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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Stresses Importance Of Music Education

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen has stressed the importance of music education, saying that her "dedication at school" allowed her to become "more confident" in herself. Earlier today, the Dutch singer tweeted: "If I hadn't had passionate music teachers in my high school, I might never have started singing. I was the bullied, insecure kid who ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says THE CIRCLE Will Do A 'Real' 40-City Tour In 2020: 'I've Got To Do This While I Still Can'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that THE CIRCLE — his rock supergroup with drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING), guitarist Vic Johnson (THE WABORITAS) and his VAN HALEN and CHICKENFOOT band mate Michael Anthony — will embark ...

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THE WHO Receives First Stone On 'Music Walk Of Fame'

On November 19, Camden Town, London officially became home to the global Music Walk Of Fame. Honored to receive the first stone were global rock legends THE WHO. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were presented with their award by PRIMAL SCREAM's Bobby Gillespie, watched by fans and friends, including Jazzie B and Suggs. Designed as ...

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THIN LIZZY's PHIL LYNOTT To Be Honored With Commemorative Coin

Ireland's Central Bank will honor THIN LIZZY's Phil Lynott with a limited-edition commemorative coin, marking 70 years since his birth. The coin will be unveiled on November 26 at St. Kevin’s College in Dublin, Lynott's former school, by president Michael Higgins. Students at the school are expected to perform a medley of popular Phil Lynott ...

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SEVENDUST Will Wait Until Summer 2020 To Release New Album

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery says that the band has "pretty much wrapped" the recording process for its new album. The follow-up to last year's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. ...

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The Repentless Killogy - SLAYER

It is fitting that the last music product released before SLAYER's final live shows is a document of the band's previous show at the same venue, the historic Forum in Inglewood, California, just outside of Los Angeles city limits. The vaunted violence of vintage SLAYER mosh pits has slightly calmed as the band has gotten ...

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DORO PESCH Says Her Biggest Love Is 'The Metalheads, The Fans'

TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether not paying attention to gender has been the secret to her success: Doro: "I always think ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Members Discuss New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

A new four-minute video in which the members of SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — discuss their new single, "Goodbye Divinity", ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Says It's 'Truly Magical' To Be Able To Celebrate Band's Five-Decade History

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Rob Halford reflected on JUDAS PRIEST's five-decade history which will be celebrated next year on a world tour. The singer said (hear audio below): "You tend to remember the early years more significantly. Because, as any band will tell you that's had the ...

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Watch JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Perform In Orlando

Fan-filmed video footage of JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE performing on November 16 on Church Street in Orlando, Florida can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Yamato 227"). JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE features former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell and bassist-turned-guitarist Tony Montana (as a guitar player and keyboardist), as well as Dan McNay (MONTROSE) ...

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Bassist SEAN MCNABB Quits LYNCH MOB

Bassist Sean McNabb has announced his departure from LYNCH MOB. McNabb made his exit official via a Twitter post on Tuesday (November 19). He wrote: "I'd like to thank all the fans that supported LYNCH MOB, & me being a part of it for the last eight years, and always. As of today I'll be ...

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Watch CRO-MAGS' First Video In 27 Years, 'No One's Victim'

Punching in at 95 seconds, shorter, faster, hard-hitting songs never go out of style and the CRO-MAGS prove that with "No One's Victim", their first video in 27 years. The song comes from the EP "Don't Give In", released in August 2019 on Victory Records. Filmed on location throughout 2019 during their headlining European tour ...

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