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JASON BECKER Undergoes Two Cataract Surgeries

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent two cataract surgeries last week. He says: "My vision is still funky, but slowly getting better." Becker's latest procedure comes six months after he had an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. Becker's story ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says Some Of GHOST's Former 'Nameless Ghouls' Were 'Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Not Getting Recognition'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cassius Morris of "The Cassius Morris Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent touring: Tobias: "I'd say that this tour — this tour cycle, album cycle — has been very smooth. At least from ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'No Halos In Hell' Album Due In November

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will release its second album, "No Halos In Hell", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Letters To Myself" was produced by Jacob Hansen and co-produced by ...

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METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Perform At 'Global Goal Live' Concert In September 2020

METALLICA is one of the artists who will perform during Global Citizen's 10-hour "Live Aid"-style concert event happening on September 26, 2020 on five continents: Central Park in New York, Lagos in Nigeria, and to-be-announced cities in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The event will be the culmination of a yearlong campaign dubbed "Global Goal ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Unveils 'It'-Inspired Music Video For 'It Is The End'

Bridging the gap between horror and metal, ICE NINE KILLS focused its 2018 Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart-topping release "The Silver Scream" on classic films from the genre, while even enlisting some notable guest vocal performances from the likes of "Stranger Things"' Chelsea Talmadge and Sam Kubrick, grandson of Stanley Kubrick, who famously directed the ...

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NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: DEVIN TOWNSEND Is 'The Most Wonderful Human Being Ever'

Chad Kroeger says that Devin Townsend is "the most wonderful human being ever." Last year, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's recently issued "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Kiev-based orchestra Lords Of ...

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LACUNA COIL: Making Of 'Reckless' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Reckless", the new video from Italian metallers LACUNA COIL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Roberto Saku Cinardi and continues the story of previously released single "Layers Of Time". Both songs are taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Black Anima", which will be released on October ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Widow To Speak At 21st Annual 'Alive & Running 5K For Suicide Prevention'

Chester Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, will speak at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services' 21st annual "Alive & Running 5K For Suicide Prevention" on Sunday, September 29 at West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard just north of LAX in Los Angeles, California. In 2017, Talinda's husband died by suicide. Determined to prevent the pain her ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer On His Erotic Horror Series: 'Whatever Warped Stuff I Could Think Of, I Put On Paper'

Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer and founding member Jeremy Spencer spoke to Rock Confidential about his latest venture, a new series called "LadyKiller TV". Spencer is creator, executive producer, writer, co-director and actor on the show, which is a collection of eight erotic horror parodies based on iconic horror films and ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Says No Movie Is Too Sacred For A Remake

Rob Zombie was interviewed by Muse TV on the red carpet of Monday night's (September 16) premiere of his new thriller, "3 From Hell", at Vista Theatre in Los Angeles. Asked if there are any movies that are so sacred that he would never want to see them remade, Rob said (see video below): "No. ...

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TOMMY LEE Posts Penis Video, Denies Penis Is His

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has posted a video that appears to show an image of a penis held up to the lips of his wife, Brittany Furlan Lee. He captioned the picture: "These new Instagram filters are finally gettin wood … I mean GOOD!!!!!! They finally gave me my own filter!" A rep for ...

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