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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI On His Cancer Diagnosis: 'I Have No Intentions Of Giving Up The Fight'

Earlier this year, QUIET RIOT played several shows this year without drummer Frankie Banali, marking the first time ever that the band performed without any of the members from its classic lineup: Banali, singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo. Frankie returned to the stage with QUIET RIOT this past Saturday night ...

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ELEVEN SEVEN LABEL GROUP, Home Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, PAPA ROACH And HELLYEAH, Rebrands As BETTER NOISE MUSIC

When music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac first founded Eleven Seven Music and Eleven Seven Label Group in 2006, he recognized that major record companies were no longer focusing on artist development and marketing. Thirteen years later, E7LG, the industry's global rock powerhouse, has been renamed Better Noise Music. The consolidation of its ...

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NITA STRAUSS's Second Solo Album 'Is Very Much On The Way'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that her second solo album "is very much on the way." Strauss's upcoming disc, which is tentatively due in late 2020, will be the follow-up to her first solo album, "Controlled Chaos", released last year via Sumerian Records. Nita offered an update ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Looks Back On Controversial 'Turbo' LP: 'It Wasn't The Big-Selling Album That We Hoped For'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the band's controversial album "Turbo" during an interview for Greg Prato's upcoming book "Take It Off - Kiss Truly Unmasked". Released in 1986, the synth-heavy "Turbo" is PRIEST's most commercial-sounding album to date, with the band deciding to experiment with some new sounds, ...

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METALLICA Teams Up With STANCE For Line Of Socks

METALLICA has teamed up with luxury sock company Stance to release a new line of socks. The METALLICA-branded products include designs based on the band's albums "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and "Master Of Puppets". METALLICA said in a statement: "Check out our latest collaboration, this time with sock icons Stance. This collection features ...

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PAPA ROACH Announces Early 2020 European Tour With HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD

PAPA ROACH has announced a new European tour with HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD. Returning to Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, France, Netherlands and Denmark, and coming to Greece and Romania for the first time, the band will be playing tracks from its latest album, "Who Do You Trust?", including the title track, the ...

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SLIPKNOT Begins Filming 'Nero Forte' Music Video

SLIPKNOT has begun work on the official music video for the song "Nero Forte". Percussionist M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, who is also the art director for SLIPKNOT and directed the band's DVDs, took to the band's Twitter earlier tonight to share a short video from the location of the shoot. Clown says: ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK Explains Tour Postponement: 'It's A Snafu'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick spoke to Rock 100.5 The KATT's Allison Chainz about his recent decision to postpone the band's previously announced tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of its platinum-selling, sophomore album "Title Of Record". The trek was scheduled to kick off on October 19 and run through November 27. He said (see video below): ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says GLENN HUGHES's Addition To THE DEAD DAISIES Is 'Radical Enough To Where It Could Actually Work'

Doug Aldrich says that the addition of legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes to THE DEAD DAISIES is an "exciting change" that is "radical enough to where it could actually work." This past August, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that the former DEEP PURPLE member had joined THE DEAD ...

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METALLICA: 360-Degree Video Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Copenhagen

A 360-degree video of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on July 11 at Telia Parken in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces 'Aurora' Album

BREAKING BENJAMIN will release a new album, "Aurora", on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (COLD) and Spencer Chamberlain (UNDEROATH), to name a few. Speaking about "Aurora", BREAKING BENJAMIN's founder/frontman Ben Burnley said: "This album is ...

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