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TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST, Others Have Their EPICENTER Festival Performances Canceled Due To Severe Weather

TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST and THE CULT are among the artists who had their sets canceled earlier tonight (Saturday, May 11) at the Epicenter music festival in Rockingham, North Carolina because of severe weather. The festival organizers released a statement, saying: "For the safety of fans, artists, and staff, the county of Richmond has determined that ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Lyric Video For Remastered 'Heaven Denies'

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, recently released remastered versions of its first two albums on all digital platforms. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), "Demons & Wizards" (2000) and "Touched By The Crimson King" (2005) will also be released ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says His 'Off-Color Joke' At 'Dimebash' Led To 'Ridiculous' Accusations Of Racism

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo says that the controversy surrounding his actions at a California concert three years ago is "ridiculous." Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. As he left the stage, he ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Fires Back At K.K. DOWNING: 'I Have Not Been Paid A Wage Since 2012'

Richie Faulkner has fired back at K.K. Downing over the founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's comments about his position in the band. Over the weekend, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published an interview Downing gave to Germany's Bleeding4metal.de in which K.K. said that it "seems wrong" that Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis "are not officially members of JUDAS ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS And RIVAL SONS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and RIVAL SONS will embark on their first ever co-headlining U.S. tour this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 12-city outing will begin September 13 in Baltimore and see the two bands performing on intimate stages across the states including The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheater in New York City, The Fillmore ...

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SOTO: Making Of 'Origami' Part One (Video)

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. Part one of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Origami" can be seen below. "Origami" will be released as a limited-digipak CD with a ...

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Video Premiere: NEW YEARS DAY's 'Shut Up'

NEW YEARS DAY's "American Psycho"-inspired music video for "Shut Up" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Galileo Mondol (Raging Nation Films) and stars Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and the original ax from "American Psycho",. "When we recorded the song 'Shut Up', I knew right then and there, on that day, straight away, ...

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SCOTT STAPP Performs Acoustic Set In Tucson (Video)

Video footage of Scott Stapp's April 8 acoustic performance at Brother John's in Tucson, Arizona can be seen below (courtesy of Rock 102.1 KFMA). Scott's first album in six years, "The Space Between The Shadows", will be released on July 19 via Napalm Records. The disc is powered by Stapp's introspective lyrics and his pitch ...

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Heavy Metal Is Fastest-Growing Genre, According To Digital Music Distribution Company TuneCore

TuneCore, the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers, today announced that its artists earned $83 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 21% increase over Q1 2018. This brings total distribution revenue to $1.5 billion, 100% of which was paid to TuneCore artists. Distribution income for artists reached $308 million ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'My Sobriety Is The Most Important Thing In My Life'

Jave Patterson of Two Doods Reviews recently conducted an interview with CREED frontman Scott Stapp. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind the title of his upcoming solo album, "The Space Between The Shadows": Scott: "For me, the 'space between the shadows,' I ...

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SOTO: Lyric Video For 'Origami' Title Track

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, the "Origami" title track, can be seen below. Jeff comments: "This is one of the ...

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