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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY: 'I Wasn't Really Into RUSH'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has commented on the passing of Neil Peart, who died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUSH drummer was 67 years old. Pearcy spoke about Peart's passing in a new interview with "The Blairing Out With ...

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RATT: 'The Atlantic Years 1984-1990' Box Set Due In March

A CD box set containing the five albums RATT recorded for Atlantic Records will be released on March 27 via Cherry Red Records' HNE Recordings. The collection, titled "Ratt: The Atlantic Years 1984-1990", is housed in a clamshell and includes several single edits as bonus tracks. Taking inspiration from AEROSMITH and VAN HALEN, RATT originally ...

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DRAGONFORCE's SAM TOTMAN Says Former Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Was 'Never The Biggest Fan' Of Power Metal

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Sam Totman spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about the band's latest addition, bassist/vocalist Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR). Asked if she is a permanent replacement for DRAGONFORCE's longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq, who left the band last August, Totman said: "Well, we're gonna try it out. You don't ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Added To BOSTON CALLING Festival

Adding to the excitement of its previously announced headliners, FOO FIGHTERS and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Boston Calling rolls out news today that recently reunited rock icons RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE will also headline its 2020 festival in what will be the band's only scheduled performance in the New England area this year. FOO FIGHTERS ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer REED MULLIN

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED), Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD), Harley Flanagan (CRO-MAGS), CROWBAR, Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Terry Butler (OBITUARY), Danko Jones, FAITH NO MORE, Lee Dorrian ...

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RUSH's NEIL PEART Included In GRAMMY AWARDS' 'In Memoriam' Segment

Iconic RUSH drummer Neil Peart was included in the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. A short video snippet of Peart in concert was displayed on the screen, along with the caption "NEIL PEART - drummer, lyricist Rush". You can watch the entire "In Memoriam" segment below, with Peart appearing around ...

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Listen To A Snippet Of NIGHTWISH's New Single, 'Noise'

A 15-second preview of "Noise", the new single from Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, is available below. The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature." , which will be released on April 10 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be a double album containing ...

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DISTURBED Announces 'The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour' With STAIND

DISTURBED has announced a 31-date "The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour" throughout North America, co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. The amphitheater tour, with very special guest STAIND and BAD WOLVES, celebrates the two-decade anniversary of the band’s seminal album "The Sickness". On this tour, the band will perform songs off the album, as well ...

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Video: Original BANG TANGO Lineup Performs At Whisky A Go Go

Fan-filmed video footage of BANG TANGO's January 25 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "concertsrock"). The original lineup of BANG TANGO announced its reunion last November. All five of the group's original members — guitarist Mark Knight, singer Joe Lesté, guitarist Kyle ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'This Last Year Has Been Hell For Me'

Ozzy Osbourne made his first public appearance since announcing his Parkinson's disease diagnosis at last night's Grammy Awards. Speaking to CBS's "Grammy Red Carpet Live" pre-show with his daughter Kelly by his side, the BLACK SABBATH singer admitted that the past year has been a difficult one since he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder ...

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TOOL Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY For '7empest'

TOOL was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, January 26) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TOOL was nominated for "7empest", a track from its 2019 album "Fear Inoculum". Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Kicks Off Solo Tour In Nijmegen (Video)

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen kicked off her solo tour of the Netherlands on January 23 at Doornroosje in Nijmegen. During the trek, she is performing songs that she originally sang during her recent appearance on the Dutch reality TV show "Beste Zangers" ("Best Singers"), as well as select tracks from her career. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist Says 'It Didn't Make Sense' To Continue His Now-Defunct 'Experiment' DEVICE

DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman recently spoke with Brent Porche of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album, "The Sickness": David: "This entire touring cycle — this section of the touring ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Releases Video For 'Far Away' Featuring COLD's SCOOTER WARD

BREAKING BENJAMIN has just released "Aurora", a collection of reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs and one new song, "Far Away", featuring Scooter Ward from COLD, the video for which also released today and was directed by the band's longtime director/collaborator Kyle Cogan. "Aurora" also includes special guests Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Explains How He Ended Up Co-Writing And Playing On New OZZY OSBOURNE Album, 'Ordinary Man'

During a January 20 appearance on SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan spoke about his involvement with Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming album, "Ordinary Man". Recorded in Los Angeles, the LP features Andrew Watt on guitars, McKagan on bass and ...

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BON JOVI Guitarist PHIL X Joins GIBSON

Gibson has announced that guitarist Phil X — an integral full-time member of BON JOVI since 2016 — has joined as brand ambassador. Phil X and his band, PHIL X & THE DRILLS will release their fifth studio album, "Stupid Good Lookings Vol. 2", in early 2020 on Golden Robot Records. The new album features ...

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Rebirth by Blasphemy - MIDNIGHT

You know exactly where you stand with the music of MIDNIGHT. Since giving the whole notion of old-school metal a resounding kick up the backside with their early demos and 2006's "Complete and Total Fucking Midnight" comp, Athenar's one-man mission to make metal filthy and hard as nails again has been an absolute joy to ...

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