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NIGHTWISH Releases 'Nemo' Track From 'An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World'

Clocking 150,000 attendees from more than 100 countries for their ground-breaking online concert "An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World", Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH broke records and, once again, re-wrote metal history during the most challenging time for music all over the world. Sharing a testimonial from that memorable night, NIGHTWISH recorded its performance ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Joins GIBSON As First Female Brand Ambassador

For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. Gibson has officially announced today that Lzzy Hale, frontwoman of the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band HALESTORM, will join Gibson as the first female Brand Ambassador. The new ...

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BLINK-182's MARK HOPPUS Reveals The Type Of Cancer He Is Battling

BLINK-182 singer and bassist Mark Hoppus, who went public with his cancer diagnosis last month, has confirmed that he is battling a blood disorder called stage 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the same type of cancer his mother previously beat. Hoppus discussed his health issues during a recent Twitch question-and-answer session. Saying that he will ...

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U.D.O. Releases Music Video For New Single 'Metal Never Dies'

U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album "Game Over", on October 22 via AFM Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Metal Never Dies", can be seen Not one for embellishment. Dirkschneider strikes a sour note on "Game Over". If mankind does not rethink ...

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TESLA Announces 'Let's Get Real' Tour 2021

After an 18-month hiatus that the world has taken from live concerts due to the COVID-19 lockdown, America's multi-platinum rock band TESLA has announced its return to performing live concerts with the "Let's Get Real!" tour — kicking off August 5 in Grants Pass, Oregon. The tour will include shows with legendary artists STYX, KID ...

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PANDORA Expands 'Billionaires' Artist Milestone Program With Launch Of 'Classic Rock' And 'Hard Rock' Stations

Pandora today announced the expansion of its "Billionaires" artist milestone program with the launch of programming highlighting the top-streamed acts on Pandora across key genres. Available now, Pandora has launched eight new stations for Pop, Country, Hip Hop, Alternative, Dance, Classic Rock, R&B and Hard Rock that feature music from artists who have hit one ...

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More METALLICA Jigsaw Puzzles Coming In September

Three more METALLICA titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment later this summer. On September 17, Zee Productions will release METALLICA's "Death Magnetic", "St. Anger" and "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. All 500-piece puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CINDERELLA Guitarist JEFF LABAR

Members of SCORPIONS, STRYPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, L.A. GUNS and SLAUGHTER are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar. LaBar was found dead by his wife, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on Wednesday inside his apartment in Nashville. He was 58 years old. Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio ...

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CINDERELLA On JEFF LABAR's Death: 'Heavy Hearts Cannot Begin To Describe The Feeling Of Losing Our Brother'

The surviving members of CINDERELLA have commented on the passing of the band's guitarist, Jeff LaBar. LaBar was found dead by his wife, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on Wednesday inside his apartment in Nashville. He was 58 years old. Vocalist/guitarist Tom Keifer, bassist Eric Brittingham and drummer Fred Coury issued the following statement Wednesday night: "Heavy hearts ...

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MICHAEL POULSEN: VOLBEAT's Upcoming LP Is 'Definitely The Most Heavy Album That We've Ever Done'

VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen spoke to the 94.9 The Rock Toronto radio station about the band's recently released songs "Wait A Minute My Girl" and "Dagen Før". The two tracks, VOLBEAT's first new music since 2019's album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", were recorded while the world was in lockdown during the pandemic. Poulsen, Jon Larsen (drums) ...

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SCOTT IAN Thinks 'World Having Gone Through A Pandemic' Will Be Represented On Next ANTHRAX Album

During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Scott Ian of New York thrash metal pioneers ANTHRAX, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, reflected on the evolution of the band's songwriting process. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I very much feel like we look at songwriting very much the ...

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JESSE LEACH Wants To 'Break The Mold' With Next KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album: 'It Gets Fatiguing To Do The Same Thing Over And Over Again'

During a recent appearance on "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ, KILLWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach spoke about his plans for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My hope with KILLSWITCH, and I've really pushed hard to add more diversity, to add ...

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