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MICHAEL SWEET Says STRYPER Is 'The Most Logical Choice' For Opening Slot On MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tour With DEF LEPPARD And POISON

Michael Sweet says that STRYPER is "the most logical choice" to open the rumored MÖTLEY CRÜE tour with DEF LEPPARD and POISON. Less than two weeks ago, MÖTLEY CRÜE announced that it was coming out of retirement, nearly four years after playing what was billed as the band's final concert at the Staples Center in ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Releases Cover Of GARY NUMAN's 'Films'

Wednesday 13 has debuted an previously unreleased cover of Gary Numan's song "Films", from Numan's debut solo album, "The Pleasure Principle", which just turned 40 this past September. The track is taken from the sessions for Wednesday 13's recent album, "Necrophaze", and features guest vocals from Calico Cooper (daughter of Alice Cooper). The unique take ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Covers ABBA's 'Lay All Your Love On Me'

With the first single, "United", already providing a hint of the musical direction their new album, "Looking For You", is headed, AMBERIAN DAWN's new version of ABBA's hit track "Lay All Your Love On Me" leaves nothing left to be questioned. This song is the perfect statement and sound honoring the Swedish pop giants. Following ...

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DELAIN To Release 'Apocalypse & Chill' Album In February

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN will release their new full-length album, "Apocalypse & Chill", on February 7, 2020 via Napalm Records. The disc explores topics of impending doom and human indifference, making this the band's boldest, most daring and undeniable offering yet. Brutal riffs, synth-heavy patterns and fully orchestrated compositions accented by vocalist Charlotte Wessels's extraordinary ...

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CLUTCH Releases Music Video For Cover Version Of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's 'Fortunate Son'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released a David Brodsky-directed video for their cover version of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's "Fortunate Son". The track, along with CLUTCH's previously issued rendition of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS) and ZZ TOP's "Precious And Grace", along with a reworked version of "Electric Worry", comprise a collection ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce New Bassist, Release Two New Songs

BLACK VEIL BRIDES have announced the addition of bassist Lonny Eagleton to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Ashley Purdy, who exited the group earlier in the month. Eagleton previously played with BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) on his recent solo tour. Eagleton said in a ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Open Up His Garage For 'Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations Of James Hetfield' Book

Insight Editions has set a May 5, 2020 release date for "Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations Of James Hetfield". In the book, James Hetfield opens up his garage for an exclusive tour of the highlights of his incredible collection of restored and customized classic cars. Millions know Hetfield as the frontman of METALLICA, but the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On 'Dragon's Kiss' Solo Debut: 'There's A Lot Of Things I Would Do Differently Now'

Former MEGADETH lead guitarist Marty Friedman has recently added songs from his debut solo album, "Dragon's Kiss", to his live repertoire. Released in 1988 via Shrapnel, "Dragon's Kiss" followed up Friedman and Jason Becker's legendary CACOPHONY album, "Speed Metal Symphony", which quickly put the two players on the guitar playing map. Friedman and Becker would ...

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SERENITY Releases Music Video For 'Set The World On Fire'

SERENITY has released the official music video for its new single, "Set The World On Fire". The clip, which takes the listener to the age of the Holy Roman Empire of The Last Knight, Maximilian I, can be seen below. "Set The World On Fire" follows in the Emperor's footsteps, building a memorial with a ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On What He Learned From Working With RONNIE MONTROSE: 'I Don't Want To Play In A Band With People I Don't Like'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT) discussed his years fronting MONTROSE, the 1970s rock group in which he performed alongside late guitarist Ronnie Montrose. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting and subsequently joining forces with ...

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FAITH NO MORE Confirms More European Festival Appearances

FAITH NO MORE has confirmed two more European festival appearances for next summer. The band will perform at Helsinki, Finland's Tuska on June 28 and at Madrid, Spain's Mad Cool in early July. So far, the following shows have been announced: June 13 - Punchestown, Ireland @ Sunstroke Festival June 20 - Clisson, France @ ...

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