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How PANTERA Was Influenced By EXHORDER

In a brand new interview with Poisoned Rock webzine, guitarist Marzi Montazeri of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was asked to comment on his band's alleged influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. "Look, you're asking a question from someone that actually was ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Doesn't Want Fans To Get 'Wrong Idea' That MIKE PORTNOY Is Rejoining Band

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Releases New Song 'Idol' Featuring TECH N9NE

Los Angeles quintet HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD has dropped a blazing new track, "Idol", featuring a guest appearance from rapper Tech N9ne. Continuing to push the boundaries of ingenuity, "Idol" sees HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD effortlessly blend heavy riffs, huge hooks, dubstep tinged industrial bombast and impassioned lyrical dexterity into a hard hitting sonic canvas that is uniquely and ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces 'CMFT' Solo Album, Unveils First Two Songs

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will release his debut solo album, "CMFT", on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. The first two singles from the effort, "CMFT Must Be Stopped", accompanied by a wrestling-themed music video, and "Black Eyes Blue", have been unveiled and can be seen/heard below. "CMFT Must Be Stopped" features hip-hop ...

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COREY TAYLOR's Son GRIFFIN Injured In Bike Crash

Griffin Taylor, the 17-year-old son of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor, suffered minor injuries in a bike crash last week. On Saturday (July 25), Griffin took to his Instagram to share several photos of his bruises and scratches, and he included the following caption: "Biffed it down a hill on my bike and ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Shares More Of His Original Artwork

David Lee Roth has shared several more pieces of his original artwork which were inspired by the COVID-19 crisis. For the past three months, the VAN HALEN singer has been posting paintings on his Twitter account that reflect the times and channel the mass anxiety around the novel coronavirus. "Social commentary is what I do," ...

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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN To EDSEL DOPE: 'You Hired DONALD TRUMP's Law Firm To Ensure That You Can Steal My Songs'

Ex-STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has responded to DOPE leader Edsel Dope over accusations that Tripp's former bandmates took undeserved songwriting credit on some of the tracks on the group's just-released "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" album. The first of two volumes, "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" features 12 brand new tracks, containing many of the final vocal ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA Ties The Knot

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella has married his longtime girlfriend Lisa Graham. The British musician took to his Instagram to share the news of the nuptials, which apparently took place in the couple's hometown of London. "We finally did it. Me and @lisagraham138 got married." Alessandro wrote in a photo caption. Venturella began working with ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'The Lockdown Sessions'' Digital EP; 'Holy Ground' LP Pushed Back To January

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — will release a new digital EP, "The Lockdown Sessions", on July 17 via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will contain four acoustic tracks, all of them exclusive to this EP. Comments SPV label manager Olly Hahn: "We’re proud and happy ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Unplugged Version Of 'Antisocialist'

British rockers ASKING ALEXANDRIA have released "Antisocialist (Unplugged)" . The track is featured on the group's sixth full-length studio album, "Like A House On Fire", via Sumerian Records and the full-band version of the song is currently sitting at No. 4 at Active Rock Radio and hit No. 1 on SiriusXM's Octane "Big Uns Countdown" ...

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IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST And More Than 1,500 Other Artists Call On U.K. Government To Act Now To Save Live Music Scene

IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are among the artists who have thrown their support behind UK Music's #LetTheMusicPlay campaign, which asks for immediate action to aid the massively affected music industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Over 1,500 artists have signed an open letter to the government in a bid to "show ...

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THE OFFSPRING's New Album Is 'On Hold'

THE OFFSPRING vocalist/guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland spoke to Kylie Olsson of Download TV about the status of the band's long-awaited tenth album. The follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By" was once again produced by Bob Rock, who also worked on the band's last two LPs. Dexter said (see video below): "It's basically done. We were ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA's DANNY WORSNOP Joins 'Of Bird And Cage' As Key Character In Upcoming Video Game

Capricia Productions games studio has announced that ASKING ALEXANDRIA's Danny Worsnop has joined the game "Of Bird And Cage", which is currently under development. The frontman will be performing the vocal parts for the character Ari, who is in a romantic relationship with the game's protagonist Gitta, voiced by Kobra Paige from KOBRA AND THE ...

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