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ROBB FLYNN Downplays MACHINE HEAD Lineup Changes

MACHINE HEAD mainman Robb Flynn has downplayed the number of lineup changes the band has gone through in its nearly three-decade existence. Flynn is the sole remaining original member of MACHINE HEAD, which formed in 1991 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, "Burn My ...

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Legendary Finnish Rock Manager SEPPO VESTERINEN Dies At 71

Legendary Finnish rock manager Seppo Vesterinen has died at the age of 71. Vesterinen, who was instrumental in guiding the careers of some of Finland's most globally successful music acts, including HIM, HANOI ROCKS and THE RASMUS, passed away Thursday evening (April 2) at a hospital in Ekenäs after a lengthy illness, according to the ...

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JOURNEY Singer ARNEL PINEDA Defends Philippine President RODRIGO DUTERTE Over Coronavirus Lockdown Comments

Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, who has been fronting JOURNEY since 2007, has defended Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over comments he made in regards to violators of the country's coronavirus lockdown. In a televised address, Duterte said it was vital everyone cooperates and follows home quarantine measures, adding that he told security forces they should shoot ...

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PANTERA Releases Limited-Edition 'Social Distancing' T-Shirt

PANTERA has released a limited-edition social distancing t-shirt based on the cover of the band's classic album "Vulgar Display Of Power". 40 percent of the net proceeds generated from the purchase of the shirt — which features the "Walk" song lyrics "Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me" — will be donated to the ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Pays Tribute To BILL WITHERS

Sammy Hagar has paid tribute to singer-songwriter Bill Withers, who died on Monday from heart complications. He was 81 years old. Earlier today, the former VAN HALEN frontman shared a video of him performing an acoustic version of Withers's classic R&B song "Ain't No Sunshine" and he captioned the clip "RIP Bill Withers (1938 - ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY's Canceled Trip To Switzerland For Medical Treatment: 'We'll Get There, Just Later'

Sharon Osbourne spoke to U.K.'s "Today" show about the cancelation of Ozzy Osbourne's trip to Switzerland to see a doctor who specializes in treatment of Parkinson's disease. Ozzy was scheduled to travel this month for radical treatment to help him live with his progressive neurological condition. But Sharon revealed that as movement around the world ...

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DIO's 1996-2004 Studio Album Collection Lands On Charts Around The Globe

DIO's recently reissued 1996-2004 studio albums have been met with an amazing worldwide reception, particularly in the United States, Germany and Spain, where all four albums have debuted at impressive chart positions, even surpassing the original releases' chart positions. "Master Of The Moon" (2004) were released March 20 by BMG in newly remastered versions with ...

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See CHESTER BENNINGTON's GREY DAZE Video For 'Sometimes'

GREY DAZE has released "Sometimes", the third single from the band's upcoming album "Amends" (June 26, Loma Vista Recordings), with a corresponding video that showcases the Chester Bennington-written song's message of hope amidst unexpected times. "Sometimes things just seem to fall apart, when you least expect them to," offers Bennington in the lyrically profound three-and-a-half ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Teases 'Black Lipstick' Single

A teaser for POWERMAN 5000's new single, "Black Lipstick", is available below. The track, which will be released soon, is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Noble Rot", due later in the year via Cleopatra Records. When POWERMAN 5000's new deal with Cleopatra Records was first announced last month, vocalist Spider One said: "We ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On His Decision To Launch JOURNEY Tribute Band: 'I Just Like The Music'

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOURNEY BEYOND. JOURNEY BEYOND, which also features keyboardist Doug Carter, bassist Paul Arntz, guitarist Matt Basford and drummer Justin Ward, made its live debut on March 6 at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. Asked how the decision ...

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Titans of Creation - TESTAMENT

What the world needs now is a comfort-food thrash record that is big, dumb and absolutely killer. Sure, there are plenty of newer bands capable of generating that sort of din. It is exponentially more satisfying when that essential thrash record is put out by established genre greats. TESTAMENT long ago established why they are ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Blasts People Not Taking Coronavirus Seriously

Veteran hard rock singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has blasted people who have not taken the threat of coronavirus seriously. More than a million people have been infected by the new coronavirus across the world, a milestone reached just four months after it first surfaced in the Chinese city of ...

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FORBIDDEN Singer RUSS ANDERSON Reveals Rehab Stint For Alcohol Abuse

FORBIDDEN singer Russ Anderson disclosed earlier on Friday that he entered a rehabilitation facility six months ago, saying he had hit "rock bottom" after "drinking heavily" most of his life. Earlier today (April 3), Anderson issued the following statement via the FORBIDDEN social media challens: "To my fans and friends. Yes, I'm still alive! "October ...

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Video Premiere: SKILLET's 'Save Me'

SKILLET's official music video for the song "Save Me" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth full-length album, "Victorious", which was released last August via Atlantic. SKILLET frontman John Cooper told Cryptic Rock: "'Save Me' was a song where I had written the chorus melody… I ...

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Video Premiere: VADER's 'Into Oblivion'

Polish death metal metallers VADER will release their 16th studio album, "Solitude In Madness", on May 1 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Into Oblivion", is available below. The clip was directed by Grupa 13, which has previously worked with BEHEMOTH. VADER leader Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek comments: "Humanity never ...

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