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LARS ULRICH Is 'Thinking About' His 'Brother' JAMES HETFIELD

Lars Ulrich says that he is "thinking about" his "brother" James Hetfield, just days after the METALLICA frontman revealed he was returning to a rehab program. Last Friday, METALLICA's tour of Australia and New Zealand was called off so that Hetfield could enter rehab to battle his addictions. The trek was slated to kick off ...

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OPETH Announces February/March 2020 North American Tour

Swedish prog-metal/rock legends OPETH will make their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates GRAVEYARD. This will be the band's first tour of the U.S.A. and Canada in support of their newly released, critically praised album "In Cauda Venenum" that is available now via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. The ...

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AL PITRELLI Says Late TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Mastermind PAUL O'NEILL Wanted To 'Outdo Himself Every Year'

In a recent interview with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Al Pitrelli discussed whether there is pressure on keeping the holiday rock touring extravaganza "fresh" after over two decades. "I don't know that there's real pressure," he said. "This is what the organization has ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Says New OVERKILL Album 'The Wings Of War' Has A 'Certain Kind Of Committed Brutality'

Metal Exhumator conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash veterans OVERKILL prior to the band's September 15 concert at Le Metronum in Toulouse, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what OVERKILL's "next steps" are after the release of this year's ...

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MISERY LOVES CO. To Release 'Zero' Album In November

Swedish industrial metal pioneers MISERY LOVES CO. will release their new album, "Zero", on November 29 via Black Lodge Records. It is the band's first full-length since the critically acclaimed "Your Vision Was Never Mine To Share" arrived 19 years ago. It's been a long wait for many fans but true art can never be ...

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Original FOREIGNER Singer LOU GRAMM Hospitalized With Severe Respiratory Infection, Dehydration And Fatigue

Lou Gramm, original lead singer of FOREIGNER, was hospitalized at the Unity Hospital at Park Ridge in Rochester, New York last week with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration and fatigue. He hoped to be ready to appear during the FOREIGNER "Double Vision: Then & Now" tour and some scheduled shows with ASIA. Unfortunately, at his ...

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NIGHTWISH Is Filming Music Video For Upcoming Album: 'It's Unlike Anything We Have Ever Done Before'

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are filming the first music video for their forthcoming studio album. Singer Floor Jansen posted a selfie earlier today (Tuesday, October 1) on her Twitter, along with the following message: "I'm in Helsinki with @NightwishBand to make a music video for our upcoming new album! It's unlike anything we have ever ...

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Report: GENE SIMMONS Recovering After Kidney Stone Surgery

According to TMZ, Gene Simmons is recovering after undergoing a successful kidney stones surgery. Sources close to the KISS bassist/vocalist tell the site that Gene was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Tuesday morning to undergo a medical procedure that should help get rid of the stones. The non-invasive operation only took ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR's 'Space Between' Short Film

"Space Between" is an experimental short film based on SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's concept album of the same name. The movie follows the main character, John, through a gluttonous and greed-filled arc of his life where newly inherited money consumes him as he chases an endless circle of drugs, gambling and parties. After bottoming ...

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GWAR Announces 'Use Your Collusion' Holiday Tour Dates

GWAR is set to bring its very special brand of holiday cheer this winter. Starting December 27 in Washington, D.C. and running through New Year's Eve in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band will return to the road on the "Use Your Collusion" holiday tour. Support on these dates will come from UNEARTH and SAVAGE MASTER. Lead ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says Second STORM CORROSION Album Will Likely 'Sound Completely Different'

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked about the possibility of a second album from STORM CORROSION, his collaboration with PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson. "I had dinner with Steve yesterday, and we talked a little bit about it," Mikael said (see video ...

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IRON MAIDEN's TROOPER And ROBINSONS Announce Limited-Edition Collector Bottlecaps

To celebrate each of the iconic IRON MAIDEN studio albums, Trooper and Robinsons Brewery have launched exclusive collector bottlecaps. Appearing on all Trooper beer from October, including limited-edition Halloween-inspired "Day Of The Dead" bottles, the unique bottlecaps commemorate every record from IRON MAIDEN's self-titled album, released in 1980, until 2015's award-winning and No. 1 album ...

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