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IN THIS MOMENT Is 'Starting To Write New Music' During Pandemic

During an appearance on this past Thursday's (March 25) episode of SirusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink was asked if she and her bandmates have used the coronavirus downtime to work on new music. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There [are] conversations happening right now and music being ...

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GUS G. To Release New Solo Single, 'Exosphere', This Week

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, will release a new solo single, "Exosphere", on April 1 on all digital platforms. The track features Dennis Ward on bass and Jan-Vincent Velazco on drums. The artwork ...

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HYPOCRISY Completes Work On New Album

Legendary Swedish deathsters HYPOCRISY have completed work on their long-awaited new studio album. The follow-up to 2013's "End Of Disclosure" is tentatively due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. The news of the HYPOCRISY LP's completion was broken by mainman Peter Tägtgren on Friday. He posted an Instagram picture of him raising a ...

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ELTON JOHN Says He Recently Recorded 'Something' With METALLICA

During the latest episode of Elton John's Apple Music 1 show "Rocket Hour", the legendary singer told guest SG Lewis that he recorded "something" with METALLICA. "I've just done something with METALLICA," he revealed. "During this lockdown period, I've been working with [the virtual band] GORILLAZ and people like that. I haven't been doing any ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Discusses 'Unique Situation' Of Being In A Band With His Ex-Girlfriend, SIMONE SIMONS

On a recent episode of the "Loaded Radio" podcast, EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen spoke to Scott Penfold about what it's been like to work with singer Simone Simons for the past two decades after the breakup of their romantic relationship. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We are very close friends. I was just talking ...

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PERRY FARRELL Is Hopeful For LOLLAPALOOZA Return In August

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has told iHeartRadio's Jason Rockman in a new interview that he is hopeful there will be a 2021 edition of Lollapalooza's flagship event in Chicago. "If we can all stay on course, get vaccinated, stay socially distanced and masked up, maybe — please, God, maybe — we'll get to go ...

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WARRANT Is 'Stoked' To 'Get Back Out And Play'

WARRANT guitarist Joey Allen spoke with Darren Paltrowitz — host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" — about how he and his bandmates have been spending their downtime during the coronavirus pandemic. Asked if there has been any talk of WARRANT making a follow-up to 2017's "Louder Harder Faster" album, Joey said (as transcribed by ...

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Watch NIGHT RANGER Perform ALICE COOPER, DAMN YANKEES Covers At Socially Distanced Concert At SeaWorld In Orlando

On Saturday, March 27, NIGHT RANGER performed at SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival in Orlando, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "concertsrock"). All theaters and stadiums at SeaWorld Orlando are operating at limited capacity with modified seating to allow for proper physical distancing. Last fall, NIGHT ...

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EDDIE OJEDA And DEE SNIDER To Team Up With RUDY SARZO And MIKE PORTNOY For Cover Of MOUNTAIN's 'Theme From An Imaginary Western'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has revealed that he is in the process of recording a tribute to MOUNTAIN's Leslie West, who died three months ago at the age of 75. The iconic guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and storyteller suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on December 21, 2020 and was rushed to ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Is 'The Greatest Thrash Band In The History Of The World', Credits DAVE MUSTAINE With Inventing The Genre

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have been collaborating on some new material recently under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. They are joined in the group by Italian guitarist Andy Martongelli and drummer Paolo Caridi, both of whom previously worked with David on his ELLEFSON solo project. Asked by Chris Akin ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON Says It's 'Heartbreaking' For BLAZE BAYLEY To Be Excluded From ROCK HALL Nomination

Former IRON MAIDEN guitarist Dennis Stratton has once again commented on the band's nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2021. The top vote-getters will be announced in May and inducted in a Cleveland, Ohio, ceremony in the fall. According to the Hall Of Fame, the IRON MAIDEN members that would ...

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ALICE COOPER: 'In The 1970s' Book Due In May

Sonicbond Publishing has set a May 28 release date for "Alice Cooper In The 1970s" by Chris Sutton. In "Alice Cooper In The 1970s", Sutton explores the story of ALICE COOPER the band and the solo performer from the early years through to the decadent end of the decade. It is the first book to ...

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RIOT V Singer TODD MICHAEL HALL Collaborates With METAL CHURCH Guitarist KURDT VANDERHOOF On 'Sonic Healing' Album

RIOT V vocalist Todd Michael Hall will release his first-ever solo album, "Sonic Healing", on May 7 via Rat Pak Records. Todd received national attention when he appeared on the 18th season of NBC's hit television show "The Voice". After being selected by judge Blake Shelton for his version of FOREIGNER's "Juke Box Hero", Todd ...

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Soul Diminished - CELESTIAL SANCTUARY

A self-proclaimed part of a nascent but hugely promising New Wave Of British Death Metal, CELESTIAL SANCTUARY are instantly recognizable as the real deal. Everything about "Soul Diminished" is bang on the old-school money. From a production that combines the muscular impact of modernity with plenty of raw clangor, to perfectly conceived riffs that evoke ...

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