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JOAN JETT Gets New Guitar From GIBSON, 'Joan Jett ES-339'

By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the innovative future, Gibson, the legitimate leader in professional instruments proudly presents the Joan Jett ES-339 in Wine Red. Calling on nearly two years of touring research and development with Joan, the signature Joan Jett ES-339 guitar premieres as Gibson approaches the next era of shaping sound ...

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CREED Vocalist SCOTT STAPP On Choosing Sobriety: 'I Wanted To Live'

Former CREED vocalist Scott Stapp recently spoke with Suzi of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current single, "Purpose For Pain": Scott: "Something I think that really helped me when I was going through difficult times ...

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CRO-MAGS Are Back With 'Don't Give In' EP

The CRO-MAGS, the seminal hardcore punk crossover New York City outfit, founded and fronted by Harley Flanagan, has signed with Arising Empire for Europe and Victory Records for the U.S. A new EP, "Don't Give In", has just been released on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are also available for the limited seven-inch EP vinyls coming ...

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GEOFF TATE Performs QUEENSRŸCHE Classics In Sellersville (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on June 25 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Geoff has spent the last year and a half celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album on European and U.S. tours. Tate's post-QUEENSRŸCHE band OPERATION: MINDCRIME released ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE Release New Single, 'Made With Hate'

PROPHETS OF RAGE, the supergroup featuring members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL, has released a new single called "Made With Hate". The track, which was produced by Brendan O'Brien, can be streamed below. In addition to bassist Tim Commerford, drummer Brad Wilk and guitarist Tom Morello, who all played together ...

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GODSMACK Bassist Says 'There's Not A Bad Song' On Band's Latest Album

GODSMACK bassist Robbie Merrill and guitarist Tony Rombola were interviewed by "Mike James Rock Show" at this past weekend's Download festival, which was held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the more accessible musical direction of GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", Tony said: "I was ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Tour Is 'Opposite' Of A Cash Grab: 'It's A Cash Giveaway'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens recently discussed the "Dio Returns" hologram tour with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the preparation that went into ...

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HALESTORM Joined By LOVEBITES Singer For 'Love Bites (So Do I)' Performance At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD (Video)

Asami, the singer of LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, joined HALESTORM on stage on June 15 at the Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England to perform the latter group's Grammy-winning song "Love Bites (So Do I)". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. LOVEBITES took its name ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On ROB HALFORD's Comment That A Straight Man Can't Front JUDAS PRIEST: 'Maybe I'm Gay And I Didn't Know It'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has dismissed Rob Halford's recent claim that a straight man can't front JUDAS PRIEST as a "fun" comment that didn't mean anything. Earlier this month, Halford told the Edmonton Journal about his position in PRIEST: "A straight man can't do my job. That's the way I view it. Freddie [Mercury] said it ...

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Video: SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Perform 'I Can't Drive 55' In Burbank

Last month, SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE celebrated the release of their first album of all-original material, "Space Between", with an exclusive performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California. Video of the band performing "I Can't Drive 55" can be seen below. THE CIRCLE is Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock Steady'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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HE IS LEGEND Releases 'Boogiewoman' Video

"Boogiewoman", the new Myles Erfurth-directed video from North Carolina's HE IS LEGEND, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "White Bat", which will be released on June 28 via Spinefarm Records. HE IS LEGEND frontman Schuylar Croom commented: "Myles Erfurth and I have been trying to team up for ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Failed Reunion Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Lineup: 'We Gave It Everything We Had To Try To Make It Work'

David Ellefson says that he and Dave Mustaine tried "everything" to make a reunion of MEGADETH's "Rust In Peace" lineup work. The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover in 2014. Drummer Nick Menza was approached by Mustaine and Ellefson to replace ...

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Video Premiere: SHINEDOWN's 'Monsters'

SHINEDOWN has unveiled the music video for explosive new single "Monsters", exploring the ever-present demons and self-sabotaging inner voices that we all battle, and serving as the next visual installment in the story of the "Attention Attention" album. Frontman Brent Smith shares: "The Opus continues... The next chapter to 'Attention Attention' has arrived... Introducing 'Monsters'." ...

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Video Premiere: THY ART IS MURDER's 'Death Squad Anthem'

Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER will release their fifth album, "Human Target", on July 26 via Nuclear Blast and Human Warfare (Australia and New Zealand). The disc was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, New Jersey. The artwork was once again painted by Eliran Kantor ...

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