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KINGDOM COME Is 'In Negotiations' With LENNY WOLF To Release New Music

KINGDOM COME is in talks with original singer Lenny Wolf about releasing new music. Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. KINGDOM COME's 2020 lineup consists of drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, ...

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KID ROCK Says He 'Could Care Less' About 'Continuous Attacks' From Left-Wing Media, Announces 'Career Documentary'

Kid Rock says that he "could care less" about the "continuous attacks" from the left-wing media as he prepares to join President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., at a Michigan event to promote the president's re-election campaign Monday (September 14). Earlier today, Kid Rock took to his Instagram to share a photo of him ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of JAMES HETFIELD Performing Acoustic Cover Of EDDIE MONEY's 'Baby Hold On'

Professionally filmed video of James Hetfield performing live at a tribute to Eddie Money in February can be seen below. The METALLICA frontman played an acoustic rendition of Money's "Baby Hold On" at The Canyon at The Saban in Beverly Hills, California. Hetfield wasn't among the announced guests at "A Star-Studded Tribute To Eddie Money", ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Taps TESLA, Ex-DREAM THEATER Members For Reimagined Version Of 'The Weight Of Silence'

Chuck Wright, longtime member and bassist for QUIET RIOT, as well as MONTROSE, ALICE COOPER, HOUSE OF LORDS, and founder of the award-winning "Ultimate Jam Night", has announced the addition of renowned musicians to his solo single "The Weight Of Silence". First released in May of 2020, "The Weight Of Silence" quickly gathered praise from ...

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QUIET RIOT 'Isn't Going Anywhere,' Says Guitarist ALEX GROSSI

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi has thanked fans for their support following the announcement that the band was planning to carry on after drummer Frankie Banali's death. The group, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), will play a couple of shows in October as well as a string of dates in ...

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QUIET RIOT To Continue Without FRANKIE BANALI

QUIET RIOT has announced plans to continue, less than a month after the death of the band's drummer Frankie Banali. The veteran rockers revealed their plans to carry on in a social media post on Wednesday. They wrote: "QUIET RIOT - 2020/2021 Because life goes on! "It was Frankie Banali's wish that the band continue ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'People Are Really Happy' About His Musical Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy recorded ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He Doesn't Have 'The Slightest Interest' In Playing Another BLACK SABBATH Show

Ozzy Osbourne says that he has no interest in playing any more BLACK SABBATH shows. Ever since SABBATH finished "The End" tour in Birmingham, England in February 2017, closing out the quartet's groundbreaking 49-year career, there has been talk of a possible one-off reunion, either for a festival appearance or another special event. "The End" ...

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Ex-VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER Releases Video For 'Rise Up' From GARDNER*JAMES Album 'Synergy'

GARDNER*JAMES, former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner's collaborative project with her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, has released the official music video for the song "Rise Up". The track is taken from GARDNER*JAMES's latest album "Synergy", which which was made available via Pavement Entertainment. Janet and Justin produced the entire video on their own during the pandemic. ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Whom He Would Vote For In 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: 'Fans Out There Can Probably Put Two And Two Together'

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich has once clarified a comment he made in a 2016 interview, that he would consider moving back to his native Denmark if Trump were elected president. "I am a hundred percent Danish citizen. I pay taxes in the U.S.A., but I can't vote in America," Lars said at the time. "Yes, certainly ...

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How METALLICA's Quarantine Version Of 'Blackened' Came Together

On August 27, the four members of METALLICA joined SiriusXM's Jose Mangin for a virtual roundtable chat on Zoom to talk about everything from the "Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M²" release and the drive-in event to welding tables and making jam. Speaking about how he and his bandmates overcame social distancing in May to ...

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NIKKI SIXX's Music Catalog Acquired By HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND LIMITED

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first and only U.K.-listed investment company offering investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated intellectual property rights, and its investment adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, have announced that the company has acquired the music catalog of musician, songwriter and producer Nikki Sixx, best known as the founding member, bassist, ...

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