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Power Up - AC/DC

Whether it's due to a deliberate effort to remain relevant or driven by legitimate creative impulse, numerous established, decades-old artists cull from the more popular side of contemporary music. No one should be surprised about the approach that AC/DC has taken on its latest album: "Power Up". While the sound is encapsulated within a decidedly ...

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LARS ULRICH Opens Up About JAMES HETFIELD's Return To Rehab, Says METALLICA Is 'In A Very Healthy Place' Right Now

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has opened up about what it was like seeing James Hetfield re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction. The METALLICA frontman went back to rehab in September 2019, forcing the postponement of the band's tour of Australia and New Zealand. In a new interview with METALLICA's ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, EDDIE VEDDER, ALICE COOPER, JON BON JOVI To Perform At JOE WALSH's 'VetsAid' Concert

METALLICA's James Hetfield, PEARL JAM's Eddie Vedder, Jon Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper are among the artists who will appear at Joe Walsh's fourth annual VetsAid charity concert, set to take place virtually December 12. Also appearing with the legendary EAGLES guitarist will be Daryl Hall, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Steven Van Zandt, ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Shoots Down VAN HALEN 'Reunion' Rumor

More than a month after Eddie Van Halen's tragic passing, Sammy Hagar has shot down Internet chatter that he will take part in a VAN HALEN reunion that would feature him, Michael Anthony on bass, Alex Van Halen on drums and Eddie's son, Wolfgang, on guitar. "There's no talk of reunion or a tribute with ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION To Release 'The Purge' Single Next Week

On November 20, 2020, Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION will release their brand new single "The Purge", the follow-up to "Entertain You". "The Purge" is a high-energy rock song that shows the diversity of WITHIN TEMPTATION's musical progression. Now that all 2020 shows have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the band remains productive ...

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METALLICA's 'Blackened' American Whiskey Announces 'Season Of Giving' Charity Initiative

Blackened American Whiskey has announced its partnership with METALLICA's All Within My Hands (AWMH), a foundation dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services, for its "Season of Giving" charitable initiative. From now until January, Blackened will donate $5 for each bottle purchased either online ...

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STEVEN TYLER's JANIE'S FUND And YOUTH VILLAGES Launch LifeSet Program

The collaboration with The Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS), AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's Janie's Fund and Youth Villages will be officially launched today (Thursday, November 12) at 5:00 p.m. The virtual announcement, shared nationwide, will feature testimonials, LifeSet program initiatives, auction items from Tyler, and a special message and entertaining performance from the ...

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TED NUGENT Calls Democrats 'Brain-Dead Zombies': 'They're The Only Dumb Ones Out There'

During an appearance on the "Joe Pags Show", outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent reflected on President-elect Joe Biden's win in the race for the White House, saying that only "brain-dead zombies" would vote for someone like the new commander-in-chief. Nugent, an avid Donald Trump supporter, said (see video below): "We have heard often repeated the ...

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AMARANTHE Singer ELIZE RYD Talks About Being An Adrenaline Junkie And The 'Terrifying' Experience Of Going Onstage

AMARANTHE singer Elize Ryd recently appeared on the "Side Jams" podcast to speak with host Bryan Reesman about being an adrenaline junkie, pushing her boundaries, and how that relates to the "terrifying" experience of being onstage. She also expressed interest in other pursuits like dancing, theater, and criminology. A few excerpts follow: Elize started scuba ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's New Songs Raise $600,000 For 'Armenia Fund'

This past Friday, SYSTEM OF A DOWN released "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz", the band's first new songs in 15 years. The tracks were motivated by the recently erupted conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, the latter aided by Turkey and accountable for the greatest violence the region has endured in 26 years. Produced by ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Will 'Definitely' Throw 'Some Kind Of A Party' To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Painkiller', Says ROB HALFORD

In a new interview with the "Jeremy White Podcast", Rob Halford was asked if there are any plans for JUDAS PRIEST to release a special deluxe edition of the "Painkiller" album to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The singer responded (see video below): "We're looking at all the opportunities. I'll tell you, these kind ...

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Spectre Of Devastation - WARFECT

It's probably a coincidence, but let's go with it: just as thrash metal flourished amid the Cold War paranoia of the Reagan era, so 2020's innumerable horrors seem to have pushed the genre to fresh heights. WARFECT have been snarling and slashing their way through underground territory for over a decade now, but this sounds ...

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Former ILL NIÑO Members Have Completed Recording Debut Album From New Project

Former ILL NIÑO members Cristian Machado (vocals), Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre (guitar) and Diego Verduzco (guitar) have finished recording the debut LP from their new project. Machado, who released his debut solo album, "Hollywood y Sycamore", on September 25 via Chesky Records' sub-label Coconut Bay, discussed his renewed collaboration with Ilustre and Verduzco in a new ...

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