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JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

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MAX CAVALERA's GO AHEAD AND DIE Releases Music Video For 'G.A.A.D.'

The official Jim Louvau-directed music video for "G.A.A.D.", the latest single from Arizona's GO AHEAD AND DIE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which is being released today (Friday, June 11) via Nuclear Blast. GO AHEAD AND DIE features vocalist and guitarist Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

Joe Bonamassa is finally getting back on the road. For over a year, the live concert industry came to a full stop. During this time, Bonamassa put his efforts into raising money for his non-profit Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation through the Fueling Musicians Program. This relief fund is dedicated to assisting touring musicians unable ...

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Former PEARL JAM Drummer DAVE ABBRUZZESE Teams Up With Fans For Virtual Cover Of 'Rearviewmirror'

Former PEARL JAM drummer Dave Abbruzzese has teamed up with Pearl Jamily France to record a cover of the band's song "Rearviewmirror". Dave and various members of the popular Facebook group got together virtually to perform the track, which originally appeared on PEARL JAM's second studio album, 1993's "Vs.". Abbruzzese commented on the collaboration, writing ...

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ARCH ENEMY Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 'It's Been An Awesome Experience,' Says MICHAEL AMOTT

Swedish/Canadian/American metallers ARCH ENEMY are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2021. When ARCH ENEMY released its debut album, "Black Earth", in 1996, death metal was stagnating and in desperate need of a kick up the ass. Guitarist Michael Amott's blueprint for the purest of metal strains proved an instant underground hit, both in Europe and ...

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Which Is The First Death Metal Album: DEATH's 'Scream Bloody Gore' Or POSSESSED's 'Seven Churches'? CANNIBAL CORPSE Drummer Weighs In

Although DEATH is considered to be one of the most important and influential death metal acts of all time, the Florida-based band did not release its debut album, "Scream Bloody Gore", until 1987 — two years after the arrival of "Seven Churches" by California's POSSESSED, whose bassist/vocalist, Jeff Becerra, is credited by some with initially ...

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FOREIGNER Plays First Concert With New Guitarist LUIS MALDONADO (Video)

FOREIGNER played its first show with guitarist Luis Maldonado last night (Wednesday, May 19) at the Frontyard Festival in Orlando, Florida. Maldonado joined the band as the replacement for longtime multi-instrumentalist Thom Gimbel, who announced his departure from the legendary rock act a day earlier. Frontyard Festival is taking place in a three-acre area in ...

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FOREIGNER's THOM GIMBEL Officially Leaves Band After Nearly Three Decades: 'It's Time For Me To Finally Stop Touring'

FOREIGNER multi-instrumentalist Thom Gimbel has officially announced his departure from the legendary rock act. Earlier today, Gimbel released the following statement: "Today I'd like to share with everyone that after almost 30 years with FOREIGNER, I've decided it's time for me to finally stop touring, and try to settle myself down. "I'm deeply, eternally grateful ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Is 'Wrapping Up' Work On New Album

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY leader Zakk Wylde spoke to Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to "Grimmest Hits", which was released in January 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). He said said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're actually wrapping it up ...

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DEAD & COMPANY Announces Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

DEAD & COMPANYMickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti — has announced its 2021 tour, kicking off August 16 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and running through Halloween, with a three-night stand at the iconic Hollywood Bowl on October 29, October 30 and 31. The 31-date ...

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JON BON JOVI, JOE BONAMASSA And BILLY F GIBBONS To Perform At Fifth Annual 'Love Rocks NYC' Benefit Concert

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is proud to present the fifth annual "Love Rocks NYC" benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver, which will be shown as a livestream event courtesy of streaming platform Fans.Live from the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City on Thursday, June 3. Executive produced by iconic international fashion ...

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