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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist On 'Perdida' Acoustic Album: 'It's Always A Pleasure To Interpret The Songs The Way They Were Written'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release their first-ever acoustic album, titled "Perdida", on February 10, 2020. The band recorded the disc at drummer Eric Kretz's Bomb Shelter Studios. STP utilized a variety of instruments that haven't been associated with the group in the past, including flute, alto saxophone, guitarrón, viola, cello and vintage keyboards. STONE TEMPLE ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 50th-Anniversary Tour: 'We'll Be Pulling Out Some Songs That We've Never, Ever Played Before'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Lana Morgan of Milwaukee's 102.9 The Hog radio station about the band's plans for its 50th-anniversary tour, which will launch next spring/summer. Asked if PRIEST will play any rarely performed songs during the trek, Halford said (hear audio below): "Yes, we are. All the way from 'Rocka Rolla' ...

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JOE ELLIOTT 'Wouldn't Say No' To Proper DEF LEPPARD Biopic

Joe Elliott says that DEF LEPPARD's 2001 biopic was a "low-budget experiment that wasn't really great." "Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story" was produced by VH1 and was described as "the true story of one of the most successful pop-metal bands of the '80s." Upon its release, it was slammed by Deseret News music editor ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Performs Previously Unreleased Song 'Hey, Can You Hear Me Now? (Video)

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA performed a previously unreleased song called "Hey, Can You Hear Me Now?" during its concert on Saturday, December 21 in Newark, New Jersey. The track was originally written by founder/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill more than three decades ago and was recently uncovered on a cassette tape left behind by the TSO visionary, who passed ...

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Wolves Of Thelema - CARONTE

They are definitely not the first heavy metal act to sing about Aleister Crowley, but at this point in time, CARONTE are easily the most effective. "Wolves of Thelema" is the Italians' fourth full-length album and the audible culmination of a steady evolution that has seen them mutate from relatively straightforward doom inclinations toward a ...

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TALISMAN Reunites For New Song In Memory Of MARCEL JACOB

TALISMAN, the band founded and created by the late Marcel Jacob in 1989, has written, produced and recorded a new song titled "Never Die (A Song for Marcel)" for their fallen brother who took his own life 10 years ago on July 21, 2009. You can view the lyric video below. Surviving members Jeff Scott ...

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MATT SORUM's Autobiography, 'Double Talkin' Jive', Due In April 2020

Chicago Review Press has set an April 7, 2020 release date for the "Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'N' Roll Stories From The Drummer Of Guns N' Roses, The Cult, And Velvet Revolver" book from Matt Sorum. The official book description reads as follows: "Cocaine smuggling, shoot-outs, and never-ending decadent parties: Matt Sorum's 'Double Talkin' ...

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Four Songs From AC/DC's 'Back In Black' Album Receive Platinum Certificatons From RIAA

Just six days after AC/DC's 1980 breakthrough album "Back in Black" was certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies, four of the LP's tracks received individual single certifications. On December 12, "Back In Black" and "You Shook Me All Night Long" were both certified triple platinum, accumulating ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On Replacing GEOFF TATE: 'We Couldn't Have Asked For A Better Outcome'

In a recent interview with Bruce Moore and Kris Siegers of the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, Todd La Torre shared his perspective on stepping into QUEENSRŸCHE in 2012 as the replacement for original frontman Geoff Tate. The former CRIMSON GLORY singer has since recorded three studio albums with QUEENSRŸCHE and has helped restore the heavier, progressive ...

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BABYMETAL Releases Music Video For 'Da Da Dance'

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL has unveiled a new video for the track "Da Da Dance". Filmed across various shows during the group's "Metal Galaxy" world tour, the clip includes footage from BABYMETAL's first-ever U.S. arena show at the Forum in Los Angeles on October 11. "Da Da Dance", which features a guest appearance by guitarist ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Jackson, California

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's December 13 concert at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Jackson, California can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE's latest album, "The Verdict", was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, ICED EARTH, HATEBREED) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Washington; Planet-Z ...

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