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PHIL DEMMEL Says VIO-LENCE's Recent Concert 'Turned Out To Be' A COVID-19 'Superspreader Event': 'We All Got Sick'

VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel says that the band's recent concert in California "turned out to be a superspreader event" after which his entire household and some of his bandmates contracted COVID-19. VIO-LENCE's August 6 appearance at Strummer's in Fresno marked the first performance by the band's current lineup, consisting of Demmel, singer Sean Killian and ...

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BLACK OAK ARKANSAS Guitarist RICKIE LEE REYNOLDS Dead At 72

According to TMZ, Rickie Lee Reynolds, the longtime guitarist for BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, the southern hillbilly psycho-boogie band with over 50 years of history, has died. He was 72 years old. Reynolds passed away Sunday morning (September 5) in a hospital, where he was battling long-term health complications. BLACK OAK ARKANSAS ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Six Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the sixth anniversary of her getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, September 5), the 34-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band Instagrammed an image revealing she had been sober for six years, 72 months, 2,193 days or 52,608 hours. She captioned it simply: "Grateful." When Nita celebrated the fifth anniversary of ...

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Watch WOLFGANG VAN HALEN's MAMMOTH WVH Perform In Austin

Fan-filmed video footage of MAMMOTH WVH's September 2 concert at Emo's in Austin, Texas can be viewed below. Last week, MAMMOTH WVH announced a handful of new headlining shows for October. Support on the dates will come from the all-female rock outfit PLUSH. During its current U.S. tour, which kicked off in late July, MAMMOTH ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Guests On New Single From BAD PENNY

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford is the latest legend to sign on to front a single from the rock supergroup BAD PENNY, which features former QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS bassist Danny Miranda, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT drummer Jules Radino and guitar virtuoso/songwriter Mike Holtzman. BAD PENNY's previous releases feature former JOURNEY lead singer Steve Augeri and ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Explains Why IRON MAIDEN Keeps Working With Producer KEVIN SHIRLEY

During an appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion", IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked why he and his bandmates keep going back to producer Kevin Shirley album after album, including the group's latest effort, "Senjutsu". Bruce said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Kevin's a very good producer; he's a very good, knowledgeable, technical producer. ...

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ZEAL & ARDOR Announces Self-Titled Album, Shares New Single 'Bow'

Swiss firebrand alchemists ZEAL & ARDOR have announced their self-titled new album, set for release February 11, 2022, via MVKA. The LP's latest single, "Bow", can be streamed below. Hissing and seeping justifiable rage from every pore — yet not an unrelenting musical battering — the 14-track opus was recorded by Marc Obrist and Manuel ...

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New FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist ANDY JAMES Will 'Bring Something Cool' To Band's Upcoming Ninth Album

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Scandalous" podcast, British musician Andy James, who joined FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH last year as the replacement for the band's longtime guitarist Jason Hook, spoke about the songwriting process for FIVE FINGER's upcoming ninth studio album. "A lot of what's happening in the studio at the ...

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GLENN DANZIG Says There Could Be A Sequel To His Vampire Spaghetti Western 'Death Rider In The House Of Vampires'

In a video interview promoting his just-released homage to Italian spaghetti westerns and classic vampire films, "Death Rider In The House Of Vampires", Glenn Danzig was asked if fans can expect to see a sequel at some point in the future. He responded: "That's something I've been asked already informally. But yes. Of course, if ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's ADAM DUTKIEWICZ Opens Up About His Pandemic Depression: 'This Was The Worst Year Of My Life'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "Stoke The Fire", the alternative lifestyle and culture podcast hosted by musician Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and DJ/presenter Matt Stocks ("Life In The Stocks"), KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz opened up about the depressive symptoms he experienced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "It started out ...

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ENTOMBED Singer LARS-GÖRAN PETROV's Headstone Unveiled

Lars-Göran "LG" Petrov's former bandmates have unveiled the headstone for his grave, more than five months after the pioneering ENTOMBED and ENTOMBED A.D. singer died after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old. Earlier this week, the surviving members of FIRESPAWN and Petrov's former bandmate in ENTOMBED, guitarist Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund, ...

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THE CULT Cancels All Shows: 'It Is Apparent That The Optimism We Shared In Performing' Live In 2021 Was 'Premature'

THE CULT has scrapped all of its previously announced 2021 shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band, which spent most of 2019 touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its "Sonic Temple" album, announced the cancelation in a social media post on Wednesday (August 25). "THE CULT will regretfully be postponing all upcoming ...

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