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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's September 16 performance at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan can be seen below. The British heavy metal legends, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, threw in several rarely played songs in their set, including "One Shot At Glory" and "Invader", as well as several tracks that hadn't ...

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STRYPER And SKILLET Featured In 'The Jesus Music' Documentary

STRYPER and SKILLET are among the artists featured in "The Jesus Music", a Lionsgate documentary that explores the ascent in the success of Christian contemporary music (CCM) and its often untold roots. The film tells the untold story of the genre and how "the universal power of music from these artists shine through from their ...

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Is This DAVID LEE ROTH's Caricature Of DONALD TRUMP?

Since April 2020, VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has spent much of his time creating COVID-themed drawings — he calls them comics — and then sharing the finished works on his social media channels. His latest four pieces of artwork — called "The Don" (an apparent caricature of former president Donald Trump's orange appearance ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Reveals His Wife's Cancer Battle

During an appearance on TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy's "GLHF" podcast, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser spoke about how the pandemic has affected him in his personal life and the fundamental lessons he has learned in the COVID-19 year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't remember the last time I spent so much time sleeping ...

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U.D.O. Releases Music Video For New Single 'Prophecy'

U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album "Game Over", on October 22 via AFM Records. The official music video for the disc's third single, "Prophecy", can be seen below. Not one for embellishment. Dirkschneider strikes a sour note on "Game Over". If mankind does not rethink several ...

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SKILLET Frontman Agrees With NICKI MINAJ's COVID-19 Comments, Claims DR. FAUCI Has Been 'Wrong' About 'Nearly Everything'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he agrees with rapper Nicki Minaj after she expressed concerns this week about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The rapper tweeted on Monday that she wants to do more research before getting vaccinated and claimed that a friend of her cousin's ...

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BEHEMOTH To Release 'In Absentia Dei' In December

BEHEMOTH set the world on fire when the Polish masters of black metal took an abandoned church in rural Poland to perform a worldwide stream event in the heart of the pandemic lockdown. After over a year since the show's premiere, "In Absentia Dei" returns on to a range of deluxe formats for fans to ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On Setlist For '50 Heavy Metal Years' Tour: 'The Reaction We're Getting Has Been Really Positive'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to Lana Morgan of the 102.9 The Hog radio station about the setlist for the band's first pandemic-era tour, the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American trek, which kicked off on September 8 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. As was the case with their appearance at the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Speaks Out Against 'Tyranny In The Schools' And 'In The Medical Business' (Video)

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has spoken out against "tyranny in the schools" and "in the medical business." The 60-year-old musician, who has attracted a fair amount of media attention over the years for his political thoughts, addressed what he feels is an unreasonable use of power during last night's (Wednesday, September 15) MEGADETH concert in Camden, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Announces 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal' Special On SiriusXM's 'Mandatory Metallica'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has put together a special on the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal for Mandatory Metallica, a new limited-engagement SiriusXM radio channel with music and content curated by the band. Launched a little over two weeks ago, this new artist-branded channel coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE Thanks 'Artists For Peace And Justice' For 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee was honored with a solo Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, September 11 at the Artists For Peace And Justice (APJ) gala in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Lee was recognized for his "commitment to philanthropy," including his support of brain cancer research, Toronto Food Bank, Alberta Floods, Doctors Without Borders, Grapes For Humanity, ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Was A Question On 'Jeopardy!' Tonight

A question about FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH was included in tonight's (Wednesday, September 15) episode of the long-running game show "Jeopardy!" In the category "Numerical Entertainment", contestants were given the clue "Groove metal band: ___ FINGER DEATH PUNCH" by host Mike Richards. A contestant guessed the correct question — "What's Five?" — without wasting a ...

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SLASH, OZZY OSBOURNE, NIKKI SIXX, ICE-T And Others Pay Tribute To DAVE MUSTAINE On His 60th Birthday (Video)

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine celebrated his 60th birthday onstage on Monday, September 13 during the band's concert at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts. After the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to the guitarist/vocalist, a five-minute video was played in which a number of other musicians shared their best wishes to Mustaine, including GUNS N' ...

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Fully Vaccinated Former METALLICA Bassist RON MCGOVNEY On His COVID-19 Battle: 'It Felt Like The Flu To Me'

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney, who is fully vaccinated, has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. McGovney revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a tweet earlier today (Wednesday, September 15). He wrote: "This is day 3 of my COVID-19 journey. I feel much better today. Fully vaxxed people can still get ...

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METALLICA To Headline First-Ever DOWNLOAD GERMANY Festival

METALLICA will headline the first-ever Download Germany festival, set to take place June 24, 2022 at Hockenheimring racing circuit near Frankfurt. Also scheduled to appear are SABATON and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 17, priced at €139. The U.K. edition of Download was launched in 2003 and has taken ...

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