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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Widow Announces 320 FESTIVAL

Chester Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, has announced the first-ever 320 Festival, set to take place on May 9, 2020 at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. 320 Festival's mission is to help bring awareness to the importance of our mental health and provide attendees the resources they need to better care for their emotional well-being ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Releases Music Video For 'Alive' Song

SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Clint Lowery will release his debut solo album, "God Bless The Renegades", on January 31, 2020 via Rise Records. The official Mark Lediard-directed music video for the track "Alive" can be seen below. The first single from the album, "Kings", arrived last month. At the time, Lowery said that the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Reflects On Record-Breaking 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, MÖTLEY CRÜE's hugely successful Netflix biopic "The Dirt" remains one of the highest-rated music films as voted by the audience on Rotten Tomatoes, the online review aggregation service that allows both critics and the public to rate movies. As of December 17, "The Dirt" remains at 95%, down 1% ...

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PERIPHERY's MARK HOLCOMB To Sit Out U.S. Tour

PERIPHERY's Mark Holcomb will sit out the band's upcoming U.S. tour with PLINI and COVET. The guitarist was previously absent from group' recent tour of the U.K. and the Netherlands due to an undisclosed "family matter." PERIPHERY announced Holcomb's continued unavailability in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "Regarding the HAIL STAN ...

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CROWBAR's KIRK WINDSTEIN: 'I've Always Had That MOTÖRHEAD Mentality: We're Not Going To Change'

Australia's Triple T recently conducted an interview with frontman Kirk Windstein of veteran New Orleans sludge metallers CROWBAR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent activities: Kirk: "I recorded a solo album which is coming out — it's like 'mellow CROWBAR,' I call it. ...

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MASSACRE Announces New Lineup, Begins Work On Fourth Album

Veteran Florida death metal band MASSACRE has joined forces with a new management team, Extreme Management Group, and has begun work on a new full-length album, to be released in 2020. The group has also welcomed new drummer Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC., THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG) and guitarist Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG). MASSACRE's forthcoming album ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announces April/May 2020 European Tour

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will return to Europe in April and May 2020 for a 16-date tour. The trek will include 12 headline shows with support from Arizona's SPIRIT ADRIFT. The remaining dates will be festival shows, including appearances at Desertfest London and Berlin. Bassist Mike Dean states: "Since the release of 'No Cross No Crown', ...

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Video Premiere: SONS OF APOLLO's 'Fall To Ascend'

"Fall To Ascend", the new Christian Rios-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, METALLICA, SEX PISTOLS, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Block Figure Toys Available

Brokker, a Japanese company that specializes in crafting 85mm music figurines, has released new collections from METALLICA, SEX PISTOLS and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. METALLICA: These figures are accurate models of the band circa 1986, the year the group's third album, "Master Of Puppets", was released. The band's wardrobe and instruments have been faithfully reproduced, ...

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Watch BRING ME THE HORIZON Perform 'Ludens' In Tokyo

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have released a new official live video of their performance of the new single "Ludens" in Tokyo, Japan, where they played as the support act for BABYMETAL. Speaking to Kerrang! about how "Ludens" came together, singer Oli Sykes explained: "Now we've put six albums out, and we've made such ...

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EVANESCENCE To Begin Recording New Album In Early 2020

Prior to EVANESCENCE's ill-fated appearance at the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City on November 30, singer Amy Lee confirmed to Summa Inferno that she and her bandmates were in process of composing material for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 self-titled effort. "We're working on a new album — the first time in a ...

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