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DEFTONES' North American Tour With GOJIRA And POPPY Postponed To 2021

DEFTONES' previously announced summer 2020 North American headlining tour has been officially postponed. The Live Nation-produced 20-date trek with GOJIRA and POPPY. was scheduled to kick off on July 27 and conclude on September 5. Earlier today, DEFTONES released the following statement via social media: "Due to the current regulations, and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Scraps Fall 2020 Tour Plans

NINE INCH NAILS have scrapped plans to tour North America this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Earlier today, Trent Reznor revealed that NINE INCH NAILS was scheduled to kick off the fall 2020 leg of its "Cold And Black And Infinite" trek on September 15 in San Diego, with ...

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TOOL Guitarist Shares Early Version Of 'Descending' Song

TOOL guitarist Adam Jones has shared a one-minute clip of an early version of "Descending", a song which is featured on the band's latest album, "Fear Inoculum". Jones posted the clip on Instagram and wrote in an accompanying message: "Early comp of what is now descending. Writing music Justin [Chancellor, bass] and I normally bring ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD And Son Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Wheels Of Steel' For Album's 40th Anniversary (Video)

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of SAXON's "Wheels Of Steel" album, singer Biff Byford and his son Seb Byford have shared their acoustic rendition of the LP's title track. The performance was recorded at their home whilst self-isolating during the COVID-19 international lockdown. Byford and guitarist Paul Quinn are the sole remaining original members ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE: 'Most Of The Bands You Know And Love Won't Make It Out Of This'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has criticized people who don't take the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough. Hale addressed the crisis just days after 48 states began easing shelter-in-place restrictions in an attempt to reinvigorate their local economies following a nearly nationwide two-month lockdown. Earlier today (Sunday, May 17), Lzzy took to her Instagram to write: "Hey ...

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CRO-MAGS Release 'From The Grave' Music Video

2019 saw the CRO-MAGS crushing the masses with the release of their first pieces of music in 19 years. Today, the legendary hardcore pioneers have released a music video for the previously released single "From The Grave", featuring former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell. "The idea for the video is that I'm rising from the grave ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'The Conjuring' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "The Conjuring", which originally appeared on the band's 1986 album "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?", can be seen below. MEGADETH played "The Conjuring" live for the first time since 2001 in June 2018 at the Home Monitoring Aréna in Plzeň, Czech Republic, where the band ...

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Postpones Return Until 2021

Mayhem Festival has postponed its return until 2021. On Sunday, the festival's official Instagram was updated with the following message: "as we're sure you've guessed.. due to the pandemic we have to sit this summer out, but 2021 we plan on being back in full swing" The festival originally teased its 2020 comeback last December ...

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PANTERA's 'Social Distancing' T-Shirt Raises $100,000 For MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

PANTERA's recently released limited-edition social distancing t-shirt has raised approximately $100,000 for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. 40 percent of the net proceeds generated from the purchase of the shirt — which takes the classic image from PANTERA's "Vulgar Display Of Power" album and adds personal protective equipment (PPE) to the artwork, as well as ...

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Making Of FIREWIND's New, Self-Titled Album (Video)

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released a seven-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for its ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. FIREWIND recently parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY 'Can't Walk Or Sleep' After Ripping Buttock Muscles During 'Over-Enthusiastic Gardening'

QUEEN's Brian May says that he "can't walk or sleep" after ripping his gluteus maximus muscle during a session of "over-enthusiastic gardening." The 72-year-old guitarist revealed his latest health setback in an Instagram post, explaining that he had been "over-stretched" and "harassed by too many demands" before injuring himself. On Wednesday (May 6), May uploaded ...

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GUS G. Says Lack Of Over-The-Top Guitar Playing On OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Ordinary Man' Album 'Was Probably Done On Purpose'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who joined Ozzy Osbourne's band more than a decade ago, was asked in a new interview with the "Talk Toomey" podcast if he was able to listen to the legendary BLACK SABBATH singer's solo album objectively. Released in February, "Ordinary Man" features producer Andrew Watt on guitar, with additional guest ...

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Firewind - FIREWIND

You won't get many surprises from a FIREWIND record. And why would you want them? Gus G has consistently demonstrated his mastery of melodic heavy metal, not to mention the art of guitar playing, and whichever of the band's multiple vocalists has been front and center, FIREWIND have been thoroughly consistent. A muscular, streamlined alternative ...

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GRIM REAPER Members Reunite Remotely For 'Quarantine Jam' Of BLACK SABBATH Classic 'Heaven And Hell'

GRIM REAPER vocalist Steve Grimmett has reunited remotely with the band's founding member, riff writer and guitarist Nick Bowcott, to record a "quarantine jam" version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Heaven And Hell". "It's all [renowned Internet guitar teacher] Steve Stine's fault," quips Bowcott. "He's the guy who was nice/dumb enough (delete as you deem ...

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TOOL's ADAM JONES Shares 'Pneuma' Guitar Tutorial Video

TOOL's Adam Jones has shared a "guitar tutorial" video for the song "Pneuma". The guitarist uploaded the video to his Instagram account and he included the following message: "A little tutorial share. Dressing room guitar lesson of the last verse in 'Pneuma' made for my guitar friend and supporter Axe Of Creation while we were ...

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Video Premiere: FIREWIND's 'Welcome To The Empire'

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song "Welcome To The Empire". The track is taken from the band's ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. The clip was directed by Panagiotis Kountouras, while the visual effects and post-production ...

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GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA, MASTERPLAN Members Join Forces For Epic Metal Cover Of 'We Are The World'

Over 50 rock and metal musicians, including members of GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA and MASTERPLAN, have joined forces to record an epic metal cover of "We Are The World" while in quarantine. The project is the brainchild of Norwegian musician Marius Danielsen of the band DARKEST SINS. The original version of the star-studded charity single ...

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