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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Weighs In On MOTÖRHEAD And THIN LIZZY's Exclusion From ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has expressed his disappointment over the fact that MOTÖRHEAD has yet to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Eligible since 2002, the Lemmy-fronted outfit was on the ballot for the class of 2020 but failed to receive enough votes. During a career-spanning interview on Dean Delray's "Let ...

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Kaoteon - KAOTEON

Any band that manages to forge a career in heavy music while living in the Middle East deserves our applause and endless respect. KAOTEON have already cursed a significant stir, primarily in Europe, with their 2018 album "Damnatio Memoriae", and not just because credible extreme metal bands from Lebanon are still, to put it mildly, ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Loves BILLIE EILISH

The members of AVENGED SEVENFOLD have revealed their favorite albums of 2019. Four of the five musicians selected TOOL's "Fear Inoculum" and Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" as two of the year's highlights, while singer M. Shadows and guitarist Synyster Gates also picked Kanye West's "Jesus Is King". Elsewhere, ...

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Watch PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Perform In New Orleans

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR played a special hometown show this past Friday, December 20 at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. The intimate performance served as the band's third time ever playing live. EN MINOR's live lineup features Anselmo alongside Stephen Taylor (SUPERJOINT, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, WOVEN HAND, 16 HORSE POWER), ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR To Play In New Orleans This Friday

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR will play a special hometown show this Friday, December 20 at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. The intimate performance serves as the band's third time ever playing live. EN MINOR's live lineup will feature Anselmo alongside Stephen Taylor (SUPERJOINT, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, WOVEN HAND, 16 HORSE ...

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POPPY Releases Music Video For New Single 'Fill The Crown'

Singer-songwriter and YouTube star Poppy has released "Fill The Crown", the latest single to arrive from her forthcoming third full-length and debut for Sumerian Records, "I Disagree". The single's accompanying video takes inspiration from the 1957 film "The Seventh Seal" and finds Poppy walking alongside Death. "In terms of doing what I wanted to in ...

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Read Excerpt From PARADISE LOST's Official Book, 'No Celebration'

Decibel Books has posted an excerpt from "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost", which can be read below. The excerpt heavily features Music For Nations founder Martin Hooker, who passed away last month. Authored by American writer David E. Gehlke, "No Celebration" chronicles the British doom metal progenitors' groundbreaking three decades-plus career with ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Releases Cover Of BATHORY's 'Massacre'

SCOUR — the extreme metal unit featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SUPERJOINT), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, ex-CATTLE DECAPITATION), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX) — will release its long-anticipated "Black" EP (the third in a ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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Ex-FLYLEAF Vocalist LACEY STURM Confirms She Is Talking To BREAKING BENJAMIN's BENJAMIN BURNLEY About Starting New Band

Former FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey Sturm recently spoke with Brandon Woolum of CCM Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On filling in for SKILLET drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger during the band's recent tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN: Lacey: "It was weird. I have a ...

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IAN GILLAN: 'A Visual Biography' Due In December

Wymer Publishing has set a December 6 release date for "Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography". Without doubt, Ian Gillan has proven to be one of the greatest and most enduring rock singers of all time. From his early career in sixties pop band EPISODE SIX, through to DEEP PURPLE, as well as a brief period ...

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Listen To New THE DARKNESS Song 'Live 'Till I Die'

British rockers THE DARKNESS have released another new song, titled "Live 'Till I Die". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming quasi-sci-fi concept album, "Easter Is Cancelled", which is due out on October 4 via Cooking Vinyl. Frontman Justin Hawkins spoke to Planet Rock about the concept for the cover artwork for "Easter Is ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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THE DARKNESS: 'Easter Is Cancelled' Artwork Banned By Certain Platforms For Its Religious Connotations

British rockers THE DARKNESS have released the title track of their forthcoming quasi-sci-fi concept album "Easter Is Cancelled", due out on October 4 via Cooking Vinyl. "Easter Is Cancelled" gives a taste of what to expect from the band's most diverse album yet. The song features almighty guitar solos and riffs, delicate acoustic touches, highflying ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's Career Chronicled In New Book, 'Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story'

There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands — namely NIRVANA and PEARL JAM. Surprisingly, few have been assembled about the mighty SOUNDGARDEN. But this is about to change, with the arrival of "Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story". Written by author/journalist (and longtime SOUNDGARDEN fan) Greg Prato, the book tells ...

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