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TOM MORELLO Added To 'Set Break' Livestream Event On Calling Awareness To Mental Health Crisis In Music Industry

On April 10, Backline will host "Set Break", its first-ever livestream fundraiser on The Relix Channel, exclusively on Twitch — featuring live performances from all over the world, public service announcements from music industry professionals, and immersive wellness experiences. Following the initial announcement, the non-profit organization, which connects music industry professionals with mental health and ...

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Watch MIKKEY DEE Play Intro To KING DIAMOND's 'Welcome Home'

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee revisited his KING DIAMOND days by playing the intro to the song "Welcome Home" for a video posted to his official Facebook page. In introducing his performance, Dee stated about the song, which originally appeared on KING DIAMOND's 1988 album "Them": "I got so many requests, the ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Says His 'Jesus Freak' Mother Felt That Rock Music Was 'The Biggest Tool Of The Devil'

In a new interview with "The Dr. Jeff Show", John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke about his musical upbringing and his introduction to rock music. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My parents were Christians. My mom was a fanatical Jesus freak, all right? A fanatical Jesus ...

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GEOFF TATE Has No Interest In QUEENSRŸCHE Reunion: 'I Don't Feel The Need To Go Back In Time And Resurrect That'

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't really have an interest in a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Fellow original QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Refuses To Shut Up About Politics

Serj Tankian has defended his right to speak out on political issues. The SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, who is currently promoting a new documentary about his life and activist work, discussed his decision to publicly express his political views in a new interview with Brazil's G1. Asked how he responds to criticism from SYSTEM ...

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HELLOWEEN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Skyfall", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY: CHICKENFOOT Will 'Definitely' Play Again

Michael Anthony says that CHICKENFOOT will "definitely" reunite for more live shows and possible new music. The supergroup, which features the ex-VAN HALEN bassist, alongside legendary guitarist Joe Satriani, former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has been largely inactive since 2012 when it toured with Kenny Aronoff ...

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ALICE COOPER: 'In The 1970s' Book Due In May

Sonicbond Publishing has set a May 28 release date for "Alice Cooper In The 1970s" by Chris Sutton. In "Alice Cooper In The 1970s", Sutton explores the story of ALICE COOPER the band and the solo performer from the early years through to the decadent end of the decade. It is the first book to ...

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RIOT V Singer TODD MICHAEL HALL Collaborates With METAL CHURCH Guitarist KURDT VANDERHOOF On 'Sonic Healing' Album

RIOT V vocalist Todd Michael Hall will release his first-ever solo album, "Sonic Healing", on May 7 via Rat Pak Records. Todd received national attention when he appeared on the 18th season of NBC's hit television show "The Voice". After being selected by judge Blake Shelton for his version of FOREIGNER's "Juke Box Hero", Todd ...

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MYLES KENNEDY Says Success Of WOLFGANG VAN HALEN's 'Distance' Has Given Him 'Faith In Humans Again'

ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS vocalist Myles Kennedy spoke to Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA about the overwhelmingly positive response to "Distance", the debut single from MAMMOTH WVH, the band led by his friend Wolfgang Van Halen. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's ...

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