthritis, spoke to the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast about the treatment offered to U.S. patients who are stricken by the condition. "It needs to be addressed," the British-born singer, who has lived in America since the mid-1980s, ...

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Former TNT Singer TONY MILLS Diagnosed With Cancer, Says His Latest Album Will Be His 'Last Written Work As An Artist'

Former TNT vocalist Tony Mills has been diagnosed with cancer. The British-born singer appeared on three studio albums from TNT — 2007's "The New Territory", 2008's "Atlantis" and 2010's "A Farewell To Arms" — before exiting and being replaced by a returning Tony Harnell. Mills, who suffered a heart attack more than eight years ago, ...

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RUSH To Be Featured In ABC's 'Schooled'

Canadian rock legends RUSH will be in the national spotlight on ABC-TV's hit comedy "Schooled" on Wednesday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. In this all-new episode, character Johnny Atkins, who always wears a RUSH concert T-shirt, shows his love for the band in a new way. In "Schooled", Johnny is working at William Penn Academy ...

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SCOTT STAPP Doesn't Pay Attention To Critics

CREED frontman Scott Stapp says that he doesn't pay attention to his critics. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter and vocalist, who will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records, made the decision nearly two decades ago to dismiss the disparaging reviews that have become par for the course ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Singer PATRICK LACHMAN Releases First New DIESEL MACHINE Song In Nearly 20 Years

Long-dormant Los Angeles-based extreme metal outfit DIESEL MACHINE, featuring vocalist AJ Cavalier (SOIL, WORLD IN PAIN), guitarist Patrick Lachman (HALFORD, DAMAGEPLAN), bassist Rich Gonzales (RECIPIENTS OF DEATH, AMERICAN AFTERMATH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), have released "Shut It", the band's first new original song since its full-length debut, "Torture Test", in 2000. "Shut It" ...

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Former SKID ROW And SAIGON KICK Drummer PHIL VARONE Explains Decision To Retire From Drumming: 'I'm Just Not Feeling It Anymore'

Former SKID ROW and SAIGON KICK drummer Phil Varone spoke to Detroit's WRIF radio station about his retirement from drumming. The 51-year-old rocker, who is currently on tour with Jake E. Lee's RED DRAGON CARTEL, made his decision official via a social media post two weeks ago. Varone told WRIF's Meltdown that he has been ...

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BATTLE BEAST Bassist Initially Thought 'No More Hollywood Endings' Was A Weird Choice For Album Title

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist Eero Sipilä of Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST about the band's new studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind the "No More Hollywood Endings" album title: Eero: "First, we ...

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XENTRIX To Release 'Bury The Pain' Album This Summer

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's new album, "Bury The Pain", will be released in the summer. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy and can be seen below. XENTRIX made its ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'The Golden Horde' Lyric Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have released the official lyric video for the song "The Golden Horde". The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", which was released on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. "No More Hollywood Endings" was recorded by Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and Joona Björkroth at ...

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How STEVEN TYLER Inspired SCOTT STAPP's New Single, 'Purpose For Pain'

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, vocalist, and frontman Scott Stapp spoke to iHeartRadio heritage rock station WJRR about his new single, "Purpose For Pain". The song, which was released last Friday, is taken from the CREED frontman's upcoming album, "The Space Between The Shadows", due in July via Napalm Records. "It's a bangin' rock track," Stapp ...

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No More Hollywood Endings - BATTLE BEAST

When it comes to defeating the odds, BATTLE BEAST pulled off something approaching a miracle with their last album, 2017's "Bringer Of Pain". The departure of founding member, guitarist and chief songwriter Anton Kabanen (now of BEAST IN BLACK), whose vision had driven the band's entire catalogue, could easily have derailed the whole enterprise; or, ...

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JASON BECKER's Mother Says 'All Went Well' With His Operation

On March 21, Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, "All went well and we are waiting on the lab results, but the doctor was encouraging and didn't ...

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