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X JAPAN's YOSHIKI Donates 10 Million Yen To Japan's National Center For Global Health And Medicine

X JAPAN's Yoshiki has donated 10 million yen (approximately $100,000) to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. The National Center for Global Health and Medicine researches infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, including the coronavirus. The organization's Center Hospital is the National Center's only general hospital, ...

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STATIC-X And DOPE Gear Stolen At Height Of Coronavirus Lockdown

Reactivated California metallers STATIC-X have announced that their warehouse space — which is shared with the band DOPE — was recently robbed of nearly $200,000 worth of touring equipment during the coronavirus lockdown. A police report has been filed with the Los Angeles Police Department, and the two bands were advised to take the story ...

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Watch SLASH And DUFF MCKAGAN In The Studio With CHERIE CURRIE: 'Blvds Of Splendor' Behind-The-Scenes Video Part 3

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Blvds Of Splendor", the latest solo project from 1970s icon and ex-THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie, can be seen below. Due on April 28 as a digital release via Blackheart Records, the LP features guest collaborations with Billy Corgan of SMASHING ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY On U.S. Media Polarization: 'We're Living In Separate Universes'

Paul Stanley has blasted right-wing influencers and QAnon supporters who are waging an information war against Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases and top-ranking member of the White House's Coronavirus Task Force, for falsely claiming that Fauci is working the "deep state" to cause an economic collapse and ...

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THE SWORD Announces Two Career-Spanning Compilations

It's been two years since THE SWORD decided to take a break, but the Austin, Texas heavy rockers are unsheathed once more: two career-spanning collections will be released simultaneously, both showcasing the technically dazzling, riff-heavy and far-reaching metal that the band has been known for since forming 15 years ago. "Conquest Of Kingdoms", an explosive ...

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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN And Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON: Lyric Video For 'I'll Never Leave You' Song

The official lyric video for the song "I'll Never Leave You" from ALLEN/OLZON, the collaborative project from noted progressive metal vocalists Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH), can be seen below. The track is taken from ALLEN/OLZON's debut album, "Worlds Apart", which was released on March 6 via ...

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Fifth And Final Product Delivery In METALLICA-Inspired Collection From BILLABONG LAB Now Available

Billabong LAB has announced the fifth and final product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 Collection of menswear. Titled "...And Justice For All", this latest selection of apparel is inspired by METALLICA's fourth studio album and features previously unreleased concept art by boardsports-affiliated artist Pushead in a limited release of cross-branded surf trunks, T-shirts, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On His Signature Bass: 'My Goal Has Always Been To Invent And Develop Very High-Octane, Cutting-Edge Instruments'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke to Guitar World about his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models. "My goal has always been to invent and develop very high-octane, cutting-edge instruments," he explained. "I prefer basses that look like they move fast and move forward. ...

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FIREWIND Teases 'Rising Fire' Music Video

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released a teaser for the music video for the song "Rising Fire". The full clip will make its online debut on March 20. FIREWIND recently parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has ...

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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN: 'We Must Support Each Other And Not Give In To Fear And Panic'

SYMPHONY X singer Russell Allen has stressed the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19. There have been more than 124,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,600 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. Officials have made it clear that the elderly — ...

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FIREWIND Announces New Singer

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played with AVANTASIA and SINBREED. FIREWIND is currently working on its ninth studio album, to be released later in 2020. FIREWIND announced the latest ...

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