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Watch LITA FORD Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of Lita Ford's July 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. Lita recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing ...

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The Impassable Horizon - FRACTAL UNIVERSE

Increasingly one of the most exciting bands to operate under the progressive death metal banner, FRACTAL UNIVERSE sound more creatively liberated than ever on their third full-length. Still intermittently brutal and chaotic, but focused far more on soaring, ethereal melodies and deftly woven arrangements, the French quartet have really hit their stride here. "A Clockwork ...

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ROBERT MASON Thinks GEORGE LYNCH 'Says Some Dumb-Ass S**t Every Once In A While', Insists THE END MACHINE Is 'Not That Polarized'

Robert Mason says that he was a bit perplexed by George Lynch's recent comment that "there's a little bit of a rub" between the members of THE END MACHINE over the band's lyrical content due to their divergent political views. Last month, George discussed the lyrical themes covered on THE END MACHINE's "Phase2" album in ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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TED NUGENT Recalls Hanging Out With BON SCOTT: 'He Was Always Drunk'

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent once again discussed his lifelong anti-drugs and -drink stance during a YouTube livestream earlier today (Thursday, June 17). Speaking about why so many legendary rock musicians abuse drugs, Ted said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A lot of my musical heroes, some of the greatest, most talented, gifted people on the planet, ...

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Hyperdialect - HACKTIVIST

Sometimes the scenic route is the only available option. HACKTIVIST have a somewhat fractured history, with several false starts and interminable delays. After their first released material went viral, the UK rap-metal crew released a self-titled EP in 2012, before taking four long years to produce a full-length debut. After one triumphant European tour as ...

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STEVE HACKETT To Release 'Surrender Of Silence' Album In September

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio rock album, "Surrender Of Silence", on September 10 via InsideOut Music. Steve has been working hard through lockdown and, for the first time, has completed two studio LPs for release within the same year. Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue "Under A Mediterranean Sky", ...

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TED NUGENT To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

Ted Nugent has confirmed that he is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording his new album for a tentative late 2021 release. Earlier today, the outspoken conservative rocker, whose last studio LP, "The Music Made Me Do It", came out in 2018, stated during a YouTube livestream (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Jason [Hartless, ...

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GENE SIMMONS: How PAUL STANLEY Came Up With KISS Band Name

In a new interview with WFSB's program "Better Connecticut", KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was asked how the band came up with its name nearly five decades ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I couldn't drive in my early 20s — I didn't start driving till I was 34, 'cause in New York you just ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Music Video For New Song 'The Paradox'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released the second single off their upcoming album, "The Nightmare Of Being", which will arrive on July 2 via Century Media Records. Check out the track "The Paradox" in a music video directed by Patric Ullaeus of rEvolver Film Company (ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR). ...

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A Better Dystopia - MONSTER MAGNET

If you're vaguely sensible and want a guaranteed good time sound-tracked by ear-smashing rock 'n' roll, rolling waves of HAWKWIND-style sonic debris and lyrics about monsters, sex and sex with monsters, Dave Wyndorf has been your man for three decades. Some may prefer the balls-out, go-for-broke cock rock of "Powertrip", others may favor the early ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH To Begin Recording New Album; 'The Way Of The Fist' LP To Be Re-Recorded For 15th Anniversary

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will enter the Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada in June to begin recording its new album for a 2022 release. Helming the effort once again will be Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, DISTURBED, IN THIS MOMENT and HELLYEAH, among ...

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TED NUGENT Praises FOX NEWS Anchor TUCKER CARLSON: 'What A Brave, Ass-Kicking, Wall-Destroying, Lie-Crushing Guy'

Ted Nugent has praised Tucker Carlson as "a brave, ass-kicking, wall-destroying, lie-crushing guy" whose program should be watched "daily." Nugent discussed Fox News' highest-rated anchor, who has been repeatedly accused of anti-immigrant and racist comments, during the May 11 episode of his Internet TV show "Ted Nugent's Spirit Campfire". Ted said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces New Keyboardist

CRADLE OF FILTH has announced the addition of keyboardist Anabelle Iratni to the band's ranks. Iratni, who previously played alongside CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth in DEVILMENT, as well as her own group VEILE, made her live debut with CRADLE OF FILTH on Wednesday (May 12) during the band's livestreamed concert. Anabelle joined CRADLE ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says ROBERT MASON Is 'Not Aligned' With Him And JEFF PILSON Politically: 'We Can Agree To Disagree'

In a new interview with "Pariah Burke's Hard, Heavy & Hair" show, George Lynch was asked about the overall lyrical message of the recently released sophomore album from his THE END MACHINE project, "Phase2". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have to answer that with a caveat. Jeff [Pilson; THE END MACHINE, FOREIGNER and ...

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ILL NIÑO Announces 'Ill Texas Familia' Summer 2021 Tour

ILL NIÑO will bring a dose of Latin metal to Texas this summer with the "Ill Texas Familia" tour, also featuring UPON A BURNING BODY (El Paso only), KING 810, INCITE, EVOLUTION EMPIRE and BORN IN BLOOD. Following the summer shows, ILL NIÑO will participate in Orlando's Warlando festival, supporting metal masters JUDAS PRIEST, and ...

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Officially Licensed 'Demon Monster' KISS Costume Now Available

Get ready to rock and roll all nite and party every day with KISS Replicas' latest release: the officially licensed Demon Monster KISS costume. You'll soon be driving us wild as you suit up as the fire-spitting demonic bassist. Inspired by Gene Simmons's legendary persona, this immaculately detailed costume is made with a thick outer ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 On Abuse Allegations Against 'Close Friend' MARILYN MANSON: 'It's Innocent Till Proven Guilty'

Wednesday 13 has commented on the abuse allegations leveled against his onetime tourmate Marilyn Manson, saying that Manson is "innocent until proven guilty." More than two months ago, "Westworld" actress Evan Rachel Wood named Manson as the previously anonymous abuser she referenced while testifying before the California Senate in relation to the state's Phoenix Act, ...

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