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'Rockers Against Trafficking' Benefit Concert Featuring STP, MEGADETH, Ex-SLAYER Members Raises Over $10,000

Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada's Rockers Against Trafficking benefit to help raise awareness of human trafficking on April 11 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California was an amazing success. All of the proceeds from the show will be used to rebuild the lives of these young victims with housing, medical assistance, legal aid, and job placement, and ...

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AC/DC 'Insiders' Refute Retirement Rumors

According to Billboard.com, AC/DC "insiders" have shot down as false the rumor that the band is on the verge of announcing its retirement due to one member's — presumably guitarist Malcolm Young's — serious illness. The source of the original retirement rumor was an e-mail sent to Perth radio station 6PR from an ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS' 'Going To Hell' Cracks U.S. Top 5

"Going To Hell", the second album from THE PRETTY RECKLESS, the band led by actress-turned-singer Taylor Momsen, sold 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on March 18 via Razor & Tie. "Going To ...

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STP, MEGADETH, FEAR FACTORY, MINISTRY, Ex-SLAYER Members To Perform At 'Rockers Against Trafficking' Benefit

Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada has shot some of rock's biggest names over the years — including NIRVANA, KISS, REM and GREEN DAY — and now, he is using his connections in the world of rock for a good cause: helping to raise awareness of human trafficking, by creating the organization Rockers Against Trafficking and scheduling ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To SOUNDWAVE TV (Video)

Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Interviewed On Australia's HOT FM (Audio)

Hot FM CQ breakfast announcer Paul "Browny" Brown conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To SPOTLIGHT REPORT (Video)

Spotlight Report conducted an interview with Ville Valo, lead singer of Finnish "love" metallers HIM, during this year's Soundwave festiva in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on ...

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Former METALLICA Producer FLEMMING RASMUSSEN To Deliver Keynote Speech At Ohio's Capital University

A major highlight of the upcoming Music Technology Workshop at Columbus, Ohio's Capital University will be keynote presenter, Grammy Award-winning producer Flemming Rasmussen. Rasmussen will give a keynote presentation at 3 p.m. on March 29, and offer a master class as part of the Music Technology Workshop. Rasmussen produced METALLICA's "Ride The Lightning" (1984), "Master ...

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BRIAN JOHNSON Says AC/DC Will Enter Studio In May

Legendary Anglo-Australian hard rockers AC/DC will enter a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in May, presumably to begin recording their first new material since 2008's "Black Ice" album. In addition, the band will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year by playing 40 shows around the world. The news of AC/DC's recording and touring plans ...

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SCORPION CHILD: 'Kings Highway' Video Released

Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD have released a video for the first track on their debut album, "Kings Highway". Opening with the sound of cicadas, the clip was directed by award-winning stop-motion animator Jess Cope (STEVEN WILSON, STORM CORROSION, DEVIN TOWNSEND) of Owlhouse Studios, whose talents have been seen in the short film "The Astronomer's Sun", ...

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CALIBAN's 'Ghost Empire' Cracks German Top 10

"Ghost Empire", the new album from Germany's CALIBAN, has entered the Media Control chart in the band's home country at position No. 7. CALIBAN's previous CD, "I Am Nemesis", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 21 back in February 2012. "Ghost Empire", which is being released in North America on February 4 ...

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CALIBAN: 'Your Song' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Your Song" from Germany's CALIBAN can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Ghost Empire", which is being released on the following dates via Century Media Records: * Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand: January 24 * Rest of Europe: January 27 * ...

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FEAR FACTORY: Video Footage Of Whisky A Go Go Concert

The official YouTube channel of the legendary West Hollywood, California club Whisky A Go Go has been updated with video footage of FEAR FACTORY performing the song "Martyr" on January 18 as part of the venue's month-long 50th-anniversary celebration. Check it out below. FEAR FACTORY last month completed touring North America as the support act ...

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AUTOPSY's ERIC CUTLER Joins SCOLEX

San Francisco Bay Area death/doom outfit SCOLEX has merged forces with legendary death metal guitarist Eric Cutler of AUTOPSY. The newly formed lineup's initial goals include writing and recording a full-length album, to be released later this year. SCOLEX was formed in 2010 by bassist Erika Osterhout drummer/vocalist Justin Green. In 2011, the duo recorded ...

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Murder One - KILLERS

Ahh, KILLERS, a bleeding case of what could've been. Struggling to find a post-IRON MAIDEN identity throughout the Eighties and Nineties, NWOBHM legend Paul Di'Anno ran through a succession of metal acts that made minor blips on the metal radar such as DI'ANNO, BATTLEZONE, PRAYING MANTIS, NOMAD, GOGMAGOG (also one-time home to future IRON MAIDEN ...

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CALIBAN: 'Devil's Night' Video Released

The official video for the song "Devil's Night" from Germany's CALIBAN can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Ghost Empire", which will be released on the following dates via Century Media Records: * Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand: January 24 * Rest of Europe: January 27 * U.S., ...

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