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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Meets With Grand Rapids Community College Leaders To Discuss Workforce

METALLICA recently gave Grand Rapids Community College a $100,000 grant to provide more opportunities for nontraditional students to get welding skills that could lead to jobs in the future. According to WZZM13.com, frontman James Hetfield met with GRCC president Bill Pink before the band's concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday (March 13) ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Recalls GUNS N' ROSES' 'Pretty Ferocious' First Rehearsal: 'It Was On; You Could Tell Immediately'

During this year's Upfront Summit, an invitation-only technology conference that took place in Los Angeles in late January, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan was interviewed by Milana Rabkin Lewis, the co-founder and CEO of digital music distribution company Stem Disintermedia Inc. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed ...

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BUSH And LIVE Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of 'Sixteen Stone' And 'Throwing Copper' Albums With Co-Headline Tour

Seminal rock bands LIVE and BUSH are joining forces for "The Alt-Imate Tour", a high-powered co-headline summer run that will see these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums "Throwing Copper" and "Sixteen Stone". Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in 33 ...

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Video: JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL Performs At Whisky

Fan-filmed video footage of RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, performing on February 28 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below. RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to ...

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MATT STARR Says His New Project With JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH Is 'Awesome'

Bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY) have joined forces in a new project whose debut album is expected later this year via Frontiers Music Srl. Speaking to Rock Titan, Starr stated about how his involvement in ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Announces 'Second Base' North American Tour

Grammy-nominated British rock band BRING ME THE HORIZON has announced its spring "Second Base" tour. The trek, which follows the group's North American "First Love" headline run, includes eleven headline shows and multiple festival appearances. Special guest SCARLXRD will appear on all dates. The "Second Base" tour will kick off May 8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ...

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NIKKI SIXX Blasts KISS For Using MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Shtick': 'I Just Think It's Uncool'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has clarified his comments about KISS's current "End Of The Road" tour, saying that he was "disappointed" by the latter band's decision to replicate CRÜE's production. Sixx made headlines on social media last week by criticizing the Paul Stanley-fronted outfit for allegedly using the same onstage mechanics as CRÜE's final ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Lyric Video For 'Wolf God' Title Track

The official lyric video for "Wolf God", the title track of the upcoming album from Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. Due on April 19 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). According to a ...

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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: 'Speedbag' Video

The official video for the song "Speedbag" from RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, can be seen below. The track is taken from RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", which was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's eponymous ...

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HELLYEAH Bassist On VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'It Was Awful'

HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders says that "everything was put on hold" with the band following the death of Vinnie Paul Abbott. Last June, the drummer died from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart, with coronary artery disease being identified as a significant condition in his death. Sanders, who launched Let There Be Rock Schools in Gainesville, ...

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