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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Announce 'Better Days' EP

BMG will release a limited-edition 1inch black vinyl of four previously unreleased tracks by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN on November 26 in conjunction with international Record Store Day's Black Friday event. The "Better Days" EP reflects the ongoing strength of the dynamic writing and recording partnership between these two world-class musicians, following ...

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Listen To New SCORPIONS Single 'Peacemaker'

SCORPIONS have released their new single, "Peacemaker". The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "Rock Believer", which will be issued on February 25, 2022 (postponed from the previously announced February 11). The accompanying music video will follow tomorrow. Singer Klaus Meine commented: "The first thing that came to ...

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Former STEEL PANTHER Bassist's New Band HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS Drops Another 'Smashup' Song Snippet

A snippet of another song from HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS, the new band featuring former STEEL PANTHER bassist Travis Haley (a.k.a. Lexxi Foxx) alongside longtime friend and television celebrity from MTV's "Pimp My Ride", Diggity Dave, is available below. HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS states: "And another new song. HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS putting a smash ...

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AMORPHIS Announces New Album 'Halo'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their fourteenth studio album, "Halo", on February 11, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records. In the past, mythology and legend took the role of today's pop culture: Stories and a set of values uniting us by giving us a voice and a tapestry on which we can find each ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says GUNS N' ROSES Once Considered Recording Cover Of MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Stick To Your Guns'

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation L.A. Invasion", Nikki Sixx discussed the fact that GUNS N' ROSES apparently once considered recording a cover version of the early MÖTLEY CRÜE song "Stick To Your Guns". The CRÜE bassist said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "After we took them out on tour, and they first put ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Defends DAVE CHAPPELLE Over LGBTQ+ Controversy: 'He's Outrageously Hilarious'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has offered a surprisingly strong defense of Dave Chappelle amid the uproar over the comedian's Netflix special. Critics have decried "The Closer" as "dangerously transphobic" over several of Chappelle's jokes, specifically around the "thin skin" of trans people and the effects of ...

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Ex-DEATH Members STEVE DIGIORGIO, BOBBY KOELBLE And KELLY CONLON Added To CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concerts

Former DEATH members will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of the band's mastermind Chuck Schuldiner by playing two special shows in Florida next month. James Murphy (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass) will perform DEATH's classic third album, "Spiritual Healing" (1990), in its entirety under the LIVING MONSTROSITY banner, while Steve DiGiorgio (bass), Bobby ...

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SCORPIONS Unveil 'Rock Believer' Album Cover Artwork

SCORPIONS have unveiled the cover artwork for their 19th studio album, "Rock Believer", which will be issued on February 25, 2022 (postponed from the previously announced February 11). The LP's first single, "Peacemaker" will arrive tomorrow (Thursday, November 4), with the accompanying music video following a day later. During the pandemic the band retreated to ...

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TRIVIUM To Open For METALLICA At 'Intimate' Florida Concert

TRIVIUM will open for METALLICA at the heavy metal giants' "intimate" concert tomorrow night (Thursday, November 4) at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for the 7,000-seat-theater show went on sale on July 30 and quickly sold out. Earlier today, METALLICA announced TRIVIUM's participation in the concert, ...

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Chaos, Collusion, Carnage & Propaganda - EXTINCTION A.D.

Sometimes the only legitimate approach to heavy metal is to get to the fucking point, and quick. EXTINCTION A.D. have already established themselves as among modern thrash metal's sharpest exponents. Both of the Long Island quartet's albums to date have been straightforwardly ripping, with 2018's "Decimation Treaty" standing out as one of the best things ...

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OBITUARY And MUNICIPAL WASTE Announce 2022 'Decibel Magazine Tour'

The tour that would not stay dead is back for revenge! Decibel magazine's now decade-long "Decibel Magazine Tour" returns this January with a bloodthirsty co-headlining bill starring Tampa death metal legends OBITUARY and Richmond thrash metal heroes MUNICIPAL WASTE in a killer double feature. Tour support comes from Arizona desert death-crushers GATECREEPER and Virginia crossover ...

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HALESTORM Announces 'Happy Hale-i-days' Concert Stream

Grammy-winning hard rock band HALESTORM, which currently has the No. 1 rock song in the country with "Back From The Dead", has announced a one-night-only streamed concert on December 23. Tickets for the "Happy Hale-i-days" concert stream, recorded in September at the Brown County Music Center in Nashville, Indiana, are available starting this Friday at ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'A Visual Biography' Due In February

Wymer Publishing has set a February 25, 2022 release date for "Judas Priest: A Visual Biography". This A4 224-page hardback coffee table book by esteemed author Martin Popoff is crammed full of memorabilia including backstage passes, gig posters, media adverts and much more. It is a grinding celebration of the metal gods JUDAS PRIEST in ...

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SLIPKNOT Fans Start Massive Bonfire At Arizona Concert

SLIPKNOT's concert in Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday night (November 2) was briefly disrupted after a bonfire was started in the mosh pit. The band was performing at the Ak-Chin Pavilion as part of SLIPKNOT's "Knotfest Roadshow" when the fire began shooting up in the air, with the scene captured in various social media posts from fans ...

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