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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'Junior Dad' From 'Lulu' Album Is 'A Real Accomplishment, Just As Much As 'Ride The Lightning' Is'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative disc with Lou Reed, calling it "a real accomplishment." "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort featured the late THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman's spoken-word poetry and lyrics combined with ...

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Watch QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Perform 'The Show Must Go On' From The Upcoming 'Live Around The World' Release

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT will release their first-ever live album, "Live Around The World" on October 2 in CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray and vinyl formats. The set presents a compilation of concert highlights captured the world over personally selected by Roger Taylor, Brian May and Adam Lambert from over 200 shows they have performed with several ...

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Death Of The Cosmic - HINAYANA

There has never been a better time to be thoroughly despondent, so we might as well embrace a few new bands along the way. Fans of morose but elegantly melodic death/doom may already be familiar with HINAYANA after their quietly stunning 2018 debut album, "Order Divine". Although rooted in the familiar, the American band's take ...

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PAUL STANLEY Blasts DONALD TRUMP For Warning Of 'Rigged Election'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has blasted President Donald Trump for claiming his opponents may steal November's election. Earlier in the week, Trump once again warned his fellow Republicans that "the only way they can take this election away from us is if this is a rigged election," attacking mail-in voting and falsely claiming it will ...

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DED Drops New Song 'Parasite'

DED has shared the brand new song "Parasite". It serves as another taste of what's to come on the band's upcoming sophomore effort, the details of which will be revealed soon. "This is a straight-up DED track," says frontman Joe Cotela. "I think this will be a live fan favorite in the future once concerts ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Criticizes America's Response To COVID-19 Pandemic: 'We Need Some Adults In The Room'

George Lynch has criticized the United States' inability to contain the spread of COVID-19 as effectively as other countries, saying "we need some adults in the room." As of Thursday (August 27), there were nearly 25 million confirmed global COVID-19 cases and over 800 thousand deaths worldwide, according to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. ...

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ANTHRAX And DEATH ANGEL Members Cover MOTHER LOVE BONE's 'Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns' (Video)

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has teamed up with DEATH ANGEL singer Mark Osegueda and METAL ALLEGIANCE bassist Mark Menghi to record a cover version of MOTHER LOVE BONE's "Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns", filmed while they were in quarantine. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "What ...

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Watch Second Trailer For IRON MAIDEN Guitarist ADRIAN SMITH's Upcoming Fishing Memoir 'Monsters Of River & Rock'

A new two-minute trailer for IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith's upcoming memoir, "Monsters Of River & Rock", can be seen below. Smith is well known in the community as a fisherman, and a former cover star of coarse-fishing bible the Angler's Mail (biggest chub of the season, August 2009). In his first, very personal, riverside ...

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BUCKCHERRY Recruits JETBOY Guitarist BILLY ROWE

BUCKCHERRY has recruited JETBOY's Billy Rowe (pictured) as its new guitarist. He joins the group as the replacement for Kevin Roentgen, who left BUCKCHERRY in July. Roentgen, who joined the California-based band in 2017, made his exit official in a social media post earlier this week. He wrote: "Bottom line, I made this decision to ...

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PSYCHOSEXUAL Feat. Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER: 'Torch The Faith' Chart Positions

"Torch The Faith", the debut album from PSYCHOSEXUAL, the new rock band fronted by former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer, has registered the following first-week chart positions: No. 5 Current Hard Music Albums No. 12 Top New Artist Albums No. 24 Internet Albums No. 29 Record Label Independent Current Albums No. 30 Current ...

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METALLICA's Streaming Concert Series Raises More Than $100,000 For 'All Within My Hands' Foundation

METALLICA has raised more than $100,000 from its #MetallicaMondays streaming concert series for its All Within My Hands foundation. METALLICA launched the free weekly series at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to provide "live" entertainment to their fans as the concert industry shut down. After more than five months of sharing ...

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FOX NEWS Airs Tribute To POWER TRIP's RILEY GALE

Fox News' Greg Gutfeld has paid tribute to POWER TRIP singer Riley Gale, saying they were "good friends" who "helped each other out." Gutfeld, one of the co-hosts of "The Five" and Fox News' resident metalhead, struck up a friendship with Gale over Twitter after he played some of POWER TRIP's music on the show. ...

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RIKKI ROCKETT Says FRANKIE BANALI Reached Out To Him Two Months After He Was Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "This May End Badly With Craig Fraser" podcast, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett spoke about his friendship with QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali, who died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The 59-year-old Rikki, who went through his own battle with cancer five years ago, said ...

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LAJON WITHERSPOON Hopes To See SEVENDUST Get 'Bigger'

In a new interview with "Two Doods Reviews", SEVENDUST singer Lajon Witherspoon was asked what he and his bandmates want to do differently to reinvent or break the mold of the past 20 years, or if they just want to continue the momentum. He replied (hear audio below): "I just wish definitely that we can ...

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