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ACE FREHLEY To Play 'Socially Distanced' Concerts In August

Ace Frehley will play a pair of shows this summer that will apparently respect guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the new coronavirus. The original KISS guitarist is scheduled to perform at Jergels in Warrendale, Pennsylvania on August 6 and at the Robins Theatre in Warren, Ohio on August 7. Coronavirus restrictions have eased ...

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Former UFO Guitarist PAUL CHAPMAN Dead At 66

Paul Chapman, the Welsh rock guitarist best known for his work in UFO and WAYSTED, has died at the age of 66. His passing was confirmed by his son, who wrote on Paul's Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is my dads 66th birthday. He passed away earlier this afternoon. ...

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RAVEN To Release 'Metal City' Album In September

British/American metal trio RAVEN has set "Metal City" as the title of its new album, due on September 18 via SPV/Steamhammer. According to the label, the long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" contains "ten metallic masterpieces tapping heavily into that 'Wiped Out' vein of speed, power and insanity, while taking a quantum leap forward technically and ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN: It 'Shouldn't Be A Shock To Anybody' That SERJ TANKIAN And I Have Different Political Views

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that fans shouldn't be surprised by the fact that his political views are drastically different from those of the band's lead singer, Serj Tankian. Several days ago, Dolmayan took to his Instagram to praise Donald Trump, calling him "the most attacked president in history yet the greatest ...

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BUSH Bassist COREY BRITZ Releases Debut Solo Single, 'Humans'

BUSH bassist Corey Britz has released his debut solo single, "Humans". It marks the first track to be released off his upcoming full-length album, due later this year. "When I wrote 'Humans' last year, the lyrics were intended to be a metaphor comparing an apocalypse to emotional isolationism," said Britz. "In 2020, that metaphor seems ...

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GRAHAM BONNET, PHIL DEMMEL, JOHN TEMPESTA And JOEY VERA Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of MSG's 'Assault Attack' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with ex-RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP singer Graham Bonnet, THE CULT drummer John Tempesta, FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and BLEEDING THROUGH keyboardist Marta Demmel to record a "quarantine" cover version of the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP song "Assault Attack" as part of Phil's new series "Collab-A-Jam". Phil ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Praises DONALD TRUMP, Calls Him 'The Greatest Friend To Minorities'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised Donald Trump, calling him "the most attacked president in history yet the greatest friend to minorities." Dolmayan made the comment while sharing a meme featuring Trump's claim that his administration has done more for the African American community "than any president since Abraham Lincoln". In a ...

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Listen To ALAIN JOHANNES's New Single 'Free'

"Free", the new single from Alain Johannes, co-creator of the highly influential '90s alternative rock band ELEVEN as well as a key contributor on releases from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THEM CROOKED VULTURES and Chris Cornell, can be heard below. The track is taken from Johannes's third solo album, "Hum", which will arrive on ...

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