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GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA, MASTERPLAN Members Join Forces For Epic Metal Cover Of 'We Are The World'

Over 50 rock and metal musicians, including members of GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA and MASTERPLAN, have joined forces to record an epic metal cover of "We Are The World" while in quarantine. The project is the brainchild of Norwegian musician Marius Danielsen of the band DARKEST SINS. The original version of the star-studded charity single ...

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ALICE COOPER And KLAUS MEINE Among Guest Singers In Video For WINGER's All-Star Version Of 'Better Days Comin''

WINGER recently invited artists, friends and fans to sing along to "Better Days Comin'", the title track of the band's sixth studio album, which was released in April 2014 via Frontiers Music Srl. The accompanying music video, which can be seen below, features the following guest artists in order of appearance: * Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN's Performance On 'The Sound Of Silence' Is 'Perhaps The Greatest Rock Vocal Ever,' Says Actor RUSSELL CROWE

Russell Crowe has praised David Draiman's performance on DISTURBED's cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" as "perhaps the greatest rock vocal ever." The Oscar-winning actor, best known for playing Gen. Maximus Decimus Meridius in "Gladiator" and Sgt. Wendell "Bud" White in "LA Confidential", made the comment on Twitter while sharing a new ...

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DIO's 1996-2004 Studio Album Collection Lands On Charts Around The Globe

DIO's recently reissued 1996-2004 studio albums have been met with an amazing worldwide reception, particularly in the United States, Germany and Spain, where all four albums have debuted at impressive chart positions, even surpassing the original releases' chart positions. "Master Of The Moon" (2004) were released March 20 by BMG in newly remastered versions with ...

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VAN HALEN Producer TED TEMPLEMAN To Release Memoir In April

ECW Press has set an April 21 release date for "A Platinum Producer's Life In Music", the new memoir from legendary music producer Ted Templeman. Crafting smash hits with VAN HALEN, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, Nicolette Larson and VAN MORRISON, Templeman changed the course of rock history This autobiography — as told to Greg Renoff — ...

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SOILWORK Releases New Single, 'Desperado'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Desperado". It is the second installment in SOILWORK's "Feverish" triology, which might also eventually end up becoming a so far unknown entity. Commented the band: "'Desperado', just like 'Feverish', is a song about how a single emotion can overtake your entire being, and consume you ...

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HOUSE OF LORDS To Release 'New World - New Eyes' Album In May

HOUSE OF LORDS' 10th studio album, "New World - New Eyes", will be released on May 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Recorded and produced by the band's singer and mastermind, James Christian, the follow-up to 2017's "Saint Of The Lost Souls" has an incredible flow of up-tempo and mid-tempo rockers mixed with power ballads, which ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund' Commemorates 10th Anniversary With Awards Gala And Live Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Releases Music Video For 'Scarborough Fair' From 'School Of Hard Knocks' Solo Album

Legendary SAXON frontman Biff Byford has released the official music video for his new solo single "Scarborough Fair". The song is taken from Byford's first solo album, "School Of Hard Knocks", which is being released today (Friday, February 21) via Silver Lining Music. "The new single 'Scarborough Fair' is a Yorkshire folk song about the ...

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MICHAEL SWEET And TONY HARNELL To Team Up For 'Tour 1987' In May

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet and former TNT singer Tony Harnell will join forces for the "Tour 1987" in May. Sweet said: "I'm excited to officially announce that I'm going on tour this spring, full-band electric, with my good friend Tony Harnell, and special guest Moriah Formica! Our first round of dates are listed below. More ...

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VINNY APPICE, GILBY CLARKE, STEVE LUKATHER, MARC BONILLA, Others To Perform At 'Change AB5' Event

Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented music show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, and Independent Music Professionals United present "Change AB5", a night of music and unity to raise awareness surrounding the damaging effects of California's new AB5 law on California's music professionals. The event will be Tuesday, February 18 at the ...

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STEVEN TYLER Celebrates Third Annual 'Grammy Awards Viewing Party' Benefiting JANIE'S FUND

Last night, iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler celebrated his third annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund with more than 500 friends and supporters at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Hosted by Terry Crews, the exclusive gala featured a live viewing of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards telecast, three-course dinner by Crumble Catering, ...

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