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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist SLASH Celebrates 15 Years Of Sobriety

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, July 4), Slash's longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges took to her Instagram to share a photo of the 55-year-old musician with the late punk-rock fashion icon Jimmy Webb, and she included the following message: "Baby, Congratulations on your 15 ...

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'Heavy Metal Television' Announces Relaunch

Heavy Metal Television, the world's longest-running streaming video channel for hard rock and heavy metal music videos and content, will officially relaunch on Monday, July 5 at 12 a.m. Eastern Time. "It really is time, isn't it?" asks Heavy Metal Television CEO and head of programming Chris Akin. "We are right in the middle of ...

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JOE ELLIOTT Says Performing 'All The Young Dudes' At FREDDIE MERCURY Tribute Concert Was 'The Best Four Minutes Of My Life On Stage'

During an appearance on the latest installment of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" music series, DEF LEPPARD singer and founding member Joe Elliott was asked what it was like to join surviving members of QUEEN, along with Ian Hunter, David Bowie and Mick Ronson, for a performance of "All The Young Dudes" at the Freddie ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video 'Youphoria'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Youphoria", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "I think 'Youphoria' has a little bit of everything, with an epic catchy chorus, time and tempo changes and aggressive riffing." LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson added: "We ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Launches New App VYTHM JR, A Music Visualization And Audio Visualizer

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has collaborated with Marvin Krüger on a new app, Vythm JR, a visualizer capable of an incredible variety of images. Available for iOS as well as Android, Vythm is a highly customizable music visualization app that allows you to create stunning visual art that synchronizes perfectly with whatever song you're ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Says Writing His Memoir Has Been 'Cathartic': 'I Think I Needed To Do It'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Making Waves: The ShipRocked Podcast", ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello discussed his upcoming memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", which is due on October 12 via Rare Bird. The foreword was written by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. "My co-writer Joel McIver, he's an ...

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BEARTOOTH Announces Compendium Graphic Novel To New Album 'Below'

Z2 Comics continues to define the relationship between music and comics; bringing together the comics and music communities across genres for biographical works, exciting original concepts, album tie-ins, and more. The latest announcement pairs this groundbreaking publisher with Ohio's hardcore stalwarts BEARTOOTH for the official prequel to their brand-new album, "Below". Following up on last ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Discusses Thrash/Death Metal Influence On Band's New Song 'Become The Firestorm': 'I Loved POSSESSED'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn spoke to the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast about the band's new song "Become The Firestorm", which has been described by some fans as one of the most brutally aggressive tracks MACHINE HEAD has ever recorded. Asked about the supposed "black metal" influence on the song's riffing approach, Flynn said (as ...

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Rockers React To Death Of Former SKID ROW Singer JOHNNY SOLINGER

Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS), Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) and Scotti Hill (SKID ROW) are among the rockers who have reacted to the passing of Johnny Solinger, SKID ROW's longest-tenured singer. The Arkansas-born rocker died on Saturday (June 26) at the age of 55. Solinger joined SKID ROW ...

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FROM ASHES TO NEW Releases 'Quarantine Chronicles Vol. 1' EP

FROM ASHES TO NEW has released a new EP, "Quarantine Chronicles Vol. 1", via Better Noise Music. The intimate project consists of covers, previously released tracks, and features. The project is the first of a three-part mood EP series the band is releasing ahead of their reconnecting with fans on the road later this summer. ...

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STYX Releases Lyric Video For 'Reveries'

The official lyric video for "Reveries" from STYX can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Crash Of The Crown", which came out on June 18 via the band's label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The legendary rockers — James "JY" Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Release 'Solar Fire' Music Video

The official music video for "Solar Fire", the fourth single from Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's critically acclaimed project SMITH/KOTZEN, can be seen below. The song features Adrian's IRON MAIDEN bandmate Nicko McBrain on drums. The clip was shot in Los Angeles in April where Richie and Adrian sang and performed together in the same ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY 'Would Love To' Release A Cookbook

KISS frontman Paul Stanley, who frequently uses social media to share photos of his culinary creations, was asked in a new interview with Germany's Radio Bob! if he has any plans to eventually release a cookbook. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Maybe at some point, but right now that cookbook would be very thin. ...

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SHADOWS FALL Announces December 2021 Reunion Show

SHADOWS FALL, the Massachusetts metal band which was at the forefront of the New Wave of American Metal scene that dominated the '00s, will reunite to play a one-off show at The Palladium in Worcester in their native Massachusetts. The show is set for Saturday, December 18, 2021. UNEARTH, DARKEST HOUR, WITHIN THE RUINS, SWORN ...

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K.K. DOWNING: 'When GLENN TIPTON Retired, I Fully Expected That That Would Be The Opening' For Me To Return To JUDAS PRIEST

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that it is "absolutely" not true that he retired from the music industry after his exit from the band a decade ago. Downing left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance. He was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades ...

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FOZZY Announces Fall 2021 Tour Of U.K. And Ireland

American rockers FOZZY are smashing their way out of 2021 with an exclusive eleven-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland. The trek will kick off on November 30 in Manchester and make stops in Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Chester, Birmingham, Bournemouth Swansea and Nottingham before finishing in London on December 12. Support will come from ...

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