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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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LEMMY, TRACII GUNS, DIZZY REED Featured In 'Sunset Society' Movie

Cleopatra Entertainment has announced the worldwide premiere of horror film "Sunset Society". Directed by Phoebe Dollar and Rolfe Kanefsky, the movie stars Dollar, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, Steve-O ("Jackass"), Ron Jeremy, Robert Donovan, and L.A. GUNS' Tracii Guns, with GUNS N' ROSES' Dizzy Reed rounding out the cast. The film premieres theatrically at 7:30 p.m. on ...

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GUS G. On Being Replaced By ZAKK WYLDE In OZZY OSBOURNE's Band: 'I Think Some People Were More Upset About It Than I Was'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G. has reiterated his claim that he was okay with being replaced by the returning Zakk Wylde in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band. It was announced in April 2016 April that Wylde would be rejoining Ozzy's backing group for all his upcoming solo show dates. Osbourne's touring lineup also includes Rob "Blasko" ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Collecting Ideas For Next MEGADETH Album: "We're So Far Ahead Of The Game Ready Right Now'

At this past weekend's Rockfest festival in Hyvinkää, Finland, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Kaaos TV about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The upcoming effort will mark the group's first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the band two years ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON: More 'Immortal' Album Details Revealed

Ann Wilson of HEART, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, will release her new solo album on September 14 via BMG, marking her debut for the label. Fittingly titled "Immortal", the album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay homage to some of the singer's favorite songs and artists, all of whom have ...

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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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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Blame' Video Released

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, has released the official video for its first single, "Blame". The song is taken from FLAT EARTH's debut album, which was recorded at Finnvox in ...

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'The Music Of Cream - 50th Anniversary' Feat. KOFI BAKER, MALCOLM BRUCE And WILL JOHNS: North American Tour Announced

Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio CREAMGinger Baker's son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce's son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton's nephew (by marriage) Will Johns — have come together for the first time in North America to pay homage to the band's ...

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GLENN HUGHES On BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: 'I'd Love To Tell You It Was More Than A Side Project, But That's All It Is'

Brazil's KISS FM "Gasômetro" radio show recently conducted an interview with former DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes where he was in the country performing his "Classic Deep Purple Live" live set. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether his busy tour schedule is "tiring": Glenn: "It ...

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EUROPE Vocalist Says The Band Knew 'The Final Countdown' Was 'Kind Of Special'

According to EUROPE vocalist Joey Tempest, when the group recorded 1986's "The Final Countdown", they had a "little feeling" that the now-legendary title track would be well received. "I remember listening back to '[The] Final Countdown' with [keyboardist] Mic Michaeli in San Francisco when we mixed in Berkeley, in Fantasy Studios," Tempest recently told Australia's ...

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JOE ELLIOTT's Previously Unreleased Cover Of 'This Is For You' To Appear On 'Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack'

UMe has announced the release of "Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack" on June 8. The album comes on the heels of the film's streaming debuts on Hulu and Amazon Prime following last year's successful theatrical run and the DVD/Blu-ray releases. The soundtrack is the first official career retrospective compilation for the guitar ...

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SHINEDOWN: Making Of 'The Human Radio' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of SHINEDOWN's video for the song "The Human Radio" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Attention Attention", which will be released on May 4 via Atlantic Records. The 14-track album, SHINEDOWN's most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Says JUDAS PRIEST And FOREIGNER Have Turned Into 'Cover Bands'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French took part in a question-and-answer session at this month's Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about bands which have continued performing well past their prime, French said: "[JUDAS] PRIEST is 65 years, 70 years old, SAXON's 80 fucking years old. THE ...

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Video Premiere: GUS G.'s 'Fearless'

The official video for "Fearless", the title track of the new solo album from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The disc is being released today (Friday, April 20) via ...

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