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COREY TAYLOR Defends SLIPKNOT's 'Stringent' COVID-19 'Restrictions' During 'Knotfest Roadshow' Tour

During an appearance on the "Oral Sessions With Renée Paquette" podcast, Corey Taylor discussed the COVID-19 safety procedures and protocols that are being implemented on SLIPKNOT's ongoing "Knotfest Roadshow" U.S. tour, featuring support from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FEVER 333 and CODE ORANGE. "All the bands are super rad and so stoked to be back on the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Would Like 'Touring' Guitarist MIKE STONE To Make An Appearance On Next Studio Album

QUEENSRŸCHE's Michael Wilton has confirmed that guitarist Mike Stone will likely contribute guitar solos to the band's next studio album. Since late May, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced in July that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on "other business ventures." Stone originally joined QUEENSRŸCHE for ...

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PAUL STANLEY On Teachers In Texas District Being Told To Give 'Opposing' Views Of The Holocaust: 'This Is So F**ked'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has weighed in on the controversy that erupted after a district leader in Texas asked teachers to offer students books with an "opposing perspective" of the Holocaust. During a meeting last week between teachers and Gina Peddy, the executive director of curriculum, they discussed which books teachers should have in their ...

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Founding QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Sues Fellow Original Members MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON

Founding QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has filed a lawsuit against the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass), alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge. Metal Sludge was the first to report on the lawsuit, which was filed on October ...

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SLIPKNOT Concert In Alabama Canceled Due To Flooding At Venue

Last week's flash flooding in Alabama has forced the cancelation of SLIPKNOT's October 24 concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. On Thursday (October 14), SLIPKNOT issued the following statement via social media: "Due to flooding of the venue caused by recent storms in the area, we are unfortunately unable to play our October 24th ...

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Ex-JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Shares 'Winter Wonderland' From His Holiday Album 'The Season'

Iconic singer-songwriter Steve Perry has shared "Winter Wonderland", from his forthcoming holiday album "The Season", out November 5 via Fantasy Records. Watch the animated video below. The track is the second song to be unveiled from the inspired and joyous new record, and marks the first-ever Christmas album from the beloved rock legend. Perry's interpretation ...

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JAMES HETFIELD Recalls ARMORED SAINT's JOHN BUSH Turning Down Singer Position In METALLICA: 'It Didn't Work Out'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield takes control of SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica, hosting his own show, highlighting his "Road Dog Brothers". Listeners can expect to hear James intro songs from bands that he toured with over the years, such as ARMORED SAINT, MASTODON, VENOM, GOJIRA, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, METAL CHURCH and more, beginning today at 5 p.m. ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Drops Brand New Song 'Vengeance'

Lancaster, Pennsylvania's AUGUST BURNS RED has released a new song called "Vengeance". "Earlier this year, we set out to write a standalone single that was fast, heavy, and concise," the band says. "'Vengeance' is that song. It's ABR at our most raw." Regarding the song's incredibly current subject matter, AUGUST BURNS RED says, "The song ...

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