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AS I LAY DYING's PHIL SGROSSO Launches Solo Project APATHIAN

San Diego can add a new player to the ranks of modern progressive metal with the release of APATHIAN's first single "Micro". The brainchild of multi-faceted guitarist Phil Sgrosso of AS I LAY DYING and SAOSIN, APATHIAN is an independently released solo project, created during the COVID-19 lockdown, which also challenged Phil's creative process by ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Another New Song, 'Last Dance'

BUTCHER BABIES have released their latest single, "Last Dance". The song was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST). It is the fourth taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year. BUTCHER BABIES previously released the tracks "Bottom Of A Bottle", "Sleeping With The Enemy" and "Yorktown", all of ...

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ATREYU's BRANDON SALLER Explains How Collaboration With TRAVIS BARKER On 'Warrior' Came About

ATREYU's Brandon Saller spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the band's new song "Warrior", which features a guest appearance by BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker. The track is taken from ATREYU's upcoming album, "Baptize", which is due on June 4 via Spinefarm Records. Regarding how the Barker collaboration came about, Brandon said (as ...

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How METALLICA's 'Some Kind Of Monster' Became Honest Examination Of One Of World's Most Successful Heavy Metal Bands

Joe Berlinger, who co-produced the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind Of Monster", has opened up about how the film ended up becoming such an honest examination of one of the world's most successful heavy metal bands. Originally intended to be a promotional video paid for by Elektra Records to document the members of METALLICA going back ...

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STAIND Hopes To Complete New Studio Album This Year

Aaron Lewis has confirmed that STAIND is working on its first studio album since 2011's self-titled effort. Speaking to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", the singer said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I would certainly love to have it recorded and done by the end of this year, to be released next year. All of ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN Talks To CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter About Mental Health Struggles (Video)

Taylor Momsen, lead singer/songwriter of the band THE PRETTY RECKLESS, was a guest on the latest episode of "Mind Wide Open", the IGTV series and podcast hosted by Chris Cornell's daughter Lily Cornell Silver. "Mind Wide Open" aims to "help destigmatize the conversation around mental health," according to a press release. Guests include mental health ...

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MALCOLM YOUNG Bashes Original AC/DC Singer DAVE EVANS In Never-Before-Published Interview: 'He Was So Bad'

The Coda Collection features seven hours of video documenting AC/DC's various eras in addition to an in-depth collection of essays, along with a never-before-published interview with the band's co-founder and driving force, the late Malcolm Young. In the newly unearthed interview, Young discusses growing up in Australia, being influenced by the ...

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STAIND To Release 'Live: It's Been Awhile' Album In May; 'The Return Of Staind' Streaming Series Announced

Multi-platinum rock band STAIND will release its first album in nine years, "Live: It's Been Awhile", on May 7 via Yap'em/Alchemy Recordings. The "Live: It's Been Awhile" album will be accompanied by "The Return Of Staind", a two-part global streaming series in partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents. The series launches with STAIND's "Live: It's Been ...

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One Shot - RONNIE ATKINS

If it's diehard and dedicated you want, RONNIE ATKINS has been fitting the bill for four decades. His ongoing battle with lung cancer has obviously made the release of his first-ever solo album a somewhat double-edged sword for all concerned, but if you've ever enjoyed PRETTY MAIDS — and Ronnie's gloriously rough-hewn but soulful voice ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN: Behind-The-Scenes Video On Making Of Debut Album

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, released its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. A six-and-a-half-minute behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the album can be seen below. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian and mixed by ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Is 'Starting To Write New Music' During Pandemic

During an appearance on this past Thursday's (March 25) episode of SirusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink was asked if she and her bandmates have used the coronavirus downtime to work on new music. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There [are] conversations happening right now and music being ...

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ELTON JOHN Says He Recently Recorded 'Something' With METALLICA

During the latest episode of Elton John's Apple Music 1 show "Rocket Hour", the legendary singer told guest SG Lewis that he recorded "something" with METALLICA. "I've just done something with METALLICA," he revealed. "During this lockdown period, I've been working with [the virtual band] GORILLAZ and people like that. I haven't been doing any ...

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EDDIE OJEDA And DEE SNIDER To Team Up With RUDY SARZO And MIKE PORTNOY For Cover Of MOUNTAIN's 'Theme From An Imaginary Western'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has revealed that he is in the process of recording a tribute to MOUNTAIN's Leslie West, who died three months ago at the age of 75. The iconic guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and storyteller suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on December 21, 2020 and was rushed to ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Is 'The Greatest Thrash Band In The History Of The World', Credits DAVE MUSTAINE With Inventing The Genre

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have been collaborating on some new material recently under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. They are joined in the group by Italian guitarist Andy Martongelli and drummer Paolo Caridi, both of whom previously worked with David on his ELLEFSON solo project. Asked by Chris Akin ...

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JINJER: Second Video Report From The Studio

Ukraine's modern metal juggernaut JINJER recently entered the studio to start working on its fourth album for Napalm Records. The recording sessions are once again taking place at the Kaska Records Studios in Kiev, Ukraine with producer and good friend Max Morton. The second video report from the studio can be seen below. Bassist Eugene ...

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