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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT's Immunotherapy Story (Video)

When oral cancer threatened to leave Rikki Rockett speechless, the drummer for POISON found an immunotherapy clinical trial. In June 2015, Rikki visited his primary care doctor with a sore throat. His doctor found a small tumor at the base of his tongue, and Rikki learned he had human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral cancer. He endured ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist Explains 'Mother' Album Title

Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth at this year's Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which is being held May 17-19 in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title ...

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Video Premiere: DIAMOND HEAD's 'Death By Design'

"Death By Design", the new video from NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Coffin Train", which will be released on May 24 via Silver Lining Music. With a mean, driving riff that resembles a thunderous machine gun, "Death By Design" is a powerful ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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DEVILDRIVER Completes Recording New Album

DEVILDRIVER has completed recording its new album with producer Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN). The follow-up to 2016's "Trust No One" is tentatively due later in the year via Napalm Records. Vocalist Dez Fafara offered an update on the record in an Instagram post, saying: "This is what two years ...

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LAST IN LINE Bassist PHIL SOUSSAN Says 'Global Temperature Fluctuations Are Caused Primarily By Solar Activity'

LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has weighed in on the environmental Green New Deal, saying that "global temperature fluctuations are caused primarily by solar activity." The landmark proposal by Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seeks to address climate change and income inequality, but has often been subject of mocking by Republicans, who believe it to be ...

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P.O.D. Announces Spring 2019 Tour Dates With NONPOINT

Coming off an extremely successful European tour, rock veterans P.O.D. will bring their acclaimed live show back to America. The tour supporting their most recent release, "Circles", will run from May 10 to June 9 all over the country. NONPOINT, ISLANDER, NINE SHRINES and HYRO THE HERO will provide support on various dates. Singer Sonny ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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K.K. DOWNING's Former Estate To Be Transformed Into Huge Leisure Complex

According to Express & Star, plans are underway for ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's former estate to be transformed into a huge leisure complex. Shropshire Council's planning officers have recommended that ambitious redevelopment plans for the Astbury Estate near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England are given planning permission. The 354-acre site, which includes a top ...

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CLUTCH Releases Music Video For 'Ghoul Wrangler'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released a new video for their new single "Ghoul Wrangler", from their latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions". The clip was shot in the Old Bedford Village in Pennsylvania and can be viewed below. Vinyl fans might remember the Ghoul Wrangler business card that was included in each 12-inch jacket. Many ...

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DROWNING POOL Begins Recording Follow-Up To 2016's 'Hellelujah'

DROWNING POOL has apparently commenced the recording process for the follow-up to its 2016 album "Hellelujah". This past Tuesday (February 5), the Texas heavy rockers posted a picture of a studio whiteboard on their Facebook page, along with several working songtitles that are set to appear on the band's next disc. Back in December 2017, ...

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CLUTCH Announces February/March 2019 U.S. Tour

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced the first batch of their 2019 tour dates for February and March in support of their newest effort, "Book Of Bad Decisions". Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tour dates: Feb. 19 - Columbia, SC @ The Senate Feb. 21 - Nashville, ...

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VOLBEAT's 'Let's Boogie! Live From Telia Parken' Due In December

On August 26, 2017, VOLBEAT became the first Danish band to headline and sell out its hometown venue, Denmark's Telia Parken, setting the record for the biggest show by a domestic artist in Denmark ever, with over 48,250 people in attendance. To commemorate and immortalize the record-breaking event, the band will release their live album ...

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