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OZZY OSBOURNE: New 'Pop! Rocks' Figure From FUNKO Coming To HOT TOPIC

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has released its latest artist collaboration: legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. The figure is inspired by Ozzy's latest album, "Ordinary Man", and is exclusive to Hot Topic. Ozzy previously collaborated with Funko back in 2011, but that figure has ...

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PAUL STANLEY Wonders How 'Presidential' It Is Of DONALD TRUMP To Blast His Detractors On Twitter

Paul Stanley has wondered how "presidential" it is for Donald Trump to spend so much time on Twitter blasting his detractors. Earlier today (Tuesday, September 8), the KISS frontman took to the social media platform to share a Mediaite article about President Donald Trump's latest Twitter rampage against his political enemies, and he included the ...

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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI And SAM TOTMAN Show You How To Write A NIGHTWISH Song In 10 Minutes (Video)

Nearly two months after attempting to write a SABATON-style and a ALESTORM-style song in 10 minutes, DRAGONFORCE guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman returned to Twitch to take a stab at composing a song in the vein of Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. Video of the resulting session has since been uploaded to DRAGONFORCE's official YouTube ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says He Was 'So Hurt' By All The 'S**tty Things' NICK MENZA Said About Him Before His Death

Dave Mustaine says that he really wanted Nick Menza and Marty Friedman to return to MEGADETH more than five and a half years ago. The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover in 2014. Menza was approached by Mustaine and bassist David ...

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DAVE GROHL Meets AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON For New Documentary

U.K's Sky Arts will air a new documentary in which FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will discuss their careers. "Brian Johnson Meets Dave Grohl" will premiere on September 17, and will see the duo coming together at Grohl's Studio 606 in Southern California. An official synopsis reads: "It's a meeting ...

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MASTODON Is 'Ready' To Begin Recording New Album: 'We've Got Loads Of Materal,' Says TROY SANDERS

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album, according to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. Speaking to Dean ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Ludicrous'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to The ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: 'A Lot Of People Are Underestimating The Value And Importance Of Music In The World'

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia recently spoke to Campus Party about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the music industry, with pretty much every live show, and festival being canceled or postponed. She said (see video below): "It feels crazy, 'cause it has already changed the music industry, because everything stopped. There is nothing happening ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'People Are Really Happy' About His Musical Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy recorded ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KREATOR's Performance At Last Month's WACKEN WORLD WIDE Virtual Festival

Professionally filmed video of KREATOR's performance at last month's Wacken World Wide digital festival can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Violent Revolution 05:34 Hordes Of Chaos 10:56 Enemy Of God This past March, KREATOR surprise-released a new single, "666 - World Divided". The song was produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and was ...

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ACCEPT Partners With CONTINENTAL CONCERTS & MANAGEMENT

More than a year after announcing that ACCEPT's longtime manager, designer and lyricist Gaby Hoffmann was retiring, the German/American heavy metal legends have partnered with Continental Concerts & Management. Continental's Antje Lange, a music industry veteran, will represent ACCEPT going forward. Lange said: "I feel very honored that a band like ACCEPT has placed their ...

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MACABRE Announces First Album In Almost 10 Years, 'Carnival Of Killers'

Chicago legends of "murder metal/death metal" MACABRE will release their first full-length album in almost 10 years, "Carnival Of Killers", on November 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc's first single, "The Lake Of Fire", can be streamed below. MACABRE's Corporate Death (a.k.a. guitarist/vocalist Lance Lencioni) comments: "'The Lake Of Fire' is about the hidden ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces First Official Book, '50 Heavy Metal Years'

JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of the first-ever official JUDAS PRIEST book documenting the band's extensive history over the last 50 years. Titled "Judas Priest - 50 Heavy Metal Years", the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews. This huge, 648-page coffee table book chronicles ...

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IMMOLATION And GOREAPHOBIA Members Launch SHADOWS

SHADOWS has signed a deal with Agonia Records. The band's debut EP was produced at Rhawn Street Studios in the U.S. and mastered by Tore Stjerna (MAYHEM, WATAIN) at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden. It's expected to be released in 2021. SHADOWS is a new dark avant-garde metal group from IMMOLATION and ex-GOREAPHOBIA guitarist Alex Bouks, ...

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