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MEGAFORCE RECORDS Co-Founder MARSHA ZAZULA Dies At 68

Marsha Zazula, who co-founded Megaforce Records in 1983 with her husband Jon (a.k.a. Jonny Z), died earlier today (January 10) at the age of 68. Marsha and Jonny's daughter Rikki Zazula confirmed her mother's passing, writing in a Facebook post: "RIP Mom April 21, 1952 -January 10, 2021 Your love, Your strength, Your memory and ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Criticizes Twitter For 'Censoring' DONALD TRUMP: 'Freedom Of Speech Is Gonna Be Gone'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account. Earlier this week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to repeat debunked conspiracy theories about the election, even after thousands ...

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SUSPECT208 Parts Ways With Singer NOAH WEILAND

SUSPECT208 has parted ways with its frontman Noah Weiland, the son of late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland. Earlier today, SUSPECT208, which includes drummer London Hudson (18-year-old son of GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash) and 16-year-old bassist Tye Trujillo (son of METALLICA bass player Robert Trujillo), announced that it was looking for a new ...

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Rockers React To Pro-TRUMP Protesters Storming Capitol Hill: 'This Is Next-Level Insanity'

Paul Stanley (KISS), Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Andy Biersack (BLACK VEIL BRIDES), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Otep Shamaya (OTEP), Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES) and Danko Jones are among the musicians who have reacted ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On ALEXI LAIHO: 'You Are Gone Way, Way Too Soon'

Sebastian Bach has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "an incredible guitar player" who "rocked it hard." On Monday (January 4), Bach shared a few backstage photos of him and his wife hanging out with members of CHILDREN OF BODOM, including Laiho, and he wrote in an accompanying message: ...

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MICHAEL SWEET And CHRIS JERICHO Criticize Democrat Pastor For Ending Congressional Prayer With 'Amen And Awoman'

STRYPER's Michael Sweet and FOZZY's Chris Jericho have criticized a U.S. Congressman's "light-hearted" attempt to be inclusive on Sunday, when he wrapped up a prayer in the House of Representatives with the words "Amen and awomen," saying it was "a perfect example of going way too far." Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist pastor ...

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CUESTACK Members Talk About Directing DAVID HASSELHOFF And Designing Tours For MACHINE HEAD

Keyboardist/vocalist Martin Kames and guitarist/vocalist Bernth Brodträger of Austrian duo CUESTACK, who recently collaborated with David Hasselhoff on his first metal song "Through The Night", went on the podcast "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman". They spoke about their music, as well as their work in video editing, lighting and video design, and graphic design. It ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's Bandmate DANIEL FREYBERG: 'You Were A Legend Who Created Magic And Raised The Bar To The Next Level'

Alexi Laiho's CHILDREN OF BODOM and BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT bandmate Daniel Freyberg has paid tribute to the late guitarist/vocalist, calling him "a legend who created magic and raised the bar to the next level." Freyberg, who played with NAILDOWN and NORTHER before joining CHILDREN OF BODOM in 2016, took to his Instagram earlier today (Monday, ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Reacts To ROB HALFORD's Black Leather Assless Chaps: 'Next Tour!! Less Is More'

Rob Halford has posted a couple of new photos of him wearing black leather assless chaps. Earlier today, the 69-year-old JUDAS PRIEST singer uploaded the shots, which were apparently taken at his house in Phoenix, to his Instagram account, writing in an accompanying caption: "'which way to the stage! happy new year maniacs see you ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN: 'F**k 2020'

Wolfgang Van Halen has paid tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist is the inspiration he needs to "keep moving." The 29-year-old's end-of-year message came less than two months after the release of "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Wolfgang wrote the song while Eddie ...

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Listen To New FOO FIGHTERS Single 'No Son Of Mine'

FOO FIGHTERS have released a new single, "No Son Of Mine". The track, which can be streamed below, will appear on the band's upcoming 10th studio album, "Medicine At Midnight", due on February 5, 2021 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. "No Son Of Mine" ignites the second half of "Medicine At Midnight" with a lightning strike ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine In 10 Days

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski says that he will receive his first shot of the coronavirus vaccine in less than two weeks. The 43-year-old Polish native, who was diagnosed with a severe case of leukemia a decade ago, revealed his plan to take the vaccine in an end-of-year message on Instagram. He wrote: "All righty ...

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KREATOR Has '15 Songs And Counting' For Next Studio Album

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have written 15 songs for their next album, tentatively due in 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The news of KREATOR's songwriting process was revealed by the band's guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza, who took to his Instagram earlier today (Thursday, December 31) to write: "Ok, let's wrap up 2020. "Maybe one of the ...

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METALLICA Hits 1.1 Billion In 2020 SPOTIFY Streams

METALLICA's music was streamed 1.1 billion times on Spotify in 2020. This marks the second year in a row that the band's songs were played more than a billion times on the digital music service in a 12-month period. The heavy metal legends' social media revealed their latest streaming feat on Wednesday (December 30), adding ...

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