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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: MATT BARLOW Is Not Coming Back To The Band

ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer has shot down speculation that former ICED EARTH vocalist Matt Barlow is returning to the band. After Schaffer and Barlow announced last month that they were reuniting as the SCHAFFER/BARLOW PROJECT, some ICED EARTH fans assumed that the renewed collaboration between the two musicians would lead ...

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JON SCHAFFER And MATT BARLOW Recruit QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer CASEY GRILLO For 'Winter Nights' EP

ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer and former ICED EARTH vocalist Matt Barlow have recruited former KAMELOT and current QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Casey Grillo to lay down the drums on their forthcoming "Winter Nights" EP. According to Barlow, Grillo "just slayed it, man — just absolutely slayed it." "Winter Nights" was born out ...

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INSIDIOUS DISEASE Feat. DIMMU BORGIR, Ex-MORGOTH Members: Listen To New Song 'Betrayer'

INSIDIOUS DISEASE — the old-school death metal project featuring Marc Grewe (vocals; formerly of MORGOTH) and Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz; guitar; also of DIMMU BORGIR) — wlll release its long-awaited sophomore album, "After Death", on October 30 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for a skull-crushing new song titled "Betrayer" can be ...

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VAN HALEN: 'A Visual Biography' Due In November

Wymer Publishing has set a November 20 release date for "Van Halen: A Visual Biography". Millions of fans would attest that VAN HALEN is a band eminently deserving of a visual biography. From the single sleeves through the passes, posters and promo items and, of course, most especially David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Michael ...

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Here Is Video Of WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Playing 'Eruption' On Bass

Wolfgang Van Halen has shared a short video of him playing his father's classic instrumental "Eruption" on bass. Check out the clip below. The 29-year-old musician, who started playing with VAN HALEN when his dad Eddie and uncle Alex reunited with David Lee Roth in 2007, joked in an accompanying message that his entire debut ...

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BON JOVI Releases Music Video For 'Do What You Can'

BON JOVI's music video for the song "Do What You Can" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "2020", which will be released on October 2 via Island Records. "Shooting a video on nearly empty streets of Manhattan amid a global crisis really told the story of 'Do What ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Detractors Aren't Creative Enough With Their Insults: 'Nepotism' And 'Fat' Jokes Are Getting Old

Wolfgang Van Halen has denounced his detractors for not being "creative" enough with their insults. Earlier today, the VAN HALEN bassist tweeted, "Just vacuumed my living room and couch cushions like I'm some kind of adult or something", to which a Twitter user responded: "Who cares, your just a nepotism freak." This prompted the 29-year-old ...

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DJ ASHBA Wanted To Inject Rock Guitar Into EDM World

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba has just released "Hypnotic", the debut single from his ASHBA solo project. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest appearance by Cali Tucker, the daughter of country music ...

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KISS Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour With DAVID LEE ROTH

KISS has announced the rescheduled dates for the latest U.S. leg of its "End Of The Road" tour. The shows, which will once again feature support from VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth, will kick off on August 18, 2021 in Mansfield, Massachusetts and will conclude on October 6, 2021 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Paul Stanley ...

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How PANTERA Was Influenced By EXHORDER

In a brand new interview with Poisoned Rock webzine, guitarist Marzi Montazeri of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was asked to comment on his band's alleged influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. "Look, you're asking a question from someone that actually was ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA: 'Hypnotic' Video Preview

"Hypnotic", the debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, will make its online debut on August 14 via Edgeout Records. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest ...

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