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Original RIOT Guitarist LOU 'L.A.' KOUVARIS Dies At 66

Original RIOT guitarist Lou "L.A." Kouvaris has passed away. He was 66 years old. No cause of death has been revealed, but RIOT's manager Giles Lavery said Lou developed symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, over a week ago. Kouvaris's passing was confirmed by RIOT, who wrote on social media: "Lou ...

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ILL NIÑO Releases Music Video For 'Sangre' Single

ILL NIÑO has released the official music video for its latest single, "Sangre". The track, which was originally made available in January 2019, marked the band's first new music in nearly five years. On Thursday (March 26), vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre, rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco, drummer Dave Chavarri and bassist Laz ...

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STYX To Stream 2017 Quebec Concert On YouTube Tomorrow

STYX will stream a 2017 Quebec concert tomorrow (Saturday, March 28), with an introduction from singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw, exclusively on the band's YouTube page starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. STYX is also asking for donations to the band's Rock To The Rescue organization. Two weeks ago, STYX postponed around a dozen shows that ...

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ILL NIÑO Members Reach Agreement Over Band Name

The battle over the ILL NIÑO name appears to finally be over. Earlier today, vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre, rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco, drummer Dave Chavarri and bassist Laz Pina announced that they "have reached a mutual, amicable and binding agreement" that will allow Chavarri and Pina to continue with ILL NIÑO ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces Rescheduled 'Deep Dive Tour' Dates

SHINEDOWN has announced the rescheduled dates for its "Deep Dive Tour", during which the band will play "b-sides, deep cuts, plus the singles you know and love." Originally slated to take place in April and May, the trek was postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and will now take place this summer. SHINEDOWN said ...

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN: 'Übermacht' Music Video

HEAVEN SHALL BURN's Philipp Hirsch-directed music video for the song "Übermacht" can be seen below. The track is taken from the German band's new album, "Of Truth And Sacrifice", which is being released today (Friday, March 20) via Century Media Records. Guitarist Maik Weichert says: "For our conditions, it is an unusual video for an ...

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Of Truth And Sacrifice - Heaven Shall Burn

When you consider how resolutely HEAVEN SHALL BURN have stuck to their brutal metalcore guns over the years, approaching the German band's extravagant, double-album return could easily fill you with a sense of trepidation. As much as veteran bands have earned the right to be as indulgent and adventurous as they see fit, facing 100 ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Signs With EDGEOUT RECORDS For ASHBA Solo Project

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba has signed an exclusive deal with Edgeout Records/Universal Music Group/UMe for his new solo project, which will see him "featuring different singers from different genres on every song." Although Ashba initially started work on the project as a collaboration with with his SIXX:A.M. bandmate James ...

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SCOTT STAPP Announces 'The Survivor Tour'

Just seven months since "The Space Between The Shadows" debuted atop the charts, Scott Stapp announces his next single, "Survivor", and the first dates on "The Survivor Tour", which kicks off June 5 in Pacific Junction, Iowa. Presale tickets for Live Nation venues begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. local. General ticket onsale begins ...

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GEOFF TATE Doesn't Know If SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Will Ever Play Drums Again: 'He Has A Lot Of Medical Problems Now'

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't know if a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup will ever happen. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Original QUEENSRŸCHE members ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Sign Worldwide Deal With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Mega hard rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES has signed a global deal with Spinefarm Records — the home of hard rock and metal within the Universal Music Group. Having recently welcomed new member Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) to the band, a super-charged DAISIES enter a fresh label partnership with Spinefarm Records. Influenced ...

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BUCKCHERRY Releases First In Series Of Acoustic EPs

While preparing for their next studio album, Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have created a streaming and digital-only series called "Acoustic Sessions". The series, which will have a periodic release schedule, will each feature two songs from their extensive catalogue performed in a stripped-down experience of vocals and guitar. "Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1" is available today and ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

MUSHROOMHEAD will embark on a European tour this summer. The trek will kick off on July 1 in Germany, and make stops in the Netherlands and France, among other countries, before concluding on July 12 in Ukraine. Suport on the tour will come from BLOODSUCKING ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE and MADDISON. This enigmatic, alternative nu-metal ...

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