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Original BAD BRAINS Singer SID MCCRAY Dies

Sidney McCray, a.k.a. "SidMac", the original lead singer and co-founder of the legendary punk rock band BAD BRAINS, passed away on September 9. No cause of death has been revealed. According to Wikipedia, BAD BRAINS was formed in 1976 as a jazz fusion ensemble called MIND POWER in the mold of bands such as Chick ...

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BURTON C. BELL Distances Himself From Upcoming FEAR FACTORY Album, Says His Focus Is On ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS

Burton C. Bell has distanced himself from the upcoming release of the long-awaited new FEAR FACTORY album, saying that his priority is his ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS project. On Friday (September 11), FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares issued a statement clarifying his reasons for launching a GoFundMe campaign to assist him ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Films Music Video For 'Living The Dream'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is filming a video for "Living The Dream", the latest single from its eighth album, "F8", which came out in February via Better Noise Music. Late Thursday night (September 10), FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory uploaded several photos from the set of the new video and included the following ...

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BAD RELIGION Shares Demo Version Of 'Lose Your Head'

"Lose Your Head" is a fan favorite from BAD RELIGION's critically acclaimed 2019 album "Age Of Unreason". Today, the legendary punk rock band has released a demo version of the song, with a faster tempo and alternate lyrics, that provides a unique glimpse into the band's creative process. Co-songwriters Brett Gurewitz and Greg Graffin developed ...

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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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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He Doesn't Have 'The Slightest Interest' In Playing Another BLACK SABBATH Show

Ozzy Osbourne says that he has no interest in playing any more BLACK SABBATH shows. Ever since SABBATH finished "The End" tour in Birmingham, England in February 2017, closing out the quartet's groundbreaking 49-year career, there has been talk of a possible one-off reunion, either for a festival appearance or another special event. "The End" ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Five Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her getting sober. The 33-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band credited her longtime boyfriend and manager Josh Villalta with helping her live her life without alcohol. Earlier today (Saturday, September 5), Strauss took to her Instagram to write: "If you would have asked anyone who ...

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DEATH DEALER Feat. Former MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'Conquered Lands' Album Due In November

DEATH DEALER, the band featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (CAGE), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and drummer Steve Bolognese (INTO ETERNITY), will release its third album, "Conquered Lands", on November 13 ...

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KILLER BE KILLED Featuring CAVALERA, PUCIATO, SANDERS: 'Reluctant Hero' Album Due In November

KILLER BE KILLED will release its sophomore album, "Reluctant Hero", on November 20 via Nuclear Blast. The first single from the LP, "Deconstructing Self-Destruction", can be streamed below. The supergroup, which is comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and drummer Ben Koller (CONVERGE, ALL PIGS MUST ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's North American Tour With PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL And ICE NINE KILLS Has Been Officially Canceled

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's North American tour with PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL and ICE NINE KILLS has officially been canceled. The trek was originally set to take place this past spring before being rescheduled for the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Earlier today, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released the ...

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BAD RELIGION's GREG GRAFFIN Explains Band's Longevity

In a new interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, vocalist Greg Graffin of punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION was asked to explain the band's enduring popularity. He said (hear audio below): "It's hard to say, man. I think the music historians need to dig into it a little bit, and the music critics need ...

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