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SLIPKNOT Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA Says GUNS N' ROSES' 'Use Your Illusion II' Was His Gateway Into Heavy Metal

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella recently chatted with Daniel DeKay on the latest episode of "Defender Of The Riff" on the Knotfest Twitch channel. Venturella discussed his musical upbringing, starting with clarinet into piano and eventually progressing to classical guitar at age 11. It's around this time Vman discovered GUNS N' ROSES' "Use Your Illusion ...

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Watch RILEY'S L.A. GUNS Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of RILEY'S L.A. GUNS' July 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past April, an out-of-court resolution was reached in the legal dispute over the rights to the L.A. GUNS name. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, guitarist Tracii ...

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Ex-SKID ROW Singer JOHNNY SOLINGER Dead At 55

Former SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger has died at the age of 55. His passing comes a little over a month after he announced he was suffering from liver failure. Earlier today, SKID ROW issued the following statement via social media: "We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts ...

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ZZ TOP Announces Massive 2021-2022 North American Tour

After a sixteen-month hiatus, necessitated by the worldwide pandemic, ZZ TOP has announced it is going back out on tour, with dates starting next month in Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. The band's last in-person performance took place at the San Antonio Stock Show And Rodeo on Valentine's Day, February ...

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Watch GLENN HUGHES Perform Live With THE DEAD DAISIES For First Time

THE DEAD DAISIES' current lineup made its live debut last night (Wednesday, June 23) at Boca Black Box in Boca Raton, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. THE DEAD DAISIES' current lineup includes Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) on bass/vocals, Doug Aldrich (DIO, WHITESNAKE) on guitar, Tommy Clufetos ...

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STAIND's AARON LEWIS: 'Every Racist Law That's Ever Been Put Into Place, Every Scar On America Was The Democrats'

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has accused the U.S. Democratic Party of fighting against every major civil rights initiative and of having a long history of discrimination. The outspoken conservative rocker, who reinvented himself as a solo country artist in the last decade, voiced his views before performing a new song called "Am I The Only ...

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Echoes Of The Soul - CRYPTA

With touring opportunities as limited as they currently are, launching a debut album might not be the wisest move right now, but newly formed quartet CRYPTA have other ideas. Created by former NERVOSA members Fernanda Lira (vocals/bass) and Luana Dametto (drums) and completed by guitarists Sonia Anubis (ex-BURNING WITCHES) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-HAGBARD), this band ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Signs With BETTER NOISE MUSIC

Leading independent label and artist development company Better Noise Music has signed ASKING ALEXANDRIA to its roster. The new U.K. deal, announced by Better Noise president Dan Waite from the label's U.K. office, starts this month with the band already in the studio working on new music, which is expected to be released later this ...

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